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Saturday, December 8, 2018

RPG Breakfast Club - Sunday, 12/9/18 10 AM Eastern - Anything and Everything about Artwork in the RPG Industry


Yep, tomorrow morning is a very special RPG Breakfast Club. Douglas Cole (Gaming Ballistic) and TheGlen are each bringing a special guest to talk everything and anything about artwork in the RPG industry.

The RPG Breakfast Club is a weekly event on Sunday mornings. Its a combination panel/chat hosted by creators in the RPG community. The lineup changes on a weekly basis.

You can find the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server and the events we host using the following link:

https://discord.gg/fReGmuD

Tenkar's Box of Random Gaming Shit for OSR Christmas Day Three

I've been asked, "what's in the box man!" so I figured I'd take a few pics of what is currently in the box. Note: the box is not yet full so other things will surely sneak into the box...





Now how did Gareth ever fit in the box?
I'll be playing email catch up after my niece heads home. So, if you are waiting for me to respond / acknowledge / forward OSR Christmas related emails, tonight is a good bet.

Friday, December 7, 2018

OSR Christmas - Day Three - The Random Hero's Patches were Bundled by the Argentine in the Midderlands



Here we go with Day Three of OSR Christmas. Print books can only be delivered in the US with this gift pool, digital can all be delivered worldwide. Let's see what's in the mix today:

1) 1 Box of Random Gaming Shit from the Tenkar Game Collection - US Only

2) 1 PDF Copy of The Midderlands from MonkeyBlood

3) 1 Bundle of OSR Patches from Thad Moore

4) 1 PDF Copy of The Hero's (James Spahn / Barrel Rider Games)

5) 1 PDF Copy of the World War II: Operation WhiteBox adventure "The Argentine Connection" (Stouthearted Games)


How do you enter for a chance to be gifted? Simply comment on this very post. On Sunday, December 9th, 2018 sometime after 6pm Eastern (so comment before), we will randomly determine those to be gifted from the comments received. It really is that simple. Check back often, because we'll have at least 12 days of OSR Christmas during the month of December (and possibly into January too)

Note - If you live outside the US and get picked for a Print gift, I will substitute a $5 OneBookShelf Gift Certificate and the print prize will go back in the pool.

(edit - all comments at The Tavern have to be moderated - approved by an admin - meaning me. The Tavern has become the target of spambots and others and this is the best, if most tedious, way to handle such. I approve comments as fast as I can. I appreciate your patience - Erik)

Below is a more or less complete list of the upcoming month of gifting.

We have an amazing list of gift givers and gifts. The gifts list is literally growing daily, but here is a quick list as of this moment:

  • Far Away Lands - PDF Bundles
  • OSR Patches - Multiple sets - some shipping worldwide
  • World War II: Operation WhiteBox adventure "The Argentine Connection" - PDF copies
  • Castle of the Mad Archmage and all the expansions (Level 3 East, Musicland, and Bitterbark's Circus - in Print)
  • Lord of Suttham Oldfeld bundle for The Midderlands shipped anywhere in the world
  • Daily PDF giveaway of the Midderlands
  • Print copy of For Coin & Blood, Eorathril, and Print copy of Fallen Justice anywhere in the world.
  • ZWEIHÄNDER Complete Digital Bundle (all 13 digital products)
  • 3 PDF’s of the Sunken City Omnibus (DCC RPG)
  • ALL Frog God Games Swords & Wizardry releases in digital format (that they can account for) in a bundle for 1 person
  • Some Frog God Games Print products signed by Bill Webb (shipped by me)
  • Outdoor Encounter Cards and Dungeon Challenge Card - in Print (shipped by me)
  • 4 Class Compendium PDFs, 4 White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs, 4 The Hero's Journey PDFs
  • Random Gaming Material from a Taverner's Gaming Collection
  • Random Shit from the Tenkar Game Collection - at least three Priority Mail boxes of stuff
  • 6 copies of Dragon Heresy in Print
  • 2 copies Undying Orb in Print
  • PDF copies of The Sentinel Chapel for DragonQuest / System Neutral
  • The Mystery at Port Greely”, an AS&SH adventure module, signed by the author, Jeffrey Talanian


New Release: Operation Deep Freeze (and Thunderclap) - Top Secret: New World Order



I've had so thoroughly amazing times playing the NEW Top Secret at NTRPG Con over the recent years. Its one of the few new systems I've encountered over the recent years that I've been able to "grok". Forgive me and my grognard ways ;)

In any case, Operation Deep Freeze is actually two adventures in one package, the second being Operation Thunderclap. I wonder if I could scare up someone to run this online...

