Episode 36: Self Publishing, or Making a Throne of Books

Have an amazing idea that’s too niche or too original to make it through the gatekeepers at the publishers? Whether it’s a game, a novel, or something else: Publish it yourself! Learn how to do just that, the strengths and challenges of self-publishing, and how to get your product to the public.

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Accursed – The dark fantasy setting for Savage Worlds where you play the monsters battling evil witches.

One Degree with Nick – Nick Jaworski interviews the world, one degree of separation at a time.

Our Guest

Jennifer Rehnay

Jennifer’s Website

The Last Seraph

Line by Line Beta Reader

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

Wildstar (Jennifer)

League of Legends (Jennifer)

Champions Complete (Ross)

Mutants & Masterminds (Ross)

Star Trek Online (Ross)

Independent Publishing

Green Ronin Staff Page

Evil Hat Staff Page

Mantic Games

Super Meatboy

Accursed

Amazon Createspace

Studio 2 (Ross’s printer)

Drive Thru RPG

Calibre (eBook organization and creation)

Adobe Illustrator

GIMP

Adobe InDesign

Adam Jury InDesign tutorials

Microsoft Word

My Identifiers

We didn’t talk about this on the show, but The Game Crafters is print on demand for board and card games

Poser Pro

Daz 3D

Google Adwords

Meet-Up

Smashwords

Tephra

Nordling’s review of Transformers 4

My Little Pony CCG

Circle Drawing Competitions

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Episode 35: Sexism and Gaming, or Don’t Be Part of the Problem

Chainmail bikinis, cosplayer harassment, lack of female protagonists, and more. Gaming culture has many issues regarding sexism and in Part One of our episode on Sexism, Feminism, and Gaming; we identify the problem areas that make women feel excluded, marginalized, uncomfortable, or even fearful.

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One Degree with Nick: Nick Jaworski interviews the world, one degree at a time

Our Guests

Carinn Seabolt

Evil Beagle Games

Jennifer Baughman

World’s Largest Dungeon

Seventh Seas

Jazmine and Andrea

D20 Girls Website (under construction)

D20 Girls Facebook Page

Texas D20 Girls Facebook Page

Louisiana D20 Girls Facebook Page

 

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

Torg (Ross, Jennifer)

Savage Worlds (Ross, Jennifer, Carinn)

FATE (Jennifer, Carinn)

Atomic Robo (Jennifer)

13th Age (Jennifer)

Night’s Black Agents (Jennifer)

Conspiracy X (Jennifer)

Shaintar (Carinn)

Justice and Life (Carinn)

Cards Against Humanity (Darryl)

Gears of Wars Board Game (Jazmine)

Watchdogs (Andrea)

Grand Theft Auto V (Andrea)

Champions Complete (Ross)

Red Dragon Inn (Ross)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VGQZHW-Jhw

Sexism and Gaming

Ubisoft Says Women Are Too Hard for Assassins Creed

Nintendo and Gay Relationships

Exalted Camel Toe (Savant and Sorcerers)

Realistic Female Armor

GenCon Offensive Booth (Trigger Warnings)

On Mighty Thews post on artwork

Accursed

Early Star Trek Online advertisement

Sex Doesn’t Sell

Carl’s Jr Mystique Ad

 

 

Dork Tower Fake Geek Girl comics

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Cracked on the Men’s Rights Movement

Posthuman Studios Fires MRAs

trilbyvfedora

Dickwolves Comic (Trigger Warning)

Timeline of the Incident

Mike’s New Year’s Resolution

RAINN

MRA Shooting

 

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Episode 34: Evil Player Characters, or We Have Cookies

Gamer’s Tavern turns to the Dark Side! Want to play evil but are worried about the players turning into murderbunnies? Or dissolving into PvP chaos? We talk about how to use evil player characters and even entire evil parties and still tell great stories and have fun.

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Jason Yarnell

D3 Adventures

Facebook Page

On Target Training

Bryant Smith

Marine Corps 1st Tank Battalion

Episode 5: Horror Role Playing Games

What We’ve Been Playing

Dark Nova (Darryl and Ross)

Sink the Titanic (Darryl)

Pathfinder (Jason)

Hero System (Jason)

D&D 5th Edition (Jason)

World of Tanks (Bryant)

Final Fantasy VII (Bryant)

Arduin Grimoire (Ross)

Champions (Ross)

 

Evil Player Characters

Pillage and Burn/For the Evulz – “Remember men, pillage before you burn!”

Lawful Evil - “Look, we both said a lot of things you’re going to regret. But I think we can put our differences behind us. For science. You monster.”

Amoral/Mercenary – “I ain’t in this for your revolution and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to get paid.”

Vigilante/Grey Moral – “I’m not locked in here with you. You’re locked in here with me!!

