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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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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/
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

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