This series of articles will serve as an introduction to the participants of the September 2018 round of Mandatory Fun Club. These Gauntleteers are preparing to start offering fresh events for Gauntlet Hangouts; be on the lookout for their games!
Hello David! Welcome to Mandatory Fun Club! My first question for you is: How did you hear about the Gauntlet community?
Through another podcast. It's been so long that I can't remember which one now.
What kind of experience do you have facilitating TTRPGs?
I've facilitated many TTRPGs off and on for about three decades, most recently indie and story games primarily.
What kind of experience do you have playing TTRPGs online?
I've been playing TTRPGs online over seven years. Amber Diceless, Mouse Guard, Smallville, Monster of the Week and Urban Shadows (Gauntlet UK), Blades in the Dark, Legend of the Elements (Gauntlet Hangouts), and a number of other games, including several playtests.
What made you decide to jump in and start facilitating games for Gauntlet Hangouts?
I wanted to give back to the amazing community.
Tell us about the game you're planning to facilitate for MFC! Why did you choose it?
Armageddon Accelerated is a game about souls given a second chance at life by working as agents of HALO for The Powers That Be to prevent The End Times. Agents are souls bonded to angel mech vessels, who are assigned to investigate vice crimes, stop soul trafficking, battle demons, and save humanity from itself. The game is powered by Fate Accelerated. The adventure I'm running, Miami Viceroy, is inspired by Miami Vice and takes place in the mid-80s, in Miami, Florida.
I'll be running this game again during Gauntlet Con, along with NightMirror (a kind of Penny Dreadful gothic horror RPG with tarot cards). In addition there are many games I would be interested in facilitating, including but not limited to: Amber Diceless, Firefly (based on the TV show, Cortex Plus Action), Blood & Violence (travel fantasy story game), Epyllion (baby dragons, PbtA), Dark Well (cosmythological thriller), War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus (Fate Accelerated), Gone or Snapped (coping with loss, story game), Star Wars: Force & Destiny, Feudal Fairy World (fantasy sengoku or Camelot, PbtA), Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies (alt-fantasy, PDQ#), Vigilance (Robocop meets Late Bronze Age Mythology as Living Laws), Masks: A New Generation (young super heroes, PbtA), Dogs in the Vineyard, Space Station Omega (War & Peace in Space like B5, ST:DS9, BSG, or The Expanse, Cortex Prime).
Is there anything non-gaming-related that you'd like people to know about you?
I'm a designer, marketer, instructor, and small business and startup consultant. Also, co-founder of Corridor Games on Demand.
Where can people go to hear more from you?