Wed, 26 March 2014
Welcome to the Sixth World. The team has made their plans, and now it's time to see if they pay off! The group is sneaking into an Ares building under construction to destroy a crane for Big Bob from Big Bob's Autos. Will the protest (that will probably turn into a riot) help them or get in the way? Find out on Gamer's Tavern Game Table
GM: Brandon Gensemer
Raef: Ross Watson
Sol: Jeff Preston
Kyle Herring: Malakai
Darryl Mott Jr.: Babysitter
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Fri, 21 March 2014
What makes a character fun to play? We go over all the tricks to make your PCs more interesting, dynamic, and fun. Award winning author Elizabeth Bear and award winning Writer/Producer/Actress Joanna Gaskell join award willing game designer Ross Watson and...just Darryl Mott Jr. to discuss how to create player characters that not only make the game more fun for you, but also for the other players and gamemaster.
Special Announcement: Ross Watson along with friends of the show Sean Patrick Fannon and Carinn Seabolt have started a Go Fund Me campaign to relocate to Denver, CO! Support them at this link to get some amazing gaming rewards!
What We’ve Been Playing
Pathfinder (Joanna, Elizabeth)
Dungeon World (Joanna)
Call of Cthulhu (Elizabeth)
Shadowrun (Darryl, Ross)
Our Topic: Player Characters
Shadowrun 20 Questions (Reproduced on Dumpshock)
Mon, 17 March 2014
Welcome to the Sixth World, where man meets magic and machine. In this Shadowrun actual play podcast, the team is hired by Big Bob from Big Bob's Auto for a job. What's their master plan for taking on Ares? Find out in this week's Gamer's Tavern Game Table.
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GM: Brandon Gensemer
Raef aka Ravenblood Blackwolf Deathblade: Ross Watson
Sol: Jeff Preston
Malakai: Kyle Herring
Kyle "Babysitter" Rogers: Darryl Mott Jr.
Bonus! You can take a look at Babysitter's original character sheet, courtesy of Hero Labs! (The character overwent a ground-up redesign which should debut on Episode 8).Topps, Inc has sole ownership of the names, logo, artwork, marks, photographs, sounds, audio, video and/or any proprietary material used in connection with the game Shadowrun. Topps, Inc has granted permission to Gamer's Tavern to use such names, logos, artwork, marks and/or any proprietary materials for promotional and informational purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not affiliated with Gamer's Tavern in any official capacity whatsoever.
Fri, 14 March 2014
What does it mean to be human when you can replace your body with cybernetic implants? Does your soul survive if you upload your consciousness into a computer? Cyberpunk and transhumanist games ask these questions. From William Gibson's Neuromancer to Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan, from Ghost in the Shell to Almost Human, we have always been fascinated by the implications of an increasingly digitized world. Adam Jury and Michael Surbrook join us to discuss the roleplaying games that examine humanity in a near-future dystopia of technology dominated society with noodle stands on every corner.
Our sponsors for this episode...
Ghost, Ghouls, and Golems (No official site yet)
Putting his money where his mouth is on the podcast, Adam has given Gamer's Tavern permission to post the full core rulebook for Eclipse Phase right here!
A Time of Eclipse, the new ebook setting guide to Eclipse Phase (launched after the recording)
What We’ve Been Playing
Shadowrun 4th Ed (Darryl, Ross)
AD&D 2nd Ed (Darryl’s Friend)
HERO System (Mike, Ross)
The Widening Gyre (Ross)
Magic: The Gathering (Adam)
Cyberpunk, Post-Cyberpunk, and Transhumanism
Listen Up You Primative Screwheads (Great book for GMs regardless of system or genre)
Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer (Not mentioned on the podcast but OMFG AWESOME!!!!!11)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (This is a charity I personally support)
READING ABOUT PARANOIA IS TRAITOROUS. PLEASE REPORT TO THE NEAREST TERMINATION CHAMBER. HAVE A NICE DAY.
Mon, 10 March 2014
On the trail of Sarah Patagonia, the team is surrounded by members of the Funky Fresh gang, both exits blocked by purple, teal, and shotguns. How is the team going to escape? And once they do, how are they going to deliver the cybered elf to the dapper troll Jenkins? And will she be standing or in a body bag? Find out on this episode of Gamer's Tavern Game Table!
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Jeff Preston - Sol, the street doc mage
Kyle Herring - Malakai, the elf face
Kat9 - Reaver, the genetic experiment
Darryl Mott Jr. - Babysitter, the bodyguard
Brandon Gensemer - The GM
Speaking of, Kyle Herring provided us with a quick biography about himself and his character!
Your name and personal biography: Kyle Herring a.k.a Vampyrik (game handle). Gamer since I could walk. Fairly new to Shadowrun (about 4 months total play time, mostly 5th). Current hobby is my EVE Online addiction
Your character's name and description/attitude/archetype/role/etc.? Malakai 5’7 Caucasian Elf, short blonde hair purposely made to look slightly disheveled. Generally a nice . guy, and cares more about making more contacts to further his network than nuyen (still wants to get paid though). Can be rather vicious if people he considers friends are in danger/hurt. Malakai is the face of the party, and prefers to talk his way out of things than fight.
Your character's backstory. Malakai entered the shadows as a way to make ends meet. His goal was to get the band he plays with making enough nuyen to cover expenses so that they could work on music full-time, but that has not happened yet. Due to further issues, mainly faulty wiring at The Shack, most of their gear was ruined. He figured running the shadows would pay out a bit more than working the register at the Stuffer Shack, and might help to resupply some of the equipment that was lost. His band mates don’t know anything about his “side” activities, and he intends to leave them out of it.Topps, Inc has sole ownership of the names, logo, artwork, marks, photographs, sounds, audio, video and/or any proprietary material used in connection with the game Shadowrun. Topps, Inc has granted permission to Gamer’s Tavern to use such names, logos, artwork, marks and/or any proprietary materials for promotional and informational purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not affiliated with Gamer’s Tavern in any official capacity whatsoever.
Thu, 6 March 2014
We go way off the deep end this episode as we discuss using graphic violence and other mature content in gaming. How do you know where the line is? How do you keep from crossing it?
WARNING: This episode is about the topic of Graphic Content. This episode contains descriptions of violence, gore, and torture. If these subjects upset or offend you, please do not listen to this episode of Gamer's Tavern. This episode is for mature audiences only.
Robert J. Schwalb
What We've Been Playing
Darryl and Ross: Shadowrun 4th Edition
Bill and Ross: Champions
Our Topic: Graphic Content
Gamer's Tavern episodes referenced
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