Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 - A Tavern Keeper's Review of the Past Year

2014 certainly had it's highs and lows. From a personal POV, losing both one of my Detectives to cancer and the family dog to a brain tumor early in 2014 didn't give much of a high note. It really did start out as a crappy year. It hasn't ended much better with the assassinations of two of my fellow officers just days before Christmas. So on that level, 2014 has been a fairly crappy year.

On the gaming front, 2014 has been fairly good. 5e has finally released and appears playable to my eyes (but not to the point that I'd put aside S&W or DCC.) On the Kickstarter front, Dwimmermount finally released in a usable format. Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls has not. Metamorphosis Alpha, the deluxe Reprint funded in April of 2014 and arrived in December. The Metamorphosis Alpha Roleplaying Game funded in April of 2012 and still hasn't shipped. Then again, there were all those Kickstarters that entertained the crap out of us. Cardboard gaming tables for the win (go to the link - watch the video - it never gets old for me ;)

Podcast-wise, Tenkar & the Badger is awaiting a reboot while The Brainstorm is about to release it's 27th episode on January 2. Yes, I started the year listening to podcasts and ended the year co-hosting two of them.

I really appreciate everyone's patience, especially as the 12 Days of OSR Christmas slowly slip into 2015. We will get the next 4 days out. Trust me. It's just that 2014 was "that kind of a year" from beginning to end.

Thank you for reading this small blog. Those that listen to the podcasts, thank you for listening. Thank you for being part of the community. I really do appreciate it :)


  1. Thanks for all the hard work you do, Tenkar. And I'm very, very sorry for those you lost and for their families.

  2. I've only recently returned to P&P gaming, and your site has been an indispensable resource for getting a sense of the community, and what's happening in OSR gaming more generally. I very much appreciate the effort, and look forward to more of Tenkar and the Badger - I've really enjoyed what I heard so far.
    Here's hoping for a happy and productive 2015, with non of the personal unpleasantness that bedeviled you this last year.

  3. Happy New Year!...and thanks for this blog...it's what pushed me back into RPG's.

  4. Love the blog.

    FYI the cardboard table KS'er relaunched and funded! LOL!


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