Jul 7, 2017

Episode 32 - Made Men: World of Darkness Mafia [Reader’s Companion]

Mafia.jpgBK and Pete don their pinstripe suits and go to the mattresses to review World of Darkness: Mafia.  These Good Fellas discuss the themes of a good Mafia game, draw similarities between organised crime and the Masquerade, and consider whether the supernatural has any place in a setting like this.

In between chronicle ideas, you'll find a list of great movies, documentaries, and books as inspiration for Mafia-inspired stories, and some suggested old World of Darkness books to accompany this title.

Congratulations to Diesel_Van84 who won the first Midnight Express Story Seed Competition and recieves a voucher for Drivethrurpg.

You can add any information to the V5 forum thread here.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues or Stewart Wieck as we pause to pay our own respects.  Stewart's work inspired many a good tale and fired the imagination - his legacy of purple books will not easily fade.

The show notes links are (as promised) ready to rival the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings, so here we go:

Podcasts

Check our Affiliates, Blogs, and other Podcasts page. 

Gaming Books (please use the affiliate links to support the show)

Ascension's Right Hand, The Risen, Killing Streets, Project Twilight, Unknown Armies, Trail of Cthulhu, W20 Cookbook.

Movies & Documentaries

The Godfather, Good Fellas, The Sopranos, Gangs of New York, The Untouchables, The Departed, Casino, Cocaine Cowboys (by Billy Corben).

Other books

The Power of the Dog, The Cartel, Chasing the Scream, Donnie Brasco

See you in thirty!

Hosts: BK & Pete

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 16, 2017

Episode 30 - Dial ‘M’ for Metaplot

full-moon-2097326_1920.jpgAs the thirtieth episode rolls out, Beckett and BK are swept away in the swirling morass that can only be metaplot.

The dynamic duo discuss the role of metaplot in RPGs, and the oWoD in particular, offering their views on the successful narratives.

They close out by considering two aspects of metaplot from Vampire and Werewolf, with some alternate approaches to Assamites, Tremere, Stargazers, Ratkin, and Gurahl. Sadly there are no Hitchcock cameos in this episode.

Remember that we're running the first Midnight Express Competition [http://themidnightexpresspodcast.gamerz.co/topic368.html for details] and $20.00 to spend with our friends at Drivethrurpg could be yours! You have until May 6th to be in the running.

Hosts: BK and Beckett.

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Aug 3, 2015

Episode 16 Blood-Dimmed Tides [Reader’s Companion]

island-1956217_1920.jpgTake a deep breath before plunging into the Blood-Dimmed Tides, White Wolf's book of all things nautical.

BK and Pete are joined by Mike from the Darker Days podcast as they explore the oceans of the World of Darkness.

The books referenced in this episode are The Last Exodus and Blood-Dimmed Tides.

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Hosts: Adrian BK, Pete, and Mike.

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Jun 26, 2015

Episode 15 - Mummy 1st and 2nd Edition [Game line Spotlight]

the-witch-539683_1920.jpgThis month Beckett and BK explore the world of Mummy 1st and 2nd editions. 

After discussion concerning the nature of these immortals, the duo cover some of the major themes of both editions, how Mummies could be used in a game, and some tips for Storytellers wanting to use the Shemsu-Heru (or any other type of Mummy) in their game.  We'll cover Mummy: the Resurrection in a later episode. 

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The books we used in this episode were:

Coming up next: a Shard of Darkness from Changeling: the Dreaming, and a Reader's Companion episode for Blood-Dimmed Tides!

Hosts: Adrian BK and Beckett.

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Apr 1, 2015

Episode 13 - Midnight Circus [Companion Reader]

carneval-139252_1920.jpgThe Midnight Express will never be the same as our fearless host explodes onto the scene with special guests Bryce and Christopher to tackle one of the most infamous World of Darkness sourcebooks - Midnight Circus. It's an episode figuratively dripping with intrigue and humour as the dynamic trio reason through dangerous carnival traps, treacherous NPCs, and far, far too many fomorii.

You might pay for the whole seat on the Midnight Express, but tonight you only need the edge!

Listeners might also like Darker Days Radio Episode 63.

You can join us over at the community, via our Facebook page, or email us at midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.

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