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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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May 31, 2017

Rich welcomes game designer Christopher Grey!

Introduction
Christopher’s start with PbtA (00:34)

Read a Sitch
Exchanging harm (02:40)

Open Your Brain - The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth
Overview (06:44)
Character creation (07:34)
Wish Upon a Star (10:21)
Fill the World With Sunshine move (12:44)
Find the Beauty Within move (14:35)

Act Under Fire
Park creation (15:26)
Knight Realm (18:23)
Lucky (20:00)
Joust-a-matronic (21:53)
Go the Distance (26:27)
The King of Knight Realm (27:38)
Be Bold and Daring (30:22)
“There are very strict rules about jumping over strollers” (31:19)

Links
Happiest Apocalypse Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/greyauthor/the-happiest-apocalypse-on-earth-roleplaying-game?ref=hero\_thanks

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 10, 2017

Introduction
Fraser’s start with PbtA games (00:46)

Read a Sitch
Using songs to inform your story (03:41)

Open Your Brain - The Veil
Overview (10:29)
States (12:52)
The Abyss Stares Back move (16:24)
The Apparatus (18:42)

Act Under Fire
Plus01 (19:35)
Noodle shop (22:07)
Analyze (24:11)
Liquid delivery system (27:14)
Flechette submachine gun (32:04)
Joy (34:19)
Stasis (38:45)

Links

Purchase The Veil
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199467/The-Veil-Cyberpunk-Roleplaying-Powered-by-the-Apocalypse?affiliate\_id=78493

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 26, 2017

Rich welcomes Mark Plemmons from Brabblemark Press!

Introduction
Mark’s start with PbtA (00:36)

Read a Sitch
Bringing a new player into a new campaign (02:59)

Open Your Brain - MASHED
Overview (09:03)
The aftermath of combat (12:00)
Medical moves (16:06)
Stress & Conditions (18:28)
Anticipator (20:32)
Re-skins? (21:31)

Act Under Fire
Lt. Plussy (24:24)
Korean children (25:02)
Influence (27:37)
Eyeballing (29:05)
“She’s my moose!” (33:03)

Links
Purchase MASHED
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199282/MASHED-A-Korean-War-MASH-RPG?affiliate\_id=78493

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 5, 2017

Rich welcomes John Adamus to the show!

Introduction
John’s start with PbtA (00:23)

Read a Sitch
Subjecting your home group to evolving playtests (04:18)

Open Your Brain - Noir World
Overview (08:14)
GM-less (11:48)
Modularity (14:38)
Textual support for a noir feel (18:08)
Hook system (21:12)
Moves (22:44)
One-shots (24:48)
Patsy move (26:05)

Act Under Fire
Mr. Plusser (28:48)
Joey (31:22)
Fight It Out (33:04)
Good cop (34:15)
Meanwhile… (36:14)

Links
Noir World KS
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1445915536/noir-world?ref=nav\_search

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 19, 2017

Rich is joined by Marshall Miller of Fine Mess Games!

Introduction
Marshall’s start with PbtA games (00:33)

Read a Sitch
PbtA PbP (01:58)

Open Your Brain - The Warren
Overview (07:44)
Making the rabbits unique (09:56)
Retire move (11:10)
Panic (12:19)

Act Under Fire
Plussy (14:22)
Establishing questions (18:25)
The gardener (19:58)
Hide (24:03)
Retire (28:40)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 2, 2017

Rich is joined by Nathan Paoletta of NDP Design!

Introduction
Nathan’s start with PbtA games (00:35)

Read a Sitch
Handling drop-in/drop-out play (02:56)

Open Your Brain - World Wide Wrestling
Overview (07:09)
The Imaginary Viewing Audience (10:16)
Managing currencies (11:36)
Run-in move (16:02)

Act Under Fire
The Mighty Plus (19:02)
Backstage promo (20:17)
Ring entrances (26:50)
Match start (31:50)
Reverse the hold (34:52)
Chase him (37:30)
Botch (39:36)
Booking (40:50)

Links
World Wide Wrestling
http://ndpdesign.com/wwwrpg/

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 16, 2017

Rich welcomes Mark Richardson of Green Hat Designs!

Introduction
Mark’s start with PbtA games (00:23)

Read a Sitch
Sustaining long-term play (01:23)

Open Your Brain - Headspace
Overview (09:39)
Art direction & philosophy (13:28)

Act Under Fire
Plussy (17:53)
Snake & Helo (20:45)
Grief (22:18)
Twitch (24:45)
Improvised moves (27:25)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 29, 2017

Rich welcomes Chris Longhurst from Certain Death Publishing!

