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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tavern Chat - 9 PM Eastern - Let's Get Our Chat On and Win Some Patches!




Today is Wednesday and that means tonight is our weekly Tavern Chat.

When: 9 PM Eastern

Where: Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server

     Open Bar for Voice Chat

     tavern-chat-weds for accompanying Text Chat

Invite Link: https://discord.gg/fReGmuD

Topics: #ConManKen, Revised Tenkar's Tavern Patreon, Kickstarters, whatever else Ray brings up ;)

Special Event - @9 PM sharp, Thad will be running D&D Trivia to give away some OSR patches. Need to be in it to win it.



The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode #63 - #ConManKen - Ken Can't "Shut Up Shutting Up"


Ah, so Bugs Bunny isnt the only one that cant "shut up shutting up". This will not end well. It will, however, be entertaining as all hell.
In classic #ConManKen mode, Kenny insists on continuing his conversation with Louis via email and The Tavern's Community via comments on a recent post. Go Kenny!
Link to Episode 63 - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-63---ConManKen---Ken-Cant-Shut-Up-Shutting-Up-e1qr60

Link to the Tenkar's Tavern Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/tenkarstavern

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

State of the Tavern - Two Years Later - Am I Still Retired?


Two years ago today I officially went from payroll to pension. Not surprisingly, it allowed me to put a greater focus on The Tavern itself in all of its forms. Oh, and a small project called Swords & Wizardry Light ;)

The Tavern's Facebook Community has reached over 2,100 members in less than three years.

The Tavern's Discord Server has over 650 members and is very active.

The Tavern Chat Podcast has over 60 consecutive daily episodes available. Another episode tomorrow morning.

Then there is this very blog, on pace for another 800 post year.

Of course, being listed on the new Frog God Website as the Frog Convention Coordinator was icing on the cake.

Onward and upward! :)




The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 62 - Kicking it with Kickstarter - July 17, 2018



Welcome to another weekly episode of Kicking it with Kickstarter. I start off with a rant which is always entertaining ;)
After tearing apart Arcana Stock Art for repackaging art freely available for use I touch on the following crowdfunding projects: The Forgotten Dungeon Mega Adventure - AD&D, D&D5e, Dice Tube - All Weather, DRINKAGE: The Tipsy Meadows - An RPG Drinking Card Game!, Tiny Dice Buddies | Hard Enamel Polyhedral RPG Pins, NERO Ellipsis Dice and SURVIVE THIS!! Vigilante City Tabletop Roleplaying Game.
Link to Episode 62 - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-62---Kicking-it-with-Kickstarter---July-17--2018-e1ql54

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13308/Arcana-Stock-Art?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-forgotten-dungeon-mega-adventure-ad-d-d-d5e/x/512954#/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1871496317/all-weather-dice-tube/description

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emberstorm/drinkage-the-tipsy-meadows-an-rpg-drinking-card-ga?ref=category&ref=discovery&term=rpg

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dblfeature/tiny-dice-buddies-hard-enamel-polyhedral-rpg-pins/description

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neroteamdices/nero-ellipsis-dice

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ericfrombloatgames/survive-this-vigilante-city-tabletop-roleplaying-g/description

Monday, July 16, 2018

#ConManKen - Kenny Mobilizes his Army of Five - no, Six Followers...

So, #ConManKen is mobilizing his social media army of a half dozen peeps to take down Louis.


Ken has thrown down the gauntlet. I see a challenge for members of the Tavern's Community. Can we mobilize more than an army of six?

I'm looking for #ConManKen memes. Email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing. When I have enough I'll post them here for folks to share to the larger gaming comunity.

Feel free to "sign up" for the #ConManKen Bowel Movement by posting a comment below ;)

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 61 - #ConManKen - Marcus Can't Shut Up Either


My God, the rabbit hole just get's deeper and deeper. I know Marcus thinks he's helping Ken but he's just confirming things that weren't fully confirmed before.

The #ConManKen Saga just gets more and more entertaining. With today's episode, Ken's enabler Marcus reveals and confirms more than he planned in a series of emails with Louis.

Link to Episode 61 - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-61---ConManKen---Marcus-Cant-Shut-Up-Either-e1qeqi

Links to Prior #ConManKen Episodes:

https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-60---ConManKen-has-a-Villain-Monologue-Moment-e1q7n7

https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-57---Dramatic-Reading-of-ConManKen-Emails-e1pn4n

https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-29---Reflections-of-ConManKen-e1l2a7

Email Transcripts:


On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 8:21 AM, Louis J Desy Jr wrote:

Hi Marcus,
I saw that you left me a note on one of the boards (http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2018/04/ken-whitman-youve-been-served.html?m=1), so I am sending you this email to ask if you still hold the note on the comic book store, Little Monsters and Comics?

If you do hold the note, I would be interested in purchasing that note from you if we could come to terms to do so.

The first part of the conversation is that I would need to understand exactly what the note is for and what it is secured by. If you have any documentation that would be helpful also.

Take care,
Louis J. Desy Jr.


On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 11:03 AM, Marcus King  wrote:

Oh, I remember this nozzle now.  He never called (more precisely I don't know if he ever called, but I never spoke to him), and I never saw his email, either.  My filter is turned up, I have had this email address for 19 years, and get a ton of junk.

