Gamer's Tavern

The first annual State of the Industry episode with guests Shane Hensley and Brandon Gensemer. This episode, we talk about where the industry is, where it's going, and where we think it should go. This episode recorded before the big announcements from Wizards of the Coast, but our points still stand.

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One Degree of Separation with Nick Jaworski, the new podcast from the Gamer’s Tavern editor where he interviews one person a step away from him at a time.

In other news, Sean Patrick Fannon also has a new website, Sean's Pick of the Day, powered by Gamer's Tavern! Go check it out for daily gaming goodness!

Also, don't forget our host Ross Watson and former/future guests Sean Patrick Fannon and Carinn Seabolt have a GoFundMe up right now to help them move to Colorado!

Shane Hensley

Deadlands

Savage Worlds

X-Box Originals: Deadlands

East Texas University Kickstarter

Brandon Gensemer

Gamer's Tavern Game Table

Twitch Channel

What We've Been Playing Lately

Shadowrun 5th Edition (Brandon)

Pathfinder (Brandon)

Darksouls 2 (Brandon)

Trials Fusion (Brandon)

Savage Worlds (Shane)

Weird Wars Rome (Shane)

Settlers of Catan (Darryl)

Arduin (Ross)

Champions Complete (Ross)

Star Trek Online (Ross) Echelon Division Fleet if you want to find him

The State of the Industry 2014

ICv2

Forbes Game Reporting

Evil Hat Sales Figures

Pathfinder Release Schedule

CORRECTION: It is the Advanced Class Guide coming out at GenCon. The Advanced Race Guide came out a couple of years ago.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Star Wars Beginner’s Box controversy blog (by a former ENnie judge, and the comments have a current ENnie judge and a really good discussion that’s safe to read)

"What is Happening to Tabletop RPGs" from PAX Prime with Mike Mearls, Ryan Dancey, and others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAhG23Rg6FY

Shaintar Justice and Life

Kickstarter

Gamer's Tavern is licensed under a CC BY NC ND 4.0 license. Music for the Drive Thru RPG ad is "Tavern Brawl (Demo)" by Save or Die, Copyright 2013 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. Music for One Degree of Separation is Copyright Nick Jaworski, used with permission

Direct download: GamersTavernEp031.mp3
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The team's made it through the Ork Underground alive after causing the race riots two weeks ago, and now they're getting their assignment from Bull: Humanis. Deal with them. What is Humanis up to that has Bull more concerned than usual? How will the team "deal with them"? And what will they blow up this time?

Gamer’s Tavern Game Table is brought to you by: Hero Labs, the award winning character management program from Lone Wolf Development.

Affiliate Sponsors:

Spirit Store: Costumes, accessories, and home decor year round!

One Degree of Separation with Nick Jaworski, the new podcast from the Gamer’s Tavern editor where he interviews one person a step away from him at a time.

Gamemaster: Brandon Gensemer

Raef: Ross Watson

Sol: Jeff Preston

Molly: Kat9

Malakai: Kyle Herring

Tank: Darryl Mott Jr.

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: GameTableEp009.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern: Game Table -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

There are more conventions than ever, and they’re getting bigger every year. Isn’t it time you go to a con? Tom Lommel, the man behind Bill Cavalier the Dungeon Bastard and Grady Elliot join us to talk about how to survive your first (or thirtieth) convention. Where should you stay? What do you need to bring? How do you meet up with people? Find out all the answers in this week’s Gamer’s Tavern!

Our Sponsors:

Audible - Make that travel time to the convention fly by with two free audio books!

One Degree of Separation with Nick Jaworski - A new podcast about real people from Gamer's Tavern editor Nick Jaworski

Animation Celebration Galveston - This July 4-6 in Galveston, TX, meet Ross and Darryl in person, along with Gamer’s Tavern guests Robert J Schwalb, Ivan Van Norman, Darrell Hardy, and many more!

Our Guests

Grady Elliot

Terracide

Blackwyrm Publishing

Tom Lommel

Bill Cavalier, Dungeon Bastard

Dungeon Bastard YouTube Channel

Dungeon Bastard on Twitter

Dungeon Bastard on Facebook

Fear of Girls

Convention Survival Guide

Apps:

Whatsapp (Chat/texting)

Kik (Chat)

Uber (Ridesharing)

AirBnB (Room rental)

Cons We're Attending

Comicpalooza in Houston, TX, May 23-26 (Ross and Darryl)

Berserkon in Duluth, MN, June 6-8 (Tom as Bill Cavalier, Dungeon Bastard)

Animation Celebration in Galveston, TX, July 4-6 (Ross and Darryl)

GenCon in Indianapolis, IN, August 14-17 (Everyone)

Game Hole Con in Madison, WI, November 7-9 (Tom as Bill Cavalier, Dungeon Bastard)

Direct download: GamersTavernEp030.mp3
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This episode, Darryl talks about the lawsuit filed by Wizards of the Coast against Cryptozoic over their online card game, Hex: Shards of Fate, explaining the various aspects of the lawsuit and predicting how it may turn out.

