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Apr 5, 2021

Lowell and Rich bring on Tomes of the Strategicon Games on Demand team to talk about ways to make your online con happen!

Show Notes:
00:07:46 - Best Practices for recruiting Guests and Game Facilitators
00:13:58 - Communicating with GMs / Game Facilitators: what and when
00:20:36 - Why you should consider having set time slots for your con
00:31:56 - Communicating with Players in your con's games
00:41:19 - Online cons can be lots of sizes
00:43:53 - Communicating with Support Team
00:44:49 - Communicating with Panelists
00:52:32 - Tomes talks about Gather.town !!!
00:59:32 - Things to Do Once During the Con
01:03:40 - Things to Do Once it's over
 
Links:
Strategicon can be found at strategicon.net
Story Games Glendale can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/storygamesglendale/
Tomer's Twitter handle is @tgurantz

Mar 15, 2021

Jammi and Lowell bring on Kalum of the Rolistes podcast

Show Notes:
00:01:05 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Night's Black Agents Express
00:13:25 - Kalum's Games Played and his Spotlight - Fate of Cthulhu
00:23:39 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Ma Nishtana

Second Segment -
00:35:44 - Kalum discusses whether Rules and GMing leave room for roleplay

Giving Me Life
00:44:48 -  Lowell is getting life from Fairy Tail on the PS4, even though he isn't sure why
00:45:57 -  Kalum has been digging WandaVision
00:46:32 - Jammi is jamming to an 80's vampire-themed Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/05x3RHvT0kPv410Uo3xZnT?si=GdtBixzPT2-rY27XTl5Beg

Mar 1, 2021

Lowell and co-host David Morrison bring on Edoardo Cremaschi.

Show Notes:
00:01:00 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Raccoon Sky Pirates
00:09:35 - David's Games Played and his Spotlight - Tales from the Low Cantrefs

Second Segment -
00:25:17 - Edoardo's Games Played
00:26:50 - Little Katy's Tea Party

Giving Me Life
00:43:48 - David is enjoying the TV show It's a Sin
00:44:24 - Edoardo is enjoying the Stellar Firma podcast
00:45:15 - Lowell is enjoying niche genre binging on spy media for his Night's Black Agents games

The Kickstarter for Little Katy's Tea Partyhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grumpybearstuff/little-katys-tea-party-zinequest

Feb 24, 2021

Sherri and Lowell bring on Bethany Harvey: game designer, awesome player, and game facilitator for the Gauntlet.

Show Notes:
00:00:51 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Spacewurm vs Moonicorn
00:11:22 - Bethany's Games Played and their Spotlight - Extreme Meatpunks Forever
00:20:51 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Before the Endgame

Second Segment -
00:35:33 - Bethany discusses Unincorporated

Giving Me Life
00:46:50 - Sherri is loving her return to Diablo III
00:48:31 - Bethany is rediscovering Pokemon Go!
00:49:18 - Lowell is enjoying deep-diving Glorantha community content PDFs

Bethany's Itch store: https://bethanyharvey.itch.io/
Before the Endgame: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/age-of-ravens-before-the-endgame

Feb 17, 2021

Jammi and Sherri bring on Shane, an amazing GM on the Gauntlet.

Show Notes:
00:01:37 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Brinkwood Legacy
00:13:45 - Shane's Games Played and her Spotlight - Naked City Blues
00:19:18 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Gauntlet Book Club

Second Segment -
00:31:51 -  Shane discusses her resolution to run games by trans and non-binary designers in 2021!

Giving Me Life
00:43:30 - Sherri is into the new Saved by the Bell
00:45:36 - Shane is baking!
00:46:36 - Jammi is enjoying Dragon Age Origins on the new XBox Series X

Jan 25, 2021

Lowell and Rich chat about how Gauntlet network podcasts are produced, with tips for future guests, and real nitty-gritty process talk for folks who might want to edit a podcast on their own!

Show Notes:
0:02:48 - Preparing to record your audio
0:11:38 - Next steps after recording
0:14:05 - The production process begins
0:15:46 - Compress Dynamics 1.2.6, a miraculous tool
0:17:59 - Noise Reduction, a lifesaver
0:19:26 - Cleaning your audio, a slow but necessary step
0:23:08 - Audio editing: listen, cut, move, and mark
0:30:31 - The Tom trick
0:31:36 - Reaction staggering
0:32:24 - Lowell's Q&A on some common production problems
0:38:27 - How to train your ear for audio production

An article on the Audacity effect called Compress Dynamics 1.2.6
https://theaudacitytopodcast.com/chriss-dynamic-compressor-plugin-for-audacity/

Transom website Technique articles:
https://transom.org/topics/techniques/

Dec 29, 2020

Lowell, Jammi, Rich, and Sherri discuss their year in gaming and choose their Favorite Games of the Year, along with copious submissions from the Gauntlet community!

