The Gauntlet Community is proud to present a free weekend of open online gaming. It is taking place when this post goes live and will continue through through Sunday, April 19th. Gauntlet Community Open Gaming is completely free. Anyone can play—you don't have to be a community member. Find all the details on the Gauntlet Community Open Gaming page, and check out the schedule of events here. At the time of this post, there are still a few seats open, and you can always go on waitlists for full games to see if a seat opens up! Whether you've registered for games or not, you're welcome to head to our new Gauntlet Hangouts Discord server and see what it's all about. Hope to see you there!
Burned Over Star Wars (Session 2)
Rich Rogers runs for Alun R., Cody Eastlick, Sabine V., and Steven Watkins
The crew of the Bold Devil leave Pergitor behind on the hunt for a stolen bounty and end up with some Imperial entanglements on Adarlon.
Changeling the Lost PbtA (Session 6)
Lowell Francis runs for Jamila R. Nedjadi, Patrick Knowles, and Sherri
Niani gets drawn back and forth between the Freehold and the Hedge, the group learn the rude Gift of the Tanuki, and they discover that it's a small Hedge after all.
Goblin Court (Session 2 of 2)
Lowell Francis runs for Kyle Wist, Pearl Zare, Sam Zimmerman, and Steven desJardins
We meet two additional members of the Goblin entourage in the Castle, who then get pull into an adventure of sinister voices, cookies, absurdly large ducks, Chaucer, and a bride-in-waiting.
Power Beyond Doubt (Session 6)
Rich Rogers runs for David Jay, Sawyer Rankin, and Sherri
In the darkened skies over Hollowed Park, the newly crowned kings of the Fomorian realm fight their final battle this cycle against the wicked Leennan Sidhe and their Neverending Queen. A True Love is sacrificed! The Jabberwocky is summoned! New Gauntlet City will never be the same again!
Hit the Streets: Defend the Block: Lower Park (Session 2 of 4)
Alun R. runs for David Walker, Donogh, Jim Likes Games, and SalamanderJames
The team follow up on the wild party that they broke up the night before; sadly, the trail leads only to the DJ from the party...dead. Everyone finds their real and crime fighting lives clashing as money troubles Hotwire, school cliques trouble Shadeux, the day job troubles Blink, and Void blows an important opportunity. Shadeux is increasingly reckless despite Hotwire and Blink trying to guide her to safer paths, while Void finds himself more interested in the conspiracy he's convinced exists than in real life. Note: Due to a technical issue, the session was recorded in two parts.
Ultraviolet Grasslands: Season 2: Cities of the Plain (Session 1 of 3)
Horst Wurst runs for Chris Thompson, Puckett, and Will H
The Heist at the Porcelain Citadel
Masks: Titans (Issue 1)
David Walker runs for Marco, Pearl Zare, Robbie Boerth, and Sawyer Rankin
The Vanguard face down the Nefarious Crystal Knuckle gang in A-Town, love blossoms, and a pushy reporter looks to get the scoop of an family fracas.
Checkpoint Midnight: Spies in the City of Dreams (Session 2 of 4)
Alexi S. runs for Puckett and Sabine V.
Jack the undead soldier gets poisoned by an old enemy and makes a new four-footed friend. Ophidar the wayward gorgon dreams of his mother's throne and finally petrifies a foe. The operatives start to unravel the conspiracy of the Dreamstealers, but get ambushed along the way.
Zombie World (Session 2 of 4)
Jason Zanes runs for Dan Pucul, Jon Grim, Kyle H., and Matthew
Val, Sam, and Stanley secure the ER while Austin sneaks back to the rest of the survivors. The food thief is exposed and a plan is hatched for dealing with the zombies that have overrun Sacred Heart.
Brindlewood Bay (Chapter 2)
Jim Likes Games runs for Alexi S., Andrea, Bryan, and Darold Ross
The Murder Mavens tackle their first case, Decorative Gore Season! Progress is made, but a solution is still a couple of clues away...
Hearts of Wulin: Coeur de l'Epee (Session 3 of 5)
Alun R. runs for Leandro Pondoc, Pawel S., Sabine V., and Steven desJardins
After last session's chaotic interruption to the Summer Ball at Versailles the King's guests mill around the mirrored ballroom until His Majesty claims the attempt on his life was merely a surprise addition to the entertainments and insists the evening continue. L'Inferne, the glamorous actress causes first a stir and then a sensation when she takes the male part in the play she had been excluded from; Nathalie Duchemin, disguises herself as a soldier in order to support the plot against Volo Aventine hatched by the woman for whom she clearly has strong feelings; meanwhile, her betrothed, Mateo, misses the play while failing to find her, instead learning more about L'Inferne from Volo Aventine. They return in time for Volo to be accused of deserting his post! Mateo is confused, Nathalie deceitful, but L'Inferne offer to defend his honour with cold steel! In a stirring speech the vindicated Volo defends his honour and regains the respect of his Colonel before dancing the night away with the Cardinal's niece... What a party!
Fellowship: Rebellious Youth (Session Zero)
David Morrison runs for Alex, David Walker, Jamila R. Nedjadi, and Steven S.
This is the Session Zero for our run, in which we create the Moonless Empire, and our band of young rebels who will fight against it. Ossian is an exiled Prince, who wields forbidden light-magic as he flees his family. Sabila is a young dragon, hunted by the Empire for their mystic powers. And Phaethon is an apprentice harbinger of the Ordo Noctis, a secretive sect of seers and mystics who advise the Empire. They are pursued by Prince Kallivan who seeks to bring his brother back to the Imperial fold.
Fellowship: Rebellious Youth (Session 1 of 12)
David Morrison runs for Alex, David Walker, Jamila R. Nedjadi, and Steven S.
Fresh from a mostly successful raid on an Imperial dispatch station, our rebels are hunted by a patrol. Sabila comes face-to-face with a hunter determined to bring them down, Phaethon has their back, and Ossian has to demonstrate his mysterious powers to hold back an Imperial patrol - with a little help. Meanwhile, Kallivan reveals they may have more to do with the rebel's current predicament than it at first appears, as they watch from afar.
Free from the Yoke (Session 7)
Lowell Francis runs for Josh H, Patrick Knowles, and Tyler Lominack
After the Arbiter's court, our three houses continue with their plans--changing the old guard and raising turmoil throughout the land. Finally we learn the Fate of the Arbiter's grand plan for annexation.
The Veil: Crystalline Crown (Session 2 of 12)
Darren Brockes runs for Bethany H. and Puckett
Dagasi finds the bottom of the chasm, a wrecked subway station and a connection to her homeland. Cela makes a friend and integrates a naturally occurring (?) nanoswarm into her arm. They both see a strange construction site.
Cut to the Feelings
Jamila R. Nedjadi facilitates for Darold Ross and Stentor Danielson
In this hyper-anime the Rule of Cool is very much alive, as we battle with our hearts on the line and hold on to our feelings!
Stories of Love in Manila
Jamila R. Nedjadi facilitates for Maria, Sam Zimmerman, and Sherri
In this tarot story game, we pull at the threads of destiny to reveal a story of love that's about letting go in order to find true love.
Oathbreakers: The Throne of Heaven (Sessions 1 and 2)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for Darold Ross, Eli S., and Sherri
In this game we create our gritty urban fantasy where angels are assholes, demons are sympathetic, and death is awfully cute. Complex personalities clash and gosh is there time magic involved in this Conspiracy?
Brindlewood Bay: The Murder Mavens (Session 7 of 8)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for Puckett, Richard Moser, and Sherri
We ramp out the weird and creepy and venture out of Brindlewood Bay, with a huge NPC cast in tow!
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