Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jank Cast Episode 210: Characterization

New Jank Cast episode dropped today!  This time we’re talking about characterization in games – what we do, techniques and other fun stuff. Episode 210: Characterization Hosts: Joe, Megan, Todd In this episode, we discuss how characters are built in games, from the mechanics, to emergent stuff that happens in the game, to the backstory you bring to your character. Sh’notes! 2:30- What have we played. 22:24- Topic. 57:00- Rants  

Jank Cast Episode 209: Gaming Groups

In this episode, we examine the pros and cons of gaming group monogamy (where you have one, long term group you always play with) or gaming with lots of different ad hoc groups. We also talk a bunch about board games we’ve been playing, give a shout out to our Jank Cast Patreon contributors, and name drop B-Fest, which Wheel Tree Press is sponsoring. Episode 209: Gaming Groups, Pros and Cons

Patreon Page Launched!

Hey friends! If you’re a fan of my game design work and would like to contribute to me making new, weird games and fun, improv workshops, please consider becoming a patron of mine over at Patreon! This Patreon is an interactive way of sharing my ongoing design process with the people that are interested in it and show the work, ideas, and noodlings that are currently on my drawing board.  It will also support the…
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Soth AP on the Jank Cast

A bunch of us at the Jank Cast and our friends got together over Turkey Day weekend to play a six hour long session of Steve Hickey’s “cultists summoning an elder god” game SOTH.  I’m playing an ex-con who is also the keeper of the Tome of secret, mysterious cult stuff.  The first two parts are now available for download via the Jank Cast site at: SOTH Part One SOTH Part Two As always, you can…
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