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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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Nov 19, 2020

Rich interviews Jessica and Ruth of Five Wits Press about Super Destiny High School Rumble!! an anime-inspired PbtA game. 

Timecodes:
0:01:11 - Read a Sitch about MCing when the players keep rolling those 10+s
0:08:30  - Open Your Brain to Super Destiny High School Rumble!!
0:16:46  - Act Under Fire with Tatsu and Hifumi

Purchase Super Destiny High School Rumble!! on DriveThru RPG (aff):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/280669/Super-Destiny-High-School-Rumble?affiliate_id=78493

Five Wits Press website:
https://thefivewitsp

Nov 5, 2020
Rach and Rich interview Mark Diaz Truman of Magpie Games about Urban Shadows 2nd edition!

Timecodes:
0:02:29 - Read a Sitch about PVP in PbtA games
0:16:13  - Open Your Brain to Urban Shadows 2nd Edition
0:29:47  - Act Under Fire with Curtis Scanlon the Wizard

You can find US 2E on KS now:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magpiegames/urban-shadows-second-edition
Nov 2, 2020
Rach and Rich host a live Q&A episode at Gauntlet Community's Open Gaming Weekend in October 2020!

Timecodes:
0:02:41 - What we miss most about in-person gaming cons?
0:07:56 - Ever increased the odds to create tragedy? 
0:15:52 - Which is your favorite move? Why?
0:23:09 - What was the most disappointing move in play?
0:27:44 - What's the best 'fight/confrontation resolution' mechanic?
0:34:41 - What's a genre great for PbtA that nobody has tackled yet?
0:38:58 - When does PBTA shine? When does it fail the group?
0:43:33 - What are the most interesting mechanics or concepts to bring back into “baseline” PbtA games from offshoot systems like Forged in the Dark or Belonging Outside Belonging?
0:48:28 - Do you prefer detailed moves as in most PbtA games or a streamlined approach as in World of Dungeons?
0:52:33 - What has been the most positive and most negative shift in gaming you’ve seen in the last decade?
Oct 8, 2020

Rach and Rich reflect on their Summer Series of BOB games. 

Timecodes:
0:04:30 - What aspects of BOB most surprised us
0:07:51 - Which aspects we found underwhelming
0:16:37 - Advice we offer for first time BOB players
0:21:40 - Thoughts on Setting Elements as MC Tools
0:32:45 - Idle Dreaming
0:39:30 - Final Thoughts on BOB and PbtA

Sep 28, 2020
Now that summer is "officially over", Rach and Rich finish their Summer Series of BOB game features. This series has covered games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This seventh episode features Sam Zimmerman of Typhos Games.

Timecodes:
0:02:06 - Spend a Token... to hear Sam talk about the impact of the "Kill Someone" move on games
0:10:55  - You Also Play As The... person learning about Révolution
0:21:35 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Révolution

You can find Révolution here:
https://typhosgames.itch.io/revolution
Sep 9, 2020
Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This sixth episode features Josh Fox of Black Armada Games

Timecodes:
0:01:37 - Spend a Token... to hear 
0:08:19  - You Also Play As The... person learning about  Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars
0:25:27 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars

Purchase Flotsam here (affiliate link):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/268658/Flotsam-Adrift-Amongst-the-Stars?affiliate_id=78493
Aug 27, 2020

Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This fifth episode features Luke of Games from the Wildwood.

Timecodes:
0:01:48 - Spend a Token... to hear Luke talk about Setting Elements and Moves
0:11:34  - You Also Play As The... person learning about Grand Guignol
0:18:24 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Setting Elements in Grand Guignol


Luke's Itch store can be found here:
https://gamesfromthewildwood.itch.io/

Luke is part of the podcast Feelings First:
https://soundcloud.com/feelingsfirst

Aug 11, 2020

Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This fourth episode features Jay Dragon of Possum Creek Games.

Timecodes:
0:01:48 - Spend a Token... to hear Jay talk about Idle Dreaming
0:07:58 - You Also Play As The... person learning about Wanderhome (and Moomin)
0:17:02  - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Wanderhome

Wanderhome's KS page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jdragsky/wanderhome

Jay Dragons's Itch store:
https://jdragsky.itch.io/

Jay's Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/jdragsky

Jul 27, 2020

Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This third episode features Jammi of Sword Queen Games.

