38 episodes

Hosts Fiona -- a forever GM -- and Stephanie -- a professor and comics critic -- explore the multiverse of superhero TTRPGs with a variety of expert guests from the world of roleplaying games and comic books.

In each 2-4 episode run of the show we do an actual play of a different superhero RPG to demonstrate how the game works at the table. Each run ends with a detailed discussion of the system, where we talk about what kinds of superhero stories each game helps tell, how effective they are at doing so, and even give you some comic book recommendations that match the game.

You could say it's like the Danger Room, but for RPGs.

Each AP takes place in our shared city of New Arcadia, but you can listen to the runs in any order. Pick a game that sounds interesting and check us out!

Twitter: @teamupmoves
Website: https://teamupmoves.com/

Team-Up Moves Fiona Hopkins and Stephanie Burt

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Hosts Fiona -- a forever GM -- and Stephanie -- a professor and comics critic -- explore the multiverse of superhero TTRPGs with a variety of expert guests from the world of roleplaying games and comic books.

In each 2-4 episode run of the show we do an actual play of a different superhero RPG to demonstrate how the game works at the table. Each run ends with a detailed discussion of the system, where we talk about what kinds of superhero stories each game helps tell, how effective they are at doing so, and even give you some comic book recommendations that match the game.

You could say it's like the Danger Room, but for RPGs.

Each AP takes place in our shared city of New Arcadia, but you can listen to the runs in any order. Pick a game that sounds interesting and check us out!

Twitter: @teamupmoves
Website: https://teamupmoves.com/

    Marvelous (back matter) w/ Emily Buza and Jay Edidin

    Marvelous (back matter) w/ Emily Buza and Jay Edidin

    Let’s do some talking about S. Donnelly and Hannah Rogers’ Marvelous!
    Our guests, Emily Buza and Jay Edidin, who you know from their respective podcasts Whelmed: The Young Justice Files and Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, are with us to talk character creation, what makes this game tick, and give some comic book recommendations that fit with our characters and the kind of deconstructed superhero narratives of Marvelous.
    Marvelous is a Belonging Outside Belonging game of teen heroes, villains, and mundane friends. Find out more and get the game: https://sdonnelly.itch.io/marvelous
    Back IssuesSTARMAN by James Robinson and Tony Harris (DC Comics, 1994)X-MEN: EVOLUTION (animated television) (2000)SEANCE TEA PARTY (graphic novel) by Reimena Yee (2020)SNAPDRAGON (graphic novel) by Kat Leyh (2020)MAMO by Sas Milledge (Boom! Studios, 2021)DC SUPERHERO GIRLS (animated television) (2019)SABRIEL (novel) by Garth Nix (1995)RUNAWAYS by Rainbow Rowell and Nico Leon (2017)THE WEE FREE MEN (novel) by Terry Pratchett (2009)JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell (IDW, 2015)
    The CastEmily Buza (she/her, Twitter, Instagram) — Beatrice “Trixie” O’Neill
    Jay Edidin (he/him, Twitter, Tumblr, Linktree) — Alex North
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly/@accommodatingly@zirk.us) — Thalia Mews (“Amphitrite”)
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim/@fionawhim@dice.camp) — Brethyn Beachum
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Tumblr: teamupmoves.tumblr.com
    Mastodon: @teamupmoves@dice.camp
    Twitter: @teamupmoves
    Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Marvelous (AP 2/2) w/ Emily Buza and Jay Edidin

    Marvelous (AP 2/2) w/ Emily Buza and Jay Edidin

    It’s time for the 2nd half of our actual play of S. Donnelly and Hannah Rogers’ Marvelous!
    This is a Belonging Outside Belonging game of teen heroes, villains, and mundane friends.
    We’re fortunate to be joined by two powerhouses of comic podcasting: Emily Buza, who you know from Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, and Jay Edidin, who you know from Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men.
    Find out more and get the game: https://sdonnelly.itch.io/marvelous
    The CastEmily Buza (she/her, @emilyofarden) — Beatrice “Trixie” O’Neill
    Jay Edidin (he/him, @NotLasers) — Alex North
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly/@accommodatingly@zirk.us) — Thalia Mews (“Amphitrite”)
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim/@fionawhim@dice.camp) — Brethyn Beachum
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: @teamupmoves
    Mastodon: @teamupmoves@dice.camp
    Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Marvelous (AP 1/2) w/ Emily Buza and Jay Edidin

