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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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Dec 31, 2017

Time Codes
Question One: What sets being a player in PBTA apart from being a player in another system? Submitted by David LaFrenierre (01:51)

Question Two: What strategies and practices do you employ as a player in a PBTA game to set the other characters up for success? Submitted by Matthew Doughty (10:24)

Question Three: What should I be doing during other players scenes? Submitted by Rob Diebold (21:14)

Question four: How do you best engage Hx/Strings/Bonds/interPC mechanics? Submitted by Mischa Krilov (28:19)

Nov 30, 2017

Rach speaks with Melissa Lewis-Gentry, Jason Pitre, and Phil Vecchione about their in-development games!

Timecodes
Robot Cities (00:44)
Circles of Power (07:57)
Hydro Hackers (18:39)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Nov 15, 2017

For this special episode of +1 Forward, we present the audio from the "PbtA GMing" panel at Gauntlet Con 2017. The panel took place on October 21st. The participants were David LaFreniere, Lowell Francis, Rach Shelkey, and Michael X. Heiligenstein. 

 

Nov 1, 2017

Rach & Rich are talking about reactive MCing vs. proactive MCing.

Timecodes
Overview (00:36)
“The game is a conversation” (04:03)
The reactive position (07:47)
The proactive position (12:43)
Stepping back (17:50)
Being engaged (18:55)
Closing thoughts (25:40)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Oct 4, 2017

Rich welcomes Erika Chappell of Newstand Press to talk about Blackout: A Game of Civil Defence!

Introduction
Erika’s start with AW (00:34)

Read a Sitch
Restarting a failed campaign (03:20)

Open Your Brain - Blackout: A Game of Civil Defence
Overview (11:19)
Breaks (13:42)
Press On move (16:00)

Act Under Fire
Plussina (17:21)
Size Up the Situation (19:04)
Through the window (20:43)
Press On (23:04)
Take Charge (26:21)

Links
Buy Blackout: A Game of Civil Defence
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/217595/BLACKOUT--A-Game-of-Civil-Defence

Sep 20, 2017

Rich & Rach are talking about MC Principles.

Timcodes
(00:50) Principles
(06:25) Genre and Urban Fantasy
(28:31) GM Fiat?
(30:37) Highlighting some particularly powerful Principles

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 23, 2017

Rich sits down with Adrian Thoen, author of Impulse Drive!

Introduction
Adrian’s start with PbtA games (00:22)

Read a Sitch
Improv play (02:00)

Open Your Brain - Impulse Drive
Overview (10:14)
Advantage/Disadvantage (14:10)
Other new features (15:00)
The ship (17:20)
Into the Abyss and The Abyss Stares Back (18:15)

Act Under Fire
Love letter (20:40)
Jan1ce (23:20)
The Heterodox (27:19)

Links
Impulse Drive preview
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/190933/Impulse-Drive-Preview?

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 9, 2017

Read a Sitch - Porting the Pocalypse
Overview (00:47)
The game is a conversation (03:45)
Consequences to actions (05:05)
Moves snowball (09:55)
Countdown Clocks (13:06)
Be a fan of the characters (15:48)
What do you do? (23:00)
Principles (25:45)
Sometimes disclaim decision-making (30:00)
Manipulation moves (35:21)
Ask provocative questions and build on the answers (39:02)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Music used for the QCC promo:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Advent_Chamber_Orchestra/Selections_from_the_November_2006_Concert/Advent_Chamber_Orchestra_-_04_-_Handel_-_Entrance_to_the_Queen_of_Sheba_for_Two_Oboes_Strings_and_Continuo_allegro

Music used for the Gauntlet Con promo: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Artofescapism/Sound_Forest_Atmospheric_Tracks/Infiltration_of_Toy_Dungeon

Jul 26, 2017

Rich is joined by Jay Iles from UFO Press

Introduction
Jay's start with PbtA (00:42)

Read a Sitch
“Splitting the party” (02:52)

Open Your Brain - Legacy: Life Among the Ruins 2E
Overview (07:53)
Playing factions vs playing characters (10:00)
Ages (13:19)
Differences with Legacy 1E (14:47)
Differences with AW (18:50)
Find Common Ground move (22:50)

Act Under Fire
Unit +1F (25:40)
Interface with Technology (29:19)
Bunker (30:43)
“Where’s my husband?” (32:35)
“I’m sorry for your loss” (33:56)
Defuse (34:43)

Links
Legacy 2E KS
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1549920133/legacy-life-among-the-ruins-2nd-edition

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 11, 2017

Rich welcomes new co-host, Rach Shelkey!

Looking Back at Season 1
Rach’s start with PbtA (00:47)
Favorite episodes from Season 1 (02:14)

Read a Sitch
Porting one PbtA game into another (09:03)
Fan playbooks (17:05)

Links
Ennies Voting
http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 31, 2017

Rich welcomes game designer Christopher Grey!

