Abstruse


About Abstruse

Writer for Ain't It Cool News covering tabletop gaming in all its forms.

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 ...






From Collectible Card Games to Deckbuilders to Living Card Games and more. This week, we go over the different types of card games out there, the history of the genre, and how Magic: The Gathering may have save the industry. Our Sponsors Gamer’s Tavern Patreon – Help support the show! Geek N […]

Episode 59: Card Games, or My Lotus Petals Are Worth ...









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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 […]

Episode 58: Sword and Sorcery Games