From the blurb:
A Top Secret Soviet lab located just outside a small town in Latvia. Secrets put in Deep Freeze. Secrets that leaked out in the dead of winter. Secrets of things that should never have been. 
Operation Deep Freeze is a Top Secret: New World Order mission. 
This 80 page book is a double adventure that includes both Operation: Deep Freeze and Operation: Thunderclap. This adventure takes a set of ICON agents from London to Latvia, to the Baltic, Middle East and Africa. 
Jump into this world-wind is this easy to use mission for the spies in all of us.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Day Two of OSR Christmas - Awarding the Gifts



Here we go with awarding the gifts for Day Two of OSR Christmas. Let's see who gets what today:

1) 1 Print Copy of Dragon Heresy (Gaming Ballistic) - US Only -  IS AWARDED to Paulgo

2) 1 Print Bundle of Castle of the Mad Archmage and all the expansions (Level 3 East, Musicland, and Bitterbark's Circus) (BRW Games) US ONLY -  IS AWARDED to Denis McCarthy

3) 1 PDF Copy of The Midderlands from MonkeyBlood -  IS AWARDED to Martin Leuschen

4) 1 Bundle of OSR Patches from Thad Moore -  IS AWARDED to Rgrimsley

5) 1 PDF Copy of Class Compendium (James Spahn / Barrel Rider Games) -   IS AWARDED to Peter V. Dell'orto

6)  1 PDF Copy of the World War II: Operation WhiteBox adventure "The Argentine Connection" (Stouthearted Games) -  IS AWARDED to Bill Shearer


If your name is above, email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing. Put "OSR Christmas Gift" in the subject.  If you are receiving a physical gift I'll need a physical shipping address I can forward on. If the gift is digital, I will need the email you use with DriveThruRPG. Day 3 of OSR Christmas should go up tomorrow :)

I haven't touched emails since the beginning of the week. Busy times in the Tenkar household. Tomorrow is a wreck of a day, but emails should be addressed tomorrow night.

State of The Tavern: What Insanity Have We Wrought? 26 Designer's & Makers signed up to be Interviewed on the Tavern Chat Podcast



This morning Pexx and I, Pexx being the right hand at The Tavern's Discord server and many other things Tavern related, had one of our twice-monthly virtual meetings. We brainstorm ideas and come up with a schedule a few months in advance for things we'd like to see happen with The Tavern. Today Pexx pitched "why don't you do a series of interviews on the Tavern Chat podcast with the Designers & Makers - the creators in the OSR community."

Damn, that was a great idea. I told Pexx to make it so. Four hours later, he had 26 interviews lined up and loosely scheduled. I say loosely, as I wasn't involved in the scheduling and some simply won't fit my schedule, as open as it generally is. Still, 26 interviews waiting to be done, kicking off tonight. That was the response in the first 4 hours. I'm honored and terrified at the same time.

I was thinking of sharing the interviews once a week on the Tavern Chat Podcast, but we may have some weeks where we have two. And yes, the crossover episodes are still going on. Phew!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

We're a Couple of Late Kickstarters - with respect to Burl Ives

We're a Couple of Late Kickstarters

by Erik Tenkar

We're a couple of late Kickstarters
We're a couple of late Kickstarters
What's the matter with late Kickstarters?
We don't give a shit!
We're not complete nor on time
Don't go 'round and bitch and whine!
Seems to us we're doing fine
We don't give a shit!

We may be different from the rest
Who decides the kind of test
Of what really is the best?
We're a couple of late Kickstarters
We're a couple of late Kickstarters
What's the matter with late Kickstarters?
We don't give a shit!

Why am I such an asshole?
Please don't tell me!
I already know
I don't respect you
I am such a ho
I am…

Reminder - Tavern Chat - Tonight - 9 PM Eastern - What Actually Constitutes "Book Burning?"



