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The Jank Cast

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A round table discussion podcast about gaming of all kinds.

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A round table discussion podcast about gaming of all kinds.

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A enjoyable rpg podcast

By Joshuaedwardk - Mar 23 2012
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I like it, it's pleases me greatly.

Go roll some dice!

By switch from chicago - Jul 09 2009
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The best gaming podcast on all the Internets, hands down.

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
1
0
0
0

A enjoyable rpg podcast

By Joshuaedwardk - Mar 23 2012
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I like it, it's pleases me greatly.

Go roll some dice!

By switch from chicago - Jul 09 2009
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The best gaming podcast on all the Internets, hands down.
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The Jank Cast

Latest release on May 22, 2018

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A round table discussion podcast about gaming of all kinds.

Rank #1: Episode 206: Play By Post

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Hosts: Adam, Jenn, Todd After a short break due to lost of traveling for the hosts, we’re back! In this episode, we sit down with our friend Adam to discuss the ins and outs of play-by-post role playing. Sh’notes: What’d … Continue reading →

Nov 10 2015

56mins

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Rank #2: Episode 195: Franchise Mashup Challenge!!!!!!

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Hosts: Kevin, Megan, Scott Kevin from The Walking Eye stops by to talk about his idea for the franchise mashup challenge! Star Wars is discussed. Much, much discussed. Sh’notes: What’d we play?- 4:40 Topic- 30:45 Rants- 1:14:23

Dec 30 2014

1hr 23mins

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Rank #3: Actual Play: Bluebeard’s Bride Part Two

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Players: Ben, Joe, Megan, Sarah The thrilling conclusion of Bluebeard’s Bride! Please see the content warning at the beginning of the episode. Shit gets gnarly.

Mar 15 2016

1hr 54mins

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Rank #4: Actual Play: Bluebeard’s Bride Part I

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Players: Ben, Joe, Megan, Sarah This is an actual play of Whitney Beltràn, Marissa Kelly, & Sarah Richardson’s Bluebeard’s Bride, run by Sarah herself. Joe and Megan sit down to play her game with her along with our friend Ben. … Continue reading →

Feb 26 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #5: Actual Play: Dream Askew, Part I

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Players: Dana, Dylan, Joe, Megan, Todd Hey all. We’ve been a LEEEETLE slow on the new regular episodes lately due to Gencon/work/life/traveling but we’ve got some stuff in the pipeline, I promise. In the meantime, enjoy an AP of Avery … Continue reading →

Sep 13 2014

2hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Episode 217: Mechanical Dissonance

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Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Todd We talk about when mechanics don’t sit quite right with you, which we call “mechanical dissonance.” Enjoy! Sh’notes: 5:50- What’d we play. 15:35- Topic

Jun 06 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #7: Actual Play: Monsterhearts Session 4-2

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Players: Joe, Megan, Rob, Todd This is it! The thrilling and gory finale of our Monsterhearts game! Woo! As Alice rages, Raphael schemes, and Longman passive-aggressively mopes, the question must be asked: WHO WILL SURVIVE AND WHAT WILL BE LEFT … Continue reading →

May 15 2014

2hr 12mins

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Rank #8: Episode 219: Gencon 2016 Recap!

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Hosts: Alex, Jenn, Scott, Todd We have Gencon Industry Insider Alex Roberts (www.helloalexroberts.com) on to talk about our experiences at Gencon! We discuss some of the panels, as well as talk about D&D, Sign by Kathryn Hymes, and Group Date … Continue reading →

Aug 15 2016

57mins

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Rank #9: Actual Play: Lady Blackbird Part I

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Players: Dr. Boyfriend, Joe, Megan, Timo, Tom Two ways to get your fix of the awesome game Lady Blackbird from the Jank Cast! First, you can go here to read the play by post game Todd is playing in right … Continue reading →

