Frank T's Liner Notes

Frank T's Liner Notes

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Welcome to Frank T”s Liner Notes where I, Frank T chat about what I’m up to with Print and Paste Tabletop Terrain, Techniques, Theory, and other things all Tabletop RPG related. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/frankt/support


Design Diary: June 10, 2019
Jun 18 • 14 min
This week I’m slowly getting back on track with time management, task tracking, and the need to journal and setting up specific times. Task tracking has made me realize my need for another organization tool for world and adventure creation is its World…
Design Diary: June 3, 2019
Jun 11 • 17 min
After a two week hiatus, the Design Diary is back! The muse has woken me out of a dead sleep with new inspiration. This week I’m creating a new game with and for my kids—I’m going back to middle School. Don’t forget to chime in, because your ideas make my…
I talk about The Carrot and the Stick
Jun 3 • 12 min
It was a long 4 day Memorial Day weekend for me and while I was offline hanging out with my family most of the time, the mice still played with the toys in the attic. In today’s microburst I talk about some fundamental ideas on GMing that really came to…
Frank T’s Design Diary Episode 3 - May 13, 2019
May 23 • 24 min
This week I talk more on my continuing struggles with time management and focus, being lazy, Sci-fi Tiles and maps, refining the new 2.5D style, and what podcast would be complete without an encouraging voicemail from the anchorite Cheerleader—The Happy…
Frank T’s Design Diary Episode 2 - May 6, 2019
May 23 • 25 min
Wow 3 weeks already! I hope you’re finding these entertaining. In this journal I talk about rough starts, limitations, overcoming the gravity of launching a project, new sci-fi tiles, and my frustration with not being able to keep focus on the tasks I…
I reveal my adventure writing secrets
May 17 • 20 min
In response to being asked to review a few adventures for some friends, I found myself reflecting on my own adventure design principles. Don’t forget to chime in, because your ideas make my ideas better! Contact me: MeWe: mewe.com/i/frankturfler Facebook:…
Frank T’s Design Diary Episode 1 - April 29, 2019
May 9 • 22 min
When I started my Anchor podcast one of my intentions was to use it as a way of updating patrons on my projects and reveal some of the thoughts that go into the creation process. I don’t know exactly how this will turn out, but I plan on posting these…
I start to talk about teaching my kids how to GM
May 1 • 12 min
Recently my daughter, who is 11 has approached me and asked to, for me to teach her how to be a dungeon master, of course I was excited, but that excitement was quickly followed by, “Wait a minute, how am I going to do this?” When I started my Anchor…
I ask, “How much information do I really need to run a successful adventure?”
Apr 12 • 12 min
I love using published adventures but one of the things that frustrates me about them is the amount of prep that I need to do when I’m getting ready to run a game, but for the most part, there’s a limited amount of information that you need for running…
I accept the Mad Map March challenge.
Mar 4 • 11 min
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I go green? No not THAT Green.
Feb 27 • 13 min
In today’s microburst I talk about recycling. I’m not “cheap”, I’m frugal, and today I am repurposing an old iPhone to record this microburst while on the road. As a result, I’m asking myself how much material is ok to reuse from one product to another?…
I start a micro review of a smart note-taking and collaboration app, Otter Voice Notes
Feb 14 • 10 min
In this Microburst I start a micro review of the Otter Voice Notes app. Otter is a “smart note-taking and collaboration app” that records your voice notes and conversations and also transcribes those notes for later use. Find Otter here: Otter Continue…
I answer voicemails.
Feb 12 • 21 min
In today’s microburst I catch up on some voicemails from Jeremy “frothsof” Smith, RFED, Spike Pit, Che Webster, Cody M., Ray Otus, Matt Jackson, and Logan Howard. Find me on: Patreon, MeWe, Facebook, YouTube, and RPGNow —- Support this podcast:…
I ask, “How do you capture lightning in a bottle?”
Feb 1 • 10 min
In today’s microburst I talk about my struggle with staying focused and how that affects my ability to create. I also start my quest to find tools that will allow me to capture my creative inspiration where and when it strikes. Tim Shorts and Gothridge…
Colin and I ask each other, “Fantasy Adventure Game or Role-playing Game?”
Jan 15 • 14 min
In today’s microburst Colin Green, AKA Spikepit, and I ask the question, “What is a Fantasy Adventure Game?” This is part 1 of that conversation. You can find part 2 on Colin’s podcast, Spikepit: https://anchor.fm/spikepit Find me: MeWe:…
we play Raiders of the Forgotten Treasure
Jan 13 • 14 min
In today’s microburst I play Swords & Wizardry Light with my kids. As a result of a comment from Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor, my son decided to finally after 4 years run the adventure he wrote when he was 7. This is part 1 of an actual play recording of…
I talk about some of the ideas I have in store for 2019.
Jan 3 • 12 min
In this microburst I talk about some of the ideas I have rattling around in my head for 2019. Find me: MeWe: mewe.com/i/frankturfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ YouTube:…
