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Frank T's Liner Notes

42 EpisodesProduced by Frank TurflerWebsite

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

42 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Design Diary Oct 2, 2019 - "The Digital Design Diary of a Middle School Freak

October 17th, 2019

22:55

This week's Design Diary is going to be a little bit of a change of pace. I had the opportunity this weekend to sit down and play with the Diary of a …

Design Diary Sept 24, 2019 - "Ultimate Dungeon Terrain?"

October 3rd, 2019

16:55

For as long as I've had my Patreon I've been very focused on creating papercraft terrain and encounter maps, so much so that rarely was I making any 3-D terrain. And if I was making 3-D terrain it was mostly stuff that …

Design Diary Sept 10, 2019 - "Creative Breakthrough"

September 19th, 2019

13:34

How do you deal with creative block?
Writer's block, artist's block, Is there such a thing as "terrain crafter's block"?
For several months now I feel like I've been floundering. I know some part of that is just analysis …

Design Diary Sept 4, 2019 - "Black & White"

September 12th, 2019

10:34

Sometimes things aren't always black and white, sometimes they are.

In this Design Diary, I talk about why I feel it's important to maintain a dialogue with the people who support my work.

I was working on those new, …

The one where I ask, "What makes a good starter set?"

September 3rd, 2019

8:36

Today as I was listening to the latest "into the Pit" episode from Spike pit, I found myself asking, "What makes a good starter set?" 


Don't forget to chime in, because your ideas make my ideas better! 

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Design Diary August 27, 2019: "I'm not dead yet!"

August 29th, 2019

15:35

I feel like it's been a really long summer break. And unfortunately, it's not the type of break where I got a vacation. It's been a while since I've done any kind of audio journal, summer has been a lot more busy than …

Design Diary: June 10, 2019

June 18th, 2019

14:10

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 …

Design Diary: June 3, 2019

June 11th, 2019

16:45

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 …

The one where I talk about The Carrot and the Stick

June 3rd, 2019

11:50

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 …

Frank T's Design Diary Episode 3 - May 13, 2019

May 23rd, 2019

24:11

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 …

Frank T's Design Diary Episode 2 - May 6, 2019

May 23rd, 2019

24:56

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 …

The one where I reveal my adventure writing secrets

May 17th, 2019

19:45

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: …

Frank T's Design Diary Episode 1 - April 29, 2019

May 9th, 2019

22:14

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 …

The one where I start to talk about teaching my kids how to GM

May 2nd, 2019

12:19

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 …

The one where I ask, "How much information do I really need to run a successful adventure?"

April 12th, 2019

12:19

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 …

The one where I accept the Mad Map March challenge.

March 5th, 2019

10:53

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The one where I go green? No not THAT Green.

February 27th, 2019

12:43

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 …

The one where I start a micro review of a smart note-taking and collaboration app, Otter Voice Notes

February 14th, 2019

10:35

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 …

The one where I answer voicemails.

February 12th, 2019

21:18

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

The one where I ask, "How do you capture lightning in a bottle?"

February 1st, 2019

9:40

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 …

The one where Colin and I ask each other, "Fantasy Adventure Game or Role-playing Game?"

January 15th, 2019

14:32

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 …

The one where we play Raiders of the Forgotten Treasure

January 13th, 2019

14:33

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 …

The one where I talk about some of the ideas I have in store for 2019.

January 3rd, 2019

12:34

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

December 19th, 2018

33:22

In part 2 we continue talking about bullet journals, procrastination, mental health, how thankful we are for Audio Dungeon Discord Community, and …

The one where I talk about adding a touch of class to 5e Light

December 10th, 2018

17:43

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:

The one where I continue to talk about 5e Light: Simplifying Races.

November 26th, 2018

24:04

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:

The one where I ask, "How quick can character creation be in 5e?"

November 14th, 2018

16:12

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 …

A Special Presentation—PlunderNotes!

November 8th, 2018

47:04

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 …

The one where I talk about modular rules in game systems

September 28th, 2018

18:34

In today's microburst, I talk about modularity in game ststems

Find me:
Google+ : Frank Turfler
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiddleKingdomsAdventure/

The one where I ask, "What makes a game rules light?"

September 14th, 2018

15:56

In today's microburst, I talk about what makes a game "rules light".

Find me:
Google+ : Frank Turfler
Facebook:

The one where I ask, "How light can 'rules light' get?"

September 5th, 2018

16:21

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 …

The one where I ask, "Can a tavern be a portal to other worlds?"

August 31st, 2018

7:18

In today's microburst, I talk about how I would use a tavern as a portal between worlds.

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The one where I ask, "Can a tavern be a dungeon?"

July 18th, 2018

12:56

In today's microburst, I talk about how I would use 5 room dungeons to create a tavern encounter.

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The one where we meet in a tavern

June 27th, 2018

7:15

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 …

The one where I ask, "Can I run a brown bag West Marches campaign at work?"

June 12th, 2018

10:52

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:

The one where I talk about more sci-fi maps and inspiration, part 1.

June 4th, 2018

10:53

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:

The one where I talk about Consistency, Influence, and Inspiration in Illustration

May 30th, 2018

6:27

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:

The one where I ask, "Have you ever been experienced?"

May 29th, 2018

13:34

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 …

The one where I ask, "How do I compress 8-24 hours of adventure material down to 3?"

May 10th, 2018

6:44

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 …

The one where I ask "2.5D or not 2.5D?"

May 10th, 2018

7:32

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 …

The one where I use the Fourth!

May 6th, 2018

3:21

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 …

The one where I introduce myself

May 3rd, 2018

2:43

The first episode of Frank T's Liner Notes!

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