Apr 16, 2017

Episode 30 - Dial ‘M’ for Metaplot

As 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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Feb 16, 2017

Episode 29 - It’s all in the reflexes, or Palace of the Jade Demon [Shard of Darkness]

In the latest Shard, Darling_Rose and BK find Big Trouble in the shape of the the Jade Demon (aka Lo Pan) from The Book of Chantries.  They discuss the history of the Jade Dragon, and how to use this Nephandi and his minions for Mage (with some ideas for Kindred of the East, Vampire, and Werewolf for good measure).  

The recommended books for this Shard are The Book of Chantries, The Book of Madness, The Thousand Hells, and The Book of Crafts.  Remember that any titles purchased through our affiliate links help out the show.

The message boards mentioned by Darling_Rose can be found here and here.  You'll also find the links over at the Forum post for this episode.

As usual, drop by the Forum, the Facebook page, or send us an email via midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.  Listener feedback is always appreciated, and we do acknowledge it on the air.

Next time, Pete and I suit up as wartime Consigliere to review a World of Darkness title and announce the first of our ongoing competitions - oWoD source books could be yours!

Hosts: BK and Darling_Rose.

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Jan 26, 2017

Episode 28 - The World of Darkness is… [Storyteller Advice]

BK and Wendell_Burke step onto the mean streets of the World of Darkness to explore notions of darkness in storytelling, hiding the supernatural, and the role of consequence.  This is the first in a series throughout 2017 to examine what the key concepts in the oWoD are, and how to evoke them at the table.

If you have any ideas for the list, post them over at the forum, email them to midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com, or post on the Facebook page.

See you all in two weeks for Episode 29, featuring a new Shard of Darkness!

Hosts: BK & Wendell_Burke 

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Nov 5, 2016

[Web Enhancement] The oncoming train - Wraith: the Oblivion

Following the earlier Platform Twenty-Six-Seven article, Rose and BK turn their attention to designing carriages for the Midnight Express.  Some general design principles are covered, and then three new carriages are given the old World of Darkness treatment.


Download the article at: https://kippersandjam.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/oncoming-train-part-two-wraith-the-oblivion-web-enhancement/ 

Nov 3, 2016

Episode 27 - White Wolf Magazine #40 [Storyteller Advice]

In this second solo episode, BK focuses on one article in White Wolf Magazine #40 - namely one on Blood Cults for Vampire: the Masquerade.

He breaks the article down, offers advice and background for creating cults in your own Vampire games, and discusses the motivations of would-be cultists to make it more challenging for your players.  As the community continues to rub off on him, there is even mention of cross-over games in this episode (without prompting).

If you'd like your own copy of this article, please visit our friends at Drivethrurpg using this link (every purchase helps the show).

As always, drop by the Forum, or our Facebook page to interact with the community, or send your emails to midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.

Host: BK  

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