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Gauntlet Hangouts

+Lowell Francis and I have been spearheading an effort to grow the Gauntlet Hangouts calendar this year, and the results have been fantastic. If you haven't given Gauntlet Hangouts a look in awhile, or perhaps you've never heard of it at all, I strongly recommend taking a look at the link below. We have 214 sessions scheduled through August (and we have barely started with August). Our community takes the act of playing ttrpgs very seriously. We teach each other, we support each other, we celebrate each other. Our open table play culture is all about creating space for new people to get involved; you never have to have experience with a particular game, and you can attend even if you can only make a session or two. And if you have no experience with online gaming? Doesn't matter–we want you here. You'll get up to speed very quickly with a group of fabulous people who will support you the whole way!

The time to get involved with Gauntlet Hangouts is right now. On July 1st, we're making more of the coveted $7 Patreon spots available. Those spots give you RSVP priority to new games posted to the Gauntlet Hangouts calendar (in addition to the other benefits of Patreon membership). In the meantime, check out the games being played (bold entries still have space):

1%er: Hounds of the Moon, Santa Juanita Chapter
Dungeon World (Spanish Language)
Band of Blades
Battle Between the Worlds: Swan Song
Beyond the Wall: Caverns of Thracia
Blades in the Dark
Blades in the Dark: Iruvia
Bluebeard’s Bride
The Big H
Colony Farout (Playtest)
Dawg the RPG: The Terrifying Tomb of Ankhatton
Deeper in Dolmenwood
Demihumans (Playtest)
Don’t Rest Your Head: Postcards from the Mad City
Dream Apart
Dream Askew
Dungeon World: Beneath Cartannah
Dungeon World: Darú, Tün Vareg
Dungeon World: Gaunt Marches (Two Groups, Long Campaign)
Dungeon World: Green Law of Varkith
Dungeonhearts: Youth on the Borderland
Dungeon World: The Wall
Dungeon World: Cold Ruins of Last Life
Epyllion
Fall of Magic
Fellowship
Gauntlet League Wrestling: Road Tour
Gauntlet League Wrestling: Season Three
Love & Justice
Hack the Planet: Shifting
Hack the Planet: The Blue Oolong
Hack the Planet: The Constant Gardeners
Hell or High Water (Playtest)
Monster of the Week: Agents of FAUST
Masks: A New Generation
Midnight at the Oasis
Monster of the Week: Big Business
Monster of the Week: Halloween: Halloween
Monster of the Week: Liquid Satan
Monsterhearts 2: Ballhir
Monsterhearts 2: Emerald City Drama Club
Monsterhearts 2: Goodnight Children, Everywhere
Monsterhearts 2: Once Again, We Return
Monsterhearts 2: Santa Teresa Confidential
Nahual (Playtest)
Night Witches
Pasión de las Pasiones: Love in a Time of Rebellion
Polaris
PsiRun
Rhapsody of Blood: Creeping Darkness
Sea of Stars: Revolutions (Long Campaign)
Shock
Spire: Blood & Dust
ViewScream
Hutt Cartel
Tall Pines
The Between (Playtest, Multiple)
The Final Girl: Final Girl in SPACE!!!
The King is Dead
The Tears of the Gods
The Veil
The Veil: Melodie
Urban Shadows (German language)
Veil 2020: Land of the Free
Velvet Glove: Down by the Disco
Whitehack: The Gardens of Ynn
World of Dungeons: Fuck for Satan
World of Dungeons: The Golden Poppy Trading Co.
World of Dungeons: Tomb of Horrors
Worlds of Adventure: Grim Hunt
You, Me, and the Zombie (Playtest)

To see the full slate of events and RSVP, go here (pro tip: click on All Events Info to see the events in a handy table form):
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/events

To be notified when new events hit the calendar, join the Gauntlet Hangouts G+ Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/116329047011220562548

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments!

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Fellowship, Beyond the Wall, The Veil, Impulse Drive, Epyllion, Damn the Man, Save the Music!, Blades in the Dark, Hack the Planet, Urban Shadows, Monsterhearts 2, MotW, Battle Between Worlds, The Black Hack, World Wide Wrestling, Cthulhu Dark, and an online LARP.

