99 episodes

The Jank Cast is a round table discussion podcast about all things in the "Geek" culture with emphesis on games of all sorts. From board games, to video games, to role playing games, we cover it all. Each week includes a review of a product of the geek culture and a topic to improve your gaming style.

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The Jank Cast is a round table discussion podcast about all things in the "Geek" culture with emphesis on games of all sorts. From board games, to video games, to role playing games, we cover it all. Each week includes a review of a product of the geek culture and a topic to improve your gaming style.

    Episode 235: BFF! and Gaming Parents

    Episode 235: BFF! and Gaming Parents

    Hosts: Jenn, Ross, Teri, Todd



    In this episode, we have Ross Cowman from Heart of the Deernicorn games and his mom Teri on to talk about their currently kickstarting game BFF! They discuss what it's like to design with your parent, as well as provide some insight into how to make games that are about the small moments.



    A link to the kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rosscowman/bff-the-rpg-of-girlhood-friendship-and-adventure

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 234: The Care and Nurturing of Small Cons

    Episode 234: The Care and Nurturing of Small Cons

    Hosts: Joe, Kelly, Megan, Tim, Willow



    Recorded at Forge Midwest, Joe and Megan are joined by esteemed guests Tim Jensen and Willow Palecek, who put on Forge Midwest, and Kelly Vanda, who runs Minnloco, to talk about the ins and outs of running a small, wee, baby convention.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 233: Blurring the Boundary Between Serious and Lighthearted

    Episode 233: Blurring the Boundary Between Serious and Lighthearted

    Hosts: Elizabeth, Todd



    We have on Elizabeth Chaipraditkul of Angry Hamster Publishing to talk about her new game, kickstarting now, Familiars of Terra, as well as to discuss what makes a game serious or lighthearted, and how there is some ambiguity between the two poles.



    Relevant links:



    Kickstarter for Familiars of Terra: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1568822309/familiars-of-terra-a-tabletop-roleplaying-game



    Angry Hamster: https://www.angryhamsterpublishing.com/

    • 43 min
    Actual Play: Starcrossed

    Actual Play: Starcrossed

    Players: Joe, Todd



    Joe and Todd play a playtest version of Alex Robert's two-player romance(?) game Tension. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 232: New Agenda Publishing on Diversity in Gaming

    Episode 232: New Agenda Publishing on Diversity in Gaming

    Hosts: Eloy, Jenn, Jerry, Misha, Todd



    Jenn and Todd sit down with Eloy, Misha, and Jerry of New Agenda Publishing, a new gaming company aimed at promoting diversity in gaming and mentoring and publishing designers from underrepresented groups. We have a wide ranging conversation that dives into racism in gaming, the ins and outs of publishing, and oatmeal. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Actual Play: Masks, Final Episode!

    Actual Play: Masks, Final Episode!

    Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott



    The final episode of our Masks actual play!

    • 2 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

Zac Gross ,

Good Discussions

I love how casual and real the conversations sound. They aren't canned responses. It's real thoughts by real people.

Williampalmer77840 ,

The best around. <-----period.

This is my favorite podcast by far and consistently every week they amaze me with new, interesting, funny banter.
One: They are intellectual without being pretentious.
Two: They're funny without being too goofy.
Three: They stay on topic without being afraid to take interesting tangents.
Four: They are informative.
The last point is a very important one. I learn at least two or three things every week that I feel I can bring into my gaming life.
This podcast would also be an excellent introduction to someone that has only played traditional role-playing games like D&D to the whole wide world of awesomeness that is indie role-playing.
Five stars.

Holey Knight ,

Amazin

This is a really great podcast. The casters have fun, but are adult about their discussions. They play a wide variety of games that are interesting to listen to. They focus on Role playing, not roll playing, which is much more interesting for me

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