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Aug 18, 2017

This is a special production of Discern Realities, featuring the Comic Strip AP segments from the first 12 episodes of the show! We've stitched those AP segments together, recorded original music, and added foley. Enjoy this exciting look back at the origins of our show!

 

Show Notes:

Original Score by Joel Gutierrez

Sound effects by Hayden Sanders

Mix and Mastery by Joel Gutierrez

 

Special Thanks to the Freesound.org Community for awesome Sound Effects!

The Users with attribution licenses will be credited here:

 

S: cellar_door_wooden_corridor2_INT.wav by matucha

S: STAIRS: by German1990

S: Ambience_Cave_00.wav by LittleRobotSoundFactory

S: Footsteps, Concrete, A.wav by InspectorJ

S: Door 3.WAV by Ninafoletti

S: Rockburst7.wav by Cheddababy

S: Bricks, stones, tumble, rockslide by nebulousflynn

S: chains.wav by mshahen

S: River by viznoman

S: BodyDrag2.aif by bennychico11

S: Footsteps Pacing Back and Forth by ultradust

S: Door shake by ColdAir

S: walk underground passegeway 70m Kijkduin Den helder 130910_01.wav by klankbeeld

 

Aug 2, 2017

What happened here recently?
Anglekite campaign (00:22)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Codex - Crystal (10:35)

What here is not what it appear to be?
Giving player characters hold to ask questions (15:09)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Three Magic Swords (24:39)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White (29:48)
Breaking bread (30:35)
Fellbit (36:32)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 19, 2017

What happened here recently?
Lord Caspian Gal (00:22)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Gauntlet happenings (07:47)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Bend Bars, Lift Gates (12:30)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Library of the Wordfey (22:32)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White (27:49)
Arnie (28:53)
Invocation (32:45)
Venka’s burdens (35:00)


Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 5, 2017

What happened here recently?
Running DW for players new to the game (00:20)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Session Zero DW zine (17:41)

What here is not what it appears to be?
The Ritual move (27:05)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Cliff of Shuachi (50:57)
The Ever-drilling Shrine of Gnozzinu (58:44)
The Shrine of Alamas (01:05:14)

Links
Session Zero zine
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/210150/Session-Zero-Issue-1--The-Smoldering-Swamp

Sword Breaker zine
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/206544/Sword-Breaker-Issue-No-1--The-Tyrant-Machine

Jun 11, 2017

Help David and Jason determine the two runners up for the Shrine Contest! 

David’s Remaining Finalists
The Shrine of Solaris (09:23)
The Observatory (10:57)
The Altar of Kar-Suet (12:43)
The Shrine of Mamon (13:49)
Gnozinu (15:47)

Jason’s Remaining Finalists
The Cliff of Shuachi (18:32)
The Idol of Sprague-el (20:10)
The Shrine of Niseria (22:04)
The Shrine of the Abyss (23:23)
The Shrine of the Unwritten (25:16)

Jun 8, 2017

David and Jason are joined by Phil from Encoded Designs!

What happened here recently?
The Airy Peaks (1:10)
Wrapping-up Song of the Milk-White Putrescence (02:49)

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

What here is not what it appears to be?
Herculean Appetites (21:11)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Shrine of the Sorrowful Queen (31:39)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White (37:09)
“Stop in the name of Fellbit!” (37:56)
Venka (39:22)
Alfred and Beckett (41:31)
Lead the Flock (44:07)

Links
The Legacy Weapon
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/207958/The-Legacy-Weapon--A-Dungeon-World-Artifact-and-One-Shot?src=hottest\_filtered

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 17, 2017

What happened here recently?
The Song of the Milk-White Putrescence (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
DR Annual #1 (09:10)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Using love letters to account for missing players (11:55)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Rakaela the Forever Shield Maiden (20:07)

What is about to happen?
St. Evelyn the White (26:28)
The road to Fellbit (31:16)
Soldiers (33:24)

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

May 3, 2017

What happened here recently?
Alford Soultaker Comic Strip AP (00:20)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Codex back issues (06:19)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Dangers and Grim Portents (10:39)
Using Grim Portents as a way of building the tension (12:33)
Putting Grim Portents right in the face of the player characters (15:36)
Using Dangers as a way to convert OSR modules (18:42)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Shrine of Melchior (22:27)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing Comic Strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (28:04)
Discern Realities (28:50)
Retreat! (30:35)
The most blatant nudging toward a Spout Lore roll ever (31:49)

Links
Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Apr 19, 2017

What happened here recently?
Anglekite mid-season finale (00:38)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Sword Breaker zine (09:22)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Aid or Interfere (17:46)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Shrine contest details (26:57)
Rakrin (28:27)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (33:00)
Enormity (34:18)
This is your life (36:41)
A distinct hissing sound (38:04)

Links
Episode 4 - Discussion about PvP
http://discernrealities.libsyn.com/episode-4

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 24, 2017

What happened here recently?
The Heart Queen’s garden party (00:20)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Dust, Fog and Glowing Embers (07:32)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Answering the Discern Realities questions (22:21)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
Star Bears (!!!) (33:09)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the adventures of Ramshackle Crow (36:50)
Make camp (37:33)
First watch (44:56)

Links:
Dust, Fog & Glowing Embers
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676237438/dust-fog-and-glowing-embers-an-rpg?ref=user\_menu

Ray’s Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/rayotus

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

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

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