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Episode #38 - An Interview w/ Ben Barsh of Pacesetter Games
Jun 23, 201827:22
Episode #37 - How I See the OSR
Jun 22, 201813:24
Episode #36 - Champions! Its Coming Backs as Its Old Self
Jun 21, 201812:24
Episode #35 - Kickstarters Old & New and the Return of a Pod
Jun 20, 201815:14
Episode #34 - AD&D 1e Bard - Broken & Overpowered
Jun 19, 201811:59
Episode #33 - I Rant, I Curse, I've Warned You!
Jun 18, 201813:27
Episode #32 - Father's Day Advice - Its Not What You'd Expect ;)
Jun 17, 201811:24
Episode #31 - Free RPG Day and a New Player in Gaming Podcasts
Jun 16, 201813:44
Episode #30 - Praise and Patience - A Kickstarter Rant
Jun 15, 201814:15
Episode #29 - Reflections of #ConManKen
Jun 14, 201812:23
Episode #27 - Back in NYC - Behind the Scenes at NTRPG
Jun 12, 201813:20
Episode #26 - NTRPG Con - And Now, Our Time is Done
Jun 11, 201814:45
Episode #25 - NTRPG Con - Day 3 - Two Minutes to Midnite
Jun 10, 201809:03
Episode #24 - NTRPG Con - TPK and The Mouth of Doom? You Don't Say
Jun 9, 201808:47
Episode #23 - NTRPG Con Day One - And Then There Was Fun
Jun 8, 201809:29
Episode #22 - So Much OSR at NTRPG Con, We Knocked the Power Out!
Jun 7, 201810:47
Episode #21 - Your Bartender has Arrived at NTRPG Con. Hold my Beer
Jun 6, 201808:36
Episode #20 - Further Thoughts on the AD&D 1e Thief Class
Jun 5, 201812:15
Episode #19 - 1e DMG - Demons & The Devils You Don't Know
Jun 4, 201812:49
Episode #18 - AD&D 1e Player's Handbook - The Thief is not Meant to be a Stand Alone Class
Jun 3, 201815:04
Episode #17 - The 1e DMG as a Solo Gaming Resource
Jun 2, 201814:33
Episode #16 - Stock Settlements, Stock Art, and Art of the Genre - Kickstarters
Jun 1, 201814:43
Episode 15 - The AD&D 1e DMG is Overbearing ;)
May 31, 201815:21
Episode #14 - 1e DMG - Weapon Speed Just Slows Things Down
May 30, 201814:39
Episode #13 - The 1e DMG is Diseased
May 29, 201814:28
Episode #12 - Warhammer for Kids n’ More
May 28, 201811:48
Episode #11 - Memorial Weekend Freebie
May 27, 201800:37
Episode #10 - Some Thoughts on the OSR Market
May 26, 201811:59
Episode #9 - Early Morning Bleck! and Thoughts
May 25, 201812:43
Episode #8 - Squirrel! Huh?
May 24, 201810:51
Episode #7 - NTRPG Con is in Two Weeks
May 23, 201801:18
Episode #4 - James Shields stops on by
May 22, 201821:30
Episode #6 - Gygax Memorial Fund Part 2
May 21, 201801:33
Episode #5 - Gygax Memorial Fund Part 1
May 20, 201801:06
Episode #3 - Let There Be Light
May 19, 201801:43
Episode # 2 Dave and some Inappropriate Characters
May 18, 201800:35
Wherein your Bartender introduces himself
May 17, 201800:18
Episode #38 - An Interview w/ Ben Barsh of Pacesetter Games
I chat with Ben Barsh of Pacesetter Games about the Rise of the Nefarious Kickstarter, the synergy between 5e and the OSR, bringing new and younger blood into old school gaming, Disney and other goodness
27:22
June 23, 2018
Episode #37 - How I See the OSR
Yep, I screwed up some of the early episodes. Argh! I talk about the OSR and The Tavern as a Neutral Ground. Oh, and a free game for 24 hours only.
