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+1 Forward

By Richard Rogers

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+1 Forward is a show about games using the Apocalypse Engine. We cover these games in play, and talk about the many flavors of games Powered by the Apocalypse. Each episode will have a discussion about mechanics, as well as an example of play.

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A Podcast by the Apodcalypse

+1 Forward is an interesting show. When you start getting involved in PbtA games, there's almost this overwhelming desire to figure out how it all works and start evaluating it. You want to see what other games do, how far the design philosophy can be pushed. +1 Forward does just that, and in a way that makes you feel like you always had the answer with you. It brings material to you and helps talk through these games in a way that really shows you what's going on and mostly lets you take your own conclusions from it, and I greatly appreciate that.

The best podcast for learning Powered by the Apocalypse

When starting design on my first full TTRPG, I needed a system that could handle the way I wanted the game to play. Not having heard much more than D20 based games, I was intrigued by Powered by the Apocalypse and the conversational style of play. This is what I've been looking for, I thought, but I know next to nothing about PbtA!

This is where +1 Forward comes into play. I binged this podcast hard and learned an immense deal from it about PbtA without having ever played a single game! I actually wrote up a lengthy pre-alpha version of my game, Chimera, from the lessons learned here and the things I was beginning to understand in the various books I purchased. And now I keep refining things for the better because of the amazing advice that this podcast is known for.

If you are new to PbtA and are interested in the system, you need to listen to this podcast. If you are a player of PbtA games and want to learn about many of the other games out there, you need to listen to this podcast. Even if you are a veteran of PbtA games, you need to listen to this podcast! It's just that good. Rich (and in season two, Rach) bring an excellent dive into this game system and I strive to listen as soon as I can when a new episode releases.

Hopefully this one will be +1 Ongoing for a while...

One of my favorite RPG podcasts. I adore Apocalypse World and its descendants, and love hearing about the development of those games and the designers behind them; the general discussion are a particular favorite, though, with solid advice on how to both be a better player and a better game master. Rich and Rach have a great rapport and an infectious enthusiasm.

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