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+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.
 
Comic Strip AP is a roleplaying game actual play podcast. The games involve two participants. They are recorded and released in sessions that last approximately fifteen minutes. This unique format is meant to be an analogue to old serialized comics, such as Prince Valiant or those found at the back of Dragon Magazine.
 
A wise sage once told us to "go where the puck is going to be" and, my friends, that puck, for the moment, is here in online Podcasting. In an effort to expand the Bus Stop into another form of media we (now there IS a we) here at MewesNews.com present the first episode of Pod Stop: The Unused Mewes News. The premise is simple: Kev, Jay and Jen can't read ALL the news posted here each week and some stories will be missed. Fellow podcaster, Ottawa, Ontario author Mike Morrison, and I hope to ...
 
Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the m ...
 
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Jammi and Lowell bring on Darold Ross, author and gamer Show Notes:00:01:35 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Better the Devil Who Serves You 00:14:25 - Darold's Games Played and his Spotlight - Chekhov Society 00:27:48 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Vaesen Second Segment - 00:38:46 - Darold talks about his game in developme…
 
Jammi and Lowell bring on Maria of Sword Prince Games. Show Notes: 00:00:49 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Hearts of Wulin, Supernatural playset 00:13:34 - Maria's Games Played and her Spotlight - Waiting Room 00:24:28 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Mage: the Ascension PbtA Second Segment - 00:34:56 - Maria talks about he…
 
The Basic Crawl 00:03:07 - Overview 00:06:40 - How have we used this in our games? 00:07:08 - Things we liked about this book 00:16:20 - Questions we had about this book 00:27:15 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:28:42 - Using RPG materials in languages that aren't your own Companion Adventures 00:48:18 - Films 00:50:16 - Books 00:50:47 -…
 
Sherri and Jammi gab with Rich about games and Star Wars gaming, too. Show Notes: 00:00:52 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Traverser 00:11:12 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Fellowship 2nd edition 00:23:04 - Rich's Games Played and his Spotlight - Rust Hulks Second Segment - 00:38:23 - Rich chats with Jammi and Sherri about…
 
Rich brings on Alexi, Chris, Jim, and Sawyer: four GMs and players in a Gauntlet community special project called Gauntlet Comics to talk about the project and our Summertime Crossover Event! Show Notes: 00:05:59 - What is Gauntlet Comics? 00:14:27 - How do Gauntlet Comics GMs onboard new folks? 00:21:10 - How do we handle returning players? 00:24:…
 
Lowell and Sherri welcome Sawyer Rankin of Ferretheim Games to the podcast. Show Notes:00:00:47 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Hearts & Souls 00:11:44 - Sawyer's Games Played and their Spotlight - Monsterhearts 2 and Dark Americana 00:20:08 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Agon Second Segment - 00:30:41 - Sawyer discusses Mo…
 
Welcome to the season finale of Deadline City. We're headed to the Commercial Tower! In this episode, we're going to talk about literary vs. commercial fiction. We break down some of our favorite books and turn them into log lines. Is the book commercial or is it the pitch? What is the science of an alluring pitch? How does publishing pigeonhole us…
 
The Basic Crawl 00:00:23 - Overview 00:03:16 - How have we used this in our games? 00:04:07 - Things we liked about this book 00:15:36 - Spoiler alert for Andjang's "bad guys" 00:16:56 - Questions we had about this book 00:22:06 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:23:54 - Using images and illustrations for our games Companion Adventures 00:…
 
This week on Deadline City we are heading to the Arena! Fantasy vs. Contemporary. We have the immense pleasure of being joined by multi-award-winning and bestselling author, Jason Reynolds. The big debate? How do creators keep pushing themselves to become innovators? Is fantasy in a Middle-Earth sized rut? Do contemporary writers feel the same cons…
 
Sherri and Jammi welcome Spencer Starke to the podcast. Show Notes:00:51 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Through a Mirror Darkly 10:04 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Power Beyond Doubt 26:05 - Spencer's Games Played and his Spotlight - Alice is Missing Giving Me Life 48:01 - Jammi is chomping their fun with the video game …
 
