Most games on the Gauntlet use Google Sheets to create online character keepers. It lets everyone see each others’ characters. It can also be used to organize reference material and NPCs. We have a four-part series on creating those keepers
KEEPERS AND PLAY AIDS
We have a large collection of pre-made keepers for a ton of games. If you use a Keeper from our folders, be sure to make a copy of it. Then you can edit that copy. You’ll find the full folder here. That contains:
- Sample Aids Broken into three folders: A-E, F-0, and P-Z
- General Templates
- A collection of Tools & References
- Español and Deutsch materials
- Documentation for all our play aides.
- TTRPG Safety Toolkit Your play safety best resource is the ENnie-winning TTRPG Safety Toolkit by Kienna Sunrise and Lauren Bryant-Monk
- Overview of Video Options This looks at some of the available meeting software platforms. Much has changed since originally written. It needs updating but still has useful options.
- Helping your D&D Group Try a Monsterhearts One-Shot A blog post by Rich Rogers (+1 Forward, Hit the Streets) with advice about transitioning groups into new games and online play.
- Open Table: What the What? A look at the Gauntlet’s Open Table approach to online games.
- Sharing the Cognitive Load Includes a discussion of CATS, which is the Gauntlet go-to for presenting games
- Our Overview of Tools of the Table
- Community Code of Conduct Our CoC is based on the existing XOXO Community CoC, modified for an online gaming community. It is licensed CC 4.0, so feel free to borrow or adapt
- GCOG material We’ve begin doing free quarterly online gaming events as a way of introducing new folks to online gaming and indie games. Here’s an overview of that program. You can find our event handbook here. If you’re planning an online event, feel free to borrow from and adapt that.
- Community & Community Leadership A really good post by Pam Punzalan on Medium talking about the challenges of leading an gaming community
ABOUT THE GAUNTLET
- We have a strong network of podcasts, including our flagship, The Gauntlet Podcast; +1 Forward, our podcast powered by the apocalypse; Fear of a Black Dragon, our OSR program; The Sixth Ring, looking at the Trophy RPG, and more.
- You can find out more about The Gauntlet at our website: gauntlet-rpg.com
- We have a Patreon which supports our podcasts, gaming community, forums, publishing, and more. That’s one way to get early access to our gaming calendar and our magazine, Codex. Consider supporting us.
- For gamers from marginalized communities or those suffering financial hardship, we have a program to give you early access to our gaming calendar: Gauntlet Gameway.
- The Gauntlet Forums is a place where we post calendar games, make public announcements, and talk about gaming in general.
- If you play a session with us, you can ask to join our Gauntlet Slack. It focuses on the games we’re playing on the calendar. We talk about plans for upcoming games, talk shop about sessions, and request/look for feedback on future sessions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We have a Gauntlet YouTube Channel which we update each week with tons of actual play sessions.
- You can also listen to those sessions with our Gauntlet Hangouts podcast channel which converts the videos to a podcast format.
SYSTEM GUIDES FOR NEW PLAYERS
- Legacy: Life Among the Ruins
- Fate Worlds of Adventure
- 13th Age
- Changeling the Lost 1e
- Mutants & Masterminds 3e
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, you can contact us at email@example.com.