The Hard Move

is creating PbtA analysis and discussion

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About The Hard Move

Hello, I'm Sidney Icarus, the host of The Hard Move Season Two. Matthew created a beautiful podcast and ran an excellent 20 episodes, and is helping me to step in for the next run. Starting April 1st, 2020, will again be live with new content. 

Join me every 2nd Wednesday as I welcome a guest on to talk about PbtA games. Each episode is a 30-40 minute deep-dive into a single move of my guest's choosing. We'll talk about how the move works mechanically, narratively, and how players and GMs can really flex these moves to get some more out of it. 

Our mission statement, design goals, and financial plans are available here: *TBC*

Your support on Patreon goes toward making the time that my guests and I put into the Hard Move a little easier, and offers us a real chance to pay people for their expertise. 
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At $90, I'm paying each of the guests $30 for their episode, and able to pay myself $30 as well! That's something special. In fact, at this point I start making US minimum wage!

Who knows what The Hard Move can achieve at this point? It'll be big and exciting and supportive, and you'll be a part of that!
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