What is this Gauntlet Hangouts of which you speak? And how can I play games there?
All info on The Gauntlet here: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/
Okay, I read that. I’m still a little confused. Do I need Slack or some other social media to play? How do you join a game?
You sign up for games at the Gauntlet Hangouts Firebase site:
You will need to create an account there to sign up for games. People who support the Gauntlet on Patreon by paying $8 a month or more get priority access to sign up for games. That is, they can sign up for games as soon as they’re posted to the site; people without priority access can only sign up for games after they’ve been posted for a week, by which point a large majority of games are full. The waitlist is often short or empty, though, even after a week, and games often fill from the waitlist.
Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/gauntlet
I’m no expert but as I understand it …
Access to book games is restricted to Patreon supporters at a particular level for about a week after games are posted - after that I think anyone can go to https://gauntlet-hangouts.firebaseapp.com/events, and RSVP.
Games are also being posted on the Forums.
All times are in the timezone associated with the Google account you register with, and there’s even a calendar that shows you which games currently have spaces as they show up as green dots.
Finally, don’t worry if there’s not a space as you can RSVP and join the waitlist and a lot of people get into games that way as original bookers discover real life has intervened.
It’s right here in 3 easy steps: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/gauntlet-hangouts.html
Thanks Jason, I read that too already. I’m still confused. Is this a Google thing, do I need a Google account?
No, Google has nothing to do with it. You need to create an account on the Firebase page which I linked to above.
Gauntlet Hangouts is the name of our gaming calendar. Games are run online, usually using Google Hangouts, but sometimes Roll 20 or similar. Folks who are $8+ Patrons of The Gauntlet have RSVP priority to new game listings. Otherwise, anyone with some basic tech requirements (stable internet, a mic) can join a game.
I wrote a blog post last week talking a bit more about how we game and our play culture: https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/blog/playing-games-with-the-gauntlet-is-easy
You don’t need a google account to use google hangouts? I’ve never checked since I’ve always used gmail anyway.
You don’t need a Google account to use Gauntlet Hangouts, which is what you asked about. I haven’t checked to see if you need a Google account to join a Google Hangouts session, but I don’t think so.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing … Apols for misleading.