Dungeons & Dragons


Ross and Sean are on a road trip! Gamer’s Tavern host and producer Ross Watson along with frequent guest Sean Patrick Fannon killed some time on their drive home from RinCon talking about what they did at the convention, how to argue about gaming effectively, the independent game movement, the […]

Gamer’s Tavern Happy Hour: Road Trip



The Gamer’s Tavern is celebrating its first anniversary! We’re bringing back one of our most popular topics, Gaming Horror Stories! Those funny (even if in hindsight) stories of gaming gone wrong. We also have a major announcement at the end of the episode, so stick around! Our Sponsors Evil Beagle […]

First Anniversary Special: It Is NOT Just a Game



We spent the weekend at Gen Con, the largest gaming convention in the world! Here’s what we saw, did, played, and more! Please note there’s no intro or outro on this episode as Darryl has come down with the most delayed case of con crud ever and can barely see […]

Gamer’s Tavern Gen Con Special: It’s Sunday


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Very important but very overlooked, art has been a part of gaming since the start of the hobby. But what goes into making the art for game books? How can art change a game without altering a word? And why does Rob Liefeld come up when we’re talking about artists? […]

Episode 38: Gaming Art, or Smackin’ the Jeeves


Chainmail bikinis, cosplayer harassment, lack of female protagonists, and more. Gaming culture has many issues regarding sexism and in Part One of our episode on Sexism, Feminism, and Gaming; we identify the problem areas that make women feel excluded, marginalized, uncomfortable, or even fearful. Affiliate Sponsors Drive Thru RPG: Your […]

Episode 35: Sexism and Gaming, or Don’t Be Part of ...



Sometimes you make the saving throw, sometimes you don’t. Why is the risk of death important in a game? How should you use death in your games? How do you cope when your favorite character dies? Can a game be fun if your character can’t die? Nathan Dowdell and Lee […]

Episode 33: Character Death, or Punch a Superhero in the ...


The first annual State of the Industry episode with guests Shane Hensley and Brandon Gensemer. This episode, we talk about where the industry is, where it’s going, and where we think it should go. This episode recorded before the big announcements from Wizards of the Coast, but our points still […]

Episode 31: The State of the Industry 2014, or A ...


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There are more conventions than ever, and they’re getting bigger every year. Isn’t it time you go to a con? Tom Lommel, the man behind Bill Cavalier the Dungeon Bastard and Grady Elliot join us to talk about how to survive your first (or thirtieth) convention. Where should you stay? […]

Episode 30: Convention Survival Guide, or Don’t Take Pics in ...



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Say any of these races, classes, clans, builds, backgrounds, or archetypes online and you will be deluged with hate. Why is it everyone thinks bards suck, or Kender are too annoying to let live? And is it possible to redeem these characters? Colorado Area Gamers! There is an awesome charity […]

Episode 29: Character Types We Love to Hate, or The ...


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Everyone can rattle all nine off the top of their heads. But what do each of the alignments actually mean? Ross and Darryl can’t agree, so how can the gaming community? And do we even need alignments anymore? In this episode, your hosts Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. go […]

Episode 28: Alignment, or Ross and Darryl Disagree a Lot ...


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The forgotten campaign setting of D&D, as Ross likes to call it. The original creator of Birthright, Richard Baker, joins us to talk about the setting that just might have inspired Game of Thrones. You are a king, lord of your land with the divine right to rule – literally, […]

Episode 27: Birthright, or The Name Ed Stark Sounds Familiar