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The Jank Cast

A weekly Games, Hobbies and Other Games podcast
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Episodes of The Jank Cast

Hosts: Jenn, Ross, Teri, Todd In this episode, we have Ross Cowman from Heart of the Deernicorn games and his mom Teri on to talk about their currently kickstarting game BFF! They discuss what it’s like to design with your … Continue reading →
Hosts: Joe, Kelly, Megan, Tim, Willow Recorded at Forge Midwest, Joe and Megan are joined by esteemed guests Tim Jensen and Willow Palecek, who put on Forge Midwest, and Kelly Vanda, who runs Minnloco, to talk about the ins and … Continue readi
Hosts: Elizabeth, Todd We have on Elizabeth Chaipraditkul of Angry Hamster Publishing to talk about her new game, kickstarting now, Familiars of Terra, as well as to discuss what makes a game serious or lighthearted, and how there is some … Con
Players: Joe, Todd Joe and Todd play a playtest version of Alex Robert’s two-player romance(?) game Tension. Enjoy!
Hosts: Eloy, Jenn, Jerry, Misha, Todd Jenn and Todd sit down with Eloy, Misha, and Jerry of New Agenda Publishing, a new gaming company aimed at promoting diversity in gaming and mentoring and publishing designers from underrepresented groups.
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott The final episode of our Masks actual play!
Hosts: Alex, Banana, Jenn Jenn welcomes Banana Chan and Alex Roberts to talk about what they’ve been playing and making lately, including their trips to Big Bad Con and Metatopia. Also, everyone is sick, so Todd had the joy of … Continue readin
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo In the home stretch, our second to last episode of Masks!
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo, Todd Todd joins the crew to play Crucible in the next episode of our Masks AP!
Hosts: Jason, Jenn, Todd We have on guy-you’ve-probably-never-heard-of-just-kidding-you-love-his-work Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games to talk with Jenn and Todd about Gencon 2017. We discuss a number of games including Limbo, Let’s be D
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The adventures of the Baywatch gang continue!
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The next installment of our AP of Masks.
Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Todd After a summer hiatus due to Megan and Todd moving, we’re back with a new episode that looks at how some narrative conventions for providing information are useful or not useful in gaming. Enjoy!
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The Baywatch crew continues their exploits in our newest episode of Masks. Enjoy!
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo We’ve been a bit slow because Todd has been moving back to Illinois. Hooray! But he’s settled now, so we’re going to get back to getting you that sweet, sweet content. Here is the … Continue reading →
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The second installment of our AP of Masks. In this episode, the gang takes on their first real challenge. If you’re interested in Masks, you’ll get to hear the combat mechanics in action, here.
Hosts: Jenn, Megan, Tom, Todd In this episode, we discuss The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power, Tom and Todd’s game that is currently Kickstarting. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can do so here: https://www.kickstarter.
Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Todd We went to Forge! We round up all the cool games we got to play. Also! In case you haven’t heard, we’re Kickstarting The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power! We talk about it a … Continue reading →
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo In our latest AP, the Jank Cast tackles a campaign of Masks by our friend Brendan Conway. Masks is a teen superhero roleplaying game and this episode covers character creation and the building of … Continu
Hosts: Jenn, Joe Jenn and Joe went to Dreamation 2017. They talk about all the fun new games they played, including Power Button and The Watch. Enjoy! SPOILER ALERT: From about 1:01:00 to about 1:07:30 Jenn talks about Here is … Continue readin
Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Scott, Todd We talk about superhero games and how most of them involve rolling giant fistfulls of dice and, as such, present an interesting window into thinking about design.
Hosts: Jenn, Megan, Sarah, Tania, Todd In this cast, we discuss HEROES OF YARNIA, the KRPG (Knitting RPG) with its creator Tania Richter as well as Sarah Richardson who is playing, along with Megan and Jenn. Todd asks total basic … Continue rea
Hosts: Jenn, Megan, Todd In this episode, we discuss a recent quiz on board gaming styles. It turns into us talking about the degree to which we like and dislike conflict at the table under different circumstances. Links- The quiz … Continue re
Hosts: Alex, Jenn Jenn is joined by friend of the show Alex Roberts to talk about Metatopia. They discuss games they played, panels they were on, and what it’s like playtesting something at a con that’s all about playtesting.
Players: Adam, Jenn, Todd Just in time for Janksgiving, we do our second and final AP of Adam’s game Poutine. Who DOESN’T like some Poutine for Janksgiving?
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