Thu, 25 February 2016
Time to make the chimi-fuckin'-changas! Ross and Darryl talk about their feelings on the new Deadpool film and pull no punches!
Mon, 22 February 2016
From Conan to Elric to Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser to Thieves' World, the stories of sword and sorcery fantasy have been seminal in defining fantasy gaming. But what about the games based on those stories? What makes the genre different than other types of fantasy gaming? What kind of stories can you tell in the genre? This week, Richard Baker and John Dunn join us to discuss exactly that.
Strike Force Kickstarter - Help update this important campaign setting and knock out the last stretch goals
Robert E. Howard's Conan Roleplaying Game Kickstarter - What is best in life? To back a Kickstarter for a game rooted in sword and sorcery from an award winning line up of game designers and Howard historians
Geek n Gamer Gear - Use the code TAVERN to get 10% off every order
What We’ve Been Playing Lately
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Darryl)
XCom Board Game (John)
DC Heroes (John)
Temple of Elemental Evil (Richard)
World of Warcraft (Richard)
The Widening Gyre (Ross)
Luche Libre (Ross)
Sword & Sorcery Games
Thu, 11 February 2016
We revisit the topic of superhero roleplaying games. The overlap between Western comic book fans and tabletop gamers, it's no surprise that superhero games are one of the largest genres of roleplaying games out there. We've talked about the different games in Episode 23, but how do you play and run a superhero game? And what impact have the games had on the industry at large?
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Marvel Heroic Roleplay (Note: It does use the Cortex Plus system, though highly modified. So Ross and I were wrong.)
BAMF Podcast (Ross and Michael recorded with them along with Steve Kenson about Strike Force just before recording this episode. That episode should be up next week.)
Declaration: This episode spends a lot of time talking about Strike Force. Ross Watson (host and producer on Gamer's Tavern) and Michael Surbrook (co-host of our Keep on the Borderlands 2 live stream) are both heavily involved in the new edition of Strike Force being Kickstarted and Gamer's Tavern is involved as a backer reward level. Gamer's Tavern Media has not been compensated and receives no funds from the Strike Force crowdfunding efforts.