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Discern Realities

Discern Realities is a weekly discussion podcast about the roleplaying game Dungeon World.
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Mar 11, 2017

What happened here recently?
Painting the scene in Bellet Osc (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Legacy Weapon (07:46)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Undertake a Perilous Journey (14:39)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Shrine of Gornorn, Dwarven God of Wrongness (25:41)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (31:11)
Hellhound (31:55)
The door (34:30)
Just like clockwork (38:54)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 22, 2017

This week David & Jason welcome Fraser Simons, Scott Selvidge & Michael Barford to the show!

What happened here recently?
Scenic Dunnsmouth and taking ownership of a weird setting (00:20)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Arcane Compendium (11:28)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Alignment (16:53)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Sundered compendium class (31:59)
The Monster Hunter compendium class (40:59)
The Compendium Class contest recap (49:29)
The Revenant compendium class (52:50)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Scablands Press
http://scablandspress.com

Feb 10, 2017

What happened here recently?
Checking-in on Anglekite and Scenic Dunnsmouth (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Plundergrounds zine with Ray Otus (05:12)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Ways of kicking-off a new adventure (20:44)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
A small hack for tracking expendable, multi-use items (31:09)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing Comic Strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (35:32)
Getting frisky (36:15)
Hell hound (38:31)

Links
Plundergrounds Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/rayotus

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 25, 2017

What happened here recently?
An Anglekite update (00:23)
Finishing the adventure a little earlier than expected (02:55)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Gauntlet creative community (08:39)
Scott Selvidge (10:11)
Ape City (11:00)
Codex - Love & Codex - Yellow (13:35)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Large scale and mass combat (17:33)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Nerd Puppet compendium class (29:20)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (37:45)
Some explanations (38:54)
“And now here we are…” (43:48)
Two problems (44:52)

Links
Scablands Press
http://scablandspress.com

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 11, 2017

What happened here recently?
Narrating the fall of Morning Mist castle (00:21)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Bard playbook from Awful Good Games (07:54)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Emotional play in Dungeon World (16:38)
Setting expectations before the session (18:46)
Letting a scene breathe (21:28)
GM approaches (27:29)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Shadow Master compendium class (32:07)
Serpent Brother compendium class (37:45)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (40:14)
“Really, Ramshackle?” (41:01)
Three’s a crowd (42:00)
The reveal (45:11)

Sponsor spot - The Indie Hack SRD (46:58)


Links
The Bard playbook from Awful Good Games
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/137211/The-Bard--A-Dungeon-World-Playbook

The Indie Hack SRD
http://www.scablandspress.com/srd/

Instructions for The Yellow Planet submissions
https://plus.google.com/108530078404383929502/posts/DPzVrGSDPUg

Dec 14, 2016

Interview Segment
Slade Stolar and The Indie Hack (00:29)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Revenant compendium class (24:11)
The Oneironaut (26:46)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (28:36)
Pendulum (29:04)
Makin’ it rain! (30:55)
Escape! (33:15)
Escape? (34:30)
A woman of means (36:16)

Who is really in control here?
Thanks for a great year of Discern Realities! (38:46)

Links
Buy The Indie Hack!
[http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/192215/The-Indie-Hack]

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter
@GauntletRPG

Support us on Patreon
https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Nov 25, 2016

What happened here recently?
The Crimson Keep (00:21)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Comic Strip AP (04:58)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Managing spotlight & “turn order” (09:27)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Aetherwashed (22:08)

Spout Lore (28:11)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (31:10)
Jonathan (31:50)
Catspaw Patterson (33:38)
Volley (36:24)
Quick-thinking (37:43)

Links
Comic Strip AP community

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101778224400740815299

Comic Strip AP RSS

http://comicstripap.libsyn.com/rss

Noises in the Old Theatre

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/197196/Noises-in-the-Old-Theatre?term=noises&test_epoch=0

Our Patreon Page

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Nov 10, 2016

What happened here recently?
Playing PbtA with other GMs (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Last Days of Anglekite (07:46)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Interpreting HP in the fiction (13:50)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Announcing the compendium class contest (25:19)
Monkey Friend compendium class (28:22)

Spout Lore (30:10)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (32:39)
Hide in the shadows (33:49)
The vault guardian (34:27)
Winding up (35:50)
Niche (37:06)
Make a break for it! (37:58)
“No…but he does” (39:28)

 

Oct 26, 2016

What happened here recently?
Bellet Osc (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Ink-tober (05:01)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Hack & Slash (07:30)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Mean Old Minerva’s Wagon of Gifts & Stories (13:06)
The First Fear (14:28)
Old Minerva’s Bag of Sweets (14:44)
Old Minerva’s Broom (14:56)
Old Minerva’s Magnifying Stone (15:26)
The Needle of Idle Safety (15:46)
Weather Wax (16:25)
Chester (16:58)

Spout Lore - Sponsorship Segment (18:09)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (20:36)
Catspaw (22:00)
“I could use a ration” (23:15)
Interior of the hell vault (24:56)
A greedy look in his eyes (27:24)
The vault guardian (28:09)

Who is really in control here?
Our new Patreon goal (29:00)

