The Hard Move

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A Games and Hobbies podcast featuring Matthew Gravelyn
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The Hard Move is a Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) RPG discussion podcast. Each episode a guest and I focus on a single move, diving into how the move works mechanically, how players can use it narratively to drive the fiction, and how GMs can react to the move. Join me every Wednesday as I welcome a new guest to name their move and play to find out what happens.

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Recent Episodes

Becky Annison and I dive into her upcoming game Bite Me! and explore the complicated dynamics of werewolf pack authority. The move Make A Challenge is used as a mechanical device whenever someone willingly, unwillingly, or even unknowingly challeng…
Rev Deschain and I check out the move Act Under Pressure from Monster of the Week. This seemingly generic move is used whenever there is risk or doubt about the success of an action and offers a wide assortment of both mechanical and narrative outc…
Lloyd Gyan and I expand on a Twitter conversation by discussing Take A Powerful Blow from Masks. In a game where super humans battle it out with fists and wits, the concept of harm is replaced with systems of conditions and narrative outcome. This …

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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 9th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 14th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
20
Avg. Episode Length
41 minutes
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