Gamer's Tavern

The Halloweeners are squaring up against the team as they head to clear out the Squatter Mall. Everyone's tense and just waiting for the balloon to go up. Is a firefight going to happen? And will it be enough to send the Halloweeners packing, or will the team have to take more drastic measures? Find out Gamer's Tavern Game Table.

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Gamemaster: Brandon Gensemer

Raef: Ross Watson

Sol: Jeff Preston

Kat9: Reaver

Kyle Herring: Malakai

Darryl Mott Jr.: Babysitter

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 the 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 The Gamer’s Tavern in any official capacity whatsoever.

Direct download: GameTableEp007.mp3
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The forgotten campaign setting of D&D, as Ross likes to call it. The original creator of Birthright, Richard Baker, joins us to talk about the setting that just might have inspired Game of Thrones. You are a king, lord of your land with the divine right to rule - literally, you have divine energy that fuels your bloodline. This is Ross's favorite campaign setting and, after recording and listening to the episode, Darryl is pretty intrigued as well. So sit back while we tell you all about why you should remember Birthright.

Sponsors

Drive Thru RPG, your source for digital copies of your favorite games

Spirit Store, the year-round costume and decor store

Richard Baker

Sasquatch Game Studios

Atomic Dragon Battleship (Rich’s blog)

Accursed Adventure: Banshee of Loch Finnere

 

What We’ve Been Playing

RPG Geek of the Week link to Ross’s week

Pathfinder

Central Casting Heroes of Legend

Champions

 

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Birthright

Ed Stark (Ross's interview with him)

Colin McComb

Birthright Campaign Setting (Now available for purchase)

The Falcon and the Wolf

Gamer’s Tavern Episode 16: Worldbuilding

Shadow World

Birthright.net

30 Years of Adventure

Blood Enemies

Gorgon’s Alliance video game

Diplomacy

Cities of the Sun

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tony Szczudlo

Birthright on DnDClassics

Birthright on Amazon Marketplace

Song of Ice and Fire Roleplay

Hodor's Guide to Hodoring

Kingmaker Adventure Path

Note: Due to a technical issue (my mixer is eating XLR cables), there's no closing to this episode. This episode is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 license. Music for the Drive Thru RPG ad is "Tavern Brawl (Demo)" by Save or Die, Copyright 2013, all rights reserved, used with permission. Music for the Spirit Store ad is "Inside" by b-Shake, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 International license.

Direct download: GamersTavernEp027.mp3
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Game Table Episode 6: Enter Molly Mayhem

Babysitter's face is on every trid announcing the 50,000¥ reward for his arrest following his "terrorist actions". Reaver leaves a meet with the team to get a knock at his door. How's Babysitter going to get out of this mess? Who's visiting Reaver after the team's high profile run? Prepare for the shocking twists in this episode at Gamer's Tavern Game Table Episode 6.

Gamer's Tavern Game Table is brought to you by HeroLab, the award winning character creation software from Lone Wolf Development.

Affiliate Sponsor: Audible, the largest source for audio books. Try free for 30 days, or get 50% off your first three months

Gamemaster: Brandon Gensemer

Raef: Ross Watson

Sol: Jeff Preston

Kat9: Reaver

Kyle Herring: Malakai

Darryl Mott Jr.: Babysitter

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 the 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 The Gamer’s Tavern in any official capacity whatsoever.

Direct download: GameTableEp006.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern: Game Table -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

You're interested in role playing games, but not sure where to get started? Ivan Van Norman and Mark Carroll join us to help you find a group, pick a first game, and introduce gaming to your friends. We also give many tips for starting gamers!

Our Sponsors

Accursed - The dark fantasy Savage Worlds setting where you play the monsters!

Drive Thru RPG - Your source for digital copies of your favorite games

Ivan Van Norman

King of the Nerds

Outbreak Undead

Saving Throw

Outbreak Deep Space

Twitter

 

Mark Carroll

D3 Adventures

Seventh Sea

World’s Largest Dungeon

Infinite Dungeon

 

What We’ve Been Playing

FATE Core (Mark)

TORG under Savage Worlds (Mark, Ross)

Pathfinder (Ross, Ivan)

Champions (Ross)

Shadowrun 4th Edition (Ross, Darryl)

Dark Heresy (Ivan)

 

Getting Started in Gaming

Before we get into the breakdown of the episode, I wanted to give you a quick shopping list.

Pathfinder Beginner's Box - The single greatest tool for new players. The box has everything you need right away to not only start playing, but keep playing for several sessions before you even need to think about upgrading to the Pathfinder Core Rulebook

Drive Thru RPG Quickstarts - Free PDF downloads of some of the most popular roleplaying games on the market meant specifically to introduce new players to the game.

Pound of Dice - This product is one of my favorite recommendations for groups looking to get their own dice cheaply. You'll only get one matched set and some of the dice may be odd (even for RPG dice), but there's no cheaper way to make sure there's plenty of dice for the entire group.

Now with that out of the way, here's links to the things we mentioned on the show.

