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Sep 16, 2019

Games Played
01:15 - Sherri's games played and Spotlight - Kuro
10:23 - Jim's games played and Spotlight - The Ward
28:1+ - Lowell's games played and Spotlight -  The Sprawl

Guest Segment
41:26 - Jim Crocker is the virtual vendor for Gauntlet Con 2019!

Giving Me Life
48:09 - Sherri is into Twitter?
51:57 - The musical Six is giving Jim life
53:53-  Lowell has special feelings for a certain motorcycle

Jim Crocker's online webstore can be found here:
https://jimlikesgames.com/

Aug 30, 2019

0:24 Introductions
2:29 What's Band of Blades' Pitch
10:57 The Legion, Roles, and Playbooks
21:50 Band of Blades' Play Sequence
25:26 Campaign Themes
35:30 Designing Band of Blades as a Limited Campaign
43:50 Running Online

Buy Band of Blades here:
https://www.evilhat.com/home/band-of-blades/
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243347/Band-of-Blades

Aug 19, 2019

Games Played
01:04 - Sherri's games played and Spotlight - Monster of the Week - Tome of Mysteries
13:58 - Richard Ruane's games played (a bunch!) and Spotlight - Dark Streets and Darker Secrets
27:52 - Lowell's games played and Spotlight - Tides of Gold

Guest Segment 
37:06 - Gauntlet Con 2019 is coming!

Giving Me Life
46:27 - Sherri is into Haribo's Star Mix and connections with friends who "get you"
47:23 - Richard's so excited for Flame Con and When Brooklyn Was Queer
48:47 - Lowell's into a new K-Drama on Netflix (quelle surprise), this one is "Urban Shadowsy" 

Jul 27, 2019
Games Played
00:34 - Rich's games played and Spotlight - Hit the Streets: Defend the Block
13:50 - Patrick's games played and Spotlight - Project Lycra
25:11 - Sherri's games played and Spotlight - Blazon

Guest Segment
33:16 - Origins 2019 recap

Giving Me Life
55:40 - Sherri is into Dragon Quest Builders
56:56 - Patrick lavishes praise on DIE (the comic and RPG)
1:00:00- Rich... likes riding a bus?

Links
Hit the Streets: Defend the Block's Kickstarter ends the morning of July 31st!

Blazon, by Rose Bailey, can be found on Drive thru RPG

Jul 16, 2019

Games Played
02:04 - Lowell's games played and Spotlight - Pasión de las Pasiones
14:49 - David's games played and Spotlight - Comrades

Guest Segment
37:34 - David Morrison talks about Trophy and playing beyond the literal in RPGs

Giving Me Life
52:37 - Lowell is into JRPG explainer videos on YouTube
53:53 - David is a superfan of the TV show Pose

Links

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Our forums

www.forums.gauntlet-rpg.com 

 

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Jun 28, 2019

Games Played
01:31 - Sherri's games played and Spotlight - Things from the Flood
14:09 - Leandro's games played and Spotlight - Good Society
27:59 - Lowell's games played and Spotlight - Neo Shinobi Vendetta

Guest Segment
38:40 - Leandro Pondoc talks about Gauntlet's Open Table play and the excitement of Shared Setting Creation

Giving Me Life
48:13 - Sherri is into Fruits Basket
50:34 - Leandro is digging Legend of the Galactic Heroes
53:07 - Lowell is all about Take my Revolution (https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/take-my-revolution)

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Our forums

www.forums.gauntlet-rpg.com 

 

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Jun 9, 2019

Games Played
00:55 - Lowell's games played and Spotlight - Veil'd Fantasy
15:32 - Cat's  games played and Spotlight - Alas for the Awful Sea: Kingsport
32:02 - Jason's games played and 9 Lessons from running 9 games of Trophy

Guest Segment
49:21 - Cat Ramen talks about Red Carnations on a Black Grave, her game coming to Kickstarter SOON!

Giving Me Life
1:04:48 - Lowell and Hearts of Wulin on Twitch
1:06:56 - Cat is excited about Hearts of Wulin and playing with Lucian!
1:08:17 - Jason loves Zigguratti

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Our forums

www.forums.gauntlet-rpg.com 

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

 

May 22, 2019

Game Discussion
00:45 - Sherri's games played and Game Spotlight - Tales from the Loop
14:19 - Oli's games played and Game Spotlight - Murderous Ghosts
29:49 - Lowell's games played and Game Spotlight - Urban Shadows + Dresden Files

Guest Segment
41:12 - Quietus!

Giving Me Life
59:15 - Sherri making her own FitD game
1:05:46 - Oli loves 2nd season of She-Ra
1:04:53 - Lowell is having fun with Twitter

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

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Our forums

www.forums.gauntlet-rpg.com 

 

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May 10, 2019

Jason Cordova is joined by Agatha Cheng and Lowell Francis to discuss Hearts of Wulin, coming to Kickstarter May 14th! 

Time Codes
10:33 - Talking Mechanics
14:27 - Combat
22:04 - Elements and Playbook roles
40:49 - Kickstarter Details

Links

Hearts of Wulin

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/227140374?ref=817189&token=9812b9e7

Apr 22, 2019
Games Played
00:50 - Sherri's games played
01:29 - Sherri's Game Spotlight - The Black Hack 2nd edition
07:50 - Vee's games played
08:35 - Vee's Game Spotlight - Rider's Last Rites
21:19 - Hayley's games played
21:35 - Hayley's Game Spotlight - The King is Dead
31:29 - Lowell's games played
31:53 - Lowell's Game Spotlight - Masks as a quarterly game experience

Guest Segment
40:28 - What The Storybrewers Are Brewing Up!