Timecodes:
0:01:28 - Spend a Token... to hear Jammi talk about GMs in a BOB game
0:14:53   - You Also Play As The... person learning about Balikbayan
0:27:38  - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of BALIKBAYAN with Kidlat the Aswang and Dixon the Santelmo.


Sword Queen Game's Itch store can be found here:
https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/

Jul 9, 2020

Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This second episode features Riley Rethal, creator of Venture.

Timecodes:
0:02:03 - Spend a Token... to hear Riley discuss Idle Dreaming
0:08:21  - You Also Play As The... person leaning about Venture
0:15:43 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Venture's character creation and a setting element


Riley's Itch store can be found here:
https://metagame.itch.io/

Jun 24, 2020

Rach and Rich kick off their first Summer Series. This series will cover games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This first episode features Avery Alder, creator of Dream Askew, the first BOB game.

(we even renamed the segments!)

Timecodes:
0:01:19 - Spend a Token... to hear Avery talk about the history and design goals of Dream Askew
0:12:59  - You Also Play As The... person leaning about Dream Askew
0:21:56 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Dream Askew's setting creation


Avery's talk on Designing in Dialogue With Other Games:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQr0d9nvSEk

Jun 18, 2020

Rach and Rich bring on Paul Beakley of the Indie Game Reading Club blog to talk about his amazing article called Prep 2.0 (https://www.indiegamereadingclub.com/indie-game-reading-club/prep-2-0/) and using Clocks in PbtA games!

Timecodes:
0:01:35 - Read a Sitch 
0:14:28  - Open Your Brain to Prep 2.0
0:20:06 - It's all about Clocks!

The IGRC blog:
https://www.indiegamereadingclub.com/

Paul's Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/igrc/posts

Jun 4, 2020
Rich interviews Sam Sorensen about Rust Hulks, his game about playing space truckers in a grimy science-fiction future.

Timecodes:
0:02:24 - Read a Sitch about PbtA game structures and third party supplements
0:14:28  - Open Your Brain to Rust Hulks
0:25:26  - Act Under Fire with Captain Plus One

You can purchase Rust Hulks here (aff):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/300564/Rust-Hulks?affiliate_id=78493

Sam's Twitter handle:
https://twitter.com/headofthegoat
May 19, 2020

Rach and Rich interview David Brunell-Brutman about his game about 1990's action with Teens with Attitude.

Timecodes:
0:01:46 - Read a Sitch about what it means to Play to Find Out
0:13:19  - Open Your Brain to Teens With Attitude
0:23:33  - Act Under Fire with Chris and Lance

Find the Teens With Attitude Quickstart here: teenswithattitude.com
David's Patreon: patreon.com/davidbrunellbrutman
David's Instagram: instagram.com/david.brunellbrutman

May 4, 2020

Rach and Rich continue Movie Night, our 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 third pairing is Star Wars: Rogue One and Impulse Drive

Timecodes:
02:02 - Spoiler-less Rogue One plot description
06:03 - Impulse Drive overview
12:38 - Rogue One Spoilery Chat!!!
17:09 - Playbook talk, where we assign playbooks (Archetypes) to significant movie characters
29:33 - Playable scenes from the movie
45:00 - Rach breaks down an NPC movie character with Impulse Drive mechanics

Star Wars - Rogue One can be found on Disney+.

You can purchase Impulse Drive here (aff):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/279561/Impulse-Drive?affiliate_id=78493

A discussion on hacking Story Games to Star Wars from the Gauntlet forum:
https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com/t/playing-star-wars-in-story-game-systems/4449

Apr 23, 2020

Rich and Rach talk about ways to get in some PbtA gaming during social distancing measures.

Timecodes:
00:13:36 - Duet Gaming with a local partner or roommate
00:20:09 - Things to consider with PbtA Games to run them as a Duet Game
00:32:25 - Gaming at home (with kids)
00:38:05 - Gaming Online with video conference rools
00:51:02 - RPG Play-by-Post (on forum or the like)
00:56:04 - RP by Chat (irc, Discord, or Slack)

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
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