Dungeons & Dragons


Running a roleplaying game can be difficult. How can you make it easier on yourself while adding more epic to your games? That’s exactly what Keith Baker, designer of Eberron and Gloom, joins us to discuss! Worldbuilding, adventure design, NPCs, you name it, we cover it in the longest and […]

Episode 9: Tricks and Tips for Gamemasters


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Spending the holidays with the family? Got some non-gamer friends you want to hook on roleplaying? Episode 8 of the Gamer’s Tavern has you covered as our guest Nicole Wakelin, aka Total Fangirl, joins us to examine how gaming with the family is a bonding experience, what games work best […]

Episode 8: Gaming with the Family and Gateway Games


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Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, World of Darkness both new and old, Ravenloft, Call of Cthulhu…what draws us to these classic horror roleplaying systems and settings? Guest Ari Marmell (fantasy author and game designer for White Wolf and Wizards of the Coast) joins us at the Gamer’s Tavern to […]

Episode 5: Horror Roleplaying Games, or F#&$ Samuel Haight



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Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern. How do you define horror in roleplaying games? What tricks can you use to increase the horror in your games? How do you stop the tension in your games from getting derailed? Our guests Brian Patterson (d20Monkey) and Jason Marker join us to find answers […]

Episode 4: Putting Horror in Your Games, or “One, Two, ...


Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern. This week’s episode was…a bit of a clusterfrag as we had a guest unfortunately cancel on us at the last minute. But swooping in to save us was Darrell Hardy (who spells his name wrong regardless of what he says on the podcast because everyone […]

Episode 3: Gaming Horror Stories aka Don’t Shoot a Crossbow ...




Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern. Have a seat and join us for You All Meet in a Tavern Episode 2, “What Makes a Game Fun” aka “How to Make Literally Dozens of Dollars a Year” with your hosts, Darryl Mott Jr. and Ross Watson. Ross spent the first half of […]

Episode 2: What Makes a Game Fun aka How to ...



Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern. On the first official episode of You All Meet in a Tavern, your hosts Darryl Mott Jr. and Ross Watson discuss what it is exactly about gaming that draws us to the hobby. Our guests this evening are Bruce Cordell (legendary game designer of many […]

Episode One – Why We Love Gaming, aka “I want ...



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It is with great pleasure that I announce the official launch of Gamer’s Tavern. This website is the central point for what will hopefully be many projects about tabletop gaming. Many of you are probably here from my column on Ain’t It Cool News, and I welcome you to what […]

Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern