Tavern Chat

E443 - All Weather is Local and The ENnies Winners (that I care about ;)

An episode of Tavern Chat

By erik tenkar
"I listen to the Tavern Chat podcast every morning, sometimes I think its NPR, till the F bomb drops then I remember I am in geek heaven instead!" Enjoy a daily chat with your Old School Gaming Bartender :)
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E491 - I Left My Voice at ShireCon :)
Yep, it appears I am losing my voice tonight. Still, ShireCon was a blast and I'm already looking forward to next year. Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
07:56
September 22, 2019
E490 - ShireCon Prep and an Oopsie!
ShireCon is tomorrow. I thought I had more copies of Swords & Wizardry Light but instead, it appears I had just enough.  Forward to TPK, er, I mean Victory! https://tenkars-tavern.games/OSRbundle Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:43
September 21, 2019
E489 - Sometimes the Secret to Success is Not Giving an F
The Tavern has been doing well recently, both the blog side and the podcast. Sometimes not giving an F about the opinions of the loud but few allow you to better serve the community at large. https://tenkars-tavern.games/OSRbundle Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
14:36
September 20, 2019
E488 - A Look at the Old School Fantasy Roleplaying Bundle at Humble Bundle
Yep, it's a virtual cornucopia of OSR goodness in the Old School Fantasy Roleplaying Bundle at Humble Bundle . Yes, this is an affiliate link. Affiliate links keep the taps flowing and the lights on at The Tavern. https://tenkars-tavern.games/OSRbundle Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:31
September 19, 2019
E487 - Why Do I Enjoy Swords & Wizardry So Much?
I see Swords & Wizardry as the OSR's Rosetta Stone, as it allows all OSR adventures to work with it without many issues, and visa versa. Also, Shire Con this Saturday! Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:42
September 18, 2019
E486 - What to Do if Your PCs Never Retreat
It was probably my fault, but in my high school and college days, my group would never retreat, and I didn't like killing PCs. A horrible combination. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:01
September 17, 2019
E485 - Addressing Game Balance in a Convention Session
I was asked about game balance, and it made me think about game balance in convention play - which is different than campaign play. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
08:47
September 16, 2019
E484 - Some Suggestions to Help Prospective Bloggers, Podcasters and Youtubers
I often get asked the secrets to success with my blog and podcast. There is no secret - hard work and a long history of doing. But there are some strategies that can help in the long run (and should be instituted from the beginning.) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
13:32
September 15, 2019
E483 - Sign a Social Contract So You Can Game?
Would you sign a social contract so you could game? If you need to sign a contract, binding or not, is it still a hobby? https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5512e30de4b018f9300e3a55/t/57802bb3bebafbf78186bc68/1468017592481/Downloadable+Social+Contract.pdf Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
13:48
September 14, 2019
E482 - Your Life is Priceless
A retired Sgt in the NYPD, Joe Pabon killed himself in the early morning hours. Please, if you have suicidal thoughts, seek help. There is no shame to admitting you need help. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
06:45
September 13, 2019
E481 - Remembering 9-11
I stray away from gaming today as 9-11 is a day I'll never forget. I give my perspective as one that responded to the Towers right before they came down. Never forget. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
13:17
September 12, 2019
E480 - RANT Warning - The World Does Not Conform to Your Demands
I read some feedback on Jason Hobbs re-releasing his Hobbs & Friends Interview with Alex Macris. The demands made by "Facebook Friends" to make the world conform to their vision simply pisses me off. No one is forced to listen to a podcast or a blogpost.  The presence of such does not define your world unless you continually define your world via negativity. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
15:39
September 11, 2019
E479 - Dave & Gary ARE Dungeon & Dragons - The Sum is Greater than the Parts
Old Man Grognard calls the show about magic item McGuffins. I talk about the influence both Dave and Gary had on D&D. https://anchor.fm/radio-grognard https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-dueling-essays-of-arneson-gygax.667050/ Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:36
September 10, 2019
E478 - Why I Hate Artifacts in D&D
JoeTheLawyer has a podcast episode up talking about his take on artifacts in D&D 5e. I just hate artifacts all together ;) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:00
September 9, 2019
E477 - On Dragons!
How best to use dragons in your campaign. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:48
September 8, 2019
E476 - Don't Stop in the Left Lane if You Miss Your Turn AND Players Won't Know You Made a Mistake so Keep it Moving ;)
Just keep things moving :) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:17
September 7, 2019
E475 - Making Your NPCs Memorable
Want to make your NPCs memorable? All you need is "a hook" Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:14
September 6, 2019
E474 - Is There a New Boxed Set of Swords & Wizardry in the Wings?
