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Pocket-Sized Play

Pocket-Sized Play​ is an RPG podcast about short, compelling actual play.

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The Woodlands: Mouse Guard 01

We're kicking off a brand new Pocket-Sized Play series, The Woodlands: Mouse Guard! Timecodes Character Introductions (05:30) Mice of Note (10:00) Gwendolyn (12:38) The mission (15:04) An unsavory request (20:14)

22mins

15 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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Monsterhearts: Memories of Mercy Falls 02 - "Teenage Bullshit"

Timecodes 00:00:22 - Drama (Shut Someone Down) 00:08:55 - Dude bros 00:12:57 - Locker snooping (Keep Your Cool) 00:17:59 - Delivery boy (Bought Loyalty; Shut Someone Down) 00:23:00 - Serina 00:27:13 - Pharaoh burgers (GM technique: Poll the Table; GM technique: Paint the Scene) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

33mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Monsterhearts: Return to Mercy Falls 01

Timecodes Overview (01:38) Returning characters (04:13) Recap of Series 1 (05:55) Ellen introduction (10:43) Returning NPCs (18:29) Ellen’s home (25:13) Jonah’s home (31:53) Margot’s home (35:22)

40mins

9 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls '83 08 - "The Parent Trap"

Timecodes 00:00:26 - “He’s getting closer!” (Run Away) 00:05:45 - Cornered 00:12:39 - Lash Out Physically (GM technique: Paint the Scene; Custom Move) 00:19:40 - Queer AF (Keep Your Cool; Sex Move - The Sasquatch) 00:24:58 - “A very interesting experiment.” (Run Away) 00:27:44 - “Get it going in your bloodstream, sugar.” (Turn Someone On) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com 
 Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet 
 Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

33mins

21 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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Monsterhearts: Memories of Mercy Falls - Debrief

This is an unedited debrief that took place at the conclusion of Memories of Mercy Falls. Enjoy!

30mins

30 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Monsterhearts: Return to Mercy Falls 03

Timecodes Step off the curb (01:49) Homeroom (02:39) Polling the table (17:32) A gentle interrogation (19:07) The boys’ locker room (22:48) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

26mins

17 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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The Woodlands: Mouse Guard 02

Timecodes Establishing questions (01:08) Lockhaven (05:17) Set Out Into the Wilds (18:19)

30mins

16 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls '83 07 - "Velociraptors"

Timecodes 00:00:20 - Eddie and Sheriff Nichols (Creep) 00:03:20 - Pharaoh burgers (GM technique: Paint the Scene; Shut Someone Down) 00:11:30 - Running (Turn Someone On) 00:15:53 - Julia’s house (Keep Your Cool) 00:22:19 - Uncle Nicholas 00:30:19 - “Are you ok?” Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

32mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls '83 01

Timecodes 00:00:15 - Overview 00:05:27 - Character introductions 00:18:28 - Backstory 00:25:47 - Saturday detention seating chart 00:55:09 - Fall’s home (GM technique: Paint the Scene) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

1hr

12 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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Monsterhearts: Memories of Mercy Falls 06 - "Yule Ball Comin'"

Timecodes 00:00:41 - Awkward (Many Bodies; Turn Someone On; Pulling Strings; Shut Someone Down) 00:08:58 - “Looks like you’re without a date.” (Contract) 00:13:28 - “Classy, Ellen... Really classy.” (Shut Someone Down) 00:15:39 - Restorative Justice (Gaze Into the Abyss) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

25mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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Monsterhearts: Return to Mercy Falls 05

Timecodes “Pick. That. UP!” (00:56) Before Math class (02:14) Jonah’s Day Off (10:21) Math lesson (13:07) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

23mins

2 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls '83 04 - "The Phone Call"

Timecodes 00:00:50 - Coach called away (Shut Someone Down; Icebreaker) 00:06:37 - Spirals (Keep Your Cool) 00:11:30 - Unsupervised (Gaze Into the Abyss; Ending; Turn Someone On; Keep Your Cool; Musk) 00:24:24 - A safe place (Run Away; Gaze Into the Abyss) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

28mins

22 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Monsterhearts: Memories of Mercy Falls 05 - “The Mercy Falls Cinematic Universe”

Timecodes 00:00:38 - “You failed me.” (Lash Out Physically) 00:02:42 - “Now I know I’ve hit the bottom.” 00:07:10 - Wherein Chad is a piece of shit (Shut Someone Down; Lash Out Physically) 00:12:25 - Ghost (Keep Your Cool) 00:16:23 - Genevieve (Keep Your Cool) 00:23:45 - Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent! (Keep Your Cool) 00:29:17 - Lunchroom (Shut Someone Down) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

35mins

9 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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Monsterhearts: Return to Mercy Falls 12

Timecodes “Your presence is requested” (00:16) Gaze Into the Abyss (06:25) Showdown (10:18) Ellen & Thomas & Jonah (14:30) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

24mins

14 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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Monsterhearts: Return to Mercy Falls 04

Timecodes The “naked in school” dream (01:02) Big Man (04:59) Big Horns (09:07) “Charisma 17” (13:56) “Then I guess I’m following you!” (20:31) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

27mins

24 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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Cheat Your Own Adventure: Día de los Muertos 01

We play a game of Cheat Your Own Adventure using the Día de los Muertos story starters found in Codex - Blood 2. Links Cheat Your Own Adventure Story Starter Project https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IEFfU8-lX2ql0GsZp-m2cgbjFNUWcPpK Codex - Blood 2 http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/243765/Codex--Blood-2-Feb-2018

38mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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Monsterhearts: Mercy Falls '83 03 - "New Arrivals"

Timecodes 00:00:12 - New character introductions 00:06:29 - New character backstories 00:13:38 - Zakuronas and Julia (Keep Your Cool; Shut Someone Down; Turn Someone On) 00:22:20 - The beginning of Saturday detention (Shut Someone Down; Keep Your Cool) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

32mins

17 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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The Woodlands: Mouse Guard 03

Timecodes The snake (01:28) Fergus’s cloak color (09:37) The Kelsey situation (11:07) Ivydale (22:26) The Guard logbook (27:31) Links http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The\_Kyoto\_Connection/Wake\_Up\_1957/09\_Hachiko\_The\_Faithtful\_Dog

33mins

22 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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Monsterhearts: Memories of Mercy Falls 03 - "Rogues Gallery"

Timecodes 00:00:46 - Thomas (Bought Loyalty; Lash Out Physically) 00:10:00 - Smoke break (Contract; Turn Someone On) 00:14:03 - Jump the fence (Keep Your Cool; Run Away) 00:16:55 - A nun’s habit (Gaze Into the Abyss) 00:20:50 - Sister Mary Edward Price 00:27:53 - “Take off your fucking clothes and follow my lead!” (Lash Out Physically) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

32mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Monsterhearts: Return to Mercy Falls 11

Timecodes “Your voice is fading into the back of my awareness” (00:16) A reassuring touch (01:40) Serena & Chad (06:44) Netflix and chill (12:30) Overdose (17:22) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG https://patreon.com/gauntlet

21mins

5 Jan 2018

Rank #20