Jan 16 2015

2hr 28mins

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Rank #10: Actual Play: Monsterhearts, Session 4-1

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Players: Joe, Megan, Rob, Todd Our final session of Monsterhearts, part I! We split it into two shorter episodes because it was near four hours. In this session, Megan returns as Alice, and we have some fairly eventful monster on … Continue reading →

Apr 28 2014

1hr 36mins

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Rank #11: Episode 181: Collaborative World Building

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Hosts: Jason, Timo, Todd First off, we’ve been nominated for a Golden Geek! Whoo-hoo! Voting closes today (February 17, 2014) so if you can, go vote. Thanks! This week, we have on Jason Pitre, designer of The Spark, to talk … Continue reading →

Feb 17 2014

1hr 18mins

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Rank #12: Episode 208: Information in Game

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Hosts: Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo, Todd Prodigal Jank son TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMO returns to us to talk about information in game. How much information do the players have? How much can they get? How does that shape the game? No sh’notes because … Continue reading →

Dec 23 2015

1hr 5mins

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Rank #13: Episode 229: Twists and Other Narrative Devices in Gaming

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Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Todd After a summer hiatus due to Megan and Todd moving, we’re back with a new episode that looks at how some narrative conventions for providing information are useful or not useful in gaming. Enjoy!

Aug 08 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Actual Play: Monsterhearts Session 3

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Players: Joe, Rob, Timo, Todd We’re back with Monsterhearts Session 3! Megan was busy for this one, so instead we get some focus on Bastian the Beast. The Usual Disclaimer: Monsterhearts is a NSFW game. In particular, this session features … Continue reading →

Apr 07 2014

2hr 13mins

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Rank #15: Actual Play: Masks Part 3

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo We’ve been a bit slow because Todd has been moving back to Illinois. Hooray! But he’s settled now, so we’re going to get back to getting you that sweet, sweet content. Here is the … Continue reading →

Jun 10 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: Episode 201: Forge Midwest Recap

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Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan Our pretty much yearly recap of all the new hotness at Forge Midwest. There’s a lot of talk about larping, and a fair amount of cat meowing.

May 26 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: Actual Play, Dream Askew Part II

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Players: Dana, Dylan, Joe, Megan, Todd More of AP of Avery McDaldno’s awesome new game Dream Askew with Dana from I Podcast Magic Missile. CONTENT WARNING: There’s a discussion of an implied sexual assault in this session. It’s not on … Continue reading →

Oct 24 2014

2hr 5mins

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Rank #18: Episode 197: What's Wrong With Bein' Sexy?

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Hosts: EVERYONE! Aka Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo, Todd Recently, Gaming as Women published an article on asking “is he hot” about an NPC. People read it. People discussed it. It got us thinking: how do you know in game? … Continue reading →

Jan 29 2015

1hr 41mins

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Rank #19: Actual Play: Masks, Part 2

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The second installment of our AP of Masks. In this episode, the gang takes on their first real challenge. If you’re interested in Masks, you’ll get to hear the combat mechanics in action, here.

May 05 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #20: Actual Play: Hell 4 Leather, Part I

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Players: Dr. Boyfriend, Megan, Rob, Timo Part I of an AP of a game we at the Jank Cast all love, HELL 4 LEATHER! Usually, in H4L, you play a group of bikers. For this game, the gang decided to … Continue reading →

Jul 29 2014

1hr 16mins

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Episode 235: BFF! and Gaming Parents

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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 … Continue reading →

May 22 2018

1hr 7mins

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Episode 234: The Care and Nurturing of Small Cons

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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 … Continue reading →

May 15 2018

1hr 4mins

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Episode 233: Blurring the Boundary Between Serious and Lighthearted

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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 … Continue reading →

Apr 09 2018

43mins

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Actual Play: Starcrossed

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

Feb 13 2018

1hr 7mins

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Episode 232: New Agenda Publishing on Diversity in Gaming

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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 … Continue reading →

Jan 24 2018

1hr 5mins

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Actual Play: Masks, Final Episode!

