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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


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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



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We revisit the topic of superhero roleplaying games. The overlap between Western comic book fans and tabletop gamers, it’s no surprise that superhero games are one of the largest genres of roleplaying games out there. We’ve talked about the different games in Episode 23, but how do you play and […]

Episode 57: Superhero Games Part 2, or Tapioca Showers


Dating back to the 1930s, Lankhmar may have the oldest pedigree as a gaming setting of all time. Evolving from wargames and eventually becoming a setting for Dungeons & Dragons, Runequest, and Savage Worlds, Lankhmar is the prototype for urban roguish fantasy decades before Waterdeep, Thieves World, or Freeport were […]

Episode 56: Campaign Setting – Lankhmar, or the Grand Theft ...




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Do you want to go the long haul with your gaming session? I’m not talking weeks or months, but years with the same characters in the same world? Michael Surbrook joins us to help you realize that dream with advice on how to plan out long campaigns, how to avoid […]

Episode 54: Long-Term Campaigns, or I Think I Drowned a ...



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