 

Our sponsor: http://scablandspress.com

Our Patreon: 

https://patreon.com/gauntlet

Oct 12, 2016

What happened here recently?
Androxous the Obscene (00:21)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Gauntlet is on Patreon! (05:42)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Multi-Class Dabbler (14:13)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Triton War Basin (19:31)
The Nar-Wand (21:12)
The Drainage Club (21:30)
Vortex Bottle (21:56)
Sailfin Potion (22:26)
Triton Net (23:01)
Triton Homewater (see website for text)

What is about to happen?
Our comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (24:16)
Trap expert (25:09)
“You go first!” (26:25)
Loyalty (27:15)
Sliding puzzle (28:47)
An unwelcome sight (30:40)

Who is really in control here?
We have a sponsor! (32:22)

 

Links: 

Our website 

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Sep 28, 2016

What happened here recently?
Yoon-suin (00:22)
Getting the most out of World of Dungeons (03:30)
The Die of Fate (06:10)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Vin Moves on the Vindexus Blog (07:57)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Revealing information about magic items to the players (11:58)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
We announce the winner of the Codex Keeper contest! (16:49)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (25:41)
A ruddy plane (27:01)
“Gehenna!” (27:55)
An expanse of black terrain (29:03)
Mirrors (33:18)

 

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Sep 14, 2016

What happened here recently?
Episode 30 celebration and Monster of the Week (00:22)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Menagerie of Minor Magic (06:23)

What here is not what it appears to be?
The Bard’s Arcane Art move (08:27)
Arcane Art during downtime or Make Camp (11:56)
Ways of making Arcane Art more interesting (15:25)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Goddess of Blood & Cruel Fate (19:17)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (23:07)
The City of Dis (23:48)
Scabs (25:31)
The job (28:13)
Tethered (31:17)
Find the Hell of Burning Vaults (32:46)

 

Links

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Menagerie of Minor Magic

http://dwdstudios.com/node/9158

Aug 31, 2016

What happened here recently?
Managing the Mage playbook (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Jeremy Strandberg’s Monster Creation Cheat Sheet (05:19)

What here is not what it appears to be?
The Ranger’s animal companion (07:12)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Robert Doe’s Familiar of the First Tree (19:07)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring Ramshackle Crow (21:52)
Love letter for Ramshackle (22:11)
Catspaw Patterson and the lands beyond the Black Gate of Death (23:06)
The Bone Orchard (24:18)
Escape to the City of Dis (26:06)

Links
Jeremy's Monster Creation Cheat Sheet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0lFq3ECDQDQVUMwcU9BTjRuQlE/view

Aug 17, 2016

What happened here recently?
Death Frost Dungeon World and an extended Perilous Journey (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
MM3 Market in the Woods (07:18)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Monster hit points (11:40)
Coming-up with monster stats on the fly (12:40)
When is it ok to fudge a monster’s hit points? (14:43)
Hit points and fictional positioning (17:38)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Codex Keeper contest (20:54)
Stump of the First Tree custom move (23:18)

What is about to happen?
Our comic strip AP featuring Domenico Castafiel (25:25)
Melchior (26:37)
Escape into the night (28:05)

Who is really in control here?
The Gauntlet gaming community (30:45)

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Aug 3, 2016

What happened here recently?
1v1 Death Frost Doom (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Codex - Blood (05:45)

What here is not what it appears to be?
“The conversation” (08:12)
Before the session (10:11)
During the session (12:48)
Roses & Thorns (16:11)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Mind control moves (18:34)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring Lucero Castafiel (25:24)
The screaming (26:49)
“Our sister is out there…” (29:38)
Journey to the city (30:34)

 

Links

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 22, 2016

What happened here recently?
A story from Tor of Pocket-Sized Play (00:20)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Sorcerers & Sellswords (01:53)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Discern Realities & Spout Lore (07:19)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Smokeless Pipe (18:14)
The Brass Kettle (18:55)
Traveler’s Notebooks (19:20)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring Lucero Castafiel (20:45)
Night visitor (21:28)
Lugana (23:30)
Urbina (25:28)
Drink of my blood (27:25)

BONUS: Dungeon World in the Eyes of a Young Adventurer, featuring Tor & Wind (30:22)

 

Links:

Jellysaw Games: jellysaw.com

The Gauntlet: gauntlet-rpg.com

Follow us on Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jul 15, 2016

Codex announcement
Chrome Submissions (00:23)

What happened here recently?
Advantages of having a smaller number of players (02:24)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Automated Google Sheet for online play (07:11)

What here is not what it appears to be?
The Defend move and the initial combat disposition (09:04)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
We discuss David’s Lonely Adventurer compendium class (13:15)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring Lucero Castafiel (22:56)
“I am the orc one-eye!” (23:48)
Night falls (26:48)
Make camp & take watch (27:44)
Sweet dreams (29:47)

 

Links:

The Gauntlet www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jul 1, 2016

What happened here recently?
Secrets at the game table (00:20)

What should I be on the lookout for?
The Collector playbook (07:38)