Introduction
Chris’s start with PbtA (00:26)

Read a Sitch
The feeling of “doing it wrong” (01:54)

Open Your Brain - Pigsmoke
Overview (09:11)
Advantage & Disadvantage (11:05)
Character builds (12:30)
My Door is Always Closed move (14:11)
A Very Efficient Monster move (15:05)

Act Under Fire
Dr. Plussie (16:58)
Rampaging ghosts (18:05)
The Pigsmoke Library (19:37)
Eric Chevalier (22:12)
Schmooze (25:11)
Library ghost (27:56)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 18, 2017

Rich is joined by Davide Pignedoli!

Introduction
Davide’s start with PbtA (00:23)

Read a Sitch
Following the Agendas & Principles (01:37)

Open Your Brain - City of Judas
Overview (06:35)
Advantage die (10:37)
Counters & Conditions (12:35)
Harm moves (16:45)

Act Under Fire
Plussillius (18:13)
Hell hound (19:34)
Engage in Battle (21:37)
Inflict Harm (24:26)
Health Counter (28:10)
Finish Him! (29:58)

Links
Purchase City of Judas
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150754/City-of-Judas?affiliate\_id=78493

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 1, 2017

Rich welcomes Steve Wallace to the show!

Introduction
Steve’s start with Apocalypse World (00:28)

Read a Sitch
World creation in a Con game (01:58)

Open Your Brain - No Country for Old Kobolds
Overview (06:43)
Some differences with AW (09:10)
Fuck you, we have a BLANK (13:29)
Tribal Knowledge (14:43)

Act Under Fire
Plussikar (15:26)
The Luchadwarves! (17:35)
A Battle of Riddles (20:22)
Wit & Verve (24:05)
Death Tokens (26:37)

Links
Purchase No Country for Old Kobolds
http://nocountryforoldkobolds.com

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG and @Plus1FWD

Dec 15, 2016

Rich sits down with David Kizzia from Monkeyfun Studios!

Introduction
David’s start with Apocalypse World (00:28)

Read a Sitch
Designing adventures for PbtA games (02:04)

Open Your Brain - Spirit of 77
Overview (07:13)
Some differences with Apocalypse World (08:22)
Something Extra (and Something Less) (10:17)
David’s favorite moves (12:59)

Act Under Fire
Plussy Jones (16:22)
Death Eater (17:27)
Snickers (19:33)
Scoping the Scene (21:13)
Cops (23:06)
Keep Your Cool (25:19)
Chico (27:29)
Fixing the car (28:46)

Links

Spirit of 77
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/148480/Spirit-of-77-Core-Rulebook

Masterpiece 77
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197918/Spirit-of-77--A-Very-Special-Episode-Masterpiece-77

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet
Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Nov 29, 2016

Rich is joined by Avery Alder from Buried Without Ceremony!

Introduction
Avery’s start with Apocalypse World (00:28)

Read a Sitch
Managing emotional bleed (03:22)

Open Your Brain - Monsterhearts 2
Overview (15:22)
Turn Someone On (19:53)
Pulling Strings (22:34)

Act Under Fire
Plussy (24:24)
Gauntlet, Alberta (25:24)
Trapped in the closet (27:18)
“First of all, I hate Tucker now…” (30:21)
Shut him down (33:52)

Links
Monsterhearts 2 Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/averyalder/monsterhearts-2

Nov 17, 2016

Rich welcomes Marissa Kelly & Sarah Richardson from Magpie Games!

Read a Sitch
When and how to trigger moves (00:47)

Open Your Brain - Bluebeard’s Bride
Overview (04:21)
Some differences with Apocalypse World (06:01)
Shiver From Fear move (08:45)
Caress a Horror move (10:29)

Act Under Fire
A story (12:06)
The Bride (16:30)
The gifts (18:05)
Sisterly bonds (20:26)
The ring (21:50)
Urgent business (22:59)
The key (24:05)
The kitchen (25:09)
Caress the Horror (32:38)
“Whose soup is this?” (34:25)
“She seems…hurt?” (37:18)
A bun in the oven (39:51)
Ok, this shit is just weird now (44:36)
A truth (47:49)

Links:

Bluebeard's Bride Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1921129910/bluebeards-bride

Nov 3, 2016

This week, Rich is joined by Brendan Conway from Magpie Games!

