Welcome to the Sixth World, where man meets magic and machine. In this Shadowrun actual play podcast, the team is hired by Big Bob from Big Bob’s Auto for a job. What’s their master plan for taking on Ares? Find out in this week’s Gamer’s Tavern Game Table. This episode […]

Game Table Episode 4: Gen-you-ine American Made Honda


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What does it mean to be human when you can replace your body with cybernetic implants? Does your soul survive if you upload your consciousness into a computer? Cyberpunk and transhumanist games ask these questions. From William Gibson’s Neuromancer to Warren Ellis’s Transmetropolitan, from Ghost in the Shell to Almost […]

Episode 22: Cyberpunk and Transhumanism, or a Space Station Made ...


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On the trail of Sarah Patagonia, the team is surrounded by members of the Funky Fresh gang, both exits blocked by purple, teal, and shotguns. How is the team going to escape? And once they do, how are they going to deliver the cybered elf to the dapper troll Jenkins? […]

Game Table Episode 3: The Carrot and the Stick



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This is a column I’m written to set up for future columns. I wanted to do recipes for french fries, corn dogs, fried fish, homemade chips, and lots of other gaming staple snack foods, but all these things have one thing in common – Deep Frying. And there’s a lot […]

Specialties of the House: How to Fry



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We go way off the deep end this episode as we discuss using graphic violence and other mature content in gaming. How do you know where the line is? How do you keep from crossing it? WARNING: This episode is about the topic of Graphic Content. This episode contains descriptions […]

Episode 21: Graphic Content, or Shocking Grasp Ballslap



It’s hard to find someone who knows what she’s doing and doesn’t want to be found, at least in the sprawl of Seattle. This week, Kyle “Babysitter” Rogers meets up with three other Shadowrunners as they take on a job from the enigmatic troll “Jenkins” to track down a cybered-up […]

Game Table Episode 2: Funk Fresh


This is Ross’s recap of Episode 1 of Gamer’s Tavern: Game Table, as written by his character Raef.   Bloody Tears of the Raven, Chapter IX: Enter the Stone-Faced Bad Babysitter The first time I laid eyes on the man they call “The Bad Babysitter” was during a night of […]

Bloody Tears of the Raven, Chapter IX: Enter the Stone-Faced ...


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In the first of our series on campaign settings, we talk with author Richard Lee Byers on Faerun and the Forgotten Realms. Join us at the table in the corner as we talk about all the different aspects of the setting and why it’s one of the most popular campaign […]

Episode 20: Forgotten Realms, or Thay Was Cool Until I ...



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It’s a simple milk run. Keep two corp kids safe when they do something stupid in the Barrens. What could possibly go wrong? Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. play Raef and Babysitter in the world of Shadowrun, with Gamemaster Brandon Gensemer. For more information about the campaign, check out […]

Gamer’s Tavern Game Table Episode 1: The Kid Counts for ...


Are you worried about gaming with your romantic partner? Or maybe you’re looking for that special gamer out there for you? Or hae you found The One, but they’re not into gaming? This special Valentine’s Day edition of Gamer’s Tavern addresses all your concerns about real-life relationships and tabletop gaming! […]

Episode 19: Romance and Gaming, or Critical Hit on my ...


This is the backstory of Ross’s character, Raef aka Ravenblood Blackwolf Deathblade, written in his voice as an online fanfic writer. THE SECRET ORIGIN OF RAVENBLOOD BLACKWOLF DEATHBLADE By Raef ➢ Wait, how is this a secret origin if you’re telling everybody? This is NOT what shadowrunners do! Fail. ➢ […]

Game Table: Ross Character Backstory