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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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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

Oct 26, 2017

Jason is joined by Kyle Simons from Samjoko Publishing!

Operators
Overview (01:55)
Mechanics (02:47)
Cinematic play (13:03)
Quickstart and Kickstarter (23:10)

Giving Me Life
Wind on the Path (27:35)
Spy thriller fiction (29:13)

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

 

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

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

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