Giving Me Life
51:25 - Sherri's foray into game design!
52:32 - Vee's love of sports, and bouldering
53:06 - Hayley's trip to Port Macquarie 
59:50 - Lowell is playing Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (it looks like work)
 
Links
The Black Hack (2e)
 
Rider's Last Rites
 
The King is Dead
 
 
Apr 10, 2019

Games Played
01:04 - Lowell's games played
01:33 - Lowell's Game Spotlight - Legacy - Life Among the Ruins, 2nd ed
17:19 - Tyler's games played
19:08 - Tyler's Game Spotlight - World Wide Wrestling RPG with The Road expansion
32:05 - Jason's games played
35:50 - Jason's Game Spotlight - Crossroads Carnival

Guest Segment
47:21 - Gauntlet International!

Giving Me Life
57:37 - Lowell and the Video Palace podcast
58:25 - Tyler and an Alexander Kent book series
59:50 - Jason and the Gauntlet forums

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Our forums

www.forums.gauntlet-rpg.com 

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 29, 2019

Guest: Bethany Harvey (@bethanyharvey on Twitter)

Gauntlet Hangouts Roundup
00:00:58 - 1%er Supers
00:9:23 - Dream Askew
00:23:50 - Cryptomancer

Guest segment
00:36:10 - Designing a Mystery for D&D 5E and Dungeon World

Giving Me Life
00:44:03 - The comfort of Earl Grey tea
00:45:30 - The return of the sun
00:46:20 - Flavorful Origins (on Netflix)

Links
The Gauntlet Forums - https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com/
Dream Askew - https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/dream-askew
Cryptomancer - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/186678/Cryptomancer

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

 

Mar 13, 2019

Gauntlet Hangouts Roundup
00:00:56 - Forbidden Lands
00:16:15 - Spire RPG
00:32:21 - Trophy

Guest segment
00:45:30 - HILT//BLADE

Giving Me Life
00:57:06 - Fancy coffee
00:58:48 - Klaus from Umbrella Academy
00:60:09 - The Between beta

Links
The Gauntlet Forums
https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com

Forbidden Lands
https://www.modiphius.net/collections/forbidden-lands

Spire RPG
https://rowanrookanddecard.com/spire-rpg/

Trophy (Codex - Dark 2)
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/268198/Codex--Dark-2-Dec-2018

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 1, 2019

Gauntlet Hangouts Roundup
01:01:11 - Storm Riders!
00:11:42 - The Dark Between the Stars
00:28:45 - Threadbare

Guest Segment
00:43:06 - The Veil: Inheritance

Giving Me Life
01:00:00 - Dressing up game
01:02:00 - Roll tables for Hack the Planet
01:04:25 - Vera

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

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Feb 10, 2019

Gauntlet Hangouts Roundup
00:01:30 - City of Mist
00:22:17 - Girl Underground
00:32:10 - Hot Guys Making Out: Sherlock

Guest Segment
00:43:50 - Trophy and mining the fantasy genre for new ideas

Giving Me Life
00:56:52 - Yakuza
00:59:20 - Cabins in the woods
00:60:40. - Mastering Twitter

Links
City of Mist
https://www.cityofmist.co

Girl Underground
https://girlunderground.org

Codex - Lies
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/238692/Codex--Lies-Jan-2018

Promo music
Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Happy_Music/Happy_Ukulele_1026

Jan 22, 2019

Improv for Gamers
00:00:21 - Background
00:05:00 - Improv
00:07:32 - Performative play and creativity
00:14:59 - When to use the book
00:17:57 - Some highlights

Giving Me Life
00:31:35 - Smash Bros. Ultimate
00:32:35 - Gift giving traditions

 

Improv for Gamers

https://www.evilhat.com/home/improv-for-gamers/

Jan 10, 2019

Jason speaks with Lowell about his upcoming game, Hearts of Wulin

Time Codes
00:02:14 - Overview
00:03:05 - Wuxia melodrama
00:05:11 - Emotions and Entanglements
00:11:25 - Chi
00:14:25 - Combat
00:19:38 - Playbooks
00:21:15 - Listener questions

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Promo music for January: Positive and Fun by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Dec 30, 2018

In our special year-end episode, members of The Gauntlet community share their Favorite Games of 2018. Congratulations to all the games that were selected:

Cartel

For the Queen

Our Mundane Supernatural Life

The King is Dead

Ten Candles

Hearts of Wulin

Once Again, We Return

Ascendancy

Spindlewheel

Trouble for Hire

Stonetop

Good Society

Masks

Cold Ruins of Lastlife

Harn World

Gardens of Ynn

Troika

Ultraviolet Grasslands

The Sword, the Crown, and the Unspeakable Power

Legend of the Five Rings

Wreck of the Void Hatred

Mask of the Mummy King

Ryuutama

Bluebeard's Bride

Monsterhearts 2

Midnight at the Oasis

Storm Riders!

