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Tavern Chat

"I listen to the Tavern Chat podcast every morning, sometimes I think its NPR, till the F bomb drops then I remember I am in geek heaven instead!" Enjoy a daily chat with your Old School Gaming Bartender :) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

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E373 - Live with JoeTheLawyer & Rach at Faile House (W 33rd Street NYC)

Joe, Rach and I hit the Complete Strategist in NYC before hitting the Faile House. Good food, great cider and excellent conversation.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

17mins

24 May 2019

Rank #1

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E306 - How Swords & Wizardry Light Came to Be or Ain't Retirement Grand?

There is a narrative going around the gaming community that I wrote Swords & Wizardry Light to steal the thunder from Swords & Wizardry Complete 3rd Printing. I figured its time to set the record straight. Support Tavern Chat - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support Support the Tavern Chat Podcast on Patreon Read the Tenkar's Tavern Blog Join the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server RPG Breakfast Club Coast to Coast Podcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

14mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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E487 - Why Do I Enjoy Swords & Wizardry So Much?

I see Swords & Wizardry as the OSR's Rosetta Stone, as it allows all OSR adventures to work with it without many issues, and visa versa. Also, Shire Con this Saturday! Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

10mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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E436 - Healthier Gamers, BtB 1e Combat (ADDICT Link in Show Notes)

Yes, I'd like to live long and game forever. Or at least, longer than I would if I were unhealthy in my habits. Laramie has some thoughts. Tim wants to play AD&D 1e combat "by the book" and I found the PDF to assist in that - ADDICT. http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/ http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/dmprata/ADDICT%20A4.pdf Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2019/07/christmas-in-july-dtrpg-sale-osr.html Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

12mins

28 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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E463 - How Bad is the AD&D 1e UA Barbarian?

Just how bad is the AD&D 1e UA Barbarian class? Is it overpowered? Underpowered? A party disrupter? All that and more... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

10mins

24 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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E712 - Why D&D Diseases are Abstract

Health updates and disease in D&D. Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server https://discord.gg/XnarbJq Tenkar's Tavern Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/tenkarstavern/ Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern tenkarstavern.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

9mins

4 May 2020

Rank #6

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E329 - Spell Components, Segments, Limited Shield Use - Rules From 1e Missing from Most OSR Games

Verbal, Somatic, Material - the three types of spell components in AD&D 1e. How much of that has carried over to the OSR clones. Segments, spell interruption, shield size and number of use - we've dropped them all. Support Tavern Chat https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support Support the Tavern Chat Podcast on Patreon Read the Tenkar's Tavern Blog Join the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server RPG Breakfast Club Coast to Coast Podcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

11mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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E676 - Paizo Con 2020 falls victim to the Pandemic

Paizo Con 2020 is canceled due to the CV-19 pandemic. https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6sh5t Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server https://discord.gg/XnarbJq Tenkar's Tavern Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/tenkarstavern/ Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern tenkarstavern.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

8mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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E310 - Designers & Makers Fireside Chat with Alex Macris - Redux (New Release - Arbiter of Worlds)

Yep, I sat down, again, with Alex Macris, best known in the OSR for the Adventure Conquerer King System rules, to talk about his new release available on Amazon - Arbiter of Worlds: A Primer for Gamemasters https://amzn.to/2UPlfWp (note - this is an affiliate link and using such will support The Tavern) Link to the original Fireside Chat with Alex Macris https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/E258---Designers--Makers---Fireside-Chat-with-Alexander-Macris-AutarchACKS-e32h9c Support Tavern Chat https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support Support the Tavern Chat Podcast on Patreon Read the Tenkar's Tavern Blog Join the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server RPG Breakfast Club Coast to Coast Podcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

1hr 2mins

23 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 107 - Of Dogs, Men and Critical Fumbles

Recorded on the back porch in The Poconos. I talk about the benefits of using dogs over henchmen for low-level PCs as well as critical fumbles.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

11mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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E526 - D&D 4e - Why it Was Designed as it Was and Why it Failed

D&D 4e simply never felt right. It was designed for a monetized VTT that simply never came to be. The murder/suicide of the lead programmers didn't help. https://modenook.com/the-murdersuicide-that-derailed-4th-edition-dungeons-dragons-online/ https://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?23396-D-amp-D-Virtual-Table-is-dead Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern tenkarstavern.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

9mins

27 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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E279 - Removing Day - Zak S Removed from 5e Consultant credits & Frank Mentzer Removed as Guest of Honor at Gary Con

Wow. The titles literally says it all. The "unpersoning" of Zak S continues. Frank Mentzer is no longer a Guest of Honor at Gary Con. Strange times there are. https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/dndstatement https://garycon.com/blog/2019/02/18/harbinger-unheeded/ Support Tavern Chat - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support https://anchor.fm/rich-fraser Support the Tavern Chat Podcast on Patreon Read the Tenkar's Tavern Blog Join the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server RPG Breakfast Club Coast to Coast Podcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

13mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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E142 - Protecting Your Reputation from Groundless Accusations

We have some voicemails related to Episode 141 and the Tome of Adventure Design. Afterward, I talk about steps you can take to protect yourself and your reputation from groundless accusations on social media. Quite simply, screenshot anything and everything in a conversation online that may go south.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

15mins

5 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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E476 - Don't Stop in the Left Lane if You Miss Your Turn AND Players Won't Know You Made a Mistake so Keep it Moving ;)

Just keep things moving :) Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

10mins

7 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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E443 - All Weather is Local and The ENnies Winners (that I care about ;)

A less on to be learned in the Pocono Mountains is that a thunder storm can be raging 5 miles away and you have now rain and lots of sunshine. Also, there's some ENnies winners I wish to point out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

12mins

4 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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E552 - Designers & Makers Fireside Chat with Kfir Mendel (CaveGeek Art)

Tonight I sat down with Kfir Mendel, of CaveGeekArt.com. We talk about D&D, gaming, art, and cooking. Yes, we cover the bases. And if you go to cavegeekart.com and use the code: tenkar : you get 15% off :) https://www.cavegeekart.com/ https://www.patreon.com/FlavorTextAdventures Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern tenkarstavern.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

1hr 12mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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E514 - The BBC Insults Gamers via Twitter

Yep, the BBC insulted gamers via Twitter. I playback the BBC audio and give my reactions. https://twitter.com/BBC/status/1183397244403441667 Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern tenkarstavern.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

16mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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E209 - Episode Zero of Designers & Makers - Wherein Your Bartender Interviews Himself ;)

We'll be kicking off the Designers& Makers series of interviews in the next couple of days, but to prepare folks for what's in store, I asked myself (and answered) the five questions that will be asked of all. These are not the be all and end all of the questions, but simply a common baseline. Enjoy :)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

11mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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E177 - GameHole Day Two with Bad Mike, Ben Barsh, Zach Glazer and Rach

I hang out and discuss Gamehole and related stuff with Bad Mike, Ben Barsh, Zach Glazer and my wife Rach. Ambient noise supplied by Dwarven Forge ;)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

13mins

10 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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E614 - Follow Up on Gygaxian Greyhawk Fiction and the Swords & Wizardry Boxed Set

JoeTheLawyer calls in with some further info on Gary Gygax Greyhawk fiction and Shane (first-time caller, long-time listener) call in with his desires in the upcoming S&W Boxed Set. Voicemail # ‪(347) 509-5168‬ Support The Tavern www.amazon.com/shop/eriktenkar (affiliate link) https://ko-fi.com/tenkar https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern tenkarstavern.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/support

9mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #20