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This is a podcast about roleplaying games, board games, and the Jewish demon queen, Agrat bat Mahlat, Terrible Be Her Name.
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 27, 2017

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

Introduction (00:12)

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

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

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

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

Buried Without Ceremony

https://buriedwithoutceremony.com

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 20, 2017

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

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


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

The SFWA
http://www.sfwa.org

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 12, 2017

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

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

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

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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

Feb 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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