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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.

+1 Forward Richard Rogers

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    • 4.7, 37 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.

    Summer Series BOB- Wanderhome

    Summer Series BOB- Wanderhome

    Rach and Rich continue their Summer Series. This series covers games in the Belonging Outside Belonging (BOB) style of PbtA games. This fourth episode features Jay Dragon of Possum Creek Games.

    Timecodes:
    0:01:48 - Spend a Token... to hear Jay talk about Idle Dreaming
    0:07:58 - You Also Play As The... person learning about Wanderhome (and Moomin)
    0:17:02  - No Dice, No Masters... a demo of Wanderhome

    Wanderhome's KS page:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jdragsky/wanderhome

    Jay Dragons's Itch store:
    https://jdragsky.itch.io/

    Jay's Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/jdragsky

    • 35 min
    Summer Series BOB- BALIKBAYAN

    Summer Series BOB- BALIKBAYAN

    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.

    Timecodes:
    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:
    https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/

    • 45 min
    Summer Series BOB- Venture

    Summer Series BOB- Venture

    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.

    Timecodes:
    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:
    https://metagame.itch.io/

    • 26 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

TheDarkFiddler ,

A Podcast by the Apodcalypse

+1 Forward is an interesting show. When you start getting involved in PbtA games, there's almost this overwhelming desire to figure out how it all works and start evaluating it. You want to see what other games do, how far the design philosophy can be pushed. +1 Forward does just that, and in a way that makes you feel like you always had the answer with you. It brings material to you and helps talk through these games in a way that really shows you what's going on and mostly lets you take your own conclusions from it, and I greatly appreciate that.

DM Lord Neptune ,

The best podcast for learning Powered by the Apocalypse

When starting design on my first full TTRPG, I needed a system that could handle the way I wanted the game to play. Not having heard much more than D20 based games, I was intrigued by Powered by the Apocalypse and the conversational style of play. This is what I've been looking for, I thought, but I know next to nothing about PbtA!

This is where +1 Forward comes into play. I binged this podcast hard and learned an immense deal from it about PbtA without having ever played a single game! I actually wrote up a lengthy pre-alpha version of my game, Chimera, from the lessons learned here and the things I was beginning to understand in the various books I purchased. And now I keep refining things for the better because of the amazing advice that this podcast is known for.

If you are new to PbtA and are interested in the system, you need to listen to this podcast. If you are a player of PbtA games and want to learn about many of the other games out there, you need to listen to this podcast. Even if you are a veteran of PbtA games, you need to listen to this podcast! It's just that good. Rich (and in season two, Rach) bring an excellent dive into this game system and I strive to listen as soon as I can when a new episode releases.

Matt Wetherbee ,

Hopefully this one will be +1 Ongoing for a while...

One of my favorite RPG podcasts. I adore Apocalypse World and its descendants, and love hearing about the development of those games and the designers behind them; the general discussion are a particular favorite, though, with solid advice on how to both be a better player and a better game master. Rich and Rach have a great rapport and an infectious enthusiasm.

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