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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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Oct 16, 2017

Lowell sits down with prolific RPG writer Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan!

Timecodes
Authorial certainty (01:32)
Eyes of the Stone Thief (04:38)
Collaborative projects (09:00)
One on One adventures (21:19)
Cthulhu City (25:02)
Drone (30:25)
The indie space (34:24)
Where do adventure writers go wrong? (37:20)
Other projects (39:47)
Blue Planet (44:18)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Oct 10, 2017

Kate and Jason are joined by Marissa Kelly of Magpie Games to talk about how to take your GMing skills to the next level!

Giving Me Bleed
Hot Guys Making Out (00:37)
Blades in the Dark (02:29)
Apocalypse World 2e (03:10)

GMing 201
Overview (04:09)
Trusting the story (05:03)
Finding the scene (11:33)
Killing your darlings (18:09)
What does it mean to “be a fan of the PCs?” (25:45)
Reading the table (28:53)
How do you choose which game to run? (40:04)
Recommendations (47:29)

Giving Me Life
RuPaul’s Drag Race (51:23)
Field work (53:38)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Oct 3, 2017

Game Discussion
Barbarians of Lemuria (01:24)
Dead Scare (18:00)
Dance of the Damned (35:400

Giving Me Life
Aaron Judge (49:00)
Rick Bayless (51:09)
Discord debriefs (52:18)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Sep 26, 2017

Kate & Jason are joined by Maury Brown of Learn Larp, producers of New World Magischola, to talk about inclusivity in gaming.

Discussion
What does inclusion look like? (01:53)
Why inclusivity? (06:27)
Playing diverse characters (09:53)
GM/facilitator tips (22:00)
Layering in the metaphor (32:38)
Game picks (43:53)

Giving Me Life
Sonic Mania (48:55)
Microbreweries and kids (49:21)
Queen City Conquest (50:49)

Links
House Rivalry Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nwmagischola/new-world-magischola-house-rivalry-wizard-school-b?ref=discovery

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Gauntlet Con promo music bed is Blind Love Dub by Jeris (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/55416 Ft: Kara Square (mindmapthat)

Sep 18, 2017

Lowell sits down with Derek Kamal to talk about his upcoming game, heavy metal music, the intersection of Christianity and games, and more!

Timecodes
Introduction (00:55)
The Dig (04:35)
Overview of Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse (09:11)
Shiver World (12:17)
Pip System (15:55)
Mice (16:40)
Biker gangs (21:32)
Playtesting (25:58)
Heavy Metal (31:03)
Christianity and games (36:57)

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Sep 12, 2017

Jason sits down with Andrew Shields to talk about Black Space!

Black Space
Overview (00:45)
The Black Hack (02:32)
Mechanical differences with TBH (03:45)
Vehicles (10:51)
Character classes (13:25)
Setting (17:00)
Kickstarter campaign (22:43)

Giving Me Life
Fulfilling Gauntlet obligations (37:03)
Writing fiction (37:56)

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

 

Sep 5, 2017

Game Discussion
Scavengers (01:31)
Reign of Crows (13:17)
Love in the Time of Seið (30:11)

Giving Me Life
Gauntlet Con (45:10)
GM mentoring (47:06)
Convention tour (48:43)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 14, 2017

Lowell speaks with Philipp Neitzel about the German tabletop scene!

Timecodes
The German gaming scene in the 90s (01:23)
The Dark Eye (07:20)
The German “edition wars” (15:16)
Bringing new mechanics into a mainstream game (18:08)
The German approach to medieval fantasy (19:55)
German cultural touchstones for RPGs (26:08)
The Warring Kingdoms (28:41)
Conflict (31:56)
Trends in German RPGs (31:52)
The meta plot (38:58)
The German convention scene (43:32)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 7, 2017

Jason is joined by David & Shane to talk about their experiences at DEXCON 2017!

