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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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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/
Dec 31, 2021

Rach and Rich talk about the lessons they learned playing and running PbtA games in 2021, and they make their Gamer Resolutions for 2022.

Timecodes:
01:51 - Rich's Gaming Highlights
16:28 - Rach's Gaming Highlights
25:56 - Rich's Lessons Learned in 2021
34:23 - Rach's Lessons Learned in 2021 
42:11 - Rich and Rach's 2022 Gamer Resolutions

Dec 27, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Misha B of Black Girl Gameworks and podcaster and game designer Brandon Leon Gambetta to talk about ways to get the best out of a game of Masks A New Generation. Join us for a deep dive into an RPG we all love.

Timecodes:
0:12:36 - Masks for players - Favorite Playbooks
0:21:54 - Some Great Basic Moves
0:29:09 - Masks thoughts for GMs
0:41:22 - Challenges to Consider when running Masks

Masks A New Generation can be found on Magpie's website here: https://magpiegames.com/pages/masks
Find cool Masks playbooks on itch here: https://itch.io/physical-games/tag-masks
The Masks fan Discord can be found here: https://discord.gg/Up8MBUe8

Misha: https://twitter.com/BGGameWorks
Brandon: https://twitter.com/bleongambetta

Nov 23, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Miciah Dodge to talk about his pulp adventure game Thrilling Adventures!

Timecodes:
0:02:24 - Read a Sitch about Playing in The Groove together
0:11:06 - Open Your Brain to Thrilling Adventures!
0:20:47 - Act Under Fire with Curtis and Plussy in the bayou seeking the Jade Bat

Check out Miciah's Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miciahdodge/thrilling-adventures-tabletop-role-playing-game

Nov 7, 2021
Rach and Rich bring on Briar Sovereign to talk about their game about mecha and magic.

Timecodes:
0:01:09 - Read a Sitch about using play-by-post to bridge live game sessions!
0:10:00 - Open Your Brain to Armour Astir Advent
0:16:01 - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Chantel as they take on some mechs

Briar's Twitter: https://twitter.com/weregazelle

Briar's Itch store: https://weregazelle.itch.io/
Oct 18, 2021

​Rach and Rich reflect on their Summer Series of Forged in the Dark (FitD) games. 

Timecodes:
0:05:49 - What aspects of FitD most surprised us
0:13:56 - Which aspects we found underwhelming
0:21:26 - Advice we offer for first time FitD players
0:33:08 - Thoughts on PbtA and FitD connections
0:35:04 - Our Highs
0:40:37 - Our Lows
0:45:30 - Final Thoughts on FitD and PbtA

Oct 5, 2021

Rach and Rich continue their second Summer Series. This series covers games in the Forged in the Dark (FitD) style of PbtA games. This seventh episode features Erik Bernhardt.

Timecodes:
00:04:14 - Setting Position and Effect - Long-term play and campaign building for Forged in the Dark games
00:10:55 - Progress Clock on Brinkwood: The Blood of Tyrants
00:25:59 - The Score - Rich and Rach construct a Fae Patron

Find more Brinkwood info at brinkwood.net

Or, you can pre-order Brinkwood: The Blood of Tyrants here: https://brinkwood.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Sep 21, 2021

Rach and Rich continue their second Summer Series. This series covers games in the Forged in the Dark (FitD) style of PbtA games. This sixth episode features Jason Eley

Timecodes:
00:01:28 - Setting Position and Effect - Using Setting Elements in FitD games
00:08:43 - Progress Clock on Copperhead County
00:19:08 - The Score - Rich and Rach

You can find Copperhead County here: https://guitartown.itch.io/copperhead

Other FitD games with cool settings mentioned by Jason:
Band of Blades, Rebel Crown, Nocturne, Hello World

Aug 31, 2021

​Rach and Rich continue their second Summer Series. This series covers games in the Forged in the Dark (FitD) style of PbtA games. This fifth episode features Austin Ramsay, creator of Beam Saber.

Timecodes:
00:01:31 - Setting Position and Effect - the split between missions and downtime in FitD
00:08:22 - Progress Clock on Beam Saber
00:20:42 - The Score - Rich and Rach play mech pilots!

