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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.

    2022 Favorite Games of the Year

    2022 Favorite Games of the Year

    Lowell brings on all the Gauntlet hosts to discuss their favorite games of 2022, plus submissions from across the Gauntlet community!

    Show Notes:
    00:08:45 - Shane's Favorite Games of the Year
    00:19:45 - Community Member Selections
    00:32:38 - Rae's Favorite Games of the Year
    00:44:09 - Community Member Selections
    00:56:54 - David's Favorite Games of the Year
    01:06:22 - Community Member Selections
    01:19:50 - Sherri's Favorite Games of the Year
    01:31:36 - Community Member Selections
    01:44:08 - Lowell's Favorite Games of the Year
    01:52:10 - Community Member Selections

    Favorites

    Alice is Missing
    https://www.huntersentertainment.com/alice-is-missing

    Apocalypse Keys
    https://evilhat.com/product/apocalypse-keys/

    Be Like a Crow
    https://www.criticalkit.co.uk/collections/be-like-a-crow

    The Between
    https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/the-between.html

    Bloodclotte
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/404989/Bloodclotte

    Brindlewood Bay
    https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/brindlewood-bay.html

    Delta Green
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/236576/Delta-Green-The-RolePlaying-Game

    Eotenweard
    Still in development

    Fallout (2d20)
    https://www.modiphius.net/en-us/pages/falloutrpg

    Fellowship
    https://liberigothica.itch.io/fellowship-a-tabletop-adventure-game

    For the Queen
    https://evilhat.com/product/for-the-queen/

    Free from the Yoke
    https://ufopress.co.uk/free-from-the-yoke/

    the girlfriend of my girlfriend is my friend
    https://stargazersasha.itch.io/girlfriend

    Godbound
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/185960/Godbound-A-Game-of-Divine-Heroes-Deluxe-Edition

    Heaven is Here (If You Want It)
    https://temporalhiccup.itch.io/heaven-is-here

    Hillfolk
    https://pelgranepress.com/hillfolk/

    Long Time Listener, Last Time Caller
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/236713/Long-Time-Listener-Last-Time-Caller

    Ma Nishtana: Why Is This Night Different?
    https://manishtana.itch.io/ma-nishtana-rpg

    Molotov College
    https://aryl-ether.itch.io/molotov-college

    Night Witches
    https://bullypulpitgames.com/products/night-witches

    Roomates Wanted (a Trophy Dark incursion)
    https://darkliquid.itch.io/roommates-wanted
    https://trophyrpg.com/

    Stonetop
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1735046512/stonetop

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

    Urban Shadows 2nd Edition
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magpiegames/urban-shadows-second-edition

    Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition
    https://renegadegamestudios.com/vampire-the-masquerade-5th-ed-core-rulebook/

    The Veil: Iterations (based on The Veil)
    https://samjokopublishing.com/products/the-veil-cyberpunk-ttrpg


    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

    The Gauntlet Welcome Videos
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL26DVDSsqVz7mJzSTvQyuntSumuKN_57g

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Songs for the Dusk, Roommates Wanted, Stonetop

    Songs for the Dusk, Roommates Wanted, Stonetop

    Lowell and Shane bring on Mads - performer and game facilitator

    Show Notes:
    00:01:56 - Shane's Games Played and Spotlight - Songs for the Dusk
    00:14:06 - Mads' Games Played and Spotlight - Roommates Wanted
    00:26:43 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Stonetop

    Second Segment
    00:40:25 - Mads talks about using two different games to tell one bigger story

    Giving Me Life
    00:54:31 - Shane discusses the novel Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh
    00:55:51 - Mads finds joy and confidence in current gaming opportunities, future gaming opportunities, and a new job
    00:58:50 - Lowell revels in well-timed changes and rebuilding the Age of Ravens blog

    Games and resources discussed in this episode:

    Songs for the Dusk
    https://yrgirlkv.itch.io/songsforthedusk

    Roommates Wanted (a Trophy Dark incursion)
    https://darkliquid.itch.io/roommates-wanted

    Stonetop
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1735046512/stonetop

    Heroes of the Hearth (available in the Seven Wonders anthology)
    https://pelgranepress.com/product/seven-wonders/

    Venture (available in the Venture & Dungeon set)
    https://metagame.itch.io/vendun