What here is not what it appears to be?
1v1 Play (11:48)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
“Pet mule” in media res (19:49)
The Irresistible Mule magic item (22:45)

What is about to happen?
Our comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Lucero Castafiel (24:38)
Bloodless, the Sinister Shackle (26:03)
Ham-strung (28:15)
One-eye (29:57)

 

Links

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Jun 24, 2016

What Happened Here Recently?
Talking to inanimate objects (00:24)

What Should I Be On the Lookout For?
The Gauntlet family of podcasts (03:26)

What Here is Not What it Appears to Be?
Fronts - Part Two (05:57)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me
We announce the finalists and winner of our location-based custom move contest (15:47)

What is About to Happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Lucero Castafiel (26:07)

Lucero’s signature weapon (26:58)

“I may not be the smartest…” (27:46)

“…but I can kill things real good.” (28:35)

The orc one-eye (29:16)

“I am the man, stinking of the cave from which I crawled!” (29:56)

Links:
Talking to inanimate objects G+ post

https://plus.google.com/105089743033557595164/posts/PyhRFBrpFNq

Jun 17, 2016

What Happened Here Recently?
A game with a brand-new GM (00:21)

What Should I Be On the Lookout For?
Mark Tygart’s Dungeon Starters (04:37)

What Here is Not What It Appears to Be?
Fronts - Part One (06:27)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me?
The rope bridge across Buzzard’s Beak Canyon (13:35)
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?? (17:22)

What is About to Happen?
Our ‘comic strip AP’ featuring the adventures of Lucero Castafiel (21:14)
Some opening questions about Lucero (22:41)
Tracking a thief for Lord Urick (24:55)
Someone approaches the camp (26:40)
Ambush! (28:04)

Links
Mark’s Dungeon Starters

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7cav44145d9OXZFNjNpWFdBRFU&usp=sharing

 

Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Jun 10, 2016

What Happened Here Recently?
The death of Rook the Halfling Thief (00:55)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me?
The Elder God’s Pit custom move (05:08)

What is About to Happen?
Our ongoing ‘comic strip’ AP featuring Domenico Castafiel (13:03)

Gravid with godlings! (13:54)

Maggot’s miasma (15:04)

The vault (18:58)

The guard (20:55)

The situation (23:29)

The trans-dimensional egg sac (25:39)

“Accept your master, beast!” (27:05)

Links:

Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 27, 2016

What Happened Here Recently?
Lugana’s Gambit (00:22)

What Should I Be On the Lookout For?
The One Page Dungeon contest (05:41)

What Here is Not What It Appears to Be?
Using various fiction sources to inspire your NPCs (08:55)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me?
Jeremy Strandberg’s Light-fingers move (14:50)

What is About to Happen?
Our comic strip AP featuring Domenico Castafiel (18:36)
Fast friends (19:40)
The infernal infestation (20:11)
A betrayal (21:16)
Say hello to your little friend (22:33)

Who is Really in Control Here?
Our website: gauntlet-rpg.com
Twitter: @GauntletRPG

Other Links:

One Page Dungeon

https://www.onepagedungeon.info/2016/

May 20, 2016

What Happened Here Recently?
A disastrous session (00:21)

What Should I Be On the Lookout For?
The Final Girl (04:41)

What Here is Not What It Appears to Be?
How to successfully incorporate Flags into your game (09:49)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me?
The Starlit Meadow (14:05)

What is About to Happen?
Our comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Domenico Castafiel (21:08)
Whispers in the dark (22:04)
An unexpected encounter (24:34)
A real charmer (27:02)

Who is Really in Control Here?

The Gauntlet: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Links:

The Final Girl http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/182628/The-Final-Girl

The Veil: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samjokopublishing/the-veil-cyberpunk-rpg

May 13, 2016

What Happened Here Recently?

Wrapping-up Carcosa sessions (00:23)

What Should I Be On the Lookout For?
World of Dungeons (06:37)

What Here is Not What it Appears to Be?
A discussion about our ‘core’ playbooks (11:07)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me?
Location-based custom move contest (plus the Holy Machine of Dugmaren Brightmantle) (17:42)

What is About to Happen?
Our ‘comic strip’ AP featuring the adventures of Domenico Castafiel (22:00)
Iotho’s offer (23:48)
To the vault… (26:54)

Who is Really in Control Here?
Our website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com
Our Twitter: @GauntletRPG

May 6, 2016

What Happened Here Recently?
The labyrinth custom move in action (00:21)

What Should I Be On the Lookout For?
The Teratic Tome by Rafael Chandler (04:45)

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rafael-chandler/teratic-tome/hardcover/product-20695443.html

What Here is Not What It Appears to Be?
The 7-9 result on Last Breath (09:06)

What Here is Useful or Valuable to Me?
Spider Thrall compendium class (14:20)

Text can be found on www.gauntlet-rpg.com

What is About to Happen?
Our comic strip ‘AP’ featuring the adventures of Domenico Castafiel (18:30)
Voices in the dark (20:16)
Cottonmouth (21:21)
The vessel must be opened (23:11)
The door & the key (24:27)

 

Who is Really in Control Here?

Our Website: www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Twitter: @GauntletRPG

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