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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Quick Tavern Update and Small Contest

So, earlier today I got an appointment for my "Administrative Day". That's the day where I turn in my Department property, finalize stuff with the pension section, turn in my shield and ID and get my retired ID - all that good stuff. It will be in early May. Very bitter sweet. Next Wednesday is my last working day before running accumulated time. I'll be on the books until mid July.

What does that mean for those that frequent The Tavern? My job starting March 17th - well, that's St. Patrick's Day, so maybe starting the following day - my job, starting March 18th will be "the Blogs" and writing gaming material. It's as simple as that. Oh, and podcasting.

The aim is to get posting at The Tavern back to two posts a day minimum, posts at Tenkar's Taproom (the beer blog on hiatus singe last September) back at a rate of 2 to 3 posts per week starting the week after next and Saturday Knight Special (stories mostly of my rookie years as a cop) back at a rate of 2 to 4 posts a month starting early April (I've identified stories that can be written and posted before the summer months)

The Path of Legends Podcast records every other Sunday. There are one or two other podcasts that may or may not come to fruition. Only time will tell and thankfully time will soon be on my side.

Now, here's where you, my kind readers come in. I'd like to start a series of posts here at The Tavern or more than one series of posts), something that would be weekly, but damned if I know what. Drop your ideas into the comments of this post and maybe you can spark some ideas. I'll choose 2 random commenters sometime after 3 pm eastern this Saturday afternoon (March 12th) to each receive $10 RPGNow Gift Certificates, perfect to use with RPGNow's current GM's Day Sale.

16 comments:

  1. How about city articles...businesses, organizations, and some oddities you might find.

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  2. A random table per week. Starting with a d20 table of what's in the box.

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  3. A random table per week. Starting with a d20 table of what's in the box.

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  4. Taking something from an RPG that's usually regarded as "lame" (such as a weak spell or crappy monster) and ways to use it in an unorthodox and awesome fashion.

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  5. Detail the areas of NYC as fantasy towns/sectors of a fantasy metropolis.

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  6. I'd like it if you could do profiles of RPG community. You know a lot of movers and shakers. I'd to see stories about how you interact with these folks and how they play a part in the hobby. If they produce a product, do media, or run an event of note, I'd like to see it in their profile with links where applicable.

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  7. Well, what I'd really like to see here is a series of posts about law enforcement in RPGs.
    Because we can imagine something, but I guess you know the real deal.

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  8. I'd like to see lots of comparative reviews. And congrats on retirement!

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  9. Why not pick a genre you like that hasn't been given much attention in RPGs (or the OSR), and take us through how you'd build it from the ground up? (I do realize that this might step on the toes of StarSlinger...) Congrats from here as well!

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  10. Remember the sidebars from the 2e PHB that used table talk to highlight rules adjudication? Rath the Fighter? Do that with some of your favourite encounters, scenes, modules, rulesets. Kinda like piecemeal AP reports with DM side commentary.

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  11. If I haven't mentioned it yet, congratulations on the retirement. And I agree with Linneman - I'd love to see your perspective on things that the OSR has, for lack of a better term, missed.

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  12. I'd like to read a series of posts on how specific gaming products went down at your table, eg modules, the rulings you needed to make, the expansions you created, the dumb or clever things your players did.

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  13. Yes, a very happy retirement to you. I'm glad you're excited to blog it hard core but I hope you leave time to do fun stuff out there in the world.
    How about alternatives to characters? If (in Advanced D&D games at least) a character does want followers at one level or a base of operations at another what options might there be? Options for powers or Pathfinder archetypes-style changes to characters in OS systems?

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  14. How about a "Dog the Bounty Hunter" type of travel Blog on the hunt to serve papers on Ken "Whit" Witless Whitman... who it appears has changed the name of his current aspiring-actors-scam to "Atlanta Actors Marketing." If nothing else, the climate in Atlanta isn't too bad this time of year... By the way, serving court papers around here is common among retired LEO's, so there must be some money in it.

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  15. Well the One Page Dungeon contest is underway, so maybe mention that in a post?

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  16. Perhaps you could do a series on the obscure bits of rules in OSR games (e.g. Mining rules in the 1st ed. DMG) and how to get some use out of them at the table.

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