13:24
June 22, 2018
Episode #36 - Champions! Its Coming Backs as Its Old Self
There's a new Top Secret adventure being Kickstarted. The Origins Best RPG Game Award Winner is none other than our own James Spahn (and a dozen others). A look at the Champions Now! Kickstarter.
12:24
June 21, 2018
Episode #35 - Kickstarters Old & New and the Return of a Pod
I talk about three current Kickstarters you should think of backing and one that is six and a half years overdue. Also, the return of the Old School Blues podcast.
15:14
June 20, 2018
Episode #34 - AD&D 1e Bard - Broken & Overpowered
Tim Shorts leaves a voicemail. A look at the AD&D 1e Bard as presented in the Player's Handbook.
11:59
June 19, 2018
Episode #33 - I Rant, I Curse, I've Warned You!
Yes, a classic rant complete with a warning. I don't appreciate bags of shit littering my social media threads overnight and say so. F-bomb carpet-bombing in effect.
13:27
June 18, 2018
Episode #32 - Father's Day Advice - Its Not What You'd Expect ;)
It's Father's Day. I spew some gaming and other advice out of my ass and suggest some places where fathers can get free swag today ;)
11:24
June 17, 2018
Episode #31 - Free RPG Day and a New Player in Gaming Podcasts
A quick listing of what's available for Free RPG Day 2018. A short rant about blocking folks on social and then talking about them. Morrus enters the world of podcasting.
13:44
June 16, 2018
Episode #30 - Praise and Patience - A Kickstarter Rant
Wherein I read a thank you letter and talk about the need for patience when it comes to Kickstarter coverage at The Tavern in its many forms.
14:15
June 15, 2018
Episode #29 - Reflections of #ConManKen
Ken is reflecting well in a selfie at his old/current store in Kentucky. More ways to listen to Tavern Chat. My Lord, what a 5e Humble Bundle.
12:23
June 14, 2018
Episode #27 - Back in NYC - Behind the Scenes at NTRPG
The Eagle landed last night and Rach and I are back in New York City. Some behind the scenes at NTRPG Con and some talk of returning to the focus of prior to the con.
13:20
June 12, 2018
Episode #26 - NTRPG Con - And Now, Our Time is Done
It's always sad to wrap up a convention trip, but NTRPG Con is even more so, as you are truly saying goodbye to an amazing community for another year.
14:45
June 11, 2018
Episode #25 - NTRPG Con - Day 3 - Two Minutes to Midnite
We stayed up for the midnight auction. James ran some SWL in the morning. Tenkar is tired and beat to hell ;)
09:03
June 10, 2018
Episode #24 - NTRPG Con - TPK and The Mouth of Doom? You Don't Say
James Spahn ran Rappan Athuk: Mouth of Doom this morning and the bodies hit the floor. The smell acrid was everywhere ;)
08:47
June 9, 2018
Episode #23 - NTRPG Con Day One - And Then There Was Fun
A quick recap of NTRPG Con Day One. Our first sponsor. Co-DMing
09:29
June 8, 2018
Episode #22 - So Much OSR at NTRPG Con, We Knocked the Power Out!
Yep, we had about 40 minutes without power last night at the Westin. We were wondering if Bad Mike forgot to pay a bill or something ;)
10:47
June 7, 2018
Episode #20 - Further Thoughts on the AD&D 1e Thief Class
FrDave left some interesting thoughts on Episode #18 on tenkarstavern.com about the 1e Thief.
12:15
June 5, 2018
Episode #19 - 1e DMG - Demons & The Devils You Don't Know
A look at APPENDIX D: RANDOM GENERATION OF CREATURES FROM THE LOWER PLANES
12:49
June 4, 2018
Episode #18 - AD&D 1e Player's Handbook - The Thief is not Meant to be a Stand Alone Class
In today's episode, I take a look at the AD&D 1e Thief class and why I think it was meant to keep players of demihuman races involved until "the end game" and has less value as a "solo class". Danke makes an appearance and Glen is nowhere to be found ;)
15:04
June 3, 2018
Episode #17 - The 1e DMG as a Solo Gaming Resource
Note, I didn't say the 1e DMG was a Solo RPG Resource, but there were "sub-games" of sorts within the DMG. The Deck of Many Things and the Random Dungeon Generation Tables are two such resources.
