Gauntlet Hangouts is our space for playing roleplaying games online. Our calendar hosts over 100 game events per month. The games played cover a variety of systems and genres, with an emphasis on indie RPGs, story games, and the OSR. People who subscribe to our Patreon at the $7+ level get one week of RSVP priority for all new games. After that week is over, anyone can join a game. If the game you want to join doesn't have room, join the waitlist! You'll receive an email notification if space opens up.
Three Steps to Getting Involved
Step 1: Check the RSVP Site
To see the schedule of games and to RSVP, go to the website linked below. Once you login, event start times will be listed in your local timezone (when not logged in, times shown are EDT). By default, games are presented in a list, with upcoming games at the top. You can see the games presented in different forms by clicking All Events Info or Calendar.
Step 2: Join the Gauntlet Hangouts G+ Community
New games are announced on our Gauntlet Hangouts G+ Community. To be alerted when new games hit the schedule, join the community and check that Notifications are turned on. We strongly recommend installing the G+ app on your phone.
Step 3: Consider becoming a $7 Patreon Subscriber
The best way to get involved with Gauntlet Hangouts is to subscribe to our Patreon at the $7+ level. $7+ Patrons get RSVP priority to new games as well as access to our Slack group, where pick-up games are regularly organized. Your $7+ subscription supports everything we do in the Gauntlet, and also gives you access to things like exclusive podcast episodes and our monthly zine, Codex.
Running Games on Gauntlet Hangouts
Unlike many larger platforms, Gauntlet Hangouts is a pretty selective place when it comes to new games on our calendar. We place a lot of emphasis on play culture and safety, and so we prefer GMs and game runners to have played with us for awhile before they begin adding games to our calendar. That's not a hard and fast rule, and we make exceptions when there is an opportunity to satisfy a particular need of the community, but it is a very strong preference. If you are interested in running games for Gauntlet Hangouts, get in touch with either Lowell Francis or Jason Cordova. Lowell can be contacted via social media (edige23). Jason can be contacted by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.