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.

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FATE CORE Hard Sci-Fi

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Fate Hard Sci-Fi continues!

L5R: Shadows and Strangers along the Road (Winter Court)

Join me and three other players for a long campaign of Legend of the Five Rings. You will take on the role of an Emerald Magistrate, traveling across the land of Rokugan investigating crimes and uprooting sedition. Each player character will be a young samurai of one of the noble families of the seven great clans that make up the ruling cast. As a samurai your duty is to serve the empire and you may even be called to sacrifice your life to protect it. But what is right and wrong is not always clear. Truth and justice may not always be what is best for the empire. Clan and family loyalties also compel your actions. The Emerald empire floats upon a tumultuous sea of ambition and intrigue. But should it fall, the land and its people will surely perish under a tide of shadow.

Requirements
No prior experience is required and we will be learning the rules together. To start we will only be using the primary rule book. Other books might be used later once we get a handle on the game. Character creation is an involved process, if you are signing up now or need to create a new character please use one of the provided pre-gens or create your own between games. Message me via discord for assistance. All necessary tools and documents will be provided.

You will need to sign up for the Houston Gauntlet Discord and Roll20 to play. Our sessions will be recorded for future use in a podcast. It is required that you download Audacity to record your audio separately and share it with me after the game. A minimum level of audio quality will be required so please check your mic settings and consider using a USB headset.

All players are required to be respectful of others and their efforts. This game covers some mature concepts. The X-Card will be in use and enforced. Rokugan is a fantasy setting inspired by eastern culture and myth but does not represent an actual place or people. Regardless, all players are expected to be respectful of other cultures, even when they appear strange or new to both the character and player.

Expect
Violence, armed combat and murder
Social intrigues
Mythical creatures and magic
Cultures and costumes that may resemble real world or historic peoples.
A rigid cast system and feudal slavery
Social injustice.
Government and Anti-government conspiracy
Religious disputes

Do not expect:
Funny accents
Anime tropes
Historical accuracy
On screen sex, torture or physical abuse (outside combat),
Any sexual violence
Any abuse of children or animals

Dungeons Deep and Caverns Old: D&D 5E with Ole Scotty

Journey to the depths of an ancient city, built upon countless fallen empires in a land beset by devils, demons, and dangers of all kinds. Until the end of the year Scotland will be running an episodic adventure using the mechanics and lore of D&D 5E. The first session will be character creation and universe building. If you cant make every session don't worry. While there is a long story which will be included in each session, this adventure is designed to be episodic with a cadre of background characters. So come and join us with multiple character ideas just incase.

FATE CORE Hard Sci-Fi

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Fate Hard Sci-Fi continues!

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Dungeons Deep and Caverns Old: D&D 5E with Ole Scotty

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