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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 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

May 3, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Moe Poplar of Ashy Feet Games to talk about his shonen anime-styled Steampunk RPG Shibuyan Knights.

Timecodes:
0:01:26  - Read a Sitch about character keepers
0:11:42 - Open Your Brain to Shibuyan Knights
0:17:53  - Act Under Fire with Ramen and Yuzu!

Ashy Feet Games: https://ashyfeet.com/

The Gauntlet's Play Aids Folder: http://tiny.cc/TheGauntletPlayAidsFolder

Apr 11, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Madjay Brown of Diceology and Mark Diaz Truman of Magpie Games to talk about ways to get the best out of an Apocalypse World game. Join us for a deep dive into an RPG we all love.

Timecodes:
0:05:29 - Apocalypse World for players
0:05:51 - Our Favorite Playbooks
0:11:29 - Some Great Basic Moves
0:21:13 - Apocalypse World for the MCs
0:30:11 - Challenges to Consider
0:37:18 - War Stories (from games we've played)

You can find Madjay Brown's show here: https://www.diceology.com/
Madjay's Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/madjayzero

You can find Mark Diaz Truman's work here: https://magpiegames.com/

Mar 29, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Paul Beakley of the Indie Game Reading Club blog to talk about ways to kick off a new PbtA game for friends or strangers (who are just friends you haven't met yet)!

Timecodes:
0:10:33 - Poll Your Table
0:15:31  - First Session Stuff
0:20:26 - Building Consensus
0:23:17 - Ongoing Games
0:27:07 - Using Fronts and Playbooks for setup

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

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

Mar 18, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Jeremy Strandberg to talk about his game Stonetop, which is on Kickstarter until the end of March.

Timecodes:
0:01:14  - Read a Sitch about making long-term travel in games fun and meaningful
0:13:04 - Open Your Brain to Stonetop
0:22:47  - Act Under Fire with Sheriff Pleswyn and Anywyn the Would-Be Hero

The Stonetop Kickstarter can be found here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1735046512/stonetop

Feb 25, 2021

Rach and Rich bring on Epidiah Ravocol to talk about his game Wolfspell.

Timecodes:
0:01:42  - Read a Sitch about how PbtA can help play over the internet!
0:08:29 - Open Your Brain to Wolfspell
0:19:39  - Act Under Fire with two newbie wolves

Eppy's website where you can find Wolfspell and other wonders: https://www.worldswithoutmaster.com/

Feb 9, 2021

Rich interviews Alexi Sergeant of Cloven Pines Games about his new Zinequest Kickstarter for Back Again from the Broken Land.

Timecodes:
0:01:22 - Read a Sitch about How Best to Ask Questions and Build on the Answers in PbtA games
0:08:16  - Open Your Brain to Back Again From the Broken Land
0:15:22  - Act Under Fire with 'Lil Plussy

Check out the Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clovenpinegames/back-again-from-the-broken-landzinequest

Jan 20, 2021

Rach and Rich interview Jess and Alex of Wannabe Games about their game Moonpunk.

Timecodes:
0:02:46 - Read a Sitch about using PbtA in the classroom
0:07:11  - Open Your Brain to Moonpunk
0:19:51  - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Prof. Hazel

Purchase Moonpunk on DriveThru RPG (aff):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/308781/MoonPunk?affiliate_id=78493

GCOG info link here:
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/gauntlet-community-open-gaming.html

Jan 1, 2021

Rach and Rich talk about the lessons they learned playing and running PbtA games in 2020, and they make their Gamer Resolutions for 2021.

Timecodes:
01:41 - Rich's Gaming Highlights
10:17 - Rach's Gaming Highlights
28:13 - Rich's Lessons Learned in 2020
38:55 - Rach's Lessons Learned in 2020 
45:36 - Rich and Rach's 2021 Gamer Resolutions

Dec 21, 2020

Rich interviews Paul Stefko of Nothing Ventured Games about Iron Edda.

Timecodes:
0:01:14 - Read a Sitch about converting other RPG settings to PbtA
0:12:37  - Open Your Brain to Iron Edda: World of Metal and Bone
0:21:55  - Act Under Fire with the Berzerker Plussy!

Purchase Iron Edda: World of Metal and Bone on DriveThru RPG (aff):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/152277/Iron-Edda-World-of-Metal-and-Bone?affiliate_id=78493

You can support Paul and see lots more of his games on his Patreon here:
https://www.patreon.com/PaulStefko

Dec 3, 2020

Trophy RPG is now available for preorder! Check out the Trophy preorder store here.

In this special episode Trophy author Jesse Ross sits down with Trophy publisher Jason Cordova to announce the preorders, give an update on the state of the project, and talk about some of the additions and refinements that are being made to Trophy since it was originally released in Codex. 

More links:

To keep the discussion going, join us on the Trophy Discord server! 

Check out The Trophy Podcast!

Dec 2, 2020

Rich interviews returning guest Blake Ryan about his new Kickstarter Season of Dreams.

Timecodes:
0:01:30 - Read a Sitch about checking in with your table to help keep it healthy
0:08:25  - Open Your Brain to Season of Dreams
0:16:55  - Act Under Fire with Pine the Tree Spirit

Check out the Season of Dreams on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1199830675/season-of-dreams-roleplaying-game

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

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