BattleTech celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, but for 25 of those years, a good deal of the BattleMech designs were caught in a legal quagmire. Why did so many classic mechs of the game disappear? This is the story of the history of the BattleTech license, Harmony Gold, Robotech, […]

Gamer’s Tavern History Check: BattleTech and The Unseen


I needed footage of the BattleTech video game so decided to do an impromptu live stream and chat for a bit. Quite a few technical issues since it was a spur-of-the-moment thing and I hadn’t tested this overlay set, so there were some issues with audio and switching scenes at […]

BattleTech Chill Stream


What does the classic, award-winning film Rashomon have in common with Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu? More than you might think as I untangle the web of stories to uncover what really happened to AD&D 1st Edition’s Deities & Demigods. Art and Photography Credits: Eric Lofgren – https://www.redbubble.com/people/EricLofgren […]

Gamer’s Tavern History Check: Deities & Rashomon




I pre-recorded this episode of the Campaign Mode because I realized, after completing this mission, I’d be getting the Argos dropship which has a lot of parts to upgrade and configure…which I would want to do immediately and would be boring to watch me live stream. So here’s the recording […]

BattleTech Campaign Ep 2.5: Liberation of Weldry


Meet Abstruse’s Tavernbrawlers! In this archive from the Twitch stream, we go over what all I’ve done to customize the unit since last episode (including some new mechs) and start working on the plot contracts – including finding out who our mysterious off-the-books employer is! You can also watch the […]

Livestream: BattleTech Campaign Mode Ep. 2



Darryl live streamed the new BattleTech video game from Harebrained Schemes, and the archive is up now! It started just messing around to test the stream but it’s been decided to make it a regular (if unscheduled) thing. Be sure to follow Gamer’s Tavern on Twitch if you want to […]

Livestream: BattleTech Campaign Mode Ep 1


I cannot stress enough that as absurd as this episode gets, this actually happened. The Secret Service raided Steve Jackson Games because they thought the GURPS Cyberpunk sourcebook was a real-life hacker manual. Find out more about the raid and lawsuit including copies of legal documents from http://sjgames.com/SS Find out […]

Gamer’s Tavern History Check: Steve Jackson Games v Secret Service


A Let’s Play from Darryl for the atmospheric horror game Anatomy from independent developer Kitty Horrorshow. Find this game and more at http://kittyhorrorshow.itch.io

Gamer’s Tavern Game Table: Anatomy



Welcome to Gamer’s Tavern History Check! This episode, we explore the series of events that led to the formation of the gaming hobby as we know it going all the way back to the very origin of the concept of “roleplaying games”.

Gamer’s Tavern History Check: Origin Story Part 1


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This time, Ross and Darryl talk about the films making up the current DC Expanded Universe aka the Snyderverse aka the Murderverse, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Spoiler Alert: If you’ve only seen Man of Steel, we don’t get into BvS spoilers until about the […]

Happy Hour: Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn ...


After a hiatus, the group returns in order to deal with the fallout of rescuing their fixer Xerxes and the prisoner they grabbed. Also, some quick fleeing to a new safehouse, a few run-ins with the police, and a mysterious safety deposit box.   Brandon Gensemer – GM Ozurr – […]

Game Table Plot Resistance: Episode 10