Episode 221: Language in Games II

Hosts: Jenn, Kathryn, Todd

A few years ago, Todd, Evan, and Rob talked about language in games. You can listen to that cast here:


We decided to return to the topic because Kathryn Hymes has been working on some really cool language-based games and we wanted to get her thoughts on the intersection of language and gaming.

You can find Kathryn’s design work here:



Actual Play: Downfall

Players: Jenn, Joe, Todd

This is Part 1 of our AP of Caroline Hobbs’ game Downfall. This episode contains the world/character creation and the first set of scenes. In the next episode we’ll wrap up with the final scenes, culminating in the downfall. Cause, uh… that’s what happens in Downfall.

Downfall is available here: https://lessthanthreegames.com/downfall/

Content Warning: There is some bullying and violence in this episode.


Actual Play: Time Cellist!

Players: Colin, David, Eric, Tina, Todd (with an appearance by a wandering Megan)

Megan and Todd released a game this year called Time Cellist. A handful of listeners wanted to know more about it, so we ran it for some kind folks at Forge Midwest. If you’re interested, you can learn more about Time Cellist here:


You can purchase Time Cellist here:


And you can stay up to date on Wheel Tree Press goings on here:



Episode 218: Twosie Games

Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Josh, Scott, Todd

If you’ve been following our twosie AP series, we’re capping it off this week with a cast on twosie games featuring Josh Jordan.

3:55- What’d we play?
17:35- Topic
46:39- Rants

We also end on name dropping our new patron! IF you’d like to support us, you can do so at https://www.patreon.com/jankcast.

Sorry this took a little longer than anticipated- Josh’s audio was a bit wonky and I had to spend a wee bit extra time cleaning it up. As such, slight delay.


Actual Play: 183 Days and The Sky is Grey and You Are Distressed

Players: Jenn, Todd

We return to our twosie AP series with two twosies! Jenn and Todd play two short games about relationships and feelings: 183 Days and The Sky is Grey and You are Distressed.

183 Days starts at 5:00 minutes.
The Sky is Grey… starts at 49:30.

NOTE 1: THESE GAMES CAN BE SPOILERED AT LEAST ON SOME LEVEL. So before you listen, think about whether or not you want some of the structure and events of the game revealed to you!

NOTE 2: The sound for 183 days isn’t that great. We recorded it in a hotel room at Forge Midwest. Sorry about that! Y

You want these games? Here you go:

183 Days: http://www.drivethrucards.com/product/144510/183-Days
The Sky is Grey…: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/170182/The-sky-is-gray-and-you-are-distressed