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Discern Realities

Discern Realities is a weekly discussion podcast about the roleplaying game Dungeon World.
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Oct 1, 2018

The Gauntlet Gaming Community, which produces this podcast, is launching its very first Kickstarter on October 2nd! We’re raising money to create a beautiful hardcover book collecting the first 13 issues of our zine, Codex. This special podcast episode features Lowell Francis and Jason Cordova discussing the history and development of the zine, the Kickstarter campaign, and the future of The Gauntlet community. It’s a fantastic conversation. Enjoy!

Jul 26, 2018

Timecodes
00:00:55 - How to GM Dungeon World
00:06:12 - GM Agenda
00:11:47 - GM Principles

Actual Play
00:28:43 - The ongoing story of Lucero Castafiel
00:30:02 - Rescue

Links
+1 Forward (Feed includes episodes about Principles & Genre, MC Moves, Player Principles & Agendas, and more!)
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Our Patreon
patreon.com/gauntlet

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jul 1, 2018

Anatomy of a Playbook
00:00:22 - Overview
00:01:35 - Front Page
00:07:30 - Back Page

Actual Play
00:10:13 - Our ongoing comic strip actual play featuring Lucero Castafiel
00:13:24 - The Starlight Serpent
00:20:23 - The Voice

Links
Playbook PDFs
http://dungeon-world.com/downloads/Dungeon\_World\_Play\_Sheets.pdf

 

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jun 14, 2018

Dungeon World Basics 04

The Special Moves
00:00:27 - Overview
00:02:30 - Last Breath
00:08:04 - Encumbrance
00:09:55 - Make Camp
00:11:19 - Take Watch
00:12:17 - Undertake a Perilous Journey
00:17:29 - End of Session
00:18:22 - Level Up
00:18:39 - Carouse
00:19:46 - Supply
00:21:10 - Recover
00:21:38 - Recruit
00:24:07 - Outstanding Warrants
00:26:45 - Bolster

Actual Play
00:29:40 - Our comic strip AP featuring the story of Lucero Castafiel

00:31:38 - Voices in the heavens
(Discern Realities)

00:35:31 - The shaft


Links
The Perilous Wilds
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/156979/The-Perilous-Wilds?term=perilous+wilds&test\_epoch=0

Discern Realities Annual
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/237708/Codex--The-Discern-Realities-Annual?term=discern+realities+annual&test\_epoch=0

May 14, 2018

Non-Combat Basic Moves
00:01:26 - Defy Danger
00:09:27 - Spout Lore
00:15:00 - Discern Realities
00:21:19 - Parley
00:25:22 - Aid/Interfere

Actual Play
00:34:17 - The passageway
(Discern Realities)

00:37:18 - Cavern
(Discern Realities; Spout Lore)

Links
DR episode about Player v. Player conflict
http://discernrealities.libsyn.com/episode-4

Our website
www.gauntlet-rpg.com

Apr 26, 2018

What happened here recently?
00:00:22 - Legerdemain

What should I be on the lookout for?
00:11:47 - Heart Points Podcast and ChimaeraCast

What here is not what it appears to be
00:17:48 - Riding the line between power gaming and playing to lose

What here is useful or valuable to me?
00:30:06 - Keepers of the Gauntlet contest results

What is about to happen?
00:46:48 - The ongoing story of St. Evelyn the White
00:47:54 - Bubbling flesh
00:52:30 - A drastic measure


Links
Heart Points Podcast

https://heartpoints.wordpress.com

ChimaeraCast

https://www.thechimaera.com/chimaeracast/

Apr 8, 2018

The Basic Moves - Combat
00:01:46 - Hack & Slash
00:04:45 - Weapon tags
00:09:24 - Volley
00:13:44 - Defend

Managing a Combat in Dungeon World
00:16:40 - No turn order
00:21:32 - Range
00:23:43 - Multiple enemies
00:25:00 - What counts as combat?