The Between

Nahual

Impulse Drive

Monster of the Week

Velvet Glove

Blades in the Dark

Scum & Villainy

Spacewurm v. Moonicorn

One Child's Heart

Eden

Dialect

 

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

 
 
Dec 10, 2018

NOTE: During the discussion of The Witcher Pen & Paper, Lowell incorrectly credits the game being written by Mike and Lisa Pondsmith. In fact, it was written by Cody and Lisa Pondsmith. 

Games we played in November
00:01:05 - The Witcher: Pen and Paper
00:20:15 - All Systems Nominal
00:37:06 - The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

December highlights
00:48:05 - After the War
00:48:43 - SCUP: Wreathe Your Hands in Blood

Giving Me Life
00:51:30 - Mystery Science Theater 3k: The Gauntlet
00:52:35 - Flea Market Flip
00:54:49 - New city, new life

 

Links

"Crypto" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

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patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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Nov 20, 2018

This is the audio from the Dead and Forgotten Games panel at Gauntlet Con 2018. The panel moderator was Rach Shelkey. The panelists were Rich Rogers, Misha Bushyager, and Phil Vecchione. 

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

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Nov 7, 2018

Lowell and Jason welcome Lauren McManamon to the show.

 

Game Discussion

00:00:35 - The Between

00:08:00 - Big Bad Con

00:13:33 - Thousand Arrows

00:30:45 - Girl Underground

 

Looking ahead to November

00:46:55 - Kingsport ‘62

00:48:05 - We Used to Be Friends

00:49:01 - Weave

 

Giving Me Life

00:51:15 - Niece running Hearts of Wulin

00:51:55 - #QueerGauntlet

00:53:31 - The Mercy Falls Campaign

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Oct 29, 2018

Lowell is joined by Misha Bushyager from New Agenda Publishing!

Timecodes
00:00:22 - Overview and rules of Orun
00:13:16 - Tech in Orun
00:16:00 - Other projects
00:20:33 - Black designers in roleplaying games
00:24:35 - African themes in roleplaying games (and representation in games, generally)
00:32:06 - Orun wrap-up

Links
Orun Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/newagendapubs/orun

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Oct 24, 2018

This is the Queering Game panel from Gauntlet Con 2017. The panelists includes Avery Alder, River Williamson, and Richard Ruane. 

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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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
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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

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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Jul 24, 2017

Kate and Jason welcome Michelle Lyons-McFarland from Growling Door Games!

Giving Me Bleed
Gerrit (00:55)
Becoming human in Promethean (03:10)
Genocide in Fall of Magic (05:06)

Facilitating Horror in RPGs
Introduction (08:40)
Invoking fear (09:36)
Maintaining hope (17:24)
Holding space (28:38)
Our favorite horror sub-genres (38:07)
Pitfalls (47:04)
Miscellaneous tips (51:12)

Giving Me Life
Gauntlet Con announcement and +1 Forward ENnie nomination (56:08)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (57:49)
All of the Mass Effect (58:39)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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Jul 17, 2017

Lowell talks to editor and game designer Amanda Valentine.

Timecodes
Editing (02:00)
Working on licensed games (09:47)
Getting into the RPG editing field (13:53)
Challenging projects (20:19)
Amanda’s favorite projects (21:41)
Creating a supportive environment for young gamers (25:54)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
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Jul 10, 2017

Jason sits down with Grant Howitt & Chris Taylor from Rowan, Rook & Deckard

The Spire RPG
Overview (02:48)
Themes (04:55)
Mechanics (07:00)
Character classes (12:30)
A setting rich game (23:49)
Kickstarter campaign (27:49)

Giving Me Life
Secret World (35:00)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (36:00)

Links
Gauntlet Con 2017
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/gauntlet-con.html

Rowan, Rook, and Deckard
http://rowanrookanddecard.com

Nocturnal Media
https://www.nocturnal-media.com

Jul 3, 2017

Rich and Lowell are joined by Rach Shelkey for this month’s game round-up!

Game Discussion
Velvet Glove (02:26)
Mutant: Year Zero (12:31)
Royal Blood (26:33)

Giving Me Life
Gauntlet Con 2017 Announcement (38:00)
A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (41:07)
Taylor Swift’s 1989 (43:40)
Sailor Moon Celebration 2017 (47:01)

Links
Our website
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Our Patreon
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Jun 26, 2017

Misspent Youth
Overview(01:33)
Selling out and narrative damage (03:31)
Roleplaying games as tools for increasing justice (06:37)
The Struggle (12:19)
Structure (19:14)
In-character chatter (23:26)
Kickstarter (26:43)

Giving Me Life
GLOW TV show on Netflix (38:50)
New baby! (41:25)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

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Jun 19, 2017

Jason speaks with David Schirduan, Grant Howitt, and Andy Millar about their experiences with the 2017 200 Word RPG Challenge, as well as upcoming projects they are each working on.

Conversation with David Schirduan
Overview and history of the 200 Word RPG Challenge (01:00)
The 2017 Challenge (02:30)
Why do this challenge? (05:37)
The format (08:09)
Extra thoughts about the challenge (08:50)
Looking ahead (11:50)
Clink Kickstarter (14:15)
Giving Me Life - Guilty Gear (16:45)

Conversation with Grant Howitt
Mechanical Oryx (18:36)
The constraints of the contest (23:40)
The Spire Kickstarter (28:22)
Giving Me Life - Player Unknown Battlegrounds (35:36)

Conversation with Andy Millar
Route Clearance (41:00)
The constraints of the contest (50:38)
Upcoming projects (55:05)
Giving Me Life - The New Zealand Game Design Scene (58:19)

Links
Clink Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/clink-an-rpg-of-mysterious-drifters-and-risky-coin?ref=nav\_search

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www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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Jun 12, 2017

Lowell talks with Pam Alexander from Evil Hat Productions!

