The Gauntlet Community is proud to present a free weekend of open online gaming, taking place Thursday, April 16th through Sunday, April 19th. Gauntlet Community Open Gaming will be 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. Registration opens Monday, April 6th, and there are currently 30 events to choose from with more being added all the time. Hope to see you there!
ImpulseScape (Session 4)
Rich Rogers runs for Andrew Hauge, Patrick Knowles, Sabine V., and Steven Watkins
The crew of the Romy agree to a farhbot mission to steal data spools from a derelict space station only to discover it may have secret of wormhole technology, with a Peacekeeper Marauder breathing down their necks, what will they do?
Star Wars Saturday
Apocalypse World Burned Over (Session 4)
Rich Rogers runs for Alexi S., Sawyer Rankin, Scot Ryder, Sherri, and Steven Watkins
Our heroes face down the Soul Arbiters and their Stormtrooper allies on a desperate mission to destroy the city-killer that ruined their city many years ago.
#iHunt (Session 4 of 4)
Lowell Francis runs for Jamila R. Nedjadi, Jason, Kyle H., and Sherri
It's a trap. Yup. See who lives and who dies in this game of monster hunting in the gig economy.
Lowell Francis runs for Jamila R. Nedjadi, Jim Likes Games, Robert Angus, and Steven Watkins
In the midst of a diplomatic escort voyage the ship picks up a distress call of ancient origins and then randomly sends the PCs out as an away team.
Fellowship: Eyes of the Underlord (Session 5 of 5)
Chris Newton runs for Alexi S., Bethany H., Kyle H., and Pearl Zare
The Fellowship is back at full strength, just in time to do some diplomatic and academical council-wrangling, face down the Overlord's newest general at the Dwarven University, and ultimately confront the Underlord themselves in all their colossal, junk-pile glory! Starring Dapperdew the Orc, Odell the Squire, Regina the Dwarf, and Hamfast the Hafling!
You Can Check Out Anytime, But You Can Never Leave
Jamila R. Nedjadi facilitates for David Morrison, Donogh, and Leandro Pondoc
For The Honor
Jamila R. Nedjadi facilitates for David Morrison and Jim Likes Games
Have A Familiar Ring
Jamila R. Nedjadi facilitates for Darold Ross and Sherri
Ultraviolet Grasslands: The World's Edge (Session 4 of 4)
Horst Wurst runs for Dan Brown, Dennis Matheson, and Puckett
The crystal snail, veterans of the psychic war, ingesting parasitic eggs, a sacrifice in the nuclear core, through the cinder wastes.
Forever Home (Queensday)
Stentor Danielson runs for Kim, Kirk Rahusen, and Kristina
A group of roommates decide to adopt a very special cat.
Band of Blades: The Siege of Skydagger Keep Pt. 3 (Session 15)
Leandro Pondoc runs for Bryan, Chris Newton, Dan Pucul, and David Morrison
On one side, there was a Legion. Battle-tested by centuries of strife, forged amidst blood and steel, they stand fast against the unrelenting tide. On the edge of the Eastern Kingdoms, at Skydagger Keep, the Legion faces the onslaught of the Cinder King. Hardened by their long campaign of retreat, now they make a stand.
For This Ungrateful City (Queensday)
Alexi S. runs for Greg G., Leah Libresco Sargeant, Puckett, Saribel P., and Steven desJardins
A group of supers are called to defend a City they may decide doesn't deserve it. What secrets is Professor S, mentor to the City's young supers like Phoenix and the Green Girl, hiding? How long will the poor and the downtrodden of the City, championed by Rough Justice, tolerate the glittering elite, represented by The Gilded One? Is this City herself asking the disaffected super Nightfall to burn it all down? And when the City comes under attack, will the supers defend it?
Blades in the Dark: Vigilantes of Duskwall (Session 4)
Leandro Pondoc runs for David Morrison, Jim Likes Games, Sabine V., Stephen, and Will H
As the Twilight Patrol smash through the Dimmer Sisters' snuff operation, they find themselves on the edge of a burgeoning criminal empire. Just who is the Nightingale? Redcoat dredges up a blood-soaked memory, Slider starts a rather ghostly courtship, the Window Penderyn aids the crew amidst a spot of tea and whiskey, the Raven Doctor is tasked with looking after family and the Midnight Magpie thumbs her nose at her erstwhile rival.
Hearts of Wulin vs the World (Episodes 1-3 of 3)
Jim Likes Games runs for David Walker, Puckett, SalamanderJames, and Sawyer Rankin
This is Hearts of Wulin vs the World, our run at using the romantic wuxia melodrama RPG to capture the vibe of modern rock-n-roll fighting fantasy mainly inspired by Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
Once More Into the Void (Session 2 of 2)
Jim Likes Games facilitates for Darold Ross, Pearl Zare, and Sam Z.
Our final confrontation with our dark selves in The Alterniverse, as Commander Marcus Fitzgerald and his crew battles the problems of the present and the demons of the past to prepare for their last mission together. Cmdr Fitzgerald the Captain, Nova the Broken, Nadia the Veteran, and Papillette the Strange. Content warning: Intense emotional play, substance abuse, PTSD, violence.
Free from the Yoke (Session 5)
Lowell Francis runs for Jesse A., Patrick Knowles, and Tyler Lominack
The curtain rises on the new family, envoys from Novgorod in the north. While Waledemar and Deduska combine ritual engagement and family politics, Tormud tries to seize valued resources...which doesn't go well.
The Veil: Crystalline Crown (Session 1 of 12)
Darren Brockes runs for Bethany H., Fraser Simons, and Puckett
Dagasi goes hunting for mushrooms when Cela tells her about a rumor: the old subway, buried deep in the caverns beneath the city. Dulcet gets an alert and — worried about Dagasi — heads straight into trouble.
Lady Blackbird (Parts 1 and 2 of 2)
Jim Likes Games runs for Eli S., Maria M., Matt Phillips, and Walter German
The crew of the Owl escapes from the Hand of Sorrow and travels to Nightport for the Fight of the Century!
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Enjoy, and have a great weekend!