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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 7, 2018

Game Round Up
00:00:55 - Cthulhu Dark: Pizza Time!
00:11:45 - Monsterhearts 2: Once Again, We Return
00:35:39 - Scum & Villainy

Looking ahead to October
00:48:36 - Gaunt Marches Campaign
00:50:13 - Masks: The Anime and Girl Underground
00:52:16 - Changeling: The Lost PbtA and Promethean: The Created

Giving Me Life
00:55:40 - Dragon Quest XI
00:56:39 - Making new Gauntleteers
00:58:59 - Surviving September

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Promo Music: Gustav Holst, "Terzetto Movement 2: Un Poco Vivace", performed by Steve's Bedroom Band (CC BY 3.0)

Oct 1, 2018

The Gauntlet Gaming Community, which produces this podcast, is launching its very first Kickstarter on October 2nd! We’re raising money to create a beautiful hardcover book collecting the first 13 issues of our zine, Codex. This special podcast episode features Lowell Francis and Jason Cordova discussing the history and development of the zine, the Kickstarter campaign, and the future of The Gauntlet community. It’s a fantastic conversation. Enjoy!

Sep 18, 2018

GM Masterclass 04 - Hard Sell Players

Hard Sell Players
00:00:45 - How do you encourage players to play characters different from them?
00:09:07 - What’s the best way to manage players with system mastery?
00:16:12 - How do you handle players who disdain safety tools but doesn’t go out of their way to break them?
00:25:23 - What adjustments do you make when the player is clearly not interested in any of the hooks?
00:34:50 - How do you safely play with players who have trauma?

Giving Me Life
00:45:29 - Gauntlet Con 2018
00:48:08 - Being finished with FanExpo

Links
Wide Open Road by Noel Griffin is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Noel_Griffin/Fiction_City/Noel_Griffin_-_Fiction_City_-_11_Wide_Open_Road_

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Sep 7, 2018

August Game Round Up
00:02:39 - Tales From the Loop
00:24:00 - Don’t Rest Your Head
00:38:40 - The Election of the Wine Queen

Looking Ahead to September
00:52:05 - Monsterhearts 2: Once Again, We Return
00:52:50 - Monsterhearts 2: Summer Folk
00:53:09 - Monsterhearts 2: Kingsport 1692

Giving Me Life
00:55:35 - Hit Parade podcast
00:57:20 - The Legend of Fuyao
00:58:23 - Okami HD on Switch
00:59:35 - Asians Represent podcast

Links
Wide Open Road by Noel Griffin is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Noel_Griffin/Fiction_City/Noel_Griffin_-_Fiction_City_-_11_Wide_Open_Road_

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Aug 31, 2018

Lowell speaks with Whitney Delaglio about their new game Prism and much more!

PLEASE NOTE: Whitney’s audio is slightly scratchy in the beginning of the interview, but clears up at the 00:7:00 mark.

Timecodes
00:00:22 - Overview of Prism
00:14:25 - Magic in the Prism setting
00:19:47 - Metatopia
00:25:10 - Inclusivity in the hobby
00:30:32 - Final thoughts on Prism

Links


Prism Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2026929256/prism-1?ref=nav\_search&result=project&term=prism

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 12, 2018

July Games Round-up
00:00:53 - The games Jason played
00:05:05 - The Green Law of Varkith
00:25:35 - Veil 2020: Land of the Free

Looking ahead to August
00:46:36 - Star Wars Saturday
00:47:48 - All Systems Nominal
00:48:53 - Monsterhearts 2: True Beauty

Giving Me Life
00:53:00 - Prepping for Gen Con
00:53:42 - Never Knows Best
00:55:36 - The Gauntlet Blog

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 19, 2018

Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars
00:00:43 - Overview
00:01:25 - Mechanics
00:16:30 - Setting
00:27:22 - Kickstarter
00:33:15 - Upcoming projects

