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:

Episode 216: Interview With Stephanie Bryant

Hosts: Jenn, Megan, Stephanie, Todd

We sit down for an interview with the creator of the soon-to-be-Kickstarted RPG Threadbare, Stephanie Bryant. We talk about violence in games, mental illness in games, stitchpunk, and what goes into designing a particular feel. Enjoy!

Check here for updates on Threadbare:

Episode 215: Forge Recap

Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Todd

We recap our trip to Forge Midwest, which is always fun.

Games mentioned:

Time Cellist
The Sword, The Crown, and the Unspeakable Power
The Warren
Sparkle, Baby
Urban Shadows
Marrying Mr. Darcy
And more.

Relevant links:

Actual Play: S/Lay With Me

Players: Megan, Todd


Megan and Todd play Ron Edward’s groundbreaking S/Lay With Me (link NSFW) to kick off a series of Actual Plays where we will play two player (TWOSIE!) games, culminating in some casts where we will explore such games. Next time will be Murderous Ghosts featuring Timo and Scott.

Episode 213- Games Addressing Social and Personal Issues

Hosts: Clyde, Todd

Todd sits down with the esteemed and eminent Clyde Rhoer of Theory From the Closet renown to discuss gaming as a way to deal with or confront personal and social issues. Clyde drops knowledge.

Like what you hear? You can Patreon Theory From the Closet (or the Jank Cast, for that matter). Yay!

Also, to Clyde’s chagrin, we’re dropping a content warning: there’s a lot of discussion about heavy stuff here, including child abuse. But trust us. Just listen.

Episode 212- Character Identification

Hosts: Jenn, Todd

In this episode, Jenn and Todd talk about character identification and slay ALL THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

Seriously, they’re edited out, but everything went wrong as we recorded this cast. It’s a miracle we didn’t literally explode halfway through it.

HEY! We were nominated for a Golden Geek. Go here to vote for us or one of the other fine podcasts:

Actual Play: Bluebeard’s Bride Part I

Players: Ben, Joe, Megan, Sarah

This is an actual play of Whitney Beltràn, Marissa Kelly, & Sarah Richardson’s Bluebeard’s Bride, run by Sarah herself. Joe and Megan sit down to play her game with her along with our friend Ben. This is part one. As mentioned, the game has some intense content in it, so be forewarned.