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Dating back to the 1930s, Lankhmar may have the oldest pedigree as a gaming setting of all time. Evolving from wargames and eventually becoming a setting for Dungeons & Dragons, Runequest, and Savage Worlds, Lankhmar is the prototype for urban roguish fantasy decades before Waterdeep, Thieves World, or Freeport were a twinkle in their creators' eyes. Get ready for the original sandbox setting that's more relevant today than ever before, Lankhmar: The City of Thieves!

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Our Guest

TS Luikart 

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Cubicle 7

Skull and Bones

Warhammer 40K Old World Bestiary

Dragon Age

Cthulhu Britannica: London

Ruins of the North (One Ring)

What We've Been Playing Lately

Darksiders 2 (Darryl)

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (TS, Ross)

Feng Shui 2 (TS)

Three Cheers for Master (TS)

Shaintar (Ross)

Valkyria Chronicles (Ross)

Grand Theft Auto V (Ross)

Lankhmar: The City of Thieves

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series by Fritz Leiber

Lankhmar Campaign Setting

Deities and Demigods

Savage Lankhmar

Runequest: Lankhmar

The story with the possibly non-consensual sexual encounter: "The Sadness of the Executioner"

Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch

 

 

Direct download: GamersTavernEp056.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

Gaming has always taken its cues from other fiction, as Dungeons & Dragons itself comes from classic fantasy fiction. But what makes a game an homage to another work of fiction? What parody games are fun to play outside the joke? Where do you draw the line between influence and homage?

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Our Guest

Robert Morris

Roan

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What We've Been Playing Lately

Double Feature (Darryl, Ross)

Cards Against Humanity (Darryl, Ross)

Mass Effect (Darryl)

Shadowrun: Returns (Darryl)

Shadows Angelus (Robert)

HERO System (Robert)

Pathfinder (Robert)

Kingmaker Adventure Path (Robert)

Shaintar (Ross)

Valkyria Chronicles (Ross)

Homage and Parody Games

Jovian Chronicles

Paranoia

Delta Green

Traveller

Villains and Vigilantes

Top Secret

Tunnels and Trolls

JadeClaw (Now IronClaw)

Big Eyes Small Mouth

Cute and Fuzzy Seizure Monsters

Cartoon Action Hour

Spycraft

All Flesh Must Be Eaten

Teenagers from Outer Space

Macho Women with Guns

Fung Shui

Hong Kong Action Theater

Toon

Lucha Libre Hero

Conspiracy X

Alshard

Ponyfinder

Warhammer 40K

Rogue Trader

Warmachine

Witchfire Trilogy

BattleTech

Heavy Gear

Hackmaster

Kingdoms of Kalamar

Knights of the Dinner Table

Munchkin (We forgot to bring this up on the show)

Shadowrun

Snatcher

Metal Gear Solid

Dragonball Xenoverse

Bunnies and Burrows

Vampire: The Masquerade

Deadlands

Grimm

Bounty Head Bebop

Direct download: GamersTavernEp055.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

Star Wars Ep VII

This episode, Ross and Darryl talk about the new film Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Here there be spoilers, so you have been warned!

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Stormtrooper Nope

There are four movies

Direct download: HappyHourStarWarsEpVII.mp3
Category:Happy Hour -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

Do you want to go the long haul with your gaming session? I'm not talking weeks or months, but years with the same characters in the same world? Michael Surbrook joins us to help you realize that dream with advice on how to plan out long campaigns, how to avoid over-prepping, how to push through the quagmire, and more.

Note: This episode was recorded on December 23, 2014. Yes, over a year ago.

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Our Guest

Michael Surbrook

Surbrook Stuff

Fantasy Hero Complete

Larger Than Life: Folklore Legends of America (Hero System)

Larger Than Life: Folklore Legends of America (Savage Worlds)

(Note: At the time of recording, Larger Than Life was in the Kickstarter stage of publishing. The Kickstarter was successful and it is out now!) 

What We've Been Playing

Five Nights at Freddie's (Darryl)

Pathfinder (Darryl)

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (Ross)

Birthright (Ross)

Grand Theft Auto 5 (Ross)

Star Trek Online (Ross)

Shaintar (Ross)

Savage Worlds (Ross)

Borderlands (Michael)

Ironclaw (Michael)

Fantasy Craft (Michael)

Long Term Campaigns

Shadows Angeles

Gamer's Tavern Superhero Games

Obsidian Portal

Day in the Life: Gaming the Downtime

Shaintar: Justice and Life

Pathfinder Society

Dungeons & Dragons Adventure League

Shadowrun Missions

Runner Hub

Direct download: GamersTavernEp054.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

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