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The Gauntlet Podcast

This is a podcast about roleplaying games, board games, and the Jewish demon queen, Agrat bat Mahlat, Terrible Be Her Name.
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Sep 18, 2016

Game Discussion
Legacy: Life Among the Ruins (00:11)
Using goals in Wandering Monster High School to set-up table expectations (14:10)
tremulus (18:31)
Follow-up on Mutant: Year Zero (28:29)
Tweaks (35:53)
Orc Hospital (47:57)

Giving Me Life
Watching TV with the kiddo (55:52)
Detective Conan (57:44)
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 (1:00:01)

 

Links:

Buy Legacy: Life Among the Ruins

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/151507/Legacy-Life-Among-the-Ruins

 

Buy tremulus

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/120260/tremulus

 

Buy Tweaks

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/114399/Tweaks

 

Buy Orc Hospital

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/137310/Orc-Hospital-Protocol-Game-Series-Custom

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Sep 11, 2016

Game Discussion
Mutant: Year Zero (00:13)
Shadows of Esteren and a weird move by the GM (06:00)
Dream Stories play by post (12:57)
Filthy Shades Cliché (19:25)
Rich hits rung 10 on the Ladder of Insanity! (22:26)
Assassins of the Golden Age (25:45)

Giving Me Life
Moving into a bigger place (31:20)
Getting the old college D&D group back together (31:58)
Wedding! (34:46)
Dragon Quest Heroes (35:56)

 

Links:

Lowell's blog

http://ageofravens.blogspot.com

Andrea's blog

http://ivorythorns.tumblr.com

 

Sep 4, 2016

Game Discussion
The Black Hack (00:13)
Numenera (10:01)
Cold Soldier (16:40)
Sword the RPG (24:04)
Managing a sudden, undesirable shift in tone (28:03)
The usefulness of Roses & Thorns (30:00)
Atomic Highway (31:51)
Witch Quest (40:32)
Cosplaying over Hangouts (47:20)
Trusting your players to take the story to a cool place (50:31)
Palace Gates (52:53)

Giving Me Life
My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (59:42)
Flyboys (1:01:40)
Cooking bao (01:03:33)
Final version of Codex - Blood available (01:04:12)

Links

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 28, 2016

Game Discussion
Resolving weird mechanical tensions in Monster of the Week (00:18)

Running a ‘prequel’ session of Edge of the Empire with Star Wars babies (!!!) (07:24)

Lady Blackbird and melting the special snowflakes (11:23)

One shots: the made-for-TV movie vs. the TV show pilot (16:18)

The Skeletons (18:55)

Failing forward in D&D (27:47)

Pulling a narrative bait & switch on your players (32:50)

Adapting some aspects of Beyond the Wall to PbtA games (41:59)

When OSR combat doesn’t match your pacifist setting (44:27)

Alienór (46:46)

Giving Me Life
Halloween Whiteboard (54:56)
MinnLoCo (56:54)
AW 2e PbP (57:32)
Love in the Time of Charity Games (58:23)

Links:
More Weirdness for Monster of the Week

http://www.genericgames.co.nz/files/MotW_more_weirdness.pdf

Get Lady Blackbird

http://www.onesevendesign.com/ladyblackbird/


Buy The Skeletons

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/177596/The-Skeletons

Buy Alienór

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/145553/Alienr

Halloween Whiteboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbEn2QV5BEc

Minneapolis Long Con

https://plus.google.com/communities/108970759442542364640

Love in the Time of Charity Games

http://bullypulpitgames.com/love-in-the-time-of-charity-games/

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 21, 2016

This week, Rich is joined by Andrea from the Ivory Thorns blog and Lowell from the Play on Target podcast. 

Game Discussion
A new campaign of Dungeon World (00:56)
Threadbare RPG and running sessions at GenCon Games on Demand (06:35)
Working on some GM techniques in Masks (12:03)
As a GM, how much do you plan ahead? (15:16)
Walk With Me (19:24)
Using Microscope and Masks to set-up a campaign of Mutants & Masterminds 3E (22:50)
John Wick’s Cat (29:06)

Giving Me Life
Persona 4 Golden (37:58)
New Girl (40:12)
Doctor Who (44:15)

Links
Age of Ravens blog

http://ageofravens.blogspot.com


Ivory Thorns blog

http://ivorythorns.tumblr.com

 