 

Man on Fire

Game of Thrones

Watchmen

Dexter

Knights of the Dinner Table

Gamer’s Tavern Episode 21: Graphic Content

Enemy at the Gates

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Gamer’s Tavern Game Table

Looking for Group

Order of the Stick

Gamer’s Tavern Episode 28: Alignment

Gamer’s Tavern Episode 33: Character Death

Gamer’s Tavern Episode 27: Birthright

Dungeons & Dragons movie

Games Mentioned

Shadowrun

Dark Champions

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition

Pathfinder

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition

Darksiders

Cyberpunk 2020

Thieves World

Midnight

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire

Dark Hersey

Rogue Trader

Warhammer Fantasy

World of Darkness

Firefly Roleplaying Game

Rifts

Necessary Evil

Gamer’s Tavern is licensed under a CC BY NC ND 4.0 license. Music for Accursed is “Artemis” by Aesma Daeva, licensed under CC BY 2.5. Music for One Degree with Nick is copyright Nick Jarowski, all rights reserved, used with permission. Music for Drive Thru RPG is copyright Save or Die, all rights reserved, used with permission.

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Game Table Episode 11: What’s on the Horizon?

A message from a friend thought lost hits Sol’s comm and sends the team out to take on the 2070′s biggest spin artists.

Gamer’s Tavern Game Table is brought to you by: Hero Labs, the award winning character management program from Lone Wolf Development.

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One Degree of Separation with Nick Jaworski, the new podcast from the Gamer’s Tavern editor where he interviews one person a step away from him at a time.

Gamemaster: Brandon Gensemer

Raef: Ross Watson

Sol: Jeff Preston

Molly: Kat9

Tank: Darryl Mott Jr.

Topps, Inc has sole ownership of the names, logo, artwork, marks, photographs, sounds, audio, video and/or any proprietary material used in connection with the game Shadowrun. Topps, Inc has granted permission to the Gamer’s Tavern to use such names, logos, artwork, marks and/or any proprietary materials for promotional and informational purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not affiliated with The Gamer’s Tavern in any official capacity whatsoever.

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Episode 33: Character Death, or Punch a Superhero in the Girlfriend

Sometimes you make the saving throw, sometimes you don’t. Why is the risk of death important in a game? How should you use death in your games? How do you cope when your favorite character dies? Can a game be fun if your character can’t die? Nathan Dowdell and Lee Langston join us to talk about handling character death in games.

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One Degree of Separation - Interviewing the world, one degree at a time.

Accursed – The dark fantasy setting for Savage Worlds where you play the monsters.

Our Guests

Nathan Dowdell

Warhammer 40K Roleplay

Mutant Chronicles

Lee Langston

Part Time Gods

RoleplayDNA

Twitter

Facebook

Ross Watson

GoFundMe Campaign

Warhammer 40K: Shield of Humanity (Ross’s last 40K RPG product for now)

Warhammer 40K Regicide

 

 

What We’ve Been Playing

Marvel Heroic Roleplay (Nathan)

FATE (Nathan)

Mutant Chronicles (Nathan)

Arduin (Ross)

Character Death

Temporary Death: The character’s only MOSTLY dead. Due to resurrection spells, coming back as a ghost/vampire/etc., or otherwise keeping the character but in a different form.

Concept Death: The character isn’t killed, but is some way fundamentally changed from its original concept so far it’s no longer the same.

Final Death: The character is D-E-D dead. Throw the character in the shredder and burn the ashes, it’s done.

Order of the Stick

Angry DM Immortal Campaign

World’s Worst Dungeon Crawl

The Gamers

Games Mentioned:

Deadlands

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Dungeons & Dragons

Pathfinder

Paranoia

Hackmaster

Savage Worlds

Planescape Torment

Dungeon Crawl Classics

Dread

Champions

World of Darkness

Temple of Elemental Evil

Eclipse Phase

Ghostwalk

Rune

Save Game (FATE Setting)

Dungeon World

Demon’s Souls

Advanced Fighting Fantasy

FATE

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Episode 32: Surviving Convention Games, or Bring a Taser to the Game

Convention Season is upon us! Want to play games at a convention but don’t know what to expect? Or are you running a game and want it to be more awesome? Bill Keyes and Robert Dorf visit the Gamer’s Tavern to discuss the finer points of gaming at conventions.

