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/

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

Hello Bonus Babies, 

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

Hello Bonus Babies, 

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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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/12/21/bxp-3×17-thats-my-aesthetic/

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

Hello Bonus Babies, 

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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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/12/07/bxp-3×16-cash-4-games-the-industry-and-payment/

BXP 3×15 – The Catchup

Hello Bonus Babies, 

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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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2020/11/23/bxp-3×15-the-catchup/

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

Hello Bonus Babies, 

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/