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Gauntlet GMing: Q & A & Beyond
I have a new GM Q& A event on the calendar for late February as part of our drive to help those thinking about running online-- for The Gauntlet or anywhere else. February 24th 10 AM EST. I'm not a total expert, but I can help!

https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-L2_iql8E-Y9if2Dpos3

A reminder: If you'd just like to talk one-on-one about these ideas, to hit me up and we'll find a time. That's for anything about running/playing online.

I’ll be there to answer questions about the process. If you’d like to talk about running, get technical advice, bounce around ideas, or hit related topics you can do that. Example Q's:

*How do I set up an online game?
*What are best practices for running and recording?
*How do I post my game with the Gauntlet?
*Where can I find resources for running?
*What should I know before running for the Gauntlet?

If you’re interested, sign up. If you have questions you want answered, send them along. If you already run and want to talk about best practices, feel free to join us. We’ll do the event if we have at least one person signed up. I will record this for future reference. The event will run up to 90 minutes.

You can see the video from our first session of this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LSanuQ19xE

Some other resources...
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/community-resources.html
Gauntlet Hangouts Guidelines (Draft)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k8rnxin2uEu4yXJEFVa4XmYhPCq6vENITji-JOcO3gg/edit?usp=sharing
Overlays
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XFp27KWncAna7hk-ubBQtOvt0ci-ekvJc74yYOC7yK0/edit?usp=sharing
Roll For Your Party Guide
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jiftyf13l0y0q5w/RFYP%20v1_0.pdf?dl=0 usp=sharing
BREAKOUT’S SAFETY TOOLS
https://breakoutcon.com/index.php/extras/safety-tools/
CATS Guide
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B74GInw5m2ICa3ZKMHFnbWFxWVk/view?usp=sharing
Games on Demand Con Guide (general good practices for running with new groups)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F5COuJANOJOkqDKIeUIQx0VK32RVuE19ns4oQxQXkPc/edit?
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150 Details for 7th Sea Scenes
The GM really needs to put opportunities and risks on the table for 7th Sea scenes. To help me with this, I put together a brief list from brainstorming (and raiding Feng Shui).
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SATURDAY AFTERNOON KUNG-FU THEATER
In preparation for my Wulin PbtA game next month, I've been doing "research". Part of that's included looking over Amazon Prime's extensive catalog of Shaw Brothers films. I talk about these martial arts movies in general and go through my recent viewings.
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Gauntlet GMing: Q & A & Beyond
I have a new GM Q& A event on the calendar for late February as part of our drive to help those thinking about running online-- for The Gauntlet or anywhere else. February 24th 10 AM EST. I'm not a total expert, but I can help!

https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-L2_iql8E-Y9if2Dpos3

If you're not as excited about a group chat, and want to talk one-on-one about these ideas, feel free to hit me up and we'll find a time

I’ll be there to answer questions about the process. If you’d like to talk about running, get technical advice, bounce around ideas, or hit related topics you can do that. Example Q's:

*How do I set up an online game?
*What are best practices for running and recording?
*How do I post my game with the Gauntlet?
*Where can I find resources for running?
*What should I know before running for the Gauntlet?

If you’re interested, sign up. If you have questions you want answered, send them along. If you already run and want to talk about best practices, feel free to join us. We’ll do the event if we have at least one person signed up. I will record this for future reference. The event will run up to 90 minutes.

You can see the video from our first session of this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LSanuQ19xE

Some other resources...
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/community-resources.html
Gauntlet Hangouts Guidelines (Draft)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k8rnxin2uEu4yXJEFVa4XmYhPCq6vENITji-JOcO3gg/edit?usp=sharing
Overlays
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XFp27KWncAna7hk-ubBQtOvt0ci-ekvJc74yYOC7yK0/edit?usp=sharing
Roll For Your Party Guide
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jiftyf13l0y0q5w/RFYP%20v1_0.pdf?dl=0 usp=sharing
BREAKOUT’S SAFETY TOOLS
https://breakoutcon.com/index.php/extras/safety-tools/
CATS Guide
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B74GInw5m2ICa3ZKMHFnbWFxWVk/view?usp=sharing
Games on Demand Con Guide (general good practices for running with new groups)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F5COuJANOJOkqDKIeUIQx0VK32RVuE19ns4oQxQXkPc/edit?
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One Page
With the new year, I thought'd be useful to assemble my list of one-page cheat sheets I've written for various rpgs. It's a grab bag of games, mostly niche systems. But if you're looking to try one of these out, I hope it helps. I've also included links to some Google Spreadsheets I've created for characters. Feel free to copy these to your drive and re-purpose them. They're useful templates for building sheets for other games as well. Give me a heads up in the comments if you use any of these!
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Gauntlet Quarter Wednesday: Mutant: Year Zero
I have several sessions of Mutant: Year Zero on the calendar for March. General RSVPs begin 12.16.17. These sessions will run all of Q1 2018 and players can jump in and out at any time.

