Tavern Chat

Tavern Chat

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A daily chat with your Old School Gaming Bartender
#34 - AD&D 1e Bard - Broken & Overpowered
Jun 19 • 12 min
Tim Shorts leaves a voicemail. A look at the AD&D 1e Bard as presented in the Player’s Handbook.
#33 - I Rant, I Curse, I’ve Warned You!
Jun 18 • 13 min
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.
#32 - Father’s Day Advice - Its Not What You’d Expect ;)
Jun 17 • 11 min
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 ;)
#31 - Free RPG Day and a New Player in Gaming Podcasts
Jun 16 • 13 min
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.
#30 - Praise and Patience - A Kickstarter Rant
Jun 15 • 14 min
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.
#29 - Reflections of #ConManKen
Jun 14 • 12 min
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.
#28 - GMF Update, #ConManKen Update and Kickstarters
Jun 13 • 35 min
It’s a pretty full episode (and four full weeks of daily podcasts). We look at the Gygax Memorial Fund and the POD AD&D 1e reprints over at RPGNow - is there money going to the GMF from these sales? What’s #ConManKen up to and where is he at? Oh, and…
#27 - Back in NYC - Behind the Scenes at NTRPG
Jun 12 • 13 min
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.
#26 - NTRPG Con - And Now, Our Time is Done
Jun 11 • 15 min
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.
#25 - NTRPG Con - Day 3 - Two Minutes to Midnite
Jun 10 • 9 min
We stayed up for the midnight auction. James ran some SWL in the morning. Tenkar is tired and beat to hell ;)
#24 - NTRPG Con - TPK and The Mouth of Doom? You Don’t Say
Jun 9 • 9 min
James Spahn ran Rappan Athuk: Mouth of Doom this morning and the bodies hit the floor. The smell acrid was everywhere ;)
#23 - NTRPG Con Day One - And Then There Was Fun
Jun 8 • 9 min
A quick recap of NTRPG Con Day One. Our first sponsor. Co-DMing
#22 - So Much OSR at NTRPG Con, We Knocked the Power Out!
Jun 7 • 11 min
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 ;)
#21 - Your Bartender has Arrived at NTRPG Con. Hold my Beer
Jun 6 • 8 min
I’m her e!
#20 - Further Thoughts on the AD&D 1e Thief Class
Jun 5 • 12 min
FrDave left some interesting thoughts on Episode #18 on tenkarstavern.com about the 1e Thief.
#19 - 1e DMG - Demons & The Devils You Don’t Know
Jun 4 • 13 min
A look at APPENDIX D: RANDOM GENERATION OF CREATURES FROM THE LOWER PLANES
#18 - AD&D 1e Player’s Handbook - The Thief is not Meant to be a Stand Alone Class
Jun 3 • 15 min
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 ;)
#17 - The 1e DMG as a Solo Gaming Resource
Jun 2 • 14 min
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.
#16 - Stock Settlements, Stock Art, and Art of the Genre - Kickstarters
Jun 1 • 15 min
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.
15 - The AD&D 1e DMG is Overbearing ;)
May 31 • 15 min
A look at unarmed combat in the AD&D 1e DMG. The Tavern celebrates its 9th anniversary.
#14 - 1e DMG - Weapon Speed Just Slows Things Down
May 30 • 14 min
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.
#13 - The 1e DMG is Diseased
May 29 • 14 min
Some memories, thoughts, and observations on the AD&D 1e Dungeon Master’s Guide. Follow up on the Gygax Memorial Fund.
#12 - Warhammer for Kids n’ More
May 28 • 12 min
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 - Memorial Weekend Freebie
May 27 • 10 min
A freebie for our active and former Military and Emergency Response personnel. Some thoughts on pricing and marketing at OneBookShelf
#10 - Some Thoughts on the OSR Market
May 26 • 12 min
First episode recorded by phone. Enjoy the birds and the wind chime in the background. Some thoughts on the OSR market and publishing resources.
#9 - Early Morning Bleck! and Thoughts
May 25 • 13 min
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.
#8 - Squirrel! Huh?
May 24 • 11 min
James Spahn has a new podcast, an update on the GMF and stock art goodness.
#7 - NTRPG Con is in Two Weeks
May 23 • 8 min
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)
#4 - James Shields stops on by
May 22 • 21 min
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.
#6 - Gygax Memorial Fund Part 2
May 21 • 19 min
Tim Shorts leaves a message. The second part of the Gygax Memorial Fund recap.
#5 - Gygax Memorial Fund Part 1
May 20 • 15 min
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.
#3 - Let There Be Light
May 19 • 11 min
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 ;)
# 2 Dave and some Inappropriate Characters
May 18 • 9 min
There’s a Humble Book Bundle, a Dave Arneson Documentary and some Inappropriate Characters.
Wherein your Bartender introduces himself
May 17 • 6 min
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.