Episode 146: What is it about Apocalypse World

Hosts: Todd, Tom, Timo, Megan

What did we play? (4:21)
The Sword, The Crown, the Unspeakable Power – Todd, Tom, Timo, Megan

Main Topic: (8:37)
There’s a lot going on with Apocalypse World in our part of the gaming world. We’re going to devote 2 episodes to the topic. In this one, we discuss what it is about the game that has made it so popular as a system and what we think it’s unique appeal is.

Rants (1:18:52)
Timo: Friendship, a thing!
Megan: Cat Hair and couch!
Todd: October 2012: Best music month ever!
Tom: I am an elitist college professor, and for good reason.

Other Links
Game of Thrones
50 remakes that will break your heart
Red Letter Media
Harry Potter
Jurassic Park
Fingers in the Firmament
Saga of the Icelanders
Burning Wheel
Clouds and boxes
Dungeons & Dragons – 4ed
Descent 2
Rifts
Misspent Youth
Sorceror

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Episode 143: Violence!

Hosts: Megan, Todd, Timo, Scott

What did we play (00:00)
Apocalypse World
Monsterhearts
Star Wars D6
Final Girl
Descent 2
Ascension: Immortal Heroes
Netrunner
X-wing

Main Topic: Violence! (25:15)
Violence is a common part of RPG’s and other gaming. We talk about the role it has in our play, what we think it’s about and what it brings to the games we play.

Other Links:
D&D
Palladium
In a Wicked Age
Polaris
Kagematsu
Hell4Leather
Annalise
Cannibal Holocaust
This Film is Not Yet Rated

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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 142: The Good Gamer Thing

Hosts: Timo, Scott, Todd, Megan

The gamer-iest wedding ever! (5:09)

What did we play (13:00)
Lords of Vegas
Glory of Rome
Descent 2
Lords of Waterdeep
D Day Dice
Ascension: Immortal Heroes
Netrunner
On Mighty Thews

Main Topic: The Good Gamer Thing(25:10)
During Gencon, Timo ran in to an interesting thing: people

sitting down to games at Games on Demand and stating “I’m not good at this.” It sparks a discussion between us of what the “Good Gamer” mentality is all about, and what role it actually plays in groups and games.

Other Links:
Freemarket
Arkham Horror
Nazgul
Defenders of the Realm
Fiasco
Apoclaypse World
Tabletop
How We Came to Live Here
The Walking Eye
Steal Away Jordan
Dog Eat Dog
Bully Pulpit – Gamer Improv
Jank on Demand

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Episode 140: Gencon 2012 Wrapup

Hosts: Todd, Timo, Scott,

Joe

Main Topic: Gencon 2012 Wrapup (10:45)
Our annual discussion in the wake of Gencon 2012. Breaking news: It was awesome.

Rants (1:17:33)
Todd: Curse you WebMD for being right!
Joe: Go to a doctor.
Scott: Both books I’m reading are being irritating.
Timo: The problem with having a good Gencon is missing Gencon.

Other Links:
Ironborn
Monster of the Week
Apocalypse World
Monsterhearts
3:16
Fiasco
Games on Demand
How We Came to Live Here
Dog Eat Dog
They Became Flesh
The Play is the Thing
Glitter Guild
Jennisodes
Podge Cast
Walking Eye

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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 138: The Modern Fantasy Genre

Hosts: Timo, Scott, Megan

What did we play (3:10)
Jank on Demand: Fiasco, Trail of Cthulhu, Burning Wheel, Dogs in the Vineyard, Inspectres, Final Girl, Tsuro
Annalise – Megan, Timo
Encounters – Megan
Kingdom Builder, Ora & Labora – Scott

Main Topic: The Modern Fantasy Genre (20:50)
Modern Fantasy brings forth two competing things, what is familiar and what is fantastical. The blending of these two things is achieved in a number of different ways and comes with some issues around believability and realism.

Rants (55:53)
Megan: The tonsils
Scott: China broke me with Eggplant
Timo: Bering Sea Gold

Other Links:
Burke’s
Nazgul
Glitter Guild
Brimstone Drawing
True Blood
Ghostbusters
Audible
Firefly
Shadowrun
Neverwhere
Small Gods
American Gods
Spycraft

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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

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Episode 137: The Horror Genre

Hosts: Megan, Todd, Timo

What did we play (12:27)
Annalise: Todd, Timo, Megan
Lords of Waterdeep: Todd

Main Topic: The Horror Genre (19:37)
Horror can be a tricky genre to implement in gaming. Concerns exist about pacing and maintaining a certain feel. Different games approach the genre in significantly different ways, and succeed to varying degrees.

Rants

(1:13:07)
Timo: I just got screwed by the city, and I’m pissed I can’t blame anyone but myself.
Megan: Do not leave your kids with me at the grocery store, even if I am tying balloons. I am not a baby sitter.
Todd: Mummies, WTF? Also, both proud and disappointed with our behaviour this

cast.