Well, it certainly looks like there is a boxed set Swords & Wizardry coming up.  Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
07:52
September 5, 2019
E473 - Some Suggestions for Players of Convention Games
JoeTheLawyer calls the show and asks for some suggestions and ideas to help players of convention games. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/james-raggi-offers-update-on-lotfp-ref.html www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:28
September 4, 2019
E472 - How I Run Convention RPG Sessions (ShireCon is 9/21/19)
I'll be running a session of Swords & Wizardry Light at ShireCon on 9/21/19 in Falls River Ct. Want to know how I run convention sessions and why I do so in the manner I do? Let's peek behind the curtain... Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/james-raggi-offers-update-on-lotfp-ref.html www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern 
14:33
September 3, 2019
E471 - Destructive Weather & Magical Weather Control in Your Campaigns
Weather is an adversary that PCs can't combat using their normal methods. Destructive weather takes it to another level. Introduce magical weather control and things get really local. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/james-raggi-offers-update-on-lotfp-ref.html www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:03
September 2, 2019
E470 - Using Real World History for Campaign Inspiration
Some ideas and examples of using real world history - local history in my examples - for inspiration in your RPG campaigns. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/james-raggi-offers-update-on-lotfp-ref.html www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:14
September 1, 2019
E469 - How Many years of Writer's Block did Raggi have on the LotFP Ref Book?
James Raggi gives us an update on the LotfP Ref Book. Its certainly not what I expected. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/james-raggi-offers-update-on-lotfp-ref.html www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:04
August 31, 2019
E468 - On Real World Politics in Gaming and Getting Our of the Way of the Ball
When folks say the want "no real world politics in their gaming" what they really mean is they don't want current political issues and narratives in their gaming. Oh, and I came home with a baseball last night :)
09:48
August 30, 2019
E468 - Bits n Pieces - Pathfinder 2, Far West and Blackmarsh - Oh My!
I'm heading to Citi Field to see the Mets tonight, so today's episode is releasing a bit early. Enjoy. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:22
August 28, 2019
E467 - First Impressions of SECRETS of BLACKMOOR: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons
You know what I dislike? When someone heavily pushes their customers to share their project on social media (because places DragonsFoot have deleted their posts.) In any case, my first impressions are not highly enthusiastic. I'll Update when I finish the 2 hr documentary. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
17:16
August 28, 2019
E466 - On GM Improvisation - When it Works Best and When it Works Least
Today I talk about improvisation as a GM. When I feel it works best - one shots and convention play - and when it is less suitable - campaigns. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:09
August 27, 2019
E465 - A Huge Thank You and Hero Humanoids
Thank you to all who have given to Rick Loomis's Cancer Fund (and I guess burial fund). You truly are a great community. And hero humanoids. What are they good for? Adversaries, NPCs, henchman, PCs and more? Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:22
August 26, 2019
E464 - Rick Loomis (Flying Buffalo) has Passed
Rick Loomis of Flying Buffalo has passed from complications due to Lymphatic Cancer. Fuck Cancer https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gaming-legend-rick-loomis
07:08
August 25, 2019
E463 - How Bad is the AD&D 1e UA Barbarian?
Just how bad is the AD&D 1e UA Barbarian class? Is it overpowered? Underpowered? A party disrupter? All that and more...
10:48
August 24, 2019
E462 - Follow Up on Creating OSR Content
Yep follow up on creating OSR content with a call in from Jason. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
07:49
August 23, 2019
E461 - Responses to the TPK Episode - Voicemails
Voicemails about TPKs. Yes, we have feedback and opinions. :) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:30
August 22, 2019
E460 - Can your Campaign Survive a TPK?
TPKs. Can your campaign survive them? Maybe...
10:03
August 21, 2019
E459 - On Free Gaming Content - Is it Valued Less Because it is Free?
