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Sunday, July 22, 2018

New PWYW Release - Unsung Heroes (Barrel Rider Games / Swords & Wizardry)

When James Spahn releases a new product, everyone on the OSR turns their head to see what it is. And if they don't, they should ;)

Untold Adventures is James' houseruling of the S&W White Box rules. It is damn sweet and was released at PWYW pricing and should be on every OSR gamer's digital game shelf. Go ahead, grab a copy, I'll wait,

Unsung Heroes is 18 pages of optional rules for Untold Adventures BUT is pretty much out of the box usable with ANY of the Swords & Wizardry flavors, from Light to Complete. Probably Labyrinth Lord too. Damn but its good!

Did I mention that Unsung Heroes is also priced at PWYW?

You know you want it...

The above has affiliate links. Affiliate Links (and The Tavern's Patreon) help keep the lights on and the taps flowing.

The Tavern has Three New Patrons This Week

The revamp of The Tavern's Patreon is going well. I'd like to send personal thanks out to:

Anthony C, Sam C, and Laramie W

Yourselves and those like you are huge assets to the community and I personally really appreciate it. Every backer helps me do more of the things I enjoy doing for the community and hopefully everyone benefits.

We are 11 patrons away from adding a monthly Tavern Chat session on the Discord Server that should better align timewise with community members across the pond or even the other side of the world. This would be in addition to the weekly chats on Wednesday nights.

We do have a bit to go to get to where we can set up and run an online OSR gaming con, but we'll get there ;)

As an aside, i may put the extra money to buying a new desk chair - i've heard the jokes that my chair is my plus one on the podcast and the weekly chats and may need to address it sooner than later ;P

Link to The Tavern's Patreontenkars-tavern.games/patreon

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 67 - There's a Succubus Holding a Monster Manual!

Ah, the beauty of late 70's / early 80's advertising. She could have been on a Ratt album cover back in the day ;)
You fiend! Yep, that IS a Succubus holding a Monster Manual. Who would have thought? With this episode, I look at demons & devils in the AD&D 1e Monster Manual and my personal experience with the Satanic Panic from back in the day ;)
Link to Episode 67https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-67---Theres-a-Succubus-Holding-a-Monster-Manual-e1rfv3

Christmas in July - Entire Line of Fat Dragon Games Printable Terrain (Paper and 3d)

Dragonlock 3d Printed Mouth of Doom (Painted) at Gary Con X
Fat Dragon has probably the best printable terrain one can find. Heck, its Dragonlock line gives Dwarvenite a solid run for its money at a fraction of the cost (we're talking the 3d printed terrain here).

The paper terrain is no slouch either, with multilayered PDFs to give you just the effects you want. Since you print it yourself, you can have as much as you want.

All of the Fat Dragon files, 3d print, and paper, are 25% off for the RPGNow / DriveThruRPG Christmas in July Sale. As I type this there are about 10 days left in the sale.

If you make a purchase please mention it in the comments below. I'll rub Tom's bald head for luck for each of you that comments when I see him at Gamehole in November. Maybe we'll take a pic or two ;)

Just an FYI, but Fat Dragon Games / Tom Tullis has always been very supportive of The Tavern.

Those are affiliate links up above. Affiliate links help fund The Tavern and keep the beers cold ;)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 66 - AD&D 1e PH put me to Sleep - No Save ;)

Sleep is one of the most powerful spells at low-level AD&D. At high levels, it is near worthless. I poke around the Sleep spell today. Hopefully, I don't awake any sleeping bears ;)
In today's episode, I look at the Sleep spell in AD&D and how it is handled in some of the retroclones.
Link to Episode 66https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-66---ADD-1e-PH-put-me-to-Sleep---No-Save-e1r8gg

Friday, July 20, 2018

Color Map Available for The Gazetteer to Eilean Dubh: The Black Isle (New Download Link)

Map by Ian Christy
This map is gorgeous! You really should grab it :)

Seriously, it's my desktop background now.

We have a new link to grab all things Gazetteer to Eilean Dubh: The Black Isle. It is:


It's now linked to a folder, so it is much easier to add new things (like the above map) and update the PDF file.

Notice, its NOT a bit.ly link. Apparently, you can't edit your bit.ly links unless you are paying 99 bucks a year.

The above link is hosted by Rebrandly.com.  For 2 bucks for the first year (25 to renew I do believe), I now have the tenkars-tavern.games domain for my redirects. I'll be updating links for Swords & Wizardry Light and some other stuff moving forward using the tenkars-tavern.games domain.

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 65 - The Tavern Wins a No-Prize & The Black Isle

A smallish rant and some background on how The Black Isle setting came to be.
I talk about why The Tavern (in any of its forms) will never win an award. More importantly, I talk about the free, crowdsourced sandbox setting, The Gazetteer to Eilean Dubh: The Black Isle.
Link to Episode 65https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-65---The-Tavern-Wins-a-No-Prize--The-Black-Isle-e1r3uf

Link to The Gazetteer to Eilean Dubh: The Black Isletenkars-tavern.games/TheBlackIsle

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