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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

E186 - TARGA - Its History, Its Death and an Inside View - Are We Doomed to Repeat?

11/18/2018
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I apologize in advance for the extra-long episode. As I was putting the pieces of the episode together, I discovered a post on our very own TenkarsTavern.com from 2014 that shed further light on the battle for the soul of TARGA, from the one that fought said battle. Additional material is at the end of the episode. It was too relevant to not include. I touch upon the current OSR logo drama too. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:25:44

E185 - Does the Graphic Define the OSR or Does the OSR Define the Graphic? Does the Graphic Matter?

11/17/2018
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Voicemails on Mundane Magic kick us off. It really seems to have an audience. Then we address Stuart R's OSR Logo / Graphic and whether it was ever really needed. I think a TARGA follow up episode will be needed. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:15:23

E184 - Mundane Magic - Spells and Items - Why is This Overlooked in Most Fantasy RPGs?

11/17/2018
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I got it into my head today to think about mundane magic. I understand why RPG rulebooks focus on the magic aimed for adventuring, but in societies where magic replaces technologoy, wouldnt there be more mundane uses? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:12:02

E183 - I Tell a Story of Mid 80s Convention Play, Rules Lawyering and the Mantra "Don't be a Dick"

11/16/2018
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I'm not sure if I actually made my save vs Con Crud. It may be a delayed reaction. Back in 86 or 87, I went to my first gaming convention at Columbia University in Manhattan. It was one of the few times I've up and up "rules lawyered" and I probably use my druid's Rock to Mud spell in a way the rules as written did not expect. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:13:59

E182 - There's a Humble Bundle for Warhammer & 40k Audio Fiction - and one with Digital Talisman Too

11/15/2018
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Its not often that I talk about something that is time sensitive, but both the Warhammer / Warhammer 40k Audio Collection and the Warhammer / Warhammer Digital Games Collection have about 6 days left as this episode releases. If you enjoy the fiction or the digital games set in the Warhammer settings, it's hard to pass up. https://tenkars-tavern.games/warhammer - A portion of sales made via this link goes to support The Tavern Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:10:57

E181 - A True Story and a Possibly True Story of the TSA - Who Watches the Geeks that Watch Us?

11/14/2018
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The adventures of a gamer going to and returning from a game convention. Someone made a huge luck roll - allegedly... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:13:19

E180 - Home, Tired and Thoughts on How to Combat Con Crud (and other offenses)

11/13/2018
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I flew home from Madison and boy are my arms tired. My legs, back, and body overall have joined in. I have some ideas on how to combat Con Crud as well as some ideas on personal hygiene at cons. Stinking Cloud spell is not the effect you want. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:12:44

E179 - GameHole Day Four Wrap with Random Thoughts and Observations

11/12/2018
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Gamehole Con has wrapped up. As we await the yearly Frog God Dinner, I give my final thoughts on Gamehole VI. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:09:15

E178 - Gamehole Con Day 3 - Down The Well and Other Adventures

11/11/2018
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Gamehole day three is coming to an end. Huge thank you to Phil Reed of Steve Jackson Games for adding goodies to The OSR Christmas Swag Bag. I had a blast running The Mouth of Doom this morning with a truly challenging group. Shout outs to everyone that took the time to say hello. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:09:17

E177 - GameHole Day Two with Bad Mike, Ben Barsh, Zach Glazer and Rach

11/10/2018
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I hang out and discuss Gamehole and related stuff with Bad Mike, Ben Barsh, Zach Glazer and my wife Rach. Ambient noise supplied by Dwarven Forge ;) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:13:37

E176 -GameHole Day One - Sales, Ciders & Community

11/9/2018
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Day One of GameHole Con is wrapping up. I’m blessed to have met many members of the Tavern’s community today. Oh, and nice S&W sales. Did I mention cider? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:12:24

E175 - As I Get Ready to Head to GameHole, I Talk a bit about Running Convention RPG Sessions

11/7/2018
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More follow up on game balance with two new voicemails. Then it's on to running games and conventions and how it differs from home campaigns. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:13:38

E174 - Balance Scmalance! Its all in the Way You Play the Game

11/6/2018
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Yesterday's episode about game balance was well received. We have four voicemails on the topic, or rather, two voicemails each from two listeners. They both make good points and I follow up on both. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:11:42

E173 - But we Decide which is Right and which is an Illusion - I talk briefly about Game Balance

11/5/2018
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Love me some Moody Blues. I talk a bit about game balance and why I think the true balance belongs not in the rules but in the adventures. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:15:38

E172 - The Music in My Head is at Your Gaming Table - E171 Followup

11/5/2018
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Wow. Some amazing feedback on yesterdays episode about music and ambient audio at the RPG table. I respond to some voicemails from the listeners. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:13:07

E171 - Do You Use Music and / or Sound Effects in Your RPG Sessions?

11/4/2018
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JoeTheLawyer had an interesting question - do you use music and or sound effects in your RPG sessions? I talk about my experiences, my thoughts and I seek your feedback. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:10:30

E170 - Episode #1 of the TavernSpike Podcast - Join "SpikePit" and Myself on a Podcast Crossover

11/2/2018
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It has finally happened. There has been a melding of worlds. A mashing of podcasts. Yep, this is the first in a series of "podcast crossovers". Today, I hang with Colin "SpikePit" Green. We touch on many topics related to gaming, geekdom and beyond. Enjoy the podcast that spans both sides of the "pond" ;) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:59:39

E 169 - OSR Podcasts Unite - Very Positive Feedback on the Cross Promo Idea

11/2/2018
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Wow. Three voicemails, all enthusiastic about the cross promotion idea for the various OSR podcasts. Can I get a Huzzah!?! Did I mention tomorrow's episode will kick the whole thing off? Welcome to TavernSpike :) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:10:07

E168 - Just How Easy IS Anchor? So easy your Bartender can do it on a Daily Basis

10/31/2018
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Joe the Lawyer left me a voicemail on my cell phone asking questions about Anchor and its ease of use. Sadly, the voicemail is not downloadable, but it did lead me to answer Joe's inquiry in today's episode. Simply put, Anchor is downright simple - or as complicated as you want to make it, Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:12:44

E167 - DnD Sports is now RPG Sports - Would you choose Tissue Paper over Kleenex? Me Neither

10/30/2018
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Tim Shorts follows up on my idea of cross-promoting the various OSR podcasts. On the news side of things. DnD Sports is now RPG Sports, supposedly because there is such a huge push to expand beyond D&D. Don't you beleive it... Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

Duration:00:12:44