Giving Me Life
00:38:00 - New nephew
00:39:37 - El Ministerio del Tiempo

Links
Flotsam Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackarmada/flotsam-adrift-amongst-the-stars?ref=nav\_search&result=project&term=flotsam

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 6, 2018

Game Roundup
00:00:22 - Hearts of Wulin
00:22:00 - The Between

Looking Ahead to July
00:45:52 - The Spire
00:46:38 - Story Game Sunday

Giving Me Life
00:48:43 - Charterstone
00:49:48 - Hollow Knight

Links:
Klong by Erich Schall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jun 20, 2018

Lowell sits down with Sean Nittner from Big Bad Con and Evil Hat Productions.

Big Bad Con
00:00:46 - Overview
00:05:03 - How the Con got started
00:09:00 - What makes Big Bad Con special?
00:18:30 - Kickstarter

Sean’s Work in Tabletop Publishing
00:28:26 - Sean’s work at Evil Hat
00:35:45 - Advice for first-time game publishers
00:39:38 - Moving on to work with bigger publishers

Giving Me Life
00:44:47 - Playtesting new games
00:47:10 - Indexes

Links
Big Bad Con Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1157274964/big-bad-con-2018

Jun 6, 2018

May Game Roundup
00:01:33 - Changeling the Lost PbtA
00:15:21 - Dead Friend
00:30:18 - Pasión de las Pasiones
00:43:14 - Midnight at the Oasis

Looking Ahead to June
00:56:28 - Night Witches
00:57:35 - Monster of the Week: Agents of Faust

Giving Me Life
00:59:54 - Prepping for Origins
01:00:51 - The Toys That Made Us

Links
Summer Pride by Loyalty Freak Music is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 2, 2018

Lowell and Jason are joined by community member Tyler for the Gauntlet Hangouts Roundup for April 2018!

Game Discussion
00:00:49 - Middle Eastern Themes
00:19:12 - Tall Pines
00:30:05 - Sea of Man

Looking Ahead to May
00:42:26 - Threadbare
00:43:10 - Alas for the Awful Sea
00:44:38 - Spelljamming Troika!

Giving Me Life
00:46:26 - Dusk City Outlaws
00:47:30 - The Terror and GLOW Season 2
00:49:09 - The Between development

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Apr 18, 2018

Host question
00:00:53 - You have one hour to prep your session. What do you do?

Listener questions
00:07:48 - How do you prep for a campaign when the group is inconsistent?

00:19:30 - How do you maintain hype between sessions?

00:24:25 - How do you get good critiques about your GMing?

00:34:25 - How do you get players to care about your NPCs?

Giving Me Life
46:00 - A Very Fatal Murder
00:48:56 - Nailed it!

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 4, 2018

Game discussion
00:00:47 - Open Table Play
00:23:25 - Worlds of Adventure
00:41:13 - Carcosa hex crawl

Looking ahead to April
00:52:20 - The Black Hack: Under the Hellbridge
00:53:00 - Space Wurm vs Moonicorn
00:53:30 - Lady Blackbird: Flight of the Owl

Giving Me Life
00:54:28 - Twitter
00:55:27 - Unmasked
00:56:15 - The Gauntlet

Mar 21, 2018

Kate’s question
00:00:21 - What bad GM experience have you had recently and what did you learn from it?

Listener questions
00:10:23 - How do you handle the one player who is clearly not having a good time?

00:19:20 - How do you integrate GM tips and techniques into your style?

00:29:00 - What do you do with the player who is focused on something inconsequential?

00:35:05 - How do we make character generation feel more like play?

