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Jul 6, 2022

David and Shane bring on Donogh - regular and prolific GM on the Gauntlet

Show Notes:
00:01:48 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - World Wide Wrestling
00:12:38 - Donogh's Games Played and Spotlight - Preparing for Paris
00:23:38 - David's Games Played and Spotlight - Wanderhome

Second Segment
00:39:14 - Donogh invites a discussion about how to choose which games to run and maintaining the confidence to keep running

Giving Me Life
00:54:50 - Shane continues her appreciation of Jane Austen adaptations with a recommendation of the new movie Fire Island
00:55:47 - Donogh talks about his household enjoying the series Ted Lasso
00:56:44 - David celebrates his recent opportunity to take a vacation

Games discussed in this episode:
World Wide Wrestling by Nathan D. Paoletta
https://ndpdesign.com/wwwrpg
Preparing for Paris by Logan Timmins
https://breathingstories.itch.io/preparing-for-paris
Wanderhome by Jay Dragon
https://possumcreekgames.com/pages/wanderhome
Playest signup for Tales from the Low Cantrefs by Luke Jordan
https://mailchi.mp/e09dbe1934fd/lowcantrefs

The Gauntlet Links:
The Gauntlet website
https://gauntlet-rpg.com/
@GauntletRPG on Twitter
https://twitter.com/GauntletRPG
The Gauntlet Forums
https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com/
The Gauntlet on Patreon
https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Jun 13, 2022

David and Shane bring on Steven - frequent GM and player on the Gauntlet

Show Notes:
00:01:52 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - Macchiato Monsters/You Got a Job on the Garbage Barge
00:12:19 - Steven's Games Played and Spotlight - Monsterhearts
00:23:08 - David's Games Played and Spotlight - Red Carnations on a Black Grave

Second Segment
00:35:47 - Steven talks about the workings of the Gauntlet Reading Club

Giving Me Life
00:52:47 - Shane is enjoying the TV show Our Flag Means Death
00:53:21 - Steven has a good time with the video game Tunic
00:54:13 - David appreciates getting back into running

Games discussed in this episode:
Macchiato Monsters
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264169/Macchiato-Monsters

You Got a Job on the Garbage Barge
https://amandalee.itch.io/you-got-a-job-on-the-garbage-barge

Monsterhearts
https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/monsterhearts

Red Carnations on a Black Grave
https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Red-Carnations-on-a-Black-Grave-Print-PDF.html

Montsegur 1244
http://thoughtfulgames.com/montsegur1244/

Stonewall 1969
https://asteriscoedizioni.com/stonewall-1969-english/

The Gauntlet Links:
The Gauntlet website
https://gauntlet-rpg.com/

@GauntletRPG on Twitter
https://twitter.com/GauntletRPG

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

The Gauntlet on Patreon
https://patreon.com/gauntlet

May 19, 2022

@temporalhiccup and @auzumel bring on Kieron Gillen @kierongillen - comics writer and game designer

Show Notes:
00:01:24 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - The Sprawl
00:11:08 - Kerion's Games Played and Spotlight - Girl Underground
00:22:22 - Rae's Games Played and Spotlight - Balikbayan

Second Segment
00:30:56 - Kieron discusses the inspiration, design, and philosophical underpinnings of DIE; The Roleplaying Game, on Kickstarter now

Giving Me Life
00:48:15 - Sherri enjoys online reactions to news about the upcoming game The Twilight Throne
00:50:17 - Kieron delights in the return of the show Derry Girls
00:52:21 - Rae joyfully recalls Big Bad Online

Games and resources discussed in this episode:
The Sprawl
http://www.ardens.org/games/the-sprawl/
On DriveThruRPG (NOON edition): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/184711/The-Sprawl----NOON
On DriveThruRPG (MIDNIGHT edition): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171286/The-Sprawl----MIDNIGHT

Girl Underground
https://girlunderground.org/

Balikbayan
https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/balikbayan

The Greatest Gamer
https://kierongillen.itch.io/the-greatest-gamer

DIE (the comic book)
https://diecomic.com/

DIE: The Roleplaying Game on Kickstarter through Friday, June 10
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gshowitt/die-the-roleplaying-game

The Twilight Throne
https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/the-twilight-throne

