BXP 4×06 – Game Writing is Fiction Writing

Hello Bonus Babies, 

Today we sit down to discuss how preparing for games and adventuring writing can make you better at writing fiction. We talk plot points and beats, enjoying being surprised by outcomes, and using a similar structure to plan your story. 

This is a Rai heavy episode, so buckle up. 

Also discussed in the extended cut: several minutes of Rai making mouth sounds (someone’s into that, right?), fire emblem on main, Pennsyltucky, how is municipal softball not gay? and … let’s go girls 🙂

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/06/22/bxp-4×06-game-writing-is-fiction-writing/

BXP 4×05 – BXP Reads: Gun&Slinger

Hello Bonus Babies!

Monica and Rai picked up Gun&Slinger – a game for two players and a facilitator about playing a sentient, magical gun and its wielder in a strange, magic-torn world. It is extremely our shit. 

You can purchase it here

Bonus shenanigans as always in the extended cut 

Emergency editing (thank you thank you thank you) by Terry Robinson of Mage the Podcast. Check it out here 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/06/07/bxp-4×05-bxp-reads-gunslinger/

BXP Update: Troublesome and Expensive Nonsense

Hello all, 

BXP’s Rai is dealing with House Bullshit, which as the title says is Troublesome and Expensive. To help alleviate some costs, we will be hosting a Jackbox Party on Saturday, 6/5/21 from 7 to 9PM Eastern. This also means no episode until next Monday. 

Any donations of $5 (or more!) will get you first dibs on playing with us.
Join us on the Bonus Experience Discord: https://discord.gg/8Cv7VrN

Make your donations here: paypal.me/bonusexperienceput your Discord handle in the comments so we know it’s you. 

See ya Saturday! 

– M&R

BXP 4×04 – Games Need Conflict

Hello Bonus Babies, 

Monica and Rai sit down this week to discuss a critical feature of any game: conflict. What does this entail? Why is it so necessary? Does it have to be violent? We answer all these questions and more. 

Also discussed in the extended cut: The Omni Dice Bag, Con Laundry, Bein’ Stunky, and Airdropping Lewds Directly to Your Brain. 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/05/20/bxp-4×04-games-need-conflict/

BXP 4×03 – D & BXP’s Deep Dive: Let’s Talk Small Press

Hello Bonus Babies,

Friend of the show Danielle Lauzon joins us for a LIVE episode in which we discuss the ups and downs of being a small press publisher. This episode was live, so we are being heckled consistently through the whole thing. It’s extremely chaotic.
Also discussed in the feature-length extended cut: Is Exalted a burrito? Giving the audience nosebleeds, Amazon husbands, Highlander husbands, and tall women fighting.

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/05/05/bxp-4×03-d-bxps-deep-dive-lets-talk-small-press/

BXP 4×02 – BXP Reads: The Man and The Stag

Hello Bonus Babies,

Welcome to our first BXP Reads, a new thing we’re doing for Season 4. In today’s episode we read and review The Man and the Stag by Beau Jagr Sheldon. It’s a two-player. card-based storytelling game with some beautiful themes. 

The extended cut contains our usual chaos as Monica and Rai attempt to be professionals who know what they’re doing. 

If you’d like to buy the game, click here

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/04/19/bxp-4×02-bxp-reads-the-man-and-the-stag/

BXP 4×02 – BXP Reads: The Man and The Stag

Hello Bonus Babies,

Welcome to our first BXP Reads, a new thing we’re doing for Season 4. In today’s episode we read and review The Man and the Stag by Beau Jagr Sheldon. It’s a two-player. card-based storytelling game with some beautiful themes. 

The extended cut contains our usual chaos as Monica and Rai attempt to be professionals who know what they’re doing. 

If you’d like to buy the game, click here

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/04/19/bxp-4×02-bxp-reads-the-man-and-the-stag/

BXP 4×01 – Exalted is Gay

Hello Bonus Babies,

We’ve touched on this topic a little bit before but today we really wanted to delve into the subject: Exalted is a game dripping with queer themes. Monica and Rai bring their knowledge as literature people to the table to break down why Exalted is queer as hell (and you should play it). The discussion is chaotic and informative, as always. 

Also discussed in the extended cut: a few vocal warmups, cats and dogs living together, the depressing path to herd immunity and 80% more sound crimes than usual. 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/03/23/bxp-4×01-exalted-is-gay/

It’s Season Four, My Dudes

We’re back, Bonus Babies!

In this introductory episode, Monica and Rai give a hearty shout out and thank you to all our Patrons. We also run down what’s new for this season. We hope to see you at our live shows! To join our Discord, click here:  https://discord.gg/ptMnNRHWrG
If you are a Patron and Discord is not connected to your Patreon account, just let us know and we will give you the appropriate roles.

With love,

Monica and Rai

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/03/09/its-season-four-my-dudes/

BXP 3×19 – The Scion: Dragon Kickstarter Episode

Hello Bonus Babies, 

It’s here! Rai and Monica bring friend of the show and sometimes cohost Danielle Lauzon back to discuss the Scion: Dragon Kickstarter – a product all three of us worked on. 

This episode contains everything you want to know about Dragon, and our contributions. 

In the extended cut: NINTETY FULL MINUTES of Dragon content, plus throwing shade at Ch-ck N-rris, that uhhhhhhh attempted coup, no fly list schadenfreude and so so many Dragon spoilers. 

To back the Kickstarter, click here

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/01/20/bxp-3×19-the-scion-dragon-kickstarter-episode/