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 14, 2016

Game Discussion
The Innocent playbook in Masks (00:12)
Making the story work when you have a new player in the group (06:06)
Playing a nice Brainer in Apocalypse World (09:59)
Necessary Evil (12:10)
Some general Savage Worlds talk (14:36)
Death Frost Dungeon World kickoff (17:40)
Monster of the Week and using questions directed at the players to paint the scene (19:18)
“I rolled a saving throw and I liked it” aka Beyond the Wall (27:05)
Knowing when to hit the fast forward button on your story (30:28)
Fiasco (33:56)
The Sharknado playset (36:32)
Play culture and managing expectations in Fiasco (39:00)
Misericord(e) (42:33)

Giving Me Life
RPG-a-Day 2016 (51:32)
Dungeon Meshi (53:44)
Simon’s Cat (54:50)
Stranger Things (55:56)

 

Links
Simon’s Cat

https://simonscat.com/category/simonscat/

 

Our website

gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 7, 2016

Game Discussion
Lady Blackbird musings (00:43)
Beyond the Wall & feminist fantasy (08:01)
Shadows of Esteren (14:11)
Carolina Death Crawl (22:36)
Witch: Fated Souls & rediscovering campaign-length play (28:48)
Apocalypse World & introducing tough themes to new players (33:03)
Downfall (40:58)
Wandering Monster High School (46:34)

Giving Me Life
The return of Yay (51:41)
AD&D syndicated radio pilot from the 80’s (54:01)
Tea! (56:20)
Codex - Blood is out! (58:02)

Links

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 31, 2016

Game Discussion
Curse of Strahd (01:12)
Dungeon Solitaire (05:56)
Running an old Dungeon module (10:56)
The Agency (15:58)
ICONS (22:04)
Crypts & Things (34:36)

Giving Me Life
DriveThru Christmas in July (45:12)
Overwatch (48:29)
Stop a Douchebag (51:28)

 

Links

Andrea's blog: http://ivorythorns.tumblr.com

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 24, 2016

Game Discussion
Checking-in with your players via email (00:33)
Downtime moves and Uncharted Worlds (01:46)
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (04:53)
Scenario play in Lovecraftesque (12:49)
Fury of Dracula (18:49)
1%er and making the call on when to go to the dice or cut the scene (24:51)
Qin: The Warring States (31:06)
Pandemic: Legacy (37:27)
Paranormal Rescue Squad playtest (43:50)

Giving Me Life
Pokemon Go (52:33)
Re-watching the Siberia TV series (55:48)
Using your roommate’s cool stuff (58:56)
Pinball Arcade (59:54)

Links:
Andrea’s blog
http://ivorythorns.tumblr.com

Our website
gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPGP

Jul 17, 2016

Game Discussion
Xia: Legends of a Drift System (00:13)
Sean Bean Quest and the limits of gonzo play (06:17)
Witch: Fated Souls (12:01)
Spyfall (21:13)
Mysterium Downloadable Content (25:45)
Pushing the poverty theme in Ghost Lines (28:56)
Dungeons & Dragons 5E (31:53)
Batman & Robin: Hot Guys Making Out (36:37)
The Beast (40:19)

Giving Me Life
The 50 Best Comedies Since the Year 2000 (45:23)
Setting up the game room (47:33)
Pokemon Go Carts (48:31)
Call for Codex submissions (49:44)

 

Links:

Tumblr-style page for Rich's Witch character

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D_Bj0Wd5Kil2N7fX_OxFgWNd80l7UQxi-rqsYc1Yt5g/edit?usp=sharing

 

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 10, 2016

Game Discussion
Two-page spread GM technique (00:14)
The Maroon Corps (03:12)
Grizzled card game (13:09)
Wrapping-up multiple storylines in a PbP (20:28)
Urban Shadows & Codex (23:55)
Follow-up on The Sprawl (26:19)
The Venture Brothers and The Final Girl (31:50)
Out of the Blue (36:46)

Giving Me Life
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (47:44)
Battle Bots (48:47)
Scott Selvidge’s Flags document (50:35)

 

Links:

Flags document

https://plus.google.com/102860402526090415450/posts/UEjcRNqdrMc

 

Our website:

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jul 3, 2016

Playlist
Uncharted Worlds (00:16)
Khet/Deflexion (06:48)
The Woodlands (11:06)
Legend of the Elements (19:33)
Fuse (24:09)
Dungeons & Dragons 5E (27:57)
The Sprawl (32:11)
Jason’s note: I misspoke on this section. In fact, you get a die roll bonus for spending Intel, not Gear.