Other Links:

Descent 2
Call of Cthulhu
Trail of Cthulhu
Stealing Cthulhu
Dread
Final Girl
Zombie Cinema
Sorcerer
Murderous Ghosts
Don’t Rest Your Head
Matt Snyder
44: A game of Automatic Fear
Hell4Leather

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Episode 136: The Post-Apocalyptic Genre

Hosts: Megan, Todd, Timo

In Megan news:
Go to the Windy City Burlesque Fest!
Hear Megan on This Just in From Gencon!

What did we play (10:20)
The Shadow of Yesterday: Megan, Todd
Diablo 3: Timo
Vegas Showdown, Endeavour: Megan
Lords of Waterdeep, Sorceror: Todd

Main Topic: The Post-Apocalyptic Genre (26:45)
We look at one of our favourite genres, the post-apocalypse. We talk about what we like about the setting and what

makes it just so compelling.

Rants (1:13:14)
Timo: Cats are dicks.
Megan: I’m tired.
Todd: Rediscovering bands I didn’t like.

Other Links:
Deadlands
Rustbelt
Atomic Highway
Hot War
Vesna Thaw
Dark Sun
Native American Apocalypse
Unhallowed Metropolis
CthulhuTech
Goorin Bros
Superstition on Iphone
Godlike
Mouseguard
Burning Wheel
Jesse Burnenko
Car Wars
Fallout
Apocalypse World
The Colony
Dies the Fire
Canticle for Liebewicz
The Road
Deadwood
Dust Devils
Book of Eli
Happiness
Trace Bundy
Baroness
Gojira
Crippled Black Phoenix

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Episode 135: The Fantasy Genre

Hosts: Megan, Scott, Todd, Timo

What did we play (12:46)
The Shadow of Yesterday: Megan, Scott, Todd
Magic: The Gathering: Megan, Scott
D&D Encounters: Megan
Defenders of the Realm, Apocalypse World, Kingdom of Amalur: Todd
Battletech, Malifaux: Scott
Diablo 3: Timo

Main Topic: The Fantasy Genre (23:16)
In the first of a new series exploring different genre’s, we try to take a critical look at what makes fantasy fantasy. Beyond the base of D&D, what makes something a fantasy setting, what are the themes and concept that make it up, what games exist (surprise, a lot!) and what do we want out of those games?

Rants (1:05:45)
Todd: Boo canker sore, I say unto thee boo!
Megan: Phone alarm clock
Scott: Look after myself
Timo: These mugs, they disturb me yo.

Other Links:
The Leather Museum
Museum of Holography
Ripley’s Believe it or

not
House on the Rock
Precious Moments Museum
Magic Mike
Spirit of the Century
Step Up 2 The Streets
200 Cigarettes
American Heritage
Mares of Thrace
Star Wars
Joseph Campbell
Book of Jhereg
Theft of Swords
On Mighty Thews
Lamentations of the Flame Prince
Legend of the Five Rings
Dungeon World
Heroquest
Hero’s Banner
Burning Wheel
Fireborn
Runequest
Book of Erotic Fantasy
Game of Thrones
Lords of Waterdeep

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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 132: Currency

Hosts: Megan, Todd, Timo, Scott

What did we play
Scott, Todd, Timo: The Shadow of Yesterday
Ascension, Cards against Humanity: Todd
Malifaux: Scott

Main topic: Currency
There’s a term used for describing how the different parts of a rpg interact with each other, currency. We take some time muddling around with that term trying to really grok the underlying idea, as well as discuss the interactions that we see in different games and how we respond to them.

Other Links
Stitch-it!
Solar System
Kingdom of Amalur
Assassin’s Creed: Revelation
Dungeon Defenders
El Shaddai
Hell4Leather
Mist-Robed Gate
D&D: 3rd, 4th editions
Lacuna
Annalise
Zombie Cinema
Apocalypse World
Please-Bird Shirt.

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 127: Emergent Play

Hosts: Megan, Scott, Todd, Timo

Important Links:
Walking Eye Con

What did we play(10:35)
Enworld Chicago! Misspent Youth, Dread, Lacuna Coil: Megan, Scott, Todd
Psi*Run: Megan, Scott, Todd, Timo

Main topic: Emergent Play (24:45)
On the cast we talk a lot about how detail about the characters, the world or the theme come out during play, what is called emergence. We take this episode to talk directly about that aspect of gaming.

Rants (1:13:25)
Todd: The hellishness of St Patrick’s day in Chicago
Timo: Wish I had gotten in on the Mobile Frame Zero Kickstarter earlier… Le sigh.
Megan: Subtle sexism makes me angry
Scott: I want to nap on my new couch and these damn people are in my living room.

Other Links
D&D
Long form Improv
The Harold
Apocalypse World
Fiasco
Burning Wheel
DeGenesis
The Pool
Night’s Black Agents
Palladium
BASH

Sorceror
Mars Colony
The Mountain Witch

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!