Show Notes:
0:04:12 - Lowell's Favorite Games of the Year
0:11:30 - Favorite Games from community members: Horst, Maria, Gerrit, and Blake
0:17:56 - Jammi's Favorite Games of the Year
0:27:31 - Favorite Games from community members: Rye, Alun, Will, and David Walker
0:37:41 - Rich's Favorite Games of the Year
0:46:52 - Favorite Games from community members: Lloyd, Alexi, Dan, and David Morrison
0:58:27 - Sherri's Favorite Games of the Year
1:06:51 - Favorite Games from community members: Darold, Rach, Jesse, and Jim
1:18:07 - Final Thoughts from Lowell, Jammi, Rich, and Sherri

Dec 17, 2020

Lowell and Sherri bring on Gerrit Reininghaus.

Show Notes:
00:01:36 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Academy of the Blade for Hearts of Wulin
00:12:11 - Gerrit's Games Played and his Spotlight - Radio Silence
00:27:39- Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - The Droids, a The Skeletons reskin

Second Segment -
00:39:16 -  Gerrit discusses LAOGs

Giving Me Life
00:54:50 - Sherri is loving playtests and playing hacks
00:55:55 - Gerrit is getting life from rebuilding after a fire
00:57:44 - Lowell is envigorated by Gauntlet community events recently

Gerrit's blog article on LAOGs: 
https://alles-ist-zahl.blogspot.com/2020/03/an-overview-of-existing-laogs-live.html
Gerrit's blog: www.alles-ist-zahl.de
Golden Cobra collection of LAOGs:
http://www.goldencobra.org/submissions2020.html
The LAOG manifesto: 
https://nordiclarp.org/2019/06/14/a-manifesto-for-laogs-live-action-online-games/
Facebook group for LAOGs: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiveActionOnlineGames/
Collection of LAOGs:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OV_URZQ04K5dzawYirTuE5jpDMfb2SI9_9CVfGc6sas/edit?fbclid=IwAR2x9EZSjoqMxqH_xd3dS-t9M5cSfp9ShmkBdjQBin2NtRFLlSA53jStylI#gid=0

Dec 3, 2020

Trophy RPG is now available for preorder! Check out the Trophy preorder store here.

In this special episode Trophy author Jesse Ross sits down with Trophy publisher Jason Cordova to announce the preorders, give an update on the state of the project, and talk about some of the additions and refinements that are being made to Trophy since it was originally released in Codex. 

More links:

To keep the discussion going, join us on the Trophy Discord server! 

Check out The Trophy Podcast!

Nov 25, 2020

Lowell and Sherri bring on Leah Sargeant of Cloven Pine Games.

Show Notes:
00:01:08 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Yokai Hunters Society
00:13:34 - Leah's Games Played and her Spotlight - Back Again from the Broken Land
00:21:55- Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Shattered City

Second Segment -
00:36:15 -  Leah discusses customized conditions

Giving Me Life
00:48:43 - Sherri is loving Ancient Detective
00:50:42 - Leah has a baby and digs Forged in Fire
00:52:08 - Lowell is playing Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon

Yokai Hunter Society can be found here: https://punkpadour.itch.io/yokai-hunter
Gourdian Not: A Yokai Hunters Society Scenario from The Gauntlet Blog
Follow Cloven Pine Games on Twitter @ClovenPineGames
Find their products here: ​https://cloven-pine-games.itch.io/

Nov 13, 2020
Lowell and Jammi bring on Dan Brown

Show Notes:
00:01:06 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Teenage Wasteland
00:14:04 - Dan's Games Played and his Spotlight - My Partner, the Ghost
00:26:24- Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Fate of Cthulhu

Second Segment -
00:40:29 -  Dan discusses making Buddy or Partner RPGs

Giving Me Life
00:51:37 - Jammi is getting life (again) from Dragon Age: Inquisition
00:53:18 - Dan is geeking out on cookbooks (Milk Street: Tuesday Nights)
00:55:26 - Lowell is digging the Great Courses The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

Dan Brown- Cosmic Beagle Games- https://cosmicbeagle.itch.io/
Oct 30, 2020

Sherri and Jammi bring on Sam Zimmerman of Typhos Games

Show Notes:
00:00:34 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Teens in Space
00:12:22 - Sam's Games Played and his Spotlight - For the Honor
00:21:49- Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Brinkwood Refuge

Second Segment -
00:39:45 - Belonging Outside Belonging design and play thoughts from Sam and Jammi

Giving Me Life
01:02:15 - Sherri is enjoying her new tarot deck
01:03:08 - Sam is loving No Man's Sky
01:04:06 - Jammi is digging Emmymade in Japan

+1 Forward's Summer BoB Series: 
https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/belonging-outside-belonging-series.html
You can find Sam's Itch store here:
https://typhosgames.itch.io/

Oct 22, 2020

​Lowell and Rich bring on Mark Causey, community member and brilliant player.