That's the list of rpg actual plays Gauntlet Hangouts posted just this week. As always +Rob Abrazado does an amazing job of putting the list together. I mean, look at that line-up. It's crazy.

If you're curious about the community check it out at gauntlet-rpg.com.
Greetings, and welcome to the weekly Gauntlet Hangouts video roundup! Don't miss any of the great sessions in the updated playlists and video links below.

Star Wars Saturday

- Impulse Drive (Session 4 of 4), +Richard Rogers runs for +blaise hebert, +Lowell Francis, +Mathias Belger, and +Steve Moore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynKjOXvMe8w&list=PL26DVDSsqVz5DhRsMVdHOXW7vVWM8Z6qs&index=19

TGI Thursday

- Epyllion (Session 1 of 3), +Lowell Francis runs for +JM Campbell, +Maria Rivera, and +steven watkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL6228yAnR0&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4nuyR6rcX5rq2zPqAJCgOU

Gauntlet Quarterly

- Blades in the Dark: Iruvia (Session 10), +Lowell Francis runs for +Darren Brockes, +Dylan Ross, +Fraser Simons, and +Auzumel S: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8cq5V9z4mw&list=PL26DVDSsqVz5lt-PX9thyzW4IWsu4K5h1&index=13

Gauntlet League Wrestling

- Gauntlet League Wrestling: Road Tour (Session 1 of 3), +Lowell Francis runs for +David LaFreniere, +Matt Minus, +Mikael Tysvær, +Patrick Knowles, +Paul Staxx Spraget, and +Ryan McNeil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cID1s2Nst7c&index=23&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4TVoi8T--f_OBe18xNpUFq

LAOG - Live Action Online Games

This game features two separate, simultaneous streams between which the players move back and forth!

- End Game, +Gerrit Reininghaus runs for +Lauren McManamon, +Mathias Belger, +Mikael Tysvær, +Tomer Gurantz, and +Tyler Lominack:
Social Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-dvXr4itUo
Game Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dBTXz0NBuY

Gauntlet Hangouts

- Cthulhu Dark: Harlem Unbound: Dreams and Broken Wings, +Jason Cordova runs for +Fraser Simons, +Michael G. Barford, and +Paul Staxx Spraget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WpZ6GYQqjg

- The Black Hack: Anomalous Subsurface Environment (Sessions 2 and 3 of 4), +Shane Liebling runs for +Fraser Simons, +Jason Cordova, +Jason Tocci, +Logan Howard, +Maria Rivera, and +Richard Ruane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P-kKxUnB8Y&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4lxpoNDwN9x76khnf2M8l-&index=13

- Hack The Planet: Shifter Crew: The Streamers (Sessions 8 and 9), +Fraser Simons runs for +Alex McManamon, +Asher Silberman, +Bryan Lotz, +Christo Meid, +Darren Brockes, and +Lauren McManamon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Rhn7INC-Q&index=23&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4Daw9C-z4XetSRBpQCwdtV

- Monster of the Week: Agents of Faust (Session 1 of 13), +Paul Edson runs for +Agatha, +gerwyn walters, +Horst Wurst, +JM Campbell, and +Richard Rogers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hurxmiFSXLM&index=6&list=PL26DVDSsqVz7ABJ83FTe7rYJph97_gJgp

- Battle Between the Worlds: Sidereal Tenets (Session 4 of 4), +Maria Rivera runs for +Chris Newton, +Micki Bradley, and +Zachary W: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9St_Njf1cE&index=4&list=PL26DVDSsqVz79FvReeOwWX629A5dR7bYT

- Monsterhearts 2: Goodnight Children, Everywhere (Session 1 of 4), +gerwyn walters runs for +Ryan McNeil, +Sara McMillen, and +Victor Wyatt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxIew-vTrM0&index=5&list=PL26DVDSsqVz5-nYhTTBZRVEDh_mjS-_OF

- [DEUTSCH] Urban Shadows: Urbane Schatten Münchens (Session 1 von 4), +Mathias Belger leitet eine Session für +Horst Wurst, +Thorsten Panknin, und +Tina Trillitzsch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ZhBkEAO_Q&list=PL26DVDSsqVz7DCSAdygIss1N-X61Az91B

