The Forge: A Genesys RPG Podcast
EPISODE 16 - De-mystifying the Mystical 5: A Good Day to Magic Hard

EPISODE 16 - De-mystifying the Mystical 5: A Good Day to Magic Hard

March 26, 2020

This week we continue our journey through the Genesys Role Playing Game's Magic system. We'll look at Step 5 of our re-skinning process where we detail a multitude of talents for our post-Apocalyptic setting. Plus, we explore Step 6 where we'll define the penalties for using mutagenic powers and determine how to spend Threat and Despair results.

We also tackle a listener question as we take a deep dive into the Shapeshifter duo of talents in Die Casting, talk to Seth Rattan about his exciting product, the Gamemaster’s Eclectic Toolkit in Breaking the Mould, and answer your games and rules questions in Under the Hammer.

So, join us as we take a transformative look at the Genesys Role Playing Game with GM Chris and GM Hooly on The Forge!

 

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:03:27 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:03:39 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - The Story Told Podcast
  • 00:05:18 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:22:30 - DIE CASTING - Talents: Shapeshifter
  • 01:04:11 - THE FURNACE - Magic (Part 5)
  • 02:06:29 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Gamemaster's Eclectic Toolbox (with Seth F Rattan)
  • 02:31:39 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:31:59 - Q1: Intergrating Personal Stories
  • 02:40:47 - Q2: Ready that Action!
  • 02:48:00 - Q3: Natural Balance
  • 02:55:03 - WRAP UP
EPISODE 15 - Starting Your Engines (Part 1)

EPISODE 15 - Starting Your Engines (Part 1)

March 9, 2020

This week we ask you to slap on your L-Plates and allow us to take you on a driving lesson as we explore the Genesys Vehicle Rules with you on the show. We start with a look at the control skills for vehicle use in Die Casting, before hitting the highway with an indepth look at the vehicle rules in The Furnace.

We also speak with Beth Foote and Phil Maiewski of 404 Games to talk about Starcana: The Silver Files, the latest release from their studio, give you a run-down on the latest from the Foundry, and answer your games and rules questions.

So, release the handbrake, rev that engine, and put your pedal to the metal, as GM Chris and GM Hooly activate the 'nos' as they burn rubber on the racetrack on The Forge Podcast.

 

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CHAPTER NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:03:07 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:03:16 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Guardians of the Whills
  • 00:05:41 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:25:35 - DIE CASTING - Skills: Vehicle Control Skills
  • 01:17:15 - THE FURNACE - Vehicles (Part 1)
  • 02:55:29 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Starcana: The Silver Files (with Phil and Beth from 404 Games)
  • 03:22:04 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 03:22:43 - Q1: Look! Yet Another Full House!
  • 03:25:36 - Q2: Social Recovery
  • 03:30:53 - Q3: Pre-Freeze Magic
  • 03:34:40 - WRAP UP
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