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CROSSING DARKNESS EPISODE 4: So many LARPs!

April 7th, 2018

Welcome back to another episode of Crossing Darkness.  Today Moto Rory and Frozen Fallout sit down and talk about the LARPs Frozen Fallout has been visiting for the past month.  Moto Rory starts out with some general questions and then they move back in time to review the Underground Theater, One World by Night and Second Act LARPs.

 

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CROSSING DARKNESS EPISODE 3: RICK HEINZ TURNS THE TABLES

March 31st, 2018

Join Josh for an interview with Rick Heinz starting off with a leading question of ”What have you done in the Gaming World?”.  Rick explains he is the developer of the game setting 7th Age and has written a book for his setting, you can also get his book on Audible.com.  He also writes the GM tips articles for Geek and Sundry.

 

They then get into what their favorite games are to run.  Shadowrun was number one on the list due to how easy the setup for players is and how you can run a fun oneshot when needed.  Eclipse Phase is also one of Rick's favorite systems as it has drastically changed his GMing style. Interestingly Rick currently is running a 5th Ed D&D game set in his 7th Age setting, even though, like Josh, he had in the past sworn off the D&D.  Wraith is also talked about and seemed to be a passion for both Josh and Rick.

 

Rick then turns the tables on Josh and asks him how he has been liking the org LARPs he is attending. Leading them into a conversation about how LARPs can improve their new player experience. The basics being to put a spotlight on your new players, giving them a dedicated ST and make their actions felt.  Rick and Josh both run their own creation that merged Tabletop and LARP. Madison Under Siege and 7th Age,  although different in many aspects, would seem to have been built from the same creative vein.

 

Josh and Rick then talk about some tips for players.  Josh feels that players should try and leave fear at the door and jump right into the fun.  Rick suggests that players have conviction in what they do and make sure you have fun with what you are doing.  Sidenote for all, as GMs need to read their players, players need to also read their GMs. Make sure everyone is having fun and believe it or not you will have fun.

 

They then dream of the things they would love to do, if they could do anything in the world of gaming!

 

The Ep wraps up by giving a few tips for writers and podcasters on how to get off the ground.

 

Special Shout out to Midnight Express Podcast, Rick Heinz, Midwinter Convention, Onyx Path, Second Act, and White Wolf creator of the World of Darkness

 

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- Host: Josh

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Crossing Darkness Episode 2: Midwinter Remembered

March 24th, 2018

Join Josh and Mike as they take you down memory lane and explore their journey of Midwinter.  They jump right into their experience finding and signing up for Midwinter. They then go over the different events they attended at the convention starting Thrusday and give you a day by day break down.

 

They start off on Thursday with Midwinter's Gaming Industry and how cool it was to meet people who are working in the Gaming Industry.  They then talk about the Q&A with Onyx Path and how awesome it was to attend a round table with the CEO and some of the developers.

 

That wrapped up Thursday and on to Friday they talk about their meeting with Rick Heinz and the Panel they attended called Storytellers Guide to Not Sucking. They then made their way to the Exhibition Hall and give a small review on a geme they tested out called CAPERS created by Craig Campbell.  The end of their Friday night was wrapped up with a game of Werewolf: The Apocalypse LARP run by Second Act. They spend a good amount of time giving a review of the game from a Tabletoppers point of view and joining a LARP at a Convention.

 

Saturday and Sunday Mike and Josh spent time playing the Dread game and then wrapped up the Convention with the Wrecking Crew events, playing Changeling the Dreaming on Saturday night and Trinity on Sunday night.

 

Special Shout out to Midnight Express Podcast, Rick Hienz, Midwinter Convention, Craig Campbell, Onyx Path, Second Act, and the Wrecking Crew and everyone we played with over the Convention.

 

Please don't forget to follow and like us if you enjoy our episodes, Please feel free to leave comments and we really look foward to any feed back you can give us.  You can also join our Facebook Group and Follow us on the Madison Under Siege Facebook page, if you want to get updates on what events we are running and at what conventions we will be attending and just get our general updates that we do through out the year.  You can always contact us at MadisonUnderSiege@gmail.com 

 

Next week we have a few interviews and look forward to talking more about the World of Darkness created by White Wolf and how to cross the Meta of all the game lines and how to cross the streams of different games, like adding the Dread system into your World of Darkness game.

 

- Hosts: Mike and Josh

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Crossing Darkness Episode 1: The Crossing

March 17th, 2018

Mike and Josh start off their podcast series Crossing Darkeness with Episode 1: The Crossing.  This episode we will go over what Crossing Darkenss is about and talk about our event Madison Under Siege a game of 4 tabletop events all hosted in the same room.  A table for Vampire the Masquerade, Mage the Ascension, Werewolf the Apocalypse, and Hunter the Reckoning. We host these at Conventions like Midwinter, Origins, Gen Con and Game Hole Con.  We will also review a couple playable characters from our event.

 

The characters Leah Goodwin and Arlen Castor are looked into during this podcast.  Leah Goodwin used to be the Leader of the Mages of Madtown before her hidden secret of being a Nephandi came out.  The players were able to save the character since only a part of her soul had been corrupted.  Now she must deal with the morality of her past actions.  Arlen Castor is the Safety Director for the Hunter school in Madison. He may seem boring at first, but he more than makes up for it with passion. Passion for safety.

 

Please don't forget to follow and like us if you enjoy our episodes, Please feel free to leave comments and we really look foward to any feed back you can give us.  You can also join our Facebook Group and Follow us on the Madison Under Siege Facebook page, if you want to get updates on what events we are running and at what conventions we will be attending and just get our general updates that we do through out the year.  You can always contact us at MadisonUnderSiege@gmail.com 

 

Lastly I would like to thank Midnight Express Podcast for introducing me to the world of Podcasting and how being on his show inspired me to start my own Podcast.  I would like to thank all of our players who attended any of our Events! I would also like to give a shout out to Darker Days Radio, 25 Years of Vampire the Masqurade, White Wolf, DriveThruRPG and Onyx Path.

 

Hosts: Mike and Josh

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