Introduction
Brendan’s start with AW (00:38)

Read a Sitch
Juggling the spotlight (01:55)

Open Your Brain - Masks
Overview (10:02)
Shifting labels (13:11)
Team (17:35)
Intent vs action (19:46)
Comfort & Support move (21:23)

Act Under Fire
Plus One (25:28)
Love Letter (28:08)
Plus One’s costume (30:54)
Negative One (31:50)
Reject Her Influence (34:23)
Pierce Her Mask (36:27)
Ultravore (38:26)
Defend (39:27)
“You’re not ready for that!” (40:44)
Provoke (43:29)

Oct 20, 2016

Rich welcomes Max Hervieux of the Logbook Project.

Introduction
Max’s start with Apocalypse World (00:24)

Read a Sitch
Named villains vs. mooks (01:09)

Open Your Brain - Legend of the Elements
Overview (04:40)
Chakras & Chi (05:40)
Tags & Harm (07:11)
Hot-headed move (11:29)
Meditate move (12:37)

Act Under Fire
Plussatar (14:17)
Fire duel (15:55)
Move With Intention (18:19)
Shaping flame (19:56)
Safe from imminent attack (23:00)
Commit Open Violence (24:09)
Act Dishonorably (26:17)
Come at me, fire bro! (27:54)

 

Buy Legend of the Elements

http://legendoftheelements.com

Oct 5, 2016

Introduction
Marissa’s start with Apocalypse World (00:23)

Read a Sitch
Running one-shots (01:21)

Open Your Brain - Epyllion
Overview (07:10)
Differences with Apocalypse World (07:46)
Moon Magic move (08:39)
Suitability for younger players (10:24)

Act Under Fire
Plussinistar (11:36)
Buzzlebuns (14:05)
The cave mouth (22:50)
Survey (24:17)
Standing-up to an Older Dragon (26:47)
“Enslave? It will just be on display!” (30:37)
Act Despite Danger (32:30)
Moon Magic (35:06)
The Unicorn of Dragons (38:51)

 

Links

Buy Epyllion 

http://www.magpiegames.com/epyllion/

 

Support us on Patreon!

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Sep 21, 2016

Rich is joined by Ian Williams of Flatland Games.

Introduction
Ian’s start with Apocalypse World (00:22)

Read a Sitch
The idea of initiative in Apocalypse World (02:50)

Open Your Brain - Action Movie World
Overview (09:06)
Mechanical differences with Apocalypse World (13:58)
Framing scenes aggressively (17:33)
How does XP work? (19:10)
Soliloquy move (20:46)
The Yeller playbook (22:52)

Act Under Fire
Naming the movie (24:25)
Plussinegger & Rutger Kade (26:59)
Garbage truck! (29:13)
Magnetism move (32:04)
“Take over the wheel!” (33:00)
Caddy! (33:25)
Smiling Through the Pain move (35:11)
License & registration, please (37:38)

 

Links

 

Flatland Games

http://www.flatlandgames.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @Plus1FWD

Visit our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Sep 7, 2016

Introduction
Michael’s start with Apocalypse World (0:23)

Read a Sitch
Snowballing moves (01:32)
Night Witches (04:41)

Open Your Brain
Overview (08:05)
Luck and other key differences with Apocalypse World (09:40)
Use Magic (13:33)
Resurrection (14:37)

Act Under Fire
Crime scene (17:14)
Investigate a Mystery (19:30)
The lab (23:12)
Dr. Vargo’s office (27:07)
Manipulate an NPC (28:28)
A solution (30:20)

 

Links

Michael's website

http://www.genericgames.co.nz

 

Buy Monster of the Week

http://www.evilhat.com/home/monster-of-the-week/

 

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

 

Aug 24, 2016

This week, Rich welcomes Sarah Richardson from Magpie Games!

Warning: this episode has some mild adult content. 

Introduction
Sarah’s start with Apocalypse World (00:27)

Read a Sitch
Making memorable NPCs (02:10)

Open Your Brain - Velvet Glove
Overview (06:53)
Mechanical differences with other PbtA games (07:36)
Tell a Man to Cool It move (09:21)

Act Under Fire
A girl, a woman, or in-between? (12:07)
The Alley Cats (14:22)
Timothy (15:56)
Use the Goods (17:16)
Tell a Man to Cool It (20:32)

 

Links

Buy Velvet Glove

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/190552/Velvet-Glove-Notebook-Edition

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG and @Plus1FWD

Aug 10, 2016

Rich is joined by Jason Morningstar from Bully Pulpit Games.

