BXP 3×18 – Danielle & Monica’s Deep Dive: Power Creep

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D is back for another episode as our synesthetic Rai Replacement while Rai was busy with the holidays. 

Together D & Monica talk about the phenomenon of power creep – from a player and a designer standpoint. Can it ever really be avoided? What can you do to prevent it? What’s the difference between incidental power creep and intentional? We discuss games we’ve played and games we’ve worked on as examples. 

In the extended cut: we roast some egregious examples. 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/01/04/bxp-3×18-danielle-monicas-deep-dive-power-creep/

BXP 3×17 That’s my Aesthetic

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Rai and Monica take a breather from intense topics to sit down and talk about the things that inspire us as creatives. We talk a LOT about anime and JRPGs but also lightly touch on some books, too. We chew a bit on why we resonate with these things, as well as talk at length about the plots of our favorite stuff, so… spoiler warning?

In the extended cut: thirty goddamn extra minutes of us discussing video games we’re playing right now.

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BXP 3×16 Cash 4 Games – the Industry and Payment

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When the disastrous IPR job posting broke news, Rai and Monica got together to discuss the discourse as well as the economic problems the industry faces. We talk at length about how the posting was honestly super creepy, but also the right way to pay people, as well as not having your love of the game exploited.
Also discussed in the extended cut: Snack Tower, ThinkBoards, Russian cookies, Blaseball, and the Tragedy of Invisible Sun.

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BXP 3×15 – The Catchup

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Rai is back!! We sit down to catch up with each other in an entirely unscripted episode. We meander from topic to topic, but discuss: Bluebeard’s Bride, Exalted Essence testing at Metatopia, Why You Should Never Do a Nuzlocke Run, and What Even is Blaseball Doing Right Now. 

Enjoy our joyful reunion!

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BXP 3×14 – Danielle & Monica’s Deep Dive: Let’s Talk Book Layout and Organization

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Danielle and Monica are back with another deep dive, this time discussing how to lay out and organize core books. We compare two editions of D&D and talk about how it presents information well… and also how it doesn’t. 
In the extended cut, we shoot the shit on how we might do this ourselves, and brainstorm a bit about how to present info in a beginner-friendly way. 
 
Also discussed: a pencil and some friends, and for real we can’t stop flirting. 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/11/09/bxp-3×14-danielle-monicas-deep-dive-lets-talk-book-layout-and-organization/

BXP 3×13 – Danielle & Monica’s Deep Dive: Social Mechanics

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Rai is managing a lot of real life stuff right now, so long-time friend of the show Danielle Lauzon has jumped in as a substitute host. We’re going to do a few-episode series where we delve deep into design topics. 

This is the first entry into the series. Monica got to play Bluebeard’s Bride and was very impressed by how its mechanics direct conversation. Monica and Danelle break down gothic horror, beautiful games, and social mechanics. 

Also discussed: fat cats, microphone slapping, we can’t stop flirting with each other.

In the extended cut: M & D do some systems design! 

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BXP 3×12 – Being Your Own Fan feat. Dixie Cochran

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You may have tuned in live for the chaos of this episode. If you missed it, here’s the edited version, for your enjoyment. We brought in Dixie Cochran, in-house developer at Onyx path as well as host of the Onyx Pathcast to discuss the ups and downs of being (or not being) a fan of something you’ve been contracted to work on. 

You can hear us on the Pathcast discussing a similar topic here

Also discussed in the extended cut: the LARP don’t STARP, Exalted: Monica Edition, and passing notes in official game documents. 

If you’re curious about Scion, you can listen to Monica run an AP of the Scion Jumpstart here. Also be sure to check out The Systematic Understanding of Everything to learn the basics of Exalted’s incredible setting! 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/09/28/bxp-3×12-being-your-own-fan-feat-dixie-cochran/

The Systematic Understanding of Everything: Trackless Region Navigation – What Is Creation?

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Monica and Rai are in deadline hell, and Margaret has disappeared again. Rather than leave you without an episode, here’s another Systematic Understanding of Everything episode for you to enjoy while we get ourselves back on track. 

So, we know what Exalted is, but where does it take place? Where did Creation come from? What kind of locations does it have? Monica and Chazz take you on a tour of the history of and geography of Creation and some of its more interesting denizens from beastmen to undead kaiju.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to The Systematic Understanding of Everything and learn the basics of Exalted’s incredible setting! 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/09/16/the-systematic-understanding-of-everything-trackless-region-navigation-what-is-creation/

BXP 3×11 – What’s in a Name? feat. Danielle Lauzon

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Friend of the show Danielle Lauzon returns as a Synthetic Rai Replacement. Together we talk about what to name your game – because a strong title is a reader’s first impression! The usual meandering nonsense happens, and we do a whole bit on “What this title sounds like” 

In the extended cut: like 30 extra minutes of us playing a game where we pick an existing title, and then redesign the game based on the impression it gives us. 

Don’t forget to check out D’s website:  https://www.daniellelauzon.com/ 

PS: Rai’s computer is fixed, so we’re back in action. Expect more live shows soon. 

Be sure to check out The Systematic Understanding of Everything to learn the basics of Exalted’s incredible setting! Look for it in your feeds soon. 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/09/03/bxp-3×11-whats-in-a-name-feat-danielle-lauzon/