Big Bad Con
https://www.bigbadcon.com/

Big Bad Online 2022 YouTube videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY22glPJVwSLoU8rMdYmT6Z-edBV9WIau

The Gauntlet Links:

The Gauntlet website
https://gauntlet-rpg.com/

@GauntletRPG on Twitter
https://twitter.com/GauntletRPG

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

The Gauntlet on Patreon
https://patreon.com/gauntlet

May 1, 2022
Lowell and Sherri bring on Mike Ferdinando - long-time Gauntleteer and experienced GM

Show Notes:
00:01:08 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - Burning Hearts Forever
00:11:23 - Mike's Games Played and Spotlight - Spirit of '77
00:22:50 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - The Fall of Delta Green

Second Segment
00:36:48 - Mike discusses bringing story game techniques to OSR play

Giving Me Life
00:48:36 - Sherri shares celebratory sentiments of the spring season
00:49:25 - Mike merrily marvels at season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery
00:50:18 - Lowell luxuriates in lacquer with a return to painting minis

Games and resources discussed in this episode:

Burning Hearts Forever
On Itch.io: https://worstgirleva.itch.io/burning-hearts-forever
On DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/377504/Burning-Hearts-Forever

Spirit of '77
http://www.monkeyfunstudios.com/products/spiritof77/

The Fall of Delta Green
https://pelgranepress.com/product/the-fall-of-delta-green/

Lowell's Gauntlet Blog posts about Fall of Delta Green
"Delta Green: Divergence Casefiles (Part 1)"
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/delta-green-divergence-casefiles-part-1

"Delta Green: Divergence Casefiles (Part 2)"
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/delta-green-divergence-casefiles-part-2

"Delta Green: Divergence (Campaign Concept & Scenario)"
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/delta-green-divergence-campaign-concept-scenario

"Delta Green: Divergence (Casefile Critical Carbine)"
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/delta-green-divergence-casefile-critical-carbine

"Delta Green: Divergence (Casefiles 3 & 4)"
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/delta-green-divergence-casefiles-3-4

Delta Green: Divergence Sample Character Keeper
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Vg6vi3_5q8VeqRSHswhwbifzrRe0dDvjZ5xZQui8bXk/edit?usp=sharing

Delta Green: Divergence YouTube playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUKV1MEOXoTWDGqoZxv7tK5X69lYwdert

Old School Essentials
https://necroticgnome.com/

Gauntlet Links:

The Gauntlet website
https://gauntlet-rpg.com/

@GauntletRPG on Twitter
https://twitter.com/GauntletRPG

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

The Gauntlet on Patreon
https://patreon.com/gauntlet
Apr 22, 2022

Jonah Knight sits down with Jason Cordova to talk about Brindlewood Bay, coming to Kickstarter April 26th! 

Check out the Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/brindlewood-bay-cozy-murder-mystery-rpg

Apr 13, 2022
Rae and David bring on Andrea Rick - TTRPG designer (CuriousCat Games), graphic designer, editor, translator, and occasional educator

Show Notes
00:01:41 - David's Games Played and Spotlight - Masks: A New Generation
00:14:53 - Andrea's Games Played and Spotlight - The Girlfriend of My Girlfriend Is My Friend
00:30:36 - Rae's Games Played and Spotlight - The Twilight Throne and the Houses of Ruin

Second Segment
00:39:43 - Andrea discusses different ways of teaching people how to play story-focused games.

Giving Me Life
01:00:25 - David delights in a fancy birthday dinner experience
01:03:09 - Andrea appreciates Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery
01:05:10 - Rae revels in a return to Destiny 2

Games and resources discussed in this episode:
Masks: A New Generation
https://magpiegames.com/pages/masks

The Girlfriend of My Girlfriend Is My Friend
https://stargazersasha.itch.io/girlfriend

The Twilight Throne and the Houses of Ruin
https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/the-twilight-throne

CuriousCat Games
https://catcurious.itch.io/

Yazeba's Bed & Breakfast
https://possumcreekgames.com/pages/yazebas-bed-breakfast

TRANS FUCKING RAGE JAM
https://itch.io/jam/transrage

"The Puzzle-Maker's Paradox"
https://possumcreek.medium.com/the-puzzle-makers-paradox-f6371028b5b

"I'm common as muck and spent £150 in a Michelin star restaurant to see if it was worth it"
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/im-common-muck-spent-150-23194880

