The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

Creating podcasts, game events, and zines.

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Codex Keeper

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At this tier, in addition to the rewards at the $2 level, you get a PDF copy of our RPG magazine, Codex. You are entitled to whichever issues of Codex were released during months your pledge was active. You will be listed as a Codex Keeper in the back of each new issue of Codex, along with your Keeper of the Gauntlet title so long as your pledge is active. 

Hangouts Keeper

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In addition to the benefits at the Codex Keeper level, you get one-week of RSVP priority to new games scheduled on Gauntlet Hangouts, as well as access to the Gauntlet Slack group. There will only be 35 spots available for this tier in calendar year 2020. 




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About The Gauntlet

Thanks to Mischa Krilov for narrating the video!

What is the Gauntlet?
The Gauntlet is a gaming community focused on independent roleplaying games, story games, and the OSR. We produce several podcasts, organize hundreds of public game sessions, publish a monthly magazine, and maintain one of the most vibrant and friendly communities around!

Why are we on Patreon?
On the one hand, it costs a lot of time and money to produce four podcasts, organize dozens of game sessions, and execute all the other little things the Gauntlet does on a monthly basis. On the other hand, we've been doing those things for years without the benefit of Patreon support, and we'll continue doing them no matter what. 

The real reason we're on Patreon is we want to do more. We want to produce more podcasts, publish more supplemental material, and organize more game nights. We want to do more to help independent game publishers find their audience. And we want to find new and better ways of interacting with our community.

We think the next few years are going to be really incredible for our community, and we hope you'll join us! 

Our Podcasts

The Gauntlet Podcast
This is our community podcast, where we discuss the games we have been playing, as well as tips for getting the most out of your time at the game table. To listen, click here. 

+1 Forward
This is a show about games using the Apocalypse Engine. We cover these games in play, and talk about the many flavors of games Powered by the Apocalypse. Each episode has a discussion about a particular game, as well as an example of play. To listen, click here. 

Fear of a Black Dragon
Fear of a Black Dragon is about fantasy modules and setting books, particularly those coming out of the OSR movement. Each episode focuses on a single book and is divided into three parts: the Basic Crawl, the Expert Delve, and the Companion Adventures. To listen, click here

We Hunt the Keepers!
We Hunt the Keepers! is our Dungeon World actual play podcast. It's a production of Pocket-Sized Play and features the same bite-sized format of that show.

Our Publications

Codex is the Gauntlet's monthly RPG fanzine. Each issue is organized around a theme, and packed with original art and awesome game material sourced directly from our community. To get a free issue, click here.

Our Community

Gauntlet Hangouts

Gauntlet Hangouts is our space for playing roleplaying games online. Our calendar hosts over 200 game events per month. The games played cover a variety of systems and genres, with an emphasis on indie RPGs, story games, and the OSR. To learn more about Gauntlet Hangouts, go here.

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Degoya County! Degoya County is a project comprised of 1) an anthology-style, horror actual play podcast, 2) a quarterly zine featuring original fiction and game content, and 3) special Degoya County game sessions on Gauntlet Hangouts. 
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