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A daily chat with your Old School Gaming Bartender

A daily chat with your Old School Gaming Bartender
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A daily chat with your Old School Gaming Bartender

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Episodes

E211 - Hawk the Slayer - I Finally Watched from Beginning to End

12/13/2018
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Yep, apparently I never actually watch Hawk the Slayer in its entirety until this morning. You can find it to stream on Amazon (3 bucks to rent / 10 to buy) Its a fun movie so long as you go into it accepting its limitations - low budget, poor acting, lame special effects, and a horrid script. Pass me the beer and popcorn please! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:13:42

E210 - Designers & Makers #1 - Interview with Michael "BadMike" Badolato (NTRPG Con/Frog God Games)

12/12/2018
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Today we kick off the Designers & Makers series of interviews (with about 40 interviews currently on the grid over the next three months). Michael "BadMike" Badolato has the notoriety of being our first guest in the series. BadMike is one of the main guys behind the NTRPG Con, works for Frog God Games and does his own business selling old school games on eBay. Join us as BadMike answers "Ths Five Questions" after which we free range a bit ;) Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:32:13

E209 - Episode Zero of Designers & Makers - Wherein Your Bartender Interviews Himself ;)

12/12/2018
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We'll be kicking off the Designers& Makers series of interviews in the next couple of days, but to prepare folks for what's in store, I asked myself (and answered) the five questions that will be asked of all. These are not the be all and end all of the questions, but simply a common baseline. Enjoy :) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:11:53

E208 - 52.5 Million G+ Accounts Exposed to Private Data Breach Bug, Shutdown Moved Up to April 2019

12/11/2018
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Google has proven to be an unreliable custodian of personal data, with 52.5 million accounts' personal data exposed. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:11:20

E207 - Podcast Nominations at ENWorld and some Minor Rants

12/10/2018
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ENWorld is looking for nominations of the Best Podcasts of 2018. I rant a bit about the LotFP Referee Book and Far West, then look at the POD of the AD&D 2e rulebooks on DriveThruRPG. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:12:39

E206 - Annual Tavern Meeting Roundup and a Look at ENWorld's Most Anticipated Games of 2019

12/8/2018
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Last night was the first annual Tavern meeting. We are on pace for an amazing 2019. ENWorld has posted the results of its most anticipated games of 2019 - any wonder the pic on the ENWorld splash page is number 10 on the list - but their own release. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:09:44

E205 - What's Your Experience with Experience Points?

12/8/2018
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Much like Hit Points, Experience Points do not have a direct relationship with the real world. Sometimes a game must be seen from the game's perspective. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:12:10

E204 - So, What Exactly are Hit Points in AD&D?

12/6/2018
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Today we look at page 82 of the AD&D 1e DMG and discuss Hit Points. If the class will open their DMGs and follow along ;) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:11:32

E203 - Languages in AD&D 1e - Even the Dumbest Thief Starts Out with Three. Why?

12/6/2018
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Ever since last night, some of the language rules in AD&D 1e have been irking me. Alignment tongues, Druid and Thief languages, nine starting languages for elves (ten if they are a thief) - this and more make me question how language was used in 1e. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:13:11

E202 - News - She Bleeds update and an OSR Survey

12/5/2018
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James Raggi gives us an update on the She Bleeds controversy and I have some issues with a current OSR survey. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:12:58

E201 - Zero or More Copies of She Bleeds are Allegedly Destroyed - But No Details as to By Who

12/3/2018
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I posted about the alleged destruction of Zero or more copies of the LotFP release of She Bleeds by an unidentified warehouse (Raggi claims he knows the warehouse and the numbers are unknown and could be Zero). With some additional information I dig deeper, and the more we know, the less we know. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:12:32

E200 - The Not So Wondrous Tavern Chat Episode One, With Special Guest JoeTheLawyer

12/3/2018
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Join JoeTheLawyer, Rach, Judd & myself as we record a live episode of The Not So Wondrous Tavern Chat at the Faile Pun on West 33rd Street in NYC. We had a great time recording this episode and we hope you'll have a great time listening :) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:43:32

E199 - OSRChristmas Kicks Off & a Follow up on The Common Tongue

12/2/2018
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Yep, OSR Christmas kicked off today. Go to tenkarstavern.com for more details on how to be gifted. Also, I read some comments from the blog side about the common tongue. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:11:46

E198 - How Common is the Common Tongue?

12/1/2018
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I talk about my thoughts on the Common Tongue as it is used in most "Old School" RPGs Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:11:35

E197 - A Look at Using Mundane Items in Your Fantasy Gaming

11/30/2018
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Pexx brought this up earlier today on The Tavern's Discord Sever - Favorite mundane items and why? I poke around the topic a bit. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:11:28

E196 - Do you Use Spells with No Save Against your Player Characters?

11/28/2018
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JoeTheLawyer calls in with an interesting observation regarding spells with no saves (Cloudkill, Powerword Kill, Sleep, etc). I respond with thoughts of my own. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:14:18

E195 - Save or Die? Maybe, but what else can we do?

11/28/2018
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Save of Die sounds great, but it takes some of the true challenges out of the game IMHO. Character death generally needs more meaning, and random death by Save or Die lacks that in my eyes Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:11:20

E194 - Planning a Tenkar's Tavern Pub Gathering on Dec 2 - Kicks Off Noon at the Complete Strat

11/27/2018
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JoeTheLawyer and I have finalized plans for a Tenkar's Tavern Pub Gathering on Sunday, Dec 2 at Noon. We move to Stout across the street after a wee bit of shopping. First round is on me. We are at 10 gifters for OSR Christmas and the emails keep coming in. I talk a bit about the Dreams of Mythic Fantasy OSR News Blog and a bundle price on the Far Away Land RPG. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:10:29

E193 - It's Beginning to Look Like OSR Christmas, Everywhere You Go!

11/26/2018
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JoeTheLawyer and I plan to hit the Complete Strat in Manhattan next Sunday, December 2, and then follow up with some beers at a local pub - and record a podcast episode. Join us if you can. Also, OSR Christmas is coming up. Don't be left out. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:12:37

E192 - News - There is Now a Gygax Game site - But They Don't Mention FIG (Alex does have a sidegig)

11/25/2018
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Voicemails and then a peek at the brand new Gygax Games website. What it doesn't say speaks volumes... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://flipboard.com/

Duration:00:15:58