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 19, 2016

This week we are joined by the awesomely talented and inspirational Meg Baker! 


Play List
Monster of the Week (00:40)
Freebooting Venus (4:13)
The Dread Geas of Duke Vulku (09:26)
Lacuna (12:04)

Giving Me Life
Museum & Game Design (14:50)
Rich! (17:20)
Her Story (17:58)

Interview Segment
Playing Nature’s Year (20:33)
Cider that definitely won’t kill you (26:26)
Emotion and vulnerability in games (27:49)
New game cycle (36:00)
Apocalypse World 2E (38:52)
The Final Question (46:16)


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Unruly Designs:

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Feb 12, 2016

In this episode, we are joined by guest host Hannah Shaffer. Here are the time codes:


Games We Played

Noirlandia (00:31)

Legendary Encounters (05:15)

Hot Guys Making Out (09:56)


Giving Me Life

Birthday Week (16:45)

Owl Con (19:21)

Gauntlet NJ (22:30)


Interview Segment

Questlandia (25:59)

14 Days (33:55)

Games People Play (44:33)

Accessibility of games for new players (48:00)

Damn the Man and Sentencing Day (53:42)

The Final Question (56:46)



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Feb 5, 2016

In this episode, Dan rips my fucking heart out. Also, we discuss best practices for running a multi-session game as a one-shot. Here is the breakdown:


Games We Played

Codenames (00:40)

Ghost Lines (08.20)

Monsterhearts (13:25)

Dungeon World (totally not Jason)(18:07)


Giving Me Life

Wrapping-up a Long-term PbP (20:45)

Making a Murderer (23:28)

Dan ripping my fucking heart out (28:24)


Main Topic (34:15)


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Jan 29, 2016

This week we are joined by Andrew Medeiros, co-designer of Urban Shadows and other fine Powered by the Apocalypse games. Here is a breakdown:


Games We Played

Hollowpoint (00:37)

The Watch (6:05)

Until Dawn(10:46)


Giving Me Life

Street Star (18:07)

Self-publishing (19:29)

Games with Massive Learning Curves (22:46)


Interview Segment

Urban Shadows (26:20)

The Forgotten (34:47)

Legends of the Guard (38:00)

Why PbtA? (41:28)

Drew's Inspirations (44:58)

In-production Heroines card game (47:39)

The Final Question (48:36)


The Gauntlet


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Jan 22, 2016

In this episode, we introduce our new Game Advocates segment, starting with Dungeon World. Here are the time codes for this episode:

Games We Played
Bath Salts (00:23)
Remember Tomorrow (07:30)

Giving Me Life
Downsizing (19:00)
Comic Strip AP (22:57)

Main Topic - Dungeon World Advocate (26:59)

Jan 15, 2016

It's a short episode this week as we talk about the giant list of games we played over the holidays and what's been giving us life.  Also, because the people demanded it, this week's show notes are new and improved with time codes:

*Games We Have Been Playing*
Time & Temp (2:49)
Heroine (4:21)
AW PBP (5:45)
Kapow! (7:50)
Mysterium (12:25)
Microscope: Union (15:14)
Regency Ladies (20:53)
Metal Showcase 11 PM (22:51)
Downfall (25:59)

*Giving Me Life (31:53)*
Fit Kids & Couch to 5K (31:53)
D&D Beach Reading (35:06)
Tiny quad-copters (39:02)


Dec 18, 2015

It's a full house this week as Steve, Kristen, Rich, Dan, and Jason all talk about the games that meant the most to them in 2015.

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Dec 11, 2015

In this crossover episode with the Tabletop Superhighway podcast, Larry and Jesse join us to talk about our favorite gaming sessions of 2015. Games we discuss include:

Pathfinder (!), Apocalypse World, Lovecraftesque, Wandering Monsters High School, Renegade Jennys & Boilerplate Jacks, Dungeon World, Reign, Time Cellist, and much more!


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Dec 4, 2015

This week, Steve joins us to talk about what hot RPG gifts the kids are going to be talking about this holiday season.

Games: Mysterium, Apocalypse World Furiosa, Dread, Stars Without Number, Apocalypse World, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Sweet Agatha, Escape From Tentacle City

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Nov 27, 2015

In this episode, Kristen joins us to talk about making the transition between games that have you playing strictly "behind your character's eyes" and games that ask you to share in creating the fiction external to your character. 


Game we discuss this week include: Urban Shadows, Renegade Jennys and Boilerplate Jacks, Uncharted Worlds, Dungeon World, In a Wicked Age, Lasers & Feelings, and Apocalypse World. 


