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Welcome to the Gauntlet Hangouts Community Page!

Gauntlet Hangouts is part of the larger Gauntlet gaming community. We run 30-40 games per month across a variety of genres and systems. You can find the full list of games currently on the schedule by going here:

Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Gauntlet Hangouts…

What is the purpose of this G+ Community?
This G+ Community is where we announce new games that have been added to the Gauntlet Hangouts calendar. It is not a discussion space, nor is it a place to try to gin up interest for a game. As a general matter, we prefer you not advertise games outside of Gauntlet Hangouts here, but that’s not set in stone; message me and we’ll discuss it.

I see a game I am interested in. Why can’t I RSVP?
$7+ Patreon supporters of the Gauntlet get one week of RSVP priority on all games that are on the Gauntlet Hangouts calendar. Once that week is over, RSVPs open up to anyone. Each event will tell you the all-access date, but you are responsible for setting your own reminders.

How does the waitlist for a game work?
You will receive an email notification if you move off the waitlist.

How come you schedule games so far in advance? I don’t know what I’ll be doing in two months!
Yes, actually, you do know what you’ll be doing in two months: you’ll be playing in this game you signed-up for. The Gauntlet’s culture is one of seriousness and commitment. Life happens, we get that; we know you’ll have things that come up from time-to-time that force you to cancel, and that’s ok. But, on measure, we find that when people commit to something really early, they follow through.

Scheduling games far in advance also ensures the GM or facilitator has plenty of time to prepare, as well as giving us time to get the table filled.

We have a great track record for quality and consistency. Our secret sauce is planning events very far in advance.

How do I run games for Gauntlet Hangouts?
This is a trickier question to answer. Right now, everything goes through me. There is no formal procedure for putting a game on Gauntlet Hangouts, other than to just have a conversation with me about it. My very strong preference is that you play with us for awhile first. It gives us a chance to see if you’re a dependable person, as well as to get a sense of your style and personality.

Another thing I consider is whether I think your game will fill or not. I look at gaps in the schedule, the game you are proposing to run, etc.. I also think about the size of our community. We are simply not big enough to support a ton of games on the calendar, and so we have to be careful about adding new ones.

I make big a exception for the following: a really good pitch. If you have a cool idea for a series of games or if you are answering a need (for example: running an OSR game) then I’m definitely more open to it.

Another exception: you are going to launch a Kickstarter and would like to run your game for Gauntlet Hangouts. I am always open to that, but please get in touch with us early.


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Move quick! Due to a scheduling conflict, I had to drop out of Jason's game scheduled for this Sunday, 9/17 at 1pm CST. That means there is one open slot! Get there and RSVP before someone beats you to it!!!

The game: Hot Guys Making Out

Description from Drivethrurpg:

Hot Guys Making Out is about the relationship between Honoré, a former nobleman, and Gonsalvo, his ward. They are both totally gorgeous and have the hots for each other. Also pretty often there are other people trying to kill them. It is set in a remote village in the Pyrenees during the Spanish Civil War (1930s) but you don’t have to know anything at all about the history or setting to play. It also includes rules for character creation, in case you would like to make out with other hot guys in other hot settings.

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Gauntlet Wednesday Morning Drama – GWMD: Durance
I’m running two sessions of Durance on Wednesday late mornings (EST) / early evenings (CET) end of September.

Durance is a collaborative storytelling game about a prison colony in space by Jason Morningstar.

On a remote planet far from civilization, the worst criminal scum from a dozen star systems have been dumped, charged with building new lives under the watchful eye of Authority. Within a brutal hierarchy of savagery and servility, convicts and guards alike must make hard choices. Every colonist has their own code of conduct and their own aspirations—aspirations that invariably come at the expense of others. This dangerous new world is too small for everyone to succeed. In fact, it may well be too small for anyone to succeed. Only the shrewdest, the toughest and the luckiest will get a chance to find out. Will you be among them?

Everybody plays two characters: one on the side of the authority, one convict. There is no GM in this game but I will additionally serve as a facilitator (Host) to make things smoother. Scene resolution is based on a so-called Uncertainty Triangle with which only the thematic angle of the end of the scene is determined. It also provides a nicely interwoven random tables mechanic.

From your side, no preparation is necessary. Attending both session is encouraged but not necessary. Each session will last maximum 3 hours.

Due to the difficulty to fill this time slot and the short notice priority access to Gauntlet $7+ patreons will only last until Friday, September 15th.

Join me here:
Session 1: Wednesday, September 27th 2017; 11am EST / 5pm CET, max. 3 hours
Session 2: Wednesday, October 4th 2017; 11am EST / 5pm CET, max. 3 hours

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Gauntlet Wednesday Morning Drama - GWMD
I’m running two sessions of Sagas of the Icelanders on Wednesday late mornings (EST) this month.

Sagas is a first generation PbtA game by Gregor Vuga. We play an Icelandic family living a back-breaking life on their farmstead. When destiny brings everything into action, nothing will be as before and difficult decisions determine the future of the farm.

