What we're about

The Gauntlet is about getting together to play roleplaying games in Houston, with a focus on the story game & OSR community. We meet 2-3 times per week, with Wednesday being our "One Shots" night where we run an open table that welcomes new members.

Our patreon, which pays for Meetup dues & other special event funding, is located at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2379454

We are a member of The Gauntlet gaming community, which can be found online at https://gauntlet-rpg.com , which hosts both our offerings of different podcasts, as well as Codex: the Gauntlet's monthly RPG fanzine.

Upcoming events (4+)

Root: The Gold of Bertram’s Cove

Jax Grill Houston TX

Come join Ferrell & crew as you delve into the Woodland to survive, scheme, and most of all, make a little coin and a name for yourselves!
Root is a low fantasy RPG running on the Powered By the Apocalyse system (PBTA), with fast combat & easy entry for new players.
Please join the waitlist if the table is full, if there is enough interest we will attempt to open a second table to accommodate everyone.

***War has returned to the Woodland! ***

The Marquise de Cat led her armies to victory over many of the clearings, but the Eyrie Dynasties rise again to oppose her. Meanwhile, the mice, rabbits, and foxes of the Woodland do not sit idly by - the Woodland Alliance, a homegrown rebellion, has emerged, promising to free the Woodland from any oppressors.

In the midst of this war, you and your friends - vagabonds all - travel between the clearings, taking on jobs no one else can or will do. You choose whom you serve, if anyone... but everyone knows you may tip the balance of the War.

Root is published by Magpie Games, and can be found at https://magpiegames.com/products/root-the-roleplaying-game

First Wodin's Day, Board Game Brawl for Valhalla

Jax Grill Houston TX

Tonight we will be collecting at Jax's Grill to play some friendly games that may spiral into a chaotic dance of unchecked hatred and vengeance if Catan is brought out again.

Please feel free to bring your favorite board and or card game as long as it meets the following criteria:

1: You must be familiar enough with the game you bring that you can explain it to the group. Please do not bring a game you know nothing about. We like to be able to jump into a game with out having to sit and read the rules in full to under stand the process.

2: Make sure the game you bring has all of its pieces. If you have just purchased a game please open it and make sure everything you need to play is actually available.

3: We like games that can support 4 players or more. There are great games out there that are specifically made for two or three players but we generally have between 8 to 14 players. It is much easier to transfer between games if there are only two or three tables.

4: We meet at 7:00 and generally start closing up shop around 9:30 so games that need to go longer than 1 or 2 hours are not going to work.

5: We start at 7:00 and unlike our normal rpgs where we may be able to fit you into the story at an opportune moment that is not the case with board games. If you show up late on board game night you may be asked to sit out until the current game ends and the next one begins.

We hope to see you there with your game face on.

ENIwhere: The Sky’s Isles

Online event

Join longtime GM J. Comer and players for a free-form RPG using the new ENI game system. This will be a drop-in drop-out game for 6 players max.

This rules-light game system allows us to explore the world of Gethal and its flying islands, a realm of adventure amidst the clouds. Jim will be holding a session zero and beginning adventures on (date) and continuing on Friday nights at 5 Pacific/7 Central time. Join us for ENIwhere: The Sky’s Isles

Root: The Gold of Bertram’s Cove

Jax Grill Houston TX

Come join Ferrell & crew as you delve into the Woodland to survive, scheme, and most of all, make a little coin and a name for yourselves!
Root is a low fantasy RPG running on the Powered By the Apocalyse system (PBTA), with fast combat & easy entry for new players.
Please join the waitlist if the table is full, if there is enough interest we will attempt to open a second table to accommodate everyone.

***War has returned to the Woodland! ***

The Marquise de Cat led her armies to victory over many of the clearings, but the Eyrie Dynasties rise again to oppose her. Meanwhile, the mice, rabbits, and foxes of the Woodland do not sit idly by - the Woodland Alliance, a homegrown rebellion, has emerged, promising to free the Woodland from any oppressors.

In the midst of this war, you and your friends - vagabonds all - travel between the clearings, taking on jobs no one else can or will do. You choose whom you serve, if anyone... but everyone knows you may tip the balance of the War.

Root is published by Magpie Games, and can be found at https://magpiegames.com/products/root-the-roleplaying-game

Past events (1,390)

Dungeon World: A Thousand Worlds to Behold

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