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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, 2018

Timecodes:
02:10 - Read a Sitch
07:33 - Open Your Brain
22:32 - Act Under Fire

Aug 29, 2018

Another episode where Rach and Rich answer questions from listeners about playing PbtA games
Time Codes:
1:06 - From James Mullen: if the Moves I've picked from a playbook turn out to be sub-optimal for where the story is going, what should I do? Stick with them, ask the MC if I can select new Moves or ask the MC to shift the story so that I can use the Moves I've picked?
8:22 - From David LaFreniere: How should players best facilitate their characters interacting in a hostile way? Follow up, how can the MC help facilitate or, if the game situation/system seems appropriate, encourage players to have their characters engage in hostile ways?
18:20 - From Marc-Alexandre Dube - What materials could the player use to easily organize the information about the character. PbtA abstracts a lot of things, but most moves from most playbooks are a case of "specific over general". Which mean (you'd need to) memorize all the chosen playbook moves on top of the general moves (and the special moves).
27:41 - Marshall Miller asked several questions!
28:03 - What are the best PbtA games for kids?
30:07 - Which are the best PbtA games for PbF?
33:10 - What's the best PbtA game for 1 player + 1 MC?
39:41 - What's the best PbtA game for a large group (e.g. 8+)?

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

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Aug 9, 2018

Timecodes:
2:55 - Read a Sitch
16:50 - Open Your Brain
30:22 - Act Under Fire

Links

Zombie World Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1277034820/zombie-world-a-card-based-tabletop-rpg-of-zombie-h?ref=user_menu

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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Jul 24, 2018

Guest:
Jen of Slugfest Games @halcycat on Twitter

Timecodes:
1:33 - What are Custom Moves?
29:22 - Act Under Fire - Making a Custom Move exercise

Links:
The Story Games "Custom Moves make the game" thread:
http://story-games.com/forums/discussion/13109/apocalypse-world-custom-moves-make-the-game/p1

Some of Jen's awesome Monsterhearts Custom Moves:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kjVqgHQaQb4Ulieqv1KvMD6tdYzz_9jS8-pix44XPTE/edit

Candy Bar Visit Custom Move:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FeaYjJ6TjkB8D4RYG4vVLGmPvtV-QVJHDWlvuR8OMEQ/edit?usp=sharing

Jul 4, 2018

Timecodes

2:21 - Read a Sitch
9:33 - Open your Brain
16:24 - Act Under Fire

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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Jun 20, 2018

Timecodes

1:53 - What are Moves?
4:50 - Move Triggers
5:17 - Trigger 1: Failed PC Moves
7:38 - Trigger 2: The Players' Expectant Look
15:40 - Trigger 3: The Golden Opportunity
19:00 - Choosing Moves from your Big List
25:22 - MC Moves and Planning Ahead
29:03 - Move Stockpiling?
31:40 - What to Do When You Can't Figure out What Move to Use?

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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Jun 1, 2018

Timecodes
1:40 - Read a Sitch
6:55 - Open Your Brain
16:35 - Act Under Fire

Links

Dream Askew // Dream Apart KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/averyalder/dream-askew-dream-apart

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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May 16, 2018

Time Codes
02:13 - Read a Sitch (coming back to the table after a hiatus)
12:51 - Open your Brain to SCUP
27:48 - Act Under Fire (Plussy the Voice)

Link to the game:
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/239692/The-Sword-The-Crown-and-The-Unspeakable-Power?affiliate_id=78493

Apr 20, 2018

Timecodes

00:00:52 - Death Knights 
00:09:38 - Atitlan Riders
00:21:17 - Bullets in the Mountains 

Links

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www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

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Apr 6, 2018

Agenda and Principles from existing games
04:49 - The Ward
09:38 - The Fellowship
17:46 - Dream Askew
21:15 - Impulse Drive
24:28 - Monster of the Week

Plus One Forward's "Universal" Agenda
26:33 - Introduction
27:57 - Agenda One
28:22 - Agenda Two
30:45 - Agenda Three
31:29 - Plus One Forward's "Universal" Principles
32:03 - Principle One
32:26 - Principle Two
33:26 - Principle Three
34:25 - Principle Four
36:08 - Principle Five
37:54 - Principle Six

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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Mar 23, 2018

Timecodes
00:00:29 - Overview of discussion
00:04:12 - Common advancements
00:23:07 - Switching playbooks
00:30:25 - Creating a second player character
00:38:52 - Playing safe vs playing risky

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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Mar 6, 2018

Timecodes:
02:06 - Read a Sitch
10:52 - Open Your Brain
23:17 - Act Under Fire

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 1, 2018

Timecodes:
01:53 - Read a Sitch
09:51 - Open Your Brain
23:48 - Act Under Fire

Links for Patrick and Daniel:
Twitter and Instagram: dundaswestgames
Facebook: facebook.com/dundaswestgames
Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat: danielhkwan
Blog: danielhkwan.com
Email: patrick@dundaswest.com
Twitter and Instagram: kenan_patrick
Grab a copy of the preview of the game at PWYW:
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233160/Ross-Rifles-Preview-Edition?affiliate_id=78493 (

Feb 14, 2018

Rach talks with Elsa S. Henry about Dead Scare!