DEXCON 2017
General thoughts and reflections (00:31)
Black Sunday, 1935 (07:43)
Bedlam Beautiful (26:40)
Witch: The Road to Lindisfarne (34:48)
Ten Candles (42:00)

Giving Me Life
Splatoon 2 (48:08)
Baahubali (49:07)
Roll For Your Party dice roller app (50:04)

Links
Shane’s Dice Roller App
rollforyour.party

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 1, 2017

Game Discussion
Changeling: The Lost PbtA (00:35)
Poutine (15:29)
Witch Quest (42:00)

Giving Me Life
MLB TV (53:58)
Korean Dramas (55:15)
Into the Night (57:44)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 24, 2017

Kate and Jason welcome Michelle Lyons-McFarland from Growling Door Games!

Giving Me Bleed
Gerrit (00:55)
Becoming human in Promethean (03:10)
Genocide in Fall of Magic (05:06)

Facilitating Horror in RPGs
Introduction (08:40)
Invoking fear (09:36)
Maintaining hope (17:24)
Holding space (28:38)
Our favorite horror sub-genres (38:07)
Pitfalls (47:04)
Miscellaneous tips (51:12)

Giving Me Life
Gauntlet Con announcement and +1 Forward ENnie nomination (56:08)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (57:49)
All of the Mass Effect (58:39)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 17, 2017

Lowell talks to editor and game designer Amanda Valentine.

Timecodes
Editing (02:00)
Working on licensed games (09:47)
Getting into the RPG editing field (13:53)
Challenging projects (20:19)
Amanda’s favorite projects (21:41)
Creating a supportive environment for young gamers (25:54)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 10, 2017

Jason sits down with Grant Howitt & Chris Taylor from Rowan, Rook & Deckard

The Spire RPG
Overview (02:48)
Themes (04:55)
Mechanics (07:00)
Character classes (12:30)
A setting rich game (23:49)
Kickstarter campaign (27:49)

Giving Me Life
Secret World (35:00)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (36:00)

Links
Gauntlet Con 2017
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/gauntlet-con.html

Rowan, Rook, and Deckard
http://rowanrookanddecard.com

Nocturnal Media
https://www.nocturnal-media.com

Jul 3, 2017

Rich and Lowell are joined by Rach Shelkey for this month’s game round-up!

Game Discussion
Velvet Glove (02:26)
Mutant: Year Zero (12:31)
Royal Blood (26:33)

Giving Me Life
Gauntlet Con 2017 Announcement (38:00)
A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (41:07)
Taylor Swift’s 1989 (43:40)
Sailor Moon Celebration 2017 (47:01)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jun 26, 2017

Misspent Youth
Overview(01:33)
Selling out and narrative damage (03:31)
Roleplaying games as tools for increasing justice (06:37)
The Struggle (12:19)
Structure (19:14)
In-character chatter (23:26)
Kickstarter (26:43)

Giving Me Life
GLOW TV show on Netflix (38:50)
New baby! (41:25)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jun 19, 2017

Jason speaks with David Schirduan, Grant Howitt, and Andy Millar about their experiences with the 2017 200 Word RPG Challenge, as well as upcoming projects they are each working on.

Conversation with David Schirduan
Overview and history of the 200 Word RPG Challenge (01:00)
The 2017 Challenge (02:30)
Why do this challenge? (05:37)
The format (08:09)
Extra thoughts about the challenge (08:50)
Looking ahead (11:50)
Clink Kickstarter (14:15)
Giving Me Life - Guilty Gear (16:45)

Conversation with Grant Howitt
Mechanical Oryx (18:36)
The constraints of the contest (23:40)
The Spire Kickstarter (28:22)
Giving Me Life - Player Unknown Battlegrounds (35:36)

Conversation with Andy Millar
Route Clearance (41:00)
The constraints of the contest (50:38)
Upcoming projects (55:05)
Giving Me Life - The New Zealand Game Design Scene (58:19)

Links
Clink Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/clink-an-rpg-of-mysterious-drifters-and-risky-coin?ref=nav\_search

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jun 12, 2017

Lowell talks with Pam Alexander from Evil Hat Productions!

