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+1 Forward is a show about roleplaying games using the Apocalypse Engine. We cover these games in play, and talk about the many flavors of games Powered by the Apocalypse. Each episode will have a discussion about mechanics, as well as an example of play.
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Mar 17, 2020

Rich interviews Brandon Leon-Gambetta about his game currently on Kickstarter called Pasión de las Pasiones.

Timecodes:
02:20 - Read a Sitch on using Custom Moves for Places and Situations
14:24  - Open Your Brain to Pasión
26:31  - Act Under Fire with Uno Mas!

Find the Pasión de las Pasiones Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bleongambetta/pasion-de-las-pasiones

Mar 13, 2020
Rach interviews Kevin Petker about his game currently on Kickstarter called Princess World.

Timecodes:
02:38 - Read a Sitch on using MC Moves to color a narrative
10:32  - Open Your Brain to Princess World
16:17   - Act Under Fire with Rachari the Warrior Princess

Find the Princess World Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1706590045/princess-world

Kevin's Itch store is here:
https://kpetker.itch.io/
Feb 27, 2020

Rich interviews Robert Bohl about his game currently in playtest called Demihumans.

Timecodes:
03:00 - Read a Sitch on  Session Structure
09:13  - Open Your Brain to Demihumans
20:06   - Act Under Fire with Plussy the Orc!

Find out more about Demihumans here:
https://www.evilhat.com/home/demihumans/

If you're interested in how it's played, check out this amazing AP!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX6IvtW_iF0&list=PLKn8FqxXQQzeGDNlvJxGDvIrBcsoMJfzP

Feb 11, 2020

Rach interviews April Walsh about her game currently in playtest called Thirsty Sword Lesbians.

Timecodes:
0:42  - Read a Sitch on Safety Tools
12:15  - Open Your Brain to Thirsty Sword Lesbians
21:27  - Act Under Fire with a Scoundrel as she faces the United Empire

Find out more about TSL here:
https://www.evilhat.com/home/thirsty-sword-lesbians/

Jan 27, 2020

Rach interviews new and seasoned designers about their newest PbtA designs while she's at Metatopia 2019.
Be warned, these game designs are not yet finished and not publicly available. Feel free to follow the designers and hear more!

Show Notes:
Noel Warford: An Angelic Bureaucracy
Twitter: @360noelscope
Itch: Noelwarford.itch.io

Joie Martin: Follow Me Down
Twitter: @drowningmoonrpg, @smallglassworld
DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12039/Drowning-Moon-Studios
Itch: https://drowningmoonstudios.itch.io

India Weston: Heartwood
Twitter: @HeartwoodRPG
Email: HeartwoodRPG@gmail.com

Alexi Sargent: Checkpoint Midnight
Twitter: @ClovenPineGames
Itch: https://cloven-pine-games.itch.io 
Checkpoint Midnight Mailing List: Bit.ly/CheckpointMidnightList

Amr Ammourazz: Between the Margins
Twitter: @ammourazz

Marissa Kelly: Airlock
Twitter: @MagpieOfficial

Jan 17, 2020

Timecodes
00:01:20 - History and development of Trophy
00:11:15 - Trophy Dark
00:13:51 - Trophy Gold
00:21:05 - Trophy Loom
00:25:17 - Kickstarter details

Links
Trophy Kickstarter Campaign

Jan 14, 2020

Rach interviews Josh Fox of Black Armada Games about his game Last Fleet, which is on Kickstarter NOW!

Timecodes:
3:50 - Read a Sitch on Better 1st Sessions
9:48 - Open Your Brain to Last Fleet
18:03 - Act Under Fire with Florence the harried engineer

Find the Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackarmada/last-fleet-rpg-lastfleetrpg?ref=dzx517

Black Armada Games can be found here:
https://blackarmada.com/

Jan 9, 2020
Rich interviews Vivien Feasson about his game Libreté, which is on Kickstarter NOW!

Timecodes:
02:58 - Read a Sitch on the frequency of tests or rolls in a PbtA game
09:39 - Open your Brain to Libreté
18:57 - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Libreté

Find the Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gmdk/librete-an-rpg-of-lost-children
Jan 2, 2020
Rach and Rich talk about the lessons they learned playing and running PbtA games in 2019, and they make their Gamer Resolutions for 2020.

Timecodes:
01:23 - Rich's Lessons Learned in 2019
05:31 - Rach's Lessons Learned in 2019 
16:04 - Rich talks about reskinning PbtA games for Star Wars
33:33 - Rich gives some tips on how he reskins PbtA games for new settings
37:42 - Rach talks about adjusting Monster of the Week for different tones
45:46 - Rich and Rach's 2020 Gamer Resolutions
Dec 12, 2019

Rach interviews Sam Tung and Sam Roberts about their action-packed adventure game Escape from Dino Island!

Timecodes:
04:11 - Read a Sitch on running and playing low-prep games
12:56 - Open Your Brain to Escape from Dino Island
23:27 - Act Under Fire

You can buy the game here:
https://samnite.itch.io/escapefromdinoisland

Nov 27, 2019

Rich and Rach interview Rich Howard and Richard Kreutz-Landry about their game Descent into Midnight, which is coming to Kickstarter in early 2020!
Third game designer Taylor couldn't make the recording, sadly.

Timecodes:
3:27 - Read a Sitch with Richard talking about being brave as an MC and trusting your players
9:33 - Read a Sitch with Rich H handling surprise  player-created pregens at cons
15:48 - Open your Brain to Descent into Midnight
31:59 - Act Under Fire

Check out the game here:
https://descentintomidnight.com/

The Masks episode of Whelmed Rich H mentioned:
https://crashingthemode.com/podcast/2017/6/21/masks-ap-relations-episode-01

Nov 21, 2019

During Gauntlet Con 2019, Rich moderated a panel with his co-host Rach and expert MCs Marissa Kelly of Magpie Games and Phil Vecchione of Encoded Designs.

