Today on The Gauntlet Blog, I wrote about Gauntlet Con: Test Fire, a game design and playtest-focused version of our…

Today on The Gauntlet Blog, I wrote about Gauntlet Con: Test Fire, a game design and playtest-focused version of our…

Today on The Gauntlet Blog, I wrote about Gauntlet Con: Test Fire, a game design and playtest-focused version of our online convention. It’s just a proposal for now, but if you have any thoughts, please chime in here or directly on the post.

http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/gauntlet-con-test-fire

I’m very interested in hearing criticisms of Metatopia.

I’m very interested in hearing criticisms of Metatopia.

I’m very interested in hearing criticisms of Metatopia. I have been to the convention a few times myself and have a collection of personal thoughts with regards to what they could be doing better, but I’m curious to hear from other folks. Anything is fair game: cost, accessibility, exclusivity, technology, scheduling—whatever.

And it doesn’t have to be a criticism about Metatopia per se, but even just logistical or travel things that make it a difficult convention to attend would be good to know about.

I have been thinking about building something online and better, but I need to know about all the gaps first, to see if we can actually add to or improve what it means to be a playtest-focused convention.

Comments are off. I’m only interested in hearing these thoughts in private, so please Slack DM me or send me a private G+ post (if you’re not on our Slack).

It’s been almost a week since Gauntlet Con concluded, but we’ve still got some thank yous to send!

It’s been almost a week since Gauntlet Con concluded, but we’ve still got some thank yous to send!

It’s been almost a week since Gauntlet Con concluded, but we’ve still got some thank yous to send!

Thank you to our prize donors! This year we were able to award more than 40 prizes to our attendees who participated in the “Dreams & Prizes” drawing and those came from all over the small-press-games world.

Thank you to:

Magpie Games

Elizabeth Chaipraditkul

Todd Crapper

Jay Iles

Stentor Danielson

Phil Vecchione and Encoded Designs

Christopher Grey

Gareth Graham

Fraser Simons

Ferretheim Games

Evlyn M

Zzarchov Kowolski

Adrian Thoen

Blake Ryan

Jonathan Lavallee

Tim Rodriguez

Diogo Nogueira

Jeff Barber

Jim Likes Games (and Jim Crocker!)

Keith Stetson

Jason Olsan

Wheel Tree Press

Derek A. Kamal

Please share some love with these publishers and creators to thank them for supporting Gauntlet Con 2018!

Hey my lovelies!

Hey my lovelies!

Hey my lovelies!

It’s been a week of con recovery! I hope you self cared like no tomorrow and have found some spoons and spell slots again!

Here’s a handy form we’d love you to fill out to send us some feedback on your convention experience! If you want to speak with me privately, you can reach me on Discord, the slack, here, on Facebook, or email me at [email protected]

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXX6NQ23He_iT1Z99nMxU9ZDG3SHljho8c_1e4qYTCsi74mQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

As we wind down Gauntlet Con for the year, I want to thank everyone who donated to our GM & Volunteer PDF rewards…

As we wind down Gauntlet Con for the year, I want to thank everyone who donated to our GM & Volunteer PDF rewards…

As we wind down Gauntlet Con for the year, I want to thank everyone who donated to our GM & Volunteer PDF rewards this year. Thanks to Zzarchov Kowolski, Evlyn M, Lucian Kahn, Lu Quade, Adrian Thoen, Berlings Beard, Vee Hendro, Hayley G, Jeff Barber, Blake Ryan, Stentor Danielson, Robert Nolan and Creepy Doll Studios, Jonathan Lavallee, Jason Olsan, Christopher Grey, Jay Iles, GM Jeff Stormer, Kira Magrann, Todd Crapper, Sharang Biswas, Vivien Feasson, Magpie Games, Phil Vecchione, Gerrit Reininghaus, and Encoded Designs!

Thank you to all of you for your incredible generosity!

(Oh, and I’ll begin sending out links for volunteers and GMs later this evening!)

Hey All!

Hey All!

Hey All! The whole organizing team wants to give you dreams for an amazing Gauntlet Con 2018. As you know, we’ve been sharing prizes all weekend long, but we’ve got one prize left. A second book from the amazing shelves of the great Jim Crocker (worth up to $25)!

If you attended Gauntlet Con 2018, share a final dream (or dreams) with the G+ Gauntlet Community for your Gauntlet Con GM, another player, or a con volunteer and say what they did that impressed you. We’ll gather up these wonderful pieces of positive feedback and enter each person who posts into a drawing for this kickass final prize.

The World Wide Tuk Tuk Tournament is over.

The World Wide Tuk Tuk Tournament is over.

The World Wide Tuk Tuk Tournament is over. Here are all the amazing APs in one place. A special thank you to all the players and their wonderful tuk tuk designs.

And remember:

Life is not a race.

Every breath is an opportunity to slow down.

Find moments of stillness.

We will all make it to the finishing line.

