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The Jank Cast
67 minutes | May 22, 2018
Episode 235: BFF! and Gaming Parents
Hosts: Jenn, Ross, Teri, Todd In this episode, we have Ross Cowman from Heart of the Deernicorn games and his mom Teri on to talk about their currently kickstarting game BFF! They discuss what it’s like to design with your … Continue reading →
64 minutes | May 15, 2018
Episode 234: The Care and Nurturing of Small Cons
Hosts: Joe, Kelly, Megan, Tim, Willow Recorded at Forge Midwest, Joe and Megan are joined by esteemed guests Tim Jensen and Willow Palecek, who put on Forge Midwest, and Kelly Vanda, who runs Minnloco, to talk about the ins and … Continue reading →
43 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
Episode 233: Blurring the Boundary Between Serious and Lighthearted
Hosts: Elizabeth, Todd We have on Elizabeth Chaipraditkul of Angry Hamster Publishing to talk about her new game, kickstarting now, Familiars of Terra, as well as to discuss what makes a game serious or lighthearted, and how there is some … Continue reading →
67 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Actual Play: Starcrossed
Players: Joe, Todd Joe and Todd play a playtest version of Alex Robert’s two-player romance(?) game Tension. Enjoy!
66 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
Episode 232: New Agenda Publishing on Diversity in Gaming
Hosts: Eloy, Jenn, Jerry, Misha, Todd Jenn and Todd sit down with Eloy, Misha, and Jerry of New Agenda Publishing, a new gaming company aimed at promoting diversity in gaming and mentoring and publishing designers from underrepresented groups. We have … Continue reading →
150 minutes | Jan 15, 2018
Actual Play: Masks, Final Episode!
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott The final episode of our Masks actual play!
52 minutes | Nov 29, 2017
Episode 231: All Girl Punk Podcast
Hosts: Alex, Banana, Jenn Jenn welcomes Banana Chan and Alex Roberts to talk about what they’ve been playing and making lately, including their trips to Big Bad Con and Metatopia. Also, everyone is sick, so Todd had the joy of … Continue reading →
164 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
Actual Play: Masks Part 8
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo In the home stretch, our second to last episode of Masks!
183 minutes | Oct 20, 2017
Actual Play: Masks Part 7
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo, Todd Todd joins the crew to play Crucible in the next episode of our Masks AP!
61 minutes | Sep 28, 2017
Episode 230: Gencon 2017 Discussion
Hosts: Jason, Jenn, Todd We have on guy-you’ve-probably-never-heard-of-just-kidding-you-love-his-work Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games to talk with Jenn and Todd about Gencon 2017. We discuss a number of games including Limbo, Let’s be Dinosaurs, Poutine, Circles of Power, and more. … Continue reading →
72 minutes | Sep 7, 2017
Actual Play: Masks Part 6
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The adventures of the Baywatch gang continue!
105 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
Actual Play: Masks Part 5
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The next installment of our AP of Masks.
65 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Episode 229: Twists and Other Narrative Devices in Gaming
Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Todd After a summer hiatus due to Megan and Todd moving, we’re back with a new episode that looks at how some narrative conventions for providing information are useful or not useful in gaming. Enjoy!
80 minutes | Jun 26, 2017
Actual Play: Masks Part 4
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The Baywatch crew continues their exploits in our newest episode of Masks. Enjoy!
70 minutes | Jun 10, 2017
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 … Continue reading →
91 minutes | May 5, 2017
Actual Play: Masks, Part 2
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo The second installment of our AP of Masks. In this episode, the gang takes on their first real challenge. If you’re interested in Masks, you’ll get to hear the combat mechanics in action, here.
56 minutes | Apr 24, 2017
Episode 228: SCUPcast!
Hosts: Jenn, Megan, Tom, Todd In this episode, we discuss The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power, Tom and Todd’s game that is currently Kickstarting. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can do so here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wheeltreepress/the-sword-the-crown-and-the-unspeakable-power Enjoy!
66 minutes | Apr 20, 2017
Episode 227: Forge Recap
Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Todd We went to Forge! We round up all the cool games we got to play. Also! In case you haven’t heard, we’re Kickstarting The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power! We talk about it a … Continue reading →
82 minutes | Mar 22, 2017
Actual Play: Masks, Part 1
Players: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Timo In our latest AP, the Jank Cast tackles a campaign of Masks by our friend Brendan Conway. Masks is a teen superhero roleplaying game and this episode covers character creation and the building of … Continue reading →
82 minutes | Mar 6, 2017
Episode 226: Dreamation 2017 Wrap Up
Hosts: Jenn, Joe Jenn and Joe went to Dreamation 2017. They talk about all the fun new games they played, including Power Button and The Watch. Enjoy! SPOILER ALERT: From about 1:01:00 to about 1:07:30 Jenn talks about Here is … Continue reading →
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