150 episodes

+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.

+1 Forward Richard Rogers

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    • 4.7 • 49 Ratings

+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.

    Final Episode - Lessons Learned in 2022

    Final Episode - Lessons Learned in 2022

    It's a super-sized episode as Rach and Rich talk about the lessons they learned playing and running PbtA games in 2022, and we bring the podcast to a close.

    Timecodes:
    0:01:23 - Read a Sitch about 2022 gaming highlights
    0:35:14 - Open Your Brain to our stray thoughts about PbtA games and play
    0:52:08 - Act Under Fire - our closing thoughts

    You can find Rach on Mastodon (it's a social media site - google it!) She's @teddog@dice.camp
    You can find Rich on Mastodon, too. He's @orklord@dice.camp

    Thanks so much to all of our wonderful guests over the years! Thanks to you, our listeners, too. Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Sneak Preview: The Darkened Threshold

    Sneak Preview: The Darkened Threshold

    The Darkened Threshold is a new podcast from The Gauntlet, coming in 2023! This is a sneak preview of the first episode; the show will launch with its own feed in late December. In the meantime, join us on The Gauntlet Discord server to discuss all things Brindlewood Bay & The Between.

    • 40 min
    Summer Series Firebrands - What We Have Learned

    Summer Series Firebrands - What We Have Learned

    ​Rach and Rich reflect on their Summer Series of Firebrands games. 

    Timecodes:
    0:00:53 - Our First Impressions of Firebrands
    0:05:58 - Which Firebrands games did we try out?
    0:08:27 - What aspects of Firebrands most surprised us
    0:14:11 - Which aspects we found underwhelming
    0:23:49 - Advice we offer for first time Firebrands players
    0:28:57 - Our Highs
    0:34:00 - Our Lows
    0:37:20 - Final Thoughts on Firebrands and PbtA

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    • 40 min
    Apocalypse Keys

    Apocalypse Keys

    Rach and Rich bring on Rae Nedjadi to talk about their game Apocalypse Keys, which is crowd-funding on Kickstarter until October 11, 2022

    Timecodes:
    0:02:40 - Read a Sitch about The Promise of a Move
    0:11:56 - Open Your Brain to Apocalypse Keys
    0:22:09 - Act Under Fire

    Check out Apocalypse Keys on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/apocalypse-keys

    Find Rae's website here:
    https://www.swordqueengames.com/

    • 53 min
    Summer Series Firebrands - Once More Into the Void

    Summer Series Firebrands - Once More Into the Void

    Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This seventh episode of the series features Rae Nadjadi, creator of ​Once More into the Void.

    Timecodes:
    00:01:30- Setting Up
    00:07:53 - The Challenge
    00:18:46 - Playing the Games

    Find Once More into the Void here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Jagash/once-more-into-the-void

    • 36 min
    Summer Series Firebrands - Superstars: Racing Icons

    Summer Series Firebrands - Superstars: Racing Icons

    Rach and Rich continue their third Summer Series. This series covers games in the Firebrands style of PbtA games. This sixth episode of the series features Tristan and Pete, creators of ​Superstars: Racing Icons.

    Timecodes:
    00:03:52- Setting Up
    00:12:27 - The Challenge
    00:22:39 - Playing the Games

    Find Superstars: Racing Icons here: https://feelingfickle.itch.io/superstars-racing-icons
    Follow Tristan on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/feelingfickle
    Follow Pete on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Pete_Volk

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

phopkins ,

Delightful look at a variety of great games

1 Forward is one of my favorite podcasts. Rich and Rach are very knowledgable about Powered by the Apocalypse and they have really interesting guests come to talk about their games.

The vibe of the show is kind and helpful. I feel like I want to try every game they talk about.

Also Rich’s voice is just… real dang comforting.

J. P. Uppy ,

Good discourse on PbtA games

Two fun and knowledgeable hosts interview Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) game designers and have a short little actual play session of the game. They also dive into aspects of PbtA games and analyze a few movies to see how you could recreate them in PbtA games.

I’ve bought and played many a game that I first heard about on this show.

MMinsk ,

Fabulous!

My favorite podcast!

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