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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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Feb 27, 2017

Kate & Jason are joined by Avery Alder to discuss violence in roleplaying games.

Introduction (00:12)

Giving Me Bleed
Dream Askew (00:56)
Fiasco (04:08)
Monsterhearts 2 (07:43)

Discussion - Violence in Roleplaying Games
Overview (11:15)
Escalating stakes & climax (12:16)
Why do roleplaying games often default to violence? (19:07)
Power fantasy (22:06)
Making space for something other than violence (24:51)
“Combat System” (35:48)

Giving Me Life
Sourdough starter (44:41)
Michael Flynn losing his job (47:58)
Trudeau & Trump (49:08)

Links
Cold Shadows Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/cold-shadows-narrative-espionage-roleplaying

Buried Without Ceremony

https://buriedwithoutceremony.com

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 20, 2017

Lowell sits down with science fiction writer Cat Rambo to discuss her experiences in the early days of the hobby, her work with the Science Fiction Writers of America, and more!

Timecodes
The Grimtooth story (00:55)
Being a woman in the early days of the hobby (02:08)
Tough experiences at the table (07:33)
The Satanic Panic angle (11:47)
Representation & justification for bad behavior (13:35)
Moving beyond D&D (18:14)
The convention scene (21:05)
Call of Cthulhu bridal party (!!!) (25:21)
Emerald City Comic Con (26:40)
Admitting game writers to SFWA (29:37)


Links
Cat’s Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/catrambo

The SFWA
http://www.sfwa.org

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 12, 2017

Jason is joined by Anna Kreider to talk about The Watch!

The Watch
Introduction (00:13)
Overview of The Watch (01:04)
Mechanics & design goals (01:51)
Clans (07:20)
An atypical story (10:26)
Kickstarter (12:28)

Giving Me Life
Dreamation 2017 (17:04)
The joy of swimming lessons (18:58)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Cold Shadows KS
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/cold-shadows-narrative-espionage-roleplaying

Feb 7, 2017

Rich, Kate, Lowell, Steve & Jason gather ‘round the hearth for our monthly gaming recap!

Game Discussion
Monsterhearts 2 (00:37)
The Woodlands (09:44)
Shooting the Moon (16:28)
Apocalypse World 2E (20:32)
Chill 3E (30:45)

Giving Me Life
The Women’s March (46:03)
The airport protests (47:19)
MH2 PbP (48:30)
Dragon Quest Builders & Miss Multiconsole (50:34)
Fowler’s projects (52:09)

Links
Cold Shadows KS
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/cold-shadows-narrative-espionage-roleplaying

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 1, 2017

Lowell is joined by Will Patterson to discuss gaming with kids!

Timecodes
Will’s gaming roots (00:28)
Why game with kids? (01:32)
Tips for playing with small kids (06:29)
Challenges & advantages of different RPG systems (12:14)
Character death & tone (15:01)
Hacking PbtA for kids (19:19)
Running for kids vs running for adults (20:25)
Playing The Sundered Land with a three-year-old (22:16)
World of Dreams (24:19)
Letting the kids GM (28:01)
Some final thoughts (31:28)

Links
Article about executive function
https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/blogs/expert-corner/2016/05/30/the-batman-effect-what-my-research-shows-about-pretend-play-and-executive-functioning

Will’s game, World of Dreams
https://plus.google.com/100395114003715336076/posts/aLQYEtJntn5

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 23, 2017

Jason welcomes Oli Jeffery to the show!

Discussion
Introduction (00:13)
Little Grey Cells (03:02)
Codex (16:00)
Clicks & Hums & Sirens & the Sun (22:23)

Giving Me Life
Our Nintendo Switch Slack channel (25:48)
Gaming with the family (27:15)

Links
Sigil Stone on DriveThru
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8026/Sigil-Stone-Publishing?term=sigil+stone&test\_epoch=0

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 16, 2017

Kate & Jason are joined by Stephen Dewey of Cavalry Games! 

What have you been bleeding?
Overview of segment (02:25)
Jason (03:33)
Kate (06:03)
Stephen (07:00)

Main Discussion - Facilitating Emotional Play
Overview (09:50)
Setting the emotional agenda (12:06)
Creating space for emotional play during the session (21:42)
Understanding how emotion is evoked in a game’s mechanics or setting (28:55)
Validation as a tool for facilitating emotional play (41:04)
Facilitating emotional play as a player (49:17)
A preview of the next topic: defaulting to violence (57:39)

Giving Me Life
The Witness (01:00:30)
Prepping for a new campaign (01:04:26)
Getting my partner into Stranger Things (01:05:34)
Chihuly exhibit & Nausicaa (01:07:00)

Links
Follow Stephen on Twitter @shiftyginger
Support Stephen on Patreon: patreon.com/stephendewey
Stephen’s website: cavalrygames.com

Kate’s blog: bluestockings.ca

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Dec 18, 2016

It’s a celebration of our favorite games of 2016!