14:33
June 2, 2018
Episode #16 - Stock Settlements, Stock Art, and Art of the Genre - Kickstarters
Lets talk about some current (as of the morning of May 1st, 2018) Kickstarters - Spectacular Settlements for 5th Edition, The Curse of Roslof Keep high-level 1E & 5E gaming adventure, and Choose Your Own: Sci-Fi Stock Art.
14:43
June 1, 2018
Episode 15 - The AD&D 1e DMG is Overbearing ;)
A look at unarmed combat in the AD&D 1e DMG. The Tavern celebrates its 9th anniversary.
15:21
May 31, 2018
Episode #14 - 1e DMG - Weapon Speed Just Slows Things Down
A followup on disease in the DMG with Tim Shorts. A look at weapon speed factor and why none of my groups ever used it.
14:39
May 30, 2018
Episode #13 - The 1e DMG is Diseased
Some memories, thoughts, and observations on the AD&D 1e Dungeon Master's Guide. Follow up on the Gygax Memorial Fund.
14:28
May 29, 2018
Episode #12 - Warhammer for Kids n’ More
I talk about the Warhammer for Kids fiction line, the use of Deal of the Days at OBS as a publisher and some thoughts on Kickstarter stretch goals.
11:48
May 28, 2018
Episode #11 - Memorial Weekend Freebie
A freebie for our active and former Military and Emergency Response personnel. Some thoughts on pricing and marketing at OneBookShelf
00:37
May 27, 2018
Episode #10 - Some Thoughts on the OSR Market
First episode recorded by phone. Enjoy the birds and the wind chime in the background. Some thoughts on the OSR market and publishing resources.
11:59
May 26, 2018
Episode #9 - Early Morning Bleck! and Thoughts
Allergies are in full gear this morning. Listen to Tenkar drown in phlegm. Inbetween throat clearing, I have thoughts on the sudden uptick in OSR podcasts and look at the Orc Stabr Kickstarter.
12:43
May 25, 2018
Episode #8 - Squirrel! Huh?
James Spahn has a new podcast, an update on the GMF and stock art goodness.
10:51
May 24, 2018
Episode #7 - NTRPG Con is in Two Weeks
I was reminded (right before recording this episode) that I was running some Mouth of Doom sessions at NTRPG in two weeks. There are still slots open (9am F/S/S)
01:18
May 23, 2018
Episode #4 - James Shields stops on by
Tavern Chat has its first guest - James Shields. James was the art director for White Star and has a new stock art Kickstarter with a nice twist.
21:30
May 22, 2018
Episode #6 - Gygax Memorial Fund Part 2
Tim Shorts leaves a message. The second part of the Gygax Memorial Fund recap.
01:33
May 21, 2018
Episode #5 - Gygax Memorial Fund Part 1
In this episode, I answer a voicemail and begin a series of episodes recapping 2 1/2 years of investigative posts at tenkarstavern.com regarding the Gygax Memorial Fund.
01:06
May 20, 2018
Episode #3 - Let There Be Light
We have voicemails from James Spahn and Tim Shorts, discuss Swords & Wizardry Light and mention the new OSR patches available for order (not from us ;)
01:43
May 19, 2018
Episode # 2 Dave and some Inappropriate Characters
There's a Humble Book Bundle, a Dave Arneson Documentary and some Inappropriate Characters.
00:35
May 18, 2018
Wherein your Bartender introduces himself
Yep, first episode. Short and sweet and hopefully the start of something fun. Oh, and a last-minute update to today's Gygax Memorial Fund post.
00:18
May 17, 2018
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