Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This third episode features Jammi of Sword Queen Games.
0:01:28 - Spend a Token... to hear Jammi talk about GMs in a BOB game
0:14:53 - You Also Play As The... person learning about Balikbayan
0:27:38 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of BALIKBAYAN with Kidlat the Aswang and Dixon the Santelmo.
Sword Queen Game's Itch store can be found here:
Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This second episode features Riley Rethal, creator of Venture.
0:02:03 - Spend a Token... to hear Riley discuss Idle Dreaming
0:08:21 - You Also Play As The... person leaning about Venture
0:15:43 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Venture's character creation and a setting element
Riley's Itch store can be found here:
Rach and Rich kick off their first Summer Series. This series will cover games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This first episode features Avery Alder, creator of Dream Askew, the first BOB game.
(we even renamed the segments!)
0:01:19 - Spend a Token... to hear Avery talk about the history and design goals of Dream Askew
0:12:59 - You Also Play As The... person leaning about Dream Askew
0:21:56 - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Dream Askew's setting creation
Avery's talk on Designing in Dialogue With Other Games:
Rach and Rich bring on Paul Beakley of the Indie Game Reading Club blog to talk about his amazing article called Prep 2.0 (https://www.indiegamereadingclub.com/indie-game-reading-club/prep-2-0/) and using Clocks in PbtA games!
0:01:35 - Read a Sitch
0:14:28 - Open Your Brain to Prep 2.0
0:20:06 - It's all about Clocks!
The IGRC blog:
Rach and Rich interview David Brunell-Brutman about his game about 1990's action with Teens with Attitude.
0:01:46 - Read a Sitch about what it means to Play to Find Out
0:13:19 - Open Your Brain to Teens With Attitude
0:23:33 - Act Under Fire with Chris and Lance
Find the Teens With Attitude Quickstart here: teenswithattitude.com
David's Patreon: patreon.com/davidbrunellbrutman
David's Instagram: instagram.com/david.brunellbrutman
Rach and Rich continue Movie Night, our series where we pair a movie and a PbtA RPG and talk about how you can watch the movie and improve your experience with the game. Our third pairing is Star Wars: Rogue One and Impulse Drive
02:02 - Spoiler-less Rogue One plot description
06:03 - Impulse Drive overview
12:38 - Rogue One Spoilery Chat!!!
17:09 - Playbook talk, where we assign playbooks (Archetypes) to significant movie characters
29:33 - Playable scenes from the movie
45:00 - Rach breaks down an NPC movie character with Impulse Drive mechanics
Star Wars - Rogue One can be found on Disney+.
You can purchase Impulse Drive here (aff):
A discussion on hacking Story Games to Star Wars from the Gauntlet forum:
Rich and Rach talk about ways to get in some PbtA gaming during social distancing measures.
00:13:36 - Duet Gaming with a local partner or roommate
00:20:09 - Things to consider with PbtA Games to run them as a Duet Game
00:32:25 - Gaming at home (with kids)
00:38:05 - Gaming Online with video conference rools
00:51:02 - RPG Play-by-Post (on forum or the like)
00:56:04 - RP by Chat (irc, Discord, or Slack)
Rich interviews Brandon Leon-Gambetta about his game currently on Kickstarter called Pasión de las Pasiones.
02:20 - Read a Sitch on using Custom Moves for Places and Situations
14:24 - Open Your Brain to Pasión
26:31 - Act Under Fire with Uno Mas!
Find the Pasión de las Pasiones Kickstarter here:
Rich interviews Robert Bohl about his game currently in playtest called Demihumans.
03:00 - Read a Sitch on Session Structure
09:13 - Open Your Brain to Demihumans
20:06 - Act Under Fire with Plussy the Orc!
Find out more about Demihumans here:
If you're interested in how it's played, check out this amazing AP!
Rach interviews April Walsh about her game currently in playtest called Thirsty Sword Lesbians.