Community “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons”

Community “Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons”

Big Bang Theory "The Santa Simulation"

Big Bang Theory "The Love Spell Potential"

The IT Crowd "Gen the Fredo"

Freaks and Geeks Complete Series (Sorry, there wasn't a legal streaming option for the episode "Discos and Dragons")

Ross’s Blog Post on Being a Good Player

RPGNet Gaming Gatherins

ENWorld Gamers Seeking Gamers

Giants in the Playground Finding Players

Dread

World of Darkness

Dungeons & Dragons

Pathfinder

On Mighty Thews

FATE Accelerated

FATE Core

13th Age

Pathfinder Beginner’s Box

Gumshoe

Outbreak Undead

Fiasco

D&D Encounters

Pathfinder Society

Edge of the Empire

Savage Worlds

Dungeon World

Torchbearer

Free RPG Day

Drive Thru RPG Free Downloads

Descent

Super Dungeon Explore

Roll 20

Chill/Cryptworld

Direct download: GamersTavernEp026.mp3
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Crowdfunding is the great equalizer of our time. How can you back projects without getting burned? How do you launch your own project and make sure it's successful? Guests Jamey Stegmaier and Mack Martin join us to discuss crowdfunding and gaming. The tips to make your Kickstarter stand out from the crowd, how to tell the flops from the potential goldmines, and more on this episode of the Gamer's Tavern.

Jamey Stegmaier

Tuscany Expansion Kickstarter (ENDING SOON!! Back now!!)

Stonemaier Games

Viticulture

Euphoria

Mack Martin

Nerditry

Black Wyrm Publishing

Malifaux

Through the Breach

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

Kemet (Jamey)

Shadowrun 4th Edition (Ross, Darryl)

AD&D 2nd Edition (Darryl’s Friend)

TORG using Savage Worlds rules (Ross)

Champions (Ross)

 

Cracked: 5 Crucial Rules of Every Game (Not Found in Any Rulebook)

 

Crowdfunding

Kickstarter

Indie Go Go

Go Fund Me

Ross Watson and Sean Patrick Fannon have a Go Fund Me up right now to relocate to Denver!

Patreon

Tuscany Expansion Kickstarter

Accursed

Malifaux: Through the Breach

CORRECTION: The Doom that Came to Atlantic City was rescued by Cryptozoic, NOT Cool Mini or Not.

The Forking Path and Doom that Came to Atlantic City

Far West Adventure Game

 

Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. will be attending Comicpalooza on May 23-26 in Houston, TX.

 

Music from the Drive Thru RPG ad is "Tavern Brawl (Demo)" by Save or Die, Copyright 2013 all rights reserved. Music from the Accursed ad is "

Direct download: GamersTavernEp025.mp3
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Episode 23: Super Hero Games, or FASERIP is SFW

Bum-ba-BAAAAH! Bumbumbumbumbum-ba-BAAAAH! This week, we talk about Super Hero games. Licensed from Marvel, DC, or independent publishers or game systems that created their own universe. What games are out there to sate your Silver Age or Modern Era lust? How do super-hero games differ from normal RPGs? Tune in to find out more.

Note: This episode was originally recorded February 25, 2014. We spoke at length during several points about game designer and author Aaron Allston. Two days later on February 27, Aaron collapsed at a convention and passed away. I don't need to say what an influence Mr. Allston was to the gaming community, because we say it many times on this episode. This episode is dedicated to his memory.

Sponsors:

Spirit Store, your source for costumes for this convention season.

Animation Celebration, this July 4th weekend in Galveston, TX

Our Guests

Steve Kenson

Steve Kenson’s website

Facebook Page

Icons

Scott Bennie

Facebook

Amazon Page

Atlas of Earth Prime

What We've Been Playing Lately

Pathfinder (Scott)

Pulp Hero (Scott)

Champions Online (Scott)

Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle – D&D Next (Steve)

Icons (Steve)

Shadowrun (Steve, Ross, Darryl)

AD&D 2nd Edition (Darryl’s Friend)

Dungeonmaster’s Design Kit

Superhero Games

Champions

HERO System

Villainy Amok

Gestalt

Dark Champions

Villains and Vigilantes

Scott Stigler

Superworld

Wild Cards

Marvel Super Heroes Game (FASERIP)

The Ultimate Powers Book

Icons

Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game (SAGA)

The Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game

Marvel Heroic Roleplay

DC Heroes

DC Heroes Watchman Sourcebook

Blood of Heroes

DC Universe (West End Games)

DC Adventures (Green Ronin)

Smallville

Mutants & Masterminds

Powers for Good

Heroes Unlimited (Palladium)

Century Station

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness

Judge Dredd (Traveller)

Judge Dredd (Mongoose)

Hellboy

Freedom City

Adventure

Trinity

Aberrant

Brave New World

Underground

Superbabes

GURPS International Super Teams

BASH

Capes

Supermegatopia

Stooperpowers

The Foundation

Heroes Forever

Superhero 2044

With Great Power

Wild Talents

Godlike

Metabarons

Necessary Evil

Progenitor

Silver Age Sentinels

The Authority

Double Cross

 

Darryl will be at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX, from May 23-26, 2014. Both Darryl and Ross will be at Animation Celebration in Galveston, TX, from July 4-6, 2014, and at GenCon from August 14-18, 2014.

Music for the Spirit Store ad is “Insane” by b-Shake, licensed under CC BY SA 3.0 International. Music for the Animation Celebration Galveston ad is “Undead Blues” by Unknown Henson, Copyright 2010, all rights reserved, used with permission.
Direct download: GamersTavernEp023.mp3
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