Abstruse


About Abstruse

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




Ross, Darryl, and Lauren recorded live in front of an audience at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX! They talk about the convention, what they experienced, and did a Q&A helping the audience with their gaming questions. Bandwidth Sponsor: Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s Savage Worlds – Fast! Furious! Fun! Our Sponsors Noble Knight Games: Where […]

Episode 52: Comicpalooza 2015, or 10/10 A+++ Would Con Again





Ravenloft is the one of the most popular campaign settings created for Dungeons & Dragons. Tonight, we talk about the history and the fun that comes with roleplaying in the Demiplane of Dread! Bandwidth Sponsor Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s Savage Worlds – Fast! Furious! Fun! Our Sponsors Craft Beer Club – […]

Episode 50: Ravenloft, or Rod Serling Cats



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Magic has burned the world, and you’re left trying to survive this world of dangerous monsters, psionic powers, and Sorcerer Kings. Dark Sun is one of the first non-traditional fantasy campaign settings published by TSR in 1991 for Dungeons & Dragons. One of the original creators, Timothy Brian Brown, joins […]

Episode 49: Dark Sun, or Basically Fantasy Australia


Gamer’s Tavern is currently running TWO contests! The first is for one of three beta Steam codes for Ross Watson’s new game, Warhammer 40K: Regicide. From the designers: “Regicide, the strategy game based on chess set in the classic Warhammer 40,000 Universe from Games Workshop is an adaptation of ‘Regicide’, a […]

We’re running TWO contests!


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Codename: Van Buren. This cancelled video game was what Fallout 3 would have been. But did you know that the design team made a pen and paper RPG to test? Chris Avellone takes over the Gamer’s Tavern thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers in order to tell us all about […]

Episode 48: Chris Avellone Takes Over – Fallout Van Buren ...




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Gamer’s Tavern plays through the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set adventure. The group makes it to Phandalin to settle up their accounts, learn more about the town, and meet a new ally.   Morgan – Ross Watson Jovus – Sean Patrick Fannon Bellianne – Andrea Perez Magni – Gary Dowling […]

Game Table Ep 4: The Village of Phandalin


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Author Elizabeth Moon joins Ross, Darryl, and Gamer’s Tavern Social Media Coordinator Lauren Reber to talk about the siminal fantasy novel series about paladins, The Deed of Paksennarion! Bandwidth Sponsor: Savage Worlds – Fast! Furious! Fun! Our Sponsors Audible – Listen to the amazing works of Elizabeth Moon and get your […]

Gamer’s Tavern Ep 46: The Deed of Paksenarrion, or Elizabeth ...