Introduction
Christopher’s start with PbtA (00:34)

Read a Sitch
Exchanging harm (02:40)

Open Your Brain - The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth
Overview (06:44)
Character creation (07:34)
Wish Upon a Star (10:21)
Fill the World With Sunshine move (12:44)
Find the Beauty Within move (14:35)

Act Under Fire
Park creation (15:26)
Knight Realm (18:23)
Lucky (20:00)
Joust-a-matronic (21:53)
Go the Distance (26:27)
The King of Knight Realm (27:38)
Be Bold and Daring (30:22)
“There are very strict rules about jumping over strollers” (31:19)

Links
Happiest Apocalypse Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/greyauthor/the-happiest-apocalypse-on-earth-roleplaying-game?ref=hero\_thanks

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 10, 2017

Introduction
Fraser’s start with PbtA games (00:46)

Read a Sitch
Using songs to inform your story (03:41)

Open Your Brain - The Veil
Overview (10:29)
States (12:52)
The Abyss Stares Back move (16:24)
The Apparatus (18:42)

Act Under Fire
Plus01 (19:35)
Noodle shop (22:07)
Analyze (24:11)
Liquid delivery system (27:14)
Flechette submachine gun (32:04)
Joy (34:19)
Stasis (38:45)

Links

Purchase The Veil
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199467/The-Veil-Cyberpunk-Roleplaying-Powered-by-the-Apocalypse?affiliate\_id=78493

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 26, 2017

Rich welcomes Mark Plemmons from Brabblemark Press!

Introduction
Mark’s start with PbtA (00:36)

Read a Sitch
Bringing a new player into a new campaign (02:59)

Open Your Brain - MASHED
Overview (09:03)
The aftermath of combat (12:00)
Medical moves (16:06)
Stress & Conditions (18:28)
Anticipator (20:32)
Re-skins? (21:31)

Act Under Fire
Lt. Plussy (24:24)
Korean children (25:02)
Influence (27:37)
Eyeballing (29:05)
“She’s my moose!” (33:03)

Links
Purchase MASHED
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199282/MASHED-A-Korean-War-MASH-RPG?affiliate\_id=78493

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 5, 2017

Rich welcomes John Adamus to the show!

Introduction
John’s start with PbtA (00:23)

Read a Sitch
Subjecting your home group to evolving playtests (04:18)

Open Your Brain - Noir World
Overview (08:14)
GM-less (11:48)
Modularity (14:38)
Textual support for a noir feel (18:08)
Hook system (21:12)
Moves (22:44)
One-shots (24:48)
Patsy move (26:05)

Act Under Fire
Mr. Plusser (28:48)
Joey (31:22)
Fight It Out (33:04)
Good cop (34:15)
Meanwhile… (36:14)

Links
Noir World KS
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1445915536/noir-world?ref=nav\_search

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 19, 2017

Rich is joined by Marshall Miller of Fine Mess Games!

Introduction
Marshall’s start with PbtA games (00:33)

Read a Sitch
PbtA PbP (01:58)

Open Your Brain - The Warren
Overview (07:44)
Making the rabbits unique (09:56)
Retire move (11:10)
Panic (12:19)

Act Under Fire
Plussy (14:22)
Establishing questions (18:25)
The gardener (19:58)
Hide (24:03)
Retire (28:40)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 2, 2017

Rich is joined by Nathan Paoletta of NDP Design!

Introduction
Nathan’s start with PbtA games (00:35)

Read a Sitch
Handling drop-in/drop-out play (02:56)

Open Your Brain - World Wide Wrestling
Overview (07:09)
The Imaginary Viewing Audience (10:16)
Managing currencies (11:36)
Run-in move (16:02)

Act Under Fire
The Mighty Plus (19:02)
Backstage promo (20:17)
Ring entrances (26:50)
Match start (31:50)
Reverse the hold (34:52)
Chase him (37:30)
Botch (39:36)
Booking (40:50)

Links
World Wide Wrestling
http://ndpdesign.com/wwwrpg/

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 16, 2017

Rich welcomes Mark Richardson of Green Hat Designs!

Introduction
Mark’s start with PbtA games (00:23)

Read a Sitch
Sustaining long-term play (01:23)

Open Your Brain - Headspace
Overview (09:39)
Art direction & philosophy (13:28)

Act Under Fire
Plussy (17:53)
Snake & Helo (20:45)
Grief (22:18)
Twitch (24:45)
Improvised moves (27:25)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 29, 2017

Rich welcomes Chris Longhurst from Certain Death Publishing!

Introduction
Chris’s start with PbtA (00:26)

Read a Sitch
The feeling of “doing it wrong” (01:54)

Open Your Brain - Pigsmoke
Overview (09:11)
Advantage & Disadvantage (11:05)
Character builds (12:30)
My Door is Always Closed move (14:11)
A Very Efficient Monster move (15:05)

Act Under Fire
Dr. Plussie (16:58)
Rampaging ghosts (18:05)
The Pigsmoke Library (19:37)
Eric Chevalier (22:12)
Schmooze (25:11)
Library ghost (27:56)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 18, 2017

Rich is joined by Davide Pignedoli!

Introduction
Davide’s start with PbtA (00:23)

Read a Sitch
Following the Agendas & Principles (01:37)

Open Your Brain - City of Judas
Overview (06:35)
Advantage die (10:37)
Counters & Conditions (12:35)
Harm moves (16:45)

Act Under Fire
Plussillius (18:13)
Hell hound (19:34)
Engage in Battle (21:37)
Inflict Harm (24:26)
Health Counter (28:10)
Finish Him! (29:58)

Links
Purchase City of Judas
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150754/City-of-Judas?affiliate\_id=78493

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 1, 2017

Rich welcomes Steve Wallace to the show!

Introduction
Steve’s start with Apocalypse World (00:28)

Read a Sitch
World creation in a Con game (01:58)

Open Your Brain - No Country for Old Kobolds
Overview (06:43)
Some differences with AW (09:10)
Fuck you, we have a BLANK (13:29)
Tribal Knowledge (14:43)

Act Under Fire
Plussikar (15:26)
The Luchadwarves! (17:35)
A Battle of Riddles (20:22)
Wit & Verve (24:05)
Death Tokens (26:37)

Links
Purchase No Country for Old Kobolds
http://nocountryforoldkobolds.com

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG and @Plus1FWD

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