Dungeons & Dragons


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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


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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


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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 ...



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 week, Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. honor the best in gaming for 2013. From board games to roleplaying games, from accessories to media, we give our picks for what we feel are the best of the year past. We chose our winners based on our own personal, subjective […]

Episode 17: First Annual Gamer’s Tavern Awards



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How do game designers create the amazing worlds we all play in? How can you use their tricks to add more to your own game? Or do you want to become a professional yourself and publish your own game world? Colin McComb and Darrell Hardy join us to discuss one […]

Episode 16: Worldbuilding, or The Lady of Pain is Six ...



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What makes a villain? What separates them from just another antagonists and pushes them into iconic if not mythic status? Chris Avelllone, designer of some of the greatest villains of gaming history whether digital or analog, joins us to discuss what makes a villain and how to use the Big […]

Episode 15: Villains, or Please Don’t Sue Us Harlan Ellison



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In our most controversial episode to date, Ross and Darryl discuss the second half of D&D’s history, the Wizards of the Coast/Paizo era. And yes, there are arguments a plenty. However, both the host and owner of the Gamer’s Tavern manage to discuss the single most contentious point in gaming […]

Episode 14: D&D Edition Wars Part 2, or Weeaboo Fightan ...


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Dungeons & Dragons is the reason we’re in this hobby. Everyone plays it. But how much do you know about where it came from? Ross Watson and Darryl Mott Jr. are flying solo as they talk about the history of the most popular roleplaying game on the planet, its origins, […]

Episode 11: Dungeons & Dragons Part One, or Edition Wars ...


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This episode of the Gamer’s Tavern is devoted to examining the link between gaming and film. Film has influenced tabletop gaming over the years and, more recently, gaming has started to influence films as the kids playing the Red Box grew up to be writers, actors, and directors. This week’s […]

Episode 10: Film and Gaming, or Attack of the Lincoln ...