Gamer’s Tavern Podcast

Gamer’s Tavern podcast episodes


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Want to have your cake and eat it too? Welcome to the world of generic or “kitchen sink” roleplaying games. Ivan Van Norman joins us to discuss all the systems that act as a catch-all for your gaming experience, whether it’s the open world full of white space to explore […]

Episode 13: Kitchen Sink Roleplaying Games, or Hyborian Conan meets ...


Is your New Years resolution to change careers into the gaming industry? Do you want to work with the big boys or be your own boss as a freelancer? Guests Sam Stewart and Sean Patrick Fannon join us to talk about how to break into the gaming business. If you […]

Episode 12: Getting into the Gaming Industry


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Dungeons & Dragons is the reason we’re in this hobby. Everyone plays it. But how much do you know about where it came from? Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. are flying solo as they talk about the history of the most popular roleplaying game on the planet, its origins, […]

Episode 11: Dungeons & Dragons Part One, or Edition Wars ...



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This episode of the Gamer’s Tavern is devoted to examining the link between gaming and film. Film has influenced tabletop gaming over the years and, more recently, gaming has started to influence films as the kids playing the Red Box grew up to be writers, actors, and directors. This week’s […]

Episode 10: Film and Gaming, or Attack of the Lincoln ...


Running a roleplaying game can be difficult. How can you make it easier on yourself while adding more epic to your games? That’s exactly what Keith Baker, designer of Eberron and Gloom, joins us to discuss! Worldbuilding, adventure design, NPCs, you name it, we cover it in the longest and […]

Episode 9: Tricks and Tips for Gamemasters




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Spending the holidays with the family? Got some non-gamer friends you want to hook on roleplaying? Episode 8 of the Gamer’s Tavern has you covered as our guest Nicole Wakelin, aka Total Fangirl, joins us to examine how gaming with the family is a bonding experience, what games work best […]

Episode 8: Gaming with the Family and Gateway Games


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We finally get the Shadowrun out of our systems as we’re joined by John Dunn and Russell Zimmerman to talk about my personal favorite RPG of all time, Shadowrun! If you’ve never played the game before, you’ll want to check out the primer I recorded on the Shadowrun system and […]

Episode 7: Shadowrun!!!!


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Modern technology is changing the gaming world one app and social media page at a time. Jesse Scoble (designer on Silver Age Sentinels and A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying) joins us to discuss how our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the internet are all changing the industry and our […]

Episode 6: Technology and Gaming, or “Instant Game Publisher, Just ...



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Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, World of Darkness both new and old, Ravenloft, Call of Cthulhu…what draws us to these classic horror roleplaying systems and settings? Guest Ari Marmell (fantasy author and game designer for White Wolf and Wizards of the Coast) joins us at the Gamer’s Tavern to […]

Episode 5: Horror Roleplaying Games, or F#&$ Samuel Haight


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Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern. How do you define horror in roleplaying games? What tricks can you use to increase the horror in your games? How do you stop the tension in your games from getting derailed? Our guests Brian Patterson (d20Monkey) and Jason Marker join us to find answers […]

Episode 4: Putting Horror in Your Games, or “One, Two, ...


Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern. This week’s episode was…a bit of a clusterfrag as we had a guest unfortunately cancel on us at the last minute. But swooping in to save us was Darrell Hardy (who spells his name wrong regardless of what he says on the podcast because everyone […]

Episode 3: Gaming Horror Stories aka Don’t Shoot a Crossbow ...