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Fear of a Black Dragon

This is a podcast about tabletop roleplaying game modules and setting books.

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The Keep on the Borderlands

The Basic Crawl Overview (00:21) Things we liked (04:10) Things we had questions about (15:57) Chain Lightning Round (20:15) The Expert Delve Using the Labryinth move for wilderness adventures (22:30) Companion Adventures Other interpretations of Keep (33:33) The Nightmare Underneath (34:45) Music recommendations (35:54) Film recommendations (37:33)

40mins

23 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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Sailors on the Starless Sea

The Basic Crawl Overview of Sailors on the Starless Sea (00:23) What we liked about the module (02:42) Questions we had about the module (12:01) Chain Lightning Round (20:20) The Expert Delve Avoiding the gonzo funnel (23:02) Companion Adventures Treasure Hunt module (41:35) Film & TV recommendations (42:21) John Carpenter’s Lost Themes (45:44) Funnel adventure resources (47:10) Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

50mins

7 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Tomb of Horrors

The Basic Crawl 00:00:22 - Overview 00:05:18 - Things we liked about the module 00:12:41 - Questions we had about the module 00:17:00 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:19:20 - Traps Companion Adventures 00:39:42 - Films 00:42:32 - Games Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

46mins

13 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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Carapace

The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:02:48 - How have we used this in our games? 00:03:30 - Things we liked about the module 00:16:30 - Questions we had about the module 00:19:54 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:21.34 - Non-lethal campaign frameworks Companion Adventures 00:38:26 - Book 00:39:58 - Scenario 00:41:26 - Film 00:42:06 - Games 00:46:06 - Blog

48mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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The Ultraviolet Grasslands

The Basic Crawl 00:00:22 - Overview 00:05:40 - Our experience with the book 00:06:18 - Things we liked 00:20:14 - Questions we had 00:25:30 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:27:33 - Making journeys interesting Companion Adventures 00:49:10 - Music 00:50:33 - Films Links Summer Pride by Loyalty Freak Music is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License. Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com 
 Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet 
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55mins

11 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

The Basic Crawl 00:00:23 - Overview 00:03:15 - Our experience with the module 00:04:04 - Things we liked about the module 00:10:28 - Questions we had about the module 00:18:35 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:20:35 - Running a seafaring adventure Companion Adventures 00:45:36 - Film and TV 00:48:03 - Music 00:50:23 - Books Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

52mins

13 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Dead Planet

The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:05:08 - Things we liked about the module 00:19:09 - Questions we had about the module 00:28:55 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:31:14 - How to humanize unlikable communities Companion Adventures 00:58:15 - Music 00:59:26 - Films 01:00:18 - Games Links Dead Planet https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/249108/Mothership-Dead-Planet?term=dead+planet Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

1hr 2mins

17 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Trophy Gold Special

Trophy  00:01:31 - Overview  00:05:49 - Incursions  00:11:15 - Deconstructing the fantasy adventure  Trophy Gold  00:14:57 - Overview  00:18:29 - Jesse’s goals with Trophy Gold 00:23:22 - Differences with core Trophy  00:29:12 - Monsters  00:33:00 - Module conversions  00:44:26 - Availability and upcoming cool stuff Links Trophy Gold can be found in Codex - Gold, now available on our $6+ Patreon feed: patreon.com/gauntlet Learn more about the core Trophy game here:  https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/trophy-rpg.html Join the discussion about Trophy Gold on our forums: https://forums.gauntlet-rpg.com/t/trophy-gold-discussion/2888

52mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Deep Carbon Observatory

The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:05:51 - How have we used this module in our games 00:07:05 - Things we liked about the module 00:20:12 - Questions we had about the module 00:25:26 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:27:36 - Scaling down the module to fit the number of sessions you have Companion Adventures 00:43:19 - Media recommendations 00:47:00 - Game recommendation Links Deep Carbon Observatory Our website Our Patreon Our forums Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

49mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Ravenloft

The Basic Crawl 00:00:25 - Overview 00:05:36 - Things we liked about the module 00:17:52 - Things we had questions about 00:24:32 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:27:45 - Kicking off the adventure Companion Adventures 00:40:03 - Music recommendations 00:41:27 - Film recommendations Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

45mins

21 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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Special Episode: The Veiled Society with Red Moon Roleplaying