What's up, Deadline City? This week Dhonielle and I are talking about MONEY. That's right. We're going to the Bank. We know that there is a lot of mystery surrounding the financial aspects of becoming a writer. What are world rights? How do I even get paid? How much, in the eyes of publishing, is my book worth? Do you go full time? Do you keep your…
 
Rich interviews Sam Sorensen about Rust Hulks, his game about playing space truckers in a grimy science-fiction future. Timecodes: 0:02:24 - Read a Sitch about PbtA game structures and third party supplements 0:14:28 - Open Your Brain to Rust Hulks 0:25:26 - Act Under Fire with Captain Plus One You can purchase Rust Hulks here (aff): https://www.dr…
 
Don't kill the mentor! (Or do! But first, let's talk about why). In our final episode on character study and archetypes, we talk about one of the staples in fantasy: the mentor. One of our jobs as writers is to keep inventing fresh stories and language, and the work only gets harder. The Mentor figure is one that rarely seems to change and we try t…
 
Welcome to the Champagne Room. A shimmering lounge where we discuss love interests—the good, the villainous, and the ones who belong in the trash with us. As part of or character study, we move on to the Love Interest. How do they serve the narrative and further the plot and the protagonist's main story arc? How do you make a love interest that is …
 
Leah and Alexi Sargeant are our special guests! Show Notes:00:47 - Alexi's Games Played and his Spotlight - Checkpoint Midnight 10:01 - Leah's Games Played and her Spotlight - Apocalypse Keys 18:15 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Star Trek Adventures (Express) Middle Segments - 28:55 - Alexi talks about speedy character creation and dis…
 
Hop aboard the Murder Express! This week we put some of our character building to the test while we interview Gretchen McNeil, acclaimed horror and mystery author of Ten, #MurderTrending, and the Get Even duology, now on the BBC and soon to be on Netflix. We break down horror tropes, how to build a good mystery, and how to take these tools and appl…
 
The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:01:40 - How have we used this in our games? 00:01:59 - Things we liked about this book 00:10:10 - Questions we had about this book 00:18:04 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:19:50 - How to introduce third-party or new content into your ongoing campaign Companion Adventures 00:33:40 - Book 00:34:20 - …
 
Welcome to Sidekick Central! We continue our character study during the month of May. Sidekicks can sometimes take on a life of their own. We name some of our favorites as well as the do's and don't's that can help while you're on deadline. The more life you give the people surrounding your hero, the more complexity you bring to your world. Bonus: …
 
Alun Rees is our special guest! Show Notes:01:22 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Girl by Moonlight 15:17 - Alun's Games Played and his Spotlight - Hit the Streets: Defend the Block 29:10 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Goblin Court 40:31 - Middle Segment - Playing to Lose and Putting on the Brakes Giving Me Life 56:58 - Jam…
 
Welcome to Plot Depot! This week we cover Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey and break down each section using 'Into the Spider-Verse'. Outlines don't always work. The Hero's Journey is one of the most popular ones used by fantasy authors. It certainly doesn't work for everyone, nor should it be prescriptive. In this episode, we aim to understand how…
 
Rach and Rich continue Movie Night, our series where we pair a movie and a PbtA RPG and talk about how you can watch the movie and improve your experience with the game. Our third pairing is Star Wars: Rogue One and Impulse Drive Timecodes: 02:02 - Spoiler-less Rogue One plot description 06:03 - Impulse Drive overview 12:38 - Rogue One Spoilery Cha…
 
The Basic Crawl 00:00:20 - Overview 00:02:49 - How have we used this in our games? 00:03:24 - Things we liked about this portion of the book 00:16:29 - Questions we had about this portion of the book 00:23:27 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:25:44 - How to Encourage your Group to Engage with Complex Plots (spoiler alert: have NPCs be nic…
 
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