Join me here:
Session 1: Wednesday, September 13th 2017; 11am EST
Session 2: Wednesday, September 20th 2017; 11am EST

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I will be running two sessions of Spirit of '77 on Wednesdays, Nov 8th and 22nd. This will be for four players, and last 3 hours. The rules will be taught to those unfamiliar, and we will be doing character generation during first session. All base game roles and stories, and Wide World of 77 roles will be available. Attendance in both sessions would be ideal but not required.

Undercover Angel

Everyone loves Angel. She's sweet, beautiful, and always has the best drugs. No party is complete without her, and the bartenders in every club know her name. So when she goes missing for several days, four of her friends set out to find her. Their journey introduces them to the Punk Scene, a very capitalistic hippie, an underground chemist/phone phreak collective, shady men in black, and Commie Russian Super Soldiers. So join our unlikely heroes as they track down their Undercover Angel.

This adventure is meant to be an exciting delve into the the clubs, music, drugs and cold war paranoia of 1977. We will have a tone and content discussion as well as use the X-Card and the Gauntlet Inclusivity policy. These are planned to be recorded for later post.

Session 1
Session 2

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Wednesday Gauntlet: Kuro
I have three Wednesday eveningsessions of Kuro, the cyberpunk J-horror rpg on the calendar for November. All-access RSVP date is 10th September.

“The year is 2048, and something dark has returned to Japan. With an international blockade set up around the beleaguered country, there is no escape. To ignore the horror will only delay the inevitable, but do you have the strength to face the nightmares?”

After Japan mysteriously deflects a nuclear missile strike, other nations cut it off from the rest of the world. What happened? How was it stopped? Who was behind the Kuro incident? No one knows. In the months following, life has rolled on. But there are shadows in Shin-Edo.

“It is a sprawling, complex conglomeration, where the aluminium passageways of a subway line lead to winding streets with ancient façades. Even in the age of microphotonics, the houses are strung with a web of electric cables crisscrossing above the streets, either a humming spider web or the strings that the puppeteers use to run the city. Shinto priests rub shoulders with surveillance androids, young bosozoku (biker gang members) ride magnetic dragsters, the Genocracy digitises its thoughts so as to live forever and elegant ladies patronise little forgotten shops to exorcise the ghost that is haunting them.”

In the shadows, the populace whispers about ancient forces and spirits. About vanishings no one reports. About dealers who etch strange runes onto cyberlimbs.

Kuro is a near-future cyberpunk horror game set in Japan. It takes its cues from The Grudge, Akira, Pulse, Ghost in the Shell, Uzamaki, Blade Runner and beyond. I’m taking some of my inspiration from Persona 2 and other SMT games. The game’s set in a fantastic Japan; I’m not an expert on that, so I hope you’ll bear with my presentation.

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TGIT Gauntlet: 7th Sea Khitai
I have three sessions of the new 7th Sea Khitai QS+ on the calendar for November. All-access RSVP date is 6th September.

As 7th Sea provided a fantasy swashbuckling Europe, this offers a fantastic Asia. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged but not required. We’ll begin play from the newly released Quickstart and roll out from there (so don’t read it). The QS includes pre-gens and you'll choose from those. Rules will be taught. Sessions run about 2 1/2 hours.

The Blurb:
Answer the Call to Adventure in a Land of Legend
Across the world of Terra, far from the familiar kingdoms of Théah, lies the East. The lands of Khitai fill nearly half the world’s map, a rich tapestry of kingdoms connected by adventure, intrigue, trade and exploration. It is an intricate world of contemplative warriors, samurai and animistic mystics, all heeding a Call to Adventure resonating out across the world.

We will be recording the sessions for later posting.

S1 Thursday November 2nd 8PM EST
S2 Thursday November 9th 8PM EST
S3 Thursday November 16th 8PM EST

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I have four sessions of Blades in the Dark on the calendar for fortnightly Saturdays in November/December at 8.30pm (GMT) / 4.30/3.30pm (EDT/EST depending on daylight savings time)

All-access RSVP date is 6th September

This is a continuation of a previous campaign, played in July) - you may attend even if you have not previously played in the campaign. You can read up on the escapades of the crew of Shadows, the Extractors here:

Session 1 - 4th November [8.30pm (GMT) / 4.30 (EDT)]

Session 2 - 18th November [8.30pm (GMT) / 3.30 (EST)]

Session 3 - 2nd December [8.30pm (GMT) / 3.30 (EST)]

Session 4 - 16th December [8.30pm (GMT) / 3.30 (EST)]

Being able to attend each session is ideal, but not required. Blades will handle a rotating cast / drop in-drop out play pretty well.
You must RSVP to each session you wish to attend.

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Saturday Morning Creepshow - My Life With Master

I've got two sessions of +Paul Czege's classic story game My Life With Master on the calendar in November. You must be able to attend both sessions. For details and to RSVP, follow the links:

Session 1

Session 2

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Wednesday Time Machine - World of Dungeons: Into the Fire

I will be spending a fair amount of my 2018 exploring old fantasy modules and retro RPGs. In that spirit, in November I'm kicking off a new series called Wednesday Time Machine (WTM)

For the first three sessions of WTM, we'll be running through an adventure that appeared in the first issue of Dungeon Magazine, back in 1986. It's called "Into the Fire." We'll be using World of Dungeons.

For more details and to RSVP, follow the links:

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3
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