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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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Now displaying: 2022
Nov 1, 2022

The Darkened Threshold is a new podcast from The Gauntlet, coming in 2023! This is a sneak preview of the first episode; the show will launch with its own feed in late December. In the meantime, join us on The Gauntlet Discord server to discuss all things Brindlewood Bay & The Between.

Oct 26, 2022
​Rach and Rich reflect on their Summer Series of Firebrands games. 

Timecodes:
0:00:53 - Our First Impressions of Firebrands
0:05:58 - Which Firebrands games did we try out?
0:08:27 - What aspects of Firebrands most surprised us
0:14:11 - Which aspects we found underwhelming
0:23:49 - Advice we offer for first time Firebrands players
0:28:57 - Our Highs
0:34:00 - Our Lows
0:37:20 - Final Thoughts on Firebrands and PbtA
Oct 10, 2022

Rach and Rich bring on Rae Nedjadi to talk about their game Apocalypse Keys, which is crowd-funding on Kickstarter until October 11, 2022

Timecodes:
0:02:40 - Read a Sitch about The Promise of a Move
0:11:56 - Open Your Brain to Apocalypse Keys
0:22:09 - Act Under Fire

Check out Apocalypse Keys on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/apocalypse-keys

Find Rae's website here:
https://www.swordqueengames.com/

Sep 26, 2022

Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This seventh episode of the series features Rae Nadjadi, creator of ​Once More into the Void.

Timecodes:
00:01:30- Setting Up
00:07:53 - The Challenge
00:18:46 - Playing the Games

Find Once More into the Void here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Jagash/once-more-into-the-void

Sep 15, 2022

Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This sixth episode of the series features Tristan and Pete, creators of ​Superstars: Racing Icons.

Timecodes:
00:03:52- Setting Up
00:12:27 - The Challenge
00:22:39 - Playing the Games

Find Superstars: Racing Icons here: https://feelingfickle.itch.io/superstars-racing-icons
Follow Tristan on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/feelingfickle
Follow Pete on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Pete_Volk

Aug 30, 2022

Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This fifth episode of the series features Andrea of Plotbunny Games, creator of ​Miss Bernburg’s Finishing School for Young Ladies.

Timecodes:
00:06:02- Setting Up
00:17:33 - The Challenge
00:26:09 - Playing the Games

You can find Andrea's itch store here: https://catcurious.itch.io/
She tweets here: https://twitter.com/this_curiouscat
Plotbunny Games website (in German) is located here: https://plotbunnygames.com/

Andrea generously agreed to share her Firebrands Games research with us!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KB0-b2K1APeVg8j5pD7Xct1A2XyeKemgael-AIT0-7c/edit?usp=sharing

Wikipedia article on Mädchen in Uniform: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A4dchen_in_Uniform

Aug 16, 2022

Rach and Rich bring on Adam and Thryn of Furtive Shambles to talk about their game Ryne, which is funding on Indie Go Go until August 21

Timecodes:
0:01:45 - Read a Sitch about PbtA and Actual Play
0:16:11 - Open Your Brain to Ryne
0:28:57 - Act Under Fire in a land of ice seeking something hidden away

Check out Ryne on Indie Go Go: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ryne

You can find Furtive Shambles here: http://furtiveshambles.com/

Aug 2, 2022

Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This fourth episode of the series features Cole, creator of ​Thy Words Inspire, Thespians.

Timecodes:
00:02:14- Setting Up
00:08:09 - The Challenge
00:15:22 - Playing the Games

You can find Cole's games here: https://magicole.itch.io/
They tweet here: https://twitter.com/TheMostMagiCole
Cole's Twitch stream group can be found here: https://www.twitch.tv/rollplusbond

Jul 22, 2022

Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This third episode of the series features Jason Price of AlwaysCheckers, creator of ​A Complicated Profession.

Timecodes:
00:02:31 - Setting Up
00:07:06 - The Challenge
00:20:20 - Playing the Game

BOTH A Complicated Profession and the +1 Forward podcast are nominated for ENnie awards. Public voting for the winners of our respective categories (and many others) is live at the time of this episode's publication and ends July 24th. Please go vote for us!
https://vote.ennie-awards.com/vote/2022/

Find Jason's games here: https://alwayscheckers.itch.io/

Jul 15, 2022
Rach and Rich hop on the mics to celebrate and maybe educate you on the ENnie awards. We've been nominated for 2022's Best Podcast category! This is a primer on what our show is about and the pair of hosts who make it happen.

Timecodes:
00:01:21 - What's a Plus One Forward?
00:02:54 - Who are your hosts?
00:06:12 - What do we talk about in this show?
00:07:17 - What's a summer series?
00:07:49 - A list of some ENnie-nominated games we've featured in previous episodes (links below)

VOTE FOR THE ENNIES HERE: https://vote.ennie-awards.com/vote/2022/

Links to previous episodes about 2022 ENnie nominated games!
Kult: Divinity Lost. Nominated for Best Cartography. Featured in our episode from August 26, 2019: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward/kult-divinity-lost
 
Root: The RPG. Nominated for Best Game; Best Supplement; Product of the Year. Featured in our episode from October 2, 2019: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward/root
 
Thirsty Sword Lesbians. Nominated for Best Art, Cover; Best Art, Interior; Best Game; Product of the Year. Featured in our episode from February 11, 2020: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward/thirsty-sword-lesbians
 
Wanderhome. Nominated for Best Art, Cover; Best Art, Interior; Best Family Game / Product. Featured in our episode from August 11, 2020. (part of the Belonging Outside Belonging Summer Series): https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward/summer-series-bob-wanderhome
 
A Complicated Profession. Nominated for Best Electronic Book. Episode is next in our feed, so subscribe!!!
 
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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