The story from The Escapist

Wizards of the Coast Press Release

The lawsuit filing (Warning, this is boooooring to read)

Cryptozoic's Kickstarter for Hex: Shards of Fate

US Patent 5 662 332 on Magic: The Gathering

Direct download: HappyHourWotCvCryptozoic.mp3
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This episode, the team finds out they're too hot for anyone to touch them after their high profile runs, so they have to find something to do on their own. Left to their own devices, they're driven by the guilt of Raef and Sol as they go to the Ork Underground to make amends for the fall-out from the riot they caused.

Gamer's Tavern Game Table is brought to you by: Hero Labs, the award winning character management program from Lone Wolf Development.

Affiliate Sponsors:Accursed, the dark fantasy setting for Savage Worlds where you play the monsters as you fight the witches who cursed you.

One Degree of Separation with Nick Jaworski, the new podcast from the Gamer's Tavern editor where he interviews one person a step away from him at a time.

Gamemaster: Brandon Gensemer

Raef: Ross Watson

Sol: Jeff Preston

Kat9: Molly

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: GameTableEp008.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern: Game Table -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Say any of these races, classes, clans, builds, backgrounds, or archetypes online and you will be deluged with hate. Why is it everyone thinks bards suck, or Kender are too annoying to let live? And is it possible to redeem these characters?

Colorado Area Gamers! There is an awesome charity event happening this weekend! Gamers Giving is hosting Spring Giving on May 10 at Total Escape Games in Bloomfield, CO! All proceeds will go to Home Front Cares, benefiting soldiers in need and their families.

Sponsors:

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Our Guests

Brandon Gensemer

Malifaux: Through the Breach

Ympulse101 on Twitch

Gamer's Tavern Game Table

 

Justin Suzuki

Roleplay DNA

Smiling Jacks' Bar and Grill

Gamers Giving

GhengisCon

Rocky Mountain Savages

 

What We've Been Playing

D&D Next (Darryl)

2048 (Darryl)

Savage Worlds (Justin)

Deadlands (Justin)

Interface Zero 2.0 (Justin)

Titanfall (Justin)

Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 (Brandon)

Pathfinder (Brandon)

Shadowrun Returns (Brandon)

Shadowrun 4th Edition (Ross & Brandon)

Champions (Ross)

Accursed (Ross)

Blood Bowl (Ross)

Character Types We Love to Hate

Here's the list we discuss on the show:

Angry Loner

Kender

Malkavian

Paladin

Illusionist

Gnome

Bard

Jedi

Glitterboy

Hacker/Decker/Netrunner

Links

Counter Monkey: All Jedi or No Jedi

Counter Monkey: Jedi Hunter

Order of the Stick

Wheaton's Law

Ross and Darryl are both attending the following conventions:

Comicpalooza in Houston, TX, from May 23-26, 2014

Animation Celebration Galveston in Galveston, TX, from July 4-6, 2014

GenCon in Indianapolis, IN, from August 14-17

Direct download: GamersTavernEp029.mp3
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Everyone can rattle all nine off the top of their heads. But what do each of the alignments actually mean? Ross and Darryl can't agree, so how can the gaming community? And do we even need alignments anymore? In this episode, your hosts Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. go it alone as they discuss one of the biggest flamewar igniting topics in gaming - Alignment!

Our Sponsors

Accursed - The dark fantasy Savage Worlds campaign setting that Abstruse from Ain't It Cool Tabletop calls "Like someone secretly slipped Ravenloft some PCP!"

Spirit Store - Your year-round source for costumes, props, and decor!

Ross Watson

Ross’s New Site

Accursed

Darryl Mott Jr.

Ain't It Cool News

Gamer's Tavern Episode Zero (my apologies for the shitty audio quality)

 What We’ve Been Playing

Shadowrun 4th Edition (Darryl and Ross)

Blood Bowl Video Game (Ross)

Arduin Grimoir (Ross)

Accursed (Ross)

Savage Worlds (Ross)

Champions (Ross)

Cards Against Humanity (Darryl)

Tavern Tales

Shadowrun 3rd Edition

Counter Monkey – The Squirtgun Wars

 

Alignment

2014-04-23-20140423Image Copyright Brian Patterson, used with permission

 

D&D White Box

Advanced D&D 1st Edition

ALIGNMENT-CHART1Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition

Vampire: The Masquerade

Star Wars (West End Games)

Star Wars (Wizards of the Coast)

Mouse Guard

Marvel Superheroes

Gamer's Tavern Episode 23: Super Hero Games, or FASERIP is SFW

Palladium

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

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Gamer's Tavern Episode 20: Forgotten Realms, or Thay Was Cool Until I Blew It Up

Alignment story from 7chan/Reddit

 

Direct download: GamersTavernEp028.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT

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