Nov 11, 2019

Rach interviews Mikko Karttunen about his Renaissance-era PbtA game featuring intrigue, character drama, and a little bit of magic

Timecodes:
02:09 - Read a Sitch about player-driven game play
10:36 - Open your Brain... to Blightburg
21:23 - Act Under Fire with Rach 

Purchase Blightburg here (affiliate link):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/280214/Blightburg?affiliate_id=78493

Oct 30, 2019

Time Codes:
02:54 - Games Rich is playing
28:01 - Games Rach is playing
40:31 - Intro of second topic - mini-movie nights!
41:31 - Rach tackles BSG episode 33 through the lens of Night Witches
49:00 - Rich tackles 1981 movie Thief through the lens of The Sprawl

Oct 24, 2019

Rach interviews Daniel and Daniel from Dundas West Games about their Kickstarter edition of Ross Rifles.

Timecodes:
01:54 - Read a Sitch about actual horror vs. supernatural horror in RPGs
09:45 - Open your Brain.. to Ross Rifles
25:39 - Act Under Fire with Rach's Replacement and Daniel's Scrounger in the trenches!

KS link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dundaswestgames/ross-rifles

Oct 18, 2019

Rach and Rich continue Movie Night, a new series where we pair a movie and a PbtA RPG and talk about how you can watch the movie and improve your experience with the game. Our second pairing is Mad Max Fury Road and Apocalypse World 2nd Edition

Timecodes:
04:07 - Spoiler-less Fury Road plot description
07:54 - Apocalypse World overview
15:27 - Fury Road Spoiler Review!!!
16:03 - Playbook talk, where we assign playbooks to significant movie characters
27:16 - Gauntlet Con promo
28:00 - Playable scenes from the movie

Oct 2, 2019

Timecodes:
02:17 - Read a Sitch about protagonization in PbtA games
10:53 - Open Your Brain to Root the RPG
29:40 - Act Under Fire with Zola the Fox Ranger

KS Link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magpiegames/root-the-tabletop-roleplaying-game

Sep 23, 2019

Timecodes:
3:23 - Read a Sitch about running games for younger and older folks for their first time
11:40 - Open your Brain to Disposable Heroes
25:34 -  Act Under Fire with some Disposable Heroes and the Chaos-infused Shadow of What-Was-Once Draxus the Lich (no kidding)


KS Link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/disposable-heroes-0

Sep 9, 2019
Timecodes:
01:49 - Read a Sitch about Interpreting Games with more Creativity
07:41 - Open Your Brain to Don't Pay the Ferryman
14:25 - Act Under Fire with Plussy the Ork Harlequin

The cool ork picture Rich mentioned in the episode can be seen here:
https://twitter.com/BlakeRyanBatman/status/1158163461886529538

You can purchase Don't Pay the Ferryman on DrivethruRPG here (aff):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/235459/Dont-pay-the-Ferryman?affiliate_id=7849
Aug 26, 2019

Timecodes:
02:35 - Read a Sitch about employing improv in games
12:30 - Open Your Brain to Kult
30:35 - Act Under Fire with The Driver 

You can purchase Kult: Divinity Lost from Drive Thru RPG here (aff):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/259252/Kult-Divinity-Lost--4th-Edition-of-Kult-Core-Rules?affiliate_id=78493

Jul 30, 2019

Timecodes:
01:23 - Read a Sitch about exploring gender in PbtA games
09:29 - Open Your Brain to Turn
20:28 - Act Under Fire with Logan Lassiter

You can find Turn on Beau's Itch here:
https://briebeau.itch.io/turn

Or buy it on DrivethruRPG here:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/281964/Turn?affiliate_id=78493

Jul 9, 2019
Timecodes
01:38 - Read a Sitch on deities in gaming
14:11 - Open Your Brain to Demigods
26:39 - Act Under Fire with Plussy AND Violet!!!
 
Links
Demigods is on Kickstarter now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/demigods/demigods

You can check out the Quickstart here: https://demigodspbta.com/

Follow Jason Mills here: https://twitter.com/ItsProbablyOK
 

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Jun 24, 2019
Timecodes
03:18 - Read a Sitch on running mysteries in PbtA
14:08 - Open Your Brain to Hogwarts
27:02 - Act Under Fire with Curtis
45:34 - A peek at the Mystery system in action

Check out the game and download it FREE here:
https://www.hwrpg.net/

David's Patreon to support the development of future tabletop RPG projects. He's also begun designing his next (PbtA) game, Teens with Attitude. Find out about that, and support him here:
https://www.patreon.com/davidbrunellbrutman
May 14, 2019

Timecodes
04:25  - Read a Sitch about non-PbtA games
15:11  - Open Your Brain to Tome of Mysteries
27:11- Act Under Fire with Plussy and his... kid sister?!?!

Check out Steve Hickey's games:
http://stevehickeygames.blogspot.com/

You can pick up Tome of Mysteries here:
https://www.evilhat.com/home/monster-of-the-week-tome-of-mysteries/

May 10, 2019

Jason Cordova is joined by Agatha Cheng and Lowell Francis to discuss Hearts of Wulin, coming to Kickstarter May 14th! 

Time Codes
10:33 - Talking Mechanics
14:27 - Combat
22:04 - Elements and Playbook roles
40:49 - Kickstarter Details

Links

Hearts of Wulin
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/227140374?ref=817189&token=9812b9e7

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