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!

Interview Meg McGinley (aka Meg Gameologist)

So there was no episode last week. We had something all recorded and then audacity went and ate it. Curses! But this week we’re back with an interview with Meg McGinley. You may know her from the Brilliant Gameologists podcast. She’s also a part of Games By Playdate, a new gaming company, and the designer of the soon-to-be-kickstarted game Pack the Pack.

In this interview, we talk about how podcasting shapes your view of games, starting your own game company, Game Chef, Pack the Pack, and Slash. Also, here is Pack the Pack on Tabletop Deathmatch if you want to get a sense of it:

Be sure to look for it’s kickstarter in June!

Actual Play: Monsterhearts Session 4-2

Players: Joe, Megan, Rob, Todd

This is it! The thrilling and gory finale of our Monsterhearts game! Woo! As Alice rages, Raphael schemes, and Longman passive-aggressively mopes, the question must be asked: WHO WILL SURVIVE AND WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF THEM? And why is Longman such a douche. Damn mortals.

Content warning: as with all the other sessions, this one is NSFW. There is some bullying, a lot of violence, and some manipulation, as well.

Episode 185: We Are All Designers Now!

Hosts: Joshua, Megan, Timo, Todd

On this episode, Joshua A.C. Newman, of much game design renown, joins us to talk about how the proliferation of DIY game design has changed the community and the way we play. Eventually, we get into questions about the design community more broadly and whether or not we need a separate critical apparatus for gaming.

We also banter a bunch at the beginning because we were waiting to Joshua’s google+ to work and we had to catch up on Cinco De Megan festivities. Those little beeps and bloops you hear in the first chunk are Joshua’s google+ slowly trying to work and getting him into the hangout as we talk about bachelorette parties.

Shnotes!
10:40- What did we play?
16:15- Topic!
1:22:15- 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!

Actual Play: Monsterhearts, Session 4-1

Players: Joe, Megan, Rob, Todd

Our final session of Monsterhearts, part I! We split it into two shorter episodes because it was near four hours. In this session, Megan returns as Alice, and we have some fairly eventful monster on monster and monster on mortal action!

Content warning: as per usual, this episode is NSFW. There’s a little bit of bullying, some violence, a teen being briefly physically abused by their parent, and some sex (including some slightly rough sex, mostly off camera) at the end of the episode. If any of this would bother you, please be forewarned!