0:42 - Read a Sitch on Safety Tools
12:15 - Open Your Brain to Thirsty Sword Lesbians
21:27 - Act Under Fire with a Scoundrel as she faces the United Empire
Find out more about TSL here:
Rach interviews new and seasoned designers about their newest PbtA designs while she's at Metatopia 2019.
Be warned, these game designs are not yet finished and not publicly available. Feel free to follow the designers and hear more!
Noel Warford: An Angelic Bureaucracy
Joie Martin: Follow Me Down
Twitter: @drowningmoonrpg, @smallglassworld
India Weston: Heartwood
Alexi Sargent: Checkpoint Midnight
Checkpoint Midnight Mailing List: Bit.ly/CheckpointMidnightList
Amr Ammourazz: Between the Margins
Marissa Kelly: Airlock
00:01:20 - History and development of Trophy
00:11:15 - Trophy Dark
00:13:51 - Trophy Gold
00:21:05 - Trophy Loom
00:25:17 - Kickstarter details
Rach interviews Josh Fox of Black Armada Games about his game Last Fleet, which is on Kickstarter NOW!
3:50 - Read a Sitch on Better 1st Sessions
9:48 - Open Your Brain to Last Fleet
18:03 - Act Under Fire with Florence the harried engineer
Find the Kickstarter here:
Black Armada Games can be found here:
Rach interviews Sam Tung and Sam Roberts about their action-packed adventure game Escape from Dino Island!
04:11 - Read a Sitch on running and playing low-prep games
12:56 - Open Your Brain to Escape from Dino Island
23:27 - Act Under Fire
You can buy the game here:
Rich and Rach interview Rich Howard and Richard Kreutz-Landry about their game Descent into Midnight, which is coming to Kickstarter in early 2020!
Third game designer Taylor couldn't make the recording, sadly.
3:27 - Read a Sitch with Richard talking about being brave as an MC and trusting your players
9:33 - Read a Sitch with Rich H handling surprise player-created pregens at cons
15:48 - Open your Brain to Descent into Midnight
31:59 - Act Under Fire
Check out the game here:
The Masks episode of Whelmed Rich H mentioned:
During Gauntlet Con 2019, Rich moderated a panel with his co-host Rach and expert MCs Marissa Kelly of Magpie Games and Phil Vecchione of Encoded Designs.
Rach interviews Mikko Karttunen about his Renaissance-era PbtA game featuring intrigue, character drama, and a little bit of magic
02:09 - Read a Sitch about player-driven game play
10:36 - Open your Brain... to Blightburg
21:23 - Act Under Fire with Rach
Purchase Blightburg here (affiliate link):
02:54 - Games Rich is playing
28:01 - Games Rach is playing
40:31 - Intro of second topic - mini-movie nights!
41:31 - Rach tackles BSG episode 33 through the lens of Night Witches
49:00 - Rich tackles 1981 movie Thief through the lens of The Sprawl
Rach interviews Daniel and Daniel from Dundas West Games about their Kickstarter edition of Ross Rifles.
01:54 - Read a Sitch about actual horror vs. supernatural horror in RPGs
09:45 - Open your Brain.. to Ross Rifles
25:39 - Act Under Fire with Rach's Replacement and Daniel's Scrounger in the trenches!
Rach and Rich continue Movie Night, a new series where we pair a movie and a PbtA RPG and talk about how you can watch the movie and improve your experience with the game. Our second pairing is Mad Max Fury Road and Apocalypse World 2nd Edition
04:07 - Spoiler-less Fury Road plot description
07:54 - Apocalypse World overview
15:27 - Fury Road Spoiler Review!!!
16:03 - Playbook talk, where we assign playbooks to significant movie characters
27:16 - Gauntlet Con promo
28:00 - Playable scenes from the movie
02:17 - Read a Sitch about protagonization in PbtA games
10:53 - Open Your Brain to Root the RPG
29:40 - Act Under Fire with Zola the Fox Ranger