Pam’s gaming background (00:52)
Philosophical differences between DFAE and PbtA (04:10)
Mantles (08:35)
Pam’s start with Dresden RPGs (12:08)
Notes from the alpha test for DFAE (20:21)
Authorial voice (26:54)
Playtesting (33:50)
Pam’s upcoming projects (44:30)

Links

Dresden Files Accelerated 

http://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-accelerated/


Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jun 6, 2017

Timecodes
Camp Nerdly (00:21)
Penguins of Madagascar vs. Cthulhu (02:49)
Archipelago III “The Last of Us” (03:43)
Firebrands (05:38)
Ten Candles (08:58)
PbtA in May (15:45)
Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls (17:14)
Damn the Man! Save the Music! (27:58)
Alas for the Awful Sea! (29:04)

Giving Me Life
Origins 2017 (38:16)
Prepping for a brand-new campaign (39:49)
Codex - Time (41:19)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 29, 2017

Jason sits down with Todd Crapper from Broken Ruler Games!

High Plains Samurai
Overview & setting (00:26)
Gameplay (08:39)
Mechanics (11:30)
Kickstarter details (26:31)

Giving Me Life
Jason D’Angelo’s Daily Apocalypse collection on G+ (34:20)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 24, 2017

We're celebrating 100 episodes of The Gauntlet Podcast by answering questions from our d100 Table of Questions! 

To check out the full d100, go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o4K5edMTijkYGtSQgyBkZ9JCFN2MFCq7fVlPjEu7BsU/edit?usp=sharing

 

Thanks for all your support! We couldn't have gotten to 100 episodes without you! 

May 8, 2017

Lowell Francis sits down with Andy Kitkowski from Kotodama Heavy Industries!

Timecodes
The process and challenges of translating games (01:14)
The business of translations (11:27)
Japanese roleplaying game culture (15:07)
Intersections with Western culture (27:00)
Replays (35:19)

Links

Kotodama Heavy Industries
http://kotohi.com

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 1, 2017

Rich, Lowell, and Jason talk about some of the games they have been playing.

Game Discussion
Breakers (00:32)
Cthulhu Dark: Confidential (13:17)
Kuro (23:47)

Giving Me Life
Nintendo Switch (37:51)
Justice League Action (40:40)
World of Darkness for Urban Shadows (43:15)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 24, 2017

Kate and Jason are joined by game designer Emily Care Boss to discuss intimacy in roleplaying games.

Giving Me Bleed
Backstory on the term “bleed” (00:56)
Monsterhearts (02:34)
Monster of the Week (04:32)
Lost in the Rain (07:49)

Intimacy in Roleplaying Games
Overview (09:36)
The Romance Trilogy (10:02)
Managing intimacy at the table (16:04)
Player intimacy (30:44)
The culture of intimacy (42:28)
Odds & ends (4:47)

Giving Me Life
Weekly meetup with friends (57:44)
Codex Miscellany (58:31)
Opening up your own work space (1:00:00)

Links
Buy The Romance Trilogy
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191871/Romance-Trilogy--BGG010PDF?

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 16, 2017

Jason sits down with Todd from Wheel Tree Press and The Jank Cast to discuss their newest Kickstarter!

The Sword, the Crown, and the Unspeakable Power
Jason fanboys about The Jank Cast (00:31)
Overview (04:47)
Setting creation (06:31)
History of the project (10:35)
Mechanical differences with other PbtA games (15:34)
Playbooks (27:13)
Cinematic gameplay (31:29)
Kickstarter details (36:19)

Giving Me Life
S-Town (43:37)
Cute toddler stuff (46:51)

Links
SCUP Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wheeltreepress/the-sword-the-crown-and-the-unspeakable-power

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 2, 2017

Game Discussion
Wind on the Path (00:41)
7th Sea (09:18)
Impulse Drive (26:17)

Giving Me Life
200 Word RPG Challenge (42:41)
Great British Bake Off (44:15)
Gaming and music (46:30)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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