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6. The Kid Who Would Be King (2018)

6. The Kid Who Would Be King (2018)

April 28, 2022

This month brings a movie that Drew and Rafe went into blind on: The Kid Who Would Be King. We have a lot to say as we visit a second Joe Cornish film for the podcast, including a focus on Joseph Campbell and "The Hero's Journey" monomyth. We highly recommend watching this movie! But we especially recommend watching it before listening to our spoiler-filled breakdown of the film and our attempt to gamify for an inspired game session.

What approach would you use to run a The Kid Who Would Be King inspired game? Would you stick to the Arthurian Legend or use a different one? And how closely would you follow The Hero's Journey? Let us know what inspiration this film has given you. Interact with the show on Instagram and Twitter or email us at theneversaydiepodcast@gmail.com.

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This month's independent podcast promo is for Autopsy.

Inter-MISSION: Super 8

Inter-MISSION: Super 8

March 31, 2022

It's Inter-MISSION time! Drew and Rafe follow up their conversation about Super 8 with ideas they might have missed the first time around, including several ideas we pushed to the Inter-MISSION including key locations and how to stat a town. They trope the new characters they've picked in the draft, then chat about what is catching interest on Kickstarter. Finally, they reveal the movie they'll be talking about for our next episode - a movie they both will be going blind into!

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5. Super 8 (2011)  with Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski

5. Super 8 (2011) with Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski

March 17, 2022

We are so excited about this month's movie/game discussion we can't even put it into words. Joining us to dissect and analyze J.J. Abrams' Super 8 are the creators of the Kids on Bikes RPG: Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski! We tear into "the most 'kids on bikes' movie that ever was" and realize it isn't quite the movie we thought it was. Opinions will differ, friendships will form, and enemies will be made, as we talk about the movie and then come up with some truly interesting ideas on how to run a game inspired by this movie!

What approach would you use to run a Super 8 inspired game? Would your game be centered around a mystery or would you also attempt an emotional journey at its core? Let us know what inspiration this film has given you, or just contact us if you want us to throw some questions toward the creators of one of our favorite games. Interact with the show on Instagram and Twitter or email us at theneversaydiepodcast@gmail.com.

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This month's independent podcast promo is for Red Dirt: A D&D Podcast.

Inter-MISSION: Now and Then

Inter-MISSION: Now and Then

February 18, 2022

It's Inter-MISSION time! Drew and Rafe follow up their conversation about Now and Then with ideas they might have missed the first time around, although they find they did a pretty cohesive job of discussing the movie in the main episode. They answer some listener feedback, including troping the characters they've picked in the draft, then chat about what is catching our interest on Kickstarter. Finally, they reveal the movie they'll be talking about for our next episode, including a pretty big tease of what the next film discussion will bring.

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From last month but now active on Kickstarter:

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4. Now and Then (1995)

4. Now and Then (1995)

February 3, 2022

This month we are changing gears again with a uniquely different "kids on bikes" film: Now and Then. Not only is the movie one of the rare kids on bikes films to feature an all-female cast of protagonists, but we are also dealing a lot more with family drama and mystery than any sort of action sequences. Still, if you want a film that really captures the feeling of a kids on bikes campaign, this is one that you must see. Drew and Rafe have all sorts of ideas on how to adapt this film into a campaign that will give your role-players a chance to shine!

What approach would you use to run a Now and Then inspired game? Would you make the supernatural threat real or just the illusion of one? And how would you integrate Truth or Dare into your game? Let us know what inspiration this film has given you. Interact with the show on Instagram and Twitter or email us at theneversaydiepodcast@gmail.com.

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This month's independent podcast promo is for Whose Crime is it Anyway?.

Inter-MISSION: The Lost Boys

Inter-MISSION: The Lost Boys

January 18, 2022

It's Inter-MISSION time! Drew and Rafe follow up their conversation about The Lost Boys with ideas they might have missed the first time around, including some weird ideas like a Lost Boys/Mad Max crossover and vampire bears. We also dive deep into the other pieces of the Lost Boys franchise. We chat about what is catching our interest on Kickstarter, and then reveal the movie we'll be talking about for our next episode!

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3. The Lost Boys (1987)

3. The Lost Boys (1987)

December 30, 2021

This month we're tackling one of the best vampire movies to ever target kids on bikes: The Lost Boys! Drew brings up childhood trauma caused by trying to emulate one of the movie's characters, Rafe talks about establishing vampire mythology, and the duo defend the movie in our regular "good/bad/ugly" segment from each other's complaints. Why does Kiefer Sutherland's mullet look so good? Why is there an arbitrary sex scene thrown into the film? Who knows! But we have a great time breaking it down and getting ideas for our game tables.

What approach would you use to run an Lost Boys inspired game? Would you terrorize players with vampires? Werewolves? Sea monsters? Let us know what inspiration this film has given you. Interact with the show on Instagram and Twitter or email us at theneversaydiepodcast@gmail.com.

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This month's independent podcast promo is for Fresh Hell Podcast.

Inter-MISSION: Attack the Block

Inter-MISSION: Attack the Block

December 15, 2021

It's Inter-MISSION time! Drew and Rafe follow up their conversation about Attack the Block with ideas they might have missed the first time around, including an additional RPG you might try using for your game system and several pieces of related media for more Attack the Block related ideas. We chat about what is catching our interest on Kickstarter, and then reveal the movie we'll be talking about for our next episode!

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2. Attack the Block (2011)

2. Attack the Block (2011)

November 30, 2021

After starting last month with The Goonies, Drew picked a movie for our second episode that swings almost to the other end of the Kids on Bikes spectrum: 2011's Attack the Block. Join us as we discuss this underappreciated first film from Joe Cornish that stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), as a gang of young kids on bikes deal with threats from invading aliens, drug dealers, and local police. Afterwards Drew and Rafe tackle what they think would make the key ideas in running an Attack the Block inspired game session or campaign.

What games would you use to run an Attack the Block inspired game? What other threats can you think of beyond what the film provides? Let us know what inspiration this film has given you. Interact with the show on Instagram and Twitter or email us at theneversaydiepodcast@gmail.com.

See the article Drew references: "Attack the Block: monsters, race, and rewriting South London’s outer spaces" by Lorrie Palmer.

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This month's independent podcast promo is for Microphones & Monsters.

 
Inter-MISSION: The Goonies

Inter-MISSION: The Goonies

November 16, 2021

We're back with our first Inter-MISSION! Since we're only looking at one movie each month, our Inter-MISSION episodes will help bridge the gap between episodes as we look at listener feedback, revisit any thoughts we had on the movie, talk about what is catching our interest on Kickstarter, and reveal next month's film. Thank you to everyone who gave us such awesome feedback on our look at The Goonies and Drew and Rafe have a lot to chat about, from the lack of diversity in Kids on Bikes movies to squabbling over who gets to introduce what Kickstarter project.

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