- Damn the Man, Save the Music!, +Mikael Tysvær runs for +Ryan Windeknecht, +Sabine V, and +Tina Trillitzsch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riWgSTeP82I

- Hack The Planet: Wired Crew: Blue Oolong (Session 11), +Fraser Simons runs for +Bryan Lotz, +Jesse Larimer, +Lauren McManamon, and +Patrick Knowles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7rUoYHBwlI&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4Daw9C-z4XetSRBpQCwdtV&index=12

- Veil 2020: Land of the Free (Session 1), +Fraser Simons runs for +Alex McManamon, +Darren Brockes, +Edward Hickcox, +Lauren McManamon, and +Sidney Icarus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr13_CTDdVM&list=PL26DVDSsqVz74W73i-OSQP2-6y8fkuWkf

- Beyond the Wall: Caverns of Thracia (Session 1 of 4), +Richard Ruane runs for +Bethany H, +Brian Wille, +Keith Martin, +Larry S, and +Ryan Windeknecht: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcVK9wV2g_c&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4ZzdwdKiA2vuPOI-7t1niF

- Fellowship, +Tyler Lominack runs for +Alex McManamon, +Hayley G, +Ryan McNeil, and +Sidney Icarus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-gu9QuuAMU

Check out all the great videos on The Gauntlet's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QoUve1LQHu_feDx0snd4w and don't forget to subscribe! Check out the playlists to catch up on all your favorite Gauntlet Hangouts games. To support The Gauntlet and Gauntlet Hangouts, please visit the Gauntlet Patreon at https://patreon.com/gauntlet where $7 and up patrons get priority RSVP for Gauntlet Hangouts games. Enjoy, and everyone have a great weekend!
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Hearts of Wulin & PdlP: Origins
A quick post about the games I'm taking to Origins Games on Demand. If you're going to the con, come by and check out GoD. I'm hoping to meet up with folks at the con and maybe get some pick-up sessions in

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Hearts of Wulin & PdlP: Origins
A quick post about the games I'm taking to Origins Games on Demand. If you're going to the con, come by and check out GoD. I'm hoping to meet up with folks at the con and maybe get some pick-up sessions in.
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Gauntlet League Wrestling
I have four sessions of World Wide Wrestling on the calendar for August. General RSVPs begin 6.11.18. These are Wednesday evenings EDT.

A new season opens with a struggle for power between The Mysterious Caestu Group and a Bleakwood newcomer. The promotion hunts for new blood, but old-timers may get one last shot at The Gauntlet too.

We will be playing WWW throughout Q3 2018. Come in any time, play whichever sessions you want, try it out! No experience necessary, rules will be taught in a friendly environment. If you’ve been curious about World Wide Wrestling, come in and try it out. It’s fun and furious for any and all. If you’ve played before, feel free to bring characters back. Sessions run between 2 1/2 – 3 hours.

https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LEAtSTbrPZf3PJBsMHm
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LEAuMN69Zgydqu4kYcw
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LEAuVwyAYprNhWByqlT
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LEAud1y3KeFiMr5yQ9-
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Band of Blades
I have four sessions of Band of Blades on the calendar for August. General RSVPs begin 6.8.18. These are Thursday evenings EDT.

Band of Blades is a dark military fantasy game based on Blades in the Dark. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged, but not required. Rules will be taught, however some familiarity with Blades in the Dark will be helpful. This is a potentially dark game, so be prepared for that tone and subject matter.

S1 https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LDvtSEXy2c92yf4M1RE
S2 https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LDvtg6wmbhj1kEaryNi
S3 https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LDvtp5d_MGcoqq-p-Hg
S4 https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-LDvu-j8Si8eBeLAh6Hl
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On Sad Puppies (and similar groups) DOXXing, and how normal professional protocols don't apply - re: Origins and Larry Correia

(Shared from Twitter because it's IMPORTANT, so sorry for spamming if you follow me here AND there)

When the decision to include Larry Correia was announced, there was swift backlash and some (including me) called for people to contact the GAMA point person to reverse this decision and shared her email to make it easy for people to do so. (Including me!)