Timecodes

00:57 - Read a Sitch - Accessibility for tabletop RPGs
08:02 - Open your Brain - Dead Scare
21:08 - Act Under Fire - Neighborhood Creation for Dead Scare

Buy Dead Scare: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/205214/Dead-Scare?affiliate_id=78493

Jan 16, 2018

Rich welcomes Rory MacLeod to discuss his new game, Infinite Galaxies!

Timecodes

2:17 - Read a Sitch - One-shot / Con GMing thoughts
7:49 - Open Your Brain - Infinite Galaxies
18:44 - Act Under Fire - Plusbot 9000 on the ice planet of Zoth!

Links

Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/197523193/infinite-galaxies-core-rules

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Dec 31, 2017

Time Codes
Question One: What sets being a player in PBTA apart from being a player in another system? Submitted by David LaFrenierre (01:51)

Question Two: What strategies and practices do you employ as a player in a PBTA game to set the other characters up for success? Submitted by Matthew Doughty (10:24)

Question Three: What should I be doing during other players scenes? Submitted by Rob Diebold (21:14)

Question four: How do you best engage Hx/Strings/Bonds/interPC mechanics? Submitted by Mischa Krilov (28:19)

Nov 30, 2017

Rach speaks with Melissa Lewis-Gentry, Jason Pitre, and Phil Vecchione about their in-development games!

Timecodes
Robot Cities (00:44)
Circles of Power (07:57)
Hydro Hackers (18:39)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Nov 15, 2017

For this special episode of +1 Forward, we present the audio from the "PbtA GMing" panel at Gauntlet Con 2017. The panel took place on October 21st. The participants were David LaFreniere, Lowell Francis, Rach Shelkey, and Michael X. Heiligenstein. 

 

Nov 1, 2017

Rach & Rich are talking about reactive MCing vs. proactive MCing.

Timecodes
Overview (00:36)
“The game is a conversation” (04:03)
The reactive position (07:47)
The proactive position (12:43)
Stepping back (17:50)
Being engaged (18:55)
Closing thoughts (25:40)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Oct 4, 2017

Rich welcomes Erika Chappell of Newstand Press to talk about Blackout: A Game of Civil Defence!

Introduction
Erika’s start with AW (00:34)

Read a Sitch
Restarting a failed campaign (03:20)

Open Your Brain - Blackout: A Game of Civil Defence
Overview (11:19)
Breaks (13:42)
Press On move (16:00)

Act Under Fire
Plussina (17:21)
Size Up the Situation (19:04)
Through the window (20:43)
Press On (23:04)
Take Charge (26:21)

Links
Buy Blackout: A Game of Civil Defence
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/217595/BLACKOUT--A-Game-of-Civil-Defence

Sep 20, 2017

Rich & Rach are talking about MC Principles.

Timcodes
(00:50) Principles
(06:25) Genre and Urban Fantasy
(28:31) GM Fiat?
(30:37) Highlighting some particularly powerful Principles

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 23, 2017

Rich sits down with Adrian Thoen, author of Impulse Drive!

Introduction
Adrian’s start with PbtA games (00:22)

Read a Sitch
Improv play (02:00)

Open Your Brain - Impulse Drive
Overview (10:14)
Advantage/Disadvantage (14:10)
Other new features (15:00)
The ship (17:20)
Into the Abyss and The Abyss Stares Back (18:15)

Act Under Fire
Love letter (20:40)
Jan1ce (23:20)
The Heterodox (27:19)

Links
Impulse Drive preview
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/190933/Impulse-Drive-Preview?

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 9, 2017

Read a Sitch - Porting the Pocalypse
Overview (00:47)
The game is a conversation (03:45)
Consequences to actions (05:05)
Moves snowball (09:55)
Countdown Clocks (13:06)
Be a fan of the characters (15:48)
What do you do? (23:00)
Principles (25:45)
Sometimes disclaim decision-making (30:00)
Manipulation moves (35:21)
Ask provocative questions and build on the answers (39:02)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Music used for the QCC promo:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Advent_Chamber_Orchestra/Selections_from_the_November_2006_Concert/Advent_Chamber_Orchestra_-_04_-_Handel_-_Entrance_to_the_Queen_of_Sheba_for_Two_Oboes_Strings_and_Continuo_allegro

Music used for the Gauntlet Con promo: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Artofescapism/Sound_Forest_Atmospheric_Tracks/Infiltration_of_Toy_Dungeon

Jul 26, 2017

Rich is joined by Jay Iles from UFO Press

Introduction
Jay's start with PbtA (00:42)

Read a Sitch
“Splitting the party” (02:52)

Open Your Brain - Legacy: Life Among the Ruins 2E
Overview (07:53)
Playing factions vs playing characters (10:00)
Ages (13:19)
Differences with Legacy 1E (14:47)
Differences with AW (18:50)
Find Common Ground move (22:50)

Act Under Fire
Unit +1F (25:40)
Interface with Technology (29:19)
Bunker (30:43)
“Where’s my husband?” (32:35)
“I’m sorry for your loss” (33:56)
Defuse (34:43)

Links
Legacy 2E KS
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1549920133/legacy-life-among-the-ruins-2nd-edition

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 11, 2017

Rich welcomes new co-host, Rach Shelkey!

Looking Back at Season 1
Rach’s start with PbtA (00:47)
Favorite episodes from Season 1 (02:14)

Read a Sitch
Porting one PbtA game into another (09:03)
Fan playbooks (17:05)

Links
Ennies Voting
http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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