I've had a huge spike in the TenkarsTavern.com traffic ranking over the past few weeks, but it certainly isnt because of any of my gaming content posts - which are some of my weaker trafficked posts. Is free gaming content less valued? Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:20
August 20, 2019
E458 - What an Amazing Community We Have (and a Rant About Cancer)
It isn't often that I get choked up, but after I stopped recording this I cried. Its an emotional episode for me. Over $16k has been raised for Rick Loomis and I am so proud to be a part of this amazing community. Cancer can go fuck itself. Rick Loomis Cancer Fund https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/gofundme-rick-loomis-lymphatic-cancer.html Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:36
August 19, 2019
E457 - Rick Loomis (Flying Buffalo) has Cancer and Needs Our Support
Rick Loomis (Flying Buffalo) has lymphatic cancer and needs our support, both prayers and donations if one can afford it. Rick Loomis Cancer Fund https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/gofundme-rick-loomis-lymphatic-cancer.html Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:29
August 17, 2019
E456 - You got your History in my Fantasy - Using Real World History to Inspire Your Campaigns
Today's episode talks about using real world history to inspire your fantasy campaigns. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:01
August 17, 2019
E455 - Update on Roll20 Data Breach
I received an email yesterday updating the Roll20 data breach. Time to discuss. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:04
August 16, 2019
E454 - JoeTheLawyer Calls in About Urban Adventures
JoeTheLawyer calls the show FOUR TIMES to talk about urban adventures. Its like having a virtual guest ;) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:23
August 15, 2019
E453 - Loot Crate Goes Bust - What About our Gaming Crates?
Loot Crate just went bankrupt with 250k subscribers. Where does that leave our RPG crates and boxes? https://io9.gizmodo.com/loot-crate-files-for-bankruptcy-and-lays-off-workers-bu-1837204311 Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:23
August 14, 2019
E452 - Urban Adventuring - Why I Tend to Avoid it as a DM
Time Shorts of the Gothridge Manor blog pitched the idea of me talking about "urban adventures". Yes, he found my kryptonite... Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:13
August 13, 2019
E451 - Two 100k Kickstarters - One Barely Funded, One Can't get to 1%
Somedays you simply need to call it is. This is one of those days. https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/a-kickstarter-post-mortem-destination.html https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/wayward-kickstarter-shaven-dwarf.html Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
13:01
August 12, 2019
E450 - State of The Tavern and update on F'ed Up Rules
I posted a State of the Tavern Update on the blogside earlier and I mention it briefly. Then we have voicemails on the F'ed up rules episode ;) https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/08/state-of-tavern-update-august-2019.html Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:31
August 11, 2019
E449 - Some of the Worst Rules in RPGs
One of the pitches for episodes was discussing the best rule I've found in RPGs. I've decided to cover some of the worst rules I've encountered in RPGs first ;) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:58
August 10, 2019
E448 - The OSR is Dead, All Hail the OSR - Plus, We are Giving Gifts!
There is a conversation going on that the OSR id dead. Not sure how many times we will have this discussion, but this one is better thought out than most. Still, the OSR isn't dead so much as evolved and possibly splintered. Oh, and we are giving out gifts today to Michael and Corey. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:29
August 9, 2019
E447 - Another NTRPG Con Gamer Lost & Geek and Sundry Sued
We lost another NTRPG Con regular this week and Geek and Sundry sued by Will Weaton over share of revenue from 'Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana.' https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/wil-wheaton-sues-geek-sundry-web-series-profits-1229358?fbclid=IwAR3J00V-aN3_Il0u-4AKp5dgwPd4lGGtHrTZI-C7zhwN60OAnJX0HNPWt58 Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:46
August 8, 2019
446 - We Get a Brief History of B4 The Lost City and More
Christopher Bishop calls in with a brief history and background of B4 - The Lost City (soon to be a Goodman Games re-release). Old Man Grognard Talks ENNies. Jason Hobbs re-releases The Lost Macris Interview. Woot! Hobbs & Friends Alex Macris Episode Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:43
August 7, 2019
E445 - Post Gen Con News - Next Original Adventures Reincarnated: (B4) The Lost City
Jospeh Goodman announced the next release in the Original Adventures Reincarnated line will be (B4) The Lost City, originally written by Tom Moldvay. Kind of a "deep track" if you ask me. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
08:54
August 6, 2019
E444 - Classic RPG Retreat: Lake Geneva 2019 - and NOT Hosted by GaryCon
So, simply smart business or poaching territory? And what is the fair rate to pay Ernie and Jim for being the main attractions? Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:07
August 5, 2019
E443 - All Weather is Local and The ENnies Winners (that I care about ;)
A less on to be learned in the Pocono Mountains is that a thunder storm can be raging 5 miles away and you have now rain and lots of sunshine. Also, there's some ENnies winners I wish to point out.
12:42
August 4, 2019
E442 - A Lesson Learned and Paying the Joeski Tax
Ranting and emotional responses arent all they are cracked up to be. Also, I pay the Joeski Tax with a magic ring.
10:03
August 3, 2019
E441 - The Pathfinder 2 Release - Can It Save Paizo's Position of Power in the Hobby?