Mutant: Year Zero is an rpg of wasteland struggles and community growth. We run sessions through the end of March. You can play one, many, or all the sessions. Jump in and out as you wish! In session one we’ll create characters and The Ark, a location which will grow over the weeks. MYZ is both episodic and continuing. Each session will quickly establish new characters and present the new threat.

Sessions run on Wednesdays, 8-10:30 EST
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-L2Rov55qBjjwThMoHpY March 7th
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-L2Rp45k-thlss7xHqwd March 14th
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-L2RpM5DA6ALXssUf9Ci March 21st
https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/event-detail/-L2Rp_jq-UD3DctRMAZc March 28th
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Cool set of stuff. I'm going to run some Cypher in March.
Today is your last chance to get our TWO offers featuring the Cypher System from Monte Cook Games. The all-new Cypher System Bundle presents Monte's core rulebook, the campaign settings Gods of the Fall and Predation, and lots of supplements and adventures.

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Cypher

And The Strange Bundle revives our October 2015 offer featuring The Strange, Bruce R. Cordell's recursion-spanning Cypher System game about fictional worlds simulated in the swirling fractal Chaosphere, the universe that underpins the universe. It's everything you need for your own campaign across a zillion pocket dimensions, including every single RPG campaign setting you've ever seen.

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/TheStrange-2017

But these two Cypher System offers fade into the Chaosphere together tonight!
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Predation: Cyber-Dinos!
In March I'll be running three Thursday sessions of Predation, a Cypher System setting. This is part of my Cypher month, helping me learn it!

A little sci-fi. A little post-apocalypse. A whole lot of dinosaurs.

Welcome to the Cretaceous. Our ancestors won’t climb down from the trees for another 66 million years, but here we are now. Time travel seemed like a good idea. Exploring the ancient world. Building. Creating an entire society here in the jungles of our primordial Earth. Until those SATI guys messed it all up.

We’ve got gear. We’ve got guns. We’ve even bioengineered a few dinos to our liking. And that’s good, because we’ll need it all to survive. History says there’s an asteroid headed our way, and there’s no one left alive who knows how to get back to the future.

Note: yes, you run a character and a dino companion.

All sessions run at 8PM EST
S1 3/15 http://bit.ly/2q9xC4O

S2 3/22 http://bit.ly/2Cx4U2U

S3 3/29 http://bit.ly/2DQwkxJ
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Gods of the Fall: Cypher does Godbound
In March I'll be running two Thursday sessions of Gods of the Fall, a Cypher System setting. This is part of my Cypher month, helping me learn it!

There was a time when gods walked the world. Their magic pervaded the earth and the sky. From their mystical realm of Elanehtar, they brought plenty and pestilence. They judged the living and the dead. Their rule was absolute.

Then Elanehtar fell to earth like a vengeful star, sparking cataclysm and plunging the world into a dark age. The gods are gone, but their works remain—scattered and broken. The world struggles under the yoke of murder, slavery, and corruption. Dark things have squirmed free of their divine prisons, and even the afterlife has become a realm of nightmares.

But a power has awoken against the darkness. A divine spark struck in the hearts of new gods-in-the-making. You have this spark—the seed of godhood within you. Can you restore what was broken before the world vanishes forever into darkness? Can you claim a place for yourself in the heavens?

All sessions 8PM EST
S1 3/1 http://bit.ly/2lH8flD

S2 3/8 http://bit.ly/2CFlXNP
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