I'm a content marketer, which is closely allied with social media marketing. In my world, sending grievances to social media is a good, actionable way to do things because social media comes with built-in metrics to quantify audience displeasure. So because the contact info shared was the organization's contact email, it seemed correct and appropriate to share that info when it came across my feed and urge people to act quickly. Because quick action was needed and warranted! HOWEVER.

What has since been pointed out to me is this: the media point person who was getting this traffic is a woman, and by directing traffic her way, a narrative has been set up for the Puppies that will hold HER responsible for the decision to uninvite Correia. Does that make sense? No, of course not. The media contact isn't responsible for GoH decisions. But do the Puppies care about that shit? Of course they don't. When have they ever let logic get in the way of harassing women? Never, that's when.

And honestly, given my EXTENSIVE experience with being harassed online, I'll admit that I should have realized this before sharing that info. But the problem is that professional standards from EVERY OTHER INDUSTRY just don't fucking apply to gaming, because it's such a tire fire. And there's like, what, 20 people making a full time living making tabletop roleplaying games? If I'm being WILDLY OPTIMISTIC? We all fucking have day jobs - so it's hard to keep expectations of what makes sense in the regular work world from coloring our approach to gaming. There's also a level of trauma and unpleasant history for many people who called for people to blast Origins; the idea of a con hosting a Puppy as a guest of honor is viscerally frightening when it's a con that you go to every year! Especially as a smaller regional con!

But we need to do a better job of making sure that we are airing complaints in ways that don't result in harm for women. The media point person doesn't deserve to be in the Puppies' cross-hairs, even if sharing her professional contact info put her there accidentally. Intent doesn't excuse outcome. I am pleased with the response from the community and the quickness of Origins' removal of Correia, we need to remember this and do better next time, because if safety comes at the cost of throwing someone under the bus, then we're not really safe.

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+Jeremy Friesen We had the final session of 13th Age this weekend, complete with a special guest appearance by The Duke. They got to 7th in about 12 months.
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Another week of +Rob Abrazado doing the amazing working of rounding up & posting all the Gauntlet play videos from the week. I have Blades in the Dark, Coriolis, and Pasión de las Pasiones games that's I recorded. But there's also Rebel Blackbird, 3:16, City of Mist, The Skeletons, and more.
Greetings, and welcome to the weekly Gauntlet actual play and video roundup! Don't miss any of the great new APs in the updated playlists and video links below.

Pocket-Sized Play

- Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls '83 (Session 10 of 11), +Jason Cordova runs for +Fraser Simons, +Gerrit Reininghaus, +Lauren McManamon, +Philipp Neitzel, and +Tomer Gurantz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BmnzyCAXjc&list=PL26DVDSsqVz5MUf2r-G6h6xTEf6KcWxs-&index=33

Star Wars Saturday

- Rebel Blackbird (Session 4 of 4), +Richard Rogers runs for +Jesse Ross, +Matt Wetherbee, +Michael G. Barford, and +Pawel Solowczuk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLXJ2mjnWkw&list=PL26DVDSsqVz5DhRsMVdHOXW7vVWM8Z6qs&index=14

Gauntlet Sunday

- Coriolis: The Third Horizon (Session 5 of 5), +Lowell Francis runs for +Christo Meid, +Fraser Simons, +Patrick Knowles, and +Auzumel S: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZA5rsOxN5I&index=6&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4lqL0-ydQHNgxjqdfi70_Y

TGI Thursday

- Pasión de las Pasiones: El Aroma Del Amor (Session 1 of 2), +Lowell Francis runs for +Hayley G, +Keith Stetson, +Maria Rivera, and +Michael G. Barford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r37nF7S7-oo&list=PL26DVDSsqVz7-UCnWlSoO7KmNLEghfH1F&index=2

Gauntlet Quarterly

- Blades in the Dark: Iruvia (Session 5), +Lowell Francis runs for +Fraser Simons, +Richard Rogers, +Auzumel S, and +Tyler Lominack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGmPQ34gQ0g&index=7&list=PL26DVDSsqVz5lt-PX9thyzW4IWsu4K5h1

