IGDN Member Jonathan Lavallee is excited to share an actual play podcast using his upcoming game We Used To Be Friends. Openly Gamer Theatre has put together a great cast to blend a radio drama and an actual play session where you get a radio drama for scenes, and then in between there’s discussion on how the game works and what ideas or questions they have for what’s going on in between. It’s a great blend that highlights some of the great things about actual play podcasts while at the same time giving a more immersive product. Continue reading
We Used To Be Friends is a cooperative teenage detective game that uses the Powered by the Apocalypse Engine. It’s heavily influenced by Veronica Mars, and other noir detective stories like Jessica Jones, Riverdale, and the Philip Marlowe books. Work together to create the mystery, and slowly uncover the clues to figure out who did it. This game is being released through Patreon, and pledging just $5 will get you the PDF version!
One of the exciting ways We Used To Be Friends works is with a focus on cooperative play. You’ll use move like Gumshoe to find clues in scenes, and then Put It All Together to associate those clues with suspects, or create a new suspect to the mystery. Work with three levels of mystery: episode one which will help solve what’s happening now, personal mystery which is something just your character wants to know, and the season long mystery that will change everything. Continue reading