Introduction
Jason’s start with Apocalypse World (00:24)

Read a Sitch

Exploring gendered moves in Sagas of the Icelanders (02:07)

Open Your Brain - Night Witches
Overview (06:47)
Marks (09:40)
Character retirement (11:10)
Playing to find out within the game’s structure (11:51)
The game’s origins (15:01)
Ghosts move (17:46)
Political Thought move (18:49)

Act Under Fire
Plussikov (19:46)
Zambrow, Poland (21:02)
A bent push rod (22:18)
The 259th (24:32)
A natural-born Soviet airwoman (25:59)
That side of the line (27:35)
This side of the line (32:53)
Zenya Mirova (35:32)

 

Links

Get Night Witcheshttp://bullypulpitgames.com/games/night-witches/

Our website: gauntlet-rpg

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 27, 2016

Rich is joined by Hamish Cameron, author of The Sprawl!

Introduction
Hamish’s introduction with PbtA (00:28)

Read a Sitch
The power of XP rewards (01:42)

Open Your Brain - The Sprawl
Overview (04:20)
Can I play an orc? (04:58)
Influences (05:24)
Tech in the game (06:35)
Mechanical differences with AW (07:28)
Social moves (09:48)
Get the Job & Get Paid (10:56)

Act Under Fire
Cortez (12:24)
The Helitex Matrix system (13:35)
Trace (15:04)
Manipulate systems (15:59)
Getting deeper into the code (16:53)
Multi-tasking (17:49)
Sting like a bee (18:53)
Melt ICE (19:46)
Redirect (21:35)

 

Links:

Buy The Sprawl

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171286/The-Sprawl----MIDNIGHT?src=hottest_small

 

The Gauntlet

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 13, 2016

Rich welcomes Sean Gomes, the creator of Uncharted Worlds! 

 

Introduction
Sean’s gateway to PbtA (00:36)

Read a Sitch
Trusting players with narrative authority (01:56)

Open Your Brain - Uncharted Worlds
Overview (05:38)
Sandbox PbtA (07:06)
Translating Apocalypse World’s gritty partial successes to space opera (09:43)
Abstracted wealth and narrative weapons (11:38)
Scapegoat move (13:39)

Act Under Fire
The canister (15:26)
Hungan slavers (16:22)
Literally acting under fire (18:05)
Brace for impact (21:13)
Recovering the fumble (23:00)

 

Links:

Uncharted Worlds

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/162122/Uncharted-Worlds

 

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 29, 2016

Introduction
How James got his start with PbtA (00:25)

Read a Sitch
“To do it, do it” (02:29)

Open Your Brain - The ‘Hood
Overview (09:06)
Harm (11:16)
Heat (12:50)
The Heat to XP connection (16:12)

Act Under Fire
Easy like Sunday morning (18:08)
Unexpected visitors (19:39)
Chip (23:06)
Playing it cool (26:34)
Officer MacGregor (28:43)

Links:

Buy The 'Hood

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/151133/The-Hood-Directors-Cut?manufacturers_id=6643

 

The Gauntlet

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 15, 2016

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

Read a Sitch
Combat in Apocalypse World (00:54)

Open Your Brain - Sagas of the Icelanders
Overview (06:00)
The role of gender in the game (08:41)
Distinction between male and female moves (12:30)
The religion moves (13:36)

Act Under Fire
Setup (15:00)
The farmstead (17:17)
A stranger from the sea (19:14)
Hospitality (21:06)
The gift (22:28)
Blood feud (23:58)

Links
Gregor’s website

http://redmoosegames.tumblr.com

Jun 1, 2016

Intro
Stephanie’s start with PbtA (00:25)
Editor’s note: Hamish’s goblin game is not available quite yet. We’ll update this space when it is.

Read a Sitch
How to handle a 6- (01:27)

Open Your Brain - Threadbare RPG
Overview (08:32)
Leveling in the game (11:28)
The ‘Look Fierce’ move (14:26)

Act Under Fire
‘Plushie’ (16:42)
The Ride (19:16)
The race (21:02)
A heroic maneuver (23:59)
“Alright, Derro, we’ve got to get out of here!” (24:48)
Running away from the storm (27:21)

Links:
Threadbare RPG KS

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mortaine/threadbare-rpg-a-stitchpunk-tabletop-role-playing

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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