This is the guy who was speculating that you were my financier for my store, and was accusing me of receiving money from your kickstarters to finance my store.  I told him to call me, because I didn't want to put anything else into text he could misquote, again.
Fuck that guy.  Guy thinks some shit up, and then posts it, what a douchebag.  By the way, Louis, Jon Huston was my partner.  The guy who owns Troll And Toad, post some stupid shit about him and see how fast you are homeless and penniless. 

Ken, you saved my life, and though you piss me off badly sometimes, if this guy is telling you I ever entertained the notion of selling him your note, that is bullshit.

Don't let this guy get you all twisted up, enjoy your life, and enjoy working for your girlfriend.

Louis, if you want a statement from me about this, you can ask nicely and get a lot more cooperation than posting nasty shit online.  I don't know what kind of people you usually deal with, but I have heard you aren't even a lawyer anymore, so...  Unless You have some proof that I owe you money, you can quit posting about me on the internet as a way of virtue signaling to others how you are taking on big bad Ken.

Ken is broke, so kicking a guy when he is down doesn't make you anything but a bully.


On Jul 4, 2018, at 2:26 PM, Louis J Desy Jr  wrote:

What is the meaning of this?

I didn't email you earlier since I didn't see the message until recently since I had expected after a few days there would be no more postings to that thread and only accidently saw your message with contact information while looking for other information a few days ago. My contact information is all over the place plus the court filings list my full address and email address so you could have easily sent me a message plus Whitman is well aware of my email address if you had asked him.

I finally had time to send you a message; and you reply by insulting me?

As far as my speculations in public, many people can understand why you would want to help Whitman from your past friendship and help he gave you over the years, but are completely baffled as to why you would allow someone that has systematically stolen from everyone he has come into contact with over the last decade or two a safe place to operate from, continue his cons, and all the while run the risk that Whitman will steal everything that is not nailed down from you and the store and your business partner. So far it appears that Whitman has not stolen from you (or has but no details have come out yet but there was some mention in a posting about a problem with the arrangement) but the general consensus is that it is only a matter of time before Whitman does steal from you. If Whitman never steals from you, then I do wonder why you seem to be the one and only person that Whitman would not steal from since as far a I can tell, everyone that Whitman has come into contact from at least the mid 1990s and on has been sorry that they ever dealt with him.

These people that Whitman has ruined over the past years includes running his wife (now exwife?) into bankruptcy in 2013 with him and then charging thousands of dollars onto the charge card of a woman that he went on cruise with, probably with Kickstarter funds, from one of the Kickstarter projects.

Now there was all kinds of moving of assets once my lawsuit started, and it seems strange that your partner seems to be no where to be found or has any comment on any of this. Whitman appears to have been using the store that you sold to him to start running more cons, including selling fake Walking Dead memorabilia and now the store has allegedly been sold to Whitman's new girlfriend, Jess Hunter, but Whitman appears to be working there most days and even is at the top of the Facebook page for the store today. It is telling that the LLC that the store was claimed to have been sold to did not exist until after the sale was announced and one of the web sites tracking all of this made a posting about it.

That and more is why I wonder what is going on, since none of it makes any sense. To me it looks like there is not just one plan to shift assets around, but two plans of people moving assets to avoid a lawsuit and something else.

Louis J. Desy Jr.

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:01 PM, Marcus King wrote:

I don’t give a fuck what you wonder.

I don’t give a fuck about you. Because you slandered me online with no cause.

Fuck off.

From: Louis J Desy Jr  Date: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:37 PM

And things like your reaction with your email are why people wonder what is going on!

So, tell me, is this whole story about the note on the comic book store true or is it just another Whitman 'fairy tale' that you went along with?

Right now I am still in a somewhat forgiving mood, and willing to play the part of monsignor and take confessions, and grant forgiveness for any ‘misrepresentations’ at this point; but the time for such confessions is rapidly nearing a close, so if there is something that you should or want to confess and be granted absolution for, the time is now.

What about your partner, maybe he would be interested in being bought out for his share of the business? I think he may be interested in selling, especially considering how you act when someone contacts you about buying what may turn out to be an almost worthless note on a business that people claim is losing money.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Flash Humble Bundle Giveaway - Humble Book Bundle: Chuck Tingle Humbles our Bundle



Zach G was the only entry in the prior Flash Giveaway, so it was an easy gift to giveaway ;)

Next up. Humble Book Bundle: Chuck Tingle Humbles our Bundle.

From Wikipedia:
Dr. Chuck Tingle is a pseudonymous author of gay niche erotica. He self-publishes his works through Amazon.com, primarily as ebooks, but also as paperbacks and audiobooks (narrated by Sam Rand). Tingle began his career by writing dinosaur erotica and expanded to stories based on unicorns, Bigfeet, and various anthropomorphized objects and even concepts. The bizarre nature of Tingle's writing has led to his developing a cult reputation.
Listen, not my cup of tea. Maybe not yours even. Maybe you know someone that would enjoy this collection of stories and books.

Want a chance at the bundle? Comment below by 3pm eastern time, tomorrow - Monday, July 16th. I'll choose a random commenter.

Hey, free prizes are free prizes!

Yep, that's an affiliate link above. Just so you know if you go to Humble Bundle and buy something via the link, you help support The Tavern.

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