Giving Me Life
00:45:40 - Skin Wars
00:47:15 - The Holiday Season

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 8, 2018

Game Discussion
00:00:49 - Hearts of Wulin
00:15:45 - Lord Scurlock
00:28:30 - Mercy Falls ‘83

Looking Ahead to March
00:41:45 - Urban Shadows: The Forbidden Metropolis
00:42:35 - Monsterhearts 2: Mercy Falls 4 and Space Wurm v Moonicorn
00:43:45 - Into the Odd

Giving Me Life
0046:23 - Monster Hunter World
00:47:55 - Civ 6 Rise and Fall
00:48:45 - The Bachelor

Links
Promo Music: Alternative Facts by David Hilowitz. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Hilowitz_

Feb 18, 2018

Kate and Jason answer questions from the community and discuss their favorite GM techniques.

Kate’s question
00:01:04 - What is your biggest challenge as a GM right now?

Community questions
00:07:55 - How do you use hard moves to be a fan of the characters?

00:14:28 - How do you handle self-care, pre-game jitters, and post-game letdown?

00:25:52 - How do you do short but effective prep?

00:34:44 - What do you do when a player’s core character concept doesn’t fit?

Giving Me Life
00:42:43 - Skyrim on Switch
00:44:34 - Punisher on Netflix

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 4, 2018

Game Discussion
00:54 - Neo Shinobi Vendetta
17:37 - Mystery Academy 
32:00 - Crossroads Carnival

Looking Ahead
44:40 - World of Shadows
46:00 - Fall of Magic
47>13 - Red Carnations on a Black Grave

Giving Me Life
50:20 - Jianghu Hustle
51:10 - 2018 Ramen Experiment
52:07 - Switch indies

Links

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

 

Promo music:

Watching Other People's Holidays by Karstenholymoly (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Karstenholymoly/57163 Ft: Javolenus

Nightmares by Donnie Drost (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/donniedrost/38782 Ft: snowflake

Jan 24, 2018

Lowell sits down with Graeme Barber from POCGamer to talk about representation in gaming and much more!

 

00:52 - Graeme’s start with D&D
03:45 - Chult and Tomb of Annihilation
14:50 - Other games
18:08 - Representation in games
22:49 - Tropes
28:13 - Genre favorites
33:48 - Virtual Fantasy Con (link)
36:00 - Military service and its influence on Graeme
39:19 - Who to follow online
40:26 - Diving  

Links

POCGamer

https://pocgamer.com

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 9, 2018

Jason and Lowell are joined by Fraser Simons for the first Gauntlet Hangouts roundup!

Game Discussion
Star Trek Adventures (01:16)
Uncanny Echo (15:30)
Hyper-Damage!: Dog Dudes of the Alamo (25:40)

Looking Ahead
World Wide Wrestling with Gerwyn Walters (41:18)
Mutant Year: Zero with Lowell Francis (43:03)
Swords Without Master: Echoes with Pat Perkins (44:07)

Giving Me Life
Reconnecting with family (47:03)
Log Horizon (47:50)
Design work (50:11)

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Dec 14, 2017

Lowell chats with game designer Chad Walker about his games Cryptomancer and SIGMATA. 

Timecodes

Cryptomancer (01:24)
SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists (14:11)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Dec 5, 2017

Jason, Rich, Lowell and Michael are looking back at Gauntlet Hangouts 2017!

Timecodes
Overview of Gauntlet Hangouts (02:20)
Looking back on GH 2017 (08:31)
Highlights of GH 2017 (24:36)
Looking forward to GH 2018 (43:31)
Big picture stuff (54:40)
Shout-outs (58:59)

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Nov 28, 2017

Games Round-Up
The ‘Hood (02:16)
Blades in the Dark (17:36)
Legacy of the Slayer (33:40)

Giving Me Life
New IKEA (46:50)
Diablo (50:36)
NaNoWriMo (52:03)

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Nov 22, 2017

For this special episode of The Gauntlet Podcast, we present the "Being a Great Player" panel from Gauntlet Con 2017! The moderator of the panel was Yoshi Creelman. The panelists were Sherri Stewart and Patrick Knowles. 

Nov 7, 2017

Rich, Kate, Rach, and Lowell reflect on Gauntlet Con 2017! 

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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