Ah, what tangled webs we weave. So, what exactly happened with "She Bleeds?" Was it as many suspect, a PR stunt? I'm sure it will be discussed on tonight's Tavern Chat.

When? Tonight - 9PM Eastern

Where? The Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server

https://discord.gg/EsMera

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

OSR Christmas - Day Two - Heresy in the Castle of the Midderlands and more... (Print US Only - Digital Worldwide)



Here we go with Day Two of OSR Christmas. Print books can only be deliver in the US with this gift pool, digital that can all be delivered worldwide. Let's see what's in the mix today:

1) 1 Print Copy of Dragon Heresy (Gaming Ballistic) - US Only

2) 1 Print Bundle of Castle of the Mad Archmage and all the expansions (Level 3 East, Musicland, and Bitterbark's Circus) (BRW Games) US ONLY

3) 1 PDF Copy of The Midderlands from MonkeyBlood

3) 1 Bundle of OSR Patches from Thad Moore

4) 1 PDF Copy of Class Compendium (James Spahn / Barrel Rider Games)

5)  1 PDF Copy of the World War II: Operation WhiteBox adventure "The Argentine Connection" (Stouthearted Games)

How do you enter for a chance to be gifted? Simply comment on this very post. On Thursday, December 6th , 2018 sometime after 6pm Eastern (so comment before), we will randomly determine those to be gifted from the comments received. It really is that simple. Check back often, because we'll have at least 12 days of OSR Christmas during the month of December.

Note - If you live outside the US and get picked for a Print gift, I will substitute a $5 OneBookShelf Gift Certificate and the print prize will go back in the pool.

(edit - all comments at The Tavern have to be moderated - approved by an admin - meaning me. The Tavern has become the target of spambots and others and this is the best, if most tedious, way to handle such. I approve comments as fast as I can. I appreciate your patience - Erik)

Below is a more or less complete list of the upcoming month of gifting.

We have an amazing list of gift givers and gifts. The gifts list is literally growing daily, but here is a quick list as of this moment:


  • Far Away Lands - PDF Bundles
  • OSR Patches - Multiple sets - some shipping worldwide
  • World War II: Operation WhiteBox adventure "The Argentine Connection" - PDF copies
  • Castle of the Mad Archmage and all the expansions (Level 3 East, Musicland, and Bitterbark's Circus - in Print)
  • Lord of Suttham Oldfeld bundle for The Midderlands shipped anywhere in the world
  • Daily PDF giveaway of the Midderlands
  • Print copy of For Coin & Blood, Eorathril, and Print copy of Fallen Justice anywhere in the world.
  • ZWEIHÄNDER Complete Digital Bundle (all 13 digital products)
  • 3 PDF’s of the Sunken City Omnibus (DCC RPG)
  • ALL Frog God Games Swords & Wizardry releases in digital format (that they can account for) in a bundle for 1 person
  • Some Frog God Games Print products signed by Bill Webb (shipped by me)
  • Outdoor Encounter Cards and Dungeon Challenge Card - in Print (shipped by me)
  • 4 Class Compendium PDFs, 4 White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs, 4 The Hero's Journey PDFs
  • Random Gaming Material from a Taverner's Gaming Collection
  • Random Shit from the Tenkar Game Collection - at least three Priority Mail boxes of stuff
  • 6 copies of Dragon Heresy in Print
  • 2 copies Undying Orb in Print
  • PDF copies of The Sentinel Chapel for DragonQuest / System Neutral
  • The Mystery at Port Greely”, an AS&SH adventure module, signed by the author, Jeffrey Talanian


Monday, December 3, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast Surpasses 50k Downloads with its 201st Episode - Thank You All!



Holy shit! I'm floored. I am truly at a lack for words, which isn't exactly easy when one posts daily blogs and records a daily podcast.

The Tavern Chat Podcast surpassed 50,000 downloads tonight. I can't thank you all enough for sticking with me. 201 episodes in the mix already. Hopefully, I can keep the pace and the quality for the 201 episodes, and then the next 201 episodes, and then...