Giving Me Life
Cast a Deadly Spell (42:40)
100th RPG (44:06)
The Gauntlet family of podcasts (45:40)

Links:
Shadowrun video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GPGQoR6f6w

 

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 26, 2016

*Playlist*

1%er - The Outlaw Biker Game (01:22)

Origins 2016 (08:57)

Urban Shadows (10:49)

ViewScream (17:47)

World Wide Wrestling (23:00)

Golden Sky Stories (25:55)

Zombie World (29:54)

Time Cellist (38:33)

 

Links

Monsterhearts survey

https://plus.google.com/117063057763160926667/posts/5766pLuqTaG

 

Our website:

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 12, 2016

Playlist
GM-less, play-by-post Monsterhearts (00:36)
Middle Earth gaming (07:29)
Battlestar World (15:33)
Blue Rose Dungeon World (24:37)
Sagas of the Icelanders (34:07)
Crowsmantle (38:36)

Giving Me Life
K-Pop (43:35)
Lucha Underground (46:59)
Gauntlet Hangouts numbers (49:40)

Links
Drew’s Patreon 

https://www.patreon.com/medeiros?ty=h

Sagas of the Icelanders

http://redmoosegames.tumblr.com/soti

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 5, 2016

Playlist
Crowsmantle (00:15)
Public Access (03:53)
Blue Rose (09:01)
Pandemic: Bio-Terrorist (19:37)
Touched by Evil (23:45)

Giving Me Life
A-Force comic (30:00)
Game of Thrones Season 6 (36:45)

Chuck Tingle (39:26) NSFW

 

Links:

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG 

May 29, 2016

Playlist
Bring Your Own Book (00:51)
Dungeon World (05:07)
Tokyo Brain Pop (07:27)
Imperial Assault (16:36)
Cheat Your Own Adventure (26:51)
Legend of the Elements (28:25)
Masks (31:33)
Doom (34:37)
Numenera (40:21)

Community Feedback
Gauntlet Portland (47:00)
Discern Realities (48:49)

 

Links:

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 23, 2016

Playlist
Dread (00:18)
Betrayal at House on the Hill (06:03)
Dungeon World (11:48)
Threadbare RPG (13:47)
Ugg-tect (21:18)
The Dig RPG (25:09)
Monsterhearts: Attention K-Mart Shoppers (31:05)
World of Dungeons, with a shout-out to Marshall Miller’s The Escape dungeon starter (39:05)
Dialect (43:30)

Community Feedback
The Final Girl is available for purchase again! (50:41)
Discern Realities contest (54:33)

 

Links:

Threadbare RPG Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mortaine/threadbare-rpg-a-stitchpunk-tabletop-role-playing

 

Dialect

http://www.thornygames.com

 

The Gauntlet

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 15, 2016

Playlist
Dungeon World, with a shout-out to Michael Prescott’s Circle of Wolves (00:18)
Lovecraftesque (06:18)
World of Dungeons (14:37)
Monsterhearts (22:58)
Sins of the Father RPG (30:15)
High Strung (34:14)

Community Feedback
Isa’s character portrait by Dirk Leichty (39:35)
Gauntlet: Rubber City (41:29)
Tor Time (42:29)

Links
Isa’s character

https://plus.google.com/+IsaWills/posts/VyUT99gpZz4

Dirk’s Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/dirkleichty?ty=c

Tor’s story

https://plus.google.com/117582566260906817417/posts/J1WJMrLtj9A

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 8, 2016

Playlist
Gauntlet NJ update (01:07)
The Final Girl (01:53)
Witch: The Road to Lindisfarne (02:56)
Space Alert (09:56)
Cheat Your Own Adventure (15:16)
A Branch of May (23:19)
To Serve Her Wintry Hunger (25:33)
Fall of Magic (28:52)

Community Feedback
Tor’s Temple Island story (36:18)

 

Links:

Stephen Dewey Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stephendewey?ty=h

Our Website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 1, 2016

Playlist
The importance of transition sessions (00:21)
Some drive-by love for Lady Blackbird (08:51)
Rich’s game of Dungeon World with his wife & son (09:48)
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (12:01)
A tale of two Masks (18:40)

Community Feedback
CATS story game set-up (25:55)
Sea Treasure Tables by Aaron Feild (35:47)

 

