The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast
EPISODE 14 - De-mystifying the Mystical 4: So Long and Thanks for All the Mutations

EPISODE 14 - De-mystifying the Mystical 4: So Long and Thanks for All the Mutations

February 18, 2020

After a short hiatus we're back with a brand-new episode. This week we delve deeper into re-skinning the Genesys Magic rules using our Post-Apocalyptic Setting. We dissect, explain, and explore each of the six brand new Mutation Powers, and so much more.

We also look at the plethora of releases from the Genesys Foundry, break into the Skulduggery skill, and speak with the author of Terrinoth Taverns, Chris Markham, about his amazing product.

So, listeners, grab your magic staff and your lockpick set, and join GM Chris and GM Hooly as they venture into the thermonuclear wastelands of the Genesys Role Playing Game on The Forge Podcast.

 

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:08:01 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:08:12 - Podcast of the Week - Ebberon Renewed
  • 00:09:19 - News & Announcements
  • 00:20:13 - DIE CASTING - Skills: Skulduggery
  • 00:47:07 - THE FURNACE - Re-skinning Magic (Part 4)
  • 02:08:44 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Terrinoth Taverns (with Chris Markham)
  • 02:30:31 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:31:18 - Q1: Implement Missteps
  • 02:42:26 - Q2: Bucket-O-Setback
  • 02:54:55 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 13 - Expanded Players Guide Review and Q&A

EPISODE 13 - Expanded Players Guide Review and Q&A

January 24, 2020

The latest book in the Genesys RPG line from Fantasy Flight Games has arrived - THE EXPANDED PLAYERS GUIDE. And who better to bring onto the show to talk about the book than none other than Sam Gregor-Stewart, lead developer on the project, and freelancer Keith Kappel who also worked on key segments of the book.

In this massive 3 hour episode, we break down the book with the guys offering their take on the book along with answering many, many questions about its contents. So if you were on the fence about this great product, listen in and get the low down on this glorious tome.

So listeners, grab your speedos, towel, and snorkel and get ready for a big splash as GMs Chris and Hooly take you on a deep dive into the Genesys Expanded Players Guide.

 

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:03:54 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:04:08 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - The Story Told Podcast
  • 00:04:52 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:17:19 - THE FURNACE - The Expanded Players Guide
  • 00:38:40 - PART 1 - NEW SETTINGS
  • 01:17:08 - PART 2 - EXPANDED RULES CREATION
  • 02:13:01 - PART 3 - EXPANDED ALTERNATE RULES
  • 02:56:21 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 12 - De-mystifying the Mystical 3: Beyond Thunderdome

EPISODE 12 - De-mystifying the Mystical 3: Beyond Thunderdome

January 11, 2020

In the first show for 2020, GMs Chris and Hooly take a long look at magic in their continuing series on Magic in Genesys. This episode they explore the first part of a discussion on re-skinning magic for a unique setting.

They also explore the use of the Signature Spell talents along with its improved version, even going so far as to explore2 new talents that supplement Signature Spell. They also interview Joshua Taylor about his Critical Elements supplement, available right now on the Genesys Foundry, as well as answering your games and rules questions.

Can you survive this episode as the GMs take you beyond barter town? Two men enter, one system leaves, this week on The Forge.

 

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
  • 00:03:08 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:08:01 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:08:12 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Ebberon Renewed
  • 00:09:19 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:20:13 - DIE CASTING - Talents: Signature Spell
  • 00:47:07 - THE FURNACE - Re-skinning Magic
  • 02:08:44 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Critical Elements (with Joshua Taylor)
  • 02:30:31 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:31:18 - Q1: ICE, ICE, Baby
  • 02:42:26 - Q2: You've Lost That Lovin' Healings
  • 02:54:55 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 11 - The Fast and the Pharmaceutical

EPISODE 11 - The Fast and the Pharmaceutical

December 24, 2019

Fast and ever-in-motion, high-Agility species represent some common and classic archetype concepts. In our final show of the year we take a long look at how to create Agility based archetypes and create two unique archetypes/species for your game.

We also chat with Brett Bowen of Studio 404 Games about their Setting Notebook available right now on the Genesys Foundry. We perform some exploratory surgery on the Medicine skill along with answering your games and rules question. So grab your medicine bag and slip on your running shoes as GM Hooly and GM Chris explore everything Genesys on The Forge!

