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This is a podcast about tabletop roleplaying games. We cover the indie scene, story games, and the OSR.

This is a podcast about tabletop roleplaying games. We cover the indie scene, story games, and the OSR.
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This is a podcast about tabletop roleplaying games. We cover the indie scene, story games, and the OSR.




The Witcher Pen & Paper, All Systems Nominal, The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

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...


Dead and Forgotten Games

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 Our Patreon Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG


The Between, Big Bad Con 2018, Thousand Arrows, Girl Underground

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 Our...


Orun with Misha Bushyager

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 Our website Our Patreon Follow us...


Queering Games

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


Cthulhu Dark: Pizza Time!, Monsterhearts 2: Once Again, We Return, Scum & Villainy

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 Our...


Codex Volume 1 Kickstarter Special

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!


GM Masterclass 04 - Hard Sell Players

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...


Tales From the Loop, Don't Rest Your Head, The Election of the Wine Queen

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...


Prism with Whitney Delaglio

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...


The Green Law of Varkith, Veil 2020: Land of the Free

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 Our Patreon Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG


Flotsam: Adrift Amongst the Stars with Josh Fox

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\_search&result=project&term=flotsam Our website Our Patreon Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG


Hearts of Wulin, The Between

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 Our Patreon Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG


Sean Nittner

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...


Dead Friend, Pasión de las Pasiones, Midnight at the Oasis

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 Our...


Middle Eastern Themes in Gaming, Tall Pines, Sea of Man

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 Our...


GM Masterclass 03 - "Behind the Scenes"

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 Our...


Open Table Play, Worlds of Adventure, Carcosa Hexcrawl

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


GM Masterclass 02

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...


Hearts of Wulin, Lord Scurlock, Mercy Falls '83

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.