In this special crossover episode, Tom runs The Veiled Society (B6) for the gang at Red Moon Roleplaying!  You can find Red Moon Roleplaying here:  https://www.redmoonroleplaying.com Other links: Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Our forums www.forums.gauntlet-rpg.com Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

2hr 31mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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Power Behind the Throne (Part 1)

The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:03:28 - How have we used this portion of the book? 00:03:59 - Things we liked about this portion of the book 00:22:00 - Questions we had about this portion of the book 00:27:22 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:28:50 - Handling a large number of NPCs Companion Adventures 00:38:28 - Film 00:40:19 - Music 00:42:10 - Gaming Links Discord server https://discord.gg/jxDbMXV

45mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Operation Unfathomable

The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:06:01 - Our experience with the book 00:06:34 - Things we liked about the book 00:14:57 - Questions we had about the book 00:23:04 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:25:56 - Good characterizations Companion Adventures 00:51:04 - KS video 00:51:27 - Music recommendations 00:54:06 - Game recommendation Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com 
 Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet 
 Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

55mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Masks of Lankhmar

The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:03:48 - Our experience with the module 00:04:55 - Things we loved about the module 00:11:43 - Questions we had 00:15:12 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:17:53 - All things in medias res Companion Adventures 00:45:22 - Books 00:47:08 - Music Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG https://patreon.com/gauntlet

50mins

8 May 2018

Rank #14

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Hearts of Wulin Special

Jason is joined by Agatha Cheng and Lowell Francis to discuss Hearts of Wulin, coming to Kickstarter May 14th!  Time Codes 10:33 - Talking Mechanics 14:27 - Combat 22:04 - Elements and Playbook roles 40:49 - Kickstarter Details Links Hearts of Wulin https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/227140374?ref=817189&token=9812b9e7

48mins

10 May 2019

Rank #15

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Yoon-Suin (Part Two)

The Basic Crawl 00:00:22 - Overview 00:05:45 - Our experience with the materials 00:08:33 - Things we liked about the book 00:20:02 - Questions we had about the book? 00:24:03 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:28:00 - Lessons from Yoon-Suin 00:34:55 - Turning Issues and Assets into Fronts Companion Adventures 00:50:12 - Music 00:52:10 - Film 00:53:47 - Books Links Tuvan throat singing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbj3ihvYEso&t=59s Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

56mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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Dark Designs in Verdigris

The Basic Crawl  00:00:27 - Overview  00:02:43 - How have we used this  00:03:10 - Things we liked about this game  00:09:00 - Questions we had about the game 00:14:09 - Chain Lightning Round  The Expert Delve  00:15:12 - System = Setting and Story  Companion Adventures  00:41:17 - Film  00:44:09 - Video games 00:45:18 - Music  00:45:51 - Blog post  00:47:08 - TTRPG Establishing Questions: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/establishing-questions Find Codex Emerald & DDiV here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/275182/Codex--Emerald-Jan-2019

49mins

26 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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The Arasaka Brainworm

The Basic Crawl 00:00:21 - Overview 00:02:27 - Our experience with the module 00:02:48 - Things we like about the module 00:14:45 - Questions we had about the module 00:20:20 - Chain Lightning Round The Expert Delve 00:24:35 - Using Grim Portents to be a “fair” GM Companion Adventures 00:41:31 - An incomparable selection 00:42:17 - Book recommendations 00:43:13 - Music recommendations 00:44:05 - Film recommendations 00:44:52 - History Links Our website www.gauntlet-rpg.com 
 Our Patreon patreon.com/gauntlet 
 Follow us on Twitter @GauntletRPG

46mins

12 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Carcosa (Part One)

The Basic Crawl 00:00:45 - Overview 00:06:11 - Things we liked about the book 00:17:00 - Questions we had 00:21:25 - Chain lightning round The Expert Delve 00:24:18 - Playing with dark content Companion Adventures 00:47:50 - Books 00:49:07 - Internet resources 00:50:23 - Films 00:51:15 - Music 00:52:22 - Zines

54mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Jason & Tom are talking about The Warlock of Firetop Mountain! The Basic Crawl Overview (00:21) Things we liked about the module (02:31) Questions we had about the module (10:44) Chain Lightning Round (18:33) The Expert Delve Staginess and the historical background of the module (22:06) Running the module as a futuristic theme park (29:48) Companion Adventures Out of Body by Dance of the Dead (38:39) Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks (40:00) Cheat Your Own Adventure RPG (41:25)

44mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #20