Get NPC and setting spotlights, further notes on the games we’ve played, and a look at what we’re planning for future shows! Stay up-to-date with us between runs or if all social media implodes.
Team-Up Moves is an AP / discussion podcast about any and all superhero tabletop RPGs. Each of our 2–4 episode runs is dedicated to exploring a different game.
First, we gather some of our friends from the worlds of roleplaying games and comic books and do a 1-shot length actual play. These episodes show off the game in action around our table, with all of the joy, drama, and math that it takes.
Then, we reconvene our players for a back matter episode where we go over what we thought of the game, discuss what superhero stories it tells, and look at successful it is at telling them. Each run concludes with some recommendations of comic books or graphic novels that fit in with the game.
The actual plays take place in our shared setting of New Arcadia, but the runs can be listened to in any order. Choose a game that sounds interesting, and dive in!
Listen to Our Trailer
- Anyone Can Wear the Mask — July 2022
- Champions (6th Edition) — August 2022
- Exceptionals — September 2022
- Mutant City Blues — October 2022
- Our Mundane Supernatural Life — November 2022
- Sentinel Comics — December 2022
- A City of Shining Stars w/ Jeff Stormer — January 2023
- Spectaculars w/ Seanan McGuire — February 2023
- See Issue X w/ Connor Goldsmith — March 2023
- Masks — April 2023
- Cypher / Claim the Sky — May 2023
Fiona Hopkins (she/her, @fionawhim/@email@example.com) is always reading new TTRPGs, and now she has a podcast that lets her get them to the table. She’s the GM, producer, and rules lawyer of Team-Up Moves.
Fiona’s mutant gift is to find four-leaf clovers, with a secondary mutation of reading temporary parking signs. She’s a Protégé (to Squirrel Girl) and her stats are Danger: +1 / Freak: +2 / Savior: -2 / Superior: +2 / Mundane: +0
Stephanie Burt (she/her, @accommodatingly/@firstname.lastname@example.org) is a professor, poet, and comics critic. She’s the co-host, co-producer, and NPC name generator of Team-Up Moves. Steph would like to be playing Masks right now.
Steph can do three things at once for up to three hours, growing whatever extra limbs, fins, tails, and antenna are required. Her secondary mutation is to take care of all of the pets. All of them. She’s a Transformed, and her stats are Danger: -2 / Freak: +2 / Savior: +3 / Superior: +1 / Mundane: -1
Our theme music is “Play” by Sleepyhead.
Armaan Babu (he/him, @ArmaanBabu) is a freelance writer and comics critic. He played Eddie Varma in our run of Exceptionals.
Rachel Gold (she/they, @RachelGold) is an author of queer YA novels and English professor. They played Micah Nicols in our run of Mutant City Blues.
Connor Goldsmith (he/him, @dreamoforgonon) is an author, literary agent, and host of the Cerebro podcast. He played The Sibyl in our run of See Issue X.
Ian Gregory (they/them, @fissionmale/@email@example.com) writes for ComicsXF and other websites. They played Derek “The Human Slingshot” Wrobel in our run of Champions and “Weird Sister” Ursula in Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game.
Shana Hausman (they/them, @shanajeanh) is on TikTok making videos about executive function, ADHD, and queer rep in literature. They played Aubergine in our run of Mutant City Blues and Emmett Low in our run of Spectacluars.
Ceci Mancuso (they/them, @firstname.lastname@example.org) is a writer and GM. They played the City of New Arcadia in our run of Anyone Can Wear the Mask and Horatio “Time Keeper” Holm in Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game.
Seanan McGuire (she/her, @seananmcguire/@email@example.com) is the NY Times best-selling author of many of our favorite books and series, including October Daye, Wayward Children, and Newsflesh. She played Aelili (“Lily”) in our run of Spectaculars.
Becca Petunia (she/her, @UnclePetunio) is a writer and podcaster who hosts the Tough Pigs podcast Hubba-Wha?!. She played Mandi Corr in our run of Exceptionals.
Jeff Stormer (he/him, @PartyOfOnePod) is a podcaster and game designer known for Party of One, All My Fantasy Children, and Anyone Can Wear the Mask. He joined us to build New Olympia in A City of Shining Stars.
Get in Touch
Have some feedback on an episode? Or is there a superhero RPG that we’ve got to play?
You can DM us as @teamupmoves on Twitter, @firstname.lastname@example.org on Mastodon, or email us at email@example.com.