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+1 Forward

+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.

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Playing the Apocalypse 01

Time Codes Question One: What sets being a player in PBTA apart from being a player in another system? Submitted by David LaFrenierre (01:51) Question Two: What strategies and practices do you employ as a player in a PBTA game to set the other characters up for success? Submitted by Matthew Doughty (10:24) Question Three: What should I be doing during other players scenes? Submitted by Rob Diebold (21:14) Question four: How do you best engage Hx/Strings/Bonds/interPC mechanics? Submitted by Mischa Krilov (28:19)

44mins

31 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Long Term Playing

Timecodes 00:00:29 - Overview of discussion 00:04:12 - Common advancements 00:23:07 - Switching playbooks 00:30:25 - Creating a second player character 00:38:52 - Playing safe vs playing risky Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

46mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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Principles and Genre

Rich & Rach are talking about MC Principles. Timcodes (00:50) Principles (06:25) Genre and Urban Fantasy (28:31) GM Fiat? (30:37) Highlighting some particularly powerful Principles Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

44mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #3

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Gauntlet Con 2017 - PbtA GMing Panel

For this special episode of +1 Forward, we present the audio from the "PbtA GMing" panel at Gauntlet Con 2017. The panel took place on October 21st. The participants were David LaFreniere, Lowell Francis, Rach Shelkey, and Michael X. Heiligenstein. 

54mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Making MC Moves

Timecodes 1:53 - What are Moves? 4:50 - Move Triggers 5:17 - Trigger 1: Failed PC Moves 7:38 - Trigger 2: The Players' Expectant Look 15:40 - Trigger 3: The Golden Opportunity 19:00 - Choosing Moves from your Big List 25:22 - MC Moves and Planning Ahead 29:03 - Move Stockpiling? 31:40 - What to Do When You Can't Figure out What Move to Use? Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

43mins

20 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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Ironsworn

Timecodes: 03:07 - Read a Sitch about solo gaming! 12:58 - Open Your Brain to Ironsworn 31:20 - Act Under Fire... as Plussy tries to protect Gauntlet Village Links Purchase Ironsworn https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/238369/Ironsworn Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

56mins

24 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Hogwarts

Timecodes 03:18 - Read a Sitch on running mysteries in PbtA 14:08 - Open Your Brain to Hogwarts 27:02 - Act Under Fire with Curtis 45:34 - A peek at the Mystery system in action Check out the game and download it FREE here: https://www.hwrpg.net/ David's Patreon to support the development of future tabletop RPG projects. He's also begun designing his next (PbtA) game, Teens with Attitude. Find out about that, and support him here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbrunellbrutman

53mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Custom Moves Make the Game

Guest: Jen of Slugfest Games @halcycat on Twitter Timecodes: 1:33 - What are Custom Moves? 29:22 - Act Under Fire - Making a Custom Move exercise Links: The Story Games "Custom Moves make the game" thread: http://story-games.com/forums/discussion/13109/apocalypse-world-custom-moves-make-the-game/p1 Some of Jen's awesome Monsterhearts Custom Moves: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kjVqgHQaQb4Ulieqv1KvMD6tdYzz_9jS8-pix44XPTE/edit Candy Bar Visit Custom Move: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FeaYjJ6TjkB8D4RYG4vVLGmPvtV-QVJHDWlvuR8OMEQ/edit?usp=sharing

51mins

24 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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Libreté

Rich interviews Vivien Feasson about his game Libreté, which is on Kickstarter NOW! Timecodes: 02:58 - Read a Sitch on the frequency of tests or rolls in a PbtA game 09:39 - Open your Brain to Libreté 18:57 - Act Under Fire with Plussy and Libreté Find the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gmdk/librete-an-rpg-of-lost-children

41mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Descent into Midnight

Rich and Rach interview Rich Howard and Richard Kreutz-Landry about their game Descent into Midnight, which is coming to Kickstarter in early 2020! Third game designer Taylor couldn't make the recording, sadly. Timecodes: 3:27 - Read a Sitch with Richard talking about being brave as an MC and trusting your players 9:33 - Read a Sitch with Rich H handling surprise  player-created pregens at cons 15:48 - Open your Brain to Descent into Midnight 31:59 - Act Under Fire Check out the game here: https://descentintomidnight.com/ The Masks episode of Whelmed Rich H mentioned: https://crashingthemode.com/podcast/2017/6/21/masks-ap-relations-episode-01

56mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Dream Apart

Timecodes 1:40 - Read a Sitch 6:55 - Open Your Brain 16:35 - Act Under Fire Links Dream Askew // Dream Apart KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/averyalder/dream-askew-dream-apart Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

32mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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Alphas 01 - Robot Cities, Circles of Power, Hydro Hackers

Rach speaks with Melissa Lewis-Gentry, Jason Pitre, and Phil Vecchione about their in-development games! Timecodes Robot Cities (00:44) Circles of Power (07:57) Hydro Hackers (18:39) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com 
 Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet 
 Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

33mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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GMing PbtA Games Panel

During Gauntlet Con 2019, Rich moderated a panel with his co-host Rach and expert MCs Marissa Kelly of Magpie Games and Phil Vecchione of Encoded Designs.

1hr 1min

21 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Monster of the Week: Tome of Mysteries

Timecodes 04:25  - Read a Sitch about non-PbtA games 15:11  - Open Your Brain to Tome of Mysteries 27:11- Act Under Fire with Plussy and his... kid sister?!?! Check out Steve Hickey's games: http://stevehickeygames.blogspot.com/ You can pick up Tome of Mysteries here: https://www.evilhat.com/home/monster-of-the-week-tome-of-mysteries/

50mins

14 May 2019

Rank #14

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Vagabonds of Dyfed

Timecodes 2:21 - Read a Sitch 9:33 - Open your Brain 16:24 - Act Under Fire Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

35mins

4 Jul 2018

Rank #15