Show Notes:
00:01:26 - Rich's Games Played and his Spotlight - Before the Rebellion
00:18:15 - Mark's Games Played and their Spotlight - Comrades
00:30:54- Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight -  Karanduun: Make God Bleed

Second Segment -
00:45:35 - Mark discusses romance in RPGs

Giving Me Life
00:55:30 - Rich is binging all the video content on DCU before it goes away!
00:57:13 - Mark is digging a Vampire: the Masquerade visual novel or two
00:58:31 - Lowell is having fun editing the audio of his Star Trek Adventures Express sessions

Sep 30, 2020

Sherri and Lowell bring on David Walker, a staunch community member, Super GM, and game hacker.

Show Notes:
00:00:51 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Free from the Yoke - Rokugan hack
00:13:25 - Dave's Games Played and his Spotlight - Labyrinth
00:23:36 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Leverage

Second Segment -
00:39:26 - Dave talks about "hard hacking and rolling your own games"

Giving Me Life
00:53:33 - Sherri is relaxing into more cozy games
00:55:04 - Dave is not walking off the Staged show on Netflix
00:56:31 - Lowell is enjoying old Star Trek comics on Comixology

Sep 11, 2020

Jammi and Lowell bring on Darold Ross, author and gamer

Show Notes:
00:01:35 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Better the Devil Who Serves You
00:14:25 - Darold's Games Played and his Spotlight - Chekhov Society
00:27:48 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Vaesen

Second Segment -
00:38:46 - Darold talks about his game in development - Blood Ties

Giving Me Life
00:49:48 - Jammi is digging some slice-of-life anime
00:50:58 - Darold is reading lots of male-male romance novels
00:52:00 - Lowell is enjoying Judgment, a spinoff video game from the Yakuza series

Darold's story "Ripper in Red" https://www.amazon.com/Ripper-Red-Stitchers-Darold-Ross-ebook/dp/B08H1G9MVX​

Aug 31, 2020

Jammi and Lowell bring on Maria of Sword Prince Games.

Show Notes:
00:00:49 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Hearts of Wulin, Supernatural playset
00:13:34 - Maria's Games Played and her Spotlight - Waiting Room
00:24:28 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Mage: the Ascension PbtA

Second Segment -
00:34:56 - Maria talks about her games in development that you can find on her Patreon or itch store.

Giving Me Life
00:44:43 - Jammi is getting life from Sailor Moon
00:45:43 - Maria is obsessed with Duntame (sp) and the webtoon Let's Play
00:47:51 - Lowell's loving odd high school anime shows

Maria's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mariamison
Maria's Itch Store: https://mariabumby.itch.io/

Aug 16, 2020

Sherri and Jammi gab with Rich about games and Star Wars gaming, too.

Show Notes:
00:00:52 - Sherri's  Games Played and her Spotlight - Traverser
00:11:12   - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Fellowship 2nd edition
00:23:04 - Rich's Games Played and his Spotlight - Rust Hulks

Second Segment -
00:38:23 -  Rich chats with Jammi and Sherri about "Star Wars Saturdays," his ongoing anthology campaign to play as many RPGs in the Star Wars setting as possible.

Giving Me Life
00:47:24 - Rich had fun playing Truth or Drink in a Dungeon World Duet game with his wife!
00:49:06 - Sherri has been enjoying the What Ifs between game sessions
00:50:11 - Jammi is digging alt-universe character story ideas

Jul 20, 2020

Rich brings on Alexi, Chris, Jim, and Sawyer: four GMs and players in a Gauntlet community special project called Gauntlet Comics to talk about the project and our Summertime Crossover Event!

Show Notes:
00:05:59 - What is Gauntlet Comics?
00:14:27 - How do Gauntlet Comics GMs onboard new folks?
00:21:10 - How do we handle returning players?
00:24:38 - The Gauntlet Comics Summertime Crossover!
00:31:44 - What's Next for Gauntlet Comics?

Giving Me Life
00:39:27 - Sawyer has been loving Into the Badlands and Mad Max: Fury Road, so they're making some Apocalypse Wuxia for an upcoming Gauntlet game series!
00:40:12 -  Alexi is enjoying a Legend of Korra rewatch
00:40:56 - Chris is loving Matha Wells' Murderboy Diaries series
00:41:43 -  Jim gives a strong recommendation for the TV show Lucifer (now on Netflix!)
00:43:45 - Rich is getting life from uniform numbers (no, really)
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Gauntlet Comics Wiki:
https://gauntletcomics.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page

Jim Likes Games' site:
https://jimlikesgames.com/

Alexi's Cloven Pine Games Itch Page:
https://cloven-pine-games.itch.io/

Sawyer's Itch Page:
https://ferretheim-games.itch.io/

Sawyer's DriveThru RPG selections can be found here:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12534/Ferretheim-Games

Jul 8, 2020

Lowell and Sherri welcome Sawyer Rankin of Ferretheim Games to the podcast.