Pathfinder 2e Released earlier today? Can it do for Pathfinder 1e what Pathfinder 1 did for 3.5? Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:53
August 2, 2019
E440 - Join Us in the Weekly Tavern Chat Hangout - Nearly 20 Minutes of Our Stupidity ;)
We recorded nearly 20 minutes of the weekly Tavern Chat Hangout held on the Tavern's Discord Server. Enjoy and join us every Wednesday at 9 PM Eastern. https://discord.gg/U7Fe6vgVoicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
21:04
August 1, 2019
E439 - Tavern Chat Birthday Giveaway!
It's my birthday and i have something cool to give away Instructions are in the episode. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:49
July 31, 2019
E438 - The RPG Campaign Summertime Blues
We are at the middle of the summer, and we've hit the point of campaign suspension till September. When we were kids, summers meant D&D 5 days a week or more. As adults, we are lucky to get in 5 days for the season, with only half the group each time. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
07:57
July 30, 2019
E437 - Thoughts and Observations on the latest Roll20 Orr Report
When "apples to apples" becomes "apples to oranges", it's often because one does not want direct comparisons to be made. We haven't seen the last 4 quarters of the Roll20 Orr Report, where they discuss numbers related to games run and players using the various RPG systems supported by Roll20. The system used to give us those numbers have changed, and I speculate as to why. https://blog.roll20.net/post/186546450860/the-orr-group-industry-report-q2-2019-back-and Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
13:03
July 29, 2019
E436 - Healthier Gamers, BtB 1e Combat (ADDICT Link in Show Notes)
Yes, I'd like to live long and game forever. Or at least, longer than I would if I were unhealthy in my habits. Laramie has some thoughts. Tim wants to play AD&D 1e combat "by the book" and I found the PDF to assist in that - ADDICT. http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/ http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/dmprata/ADDICT%20A4.pdf Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:41
July 28, 2019
E435 - Further Thoughts on a Non-Profit Gamers Helping Gamers Organization
As a wise man once said - "Never go full Jason". Thank you Joe ;) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:48
July 27, 2019
E434 - Following Up on AD&D 1e Combat, ENnies and Gamers Helping Gamers with Some Voicemails
We have some voicemails and all voicemails are from Jason, but not the same Jason, but two are but they were called in using different methods. Follow that yet? hehe Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:49
July 26, 2019
E433 - Some Thoughts on the ENnies, Inspired by Tim Shorts
Tim Shorts (of the Gothridge Manor Podcast) has some thoughts on the ENnies. I give some background to the ENnies and talk about how to fi them before deciding they can't be fixed ;) https://anchor.fm/gothridgemanor Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:00
July 25, 2019
E432 - I Give My First Impressions of the Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Set
I give my first impressions of the Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Set, and the impressions are good! Hell, I might even find a reason to give 5e a try ;) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:49
July 24, 2019
E431 - Gamers Helping Gamers - Its What We Do, But Can We Do Better?
I was thinking earlier today during NYC's monsoon about how we, as gamers, help other gamers on a regular basis, but could we do better? Is there a process or such that would make asking for and offering such help easier. I want your thoughts. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:47
July 23, 2019
E430 - Christmas in July Sale, Shirecon & More
There is a huge sale going on at DTRPG, and I link to it (and the OSR and S&W lists) over on the blog side. https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:39
July 22, 2019
E429 - Designers & Makers Fireside Chat with Ben Burns (New Comet Games)
Today I sat down with Ben Burns of New Comet Games. Ben was the winner of the NTRPG Con 2019 Three Castles Award and currently has his Ultimate Dinosaur Fighting 2nd ed project live on Kickstarter. Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
45:32
July 21, 2019
E428 - Some Ideas on Vetting Kickstarter Projects
I've been asked to give my thoughts on how to vet Kickstarter Projects. While far from a complete list on the topic, I do share some thoughts on the matter.
12:48
July 20, 2019
E427 - Retired Three Years as Of Today and We Have Plans :)
Yep, today marks three years of retirement for me, and although the month of July has been hectic with personal and family obligations, I do have plans for the summer. Revised blog and possibly a short, monthly zine.
