Gamer’s Tavern History Check


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 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



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