Jul 29, 2016

Episode 24 - Project Twilight [Readers Companion]

The truth is out there!
BK hangs his 'I Want to Believe' poster, whilst Pete forages for a pants suit before opening an unauthorised investigation into 'Project Twilight'. Through the haze of Cancer Man's smoke, they unearth storytelling advice about keeping the mystery of the unknown, presenting investigation clues to players, fixing the Background: Favours (using LARP rules, no less), and Pete ambushes BK with the Background: Arsenal.

Our affiliate links are now working, so you can support the show by purchasing your own gaming books. Just use the links in any of our show notes to purchase the items at Drivethrurpg, and we'll receive a small portion of the sale (to put into a prize pool for listeners).

The books mentioned in this episode were

Project Twilight
Hunters Hunted
Hunters Hunted II
Trail of Cthulhu (Pelgrane Press)  
Delta Green (Arc Dream Publishing)

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The Forum is still down at the time of posting; Beckett is negotiating with the company doing the server migration to find out more.

Hosts: Adrian BK and Pete.

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Jun 9, 2016

Episode 23 - Commonplace books [Storyteller Advice]

Welcome back to another episode of the Midnight Express!  In this solo recording, BK uses H.P. Lovecraft's Commonplace book of the weird to develop plots for Wraith, Changeling, Victorian Age Vampire, Werewolf: the Wild West, and Werewolf: the Apocalypse.

As always, join the ongoing discussion at the forum, email us at midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com, and check out the latest podcast news at our Facebook page

Host: BK

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May 8, 2016

Episode 22 - The Skinner [Reader’s Companion]

BK and Pete use The Skinner as the basis for a discussion not only around the latest title to feature Samuel Haight, but also some ideas on integrating this infamous NPC with your chronicle.  They cover off on some story ideas, explore the motivations for Sam's obsession with wolf pelts, and offer some critique on the Skinner's hunting glories.

We also mention the excellent sourcebook Valkenburg Foundation which will be reviewed in a future episode.

As always, join the ongoing discussion at the forum, email us at midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com, and check out the latest podcast news at our Facebook page

Hosts: BK and Pete.
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Mar 12, 2016

Episode 21 - Dark Alliance: Vancouver [Reader’s Companion]

BK and Pete step into the neutral ground of Vancouver to explore the tenuous peace between Kindred and Garou.  They discuss the book in general, highlight some of the key locations and talk about how this setting (or smaller elements of it) could work in your own chronicle.

You can purchase your copy of Dark Alliance: Vancouver from Drivethrurpg.
We'll be back very soon with some other shows in the queue but in the meantime, drop by the forum, the Facebook page or send us an email.

See you in thirty!

Hosts: BK and Pete.
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Jan 9, 2016

Episode 20 - The Fool’s Luck [Reader’s Companion]

The hosts continue in the spirit of the Changeling 20 Kickstarter by devoting an episode to The Fool's Luck: The Way of the Commoner.  

The book is reviewed in detail and the hosts dwell on a few of their favourite societies, Treasures, and themes from the book.

Join us next month for a discussion on cross-over games with Dark Alliance: Vancouver.  In the meantime, drop by the forum, the Facebook page or send us an email.
The Halls of the Arcanum game can be found in this post.
Hosts: BK, Wendell_Burke, and Darling_Rose.
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Dec 17, 2015

Episode 19 - Knights of the Cold Watch [Shard of Darkness]

Changeling 20 is go!  The greatest event next to the release of The Force Awakens is celebrated with a Shard of Darkness.  Once BK and Wendell curb their enthusiasm for Daredevil, they discuss the Knights of the Cold Watch and using flashbacks in the World of Darkness.  

The Knights can be found in the Shadow Court sourcebook.
Stay tuned for a bonus Readers' Companion episode next week.
Hosts: BK and Wendell (Shard voiced by Darling_Rose)
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Oct 31, 2015

Episode 18 - A Fatal Addiction (or the plot writes itself) [Game Line Spotlight]

BK and Pete delve into the secrets of the second-class citizens in the Masquerade.  After establishing the role of the ghoul they explore archetypes (and how you can expand these to create interesting stories and conflict), providing more character to ghouls, and some ideas for all-ghoul chronicles.  They finish with a brief explanation of animal ghouls (crocodiles and panthers and piranhas - oh my!) and the possibilities they offer your game.

You can purchase Ghouls: Fatal Addiction here.
As always, join the conversation in the forum, via Facebook, or by emailing midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.

Next month there will be a Changeling themed Shard with Storyteller advice.

Hosts: BK and Pete.

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Oct 1, 2015

Episode 17 - Daughters of Cacophony [Shard of Darkness]

Episode 17 of the Midnight Express Podcast is now live.  BK and Beckett explore the murky origins of the Daughters of Cacophony and how to use them in a game (whilst offering some home-grown conspiracy theories), and the move onto the listener question 'how dark is your World of Darkness' (with a couple of tangents).


Hosts: BK and Beckett.
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Aug 3, 2015

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

Take 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.
Join us over the Forum, our Facebook page, or send us an email via midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.
Hosts: Adrian BK, Pete, and Mike.
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Jun 26, 2015

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

This 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.

Drop by the Forum, our Facebook page, or send us an email (midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com) with any feedback, ideas for new shows, or simply to chat about the old World of Darkness.
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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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