Pam’s gaming background (00:52)
Philosophical differences between DFAE and PbtA (04:10)
Mantles (08:35)
Pam’s start with Dresden RPGs (12:08)
Notes from the alpha test for DFAE (20:21)
Authorial voice (26:54)
Playtesting (33:50)
Pam’s upcoming projects (44:30)

Links

Dresden Files Accelerated 

http://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-accelerated/


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Jun 6, 2017

Timecodes
Camp Nerdly (00:21)
Penguins of Madagascar vs. Cthulhu (02:49)
Archipelago III “The Last of Us” (03:43)
Firebrands (05:38)
Ten Candles (08:58)
PbtA in May (15:45)
Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls (17:14)
Damn the Man! Save the Music! (27:58)
Alas for the Awful Sea! (29:04)

Giving Me Life
Origins 2017 (38:16)
Prepping for a brand-new campaign (39:49)
Codex - Time (41:19)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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May 29, 2017

Jason sits down with Todd Crapper from Broken Ruler Games!

High Plains Samurai
Overview & setting (00:26)
Gameplay (08:39)
Mechanics (11:30)
Kickstarter details (26:31)

Giving Me Life
Jason D’Angelo’s Daily Apocalypse collection on G+ (34:20)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

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May 24, 2017

We're celebrating 100 episodes of The Gauntlet Podcast by answering questions from our d100 Table of Questions! 

To check out the full d100, go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o4K5edMTijkYGtSQgyBkZ9JCFN2MFCq7fVlPjEu7BsU/edit?usp=sharing

 

Thanks for all your support! We couldn't have gotten to 100 episodes without you! 

May 8, 2017

Lowell Francis sits down with Andy Kitkowski from Kotodama Heavy Industries!

Timecodes
The process and challenges of translating games (01:14)
The business of translations (11:27)
Japanese roleplaying game culture (15:07)
Intersections with Western culture (27:00)
Replays (35:19)

Links

Kotodama Heavy Industries
http://kotohi.com

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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May 1, 2017

Rich, Lowell, and Jason talk about some of the games they have been playing.

Game Discussion
Breakers (00:32)
Cthulhu Dark: Confidential (13:17)
Kuro (23:47)

Giving Me Life
Nintendo Switch (37:51)
Justice League Action (40:40)
World of Darkness for Urban Shadows (43:15)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

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Apr 24, 2017

Kate and Jason are joined by game designer Emily Care Boss to discuss intimacy in roleplaying games.

Giving Me Bleed
Backstory on the term “bleed” (00:56)
Monsterhearts (02:34)
Monster of the Week (04:32)
Lost in the Rain (07:49)

Intimacy in Roleplaying Games
Overview (09:36)
The Romance Trilogy (10:02)
Managing intimacy at the table (16:04)
Player intimacy (30:44)
The culture of intimacy (42:28)
Odds & ends (4:47)

Giving Me Life
Weekly meetup with friends (57:44)
Codex Miscellany (58:31)
Opening up your own work space (1:00:00)

Links
Buy The Romance Trilogy
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191871/Romance-Trilogy--BGG010PDF?

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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patreon.com/gauntlet

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Apr 16, 2017

Jason sits down with Todd from Wheel Tree Press and The Jank Cast to discuss their newest Kickstarter!

The Sword, the Crown, and the Unspeakable Power
Jason fanboys about The Jank Cast (00:31)
Overview (04:47)
Setting creation (06:31)
History of the project (10:35)
Mechanical differences with other PbtA games (15:34)
Playbooks (27:13)
Cinematic gameplay (31:29)
Kickstarter details (36:19)

Giving Me Life
S-Town (43:37)
Cute toddler stuff (46:51)

Links
SCUP Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wheeltreepress/the-sword-the-crown-and-the-unspeakable-power

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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Apr 2, 2017

Game Discussion
Wind on the Path (00:41)
7th Sea (09:18)
Impulse Drive (26:17)

Giving Me Life
200 Word RPG Challenge (42:41)
Great British Bake Off (44:15)
Gaming and music (46:30)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

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Mar 28, 2017

Kate & Jason are joined by Andrew Medeiros to talk about death and grief in gaming.

Giving Me Bleed
The Woodlands (00:58)
The Watch (05:22)
Monsterhearts 2 (09:14)

Topic Discussion
Overview (12:09)
Character death (13:20)
Textual support for meaningful character death (18:54)
Death as a theme in games (23:55)
Setting expectations (27:49)
Building up to character death (29:12)
The influence of Western culture (33:39)
Character suicide (36:14)
Grief (40:21)
Facilitating grief (46:28)
Games that do death & grief well (55:04)

Giving Me Life
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (01:02:15)
Imperial Assault (01:04:55)
Be Here Now (01:06:05)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

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Mar 22, 2017

Lowell sits down with Liz Chaipraditkul to discuss 7th Sea and much more!

