Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Rob, Timo, Tom, Todd, with special guest Dr. Boyfriend Our conclusion of SOTH! BTW, this is where the spoilers kick in. You are forewarned. Also, be forewarned, content continues to be gnarly, including lots of violence. http://jankcast.com/archives/3251
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
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
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…
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…
The final installment of the One Shot Podcast Heroine actual play is now available! Our final episode introduces us to Lindsay’s last companion as our intrepid heroes find themselves hurt, separated and desperate to get the Parliment of Birds to help them.
This weekend I had the opportunity to talk about endings on the Indie+ podcasting network. The video of our session is now available to watch if you missed out.
I had the pleasure of recording an Actual Play with the lovely people of One Shot Podcast and their special guest, comedian Mike Migdall. The game is Heroine, by Josh T. Jordan, that pulls a lot of story elements and genre feels from movies like Labyrinth or Alice in Wonderland. I play the Heroine, a foster kid named Lindsay, who finds herself in a strange world with strict rules and strange denizens. The first two episodes…
It’s time for our annual recap of Forge Midwest, aka the best kept gaming convention secret out there.