Website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Apr 24, 2016

Play List
Various flavors of Pandemic talk (00:50)
2nd session of Mass Effect Worlds playtest (06:39)
Michael Prescott’s Circle of Wolves (11:57)
Star Wars Risk (16:24)
Feeling better about Monster of the Week (21:17)
Further exploring the lack of an Interfere move in Monster of the Week (24:46)
High Strung (28:09)
Marc Majcher’s Fluffy Bunny Tea Party (33:36)
Masks RPG (38:47)

Community Feedback
Inspirations for role playing in other mediums (a follow-up discussion from Jason’s The White Ribbon post) (43:58)
Using the lingo of comic books to describe a scene in an RPG (45:32)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (48:26)
Victorian novels, Disney characters, and other ways of informing characterization (52:35)
Our Play Aids folder (54:54)
Quick mention of Tor’s posts about playing games with his kid (56:13)

Apr 17, 2016

Playlist
Something about strippers, booze, and cake (00:17)
Playtesting Mass Effect Worlds (02:09)
Dog Eat Dog (05:30)
Concept (09:23)
Enforcing tone - problems & solutions (12:20)
Teamwork in Monster of the Week (21:03)
XP and progression in Powered by the Apocalypse games (24:22)
“Use Magic” as a Basic Move in Monster of the Week (26:22)
The interplay between moves and fiction in Masks (28:40)
Imperial Assault (40:49)

Community Feedback
Rules & Rituals? Procedures & Protocols? Pernicious Pedagogies? (45:05)

https://plus.google.com/104787679004447304330/posts/jfwXhtnLgkk

Playing Dungeons & Dragons in VR (49:40)

https://plus.google.com/+DanielLewis/posts/jR9hGVntQgQ

 

Our Community Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

Apr 10, 2016

Play List
Pandemic Legacy (00:56)
Monster of the Week (04:39)
Dungeons & Dragons and XP on a miss (06:05)
Too many players at the table? (10:48)
Ninja Burger RPG (13:27)
Gauntlet City Limits (16:21)
Adventures on Dungeon Planet (17:05)
Vast & Starlit (20:40)
We create an alien race (26:25)

Giving Me Life
Finishing Mass Effect 2 (29:49)
Birthday resolutions (30:23)
Phones? Lasers? (33:59)
Phablet? Fablet! (36:07)
Room 237 (36:58)
Cheating at video games (43:00)
Enjoying spoiler culture (44:16)
Consumer-level VR (obvi) (45:25)
Our VR LARP future (48:32)

Thanks for 50 episodes! (50:30)

 

The Gauntlet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

Apr 3, 2016

Opening Segment
Dungeon World and The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions (00:16)
The glass cube (03:41)
Steve expresses his desire to play Dungeon World (06:04)
The importance of getting feedback from your group (06:45)
Getting a game back on track after it jumps the shark (08:06)
Monsterhearts is awesome (10:39)
Fiasco: Unaussprechlichen Klutzen (12:07)

Giving Me Life
GM Self-Improvement (15:00)
Thinking critically about your setting (16:15)
Baseball, I think? (17:43)
The Carcosa playlist (20:10)
Loving the Wednesday crew (22:26)

Main Segment
Ritual in Games (23:04)
Polaris’s use of ritual to enforce tone (24:00)
Society of Dreamers (26:17)
Helping dice in Burning Wheel (29:55)
Hand-shaking rituals in Beast Hunters (32:09)
Referring to players by their character’s name (34:49)
Archipelago III (38:23)
Start-of-game rituals and end-of-game rituals (41:23)
Meta/Out-of-character rituals (42:48)
Post-game rituals (46:46)

 

The Gauntlet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Gauntlet Hangouts: http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

Mar 27, 2016

In this episode, writer and game designer Anna Kreider joins us to talk about The Watch (and much more!). 

 

Play List
Star Wars World (00:44)
Masks (04:18)
Blades in the Dark (07:45)

Giving Me Life
Tetanus shots (16:29)
Co-designing games (18:00)
Slack App (19:44)

The Watch
Overview of The Watch (21:42)
Transgendered and non-binary characters in the setting (22:39)
Why is it important the protagonists are exclusively women? (23:33)
Gameplay structure (27:06)
Moves & mechanical frameworks (28:12)]
What’s next for The Watch? (31:45)

General Questions
How did Anna get into game design? (32:32)
Is hacking real game design? (34:38)
Diversity in gaming (35:55)

Final Question
Thou Art But a Werewolf (40:15)

 

Links:

Go Make Me a Sandwich: https://gomakemeasandwich.wordpress.com

The Gauntlet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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