Or in other words:

What a fantastic convention! What a great community!

Our Houston AP:

https://youtu.be/zWOXECcvSYs

Our Venice AP:

https://youtu.be/166UkN6-z1g

Our Miami AP:

https://youtu.be/4Sagbfg11oQ

Our Prague AP:

https://youtu.be/l2qNN_wedw4

Our Newcastle, Australia, AP:

https://youtu.be/1COUdGt7Q8I

Our Lago Atitilan AP:

https://youtu.be/K1k-PvOFlKQ

I hope the start of everyone’s Gauntlet Con is amazing!

I hope the start of everyone’s Gauntlet Con is amazing!

I hope the start of everyone’s Gauntlet Con is amazing! Just one more post about our talented, wonderful guests as we kick-off Gauntlet Con 2018 with Todd Crapper, Michael Prescott, Jeff Barber, Gareth Graham, and Ken Breese!!

Happy Gauntlet Conning, all!!

Todd Crapper (yes, you read that right) is a graphic designer and a two-time ENnies award winning game designer, for Killshot: The Director’s Cut and High Plains Samurai: Legends. Currently living in the middle of nowhere over an hour outside of Ottawa, he’s currently working on future games like theDinosaur Project, Dimensions, and a poker larp called The Deal. And he’s eager to talk about games, play games, smell games… ok, maybe just the first two. You can learn more about his games at brokenrulergames.net and discover more about High Plains Samurai at highplainssamurai.com

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Michael Prescott writes and illustrates the Trilemma Adventures series of free fantasy adventures. He’s also got a trio of PbtA RPGs in the works, including a gritty mech mercenary company game, Too Good To Be True. Find him at blog.trilemma.com or on Twitter @fuseboy.

During Gauntlet Con, Michael will be playtesting Too Good To Be True.

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A science teacher by day and game designer by night, Jeff runs Biohazard Games. He is the creator of our Blue Planet RPG, lead author for FFG’s Midnight setting and the creator of our newest roleplaying game, Upwind.

During Gauntlet Con, Jeff will be running Upwind.

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Gareth H. Graham is a tabletop role-playing and story game designer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His designs are often games exploring stories of characters pushed to their limits. He runs the boutique RPG publishing company Frenzy Kitty Games and his recent releases include Children of the Fall, KARMA, DUSK, Unchained and many more. Gareth will be running Children of the Fall.

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BerlingsBeard offers for-hire dungeon master services in the New York City area since 2013, co-creates Bored Ghost actual play podcast for indie TTRPGs since 2016, and has been partnering with NYC based creators to produce memorable role playing game events, products, & experiences both online and IRL since 2010.

​He will be running his adventure “Madness of the Majestic Menagerie.”

Kia ora koutou!

Kia ora koutou!

Kia ora koutou!! Today is the first official day of Gauntlet Con and we have just a couple more fantastic guests to celebrate as we kick off, so I appreciate you bearing with me! We are so very pleased to have Julien Pouard, Jennifer Adcock, Jeremy Strandberg, and Katriel Page this year at Gauntlet Con!

Julien Pouard is definitely multiclassed : podcaster and game designer by night, teacher by day, and baking pastry in between. He lives in Paris suburb, France and often blesses the long commute that lets him daydream and work on his games. In June 2017 he self-published his first game (De Mauvais Rêves , about bad dreams) and is working on publishing a collection of hacks for the game later this year.

During Gauntlet Con, Julien will be running Standing Watch.

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Jennifer Adcock is an RPG designer, prose fiction writer, and blogger from Buffalo, NY. She believes in story above all, and has written for games as varied as Dungeons and Dragons, Costume Fairy Adventures, and Fiasco. She loves to introduce new gamers and long-timers alike to the wide world of indie games. You can support her work here: patreon.com/jenkatwrites.

During Gauntlet Con, Jennifer will be running D&D 5e: CLERIC CON LXXVII, and Costume Fairy Adventures: Swan Lark.

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Jeremy thinks way, way too much about Dungeon World and is endlessly working on his “hearth fantasy” DW hack, Stonetop. You can find him in the Dungeon World Tavern on G+ or at spoutinglore.blogspot.com. He lives in Madison, WI.

Jeremy will be running a three-part Stonetop series at Gauntlet Con.

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Katriel Paige tried playing D&D and roleplaying games in the 90s, but kept getting pushed away from the table. However, they never lost the passion for creating stories, and resumed playing in 2003 with D&D 3.5. Now, they play D&D 5e, have helped to copyedit the Emerald Spire Superdungeon (Pathfinder), and have most recently freelanced for Onyx Path (Night Horrors: the Tormented and Dystopia Rising: Evolution, as of now upcoming) and written a short story set in Freeport for Nisaba Press (as of now, upcoming).

During Gauntlet Con, Katriel will be running Chronicles of Darkness.

Please check out more information on our other guests on the Gauntlet Con website! http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/gauntlet-con.html