Role Playing Games


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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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Want to have your cake and eat it too? Welcome to the world of generic or “kitchen sink” roleplaying games. Ivan Van Norman joins us to discuss all the systems that act as a catch-all for your gaming experience, whether it’s the open world full of white space to explore […]

Episode 13: Kitchen Sink Roleplaying Games, or Hyborian Conan meets ...


This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s the ones I’ve found after a couple of days digging around. What are these links? Submission guidelines for various game companies. If you have an idea you’d love to turn into a game product and want to go the traditional route, […]

Shortcut to the Gaming Industry



Is your New Years resolution to change careers into the gaming industry? Do you want to work with the big boys or be your own boss as a freelancer? Guests Sam Stewart and Sean Patrick Fannon join us to talk about how to break into the gaming business. If you […]

Episode 12: Getting into the Gaming Industry


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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 ...



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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We finally get the Shadowrun out of our systems as we’re joined by John Dunn and Russell Zimmerman to talk about my personal favorite RPG of all time, Shadowrun! If you’ve never played the game before, you’ll want to check out the primer I recorded on the Shadowrun system and […]

Episode 7: Shadowrun!!!!