Episode 190: Theory vs. Practice (Theory AND Practice?)

Hosts: Larry, Todd

What’s this? A new episode of the Jank Cast? Yes, after a crazy two months of traveling, cons, having life stuff in the way, etc., we return with what will hopefully be the beginning of more regular episodes! Whoo!

In this episode, Todd sits down with Larry from Emergent Play and The Tabletop Superhighway to discuss Theory vs. Practice.

Sh’notes:

The movie that Larry mentions: Astrópía

5:40- What’d we play?
22:35- Topic: Theory vs. Practice
1:07:10- Rants: can you come up with a better term than “Baying?”

You have been listening to The Jank Cast, copyright under the creative commons license. You can find out more about us at jankcast.com. You can send comments and feedback to feedback@jankcast.com We are sponsored by Chicagoland Games, and encourage you to get in touch with us via our Facebook page, Spooky Outhouse Forum (it’s a little quiet, but we’d love to get it going again), Twitter or Google+. You can also listen to us via Stitcher Radio. Now go out and roll some dice!

Episode 189: How to Kickstart a Game w/ Andrew Medeiros

Hosts: Andrew, Todd

As Megan and Todd start Wheel Tree Press, we all thought it would be a good idea to invite game designer/publisher types on to talk about different aspects of the design and publishing process. We’re kicking off this series with a cast where Todd talks to Andrew Medeiros, designer of Urban Shadows, about how to successfully kickstart a game.

Sh’notes:

3:30- Andrew intros himself
5:10- What’d we play, and Andrew talks about his game Urban Shadows
18:40- Topic
53:15- Rants

You have been listening to The Jank Cast, copyright under the creative commons license. You can find out more about us at jankcast.com. You can send comments and feedback to feedback@jankcast.com We are sponsored by Chicagoland Games, and encourage you to get in touch with us via our Facebook page, Spooky Outhouse Forum (it’s a little quiet, but we’d love to get it going again), Twitter or Google+. You can also listen to us via Stitcher Radio. Now go out and roll some dice!

Episode 188: Meta-Genres

Hosts: Megan, Todd

In this episode, we talk about what Todd is calling “meta-genres,” or the sort of storytelling logics beneath (or perhaps across) different genres of storytelling.

Also, Megan and Todd make an announcement! That announcement is WHEEL TREE PRESS! Woot!

Games mentioned:
Love in the Time of Seið

Urban Shadows

Sh’Notes
What’d We Play- 6:10
Wheel Tree Talk- 22:20
Topic- 28:07
Rants- 59:15

You have been listening to The Jank Cast, copyright under the creative commons license. You can find out more about us at jankcast.com. You can send comments and feedback to feedback@jankcast.com We are sponsored by Chicagoland Games, and encourage you to get in touch with us via our Facebook page, Spooky Outhouse Forum (it’s a little quiet, but we’d love to get it going again), Twitter or Google+. You can also listen to us via Stitcher Radio. Now go out and roll some dice!

Episode 187: Emotional Metagaming

Hosts: Joe, Megan, Todd

The esteem-worthy Joe Beason joins us to talk about emotional metagaming, a term we’re using to talk about playing a game based on your specific emotions. Content note: the conversation gets somewhat heavy as, you know, emotions and stuff. Nothing crazy, but we do talk about big, emotional stuff.

Also, Todd was totally on Indie+ talking about how to GM an awesome first session last week. Woot. So if you’ve ever wondered wanted to see Todd’s face while you hear his voice, here’s the link:

http://youtu.be/h_yS2sOyL5Y

And, actually, Megan and friend of the Cast Dana were on last month. See that one here:

http://youtu.be/bnA9s7r-mpc

So many people’s faces.

Anyhoo, sh’notes:

7:12- What did we play?
23:25- Topic
1:03:26- Rants (wants?)

You have been listening to The Jank Cast, copyright under the creative commons license. You can find out more about us at jankcast.com. You can send comments and feedback to feedback@jankcast.com We are sponsored by Chicagoland Games, and encourage you to get in touch with us via our Facebook page, Spooky Outhouse Forum (it’s a little quiet, but we’d love to get it going again), Twitter or Google+. You can also listen to us via Stitcher Radio. Now go out and roll some dice!

Episode 186: Format/Setting/Mechanics (Headspace?)

Hosts: Dana, Megan, Scott, Timo, Todd

On this episode, we recreate the episode we lost a few weeks ago, but even BETTER because we got Dana from I Podcast Magic Missile! The topic is how format, setting, and theme (and maybe headspace, as we go on?). We talk a lot about the games we’re working on right now and how we went about tying the various ideas in them together. And just generally have fun, because we loved having Dana on.

Sh’notes:
5:50- What did we play?
26:11- Topic!
1:19:15- Rants!

You have been listening to The Jank Cast, copyright under the creative commons license. You can find out more about us at jankcast.com. You can send comments and feedback to feedback@jankcast.com We are sponsored by Chicagoland Games, and encourage you to get in touch with us via our Facebook page, Spooky Outhouse Forum (it’s a little quiet, but we’d love to get it going again), Twitter or Google+. You can also listen to us via Stitcher Radio. Now go out and roll some dice!