Here's the link to the cast: https://anchor.fm/tavernchat

Now, off to bed. Assuming I can fall asleep ;)

Day One of OSR Christmas - Awarding the Gifts



Here we go with awarding the gifts for Day One of OSR Christmas. I figured we would hit the ground running with an amazing number of gifts, both physical and digital that can all be delivered worldwide. Let's see who gets what today:

1) 1x physical Lord of Suttham Oldfeld bundle for The Midderlands shipped anywhere in the world. This includes the following items...  IS AWARDED to John Payne
1x The Midderlands A5 Hardcover Book
1x The Midderlands Expanded A5 Hardcover Book
1x The Midderlands Hex Map
1x The Haven Isles Hex Map
1x Midderlands Gamemaster Screen
1x Midderlands Gloomium Randomiser Die-drop Chart
5x The Midderlands Character Tracker Bookmarks

This is coming from the VERY generous Monkeyblood Design & Publishing

https://www.rpgnow.com/product/221994/The-Midderlands--OSR-Bestiary-and-Setting&affiliate_id=1446

http://www.monkeyblooddesign.co.uk/

2) 1 PDF Copy of The Midderlands from MonkeyBlood IS AWARDED to Keith Higdon

3) 1 Bundle of OSR Patches from Thad Moore IS AWARDED to Jason Jensen

4) 1 PDF Copy of White Star Galaxy Edition from James Spahn / Barrel Rider Games IS AWARDED to B|X Rules

5)  1 PDF Copy of the World War II: Operation WhiteBox adventure "The Argentine Connection" from Stouthearted Games IS AWARDED to Jon Eriksson Aspeheim

If your name is above, email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing. Put "OSR Christmas Gift" in the subject.  If you are receiving a physical gift (John and Jason) I'll need a physical shipping address I can forward on. If the gift is digital, I will need the email you use with DriveThruRPG. Day 2 of OSR Christmas will go up tomorrow :)

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LotFP Book "She Bleeds" Allegedly Destroyed by Warehouse over Subject Matter




Destroying books is never a good thing. Destroying books over subject matter? Even less.

She Bleeds was a Gen Con exclusive if I recall correctly. It seems to be even more exclusive now.

Now, my questions are - who owned the books when they were destroyed? Was it Raggi? Was it a distributor? Were they destroyed because they were unsold exclusives?

I suspect there is more to this story then meets the eye.

edit: latest from Elizabeth:
First off, thanks everyone so much for the support. The support and kind words makes me very proud to be part of the rpg community. Lots of people have been asking about the name of the warehouse - at this moment I don't know the name and am speaking to my publisher about this. If I do get a name (and can share it) I will with the people who asked. However, I'm tempering this decision with the fact that I don't want the person who reported this to get in trouble and also want to make sure I know all the facts before acting. Thanks for your understanding
edit: podcast follow up:

https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/E201---Zero-or-More-Copies-of-She-Bleeds-are-Allegedly-Destroyed---But-No-Details-as-to-By-Who-e2me5f

edit to the edit: Raggi Follow Up:



Sunday, December 2, 2018

Unofficial Tavern Face-to-Face Hangout with JoeTheLawyer results in "The Not So Wondrous Tavern Chat Episode One" ;)


We had an unofficial Tavern Face-to-Face Hangout earlier today, which kicked off at the Compleat Strategist in Manhatten and followed up with brunch at the Faile Pub.

JoeTheLawyer, Judd Karlman (podcaster, blogger and RPG writer) Rach (my lovely wife) and I recorded the episode you'll find linked below over some fine pints of cider and beer. The waitstaff was on point (and can be heard on occasions making sure our glasses were properly filled).

Joe and I would like to do a similar type of gathering every few months. Kind of a "face to face" meeting of the local NYC area community.

We had a great time and we hope that shows in the episode.

Link:  https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/E200---The-Not-So-Wondrous-Tavern-Chat-Episode-One--With-Special-Guest-JoeTheLawyer-e2m7qf




Late Reminder - RPG Breakfast Club - This Morning - 10 AM Eastern

Yeah, I know the reminder should have gone up yesterday. I'm a bit distracted, what with my kid driving to Salt Lake City this weekend to take a new position with his employer. He arrived in Omaha around 330 in the morning. Did I mention I'm also very tired? Heh.

Here's this morning's RPG Breakfast Club lineup:



Here's the link for this mornings show on the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server:

https://discord.gg/9rGGfq

I'm heading into Manhattan this morning to meet up with JoeTheLawyer at the Complete Strategist at noon. Prepared to roll random encounters ;)


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