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The Hard Move

37 EpisodesProduced by Matthew GravelynWebsite

The Hard Move is a Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) RPG discussion podcast. Each episode, host Sidney Icarus will chat with a guest about a single move, diving into how the move works mechanically, how players can use it narratively to drive the fiction, and how GMs can react to the move. Join us ev… read more

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Take A Powerful Blow

Lloyd Gyan and I expand on a Twitter conversation by discussing Take A Powerful Blow from Masks. In a game where super humans battle it out with fists and wits, the concept of harm is replaced with systems of conditions and narrative outcome. This move mechanically encapsulates what it’s like for a super teen to take a hit, physically or emotionally, and what happens after. Narratively this move has a lot of options for players to choose their own adventure, and the GM also weighs in heavily if the enemy gets an advantage as a result.

You can follow Lloyd on Twitter at twitter.com/druggeddwarf and check out the One Shot Club at discordapp.com/invite/Y4DRYdA

Content featured in this episode is from Masks by Brendan Conway. For more information, visit magpiegames.com  

Music is by Nick Gravelyn. You can find more of his work at nickgravelyn.com 

You can follow the show on Twitter at twitter.com/thehardmove 

Support the show and subscribe to The Hard Move on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your podcast platform of choice. 

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