Timecodes
Introduction (00:20)
Heroes & Villains (03:34)
The Crescent Empire (15:59)
Orientalism and diversity in RPGs (17:50)
Poetry dueling (!!!) (23:44)
The Monster (24:43)
Witch: Fated Souls (26:23)
Familiars of Terra (30:29)
Sig: Manual of the Primes (32:05)
Cold Shadows (33:00)
Afterlife (33:45)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

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Mar 14, 2017

This week Jason is joined by Fraser Simons, designer of _The Veil_ RPG!

Discussion
The Veil (00:18)
Cascade (05:53)
What is cyberpunk? (13:13)
After The Veil & Cascade (20:32)
Cascade Kickstarter (21:22)

Giving Me Life
Fall of Magic long con at Dreamation 2017 (26:01)
Consuming Cyberpunk G+ collection (28:49)

Links
The Veil
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/199467/The-Veil-Cyberpunk-Roleplaying-Powered-by-the-Apocalypse?term=the+veil\++fraser+simons&test\_epoch=0

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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Mar 7, 2017

Jason, Rich, Lowell, and (for a few minutes) Kate sit down to discuss some of the games they played last month.

Game Discussion
Spirit of ’77 (00:33)
MASHED (15:42)
Gauntlet League Wrestling (24:43)

Giving Me Life
Baseball spring training (37:32)
The Best Picture Oscars snafu (39:12)
What your hero smells like (44:53)
Sherri’s investigation board (47:28)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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patreon.com/gauntlet

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

Jul 31, 2016

Game Discussion
Curse of Strahd (01:12)
Dungeon Solitaire (05:56)
Running an old Dungeon module (10:56)
The Agency (15:58)
ICONS (22:04)
Crypts & Things (34:36)

Giving Me Life
DriveThru Christmas in July (45:12)
Overwatch (48:29)
Stop a Douchebag (51:28)

 

Links

Andrea's blog: http://ivorythorns.tumblr.com

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 24, 2016

Game Discussion
Checking-in with your players via email (00:33)
Downtime moves and Uncharted Worlds (01:46)
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (04:53)
Scenario play in Lovecraftesque (12:49)
Fury of Dracula (18:49)
1%er and making the call on when to go to the dice or cut the scene (24:51)
Qin: The Warring States (31:06)
Pandemic: Legacy (37:27)
Paranormal Rescue Squad playtest (43:50)

Giving Me Life
Pokemon Go (52:33)
Re-watching the Siberia TV series (55:48)
Using your roommate’s cool stuff (58:56)
Pinball Arcade (59:54)

Links:
Andrea’s blog
http://ivorythorns.tumblr.com

Our website
gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPGP

Jul 17, 2016

Game Discussion
Xia: Legends of a Drift System (00:13)
Sean Bean Quest and the limits of gonzo play (06:17)
Witch: Fated Souls (12:01)
Spyfall (21:13)
Mysterium Downloadable Content (25:45)
Pushing the poverty theme in Ghost Lines (28:56)
Dungeons & Dragons 5E (31:53)
Batman & Robin: Hot Guys Making Out (36:37)
The Beast (40:19)

Giving Me Life
The 50 Best Comedies Since the Year 2000 (45:23)
Setting up the game room (47:33)
Pokemon Go Carts (48:31)
Call for Codex submissions (49:44)

 

Links:

Tumblr-style page for Rich's Witch character

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D_Bj0Wd5Kil2N7fX_OxFgWNd80l7UQxi-rqsYc1Yt5g/edit?usp=sharing

 

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 10, 2016

Game Discussion
Two-page spread GM technique (00:14)
The Maroon Corps (03:12)
Grizzled card game (13:09)
Wrapping-up multiple storylines in a PbP (20:28)
Urban Shadows & Codex (23:55)
Follow-up on The Sprawl (26:19)
The Venture Brothers and The Final Girl (31:50)
Out of the Blue (36:46)

Giving Me Life
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (47:44)
Battle Bots (48:47)
Scott Selvidge’s Flags document (50:35)

 

Links:

Flags document

https://plus.google.com/102860402526090415450/posts/UEjcRNqdrMc

 

Our website:

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jul 3, 2016

Playlist
Uncharted Worlds (00:16)
Khet/Deflexion (06:48)
The Woodlands (11:06)
Legend of the Elements (19:33)
Fuse (24:09)
Dungeons & Dragons 5E (27:57)
The Sprawl (32:11)
Jason’s note: I misspoke on this section. In fact, you get a die roll bonus for spending Intel, not Gear.

Giving Me Life
Cast a Deadly Spell (42:40)
100th RPG (44:06)
The Gauntlet family of podcasts (45:40)

Links:
Shadowrun video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GPGQoR6f6w

 

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 26, 2016

*Playlist*

1%er - The Outlaw Biker Game (01:22)

Origins 2016 (08:57)

Urban Shadows (10:49)

ViewScream (17:47)

World Wide Wrestling (23:00)

Golden Sky Stories (25:55)

Zombie World (29:54)

Time Cellist (38:33)

 

Links

Monsterhearts survey

https://plus.google.com/117063057763160926667/posts/5766pLuqTaG

 

Our website:

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 12, 2016

Playlist
GM-less, play-by-post Monsterhearts (00:36)
Middle Earth gaming (07:29)
Battlestar World (15:33)
Blue Rose Dungeon World (24:37)
Sagas of the Icelanders (34:07)
Crowsmantle (38:36)

Giving Me Life
K-Pop (43:35)
Lucha Underground (46:59)
Gauntlet Hangouts numbers (49:40)