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:03:39 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:03:46 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Miskatonic University Podcast
  • 00:03:51 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:14:25 - DIE CASTING - Skills: Medicine
  • 00:57:32 - THE FURNACE - Archetypes: Agility
  • 01:50:44 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Setting Notebook (with Brett Bowen)
  • 02:21:36 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:21:53 - Q1 - Templar or Not to Templar
  • 02:30:07 - Q2 - What Happens When?
  • 02:37:18 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 10 - De-mystifying the Mystical 2: Electric Boogaloo

EPISODE 10 - De-mystifying the Mystical 2: Electric Boogaloo

December 9, 2019

This week on The Forge we continue our in-depth look at Magic in the Genesys Role Playing Game as we examine the many things not discussed in Episode 8 including Careers, Strain costs, and the use of Advantages, Triumphs, Threats and Despairs. We even add three more Magic Rules of Thumb to our existing list from Episode 8.

We also explore the use of the Negotiation skill in Die Casting, chat with David Morris, creator of Monstrum Encyclopedia in Breaking the Mould, and answer several games and rules questions from our Patreons and listeners on Under the Hammer. So ready those wands. And grab your spell components as GM Hooly and GM Chris open their big book of spells on The Forge!

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:03:14 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:03:26 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Guardians of the Whills Podcast
  • 00:04:58 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:26:00 - DIE CASTING 
  • 01:16:59 - THE FURNACE
  • 01:57:35 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Monstrum Compendium (with David Morris)
  • 02:16:31 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:17:07 - Q1 - A Social Setting
  • 02:27:27 - Q2 - More Machine than...person?
  • 02:39:54 - Q3 - Conversion Connundrum
  • 02:45:32 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 9 - Cunning Conundrums

EPISODE 9 - Cunning Conundrums

November 22, 2019

This week we continue our series on Archetypes with a look at the clever, the observant, and perhaps conniving as we make a Perception check to find those species with a high Cunning attribute. We even create a couple of unusual archetypes that still fit this archetype concept. In Die Casting we look at two commonly mistaken skills - Athletics and Coordination.

We chat with Christopher Ruthenbeck about his Archetypal Species supplement and answer several listener questions in Under the Hammer. Additionally, we make a special announcement about the Podcast that you are going to want to hear. So, dust off your elven cloaks, break out your survival gear, and ready your shadow suit as GM Hooly and GM Chris examine a cunning conundrum on The Forge.

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00  INTRODUCTION
  • 00:01:54 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:02:08 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Order 66 Podcast
  • 00:03:03 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:07:14 - STOKING THE FIRE - Gamer Nation Con 2019 
  • 00:11:23 - STOKING THE FIRE - Patreon Announcement
  • 00:17:28 - DIE CASTING
  • 00:43:10 - DIE CASTING - New Talents
  • 00:46:26 - THE FURNACE
  • 01:06:16 - THE FURNACE - Archetype #1 - The Kitsune
  • 01:16:46 - THE FURNACE - Archetype #2 - The Shadow-Kin
  • 01:27:19 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Archetypal Species (with Christopher Ruthenback
  • 01:59:58 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:00:35 - UNDER THE HAMMER - Q1 - Copy/Paste Setting
  • 02:06:06 - UNDER THE HAMMER - Q2 - Another Level
  • 02:12:04 - UNDER THE HAMMER - Q3 - Forgotten Knowledges
  • 02:16:27 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 8 - De-mystifying the Mystical (Part 1)

EPISODE 8 - De-mystifying the Mystical (Part 1)

November 12, 2019

The topic that is at the top of our most asked about list is magic. The how’s, the why’s, and the why-nots. We here at the podcast have heard the call, and this episode, we set about starting our response to your questions by breaking down magic into its simplest forms. From explaining the best way to inform new players how magic works, to creating new spell actions, and everything in between.

Not to be outdone, on Die Casting we answer a burning question about the Basic Military Training talent and how to make your own talents using this as a template. In Breaking the Mould, we speak with the author of the Inquisition setting, Guillaume Tardif, about the setting and how it all works. And we also make some time to answer a couple of listener questions about running the net and creating a mage-punk setting. So, have your spell book at the ready, as GM Hooly and GM Chris de-mystify the mystical on The Forge.

