The Gauntlet is creating podcasts, game events, and zines.
630

patrons

$3,845
per month


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 fanzine, organize an annual online gaming convention, 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 six 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. 


Discern Realities 
Our Dungeon World podcast is inspired by hobby magazines like Dragon and Gygax. Each episode contains play tips, reviews, original material for your game, and our 'comic strip' AP. 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


Pocket-Sized Play
Pocket-Sized Play is an actual play podcast. The recordings are taken directly from the games we run on Gauntlet Hangouts and edited down into short episodes of roughly 30 minutes each. The purpose of Pocket-Sized Play is to not only entertain but to demonstrate good gameplay techniques at the table. 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
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 100 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. People who subscribe to our Patreon at the $7+ level get one week of RSVP priority for all new games. After that week is over, anyone can join a game. If the game you want to join doesn't have room, join the waitlist! You'll receive an email notification if space opens up. To learn more about Gauntlet Hangouts, go here.

Tiers
Gauntleteer
$2 or more per month 25 patrons
To show our appreciation, you'll get a special shout-out on our G+ community page with your unique "Keeper of the Gauntlet" title, as well as access to our Patreon feed. The Patreon feed includes exclusive podcast episodes, access to Jason's game prep notes, and  more!
Codex Keeper
$5 or more per month 18 patrons

In addition to the rewards from previous tiers, you will receive a PDF of our monthly RPG fanzine, Codex! Your name will be listed in the back of each issue as a Codex Keeper, along with your unique Keeper of the Gauntlet title. 

Slack/Discord Friend
$6 or more per month 92 patrons
You will receive all rewards from previous tiers, plus you will be invited to join the Gauntlet Slack group and the Gauntlet Discord server. 
Hangouts Keeper
$8 or more per month 34 of 35 patrons

In addition to the rewards from previous tiers, you will get RSVP priority for online games organized through Gauntlet Hangouts! 


There are a limited number of these spots available. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$15 or more per month 28 patrons

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$25 or more per month 4 patrons

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$50 or more per month 1 patron

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$100 or more per month 2 patrons

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community. 

Goals
$3,000 – reached! per month
We will organize Gauntlet Con twice a year! Active Patrons will always be able to attend Gauntlet Con for FREE. 
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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 fanzine, organize an annual online gaming convention, 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 six 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. 


Discern Realities 
Our Dungeon World podcast is inspired by hobby magazines like Dragon and Gygax. Each episode contains play tips, reviews, original material for your game, and our 'comic strip' AP. 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


Pocket-Sized Play
Pocket-Sized Play is an actual play podcast. The recordings are taken directly from the games we run on Gauntlet Hangouts and edited down into short episodes of roughly 30 minutes each. The purpose of Pocket-Sized Play is to not only entertain but to demonstrate good gameplay techniques at the table. 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
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 100 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. People who subscribe to our Patreon at the $7+ level get one week of RSVP priority for all new games. After that week is over, anyone can join a game. If the game you want to join doesn't have room, join the waitlist! You'll receive an email notification if space opens up. To learn more about Gauntlet Hangouts, go here.

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Tiers
Gauntleteer
$2 or more per month 25 patrons
To show our appreciation, you'll get a special shout-out on our G+ community page with your unique "Keeper of the Gauntlet" title, as well as access to our Patreon feed. The Patreon feed includes exclusive podcast episodes, access to Jason's game prep notes, and  more!
Codex Keeper
$5 or more per month 18 patrons

In addition to the rewards from previous tiers, you will receive a PDF of our monthly RPG fanzine, Codex! Your name will be listed in the back of each issue as a Codex Keeper, along with your unique Keeper of the Gauntlet title. 

Slack/Discord Friend
$6 or more per month 92 patrons
You will receive all rewards from previous tiers, plus you will be invited to join the Gauntlet Slack group and the Gauntlet Discord server. 
Hangouts Keeper
$8 or more per month 34 of 35 patrons

In addition to the rewards from previous tiers, you will get RSVP priority for online games organized through Gauntlet Hangouts! 


There are a limited number of these spots available. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$15 or more per month 28 patrons

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$25 or more per month 4 patrons

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$50 or more per month 1 patron

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community. 

Quality of Life Keeper
$100 or more per month 2 patrons

You get all the benefits of the $8 Hangouts Keeper tier. The extra money from your pledge directly benefits the organizers of The Gauntlet community. Most of the organizers, including Jason Cordova, receive little to no financial compensation for the many hours of work they put into the community each month. This pledge tier helps with their living expenses so they can keep doing this work for the community.