Episode 192: Challenge Accepted!

Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Todd

In this episode, we discuss whether or not a game has to be challenging, which becomes a meta-discussion of what challenge even is.

Also… you’ll be hearing a whole lot more from Jenn and Joe in the future! A whole lot more… to your doom! BWA-HA-HA!

Sh’notes:
8:10- What’d we play
17:00- topic
55:00- 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, Dream Askew Part II

Players: Dana, Dylan, Joe, Megan, Todd

More of AP of Avery McDaldno’s awesome new game Dream Askew with Dana from I Podcast Magic Missile.

CONTENT WARNING: There’s a discussion of an implied sexual assault in this session. It’s not on camera and it’s sort of danced around, but it’s definitely implied. Please be forewarned if that would be bothersome to you!

Episode 191: Virtual Gaming

Hosts: Megan, Rich, Todd

In this episode, we bring on the esteemed Richard Rogers of Indie+, Cannon Puncture, and the gaming internets in general to talk about all manner of virtual gaming. Richard drops knowledge.

Sh’notes:

7:20- What’d we play?
27:25- Topic
1:05:15- Rants

Links: Indie+ subscriber link.

Wheel Tree Press Google+ Community and Facebook group.

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 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!