Tuesday, August 14, 2018

State of The Tavern - Hitting New Heights with Your Help

The last seven days have been pretty damn great across all aspects of The Tavern. That's kind of hard for me to even say, as when I kicked off the blog nine years ago, I never imagined how much more it would become.

In the last seven days, the Tenkars Tavern Discord Server, a place for 24/7 gaming chat, has added 68 members, putting us at 824 members. Simply stunning.

During those last seven days, we've added 45 members to the Tenkar's Tavern Facebook Group. We are now knocking on 2,200 members. It is a very active community, becoming even more so as it grows.

The Tenkar's Tavern Blog (where you are right now) has an Alexa Ranking of 358k worldwide (lower is better). This is The Tavern's best traffic position. Ever.

Finally, The Tavern Chat Podcast is averaging over 200 downloads per day (yesterday was an all-time high of 567 downloads). To say that I'm thrilled at the reception that the daily podcast has gained would be an understatement.

Did I mention that Swords & Wizardry Continual Light received 4.5* from Endzeitgeist? Woot!

This is the community we are building. This is the strength of a Neutral Ground.

How can you support? Post and comment in The Tavern's Facebook Group. Log into The Tavern's Discord Server. Send a voicemail to The Tavern Chat Podcast. Comment here, on the blog. Maybe pitch me the idea of a blog post you would like to share. Remember, its all better with your participation. Not just for you, but for all of us.

If you can support financially, its definitely appreciated, but I'd do all this all anyhow, without financial support. With your support, I hope to do more for you. For us.

For now and the immediate future, this is my job, and I couldn't be happier.

If you are a fan of The Tavern Chat Podcast, for about the price of a can of coke a month at your local deli, you can be a supporter. On the Patreon side, the price is that of a 20oz bottle of soda. Or do what you are already doing and shop RPGNow and Amazon using The Tavern's affiliate links. It helps more than you know.

Again, thank you. All of you. Its been an amazing ride and I have no intention of stepping off anytime soon ;)

The above includes affiliate links. Using The Tavern's affiliate links help keep your bartender employed. Or is it that it keeps me from seeking employment :)


  1. Sorry, but what's a 'discord server'?

    1. Discord is the host of a series of servers for Voice and Text Chat. The Tavern's Discord Server has a section for Frog God Games and channels dedicated to other third party publishers and content creators.

      I host a voice chat every Wednesday night that is attended by by members of the OSR community.

      Text chat happens 24/7

  2. Very awesome and much deserved! Out of curiousity, how many downloads of the Gazetteer currently?

    1. Wow! 530 Downloads!


    2. Nice. :) I was excited when I saw someone asking about it on reddit.


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