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Mar 20, 2016

Play List
Monsterhearts: ISS Tsiolkovsky (00:40)
Dungeon World: Chain World (05:40)
Galaxy Trucker (09:04)
World Wide Wrestling (13:10)

Giving Me Life
Looking at the entire DriveThru GM’s Day Sale (16:55)
Gothic horror novels and Sister Wolf (20:51)
Playing games with kids (22:40)
Super Friends! (23:58)

Lamentations of the Flame Princess (26:22)
What is a retroclone? (28:09)
17th Century England (29:54)
Strong horror elements (31:03)
Why not just play Ravenloft? (33:12)
Thulian Echoes (35:27)
What would you warn players about? (37:17)
What do others love about the game? (39:05)
What do others hate about the game? (40:10)
GWAR (44:47)
Closing thoughts on Lamentations (46:23)

Sarah’s Upcoming Projects
Bluebeard’s Bride (46:46)
Velvet Glove (tentative title) (48:41)

Links:
Sarah’s Website: http://www.scorcha.net
Chain World Episode 1: http://www.indieplus.org/2015/03/27/chain-world-episode-1/

The Gauntlet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Gauntlet Hangouts: http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

Mar 13, 2016

In this episode, Rich, Steve & Jason originate the idea of the 'GGG player.' Here are the time codes:

 

Play List
World Wide Wrestling (00:32)
Star Wars World (12:08)
Apocalypse World PbP (20:36)

Toolbox
Pinterest Image Search (28:55)

Main Topic
The GGG Player (33:53)
Geared (35:52)
Giving (36:59)
Game (47:23)

 

Our Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Mar 4, 2016

Mark Diaz Truman from Magpie Games joins us this week to discuss his completely legit, not-at-all socially irresponsible game Cartel. Here are the time codes:

 

Play List
Imperial Assault (00:51)
Mouse Guard (04:41)
Legend of the Elements (08:44)
The Watch (15:10)

Giving Me Life
Training for Marathons (19:30)
Cord Cutting (20:29)
Prepping Star Wars World (21:28)
Dreamation 2016 (24:50)

Cartel
Cartel and narco fiction (28:25)
The cartels and romanticizing violence (32:07)
Mexican culture and gaming (38:00)
‘External’ playbooks (41:10)
Having fun while playing unsavory characters (45:06)
What’s next for Cartel (53:41)
What’s coming-up from Magpie Games (58:29)

The Final Question
Continuing On Moonlight, from Episode 40 (1:01:04)

 

Links:

Magpie Games http://www.magpiegames.com

The Gauntlet https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Gauntlet Hangouts: http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

Feb 26, 2016

This week we are joined by Lowell Francis of the Play on Target podcast and Age of Ravens gaming blog. Here are the time codes:

 

Play List

13th Age (1:10)
Night’s Black Agents (4:43)
Star Wars D6 (14:38)

Giving Me Life
Baseball Tonight (18:16)
Origins Planning (20:06)
Owl Con (21:53)

Game Advocates - FATE (24:32)

 

Links:

Play on Target

http://www.playontarget.com

 

Age of Ravens

http://ageofravens.blogspot.com

 

The Gauntlet 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

Gauntlet Hangouts

http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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)

 

Night Sky Games: http://www.nightskygames.com

Lumpley Games: http://www.lumpley.com

Unruly Designs: http://www.unrulydesigns.com

The Gauntlet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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)

 

Links:

Hannah's Website:

http://makebigthings.com

The Gauntlet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Gauntlet Hangouts: 

http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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)

 

Our G+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

 

Play a Game With Us! http://www.meetup.com/Gauntlet-Hangouts/

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

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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.

Our G+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Our Online Gaming Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116329047011220562548

 

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!

 

Our G+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

 

Our Online Gaming Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116329047011220562548

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

Join the Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

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. 

 

Our G+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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

Bully Pulpit Games: http://www.bullypulpitgames.com/

Golden Cobra: http://www.goldencobra.org/

Beginner Larps
Larps from the Factory: http://larpfactorybookproject.blogspot.com/p/larps.html
T
he Tribunal: http://leavingmundania.com/2014/08/17/j-tuomas-harviainen-larp-collection/
The Upgrade: http://jeepen.org/games/upgrade/
The Climb: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/122764/The-Climb
Juggernaut: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144312/Juggernaut

Metal Showcase 11PM: http://www.lulu.com/shop/jason-morningstar/metal-showcase-11pm/paperback/product-14623170.html

The Gauntlet: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985
Gauntlet Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116329047011220562548

 

 

 

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:

 

http://leavingmundania.com/2015/11/03/the-good-roleplayer-doesnt-exist-and-must-die/

 

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. 

 

The Community Feedback post can be found here:

https://plus.google.com/108530078404383929502/posts/fwEAVyMxBCj

 

The Gauntlet Community can be found here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

Our Twitter is @GauntletRPG

 

Our play community can be found here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116329047011220562548

 

 

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.

Here are the links for the final question:
Dan: http://i.imgur.com/goe7Ue3.jpg
E
ppy: http://www.toomuchjoy.com/index.php/music-2/finally-1996/

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

Worlds Without Master: http://www.worldswithoutmaster.com/
Eppy's Webpage: https://dig1000holes.wordpress.com/
Meguey Baker's Wishing Games: https://www.patreon.com/Meguey

Other Links:
Children Falling Over - https://www.reddit.com/r/childrenfallingover
Darth Darth Binks - https://www.reddit.com/comments/3qvj6w/

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

Paul's Website: http://halfmeme.com/

Rob's Websites: https://plus.google.com/+RobertBohl/about

http://misspentyouth.robertbohl.com/

Threeforged Review Document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11gqZg_JSiI_4fJ6yApQneI34s9wLPszgkwfaNjtjwOY/edit#gid=0

Join us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

 

Oct 23, 2015

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

Join the Patreon! http://www.blackgreengames.com/patreon/

Emily's Webpage (including her Last Chance Noir blog): http://www.blackgreengames.com/

Join the Gauntlet on G+! https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

 

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

Snail's Pace: http://snailspace.forgreatjustice.net/

Adam's NGP Forum: https://ngp.calypti.ca/discussions

Gauntlet Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Gauntlet Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116329047011220562548

 

 
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

Community Links:

Geek Life - http://www.shopgeeklife.com/

The Gauntlet - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Gauntlet Hangouts - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116329047011220562548

Indie+ Discussion Community - https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100260706633299261636

 

Oct 2, 2015

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

Join the Lovecraftesque Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1122788890/lovecraftesque

More from Josh & Becky: http://blackarmada.com/

The Gauntlet Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

Gauntlet Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116329047011220562548

Sep 25, 2015

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

Join the Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

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

Join the Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

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. 

Grant's Games: lookrobot.co.uk/games

Grant says you should play Wushu!:  http://danielbayn.com/wushu/

She's A Super Geek - Magical Girls One Last Job AP: http://sasgeek.com/podcasts/8-one-last-job-1/

The Panasonic Toughpad Conference: http://lookrobot.co.uk/2013/01/14/the-panasonic-toughpad-press-conference/

Join us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104672702589306017985

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