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"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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"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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By 1crappystar - Dec 31 2018
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I absolutely adore Erik Tenkar’s opinions on the many facets of gaming. Great perspectives, great amounts of wisdom, always looking out for the gaming community as a whole. Always great current topics and ideas. Check his dice, he rolls a Nat 20 with every episode!

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I love me some Uncle Eric.

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
18
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3

Great insight!

By 1crappystar - Dec 31 2018
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I absolutely adore Erik Tenkar’s opinions on the many facets of gaming. Great perspectives, great amounts of wisdom, always looking out for the gaming community as a whole. Always great current topics and ideas. Check his dice, he rolls a Nat 20 with every episode!

The show

By how is then name taken - Jul 11 2018
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I love me some Uncle Eric.
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Tavern Chat

Latest release on Feb 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: E306 - How Swords & Wizardry Light Came to Be or Ain't Retirement Grand?

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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.

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Mar 18 2019

14mins

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Rank #2: E376 - Follow Up to Thoughts on Literacy in Game and Dealing with Intoxication when Gaming

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Evil Jeff calls in with thoughts on Literacy  in gaming campaigns. I ponder about playing intoxicated while being intoxicated.

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May 28 2019

10mins

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Rank #3: E473 - Some Suggestions for Players of Convention Games

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JoeTheLawyer calls the show and asks for some suggestions and ideas to help players of convention games.

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Sep 04 2019

12mins

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Rank #4: E478 - Why I Hate Artifacts in D&D

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JoeTheLawyer has a podcast episode up talking about his take on artifacts in D&D 5e. I just hate artifacts all together ;)

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Sep 09 2019

10mins

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Rank #5: E401 - The OSR, Inclusivity, Gatekeeping, Walled Gardens, Safe Spaces & a Sweet Gaming Table

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I argue that the OSR is more inclusive than the Gatekeepers of the "walled gardens" and "safe spaces" allow their small communities to ever be. And damn, this is a sweet gaming table!

https://ultimategametable.com/

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Jun 23 2019

13mins

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Rank #6: E462 - Follow Up on Creating OSR Content

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Yep follow up on creating OSR content with a call in from Jason.

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Aug 23 2019

7mins

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Rank #7: E459 - On Free Gaming Content - Is it Valued Less Because it is Free?

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I've had a huge spike in the TenkarsTavern.com traffic ranking over the past few weeks, but it certainly isnt because of any of my gaming content posts - which are some of my weaker trafficked posts. Is free gaming content less valued?

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Aug 20 2019

9mins

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Rank #8: E561 - James Raggi Misled a Collaborator on a Project? You Don't Say...

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James Raggi (LotFP) misled Jez Gordon on the whole Zak Had Nothing to do with this Book bullshit. Ah, James - burning bridges faster than Sherman in the South.
https://coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2019/11/osr-on-lamentations-of-flame-princess.html
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Dec 02 2019

12mins

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Rank #9: E329 - Spell Components, Segments, Limited Shield Use - Rules From 1e Missing from Most OSR Games

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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.

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Apr 11 2019

11mins

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Rank #10: E310 - Designers & Makers Fireside Chat with Alex Macris - Redux (New Release - Arbiter of Worlds)

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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

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Mar 23 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #11: Episode 107 - Of Dogs, Men and Critical Fumbles

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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.

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Aug 31 2018

11mins

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Rank #12: E552 - Designers & Makers Fireside Chat with Kfir Mendel (CaveGeek Art)

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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

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Nov 22 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #13: E443 - All Weather is Local and The ENnies Winners (that I care about ;)

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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.


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Aug 04 2019

12mins

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Rank #14: E533 - Rob Kuntz Makes Claim That Gygax Estate Has Illegally Retained His Property

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Rob Kuntz has publicly shared a letter regarding his claim that Gail Gygax / the Gygax Trust has illegally retained and refused to return property that Rob has made a claim on.

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Nov 03 2019

16mins

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Rank #15: E514 - The BBC Insults Gamers via Twitter

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Yep, the BBC insulted gamers via Twitter. I playback the BBC audio and give my reactions.

https://twitter.com/BBC/status/1183397244403441667

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Oct 15 2019

16mins

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Rank #16: E602 - The OSR, The OGL, Community Content and the Zweihander RPG

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Last night I posted about the OSR page on DriveThruRPG and how the "Hottest OSR Community Releases" was all material released for Zweihnder. Not a surprise, because Zweihander IS the only Community Content Partner on DriveThruRPG that identifies as OSR. Commentary from Rob Conleys Bat in the Attic blog.

https://www.tenkarstavern.com/2020/01/theres-osr-community-content-at.html?showComment=1578775472857#c8652001050999272318

https://batintheattic.blogspot.com/2020/01/zweihander-open-content-and-rely-to.html

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Jan 11 2020

19mins

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Rank #17: E279 - Removing Day - Zak S Removed from 5e Consultant credits & Frank Mentzer Removed as Guest of Honor at Gary Con

Feb 19 2019

13mins

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Rank #18: E620 Fireside Chat with Matt Finch (Frog God Games / Swords & Wizardry)

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Earlier today I sat down with Matt Finch (Frog God Games / Swords & Wizardry) about the current Swords & Wizardry Kickstarter and future plans for Swords & Wizardry.

Swords & Wizardry Boxed Set Kickstarter.

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Jan 29 2020

37mins

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Rank #19: E612 - More S&W Discussion and I Delve into Kickstarter Shipping Issues

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JoeTheLawyer calls the show with some input on what he would like to see in the upcoming S&W Boxed set. I get sidetracked and talking about Kickstarter and Media Mail.

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Jan 22 2020

9mins

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Rank #20: E538 - Some Thoughts & Concerns on Spell Design for Swords & Wizardry

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One of the things I'll be tackling (with the assistance of Bad Mike) is new spells for Swords & Wizardry. Converting OGL spells is the easy part - creating new ones whole cloth that are balanced is less so...

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Nov 08 2019

9mins

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