Links
Drew’s Patreon 

https://www.patreon.com/medeiros?ty=h

Sagas of the Icelanders

http://redmoosegames.tumblr.com/soti

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 5, 2016

Playlist
Crowsmantle (00:15)
Public Access (03:53)
Blue Rose (09:01)
Pandemic: Bio-Terrorist (19:37)
Touched by Evil (23:45)

Giving Me Life
A-Force comic (30:00)
Game of Thrones Season 6 (36:45)

Chuck Tingle (39:26) NSFW

 

Links:

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG 

May 29, 2016

Playlist
Bring Your Own Book (00:51)
Dungeon World (05:07)
Tokyo Brain Pop (07:27)
Imperial Assault (16:36)
Cheat Your Own Adventure (26:51)
Legend of the Elements (28:25)
Masks (31:33)
Doom (34:37)
Numenera (40:21)

Community Feedback
Gauntlet Portland (47:00)
Discern Realities (48:49)

 

Links:

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 23, 2016

Playlist
Dread (00:18)
Betrayal at House on the Hill (06:03)
Dungeon World (11:48)
Threadbare RPG (13:47)
Ugg-tect (21:18)
The Dig RPG (25:09)
Monsterhearts: Attention K-Mart Shoppers (31:05)
World of Dungeons, with a shout-out to Marshall Miller’s The Escape dungeon starter (39:05)
Dialect (43:30)

Community Feedback
The Final Girl is available for purchase again! (50:41)
Discern Realities contest (54:33)

 

Links:

Threadbare RPG Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mortaine/threadbare-rpg-a-stitchpunk-tabletop-role-playing

 

Dialect

http://www.thornygames.com

 

The Gauntlet

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 15, 2016

Playlist
Dungeon World, with a shout-out to Michael Prescott’s Circle of Wolves (00:18)
Lovecraftesque (06:18)
World of Dungeons (14:37)
Monsterhearts (22:58)
Sins of the Father RPG (30:15)
High Strung (34:14)

Community Feedback
Isa’s character portrait by Dirk Leichty (39:35)
Gauntlet: Rubber City (41:29)
Tor Time (42:29)

Links
Isa’s character

https://plus.google.com/+IsaWills/posts/VyUT99gpZz4

Dirk’s Patreon

https://www.patreon.com/dirkleichty?ty=c

Tor’s story

https://plus.google.com/117582566260906817417/posts/J1WJMrLtj9A

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 8, 2016

Playlist
Gauntlet NJ update (01:07)
The Final Girl (01:53)
Witch: The Road to Lindisfarne (02:56)
Space Alert (09:56)
Cheat Your Own Adventure (15:16)
A Branch of May (23:19)
To Serve Her Wintry Hunger (25:33)
Fall of Magic (28:52)

Community Feedback
Tor’s Temple Island story (36:18)

 

Links:

Stephen Dewey Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stephendewey?ty=h

Our Website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 1, 2016

Playlist
The importance of transition sessions (00:21)
Some drive-by love for Lady Blackbird (08:51)
Rich’s game of Dungeon World with his wife & son (09:48)
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (12:01)
A tale of two Masks (18:40)

Community Feedback
CATS story game set-up (25:55)
Sea Treasure Tables by Aaron Feild (35:47)

 

Website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

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

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Apr 24, 2016

Play List
Various flavors of Pandemic talk (00:50)
2nd session of Mass Effect Worlds playtest (06:39)
Michael Prescott’s Circle of Wolves (11:57)
Star Wars Risk (16:24)
Feeling better about Monster of the Week (21:17)
Further exploring the lack of an Interfere move in Monster of the Week (24:46)
High Strung (28:09)
Marc Majcher’s Fluffy Bunny Tea Party (33:36)
Masks RPG (38:47)

Community Feedback
Inspirations for role playing in other mediums (a follow-up discussion from Jason’s The White Ribbon post) (43:58)
Using the lingo of comic books to describe a scene in an RPG (45:32)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (48:26)
Victorian novels, Disney characters, and other ways of informing characterization (52:35)
Our Play Aids folder (54:54)
Quick mention of Tor’s posts about playing games with his kid (56:13)

Apr 17, 2016

Playlist
Something about strippers, booze, and cake (00:17)
Playtesting Mass Effect Worlds (02:09)
Dog Eat Dog (05:30)
Concept (09:23)
Enforcing tone - problems & solutions (12:20)
Teamwork in Monster of the Week (21:03)
XP and progression in Powered by the Apocalypse games (24:22)
“Use Magic” as a Basic Move in Monster of the Week (26:22)
The interplay between moves and fiction in Masks (28:40)
Imperial Assault (40:49)

Community Feedback
Rules & Rituals? Procedures & Protocols? Pernicious Pedagogies? (45:05)

https://plus.google.com/104787679004447304330/posts/jfwXhtnLgkk

Playing Dungeons & Dragons in VR (49:40)

https://plus.google.com/+DanielLewis/posts/jR9hGVntQgQ

 

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Apr 10, 2016

Play List
Pandemic Legacy (00:56)
Monster of the Week (04:39)
Dungeons & Dragons and XP on a miss (06:05)
Too many players at the table? (10:48)
Ninja Burger RPG (13:27)
Gauntlet City Limits (16:21)
Adventures on Dungeon Planet (17:05)
Vast & Starlit (20:40)
We create an alien race (26:25)

