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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

Jun 27, 2021

Jammi, Sherri, and Lowell bring on Rich and a special guest - Greg Gelder to celebrate 200 episodes, and discuss "how to be the best player you can be."

Show Notes:
00:03:01 - Lowell's Topic #1
00:07:32 - Jammi's Topic #1
00:15:38 - Greg's Topic #1
00:21:13 - Sherri's Topic #1
00:28:44 - Rich's Topic #1
00:37:12 - Lowell's Topic #2
00:45:45 - Jammi's Topic #2
00:50:07 - Greg's Topic #2
00:55:37 - Sherri's Topic #2
01:02:02 - Rich's Topic #2

Giving Me Life
01:08:15 - Jammi adores a special picture
01:09:22 - Greg is into indie wargames
01:11:04 - Sherri is loving salsa
01:12:04 - Rich has been searching for a PS5
01:14:38 - Lowell is tickled by Cruella's backstory

May 26, 2021

Sherri and Lowell welcome their co-host Jammi to talk through their new Kickstarter!

Show Notes:
00:00:44 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Ryuutama
00:11:03 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - The Veil: Inheritance

Second Segment -
00:23:28 - Jammi talks about their Kickstarter for Once More Into the Void!

Giving Me Life
00:46:30 - Lowell is enjoying Can't Slow Down, an audiobook
00:47:43 - Jammi is geeking out over a Tarot of the Divine deck
00:49:33 - Sherri is loving new Forged in the Dark games in development

The Once More Into the Void kickstarter can be found here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Jagash/once-more-into-the-void

May 11, 2021

Sherri and Lowell bring on Oli Jeffrey of Sinister Beard Games.

Show Notes:
00:00:48 - Sherri's Games Played and her Spotlight - Neon City Overdrive
00:13:34 - Oli's Games Played and his Spotlight - Thirsty Sword Lesbians
00:25:30 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Kingdom 2nd ed. 

Second Segment -
00:39:35 - Oli talks about Extreme Meatpunks Forever, the video game and the tabletop RPG coming to Kickstarter in June! check out meatpunksrpg.com

Giving Me Life
00:53:28 - Sherri is playing Monster Hunter Rise and loving it so much!
00:54:47 - Oli is digging the Pitch Meetings videos on Screen Rant
00:56:40 - Lowell is enjoying Studson Studio, a maker's YouTube channel

Studson Studio 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6u6uY4VbvuNtU0BU7F9olw
Screen Rant Pitch Meetings
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL--PgETgAz5FGoatB9KQzbnpv0bgZqU2l

Apr 21, 2021

Jammi and Lowell bring on Danielle B from the Gauntlet community.

Show Notes:
00:01:27 - Jammi's Games Played and their Spotlight - Under Hollow Hills
00:17:12 - Danielle's Games Played and her Spotlight - Iron Edda
00:32:11 - Lowell's Games Played and his Spotlight - Last Fleet

Second Segment -
00:45:51 - Danielle talks about her gaming during the pandemic

Giving Me Life
00:54:36 - Jammi dove back into the Mummy movie series
00:55:30 - Danielle is happy with Hello, It's Me, a K-Drama on Netflix
00:57:12 - Lowell is enjoying the Teespring Gauntlet MERCH!

You can follow Danielle B. on Twitter - @Builtahouse
The Gauntlet Merch Store - https://my-store-11485297.creator-spring.com/

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​

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