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:02:24 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:02:52 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Shared Sagas Podcast
  • 00:04:07 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:10:37 - DIE CASTING - Talent: Basic Miltiary Training 
  • 00:35:16 - THE FURNACE - Genesys Magic (Part 1)
  • 02:05:34 - THE FURNACE - New Spell: Telekinesis
  • 02:23:03 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Inquisition with Guillaume Tardif
  • 03:02:52 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 03:03:14 - Q1 - Net Actions Blues
  • 03:10:57 - Q2 - Magepunk Setting Quandry
  • 03:20:55 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 7 - The Wise and the Wilful

EPISODE 7 - The Wise and the Wilful

October 28, 2019

In this week's episode we continue our series examining the various Archetypes in the Genesys Role Playing Game, this time with a focus on Willpower. Whether it be the wise, the quick, or the downright scary, GMs Chris and Hooly step you through the creation process by delving into the ways and means of the Willpower based characters. They even break down the math on two of their own creations, the God Touched and the Treant Sapling, with an in-depth discussion on their builds.

We also talk to the amazing Sterling Hershey about his Shadow of the Beanstalk mini-campaign, Power Play. Additionally we unpack the Discipline skill in Die Casting, and answer several of your games and rules questions in Under the Hammer. As a bonus, we make a special announcement about Gamer Nation Con 2020.

 

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00  INTRODUCTION
  • 00:05:29  STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:05:41 PODCAST OF THE WEEK - The Story Told Podcast
  • 00:06:43 STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:15:10 DIE CASTING - Discipline
  • 01:14:00 THE FURNACE - ARCHETYPES (Willpower)
  • 02:22:18 THE FURNACE - God Touched (GM Chris)
  • 01:19:22 THE FURNACE - Treant Sapling (GM Hooly)
  • 01:32:25 BREAKING THE MOULD - Power Play with Sterling Hershey
  • 02:01:43 UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:02:33 Q1 - Is my supplement TLDNR?
  • 02:17:53 Q2 - Copy or not to copy?
  • 02:26:00 Q3 - Setting Mashup
  • 02:37:10 WRAP UP
  • 02:39:27 ANNOUNCEMENT: Gamer Nation Con 2020
EPISODE 6 - Laying It All Out

EPISODE 6 - Laying It All Out

October 13, 2019

With an ever-increasing library of products available on the Foundry, have you ever stopped to consider what you're looking at? Not the words on the page, but the visuals. The art, the paragraphs, the backgrounds, and the appearance of the document? If you have, and it fascinates you, then have we got a show for you, as we get to discuss the ins and outs of layout with the ever-amazing Katrina Ostrander.

Plus, we take a dive into the talent ‘One With Nature’ and how you can use it as a template for other strain recovering talents - and yes we build some on the show. We also talk to John Dunn about his Anthrochimerics offering for the Genesys Foundry, and answer some of your games and rules questions. So, buckle up listeners, as GM Hooly and GM Chris take you for another long ride (or is that drive), into The Forge.

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:03:09 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:03:25 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - AGEIS Podcast
  • 00:04:11 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:10:13 - DIE CASTING - Talents: One With Nature
  • 00:38:21 - THE FURNACE - Layout with Katrina Ostrander
  • 02:22:18 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Anthrochimerics with John Dunn
  • 02:43:50 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:44:37 - Q1 - Rolling Blanks
  • 02:59:02 - Q2 - Drive It Baby
  • 03:04:54 - Q3 - Soak or Not to Soak
  • 03:07:04 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 5 - Harvesting Adventure

EPISODE 5 - Harvesting Adventure

September 26, 2019

On this episode of The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast, we'll take you through the steps of creating Adventure Seeds for your next campaign or product with the help of an esteemed expert, a man with over 30 FFG products behind him, the much loved Mr Sterling Hershey, as we welcome him to the show. 

We also open the creaking door and journey into the world of things that go bump in the night in a discussion with Scott Zumwalt, developer of the Something Strange Genesys RPG Setting. In Die Casting we take a long look at the ever mocked skill of Resillience, and also take the time to answer your games and rules questions.

So join your hosts GM Hooly and GM Chris for another bumper 3+ hour episode of The Forge!

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SHOW NOTES:

00:00:00 INTRODUCTION
00:02:43 STOKING THE FIRE
00:02:56 PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Miskatonic University Podcast
00:04:46 STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
00:14:28 DIE CASTING - Skills: Resillience
00:58:45 THE FURNACE - Adventure Seeds with Sterling Hershey
02:16:41 BREAKING THE MOULD - Something Strange (with Scott Zumwalt)
02:48:58 UNDER THE HAMMER
02:49:48 Q1 - Group Checks
02:58:30 Q2 - Pierce Quality
03:03:26 Q3 - Grappling
03:11:51 WRAP UP