Giving Me Life
Finishing Mass Effect 2 (29:49)
Birthday resolutions (30:23)
Phones? Lasers? (33:59)
Phablet? Fablet! (36:07)
Room 237 (36:58)
Cheating at video games (43:00)
Enjoying spoiler culture (44:16)
Consumer-level VR (obvi) (45:25)
Our VR LARP future (48:32)

Thanks for 50 episodes! (50:30)

 

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Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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Apr 3, 2016

Opening Segment
Dungeon World and The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions (00:16)
The glass cube (03:41)
Steve expresses his desire to play Dungeon World (06:04)
The importance of getting feedback from your group (06:45)
Getting a game back on track after it jumps the shark (08:06)
Monsterhearts is awesome (10:39)
Fiasco: Unaussprechlichen Klutzen (12:07)

Giving Me Life
GM Self-Improvement (15:00)
Thinking critically about your setting (16:15)
Baseball, I think? (17:43)
The Carcosa playlist (20:10)
Loving the Wednesday crew (22:26)

Main Segment
Ritual in Games (23:04)
Polaris’s use of ritual to enforce tone (24:00)
Society of Dreamers (26:17)
Helping dice in Burning Wheel (29:55)
Hand-shaking rituals in Beast Hunters (32:09)
Referring to players by their character’s name (34:49)
Archipelago III (38:23)
Start-of-game rituals and end-of-game rituals (41:23)
Meta/Out-of-character rituals (42:48)
Post-game rituals (46:46)

 

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Mar 27, 2016

In this episode, writer and game designer Anna Kreider joins us to talk about The Watch (and much more!). 

 

Play List
Star Wars World (00:44)
Masks (04:18)
Blades in the Dark (07:45)

Giving Me Life
Tetanus shots (16:29)
Co-designing games (18:00)
Slack App (19:44)

The Watch
Overview of The Watch (21:42)
Transgendered and non-binary characters in the setting (22:39)
Why is it important the protagonists are exclusively women? (23:33)
Gameplay structure (27:06)
Moves & mechanical frameworks (28:12)]
What’s next for The Watch? (31:45)

General Questions
How did Anna get into game design? (32:32)
Is hacking real game design? (34:38)
Diversity in gaming (35:55)

Final Question
Thou Art But a Werewolf (40:15)

 

Links:

Go Make Me a Sandwich: https://gomakemeasandwich.wordpress.com

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

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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/

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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)

 

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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

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Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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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

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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)

 

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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)

 

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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.

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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

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

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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:

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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

Community Links:

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

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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.

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

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

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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. 

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/

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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.

Paul's website: http://halfmeme.com/

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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

Jul 17, 2015

Man, I don't even know anymore...

Music Credits:

"Sidewalk Shade" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Local Forecast" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"In Your Arms" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Covert Affair" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Cool Vibes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Mining by Moonlight" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Dispersion Relation" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Shades of Spring" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Opportunity Walks" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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"Off to Osaka" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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Jul 10, 2015

This week, Kristen joins us to chat about RPGs we would love to see and that awkward moment when your mom starts talking to you about vampire erotica.

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Games Discussed: The Clay That Woke, Adventures on Dungeon Planet / Carcosa, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Deep Forest,  Monster of the Week, The Final Girl

Jun 26, 2015

This week, Steve joins us to talk about a few games and maybe spoil everything about Game of Thrones.

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Talking points: Dungeon World, Lady Blackbird, Parseley, Monster of the Week, Goblin Quest/Kobold Quest, Invisible Empire, Jungle Speed, Witness, The Quiet Year, The Whispering Road

Jun 12, 2015

Steve joins us for an experimental remotely recorded episode where we say nice things about story games and try to figure out whose computer keeps making that hangouts noise.

Jun 5, 2015

Kristen joins us to talk about a handful of tabletop games, LARPing, and which animals are currently "in".

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Games Discussed: Fiasco, Dungeon World, A Red and Pleasant Land, Dogs in the Vineyard, Hot Guys Making Out, Icebox: Timeline, The Clay That Woke, Microscope, Sorcerers & Sellswords, Vesna Thaw, A Taste for Murder, Ribbon Drive

May 22, 2015

In this one, Steve joins us to talk about the exciting world of Korean Music Videos and tricking Star Wars fans into roleplaying.

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Talking Points: Final Girl, Fiasco, Dungeon World, Cheat Your Own Adventure, Call of Cthulhu, Regency Ladies, Chuck Eat Cheese, Questlandia, Star Wars World, Invisible Empire, My Life with Master

May 8, 2015

This week, David joins us to talk about a ton of games.

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Talking Points:

Zombie Cinema, Untitled Final Girl Reskin, Mortal Kombat X, The Shab-al-Hiri Roach, Boss Monster, Dance of the Damned, Hoity-Toity, Modern Art, Bohnanza, Agent Down, Char. Gen., Becoming, Cheat Your Own Adventure, Sorcerers & Sellswords, Pickets & Blinds, Dungeon World, Dungeon World!, DUNGEON WORLD!!!

Apr 24, 2015

On this episode, a bunch of people talk about how they first found RPGs.

Apr 17, 2015

This week, Kristen joins us to talk about her experiences starting an RPG club for high schoolers and what motivates zombie beavers to kill.

