Gamer's Tavern

Time to make the chimi-fuckin'-changas! Ross and Darryl talk about their feelings on the new Deadpool film and pull no punches!

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10:  Actress Keira Knightley arrives at "A Dangerous Method" Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Keira Knightley
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Keira Knightley arrives at "A Dangerous Method" Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Keira Knightley
Direct download: GTHHDeadpool.mp3
Category:Happy Hour -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

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.

Our Sponsors

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

Our Guests

Rich Baker

Sasquatch Game Studios

Primeval Thule

Dungeons & Dragons: Princes of the Apocalypse

Birthright

Atomic Dragon Battleship

John Dunn

Accursed

Melior Via Games

Shadowrun

Warhammer 40K Roleplay

Star Wars: Force and Destiny

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Darryl)

Skylanders (John)

XCom Board Game (John)

DC Heroes (John)

Temple of Elemental Evil (Richard)

World of Warcraft (Richard)

Accursed (Ross)

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (Ross)

The Widening Gyre (Ross)

Luche Libre (Ross)

Sword & Sorcery Games

Lankhmar

Elric

Conan

Red Sonja

Solomon Kane

Hypberborean Cycle

Thieves' World

Primeval Thule

Iron Heroes

On Mighty Thews

Dark Sun

Beasts & Barbarians

Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Direct download: GamersTavernEp058.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 5:39am EDT

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?

Our Sponsor

Gamefly: Get the biggest releases in console games delivered right to your door for one low monthly fee. Try it now for 30 days free!

Our Guest

Michael Surbrook

Surbrook's Stuff

Fantasy HERO Complete

Strike Force

Larger than Life

strikeforce

Superhero Games

Strike Force Kickstarter

HERO System

Champions

Mutants & Masterminds

Icons

Marvel Heroic Roleplay (Note: It does use the Cortex Plus system, though highly modified. So Ross and I were wrong.)

Justice Machine

DC Adventures

Necessary Evil

Wild Talents

Progenitor

Villains & Vigilantes

 

Monkey House Legal Defense Fund

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.)

Supergirl_8ada2e_5749284

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.

 

Direct download: GamersTavernEp057.mp3
Category:Gamer's Tavern -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT

1