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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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Jul 4, 2022

Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This second episode features Takuma Okada, creator of ​Stewpot: Tales from a Fantasy Tavern.

Timecodes:
00:01:21 - Setting Up
00:07:48 - The Challenge
00:14:30 - Playing the Game

You can find their games here: https://noroadhome.itch.io/

Jun 21, 2022

Rach and Rich kick off their third Summer Series. This series will cover games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This first episode features Meguey and Vincent Baker, creators of ​Mobile Frame Zero: Firebrands, the first Firebrands game.

(we even renamed the segments!)

Timecodes:
00:02:03 - Setting Up
00:13:14 - The Challenge
00:31:06 - Playing the Games

You can find their games here: https://lumpley.games/

Meguey's "talking to people" writing was found here: https://twitter.com/NightSkyGames/status/1425890164975575047

Support +1 Forward and the rest of the Gauntlet Podcast Network at The Gauntlet Patreon

Jun 15, 2022

Rich and Rach are bringing you something altogether NEW!
It's a miniseries of Actual Play, where they bring on guest players Cody and Greg to play Apocalypse World: Burned Over version. Rich is the MC for this three-session series, and after each session of play, we'll have a post-play discussion together.

Tune in for opening scenes and our first post-play discussion
Time Codes:
00:03:47 - Character Intros
00:08:11 - Starting Move with Druben Ki
00:12:19 - Kyrie's Opening Scene
00:25:13 - Bantha Bren's Opening Scene
00:33:42 - Druben Ki and Kyrie Meet Up
00:45:58 - Session Ending Stuff
00:52:19 - Post Game Show starts
00:54:20 - Slice-of-life Beginning Chat
01:03:35 - The Bang Approach Chat
01:12:16 - Untenable Lives
01:14:09 - Parting Thoughts

Greg Gelder on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GroupSoliloquy
Cody Eastlick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CodyEastlick

May 26, 2022

Rich and Rach are bringing you something altogether NEW! 

It's a miniseries of Actual Play, where they bring on guest players Cody and Greg to play Apocalypse World: Burned Over version. Rich is the MC for this three-session series, and after each session of play, we'll have a post-play discussion together.

Tune in for the character introduction and Hx to kick things off.
Time Codes:
00:04:41 - Rach's character bio
00:06:05 - Cody's character bio
00:06:55 - Greg's character bio
00:08:23 - Druben's Hx
00:11:45 - Bantha Bren's Hx
00:15:49 - Kyrie's Hx

Greg Gelder on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GroupSoliloquy
Cody Eastlick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CodyEastlick

May 11, 2022
Rach and Rich bring back Paul Beakley of the Indie Game Reading Club to talk about scalability in PbtA games.

Timecodes:
0:04:32 - What's a Forever Game?
0:07:34 - Paul talks about Fellowship
0:29:27 - End Game in Improvements
0:30:09 - Improvements Never Taken
0:32:12 - Monsterhearts Season Changes
0:33:09 - Urban Shadows Scaling
0:34:01 - The MC has no stats!
0:34:38 - But there are So Many Moves
0:38:17 - Paul discusses non-advancement incentives
0:43:27 - Recs for PbtA games that scale well

Paul's deep dive on Fellowship can be found here: https://www.indiegamereadingclub.com/indie-game-reading-club/fellowship-close-to-great/
Apr 22, 2022

Jonah Knight from Roll to Meddle talks to Jason Cordova about Brindlewood Bay, coming to Kickstarter April 26th!

Follow the Kickstarter campaign here.

Apr 19, 2022
Rach and Rich bring on Eva Terra to talk about their game Burning Hearts Forever.

Timecodes:
0:02:14 - Read a Sitch about cool Moves!
0:07:16 - Open Your Brain to Burning Hearts Forever
0:14:11 - Act Under Fire with a final battle against the Tyrant!

Check out Burning Hearts Forever on Eva's itch store: https://worstgirleva.itch.io/

You can find Eva on Twitter: @WorstGirlEva
Apr 7, 2022

Rach and Rich bring on Jason Peercy and Jason Ward from Accidental Cyclops to talk about their simple and gritty RPG officially based on the music of Faith No More.

Timecodes:
0:01:47 - Read a Sitch about Using Music in Game Sessions
0:11:18 - Open Your Brain to The Real Thing
0:19:27 - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Curtis in a very bad room

Check out the Kickstarter for The Real Thing here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonward/the-real-thing-rpg

You can find Accidental Cyclops here: https://www.accidentalcyclops.com/
or follow the game on Twitter @thingrpg
check out Games Mosingo's art here: http://mosingo.com/

Mar 22, 2022

Karen Twelves joins Rach and Rich to talk about her book currently on Gamefound - Improv for Gamers, 2nd edition!

Timecodes:
0:01:51 - Read a Sitch about Relationships in PbtA
0:09:14 - Open Your Brain to Improv for Gamers
0:22:58 - Act Under Fire with some Improv games!

Gamefound Info:
Gamefound preview page: https://tinyurl.com/IfG2ndEd
(give it a follow for some freebies!)
When it goes live on April 5, the campaign link will be https://gamefound.com/projects/evil-hat/improv-for-gamers

Mar 11, 2022

Rich and Rach bring on Kamala Kara of Far Horizons Co-Op to talk about their shonen battle manga tabletop roleplaying game.

Timecodes:
0:01:20 - Read a Sitch about Telling Stories during Combat Scenes
0:05:51 - Open Your Brain to Friendship, Effort, Victory
0:18:35 - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Curtis in the championship match

You can follow Kamara on Twitter @KamalaKaraA1
You can find FEV on the Far Horizon's itch page here:
https://far-horizons-co-op.itch.io/fev

Feb 24, 2022

Rach and Rich bring on Dusty De Leon of HellaBigWorks games to talk about their RPG about Small Town Heroics and Big Time Adventures.

Timecodes:
0:02:23 - Read a Sitch about Love Letters and Set Pieces
0:06:26 - Open Your Brain to Tendencies: Spirits and Glamour
0:15:16 - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Lamar

You can find more of Dusty's stuff on their itch page: https://hellabigworks.itch.io/
Find Tendencies on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/TendenciesG

Jan 31, 2022
Rach and Rich bring on Christopher Grey to talk about his modern gothic RPG Great American Witch.

Timecodes:
0:02:02 - Read a Sitch about PbtA and Failure
0:08:25 - Open Your Brain to Great American Witch
0:19:33 - Act Under Fire with the witches Chantell and Plussy going clubbing

You can find more of Christopher's stuff here: https://christopher.world/
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