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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Greenlight now available at DriveThruCards.Com!

Hey guys!  Greenlight is finally up and ready for purchase at!  Eric Ahlgren and I have spent the better part of a year and a half playtesting and putting it together for the masses to enjoy. Many thanks to Nathan Paoletta for help with the card design and layout and all of you out there that playtested for us at various conventions. It’s the perfect size for a Christmas stocking, Hannukah present, Kwanza reward …or Festivus challenge prize! Get…
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I’m going to be running games and speaking at a podcasting panel for the first ever ValorCon in downtown Chicago the weekend of October 16th – 18th.  The convention takes place at Block 37 with panels, games and other fun stuff happening all weekend long.  Check my events calendar for the events I’m running and the official ValorCon website for a full listing of events!

Steve Gadlin’s Starmakers

Did you know I was one of tomorrow’s stars of Hollywood and/or Broadway?  I am.  And so are my friends Steve Townshend, Sarah Richardson and Eric Ahlgren.  We showed off the talent of roleplaying for fancy cat drawing guy and TV host, Steve Gadlin on his equally fancy 3am TV show, Steve Gadlin’s Starmakers. The show is distributed to two dozen affiliates all over the country and in Pago Pago.  I am an international role…
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Oh Requiem! The Tilt takes on Break a Leg

Imagine my delight and surprise when I discovered that the Tilt Podcast had run an actual play game of my silly little theatre-based playset, Break a Leg, this month! The Tilt is dedicated to bringing to life various Fiasco playsets via a rotating cast of actors, improvisers and comedians.  Their version featured the trials and tribulations of the cast and crew of “Oh Requiem!” a musical version of the film, Requiem for a Dream.  Put…
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