Tuk Fast Tuk Furious: Dubai
Gerrit Reininghaus facilitates for Donogh
We raced furiously and really fast through the world's largest mall in Dubai.
Tuk Fast Tuk Furious: Johannesburg
Gerrit Reininghaus facilitates for Monica
We cruised through Johannesburg and it was truly fast and furious and had lots of pumpkins in it.
Getting to Philosophy: How to Rule a Country
Gerrit Reininghaus facilitates for Lorenz, Michael, and Tatiana
The players argued successfully how to rule a country in the 21st century. From organizing soccer tournament for decision making to city states and theocracies down to humanistic individualistic government types, everything was in the run. See how it turned out.
Star Wars Saturday
Bounty of the Week (Session 1)
Rich Rogers runs for David Miessler-Kubanek, Greg G., Josh H, and Will H
The Bounty Hunter team take a mission to fetch a pair of Rodians and a few droids. Easy peasy, right? If only their ship, The Wraith, didn't have a sordid history, maybe that would be true.
Checkpoint Midnight: Waltz of Treachery Season 2 (Session 1 of 5)
Alexi S. runs for Jesse A., Leandro Pondoc, Puckett, and Steven S.
Our second season of spycraft and skullduggery in Cold War Vienna begins! We introduce two new operatives: Joske the Relentless Dreamstalker and Valentine the Wayward Shadow. And then we drop in on a mission at an art auction already taking a disastrous turn. Death makes demands on Jack, Emilie chases a rival thief, Joske catches scent of his nightmarish quarry, and Valentine schmoozes his way to stardom.
Gauntlet Comics Summer Crossover
Masters of Umdaar: Fragments of Futures Past (Session 4 of 4)
Chris Newton runs for Jo Zantek, Lara Boerth-Dryden, Puckett, and Steven S.
The characters bring the battle to an evil alien sorceress, a deranged cyberneticist, and a megalomaniacal robot overlord as they try to assemble the last few artifacts they need to restore the fragmented past and save their future!
Masks: School of Hard Knocks (Sessions 7-8 of 8)
Sawyer Rankin runs for David Morrison, David Walker, Jae, and Leandro Pondoc
Our anti-heroes take down the villainous School of Hard Knocks and rescue the villainous teammates who were inside. Domina Carnifex is attacked with her own style of weapon and split into different ages before being shunted to alternate dimensions. The old Gauntleteer can no longer wear the gauntlet and, at the end, someone may come to possess it. Who will shape the future now that our Firebrands are burning brighter than ever? Find out next trade!
Gauntlet Facilitator Camp
Red Markets: GM Camp Pursuivant
Will H runs for Alun R., Christopher G., and Jason
I run probably the crunchiest game on The Gauntlet outside of Horst Wurst's Ultraviolet Grasslands, the brilliant zombie-economic horror Red Markets! Mild content warning, this is a game of free market desperation (the undead are less of a threat than your landlord, really). Takers go out into the Loss to bring home the bounty and pay off some dues! Thanks to all for making GM Camp Pursuivant a thoroughly excellent and educational experience.
Under Hollow Hills: Moonlight Gloss (Session 5 of 5)
Jesse A. runs for Alexi S., Jex Thomas, and Jim C.
In which the Carnival Phantasmic makes its way to the Moonbeam Palace, beset by conflict on all sides. Florian makes an enemy, Yahil recovers himself, and remembers he is something more; and Lady Dismay attempts to make peace.
Apocalypse Keys: Season 2 The Hungry Ghost Festival (Session 3 of 4)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for Darold Ross, Joel N., and Leandro Pondoc
We start a new mystery inside the strange corridors and offices of the DIVISION, where each of our monsters have a moment to reflect on the omens and memories that haunt them. Our agents then fly out to Singapore, where a very strange occurrence has taken place at the ArtScience Museum, while the moon is full and the walls between this world and the next are most thin...
Apocalypse Keys: Season 2 The Hungry Ghost Festival (Session 4 of 4)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for Darold Ross, Joel N., and Leandro Pondoc
In this intense season finale, Panzer X is forced to bear the weight of their creator's desire, Vana comes dangerously close to reclaiming their glory, and Delilah is confronted by the cruelty of time. Our DIVISION agents get caught up as Agent Mikelson rages against her orders and the demoniac engineer Dae-Hyun risks everything to save Panzer X.
Révolution: Dark Rituals & Robespierre (Session 4 of 4)
Sam Zimmerman facilitates for Richard Moser, Robbie Boerth, and Steven S.
The thrilling finale of our Parisian political whirlwind. In a city stricken by years of civil unrest, political revolution, and terror, a great darkness has emerged to consume the last remaining hope the citizens of Paris still possess. A vile miasma has destroyed a quarter of the city; killing everyone it comes into contact with. Will we save the people of Paris and drive back the darkness, or will our greed and lust for power spell the doom of all of France?
Beam Saber: Human Gravity (Session 4)
Leandro Pondoc runs for Bethany H., Lara Boerth-Dryden, Michael G. Barford, and Rob Ruthven
Amidst the meandering waters of Journey City, an auction is being held for a most curious item: the corpse of a Myriad soldier. But the Church will not abide any other faction feasting on their secrets. Verb descends in a machine of nightmarish grace, JD furtively sneaks through the water with the use of their drones, Crux sneaks through tunnels and vents all the while keeping her strange cube close and Naga comes across an old rival.