Consider showing your support to these causes:
Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)
https://www.transtexas.org/

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Gauntlet Links
The Gauntlet Main Website
https://gauntlet-rpg.com/

The Gauntlet on Twitter
https://twitter.com/GauntletRPG

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

The Gauntlet on Patreon
https://patreon.com/gauntlet
Mar 25, 2022
Lowell and Shane bring on Ben Bisogno - game designer and Gauntlet facilitator and player

Show Notes:
00:02:01 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - Bluebeard's Bride
00:11:02 - Ben's Games Played and Spotlight - Pictures in an Exhibition
00:24:00 - Games Played and Spotlight - Monster Care Squad

Second Segment
00:38:20 - Ben's thoughts on family-inspired game design

Giving Me Life
00:47:31 - Shane is enjoying the natural world
00:48:32 - Ben appreciates Floppy the chicken
00:50:02 - Lowell is having a great time playing Xenoblade Chronicles X

Games discussed in this episode:
Bluebeard's Bride
https://magpiegames.com/pages/bluebeards-bride
Pictures in an Exhibition
https://recreationalcannibalism.itch.io/pictures-in-an-exhibition
Still Life [PDF]
http://www.goldencobra.org/pdf/Still%20Life.pdf
Monster Care Squad
https://sandypuggames.itch.io/monster-care-squad
Ma Nishtana on Itch.io
https://manishtana.itch.io/ma-nishtana-rpg

Check out and subscribe to the Ma Nishtana newsletter at https://eepurl.com/hvAfNn

Consider showing your support to these causes:
Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) at https://www.transtexas.org/
Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) at https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
Mar 3, 2022
Shane and Rae bring on Puckett - Gauntlet GM and player

Show Notes:
00:01:21 -  Shanes Games Played and Spotlight - Quietus
00:10:02 -  Puckett's Games Played and Spotlight - Our Family at Home Abroad
00:19:28 -  Rae's Games Played and Spotlight - Heart: the City Beneath
 
Second Segment
00:32:54 - Puckett's many Pasión de las Pasiones hacks!

Giving Me Life
00:50:02 - Shane is binging Jane Austen movies
00:51:04 - Puckett is enjoying tarot cards and getting game ideas
00:51:56 - Rae is loving some comfort flicks

Zinemonth info can be found here: https://www.zinemonth.com/
Feb 17, 2022

We talk with designers Rae Nedjadi and David Miessler-Kubanek about their experiences with playtesting tabletop rpgs.

Dexposure & Metatopia https://www.dexposure.com/home.html

Sword Queen Games: https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/ Sword Queen

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/swordqueengames

David MK: @AquaVertigo

Jan 24, 2022
Sherri, Lowell, and Shane talk about games

Show Notes:
00:00:57- Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - Night's Black Agents Solo Ops
00:11:00 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - Trouble for Hire
00:23:01 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Tachyon Squadron
 
Second Segment
00:36:28 - 2022 Goals and Resolutions from the hosts

Giving Me Life
00:51:31 - Shane enjoyed The Sopranos
00:52:24 - Sherri is digging all... ALL of Poirot
00:53:42 - Lowell is loving The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
Dec 28, 2021

Lowell brings on all the Gauntlet hosts to discuss their favorite games of 2021, with submissions from the Gauntlet community as well!

Show Notes:
00:03:12 - David's Favorite Games of the Year
00:10:33 - Community Member Selections
00:23:37 - Shane's Favorite Games of the Year
00:31:50 - Community Member Selections
00:45:15 - Rae's Favorite Games of the Year
00:54:07 - Community Member Selections
01:08:10 - Sherri's Favorite Games of the Year
01:15:25 - Community Member Selections
01:23:29 - Lowell's Favorite Games of the Year

Find out more about the Gauntlet here: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/

If you'd like to support us, here is our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gauntlet

Dec 14, 2021

This GCOG Panel features Jamila, Shane, and Lowell will be talking about GM reactions-- costs, consequences, hard moves, soft moves, turning things back on the player and more. It's a 60 minute talk followed by a 30 minute Q&A.