    Marvelous (AP 1/2) w/ Emily Buza and Jay Edidin

    We are kicking off our second year with a phenomenal run, playing S. Donnelly and Hannah Rogers’ Marvelous, a Masks-inspired Belonging Outside Belonging game. This is a game about super teens, but not necessarily a super team. Our characters are two heroes finding their powers and their voice, a villain struggling to come into his own, and Brethyn.
    We’re fortunate to be joined by two powerhouses of comic podcasting: Emily Buza, who you know from Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, and Jay Edidin, who you know from Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men.
    Find out more and get the game: https://sdonnelly.itch.io/marvelous
    Also! We’re an Official Selection at Minnesota WebFest 2023!
    The CastEmily Buza (she/her, @emilyofarden) — Beatrice “Trixie” O’Neill
    Jay Edidin (he/him, @NotLasers) — Alex North
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly/@accommodatingly@zirk.us) — Thalia Mews (“Amphitrite”)
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim/@fionawhim@dice.camp) — Brethyn Beachum
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Tumblr: teamupmoves.tumblr.com
    Mastodon: @teamupmoves@dice.camp
    Twitter: @teamupmoves
    Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Annual 2023

    Annual 2023

    We’re celebrating a year of podcasting with an annual episode (never not using comic book metaphors)! Hosts Fiona and Stephanie answer some listener questions, talk about what we’ve learned in a year of superhero RPGs, and talk about a few things we’re excited about for the next year.
    Will we find the best superhero business RPG? Will Fiona be able to play as Squirrel Girl? Which of Stephanie’s characters does she most resemble? All these and more.
    Mentioned Links:Lowell Francis’s History of Superhero RPGs on his Age of Ravens blogStan Lee on who would win in a fight
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Tumblr: teamupmoves.tumblr.com
    Mastodon: @teamupmoves@dice.camp
    Twitter: @teamupmoves
    Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead

    • 56 min
    Cypher/Claim the Sky (Back Matter) w/ Armaan Babu and Ian Gregory

    Cypher/Claim the Sky (Back Matter) w/ Armaan Babu and Ian Gregory

    Cyphers! Pools! Adjectives, nouns, and verb phrases! Armaan and Ian are with us to dig into Cypher and discuss how it handles superheroic characters and stories.
    Cypher System is a setting-agnostic RPG from Monte Cook Games. We’re using their Claim the Sky add-on book to inform how to adapt it to superheroic characters and settings.
    Find out more about Cypher System and Claim the Sky at https://www.montecookgames.com/
    Want to hear us discuss something during our Annual Episode, coming in June? E-mail show@teamupmoves.com!
    Back IssuesUNCANNY X-MEN 122-25 (1979), by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and othersDREADSTAR (1982-1992), by Jim Starlin and othersMACHINE MAN 1-4 (1984), by Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe and othersMURDERWORLD (2022-23), by Jim Zub, Ray Fawkes, and othersX-FORCE (2020-2023), by Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and othersX-TERMINATORS (2022-2023), by Leah Williams, Carlos Gomez and othersSINS OF SINISTER (2023), by Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck, Paco Medina and others
    Also MentionedOld Gus’ Cypher System Reference Document: https://callmepartario.github.io/og-csrd/
    The CastArmaan Babu (he/him, @ArmaanBabu) — Karma Jain (“The Games Master”)
    (You can hire Armaan to be your actual game master at https://startplaying.games/gm/pathwaysyetunexplored!)
    Ian Gregory (they/them, @fissionmale) — Exo-Unit Layer Ipsilon Seven
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly/@accommodatingly@zirk.us) — Sheila Remy (“Songwolf”)
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim/@fionawhim@dice.camp) — Game Master
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/
    Newsletter: https://buttondown.email/teamupmoves/
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: @teamupmoves
    Mastodon: @teamupmoves@dice.camp
    Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Cypher/Claim the Sky (AP 2/2) w/ Armaan Babu and Ian Gregory

    Cypher/Claim the Sky (AP 2/2) w/ Armaan Babu and Ian Gregory

    It’s the 2nd half of our Cypher System / Claim the Sky AP. We’re re-joined by Armaan Babu and Ian Gregory as three heroes unlock the secrets of The Zephyr’s underground puzzle dungeon in order to save their friend.
    Cypher System is a setting-agnostic RPG from Monte Cook Games. We’re using their Claim the Sky add-on book to inform how to adapt it to superheroic characters and settings.
    Find out more about Cypher System and Claim the Sky at https://www.montecookgames.com/
    Want to hear us discuss something during our Annual Episode, coming in June? E-mail show@teamupmoves.com!
    The CastArmaan Babu (he/him, @ArmaanBabu) — Karma Jain (“The Games Master”)
    (You can hire Armaan to be your actual game master at https://startplaying.games/gm/pathwaysyetunexplored!)
    Ian Gregory (they/them, @fissionmale) — Exo-Unit Layer Ipsilon Seven
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly/@accommodatingly@zirk.us) — Sheila Remy (“Songwolf”)
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim/@fionawhim@dice.camp) — Game Master
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/
    Newsletter: https://buttondown.email/teamupmoves/
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: @teamupmoves
    Mastodon: @teamupmoves@dice.camp
    Theme Music: “Play” by Sleepyhead

    • 1 hr 3 min

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