00:27:02 - Unlocking the 16 HP Dragon

Actual Play
00:34:15 - Notes & recap

00:36:13 - Ghoul
(Hack & Slash, Volley)

00:39:35 - Markings
(Discern Realities)

Links
The 16 HP Dragon article

https://www.latorra.org/2012/05/15/a-16-hp-dragon/

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Mar 29, 2018

Discussion 

00:00:32 - Who are we?
00:02:09 - Why are we doing this?
00:05:32 - What is Dungeon World?
00:09:12 - What is it like to play?
00:11:16 - Moves

Actual Play

00:17:30 - Lucero Castafiel (GM technique: Ask Lots of Questions)
00:23:05 - Brother Andrew (GM technique: Ask Lots of Questions)
00:25:43 - Catacombs (Discern Realities)
00:36:10 - “A nude, slick, hairless, white creature.” (Hack & Slash)

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com


Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet


Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG


Music: ”Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Mar 15, 2018

What happened here recently?
00:20:00 - Notes from a new campaign

What should I be on the lookout for?
00:12:50 - The conclusion of the Alford Soultaker AP

What here is not what it appears to be?
00:16:20 - Creating a play culture that embraces adversity

What here is useful or valuable to me?
00:35:45 - The Omegatherion of Fasar

What is about to happen?
00:40:50 - The continuing story of St. Evelyn the White
00:42:19 - The rod
00:45:43 - Milk and bread
00:49:05 - Chandelier

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 26, 2018

What happened here recently?
00:00:27 - Gloomhaven

What should I be on the lookout for?
00:12:13 - Codex is on DriveThru

What here is not what it appears to be?
00:13:50 - Recruit and Hirelings

What here is useful or valuable to me?
00:23:55 - The Cloak of Logan Stormbreaker
00:28:15 - The Glossary of Blades

What is about to happen?
00:31:56 - The ongoing comic strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White
00:33:31 - Marlene
00:38:05 - Resolve

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Feb 11, 2018

What happened here recently?
00:00:27 - When a player doesn’t like their playbook

What should I be on the lookout for?
00:08:47 - Session Zero #5

What here is not what it appears to be?
00:19:47 - Getting the most out of Make Camp and Take Watch
00:22:04 - Make Camp
00:27:57 - Take Watch

What here is useful or valuable to me?
00:31:13 - The Weeping Cells
00:34:50 - The Revenant Chord

What is about to happen?
00:40:06 - Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White
00:40:51 - The Beaten Barley
00:44:55 - A lament

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Jan 25, 2018

What happened here recently?
00:26 - New campaign DW campaign–with pirates!

What should I be on the lookout for?
06:23 - Overview
07:23 - The Adventure Builder starter
10:01 - Discern Realities one-sheet starter

What here is not what it appears to be?
13:07 - Mission-oriented Dungeon World
16:17 - Bolster

What here is useful or valuable to me?
21:35 - The Knight of Mums
24:41 - Keeper of the Blood of Lursiss

What is about to happen?
29:30 - Our ongoing comic strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White
31:00 - Rations
34:40 - The Mad Saint

Jan 11, 2018

What happened here recently?
Reflecting on the We Hunt the Keepers! campaign (00:23)

What should I be on the lookout for?
Plundergrounds #5 (16:15)

What here is not what it appears to be?
Missed rolls on Cast a Spell (21:34)
Cast a Spell: Wizard (28:32)
Cast a Spell: Cleric (32:48)

What here is useful or valuable to me?
The Orphan’s Kiss (37:22)
The Joyous Pit (40:55)

What is about to happen?
Our ongoing Comic Strip AP featuring the story of St. Evelyn the White (44:44)
Hamich (45:29)
Spout Lore (49:19)

 

Links

Our website

www.gauntlet-rpg.com

 

Our Patreon

patreon.com/gauntlet

 

Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

Notes
Music: Hammer and Damper by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Blue_Nocturnal/Hammer_and_Damper

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