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One Degree of Separation: The interview podcast from Gamer’s Tavern editor Nick Jarowski

Accursed: The Dark Fantasy Savage Worlds campaign where you play the monsters

Our Guests

Bill Keyes

Hero Games

Black Wyrm Games

Kazei 5

Widening Gyre

Robert Dorf

Champions Complete

Anna’s NPCs

Anduniel Companion

Kazei 5

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

#RPGnet (Darryl)

Over the Edge (Darryl)

Skyrim (Robert)

Fantasy Hero (Bill)

Champions (Bill and Ross)

Rogue Trader (Bill)

Arduin Grimoire (Ross)

Shadowrun 4th Edition (Ross)

Star Trek Online (Ross)

Surviving Convention Games

Gamer’s Tavern Episode 4: Gaming Horror Stories

Savage Worlds

Iron Age

D&D Encounters

Pathfinder Society

Shadowrun Missions

Shaintar Justice and Life

Never Unprepared: The Complete Gamemaster’s Guide to Session Prep

The Lazy Dungeonmaster

Gamer’s Tavern Episode 21: Graphic Content

GhengisCon and TactiCon

Music for DriveThruRPG ad is “Tavern Brawl (Demo)” by Save or Die, copyright 2013, used with permission. Music for One Degree of Separation ad is by Nick Jarowski, all rights reserved, used with permission.

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Game Table Episode 10: Downtime

What happens when there’s not a run going on? A good shadowrunner follows up on the last run and prepares for the next. A good GM plants a crapload of plot seeds! This episode is everything we did between the last episode and the new run next week, roleplayed out for your entertainment! There’s a lot of table talk and we go off topic a lot. This is the closest you’re going to get to an unedited episode of Gamer’s Tavern Game Table!

Gamer’s Tavern Game Table is brought to you by: Hero Labs, the award winning character management program from Lone Wolf Development.

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One Degree of Separation with Nick Jaworski, the new podcast from the Gamer’s Tavern editor where he interviews one person a step away from him at a time.

Gamemaster: Brandon Gensemer

Raef: Ross Watson

Sol: Jeff Preston

Molly: Kat9

Malakai: Kyle Herring

Tank: Darryl Mott Jr.

Topps, Inc has sole ownership of the names, logo, artwork, marks, photographs, sounds, audio, video and/or any proprietary material used in connection with the game Shadowrun. Topps, Inc has granted permission to the Gamer’s Tavern to use such names, logos, artwork, marks and/or any proprietary materials for promotional and informational purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not affiliated with The Gamer’s Tavern in any official capacity whatsoever.

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Gamer’s Tavern Comicpalooza Special 2014

Guest William Thrasher from Skirmisher Publishing and the d-Infinity magazine and podcast join us we recap our experiences at Comicpalooza! The games, the food, the parties, and more!

Note: The first hour of this recording was lost due to a technical malfunction.Most of what was discussed got recapped after Will showed up, however.

d-Infinity Live! Comicpalooza Special (with guests Darryl and Ross from Gamer’s Tavern)

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Episode 31: The State of the Industry 2014, or A Rising Tide Floats All Boats

The first annual State of the Industry episode with guests Shane Hensley and Brandon Gensemer. This episode, we talk about where the industry is, where it’s going, and where we think it should go. This episode recorded before the big announcements from Wizards of the Coast, but our points still stand.

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One Degree of Separation with Nick Jaworski, the new podcast from the Gamer’s Tavern editor where he interviews one person a step away from him at a time.

In other news, Sean Patrick Fannon also has a new website, Sean’s Pick of the Day, powered by Gamer’s Tavern! Go check it out for daily gaming goodness!

Also, don’t forget our host Ross Watson and former/future guests Sean Patrick Fannon and Carinn Seabolt have a GoFundMe up right now to help them move to Colorado!

Shane Hensley

Deadlands

Savage Worlds

X-Box Originals: Deadlands

East Texas University Kickstarter

Brandon Gensemer

Gamer’s Tavern Game Table

Twitch Channel

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

Shadowrun 5th Edition (Brandon)

Pathfinder (Brandon)

Darksouls 2 (Brandon)

Trials Fusion (Brandon)

Savage Worlds (Shane)

Weird Wars Rome (Shane)

Settlers of Catan (Darryl)

Arduin (Ross)

Champions Complete (Ross)

Star Trek Online (Ross) Echelon Division Fleet if you want to find him

The State of the Industry 2014

ICv2

Forbes Game Reporting

Evil Hat Sales Figures

Pathfinder Release Schedule

CORRECTION: It is the Advanced Class Guide coming out at GenCon. The Advanced Race Guide came out a couple of years ago.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Star Wars Beginner’s Box controversy blog (by a former ENnie judge, and the comments have a current ENnie judge and a really good discussion that’s safe to read)

“What is Happening to Tabletop RPGs” from PAX Prime with Mike Mearls, Ryan Dancey, and others

Shaintar Justice and Life

Kickstarter

Gamer’s Tavern is licensed under a CC BY NC ND 4.0 license. Music for the Drive Thru RPG ad is “Tavern Brawl (Demo)” by Save or Die, Copyright 2013 used with permission. Music for the Spirit Store ad is “Inside” by b-Shake, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 International license. Music for One Degree of Separation is Copyright Nick Jaworski, used with permission

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Happy Birthday Ross!

Today is Ross Watson’s birthday! Send your wishes to his Twitter account at @RossWatsn1!

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