Episode 209: Gaming Groups, Pros and Cons

Hosts: Joe, Megan, Todd

In this episode, we examine the pros and cons of gaming group monogamy (where you have one, long term group you always play with) or gaming with lots of different ad hoc groups. We also talk a bunch about board games we’ve been playing, give a shout out to our Patreon contributors, and name drop B-Fest, which Wheel Tree Press is sponsoring.

Relevant links:

https://www.patreon.com/jankcast?ty=h
http://www.b-fest.com/

Actual Play: SOTH Part 2

Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Rob, Timo, Tom, Todd, with special guest Dr. Boyfriend

A bunch of us at the Jank Cast and our friends got together over Turkey Day weekend to play a six hour long session of Steve Hickey’s “cultists summoning an elder god” game SOTH. This is part 2 of 3 of that game.

A few notes, again, in case you missed them last time:

1) As we mentioned last time: SOTH is a pretty violent game about people doing awful, awful things including bullying people, harassing people in their town, and generally bringing about the apocalypse. So note that the content in this one is pretty R-rated. If that would bother you, best steer clear of this one.

2) SOTH, as we mention in the introduction, has spoilers! There are things that happen in the game that, were you to play it, you might want to be surprised about. They mostly happen at the END of the game, so you can listen to this episode and decide if you want to hear the end when we get there or not. We will warn you again. Also: SOTH is a fun game regardless, so it’s not the end of the world if you hear the spoilers. You can still make SOTH your own when you play it.

ALL HAIL SOTH!

Actual Play: SOTH Part 1

Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Rob, Timo, Tom, Todd, with special guest Dr. Boyfriend

A bunch of us at the Jank Cast and our friends got together over Turkey Day weekend to play a six hour long session of Steve Hickey’s “cultists summoning an elder god” game SOTH. The first chunk of game is what you’re listening to now!

A few notes:

1) SOTH is a pretty violent game about people doing awful, awful things including bullying people, harassing people in their town, and generally bringing about the apocalypse. So note that the content in this one is pretty R-rated. If that would bother you, best steer clear of this one.

2) SOTH, as we mention in the introduction, has spoilers! There are things that happen in the game that, were you to play it, you might want to be surprised about. They mostly happen at the END of the game, so you can listen to this episode and decide if you want to hear the end when we get there or not. We will warn you again. Also: SOTH is a fun game regardless, so it’s not the end of the world if you hear the spoilers. You can still make SOTH your own when you play it.

ALL HAIL SOTH!

Episode 207: Play by Post II, The Postening

Hosts: Adam, Jenn, Todd

Literally, right after we put up the last cast on play by post, we thought of a bunch of stuff we didn’t talk about that we should have. Additionally, a few listeners brought up some topics we forgot to address. So Jenn, Adam, and Todd reconvene to do a quick follow up cast on PbP. Topics include: post rate, game fade, and why PbP in-game sex is different than at-the-table in-game sex.

Also, a few people asked about our Masks game. For a few reasons, we decided to make the game private since the last cast when we mentioned it. HOWEVER, when we’re done with the game, we might change that and publish it for folks to see. We’ll keep you posted.

JANK 200!

Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Todd

Here it is, folks! Our 200th episode! Whoo!

So we decided to do something a little fun for this one. Megan is starting up a series of interviews with gamers on why they game. As such, we decided to, for our 200th episode, talk about how we got into gaming and what we get out of it. We also do a fairly lengthy rundown of what we played recently which includes D&D, Spark, World Wide Wrestling, and Sorcerer, as well as have a LOT of banter because it’s been a while since we’ve talked. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Sh’notes:

14:00- Intro the show, finally.
29:00- Topic
1:05:00- Rants!
Jenn- Fuck lupus.
Joe- Working too much is not good for me.
Scott- D&D is the same the world over.
Todd- Memories and social media. What’s the deal?
Megan- Plug ALL THE THINGS! Particularly JANK AT THE MOVIES, which you should be getting in on, if you’re not. Seriously, Megan’s got a lot of plugs.