Timecodes
Our year in gaming (00:13)
David’s pick (04:22)
Listener picks (08:36)
Lowell’s pick (10:14)
Listener picks (22:18)
Steve’s pick (25:00)
Andrea’s pick (31:06)
Listener picks (35:00)
Rich’s pick (35:28)
Listener picks (49:37)
Jason’s pick (51:27)
Listener picks (01:01:53)
Closing (01:04:45)

Links
Cheat Your Own Adventure
http://www.jellysaw.com/rpg/cyo.pdf

1%er
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/118932/1er--The-Outlaw-Motorcycle-Game

Fall of Magic
http://heartofthedeernicorn.com/product/fall-of-magic-scroll-edition/

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Dec 5, 2016

Game Discussion
Dealing with danger & death in Mutant: Year Zero (00:53)
Monster of the Week attaboys (10:28)
Utter Nonsense (13:43)
Blood & Water (21:13)

Giving Me Life
Death Valley Free Prison (30:51)
Chef’s Table (37:05)
Winning all the burritos (39:55)
Gauntlet 2017 (42:31)

Links
Blood & Water session write-ups

http://groundhoggth.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/this-old-house.html

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

 

Support us on Patreon 

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Nov 28, 2016

Game Discussion
Coriolis (00:26)
Star Wars World: Omega Edition (09:33)
Icebox: Timeline (19:40)

Giving Me Life
Coincidental encounters (28:27)
Absolutely On Music (30:18)
Comic Strip AP (32:09)

 

Links:

Comic Strip AP

http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/comic-strip-ap

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Support us on Patreon

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Nov 21, 2016

Game Discussion
Using Rory’s Story Cubes to set up a game of Cheat Your Own Adventure (00:30)
Singularity (04:02)
Ocean City Interface (14:31)

Giving Me Life
Dog Eat Dog is available on DriveThru (24:15)
Open NSFW (27:09)
Gauntlet League Wrestling!!! (32:31)

Links
Singularity

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/186728/Singularity

Cheat Your Own Adventure

http://www.jellysaw.com/rpg/cyo.pdf

Dog Eat Dog

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198050/Dog-Eat-Dog

Open NSFW

https://open_nsfw.gitlab.io

 

Nov 14, 2016

Game Discussion
Pasión de Pasiónes (00:13)
An assortment of thoughts about Masks (08:18)
Five Fires (14:43)
Worlds in Peril (29:52)

Giving Me Life
Bluestocking’s Organic Gaming blog (45:14)
Young Justice 3 (48:17)
Ginny Weasley is Not Impressed (49:19)
Dystopia Sylvester Stallone (50:29)

Links
Upwind Quickstart

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197321/Upwind-Quickstart-Primer

Bluestocking’s Organic Gaming

http://www.bluestockings.ca

Ginny Weasley is Not Impressed

http://www.tor.com/2016/10/31/women-of-harry-potter-ginny-weasley-is-not-impressed/

Oct 31, 2016

Game Discussion
Call of Cthulhu 7E (00:45)
The O Card (06:26)
A dog with a new collar (07:46)
Hitting all the moves in Masks (12:00)
Epyllion (20:56)
The King in Yellow RPG (25:05)

Giving Me Life
Getting ready for Dr. Tom Season 3 (37:59)
Halloween LARP (39:21)
Reading comics on the iPad (40:39)
Mr. Robot (42:23)

Links:
Upwind KS

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1875712273/upwind-rpg-treasure-planet-meets-studio-ghibli

 

 

Oct 22, 2016

Game Discussion
Announcement about Gauntlet Hangouts (00:25)
Andrea’s game inspired by the Siberia TV show (01:47)
Using Dark Depths to set up mystery games (07:38)
City of Mist (18:14)

Sponsorship Spot (34:19)

Giving Me Life
Randy M art (36:25)
Season 2 of Scream Queens (37:53)
Every Frame a Painting (39:04)

Links
Randy M Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/randy_m/posts
Dark Depths: http://catchyourhare.com/files/Dark%20Depths.pdf
Prince Valiant Pre-Order: https://camelot.backerkit.com/backer/review

Support us on Patreon!

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Oct 16, 2016

NOTE: Jason’s original audio got corrupted near the end of the show, which is why he sounds kind of strange in the last segment. 

Game Discussion
Dealing with overpowered character builds in Mutants & Masterminds (00:12)
Arguing about droid rights in Edge of the Empire (11:40)
Don’t Rest Your Head (15:42)
Left Coast (31:15)

Sponsor Segment
We introduce our new sponsor, Nocturnal Media! (41:36)

Giving Me Life
Rich hits the 10th rung of the Ladder of Insanity (45:36)
Postmodern Jukebox (48:55)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (50:12)
Keepers of the Gauntlet (53:06)

 

Support the Gauntlet on Patreon!

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Oct 9, 2016

Game Discussion
The Indie Hack (00:13)
Archipelago III (11:11)
Minnesota Long Con (18:27)
Godbound (20:00)
World Wide Wrestling (26:15)
Gauntlet Wrestling Federation (30:15)

Patreon talk (33:30)

Giving Me Life
Inspector Rutledge (43:10)
Curating a Bundle of Holding (44:10)
Pitch (44:35)
Gauntlet City Mascots (50:15)

 

Links:

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Support us on Patreon

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Oct 2, 2016

Game Discussion
Follow-up on Tweaks (00:12)
Millennium Blades (05:42)
Focusing on the side jobs in Ghost Lines (11:30)
Poverty in Ghost Lines (17:23)
Further thoughts on tremulus (20:11)
Jason embraces “rulings not rules” (24:09)

Giving Me Life
Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 (31:02)
Oktoberfest (34:00)
Postwar (35:01)
Codex - Chrome (36:07)

Links
Ghost Lines stuff: http://www.onesevendesign.com/ghostlines/

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Sep 26, 2016

Game Discussion
Follow-up on Legacy: Life Among the Ruins (00:13)
Godbound (06:55)
Managing expectations in The Sprawl (14:10)
Symbaroum (18:30)
Follow-up on Uncharted Worlds (25:16)
The Final Voyage of the Selene (39:44)

Giving Me Life
Saga series (46:50)
Fall is here! (48:34)
New JRPGs (49:53)
Dia De Los Muertos (51:07)

 

Links

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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

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