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+1 Forward is a show about 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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+1 Forward is a show about 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.

    Summer Series BOB - Dream Askew

    Summer Series BOB - Dream Askew

    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!)

    Timecodes:
    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:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQr0d9nvSEk

    • 39 min
    MC Prep & Clocks

    MC Prep & Clocks

    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!

    Timecodes:
    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:
    https://www.indiegamereadingclub.com/

    Paul's Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/igrc/posts

    • 45 min
    Rust Hulks

    Rust Hulks

    Rich interviews Sam Sorensen about Rust Hulks, his game about playing space truckers in a grimy science-fiction future.

    Timecodes:
    0:02:24 - Read a Sitch about PbtA game structures and third party supplements
    0:14:28  - Open Your Brain to Rust Hulks
    0:25:26  - Act Under Fire with Captain Plus One

    You can purchase Rust Hulks here (aff):
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/300564/Rust-Hulks?affiliate_id=78493

    Sam's Twitter handle:
    https://twitter.com/headofthegoat

    • 41 min
    Teens With Attitude

    Teens With Attitude

    Rach and Rich interview David Brunell-Brutman about his game about 1990's action with Teens with Attitude.

    Timecodes:
    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

    • 49 min
    Movie Night - Rogue One and Impulse Drive

    Movie Night - Rogue One and Impulse Drive

    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

    Timecodes:
    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):
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/279561/Impulse-Drive?affiliate_id=78493

    A discussion on hacking Story Games to Star Wars from the Gauntlet forum:
    https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com/t/playing-star-wars-in-story-game-systems/4449

    • 51 min
    PbtA in the Time of Social Distancing

    PbtA in the Time of Social Distancing

    Rich and Rach talk about ways to get in some PbtA gaming during social distancing measures.

    Timecodes:
    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)

    • 1 hr 3 min

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+1 Forward was a brilliant, insightful, professional and well presented and edited podcast. Then they added another host who sounds like she’s recorded her audio on a tape recorder in a covered market. She really knows her stuff but it’s unlistenable. A real shame

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