So if you haven’t read the article I did on deep frying, do so now because you need to know those basics before you can use the tips in here. Because if you’ve never had homemade tortilla or potato chips, you don’t know what you’re missing. And it’s so incredibly […]

Specialties of the House: Chips, Dips, and Nachos


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Welcome to the Sixth World. The team has made their plans, and now it’s time to see if they pay off! The group is sneaking into an Ares building under construction to destroy a crane for Big Bob from Big Bob’s Autos. Will the protest (that will probably turn into […]

Episode 5: The Crane Lube Job


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What makes a character fun to play? We go over all the tricks to make your PCs more interesting, dynamic, and fun. Award winning author Elizabeth Bear and award winning Writer/Producer/Actress Joanna Gaskell join award willing game designer Ross Watson and…just Darryl Mott Jr. to discuss how to create player […]

Episode 24: Creating Interesting PCs, or Blue Glow of Player-Characterhood



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 ...