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott The final episode of our Masks actual play!

Jan 16 2018

2hr 33mins

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Episode 231: All Girl Punk Podcast

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Hosts: Alex, Banana, Jenn Jenn welcomes Banana Chan and Alex Roberts to talk about what they’ve been playing and making lately, including their trips to Big Bad Con and Metatopia. Also, everyone is sick, so Todd had the joy of … Continue reading →

Nov 29 2017

52mins

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Actual Play: Masks Part 8

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo In the home stretch, our second to last episode of Masks!

Nov 14 2017

2hr 48mins

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Actual Play: Masks Part 7

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo, Todd Todd joins the crew to play Crucible in the next episode of our Masks AP!

Oct 20 2017

3hr 5mins

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Episode 230: Gencon 2017 Discussion

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Hosts: Jason, Jenn, Todd We have on guy-you’ve-probably-never-heard-of-just-kidding-you-love-his-work Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games to talk with Jenn and Todd about Gencon 2017. We discuss a number of games including Limbo, Let’s be Dinosaurs, Poutine, Circles of Power, and more. … Continue reading →

Sep 28 2017

1hr

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Actual Play: Masks Part 6

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The adventures of the Baywatch gang continue!

Sep 07 2017

1hr 11mins

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Actual Play: Masks Part 5

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The next installment of our AP of Masks.

Aug 17 2017

1hr 45mins

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Episode 229: Twists and Other Narrative Devices in Gaming

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Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Todd After a summer hiatus due to Megan and Todd moving, we’re back with a new episode that looks at how some narrative conventions for providing information are useful or not useful in gaming. Enjoy!

Aug 08 2017

1hr 4mins

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Actual Play: Masks Part 4

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The Baywatch crew continues their exploits in our newest episode of Masks. Enjoy!

Jun 26 2017

1hr 20mins

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Actual Play: Masks Part 3

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo We’ve been a bit slow because Todd has been moving back to Illinois. Hooray! But he’s settled now, so we’re going to get back to getting you that sweet, sweet content. Here is the … Continue reading →

Jun 10 2017

1hr 9mins

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Actual Play: Masks, Part 2

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The second installment of our AP of Masks. In this episode, the gang takes on their first real challenge. If you’re interested in Masks, you’ll get to hear the combat mechanics in action, here.

May 05 2017

1hr 30mins

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Episode 228: SCUPcast!

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Hosts: Jenn, Megan, Tom, Todd In this episode, we discuss The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power, Tom and Todd’s game that is currently Kickstarting. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can do so here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wheeltreepress/the-sword-the-crown-and-the-unspeakable-power Enjoy!

Apr 24 2017

55mins

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Episode 227: Forge Recap

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Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Todd We went to Forge! We round up all the cool games we got to play. Also! In case you haven’t heard, we’re Kickstarting The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power! We talk about it a … Continue reading →

Apr 20 2017

1hr 6mins

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Actual Play: Masks, Part 1

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Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo In our latest AP, the Jank Cast tackles a campaign of Masks by our friend Brendan Conway. Masks is a teen superhero roleplaying game and this episode covers character creation and the building of … Continue reading →

Mar 22 2017

1hr 22mins

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Episode 226: Dreamation 2017 Wrap Up

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Hosts: Jenn, Joe Jenn and Joe went to Dreamation 2017. They talk about all the fun new games they played, including Power Button and The Watch. Enjoy! SPOILER ALERT: From about 1:01:00 to about 1:07:30 Jenn talks about Here is … Continue reading →

Mar 06 2017

1hr 22mins

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iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
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A enjoyable rpg podcast

By Joshuaedwardk - Mar 23 2012
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I like it, it's pleases me greatly.

Go roll some dice!

By switch from chicago - Jul 09 2009
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The best gaming podcast on all the Internets, hands down.