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Nov 20, 2015

This week we talk to Jason Morningstar about the Golden Cobra contest, the games he's working on, and prepping for a stint as an arcane janitor.

Games Discussed: Monsterhearts, Masks, Pandemic Legacy, Sweet Agatha, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Kaleidoscope, The Warren, Soth

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Golden Cobra:

Beginner Larps
Larps from the Factory:
he Tribunal:
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The Climb:

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Nov 13, 2015

In this episode, Rich & Jason discuss an article called "The 'Good Roleplayer' Doesn't Exist and Must Die," which can be found here:


We also discuss a bunch of games, including: Masks, Dresden Files FAE, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Star Wars D6, Funnel World, Meg Baker's Wishing Games, Fiasco, Lady Blackbird, Monster of the Week, and The Warren. 


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Nov 6, 2015

This week, Epidiah Ravachol talks with us about Worlds Without Master, running the long con to get players for the games you're interested in, and the myriad joys of accounting.

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Games discussed: Everything in Worlds Without Master (Swords without Master, Wolfspell, Enter the Avenger, Sorceress Bloody Sorceress, A Scoundrel in the Deep, Invisible Empire, No Longer with Us, Masks of the Mummy Kings), Meguey Baker's Wishing Games, The Final Girl, Ten Candles, Dread Geas of Duke Vulku, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Monster of the Week, Lovecraftesque, Usagi Yojimbo, Amazons, Golden Sky Stories: Fantasy Friends

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Oct 30, 2015

This week, we are joined by Paul Czege and Robert Bohl to talk about our final thoughts on the Threeforged contest and the joys of sensory deprivation.

Games Discussed: In Production, The Clinic, The Perfected City, Traverser, Soth, Masks, A Taste for Murder, Lamentations of the Flame Princess

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Oct 23, 2015

This week, we talk with Emily Care Boss about the revamp of her Romance Trilogy.

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Oct 16, 2015

This week, Steve joins us to talk about games that teach valuable lessons and also a little more Threeforged talk.

Games discussed: Dresden Files FAE, Dungeon World, Lacuna Part 1, Masks, Monster of the Week, Urban Shadows, Soth

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Oct 9, 2015

This week, Rich joins us to talk about participating in playtests and living in the comic book TV renaissance.

Games Discussed: Monster of the Week, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Monikers, Masks, Dresden FAE, Monsterhearts, Lacuna Part 1, A Penny for My Thoughts

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Oct 2, 2015

This week, Jason talks with Josh Fox and Becky Annison about their game, Lovecraftesque, which they are currently Kickstarting.

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Sep 25, 2015

This week, Steve joins us to talk about a ton of threeforged games and what's next for The Gauntlet.

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Games: Fiasco, Mascarade, The Final Girl, Monsterhearts, A Hard Goodbye, Psychic Detective Agency, Children's Radio Hour, Fear of the Dark, Ultranormal Encounters, Last Year's Magic, Timelines, The Clinic, It is Forbidden, In a Week of Sharks, Field Work, The Book of Armaments

Sep 11, 2015

This week, Scott joins us to talk about running games as a new GM and unfortunate movie theater experiences.

Games discussed: Dungeon World, In A Wicked Age, Night Witches, Zombie Cinema, Monsterhearts, Urban Shadows

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Aug 28, 2015

This week, we talk with Grant Howitt about his upcoming projects, Chronicle and The Door, as well as a wide range of topics from Goblin Quest and Paranoia to Twitter and Hulk Hogan. 

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Grant says you should play Wushu!:

She's A Super Geek - Magical Girls One Last Job AP:

The Panasonic Toughpad Conference:

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Aug 21, 2015

This week, Kristen joins us to talk about underrated RPG mechanics and unexpectedly sexy medieval clothing.

This week's games: Dungeon World, In A Wicked Age, How We Are Like The Storm, Zombie Cinema, Night Witches

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Aug 14, 2015

This week, we talk with Paul Czege about the Threeforged game design contest, The Clay that Woke, and a few other (mostly) RPG related topics.

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Aug 7, 2015

This week, Steve joins us to talk about dice analysis for crazy people and playing games with difficult subjects.

Games: Lost Legacy, Inigo Montoya, Jr., Dungeon World, One Night, Fiasco, Dead of Winter

Jul 24, 2015

This week, Russ joins us to talk about Blades in the Dark and sweet dance moves.

Games Discussed: Blades in the Dark, Adventures on Dungeon Planet / Carcosa, Dungeon World, The Clay That Woke, The Quiet Year, Forbidden Island, One Night: Ultimate Werewolf, Kaleidoscope, Lost Days of Memories and Madness

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