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Talking points: Vesna Thaw, Warrior-Poet, Murderous Ghosts, Dungeon World, Libertalia, Masquerade, Superfight, Gloom, Microscope, Lady Blackbird, The Quiet Year

Apr 10, 2015

In this episode, Steve joins us as we highlight some board games based on no particular criteria.

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Games:

Dread, Invisible Empire, 1,001 Nights, Last Will, Love Letter: Batman, Game of Thrones Board Game, Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Fresco, Elfenland, Letters from Whitechapel, Glen More, Modern Art

Apr 3, 2015

This week, Scott joins us to talk about WWII propaganda and trust at the gaming table.

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Talking Points: Gloom, Cards Against Humanity, The Final Girl, Superfight!, Night Witches

Mar 27, 2015

Russ joins us to talk about one page RPGs and drag queens.

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Talking Points: Nanoworld, Twilight Imperium, Breaking the Ice, Havoc Brigade, Odyssey: Journey and Change, Enter the Avenger, Ghost/Echo, Everyone is John, Lasers & Feelings, Sorcerers & Sellswords

Mar 20, 2015

This week, David joins us to address some pressing questions: Is character uniqueness overrated in role playing games? Also, are seamonkeys underrated in life?

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44: A Game of Automatic Fear (http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/44-a-game-of-automatic-fear)

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Mar 13, 2015

This week, Ferrell joins us to talk about today's lazy monster hunting youths and secrets at the table.

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Talking Points: Dungeon World, The Final Girl, A Penny for My Thoughts, Black Stars Rise, Sea-Dracula, Annalise, The Mountain Witch

 

Mar 6, 2015

In this episode, Steve joins us to talk about the inconvenience of food and games that we'd like to see updated and revised.

Talking points: Arctic Scavengers, The Deep Forest, Dungeon World, Hell for Leather, Danger Mountain!, The Shab-al-Hiri Roach, Dread

Feb 27, 2015

This week, Doyle joins us to talk about The Old School...Renaissance?  Revival?  Rules?  Whatever it is.

Talking points: Glorantha, Greyhawk, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 3e, Gamma World, Wilderlands, Dungeon Crawl Classic, Pendragon, Dungeons & Dragons Slot Machines, Dungeon World, Fiasco, Apocalypse World, Hackmaster, Castles & Crusades, Swords & Wizardry, Labyrinth Lord, Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Feb 20, 2015

In this very special episode, we are joined by a bunch of guests to discuss games that fundamentally changed our views of roleplaying games.

Talking Points: Misspent Youth, The Final Girl, Cold City, Hot War, The Dresden Files, Fate, Archipelago III, Dungeon World

Feb 13, 2015

In this episode, David joins us to talk about the joys of 75% off hotdogs and railroading in RPGs.

 

Talking points: Dungeon World, Shadow Hunters, The Resistance, The Mountain Witch, Ribbon Drive, Misspent Youth, Becoming, The Final Girl, My Life With Master, Fate

Feb 6, 2015

In this episode, Russ joins us to talk about games with "witch" in the title, conflict resolution sans dice, and fertility clinic advertising.

Talking Points: The Mountain Witch, Witch: The Road to Lindisfarne, Grim World, Hoity-Toity, Dread, Dog Eat Dog, Warrior-Poet, Hell 4 Leather, Dungeon World, Fate

Jan 23, 2015

This week, Derek joins us to talk about what we'll be eating in our future cyberpunk dystopia and "Air Buds" of fantasy and sci-fi.

Talking points: Monsterhearts, One Last Job, Grim World, Burning Wheel, Lacuna Part 1, Karthun, The Clay that Woke, 44 - A Game of Automatic Fear, Archipelago, Swords without Master, Psi-Run, Mars Colony

Jan 16, 2015

In this episode, Steve joins us to talk about medieval matchmaking and old yellers of gaming.

Talking points: Cheat Your Own Adventure, A Taste for Murder, Krosmaster: Arena, Forbidden Desert, Grim World, and more games that I can't remember.

Jan 9, 2015

In this episode, Ferrell joins us to talk about confusingly sexy video game characters and player vs. player conflicts in roleplaying games.

 

Talking points: Monsterhearts, A Taste for Murder, Dungeon World, Grim World, Dungeons & Dragons, In a Wicked Age, Becoming, Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries

Dec 21, 2014

In this episode, we talk about sexy, hairless werewolves and games based on Apocalypse World.

Talking points: Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, Dungeon World, Cthulhu Dark, Love Letter, Velocity 2x

Dec 11, 2014

In this episode, Steve joins us to discuss some of the games that we are looking forward to in 2015.

Talking Points: Monsterhearts, The Final Girl, Hell4Leather, First Impressions, Puppetland, Goblin Quest, Explosions: The RPG, The Warren, Silver and White, Night Witches, Primetime Adventures, Urban Shadows, No Country for Old Kobolds, Legacy: Life Among the Ruins, Apocalypse World: Dark Age, Worldwide Wrestling, The Clay the Woke, Pandemic: Legacy, Spirit of '77

Dec 11, 2014

In this episode, we try to figure out how microphones work.  Also, we discuss games that we've played recently and the problem with investigation games.

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Talking Points: GUMSHOE, Technoir, Psi-Run, Ocean, Society of Dreamers, A Taste for Murder, Goblin Quest, Golden Sky Stories, Dungeon World, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Letters from Whitechapel, Eldritch Horror, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat, Smash Brothers, Mario Kart

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