10 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/

    Exceptionals (Back Matter)

    Exceptionals (Back Matter)

    Come for the uncharacteristically sloppy opening, keep listening for a great discussion about Exceptionals by Gar Atkins, and stay to the end for a li’l song.
    In this back matter episode, we dig into character creation, game mechanisms, and the comics we think go with this game.
    More Info: https://bramblewolfgames.itch.io/exceptionals (https://bramblewolfgames.itch.io/exceptionals)
    Back IssuesNew Mutants Vol. 4 (2020) #14–present by written by Vita Ayala and art by Rod Reis
    New Mutants Vol. 3 (2009) #33 written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
    New Mutants Vol. 1 (1983) #21, “Slumber Party” (and Steph’s https://www.comicsxf.com/2022/07/19/our-best-x-men-story-is-slumber-party/ (article about why it’s the best)) and many others by Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson
    X-Men Evolution s2e1 “Growing Pains”
    Any story with the Morlocks
    New X-Men Vol. 1 #135–138, “Riot at Xavier’s” written by Grant Morrison
    Comic by https://www.padrim.com.br/linhadotrem (Raphael Salimena) (https://twitter.com/linhadotrem (@linhadotrem)): https://imgur.com/gallery/zu4DGps (https://imgur.com/gallery/zu4DGps) (translated)
    New Mutants Vol. 2 (2003) written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
    Astro City by Kurt Busiek
    Domino Annual (2018) by Gail Simone
    X-Men Unlimited #22, “Cat and Mouse” by Brian K. Vaughan

    Also Mentioned…https://twitter.com/DanTalksGames/status/1551329169467797505 (@DanTalksGames thread about crits in Pathfinder 2e)

    The CastArmaan Babu (he/him, https://twitter.com/ArmaanBabu (@ArmaanBabu)) — Find his work at ComicsXF and on Twitter.
    Becca Petunia (she/her, https://twitter.com/UnclePetunio/ (@UnclePetunio)) — Look for Hubba-Wha?! on https://toughpigs.com/category/podcasts/ (Tough Pigs’ podcast feed) and hear her on the first two seasons of https://rolloutpodcast.libsyn.com/ (Roll Out!)
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, https://twitter.com/accommodatingly (@accommodatingly))
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, https://twitter.com/fionawhim (@fionawhim))
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/ (https://teamupmoves.com/)
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamupmoves (@teamupmoves)
    Theme Music: “Play” by http://www.sleepyheadrockband.com/ (Sleepyhead)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Exceptionals (AP 2/2)

    Exceptionals (AP 2/2)

    We’re back with the second half of our AP of Exceptionals by Gar Atkins (https://twitter.com/sahoni_stuff/ (@Sahoni_Stuff)). We left off just as Manticore was writing her lesson plans. Find out how she rolled, and then what happens when the crew paddles over to the Traipse River power plant to give it what for.
    Find out more about the game: https://bramblewolfgames.itch.io/exceptionals (https://bramblewolfgames.itch.io/exceptionals)
    The CastArmaan Babu (he/him, https://twitter.com/ArmaanBabu (@ArmaanBabu)) — Eddie Varma
    Becca Petunia (she/her, https://twitter.com/UnclePetunio/ (@UnclePetunio)) — Mandy “Manticore” Corr
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, https://twitter.com/accommodatingly (@accommodatingly)) — Penny “Faraday” Madrid
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, https://twitter.com/fionawhim (@fionawhim)) — The Editor
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/ (https://teamupmoves.com/)
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamupmoves (@teamupmoves)
    Theme Music: “Play” by http://www.sleepyheadrockband.com/ (Sleepyhead)

    • 58 min
    Exceptionals (AP 1/2)

    Exceptionals (AP 1/2)

