At the time of this post, it's day 2 of Gauntlet Con! All weekend long we'll be growing the collection of recorded game session videos—plus recorded streams of panels and workshops—in the Gauntlet Con 2019 YouTube playlist! If you didn't get a chance to attend this year, start looking forward to next year, and remember that supporters of the Gauntlet Patreon get into Gauntlet Con for free!
Witch Squadron (Session 3 of 3)
Rich Rogers runs for Bethany H., Gerrit Reininghaus, Keith Stetson, and Sabine V.
The 588th Regiment board the Quisling to draw off Imperial forces in the Battle for Sullust. In the quiet moments of the battle, two pilots make an unexpected connection.
Mutants in the Night: Gauntlet TGIT (Session 3 of 3)
Lowell Francis runs for Chris Newton, Christopher Walborn, Jason Zanes, and Leandro Pondoc
After a near-tragic encounter with the police, the crew try to uncover the reasons behind an ongoing crackdown in the Mutant Secure Zone.
Masks: Prospect Academy (Session 7)
Leandro Pondoc runs for David Morrison, Ludovico Alves, Ryan M., and Sabine V.
A field trip to gain some heroing experience turns awry as a hole in time and space rips open and our heroes are forced to confront their deepest wounds. Zero-G is bent towards the will of an amorphous villain, Errant is nearly drowned by the legacy of Tsvetnovadred, Serenade is confronted by a ghost of their past deeds and Image learns that she can have more impact on the world through the application of force. Apologies to Wisconsin.
Masks: The Best Worst Things About Fall (Session 3 of 3)
Chris Newton runs for Alex, Leandro Pondoc, Sarah J., and Sawyer Rankin
While confronting a mysterious power that seems to be allowing masks to possess their wearers (including an adult superhero or two), our teenage supers encounter a more insidious nemesis: our rollforyour.party page!
The Veil Fantasy: Kriusthos (Session 4 of 4)
Ludovico Alves runs for David Walker, Marcolo, Maria M., Pearl Zare, and Toby
An alien intelligence invades the life of these five, forcing them to into a mystery full of difficult choices. The Tome is opened and a name is revealed - The Curator. Our apparatus has to save the life of the architect from copycats and find which is their relationship to the Curator and the society of contracts. As we drive to the conclusion to the confrontation of ideas, the true horror is revealed: the healthcare system.
Spectaculars: The Virtuosos (Session 6)
Mikel Matthews runs for Kyle H. and Steven desJardins
Interrupting a podcast, Spywn and Thunderstruck go to talk down the 9ers in Royale Hill because an escape pod landed from an alien ship that was under fire last session.
Free From The Yoke: Land of the Dragonslayers (Session 4 of 4)
Ludovico Alves runs for Greg G., Mikael Tysvær, and Sawyer Rankin
Autumn starts with an ominous court, as it becomes clear that there can be no peace. Promises are made, and the bounty of the earth coalesces into relics of power. Teachers and Horselords fight the first true war since the independence and tragedy struck. Winter arrives, and a rite like the sort that has not been seen in generations is attempted...
Urban Shadows: Vienna, 1950 (Session 4 of 4)
Alexi S. runs for Eli S., Leandro Pondoc, Pearl Zare, Richard Moser, and Sarah J.
A grand finale with a full cast brings our time in Vienna to an explosive close. Otto the Veteran steals a painting and finds himself on the receiving end of weaponized Cubism. Sophie/Johannes the Fae sings a bear to death, a café to life, and a fae birthday party into a riot of debauchery and violence. Cosima the Vamp faces her potential execution at the hands of Salomé the Tainted with a speech for the ages—Salomé is less sanguine about the result of her hunt. Emilie the Aware talks her way out of American military custody—and into the climactic shootout over art and magic at the Plaza of the Blind Shepherd.
Night Witches: Rudnya 1943 (Session 3 of 4)
Jim Likes Games runs for Eli S., Leandro Pondoc, Maria M., and Puckett
The Natural-Born Soviet Airwomen of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment conduct a harassment mission to keep the Nazis awake, under the command of a new Section Leader as they await news of the fate of their lost comrades.
Impulse Drive: Coriolis (Session 2)
Lowell Francis runs for Leandro Pondoc, Patrick Knowles, Sherri, and Steven desJardins
The crew follows up on the missing archaeologists and finds an object which should not be. Which they immediately mess with.
Apocalypse World (Session 3 of 4)
Lowell Francis runs for John Campbell, Peter Mazzeo, and Steven desJardins
Recovering from their battle/rescue mission, the PCs regroup and consider what they've learned about who is behind the attacks, but when they confront an agent, they discover something more dangerous than they expected.
The Bat Hack: Ms October Game (Session 4 of 5)
Jim Likes Games runs for Bethany H., Catherine Ramen, Hayley, Jesse A., and Rich Rogers
The Gauntlet City Gals keep their Championship hopes alive in dramatic fashion, setting up Game 5 back in Detroit. Stunning defensive play from an outfielder returning from the DL provides the highlight reel.
Root: the RPG (Session 1 of 2)
Rob Ruthven runs for Ary Ramsey, Jeremiah Pena, Leandro Pondoc, and Philip
Meet our vagabonds - Brin, Jeem, Morning Song, and Oxley - as they help the denizens of Milltown deal with a group of mercenaries suspected of tampering with the town's crops, and maybe get a little extra coin in the process.
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 project at http://gauntlet.hellomouth.net/.
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