Nov 29, 2021
Sherri and David bring on Alexi Sargeant - Gauntleteer and designer for Cloven Pines Games

Show Notes:
00:00:45- David's Games Played and Spotlight - Bed, Breakfast, and Beyond
00:17:03 - Alexi's Games Played and Spotlight - Tales from the Low Cantrefs
00:24:54 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - Vergence
 
Second Segment
00:37:23 - Alexi discusses his Magical Multiverse Tour series that he's been running on the Gauntlet

Giving Me Life
00:47:00 - David is living for layout
00:47:50 - Alexi is enjoying birthday gaming
00:48:14 - Sherri is digging the new DLC for Animal Crossing New Horizons

Alexi's Itch store can be found here: https://cloven-pine-games.itch.io/

Find out more about the Gauntlet community here: https://bit.ly/Gauntlet-Community
Nov 16, 2021

For the past four years, Rich and other Gauntlet community members have run dozens of RPGs set in the Star Wars universe together. Rich hosted a panel this October with Will and Anders to talk about how they make it happen and why it's so darn fun.

This episode is the audio from a panel for our Gauntlet Community Open Gaming weekend, our free online ttrpg con.

Oct 31, 2021
Sherri, Lowell, and Jammi bring on the creator of The Between, Jason Cordova, to discuss the winners of The Between Writing Contest

Show Notes:
00:06:50 - Sherri's Judge's Spotlight Pick
00:09:13 - Lowell's Judge's Spotlight Pick
00:12:05 - Jammi's Judge's Spotlight Pick
00:16:03 - Creator Spotlight Picks

00:21:24 - Fifth Place
00:24:58 - Fourth Place
00:29:50 - Third Place
00:35:21 - Second Place
00:40:37 - First Place

Find The Between here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/360858/The-Between
Oct 26, 2021

We talk with Zedeck Siew about his upcoming Kickstarter project—Reach of the Roach God; A Thousand Thousand Islands; gaming experiences, colonialism, and more.

This episode is the audio from an interview session for our Gauntlet Community Open Gaming weekend, our free online ttrpg con.

For more information see the A Thousand Thousand Islands site: https://athousandthousandislands.com/

Check out the Kickstarter page for Reach of the Roach God: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/centaurgames/reach-of-the-roach-god-part-of-a-thousand-thousand-islands

Oct 20, 2021
Shane and Lowell bring on Agatha - Gauntleteer and podcaster from Asians Represent!

Show Notes:
00:01:08 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Masks: A New Generation
00:11:44 - Agatha's Games Played and Spotlight - Volley Boys
00:22:46 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - The Yellow King RPG
 
Second Segment
00:36:27 - Agatha talks about her podcast Asians Represent!

Giving Me Life
00:46:21- Lowell is enjoying his new cat Tobias
00:47:58 - Agatha is loving Animal Restaurant
00:50:01 - Shane is enjoying the success of the Melbourne Football Club

You can find Agatha on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/mightyyshrimp
Oct 11, 2021
Sherri and Lowell bring on Chris Sellers, Gauntleteer and game designer.

Show Notes:
00:01:33 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - cbr+pnk
00:13:46 - Chris's Games Played and Spotlight - Ma Nishtana: Why is this Night Different?
00:21:58 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Fate: Skyship Concerto
 
Second Segment
00:37:04 - Chris talks about GMless games

Giving Me Life
00:47:58 - Sherri is getting life from games, so many games
00:49:02 - Chris is loving Hot Chicken Takeover
00:50:54 - Lowell enjoyed making a Villain playbook for Hearts of Wulin

Find out more about Chris and his games here: https://www.hecticelectron.com/

The Villain: A Playbook for Hearts of Wulin

GCOG Events are here: https://bit.ly/GCOGEvents

Find out more about the Gauntlet community here: https://bit.ly/Gauntlet-Community
Oct 3, 2021

Shane and Jammi bring on Misha Panari, a newer Gauntleteer gamer and game designer.

Show Notes:
00:01:03 - Jammi's Games Played and Spotlight - Misha's Untitled Game in Playtest
00:12:02 - Misha's Games Played and Spotlight - Moth-Light
00:23:30 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - i'm sorry did you say street magic
 
Second Segment
00:36:33 - Misha discusses Bakamitai. a Yakuza-styled Paragon playset in development

Giving Me Life
00:50:14 - Jammi re-watched Die Hard and still loves it
00:51:37 - Misha rewatched the Argentinian TV show translated as The Pretenders
00:54:13 - Shane is feeling Virgo energy

GCOG Events are here: https://bit.ly/GCOGEvents
Find out more about the Gauntlet community here: https://bit.ly/Gauntlet-Community

Sep 17, 2021

Lowell and David are joined by Will H., a Gauntlet GM, player, and pretty cool human.

