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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.

    Macchiato Monsters, Monsterhearts, Red Carnations on a Black Grave

    Macchiato Monsters, Monsterhearts, Red Carnations on a Black Grave

    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

    • 57 min
    The Sprawl, Girl Underground, Balikbayan

    The Sprawl, Girl Underground, Balikbayan

    @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

    • 55 min
    Burning Hearts Forever, Spirit of '77, The Fall of Delta Green

    Burning Hearts Forever, Spirit of '77, The Fall of Delta Green

    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

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    • 52 min
    Brindlewood Bay Kickstarter Special

    Brindlewood Bay Kickstarter Special

    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

    • 46 min
    Masks, The Girlfriend of My Girlfriend Is My Friend, The Twilight Throne

    Masks, The Girlfriend of My Girlfriend Is My Friend, The Twilight Throne

    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 F*****G 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

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bluebeard's Bride, Pictures in an Exhibition, Monster Care Squad

    Bluebeard's Bride, Pictures in an Exhibition, Monster Care Squad

    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/

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
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58 Ratings

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Gauntlet Con 2019

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RPG heaven: So. Many. Games.

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