Other Side of the Coin
our main show
It’s the show that started it all!
To the audience it may have been simply a passing reference in the very first episode, but to us our main show has always been known as The Other Side of the Coin.
You’ve probably heard the story, but we’ll tell it again… at a fateful C2E2 in 2018, just weeks before we were set to launch a Pathfinder-based podcast, we stumbled across a Powered By the Apocalypse game called Monster of the Week, produced by Evil Hat. We not only fell in love with it so much that we restructured our entire podcast around it, but we also thought it would be incredibly fun for the cast to play as themselves.
Each player found the playbook that was closest to them – that is, to the person they’d be or become if they suddenly found themselves in a world where monsters were real – and chose moves and stat blocks that most closely matched their real-life characteristics and abilities. And as you know, these became the basis of the alternative universe versions of themselves that have become one of the defining characteristics of our show, allowing us to tell stories in a uniquely honest and vulnerable way.
The TV show Futurama explored the idea that one minor thing can mean the difference between our universe and another; something as simple as a coin flip having the opposite result can lead to two drastically different outcomes.
Inspired by this, we set the game in what is essentially our world – a version of our world in which one small decision changed the course of our hunters’ lives and set them on a completely different path.
While Monster of the Week will always be the “home base” of our show to which our team will always return, another unique element of our show is that it exists in a Powered By the Apocalypse universe with many worlds… each of which conveniently seems to be set within a different PBtA game system!
All photos on this page courtesy of Wes, The Portrait Dude.