Show Notes:
00:01:21 - David's Games Played and Spotlight - Voidheart Symphony
00:14:31 - Will's Games Played and Spotlight - Rust Hulks
00:27:29 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Trail of Cthulhu
 
Second Segment -
00:38:05- Will talks about Red Markets

Giving Me Life
00:55:29 - David is enjoying his new garden
00:56:04 - Will has been volunteering to help new refugees
00:56:58 - Lowell is immersed in Adventure Time stuffs

GCOG Events can be found here: https://bit.ly/GCOGEvents

Find out more about the Gauntlet community here: https://bit.ly/Gauntlet-Community

Sep 9, 2021

This episode offers advice, tips, and strategies for running one-shot ttrpg sessions. The unedited audio comes from a Gauntlet Community seminar run by Lowell Francis (@edige23). 

Seminar Outline

  1. Pitches
  2. Prep and setting up the materials
  3. Session start
  4. Keeping character creation tight
  5. Teaching rules
  6. Structure
  7. Pacing
  8. Safety
  9. What makes a one-shot work (or not work)
  10. Wrapping up

​For more information on the Gauntlet Gaming Community, check out gauntlet-rpg.com
Aug 26, 2021

Sherri and Shane bring on Jane Samborski, Gauntlet member and animation director of Cryptozoo

Show Notes:
00:01:02 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - They Came to Play Ball
00:07:52 - Jane' Games Played and Spotlight - Trophy Gold
00:16:09 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - Godbound
 
Second Segment -
00:26:44 - Jane discusses her awesome movie Cryptozoo!

Giving Me Life
00:40:45 - Sherri is loving some generous gardens 
00:41:17 - Jane learned how to roller skate
00:41:36 - Shane enjoyed the Olympics

Cryptozoo can be found here: https://www.cryptozoofilm.com/
Or look for it NOW in your local arthouse theater!

Aug 11, 2021

Jammi and Lowell bring on Thomas Manuel, Gauntlet member, game designer, and writer

Show Notes:
00:01:08 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Against the Dark Conspiracy
00:12:34 - Thomas' Games Played and his Spotlight - For the Queen
00:21:32 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Wanderhome
 
Second Segment -
00:34:03 - Thomas talks about the joys of playtesting 

Giving Me Life
00:44:03 - Lowell is getting life from Olivia Rodrigo
00:45:08 - Thomas just finished Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles
00:45:58 - Jammi is digging the music of Orville Peck

Thomas's itch games can be found here: https://notrueindian.itch.io/

His newsletter is here: https://ttrpg.substack.com/

Jul 30, 2021

Sherri and Lowell bring on Matthew Arcilla - Gauntlet member and video game journalist

Show Notes:
00:01:12 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Hearts of Wulin: Numberless Secrets
00:13:56 - Matthew's Games Played and his Spotlight - Paragon systems games
00:23:25 - Lowell's Games Played and his  Spotlight - Dune

Second Segment -
00:40:51 - Matthew talks about XBox Outsider!

Giving Me Life
00:51:42 - Sherri is digging the Nikki Up2U series of games
00:54:42 - Matthew is getting life from Twitch and Discord interactions with folx
00:57:20 - Lowell is enjoying A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Matthew's articles on XBox Outsider can be found here:
https://xboxoutsider.com/author/matthew-arcilla/

His Twitter is here:
https://twitter.com/arcillamatthew

Jul 16, 2021

Jammi and new co-host Shane bring on Blake Ryan, Gauntlet GM, and Game Designer!

Show Notes:
00:01:38 - Shane's Games Played and their Spotlight - Brindlewood Bay
00:10:16 - Blake's Games Played and their Spotlight - The Between
00:17:37 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Alice is Missing

Second Segment -
00:30:57 - Blake talks about having fun with game prep

Giving Me Life
00:40:08 - Shane is getting life from Ingrid Bergman
00:41:54 - Blake is enjoying George Michael's music
00:42:17 - Jammi is into V-tubers

Info about The Between writing contest can be found here:
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/the-between-writing-contest.html

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