BXP 04×10 – Build a Better One-Shot

Hello Bonus Babies,

In today’s episode we discuss the art of the one-shot, including: games that are suited for short play, how to MAKE a game suited for short play, and how one gets ideas for short games anyway. 

Also discussed in the extended cut: Rai’s Naughty Teeth, Delta-8 (legal in most states!!), Donuts, and some weird goop that came out of Monica’s throat. 

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source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/08/18/bxp-04×10-build-a-better-one-shot/

BXP 04×09 – BXP Reads: Dragonhearts

Hello Bonus Babies, 

Thanks to help from Mage the Podcast’s own Terry, we were able to release the episode today instead of delaying. Please thank Terry the next time you see him. 

In today’s episode, Monica and Rai read and review Dragonhearts, a Firebrands hack about playing shapeshifting dragons who fight and kiss. It’s everything Rai has ever wanted.

This was recorded live – we’re remarkably on topic despite being heckled. 

If you’re interested in buying the game, you can find it here: https://fractaldragon.itch.io/dragonhearts

To listen to Unplaytested, go here: http://www.unplaytested.com/episodes 

If you want to join us for live shows, join our Discord: https://discord.gg/bFTNjAqYen

Please support Terry and Mage the Podcast here: https://magethepodcast.com/

All this and more in the extended cut

source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/08/05/bxp-04×09-bxp-reads-dragonhearts/

BXP 04×08 – Rules for Smoochin

Hello Bonus Babies, 

In today’s episode, Monica and Rai tackle a subject near and dear to our weird, little horny hearts: romance in games! 

Despite that particular framing, we discuss how emotional conflict is important, and being emotionally intimate and vulnerable with other characters in your games can improve the experience.

Then, we talk about Thirsty Sword Lesbians. Like, a lot. 

All this and more in the extended cut

source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/07/22/bxp-04×08-rules-for-smoochin/

BXP 04×07 – June, In Review

Hello Bonus Babies,

Monica and Rai sat down in the “studio” with a bad case of the fuck-its so instead of talking irreverently about a design topic, we decided to talk about the month of June. 

 

…Not in the abstract, a lot happened to us this past month so we shoot the breeze about it. 

Also discussed: the beach trip we’re planning in November (that you’re not invited to), gentle ribbing of friend and colleague Neall Raemonn Price, and many ADHD traffic jams. 

No extended cut this week – this is basically a 40 minute cold open. 

source http://misdirectedmark.com/2021/07/06/bxp-04×07-june-in-review/

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

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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/