Special Presentation: Colin and Frank Talk About Stuff, Part 2
Dec 19, 2018 • 33 min
In part 2 we continue talking about bullet journals, procrastination, mental health, how thankful we are for Audio Dungeon Discord Community, and more stuff. Hear Part 1 where we talk about other stuff:…
I talk about adding a touch of class to 5e Light
Dec 10, 2018 • 18 min
In today’s microburst I continue with my 5e Light experiment by adding a touch of class. Find me: MeWe: mewe.com/i/frankturfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ YouTube:…
I continue to talk about 5e Light: Simplifying Races.
Nov 26, 2018 • 24 min
In today’s microburst I continue with my 5e Light experiment with a look at Races. You can find my son’s micro adventure, “Raiders of the Forgotten Treasure” here:…
I ask, “How quick can character creation be in 5e?”
Nov 14, 2018 • 16 min
In today’s microburst I set some ground rules for my 5e Light experiment and look at the basic creation in swords and Wizardry Light by Erik Tenkar and the 5e Basic Rules from Wizards of the Coast. Find me: MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/frankturfler Facebook:…
A Special Presentation—PlunderNotes!
Nov 8, 2018 • 47 min
It’s a Liner Notes special presentation—PlunderNotes! a freeform jazz odyssey of conversation between Ray Otus of the Plundergrounds podcast and me. No script, no outline, no agenda, just us two blabbering on and on for 45 minutes about RPGs, kids, and…
I talk about modular rules in game systems
Sep 28, 2018 • 18 min
In today’s microburst, I talk about modularity in game ststems Find me: Google+ : Frank Turfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAS_IBm-Z5WIwJhbNaB8xA/videos?view_as=subscriber Patreon:…
I ask, “What makes a game rules light?”
Sep 14, 2018 • 16 min
In today’s microburst, I talk about what makes a game “rules light”. Find me: Google+ : Frank Turfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAS_IBm-Z5WIwJhbNaB8xA/videos?view_as=subscriber Patreon:…
I ask, “How light can ‘rules light’ get?”
Sep 4, 2018 • 16 min
In today’s microburst, I talk about making a game “rules light” and taking a minimalist approach to game design. Find me: Google+ : Frank Turfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/FrankT RPGNow:…
I ask, “Can a tavern be a portal to other worlds?”
Aug 31, 2018 • 7 min
In today’s microburst, I talk about how I would use a tavern as a portal between worlds. Find me: Google+ : Frank Turfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/FrankT RPGNow:…
I ask, “Can a tavern be a dungeon?”
Jul 18, 2018 • 13 min
In today’s microburst, I talk about how I would use 5 room dungeons to create a tavern encounter. Find me: Google+ : Frank Turfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/FrankT RPGNow:…
we meet in a tavern
Jun 27, 2018 • 7 min
In today’s microburst, I talk about one of the oldest tropes in RPGs and how I can use taverns as part of the adventure and not just a starting point. Find me: Google+ : Frank Turfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ Patreon:…
I ask, “Can I run a brown bag West Marches campaign at work?”
Jun 11, 2018 • 11 min
In today’s microburst I talk about running a brown bag lunch campaign at work and the possible pitfalls that lie ahead. Find me: Google+ : Frank Turfler Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/FrankT RPGNow:…
I talk about more sci-fi maps and inspiration, part 1.
Jun 4, 2018 • 11 min
I ramble on about sci-fi terrain that is in the works and Dungeon World in Where I Find Inspiration, Part 1. Servants of the Cinder Queen: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/137011/Servants-of-the-Cinder-Queen?affiliate_id=450622 Dungeon World:…
I talk about Consistency, Influence, and Inspiration in Illustration
May 30, 2018 • 6 min
In today’s microburst, I talk about my love for paper miniatures and being frustrated with my lack of consistency in style. Paper minis: David Okum: https://www.patreon.com/okumarts Paper Forge: https://www.patreon.com/paperforge PrinableHeroes:…
I ask, “Have you ever been experienced?”
May 29, 2018 • 13 min
After much radio silence, I’m back with a longer microburst than usual. In this episode, I hop on the train of thought and reminisce about the success of the CritHit Experience and running convention game. For more information on CritHit 2018:…
I ask, “How do I compress 8-24 hours of adventure material down to 3?”
May 10, 2018 • 7 min
Phoenix Comic Fest is coming up and I have an adventure to run. When I wrote Heart of Darkness it was intended as a Sci-fi gothic horror dungeon crawl, now I have to take the best parts and run it in a 2.5-3 hour time slot. Can it be done? Sci-fi month…
I ask “2.5D or not 2.5D?”
May 10, 2018 • 7 min
2.5D or not 2.5D that is the question I have been asking myself these past few weeks. In today’s microburst I think out loud about the best wall and tile system for my game style. Sci-fi month continues with the 40% off sale on all sci-fi products from…
I use the Fourth!
May 6, 2018 • 3 min
May the 4th be with you always! The Sci-fi sale kicks off on May 6 and continues until the end of the month. http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/6221/Middle-Kingdoms-Adventure—Trading-Co Want to help support the podcast and get some nifty map and terrain?…
I introduce myself
May 3, 2018 • 3 min
The first episode of Frank T’s Liner Notes! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/frankt/support