ALIEN: The Hunt (Session 1 of 5)
Jason Zanes runs for Alun R., Jamila R. Nedjadi, Paul Rivers, and Will H
Darius Park, CEO of Park Robotics, has won a bet with Peter Weyland V and his loyal brother-in-law Bryant, personal pilot Sitka, and personal physician Noah have escorted him to the distant moon of Nublar for an all expenses paid hunting expedition. As they make their way to the hunting chalet, the group does some sightseeing and start to wonder if maybe they should've stayed home...
Ultraviolet Grasslands: Season 6 - In the Shadow of the Near Moon (Session 1 of 3)
Horst Wurst runs for Abe Lincoln Jr., Keith Stetson, Nathan Harrison, and Puckett
The Spectrum Run
BALIKBAYAN: Taking Back Earth (Session 3)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for Gerrit Reininghaus, SalamanderJames, and Will
Our Elementals seek out the Duwende spy and try to learn more about the CORP's plans. We find out more about Ara's long lost beloved, a Diwata who has been torn between Sulad (the underworld) and this one for sinister reasons. Our scrappy rebellion cannot see eye to eye. Nightwhisper urges to form an army out of the Little Gods, while Joyous Chana refuses to let the shades of divinity be used in such a cruel fashion.
Hearts of Wulin: Measure of the Soul (Season 2, Episode 1)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for Darold Ross, Joel N., Maria M., and Sherri
The city is plunged into chaos as Crane of the Wood's plans have been revealed in fire and destruction. Our mighty heroes come together to try to save Jin, who refuses to leave the tempting purgatory that suspiciously looks like a Monsterhearts Highschool...
Hearts of Wulin: NO MERCY (Session 1)
David Walker runs for Erez, Jim Likes Games, Kieron, and Steven desJardins
Inspired by Cobra Kai and Karate Kid this actual play of a Hearts of Wulin Hack sees the students of the Brock Hunter Action Defence Academy and Crimson Dragon Dojo deal with teenage drama as they train for the All Valley Championship.
Apocalypse World Burned Over: Scars or War (Session 4 of 4)
Sawyer Rankin runs for Puckett, SalamanderJames, Steven S., and Will H
Our survivors take down the last of the aliens in Earth's atmosphere, torching the lands and setting things all askew. A new council arises, the world turns anew. What will happen in the future? Maybe we'll see in a game of Legacy one day.
Once More Into the Vortex (Parts 1-2 of 2)
Will H runs for Rob Ruthven, Sabine V., and SalamanderJames
A reskin of Jamila Nedjadi's Once More Into the Void! Over these two sessions, the sundered Companions of the 15th (16th?) Doctor are reunited to journey Once More Into the Vortex, following a Doctor they no longer quite know. This was one of my favourite games on the Gauntlet as we were able to effectively write not just a whole series of Doctor Who but sort of sketch out the previous one, thanks to some timey-wimey shenanigans we introduce at the end of Session 1. I think we easily topped Moffat or Davies here! All credit to David Walker for the original concept, and to my wonderful players. Any tardis that has a Shadowrunner, a Cyborg Highland Warrior, and a Catkin Ninja Monk is one worth watching in my book...and that's before we find out about the missing 4th companion! Beyond the fanfiction element, I felt like Once More Into the Void really sang when we started treating each 'scene' as though they could be either parts of an episode or entire episodes within the season, liberally time jumping between beats and roughly sketching the connective tissue. The 'If We Have the Time' sidequest in particular allowed us to build an entire episode of Daft Punk Cybermen Orchestra madness.
Hearts of Wulin: The Immortal Throne (Session 4 of 8)
David Morrison runs for Bryan, Lara Boerth-Dryden, Maria M., and Puckett
Returning to the Palace of the Immortal Throne, new plans are laid amidst the grounds and corridors. Zhang Long masters new techniques as he advises caution, Yaling Liu's loyalties are put to the test, Mirror of the Cloud strikes a bargain, and Lei Ning hardens her heart.
Leverage: Hustler's Convention (Session 1 of 4)
David Morrison runs for Diana Moon, Jim Likes Games, Lowell Francis, and Philip Rogers
Our new crew convene on the casino liner Neptunes Booty in the Gulf of Mexico to take down Dante Firelli while he hosts an event for the great and not-so-good of organised crime. Our Mastermind, Eun Jung Rhee, causes a stir at the poker tables, while Sasha the Thief helps land a mob boss' son in trouble. Adora the Hacker helps steer the ship into stormy weather, and Lenny the Hitter sends security into a spin.
Trophy Gold: The Source of True Purpura (Session 1 of 4)
Sam Zimmerman runs for Dan Pucul and Kyle H.
The ranger Kiva and thief Orlen discover a secret that leads them to The Source of True Purpura; a hidden valley of magical inks. Join us as we experience the wonder and danger of first encounters, magical waters, and dangerous pale men within the valley of inks.
Better The Devil Who Serves You (Session 1)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for David Morrison, Joel N., Sam Zimmerman, and Sherri
Demon-Lordes have been summoned from the depths of hell itself to...take care of a young witch master and server as Devil-Butlers at a cafe? In this session we have a cozy time! We create our young witch master, our home, the cafe we work at, and our characters. We also get to have our opening anime sequence and go through our morning tasks before the service day starts!
Keepers of the Cards: Our Magical School (Session 0)
Jamila R. Nedjadi runs for Darold Ross, David Schultz, Joel N., and Sherri
Jammi made an entirely new game so we could keep playing our characters from Keepers of the Cards! In this session we rebuild our characters, adding some depth and nuance to them. Our school is darker, more mysterious, with an arcane conspiracy hanging over everything.
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