    For the Queen
    https://evilhat.com/product/for-the-queen/

    Hillfolk
    https://pelgranepress.com/hillfolk/

    i'm sorry did you say street magic
    https://seaexcursion.itch.io/street-magic

    Thirsty Sword Lesbians
    https://evilhat.com/product/thirsty-sword-lesbians/

    Monsterhearts
    https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/monsterhearts

    World of Dungeons
    https://johnharper.itch.io/world-of-dungeons

    The Between
    https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/the-between.html

    Brindlewood Bay
    https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/brindlewood-bay.html

    Microscope
    https://lamemage.com/microscope/

    Kingdom
    https://lamemage.com/kingdom/

    Agon
    http://www.agon-rpg.com/

    World Wide Wrestling
    https://ndpdesign.com/wwwrpg

    Monster of the Week
    https://evilhat.com/product/monster-of-the-week/

    Paranormal Inc.
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/363563/Paranormal-Inc

    Lapvona
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/690279/lapvona-by-ottessa-moshfegh/

    Age of Ravens Games
    https://www.ageofravensgames.com/

    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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Sneak Preview: The Darkened Threshold

    Sneak Preview: The Darkened Threshold

    The Darkened Threshold is a new podcast from The Gauntlet, coming in 2023! This is a sneak preview of the first episode; the show will launch with its own feed in late December. In the meantime, join us on The Gauntlet Discord server to discuss all things Brindlewood Bay & The Between.

    • 40 min
    Dune, The Between, Fading Suns

    Dune, The Between, Fading Suns

    Lowell and Sherri bring on José - Gauntlet player and facilitator

    Show Notes:
    00:01:31 - Sherri's Games Played and Spotlight - Dune 2d20
    00:13:50 - José's Games Played and Spotlight - The Between
    00:24:08 - Lowell's Games Played and Spotlight - Fading Suns: Pax Alexius

    Second Segment
    00:39:28 - José examines what's fun for him about storytelling in games

    Giving Me Life
    00:54:40 - Sherri enjoys the video game expansion Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
    00:56:02 - José finds connections in nail-painting, binge-watches the show Schitt's Creek, and rereads the comic series The Sandman
    00:57:29 - Lowell celebrates some of his favorite Shudder selections, particularly the documentary Queer for Fear.

    Games discussed in this episode:

    Dune: Adventures in the Imperium
    https://www.modiphius.net/en-us/pages/discover-dune-roleplaying-game

    The Between
    https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/the-between.html

    Fading Suns
    https://ulisses-us.com/games/fadingsuns/

    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

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    • 1 hr
    Talking Legacy: Life Among the Ruins

    Talking Legacy: Life Among the Ruins

    This is the audio from a talk by Lowell Francis about Legacy: Life Among the Ruins, a PbtA game of post-apocalyptic families and factions. Lowell (@edige23 on Twitter) walks through the facets of the game giving advice and insight, with feedback and questions from the seminar participants.
    Resources
    Talk Outline https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vK1SRtRdzGplWaYzNnV4Tjp338TPhirc9mfehJ35yjU/edit?usp=sharing
    Example Character Keeper https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17n0XnLgmiuURhjJzTQhVoJ7KY2kLSuqz9s6c5Guv7ZM/edit?usp=sharing
    Sample Map https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1zvNuu7WdtHXi9trLPZa1cROSMhV_kOPG9mEwWbqCofY/edit?usp=sharing
    World Building: Collaborative Maps https://www.ageofravensgames.com/blog/world-building-collaborative-maps
    Legacy: System Guide for New Players https://www.ageofravensgames.com/blog/legacy-system-guide-for-new-players
    UFO Press

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Running TTRPG Mysteries

    Running TTRPG Mysteries

    This is the audio of a seminar by ENnie winner Lowell Francis, ageofravensgames.com, talking about planning and running TTRPG mysteries. It's about 60 of talk followed by a Q&A. Lowell talks about his approach and best practices for running mysteries in rpgs. Topics include:
    Kinds of mysteries (set, set variable, improv) Plotting mysteries The power of the timeline Info handling Keeping players involved Table management and more. You can find an outline of the talk here. 

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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Great rpg discussion

Really one of my favourite gaming podcasts. Listening to gamers talk critically but enthusiastically and happily about a wide range of games is consistently exciting and delightful. LOTS of inspiration for games I wanna run here, as well as great ideas to steal for games I’m already running.

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