Gamer’s Tavern News (Pilot Episode) 4

Welcome to Gamer’s Tavern News! This is a pilot episode for a new show where we bring you the latest news from all aspects of gaming. If you have any feedback, please let us know in the comments below!

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Sean Bircher

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One Ring brings Middle Earth to Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

Curse of Strahd is out in all markets

7th Sea is the biggest tabletop RPG Kickstarter ever at over $1.3 million

ENWorld Breakdown of RPG Kickstarters

Tabletop Library throws its had into the digital RPG distribution ring, competing directly with DriveThruRPG/RPGNow/D&DClassics

ICV2 Fall 2015 Sales Numbers



AlphaGo beats Lee So-dol 4-1 in a five match set of Go, one of the last classic strategy games that was considered “unsolved”

Tyrants of the Underdark (Gale Force 9 licensed D&D Drow-themed deckbuilder) gets art, release date, and MSRP

Robo Rally coming back into print from Hasbro

New Ghostbusters board game from Cryptozoic, based on Ghostbusters II (not the new film), Kickstarter in April

TMNT Heroclix have new versions AND classic Malibu Comics versions

Steve Jackson Games announcements from GAMA, courtesy of Eric Summerer

  • Ogre 6th Ed, smaller box, plastic minis, new expansion
  • Limited Edition Munchkin Sketch with blank cards for you to draw on
  • Card game based on the Simon’s Cat videos (which are hilarious)
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Board Game coming in July
  • Munchkin Marvel in May with two more expansions this year
  • Munchkin CCG, Eric Long and Kevin Wilson designing, John Kovalic doing most art, starters everywhere but boosters only in hobby stores



Xbox One will allow for cross-platform multiplayer

…and Sony gives a hopeful but uncommitted response

The new Hitman game is released with an unusual pricing model

Fallout 4 Automation Trailer

The financial backers and investment firms behind 38 Studios investigated by SEC for fraud against the game developer

…and the Judge presiding over the lawsuit against said backers steps shortly after SEC investigation announced

Crysis engine available to developers as pay-what-you-want

Cyberpunk 2077 news (there’s not much here, but I’ll take anything at this point)

Get a DOOM4 Closed Beta code with no pre-order necessary from Gamestop on April 1st

Everquest Next cancelled as the game was “not fun”

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4 thoughts on “Gamer’s Tavern News (Pilot Episode)

  • Timothy

    First – great show guys. I’m a backer of the 7th Sea 2 ed. Kickstarter, and this RPG had a real cult following in Europe. I personally know at least 30 people who also bucked the project (and hundreds who claimed it on Facebook), some of them paying for the top tear backer goals. I would love to see a list of buckers by nationality or at least USA v. rest of the world because this was perhaps what made it so big. The Kickstarter drew all those very passionate fans from around the globe, not just the USA as most of the rpg kickstarters do. Maybe I’ll ask Mr. Wick at the convention in Poland he’s attending in early April (

    Second, the CD Project Red and R. Tasolrian Games (Mr. Pondsmith) venture will bring you The Witcher Tabletop RPG first – the mechanic will be somewhat based on the modified CP2020 RPG, although Mr. Pondsmith is also working on the CP2077 tabletop RPG (

    I love the idea of your show, and since “there is no hate on the Gamers Tavern podcast” perhaps this show is the place to put some of it? (Your comments on the movies 🙂

    May all your ventures be critical successes! (please excuse my bad English).

  • Timothy

    Mr. Wick said to this past Saturday that this time it was 60/40 (USA/rest of the world) and most backers were from the USA. It makes me happy that so many people want a new version of this game about swashbuckling heroes 🙂 Keep up the good work!