Actual Play, Masks Part 3

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 third installment/second plot based episode of our AP of Masks. Enjoy!

Episode 224: We Spin a Yarn [Insert Other Knitting Puns Here]

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 questions as a non-knitter. We also contemplate what else could be gamified like this.

Here’s a link if you want to check the game out:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yarn-quest-2017—heroes-of-yarnia-rpg-mkal

Episode 223: Gaming Style (Todd Hates Pandas)

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 in question:
https://apps.quanticfoundry.com/lab/tabletop/

Epimas, with TIME CELLIST! in the comfort bundle:
https://epimas.wordpress.com/

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:

http://jankcast.com/archives/2602

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:

http://www.thornygames.com/

Enjoy!

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.

Enjoy!

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

Actual Play: Threadbare

Players: Jenn, Joe, Timo, Todd

Following up on our interview with Stephanie Bryant, we take a break from our twosie AP series to release this AP of Stephanie’s game Threadbare. Threadbare is currently in beta so some of the rules here may change, but this AP gives you a good idea of the kind of thing you’re in store for when the game drops.

Content note: If you want to skip character generation and some light banter, jump ahead to the 16:00 minute mark.

Also, it’s currently in Kickstarter! You can go support it here if you’re interested:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mortaine/threadbare-rpg-a-stitchpunk-tabletop-role-playing