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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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Act Under Pressure

Rev Deschain and I check out the move Act Under Pressure from Monster of the Week. This seemingly generic move is used whenever there is risk or doubt about the success of an action and offers a wide assortment of both mechanical and narrative outcomes. We talk about how Rev uses this move to cover the success and failure of multiple moves into one roll and how he provides several narrative options for his players to choose from. As the GM, Rev thinks the more options the better, and puts the power back in the players’ hands.  

You can follow Rev on Twitter at twitter.com/RevDeschain and check out The Crit Show at twitter.com/thecritshow 

Content featured in this episode is from Monster of the Week by Michael Sands. For more information, visit evilhat.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 at patreon.com/thehardmove and subscribe to The Hard Move on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or your podcast platform of choice.  

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