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.
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
Jonah Knight from Roll to Meddle talks to Jason Cordova about Brindlewood Bay, coming to Kickstarter April 26th!
Follow the Kickstarter campaign here.
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.
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
Karen Twelves joins Rach and Rich to talk about her book currently on Gamefound - Improv for Gamers, 2nd edition!
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 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
Rich and Rach bring on Kamala Kara of Far Horizons Co-Op to talk about their shonen battle manga tabletop roleplaying game.
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:
Rach and Rich bring on Dusty De Leon of HellaBigWorks games to talk about their RPG about Small Town Heroics and Big Time Adventures.
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
Rach and Rich talk about the lessons they learned playing and running PbtA games in 2021, and they make their Gamer Resolutions for 2022.
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
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.
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
Rach and Rich bring on Miciah Dodge to talk about his pulp adventure game Thrilling Adventures!
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
Rach and Rich reflect on their Summer Series of Forged in the Dark (FitD) games.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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:
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.
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/
Rach and Rich bring back Brendan Conway of Magpie Games to talk about Avatar Legends: the RPG, out on Kickstarter now!
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:
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
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
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.
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/
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!)
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/
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
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:
Rach talks with Heather and Aura, the design team behind Extreme Meatpunks Forever.
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:
Rach and Rich bring on Shawn Tomkin to talk about his new game Ironsworn: Starforged, which is on Kickstarter until May 26, 2021
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: