PbtA RPG Episodes

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Creation Date January 28th, 2019
Updated Date Updated January 30th, 2019
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A collection of actual play and discussion episodes featuring Powered by the Apocalypse game systems.

Actual Play

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 1

  • about 1 year ago

Our heroes begin a fateful day in the unassuming, rural ski town of Kepler, West Virginia. Duck answers a peculiar distress call. Aubrey puts on a memorable magic show. Ned plans his next grift.

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The prominent McElroy family takes their popular actual play series into the world of Monster of the Week. Griffin guides his brothers and father through the West Virginia town of Kepler as they learn the truth of monsters infiltrating our world with nefarious intent.
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DEMIGODS01 Happy Jacks RPG Actual Play – Revelations – Demigods PbtA

  • 10 months ago

demigods01 Game: Revelations System: Demigods (PbtA) GM: Jason Players: Aabria, Adam, Kimi, Samantha Summary:  The first campaign in the Demigods PBTA setting, run by author Jason Mills! Four young demigods are trying to make their way in modern day Los Angeles. They have it all: looks, brains, phenomenal cosmic powers… if only their parents (and many other gods) would butt out! Tags: PbtA, playtest, podcast, podcasts, rpg, tabletop, ap, actual play, Demigods, revelations  

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The Happy Jacks crew play a huge assortment of systems, including PbtA. As of late they have been playing Demigods, a new system in development by Happy Jacks regular Jason Mills. Check out this series of modern day magical-realism.
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292. Pasión de las Pasiones Part 1

  • 23 days ago

We set up the ultimate telenovela! Masked wrestlers, evil twins, math ladies incognito! Everything you could possibly want really.

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I had the privilege of talking with Brandon Leon-Gambetta about his upcoming telenovela game Pasión de las Pasiones and I'm pumped for it. You can check it out in action on the One Shot network as they get into their February month of passion.
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Tabled Hearts: Episode 1

  • 5 months ago

Welcome to Port Talulah From the crew at Off the Table, we bring you a Monsterhearts 2 podcast - Tabled Hearts. Content Warning: Monsterhearts 2 is a Table Top Role Play Game by Avery Alder, powered by the Apocalypse World Engine. It's about the messy lives of teenagers who are secretly monsters. This podcast contains adult themes and language. It explores the terror of having a body that is changing without your permission - and themes of sexual exploration, alienation, shame and self destruction. Listener discretion is advised. MC - Dingo @wheresmydingus Noah - Stephen @wolfwyzard_ Lucas - Katy @katyfaise Dawn - Summer @justasummerjob Radio DJ - Lex - @dankdungeontv Art - Adrienne - @defenestratin @off_thetable

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The Off the Table players' storytelling prowess is evident in this actual play of Monsterhearts 2. Covering the messy lives of teen monsters, the show focuses on the ebb and flow of personal relationships to tell a compelling story.
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Winter in Hieron 01: An Arrow Let Loose

  • over 2 years ago

In the early days of the New Archives, the philosopher and historian Krent Kava wrote that the first sign that Hieron was on its way to recovery was the return of roadways that connect coast to heartland, city center to distant university. "There," he wrote, "Is civilization back again, drawn together by the eternal will of survivors trying to connect, one to another." Some of the roads, he reminds us, were highways repaired from the days before, and others were wholly new--as our times require paths that the past did not. It is noble thought, of course. But we know now that by the time Scholar Kava wrote those words, Hieron's road system had been rebuilt and destroyed dozens of times by fledgling--and eventually, failed--settlements. The truth, friend, is that our roads neither reflect nor protect any civility we've found. They are merely our footprints turned to stone and gravel, waiting to be covered and lost by the coming snow. This week on Winter in Hieron: An Arrow Let Loose Perhaps, Arrell, perhaps. But we walk them anyway, don't we?   Hosted by Austin Walker (@austin_walker) Featuring  Ali Acampora (@ali_west), Art Tebbel (@atebbel), Janine Hawkins (@bleatingheart) and Andrew Lee Swan (@swandre3000) Produced by Ali Acampora (@ali_west) Cover Art by Craig Sheldon (@shoddyrobot) Episode description by Austin Walker Music by Jack de Quidt

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Friends at the Table was my first experience with PbtA games in Dungeon World and is still one of my favorite podcasts. Austin is a profound GM and the structure of having two distinct parties whose stories intertwine throughout seasons is compelling. This episode marks the beginning of the second season of Hieron. For full canon though, make sure to check out Autumn in Hieron and Marielda.
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Discussion

PbtA and Settings

  • about 2 months ago

Rich and Rach discuss Apocalypse Engine Games and defined settings. Most PbtA games don't have them. Why is that? Is that a feature or a bug? Timecodes: 05:52 - Do Apocalypse Engine games need settings? 13:35 - Discussing some PbtA games with strong settings baked in 30:14 - Challenges with MCing defined settings and how to deal with them Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com   Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet   Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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+1 Forward is one of the premier PbtA-focused discussion podcasts, interviewing game designers and discussing mechanics from a wide assortment of systems. Listeners can pick and choose episodes to dig into systems they're interested in but this is a good episode to get a feel for the series.
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65. Turn with Brie Sheldon

  • 3 months ago

Brie Sheldon returns to talk about Turn, their game about shapeshifters in a small town. We look at destructive & deconstructive approaches to PbtA, as well as why the small-town setting is so integral to the play experience.

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Meghan Dornbrock of Modifier sits down with game creator Brie Sheldon to discuss Turn, a deconstructive approach to PbtA design focusing on teenage shape shifters in small towns. This system is a great example of how much variety you can find in PbtA game systems.
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The Basic Basics and True Genre

  • 7 months ago

Episode 56 - The Basic Basics and True Genre In this episode Brandon and James talk through Brandon’s proposed order for game design. Genre True Genre Basic Move Types Basic Moves Currencies Basic Moves GM Agenda Playbook List GM Principles Basic Moves Playbook Moves Basic Moves Playbook Fill-Ins Basic Moves Playtesting Basic Moves Currencies Playbooks (Crowdfunding) Playtesting Publication. Find us both on twitter as @stophackandroll Find all our episodes and links to some of the games we’ve been working on at StopHackandRoll.com Email us at James or Brandon @ Stophackandroll.com Please Rate and review our podcast on iTunes to help others find our show. We make this podcast with the support of Patreon backers like Andrew Gross, Mitch Moore, Matthew Marquez, Christian Guanzon, Amr El-Azizi, Patrick Lindsey, Nick Punt, Jeff Stormer, Barron Chugg, Ryan Tunkel, Savannah Silverman, ITU Trash Crew, Corwin J. Leary, Ancusohm , paNik productions, Benj , Clay, Terminally Nerdy, Shuffle Quest, Chris Newton, Zoey Rich, Mike Fielding, Izzy Sanders, Michael Bowman, DaPhuulDood , Alice Tobin, Jimmy Rogers, Chad Owen, Richard Kreutz-Landry, Anthony Nomorosa, Randy Lubin, Troy Pichelman, Riverhouse Games, Declan Chadbourne, Rob Harvey, Robert Kosek, and Rob Abrazado. If you’d like to help support this show and future shows check us out at Patreon.com/stophackandroll If you can’t support us financially, support our community by being part of it. Join our discord at tinyurl.com/shrdiscord or discord.stophackandroll.com Music for the show is There It Is Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) *Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License *

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TheHardMove

Stop, Hack, and Roll is a great show for anyone interested in tabletop RPG game design and in this episode, the hosts discuss their preferred approach to creating a PbtA system. If you aspire to create your own system or just want a peek under the hood, this is a great episode to check out.
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