10:07
July 19, 2019
E426 - There is a Clone of MERP - Against the Dark Master (PWYW)
During tonight's weekly Tavern Chat on the Tavern's Discord server, James Spahn brought up a new RPG Quickstart - the 122 page Against the Dark Master clone of Middle Earth Role Playing. You've been warned. https://discord.gg/tdVSQeG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/273729/Against-the-Darkmaster--Quickstart?affiliate_id=1446 (affiliate link) Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:28
July 18, 2019
E425 - Some Strange Thoughts & Some ENWorld Observations
DM Mike cals in with some thoughts on Stranger Things and I make some observations on ENWorld and its sudden lack of advertising. Support the Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:58
July 17, 2019
E424 - Follow Up on Stranger Things and D&D
JoeTheLawyer brings up a good point - what group of nerds has three out of four find girlfriends in their teen years at the same time? ;)
08:57
July 16, 2019
E423 - Stranger Things Season 3 - The Role of D&D (Spoilers Avoided)
In Season 3 of Stranger Things, D&D still plays a role, but it is shown more as something of the time of childish things to be left behind. Although I talk about the place of D&D, as for the plot of Season 3, it is a spoiler free podcast ;)
09:53
July 15, 2019
E422 - More Thought on Stats and on Controlling Your Content - With Voicemails
Voicemails from Tim and Ivy Shorts as well as Glen Halstrom. Yes, I revisit low ability scores and controlling you own voice. Never put your integrity in the hands of others. Support the Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
11:14
July 14, 2019
E421 - And the BS Goes On - Far West Will no Longer be Using KS for Progress Updates
Ah, sweet "I'm a gonna punch Tenkar in the f'n throat!" Gareth. He sneaks a Far West update in on his dead intothefarwest.com website. How do you control the narrative? When you force conversations into forums you control. https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/far-west-update-gareth-will-no-longer.html Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
12:45
July 13, 2019
E420 - The Roll For Initiative Podcast is Closing its Doors, But it Will Never Die
Vince Florio announced today that the Roll for Initiative Podcast is coming to an end after 10 years. Gaming podcasts in general owe Vince a debt of gratitude. http://rfipodcast.com/show/2019/07/11/the-end-of-an-era-thanks-for-all-the-fish-rfi-is-ending/ Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:18
July 12, 2019
E419 - More Thoughts on Low Stats with a Voicemail from Old Man Grognard
Glen (Old Man Grognard) called the show to talk about low stats. It makes me think even more on the topic. Dangerous, I know ;) Google Voicemail # (347) 509-5168‬ Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
10:35
July 11, 2019
E418 - You Get Me, You Really Do!
We have a new $50 backer on Patreon. Yes, Jason understands me ;) Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern
09:53
July 10, 2019
E417 - On Kickstarters and Mental Health
It seems that many (if not most) of the Kickstarters that fund but fail to deliver in a timely manner (if at all) share a common denominator - their creators often have mental health issues. Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar 
11:27
July 9, 2019
E416 - Why You, as a Creator / Publisher should have Admin Control over Social Media Sites supporting your Publications
The main Tunnels & Trolls Facebook group went dark last week, leaving hundreds of T&T fans without a home. Although there is a new group to take its place, it shows what can happen in social media if a publisher doesnt have control over its own communities. https://www.facebook.com/groups/deluxetunnelsandtrolls/about/ Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar 
10:43
July 8, 2019
E415 - Thoughts on Low Ability Score Adventurers - Oh, and a "Go 'F'" Yourself
Who would really bring an Int 3 adventurer on an adventure? How would a Str 3 magic-user make the 5 mile trek to a dungeon? Oh, and a good ole' 'F U" to a jackass or two. Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar 
11:48
July 7, 2019
E414 - Commentary on the New LotFP Weird Fantasy Ref Book Indiegogo Update
An update? No way! And of course the issues mentioned would not be issues if this had only been completed in a timely fashion. Even hitting the ludicrous Jan 2019 date would have solved issues. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lotfp-hardcover-referee-book#/ Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar  
12:09
July 6, 2019
E413 - Holiday Thoughts on Fireworks and Gunpowder in Fantasy Campaigns
As small explosions go off around me in the Pocono Mountains, I think about gunpowder in fantasy RPGs
09:34
July 5, 2019
E412 - ENnie 2019 Nominations Announced - No LotFP, Paizo, or WotC in the Mix
Yep, the ENnies nominees were announced today. I make some picks and in turn, discover some interesting tools. http://www.ennie-awards.com/blog/2019-ennie-nominations/ Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar
12:05
July 4, 2019
E411 - Are the Kickstartesr I Back for Reading or Collecting?
I find myself backing Kickstarters and then the books go directly on my gaming shelves. I need to read more or buy less ;) Support the Tavern www.amazon/shop/eriktenkar https://ko-fi.com/tenkar
10:26
July 3, 2019