You can find Beam Saber here:
https://austin-ramsay.itch.io/beamsaber

Aug 19, 2021

Rach and Rich continue their second Summer Series. This series covers games in the Forged in the Dark (FitD) style of PbtA games. This fourth episode features Ben Nielson, creator of Wicked Ones, from Bandit Camp.

Timecodes:
00:01:23 - Setting Position and Effect - making Devil's Bargains
00:11:32 - Progress Clock on Wicked Ones
00:20:40 - The Score - Rich and Rach populate a dungeon level and send some adventurers through

You can purchase Wicked Ones here (affiliate link): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/338480/Wicked-Ones-Deluxe-Edition?affiliate_id=78493
Bandit Camp can be located here: https://banditcamp.io/

Aug 5, 2021

Rach and Rich bring back Brendan Conway of Magpie Games to talk about Avatar Legends: the RPG, out on Kickstarter now!

Timecodes:
0:03:01  - Read a Sitch about Action and Intent
0:11:51 - Open Your Brain to Avatar Legends: the RPG
0:26:27  - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Won against the Dai Li!

Find the Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magpiegames/avatar-legends-the-roleplaying-game

Jul 27, 2021

Rach and Rich continue their second Summer Series. This series covers games in the Forged in the Dark (FitD) style of PbtA games. This third episode features Justin Ford, creator of Moth-Light and host of the Hacked in the Dark podcast

Timecodes:
00:01:55 - Setting Position and Effect - using flashbacks
00:10:05 - Progress Clock on Moth-Light
00:20:13 - The Score - Theta and Plus One try to liberate a solar core

You can find Moth-Light here: https://moth-lands.itch.io/moth-light
Hacked in the Dark podcast can be found here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1249355

Jul 13, 2021

Rach and Rich continue their second Summer Series. This series covers games in the Forged in the Dark (FitD) style of PbtA games. This second episode features John Leboeuf-Little and Stras Acimovic, creators of the Scum & Villainy RPG.

Timecodes:
00:02:32 - Setting Position and Effect - covering the discussion of the fiction in FitD games, and also the non-finality of moves
00:15:51 - Progress Clock on Scum & Villainy
00:27:37 - The Score - a Scum & Villainy chase sequence

You can find Scum & Villainy at Evil Hat's store: https://www.evilhat.com/home/scum-and-villainy/

Stras is on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/strasa
John is on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/worldnamer
Their official website is here: https://offguardgames.com/

Jun 30, 2021

Rach and Rich kick off their second Summer Series. This series will cover games in the Forged in the Dark (FitD) style of PbtA games. This first episode features John Harper, creator of ​Blades in the Dark, the first FitD game.

(we even renamed the segments!)

Timecodes:
00:01:05 - Setting Position and Effect
00:09:08 - Progress Clock
00:24:00 - The Score

You can follow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/john_harper
Purchase games like Blades in the Dark and Agon on Evil Hat's site here: https://www.evilhat.com/home/category/our-productions/
John's older games can be found here: http://www.onesevendesign.com/

Jun 18, 2021

​Rach brings on Freddie Taylor-Bell to talk about their game about a community of wayward animals in search of a new home - Briar & Bramble

Timecodes:
0:01:16  - Read a Sitch about the ease of transition from player to designer with PbtA games
0:06:28 - Open Your Brain to Briar and Bramble
0:15:00  - Act Under Fire with Rach as Clair the raccoon!

Find the Briar and Bramble on Itch here:
https://drunkwizard.itch.io/briar

Jun 1, 2021

Rach talks with Heather and Aura, the design team behind Extreme Meatpunks Forever.

Timecodes:
0:01:10 - Read a Sitch about MC tools in a PbtA game
0:06:32 - Open Your Brain to Extreme Meatpunks Forever
0:16:30 - Act Under Fire with Amber and Crow

Find out everything about Extreme Meatpunks Forever the RPG here:
http://meatpunksrpg.com/

May 17, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Shawn Tomkin to talk about his new game Ironsworn: Starforged, which is on Kickstarter until May 26, 2021

Timecodes:
0:01:37  - Read a Sitch about oracle-based play
0:14:43 - Open Your Brain to Ironsworn: Starforged
0:24:10  - Act Under Fire with Rich and Rach as they explore a waypoint

Find the Ironsworn: Starforged kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shawntomkin/ironsworn-starforged

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