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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Light lands at RPGNow - Let's Make it a Best Seller!

Frog God Games has uploaded the Swords & Wizardry Light files for "sale" at RPGNow / DriveThruRPG.

I'd like to see Swords & Wizardry Light trend as a best seller :)

Note, the SWL products available for download are priced at PWYW. This is a necessity for sales ranking purposes. DO NOT pay for them! If you feel you must, drop a penny or a nickel in the tip jar.

If you already have PDF copies of the SWL rules, Tome of Horrors Light Volume 1 and the SWL Character cards, I ask that you download again for FREE. The aim is to get more exposure to the rules and the offerings, and the best way to do that is to see them trending as best sellers.

Lets get this done!

Swords & Wizardry Light Rules

Swords & Wizardry Light Character Cards

Swords & Wizardry Light Tome of Horrors Light Volume I

Remember, purchases made via The Tavern's affiliate links help support The Tavern and its various projects. That being said, grab the above for FREE!

Victorious Bundle - Over 60 bucks Worth of Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind for 20 Bucks (Troll Lord Games)

This weekend Mike Stewart's "2017 Three Castles Award Winning" RPG Victorious has a bundle on sale at RPGNow / DriveThruRPG. You get over 60 bucks worth of Victorious releases (including the core game) for 20 bucks. You really can't go wrong.

I played in a session of Mike's Victorious at NTRPG 2015 and it was a blast! The rules are built off of Castles & Crusades and should feel familiar to any that play OSR games.

For 20 bucks you get enough material to play a Victorious Campaign for years :)
Hey all--it's Gen Con this weekend! We're not there, and if you're not either (or even if you are, we aren't bitter) then here's a little sale on Victorious product to hopefully help you feel a little better about it. 
Save over 60% on The Victorious Bundle! The core rulebook, introductory adventure A Night For Jackals and four supplements--Rule Britannia, Manifest Destiny, Phantasmagoria, and the Hunter & Hunter Catalogue.
Now through Sunday you can get this bundle, normally over $60 -- yours for $19.99!
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Another Gygax Memorial Fund Update - Alex Gygax Joins the Board of Directors of the GMF

I'm putting this squarely in the "Holy Shit I did not see this coming!" category. I always saw the Gygax Memorial Fund as Gail's personal albatross. Although her sister and brother in law are also board members, Gail has frequently - well, more than once, pointed out that she is the one doing it all.

Now that Alex Gygax is on the board I expect to see some movement on the project. I know the lad hates my very being (and I truly do understand why) but I sincerely wish him only success in his new position. He is what the GMF needs - young blood that want's to do right by his father's legacy.

I suspect we'll be seeing more updates soon.


Next #ConManKen will announce the release of the KotDT LAS ;)

Update - Gygax Memorial Find - A Plaque, T-Shirts and Pencils!?!

Its Gen Con time, so news and updates as it trickles in.

Gail Gygax presented Gen Con with a plaque celebrating its 50th show. I know, pics or it never happened ;)

(note - screenshots are from Gail's FB page. I'm blocked so these shots were sent by another. As always, a HUGE thank you to The Tavern's Community for all the help)

See that comment about shirts and pencils? Hold on to your hats, boys and girls, because this shit is going to get real!

Here's the link to the GMF shirts with pencils.

I must admit, Gail has done something that #ConManKen has been unable to do - produce and sell custom pencils.

Now that the Fund appears to have an income stream again, perhaps things will be moving forward.

The shirt looks nice. I should do a GoFundMe to buy one and take a pic in it ;)

The Tavern's Facebook Community has Topped 1,700 Members

1,706 to be exact. Hitting 2k by the end of November is certainly within reach. That would mean 2k in 2 years.

The Tenkar's Tavern Facebook Community is vibrant, fun and best of all - friendly. Some of the nicest people in gaming are there to answer questions, give advice, share thoughts and leave real world drama at the door. We are about games. Old school games. And newer school games that feel like old school games. Oh, and good conversation.

It has in many ways become the neighborhood tavern of the OSR. Note, The Tavern is a BYOB establishment ;)

I've been asked what would happen if we actually do hit 2k members within 2 years. I literally have no idea. Well, not true, I have many ideas, just not sure which are practical ;)

Join us. We don't bite. Well, mostly don't.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Starfinder - Sold Out at Gen Con - In Stock at Amazon

Photo found on the Paizo Facebook page

Apparently Starfinder has sold out at Gen Con on the first day. Not totally a surprise, as Gen Con is very much about the feeding frenzy of the goldfish.

Anyhow, if you are looking to snag a copy and either missed it at Gen Con OR like me, aren't at Gen Con, your FLGS should have it as well as Amazon.

If you buy from your local FLGS, check the spine and binding - there have been reports of something amiss in a few cases:



Might just be outliers but best to check.

If you buy from Amazon you can always return with minimal hassle.

Starfinder on Amazon - $47.51 ($59.99)

Of course, I'll be playing White Star ;)

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Matt Finch is Doing a Series of Youtube Videos About old School Gaming

If you haven't met and spoken with +Matt Finch face to face, his new YouTube series is a decent substitute.

As I post this, Matt has three videos uploaded with more to come.

Do yourself a favor - watch the videos. They are short, informative and its Matt. I could listen to Matt all day ;)

Link to Matt's Youtube Channel