Show Notes:
00:00:47 - Sherri's  Games Played and her Spotlight - Hearts & Souls
00:11:44 - Sawyer's Games Played and their Spotlight - Monsterhearts 2 and Dark Americana
00:20:08 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Agon

Second Segment -
00:30:41 -  Sawyer discusses Monsterhearts 2 Skin Overlays, a project they're developing for release soon

Giving Me Life
00:38:45 - Sherri is enjoying My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
00:41:11 - Sawyer is back into the Playstation... One? and Tecmo's Deception
00:42:34 - Lowell is into Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Sawyer's Itch Page:
https://ferretheim-games.itch.io/

Sawyer's DriveThru RPG selections can be found here:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12534/Ferretheim-Games

Jun 12, 2020

Sherri and Jammi welcome Spencer Starke to the podcast.

Show Notes:
00:51 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Through a Mirror Darkly
10:04 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Power Beyond Doubt
26:05 - Spencer's Games Played and his Spotlight - Alice is Missing

Giving Me Life
48:01 - Jammi is chomping their fun with the video game Maneater, a Shark RPG
49:24 - Spencer really enjoys the Parcast Podcast Network lineup of shows
50:47 - Sherri is getting her life back once her big work project ends soon!

Jen's Patreon (for free Power Beyond Doubt playtest materials):
https://www.patreon.com/halcycat

Alice is Missing is live on Kickstarter right now!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huntersbooks/alice-is-missing-a-silent-role-playing-game

May 26, 2020

Leah and Alexi Sargeant are our special guests!

Show Notes:
00:47 - Alexi's Games Played and his Spotlight - Checkpoint Midnight
10:01 - Leah's Games Played and her Spotlight - Apocalypse Keys
18:15 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Star Trek Adventures (Express)

Middle Segments -
28:55 - Alexi talks about speedy character creation and discovering characters during play
36:54 - Leah discusses high concept Masks games

Giving Me Life
46:28 - Alexi is excited about Magic the Gathering's Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
47:13 -  Leah is enjoying Robin Sloan’s video game development diary (https://www.robinsloan.com/overworld/)
49:01 - Lowell is digging back into Persona 3 Portable

Cloven Pine Games Itch store:
https://cloven-pine-games.itch.io/

May 12, 2020

Alun Rees is our special guest!

Show Notes:
01:22 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Girl by Moonlight
15:17 -  Alun's Games Played and his Spotlight - Hit the Streets: Defend the Block
29:10 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Goblin Court

40:31 - Middle Segment - Playing to Lose and Putting on the Brakes

Giving Me Life
56:58 -  Jammi loves Final Fantasy VII remake
58:36 - Alun is getting life from the positive coverage for essential workers
59:32 - Lowell is getting life from POD WoD books 

Alun's Itch store:
https://gallusgames.itch.io/

Goblin Court: https://besw.itch.io/goblin-court

Girl by Moonlight: https://www.evilhat.com/home/girl-by-moonlight/

Apr 27, 2020

Show Notes:
01:04 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Neo Shinobi Vendetta
12:09 -  Rich's Games Played and his Spotlight - Secret Science Sewer Siblings
21:02 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Hearts of Wulin with Courtly rules

30:40 - Second Segment - Tips and Tricks for moving your face-to-face TTRPG online

Giving Me Life
49:30 - Rich is getting life from Star Wars TV shows on Disney+
50:29 -  Jammi loves watching cooking shows online
54:25 - Lowell is digging recycling old NPC names

Apr 13, 2020

Show Notes:
00:47 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Apocalypse World: Burned Over
14:51 -  Tyler's Games Played and his Spotlight - Free from the Yoke
27:06 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - #iHunt

38:30 - Second Segment - Tyler talks about crunch in RPGs!

Giving Me Life
51:43 - Sherri found a decent buttercream frosting recipe
52:45 -  Tyler is getting life from Star Trek Picard
54:25 - Lowell is into Disgaea 5

Mar 23, 2020

Show Notes:
0:48 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Oathbreakers
12:43 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Brindlewood Bay
28:19 - Robert's Games Played and his Spotlight - Working for the Corp

38:40 - Second Segment - Robert discusses his project to list all the Solo and Duet RPGs!
Find his lists linked on his Twitter account: @LarkBrigade

Giving Me Life
51:22 - Jammi is obsessed with the Hellboy comics
52:26 - Robert is back into Star Trek
53:27 - Sherri is hyped for Animal Crossing and Persona 5 Royal

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