Gauntlet City Limits

- The Bat Hack 2 (Session 3 of 3), +Richard Rogers runs for +Jim Crocker, +Mark Causey, +Paul Edson, and +Shawn McCarthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Teqyzj4fDU8&list=PL26DVDSsqVz7d7pzLvSAAYShvpQ9Ui01X&index=9

Gauntlet Hangouts

- World of Dungeons: Blood in the Chocolate (Sessions 1 and 2 of 2), +Tyler Lominack runs for +Mike Martens, +Patrick Knowles, +Richard Ruane, and +Taejas Kudva: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMxYoxXuZPw&list=PL26DVDSsqVz68lzq8l3Ib580MktFZQVdw

- Autumn of the Ancients (Session 3 of 4), +Tomer Gurantz runs for +Lauren McManamon, +Vincent Eaton, and +Yoshi Creelman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCUl6kC90KA&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4UA41t7MKoOYfpbCG_Qe7l&index=2

- [ESPAÑOL] Sombras Urbanas: La Metrópolis Olvidada (Sesión 3 de 3), +Maria Rivera dirige para +Alpo _, +Mike Espinoza, y +Ruben Navarro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2DtM--hRXA&index=2&list=PL26DVDSsqVz7_O_cz5iFYiuZkLW6sjdQo

- 3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars: Alpha Sector (Session 3 of 3), +Donogh McCarthy runs for +Bryan Lotz, +Christine Maunsell, +Harry Morris, and +Horst Wurst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPcPQnHt8pY&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4dOtFZT9zrhxRgSuHlVrKj&index=1

- Lady Blackbird: Flight of the Owl (Session 4 of 4), +Sidney Icarus runs for +Ary Ramsey, +Ellen Saxon, +Lu Quade, +Stephen Humphreys, and +Tomer Gurantz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwSL5hkNers&list=PL26DVDSsqVz4txG9GwNCXQpta-M1hmhFK&index=3

- Sig: Manual of the Primes: Planar Spring Series (Session 3 of 3), +Kyle Thompson runs for +Ellen Saxon, +Lu Quade, +Maria Rivera, and +Sidney Icarus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9j8iU4iy_c&index=2&list=PL26DVDSsqVz5OSdw-ajKqxWmoywKrE8H-

- City of Mist: A Night of Falling Stars (Session 4 of 4), +Maria Rivera runs for +Bethany H, +Darren Brockes, +David Rothfeder, and +Simon Landreville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7zcrXe_TGM&list=PL26DVDSsqVz6_VVDi19IIpBwXrPM5alCR&index=5

- Wield World: Season 2 (Session 1), +Mikel Matthews runs for +Michael Mendoza, +Rory MacLeod, and +steven watkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsJrWrVE8tk&index=3&list=PL26DVDSsqVz6YDDy2yI5vErSpdbG65XGi

- Spelljamming Troika (Session 1 of 5), +Richard Ruane runs for +Dylan Ross, +Jennifer Erixon, +Jesse Abelman, and +Lu Quade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9swxu6hWIY&list=PL26DVDSsqVz7TA6F4nw86c_rr7kJf2Kf3

- Apocalypse World 2E (Session 1 of 5), +Yoshi Creelman runs for +Ary Ramsey, +Bryan Lotz, +Jesse Larimer, and +Taejas Kudva: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmisPG20LBQ&index=8&list=PL26DVDSsqVz46gxtPg4zkjvUsD_m4nUgW

- The Skeletons, +Mikael Tysvær runs for +Paul Staxx Spraget and +Sabine V: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx5klXicZII

- Atitlan Riders: Gauntlet Wild Moto, +Gerrit Reininghaus runs for +Asher Silberman, Daniel Sojuel, +Richard Rogers, and +Susanne Vejdemo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou_WYAFdpno

Check out all the great videos on The Gauntlet's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QoUve1LQHu_feDx0snd4w and don't forget to subscribe! Check out the playlists to catch up on all your favorite Gauntlet Hangouts games. To support The Gauntlet and Gauntlet Hangouts, please visit the Gauntlet Patreon at https://patreon.com/gauntlet where $7 and up patrons get priority RSVP for Gauntlet Hangouts games. Enjoy, and everyone have a great weekend!
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