    It’s the first half of our actual play of Exceptionals by Gar Atkins (https://twitter.com/sahoni_stuff/ (@Sahoni_Stuff))! Our three mutants genos just want to hang out in nature, help children, and make video games, but the area’s indifference to a coal-burning power plant spurs them to action.
    Find out more about the game: https://bramblewolfgames.itch.io/exceptionals (https://bramblewolfgames.itch.io/exceptionals)
    The CastArmaan Babu (he/him, https://twitter.com/ArmaanBabu (@ArmaanBabu)) — Eddie Varma
    Becca Petunia (she/her, https://twitter.com/UnclePetunio/ (@UnclePetunio)) — Mandy “Manticore” Corr
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, https://twitter.com/accommodatingly (@accommodatingly)) — Penny “Faraday” Madrid
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, https://twitter.com/fionawhim (@fionawhim)) — The Editor
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/ (https://teamupmoves.com/)
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamupmoves (@teamupmoves)
    Theme Music: “Play” by http://www.sleepyheadrockband.com/ (Sleepyhead)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Champions (Back Matter)

    Champions (Back Matter)

    Our AP is over, so now it’s time to talk about Champions 6th Edition from https://www.herogames.com/ (Hero Games).
    In this back matter episode, we dig into character creation, game mechanisms, and the comics we think go with this game.
    More Info: https://www.herogames.com/ (https://www.herogames.com/)
    Back IssuesFreedom Force — Irrational Games
    Justice Society
    Avengers — Anything with art by George Pérez

    The CastIan Gregory (they/them, https://twitter.com/fissionmale (@fissionmale)) — See https://www.comicsxf.com/author/ibgregory/ (their work on ComicsXF)!
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, https://twitter.com/accommodatingly (@accommodatingly))
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, https://twitter.com/fionawhim (@fionawhim))
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/ (https://teamupmoves.com/)
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamupmoves (@teamupmoves)
    Theme Music: “Play” by http://www.sleepyheadrockband.com/ (Sleepyhead)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Champions (AP 2/2)

    Champions (AP 2/2)

    We’re back playing Champions, 6th Edition from Hero Games. How will The Human Slingshot and Anemone deal with Johnny Three-Guns, Liar, and Larry the Hench? What evil schemes are afoot elsewhere while they’re tossing guns around and mildly bruising each other?
    Champions, 6th Edition is the 2009 version of the long-running Champions RPG. It’s a general superhero team RPG best known for its flexible character creation.
    Find out more: https://www.herogames.com/ (https://www.herogames.com/)
    The CastIan Gregory (he/him, https://twitter.com/fissionmale (@fissionmale)) — The Human Slingshot
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, https://twitter.com/accommodatingly (@accommodatingly)) — Anemone
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, https://twitter.com/fionawhim (@fionawhim)) — GM
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/ (https://teamupmoves.com/)
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamupmoves (@teamupmoves)
    Theme Music: “Play” by http://www.sleepyheadrockband.com/ (Sleepyhead)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Champions (AP 1/2)

    Champions (AP 1/2)

    New run! New game! This time we’re playing Champions, 6th Edition from Hero Games. The Human Slingshot and Anemone are dispatched to the surprisingly posh New Arcadia Aquarium to stop Johnny Three-Guns and his hench from robbing a gala full of socialites.
    Champions, 6th Edition is the 2009 version of the long-running Champions RPG. It’s a general superhero team RPG best known for its flexible character creation.
    Find out more: https://www.herogames.com/ (https://www.herogames.com/)
    The CastIan Gregory (he/him, https://twitter.com/fissionmale (@fissionmale)) — The Human Slingshot
    Stephanie Burt (she/her, https://twitter.com/accommodatingly (@accommodatingly)) — Anemone
    Fiona Hopkins (she/her, https://twitter.com/fionawhim (@fionawhim)) — GM
    Show InfoWebsite: https://teamupmoves.com/ (https://teamupmoves.com/)
    Email: show@teamupmoves.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamupmoves (@teamupmoves)
    Theme Music: “Play” by http://www.sleepyheadrockband.com/ (Sleepyhead)

    • 1 hr 18 min

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