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Cthulhu Dark: The Black Drop (Session 2 of 2)
David S runs for Brandon Brylawski, Jason Zanes, and Nicholas Timperio
The investigators' expedition to the Kerguelen Islands has gone horribly wrong. Having barely survived their first night on the main island, critical decisions must be made around who to trust and where to travel as time races toward the inevitable transit of Venus. Will the God of the Black Stone be banished for another thirty years, or will they finally rise and end civilization as we know it?
Uncharted Worlds: The Cluster (Session 6 of 8)
Alun R. runs for Grey, Joe F, and Pawel S.
Despite discovering a 'city ship' in the anomalous space they find themselves in, the crew opt to make contact with one of the centuries old cruisers dating from Narsan civil war. There's automated defences, stacks of sleep pods, and data that takes so long to download that some of the sleep pods wake up. Then, Gema faces off against the Narsan marines, while Sureshot considers ambushing them, before Riley works their 'personality' magic...and the city ship is almost organic in construction...
Dungeons & Dragons 5E: Strixhaven: A Syllabus of Shadows (Session 2)
Lowell Francis runs for Francisco Olivera, Matthew Arcilla, Nicholas Timperio, and Vince
Our students settle into their new, barely-held-together-through-magic dormitory. Then there's the first day of classes in which they get to discover the quirks and penchants of their new instructors. That day concludes with the appearance of the seemingly sinister new headmaster, their teacher for "Introduction to the Dark World," and his unexpectedly tempting offer.
Godbound: Shattered Temples (Session 21)
Lowell Francis runs for Dan Brown, Patrick Knowles, Sherri, and Tyler Lominack
The godbound heroes returns from defeating the Corrupted Storm, third of the Elemental Evils, and begin to plan their next efforts. But they're interrupted by a petition from an Emperor, begging for their aid against a demon goddess in exchange for turning their Empire's devotion to their new pantheon.
Revenge of the Faerie Queen (Session 1 of 2)
Shane runs for José Feito, Kyle H., Lowell Francis, and Matthew Doughty
The characters overthrew the Faerie Queen before she could conquer the Earth, but they've barely arrived back on the mortal plane when a shocking murder makes them realise none of their families or loved ones are safe. They head to a faded Beaux-Arts hotel for a final confrontation with old and new enemies.
Gauntlet Reading Club
Every Heart a Doorway Discussion Group
Steven S. facilitates for Brandon Brylawski, David Morrison, Kae, and Sabine V.
For this segment of the Gauntlet Reading Club, the group discusses Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway, a story about what happens after the portal fantasy ends. The group discusses the genre of the portal fantasy, trauma, and the teenage experience. The latter part of the discussion focuses on adapting the book to a roleplaying game, considering what games that might suit the feel and tone of Every Heart a Doorway and the ways that our chosen game, Monsterhearts, does and doesn't work with the book. If you would rather skip the parts where we talk about Every Heart a Doorway, you can go directly to our discussion of adapting it here.
Monsterhearts: Every Heart a Doorway (Character Creation)
Steven S. runs for David Morrison, Kae, and Sabine V.
We create characters for our run of Monsterhearts inspired by Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway. Introducing Ghost Leigh, a former sweeper at the Carnival of Sorrows, Infernal Bailey, a pet among Masters in Belonging Outside Belonging, and Siren Jason, an exiled performer among the gods of Mount Olympus.
Urban Shadows 2e: The Chosen and the Beautiful (Session 3)
Steven S. runs for David Morrison, Kae, and Maria M.
Continuing to get my backlog cleared out, we return to the gang as they deal with fallout of last week's events. Dante becomes more entangled in the Wentworths' business even while Asmodeus gets closer to his found family. Red tries to keep his vision from coming true. Cleo takes steps to protect her lover and daughter.
Star Wars Saturday
Burning Hearts (Session 2)
Rich Rogers runs for Jo Lene, Sam Zimmerman, Sawyer Rankin, and Sherri
Our fledgling Jedi assault an Imperial garrison, make odd alliances, and discuss fomenting a rebellion.
Stars in the Dark (Session 21)
Anders runs for Marc Majcher, Mark (they/them), Rich Rogers, and Steven Watkins
It's All About Kernoc - Bria has lured the feared Black Sun assassin Kernoc into the middle of a stormtrooper assault on the Scrapyard. Will this be enough to slow her down, or will the slippery killer return again to threaten the crew? If I tell you anything more about what happens you'll know the answer to that question so I won't, but you won't believe what happens next!
What's so tempting about the Dark Side? (Session 2)
Rich Rogers runs for Danielle B., Greg G., and Kae
In the second and final installment, the Jedi face their darkest fears. Secrets discovered! Betrayal! And ultimately...painful truths.
Where to Find More
You can see all these videos (plus all the ones that have come before) on The Gauntlet YouTube channel playlists, and be sure to subscribe to catch all our great podcasts!
If you'd like to catch these sessions in an audio-only podcast, check out the community-run Hangouts Podcast at http://gauntlet.hellomouth.net/.
If you'd like to play in games like these, check out the calendar of events and the Gauntlet Forums where games are announced, or catch one of our Gauntlet Community Open Gaming online mini-conventions.
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Enjoy, and have a great weekend!