Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 108 - Making Morale Checks - Real Life & In Game

September is here. It marks the anniversary of a number of real-life events as well as the impending end to summer.
Its the first day of September, which means its the anniversary of the Invasion of Poland. Pete Spahn has put WWII: Operation White Box at PWYW pricing to commemorate. It also means the anniversary of 9-11 is sneaking up, and I use it as an example of a real-life moral check as well as how to use it as an example of how to adjust moral checks in game.
Link to Episode 108https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-108---Making-Moral-Checks---Real-Life--In-Game-e24li0

Link to Operation White Box -
www.rpgnow.com/product/251318/OWB001-WWII-Operation-WhiteBox-FREE?affiliate_id=1446 (affiliate link)
Yep, that there is an affiliate link. Affiliate links keep The Tavern's beer cold :) 

Friday, August 31, 2018

WWII Operation Whitebox is now PWYW - Its Time to Go to War

Here's the announcement:

September 1st, 1939. Nazi Germany invades Poland. Adolf Hitler claims the invasion is in response to Polish aggression. Poland’s army is unprepared for the ferocity of the German blitzkrieg and surrenders in less than a month. World War II has begun!

Now you can reenact these events from the safety of your own gaming table---for FREE! WWII: Operation WhiteBox™ puts your characters in the role of special forces operatives undertaking covert missions behind enemy lines.

Download WWII: Operation WhiteBox™ for FREE and get right into the action. It’s your war now! 

Fast forward to 1944 with our D-Day Bundle and get six (6) action-packed missions for one low price. This bundle features the newly released Bustle in Your Hedgerow mission set in France. Written by Alasdair Cunningham with maps by Morne Schaap, Bustle in Your Hedgerow is a support mission designed for  WWII: Operation WhiteBox™. Parachute into Normandy on D-Day, take out a German artillery battery, and rescue fellow paratroopers from a Nazi-occupied village!

Bustle in Your Hedgerow is the perfect way to kick off a D-Day campaign. Check it out now. It's Berlin or Bust!

Yep, those are affiliate links above. Keep your Tavern Keep in cold beer by using The Tavern's affiliate links.

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 107 - Of Dogs, Men and Critical Fumbles

Psst! I've got this here guard dog to sell you. Only used my a little ole' lady on Sunday's to protect her home when she went to church. One time cost. Will work for leftovers...
Recorded on the back porch in The Poconos. I talk about the benefits of using dogs over henchmen for low-level PCs as well as critical fumbles.
Link to Episode 107https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-107---Of-Dogs--Men-and-Critical-Fumbles-e24hre

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

UPDATE! - Sale - Swords & Wizardry - Frog God Games - Select Titles 50% off in Print (includes free PDF) (Stacks with FGG 30% Humble Bundle Coupon)

Frog God Games is running a 50% off sale on select Swords & Wizardry titles. The three titles are the Swords & Wizardry Complete Rules book (3rd printing), Razor Coast and The Blight.
Take a look at the new website and enjoy 50% off all three of these great Swords & Wizardry titles!! Sale through September 5th !! (Fifth Edition? Your sale is next week).
Frog God Websitehttps://froggodgames.com/frogs/

Use coupon code SW-Humble-2 at checkout.


Grab the Frog God Games Pathfinder Humble Bundle for as little as a buck, get a stackable 30% Coupon - for a total of 65% off the above products. (30% is off of 50% - thus 65% off)

Note - purchases made via The Tavern's Humble Bundle affiliate links return a percentage to The Tavern.

Of course, I won all of the above ;)

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 106 - Some Critical Thoughts on Critical Hits

Critical hits. Love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion about them. Today, you get to hear my words on the topic ;)
Critical hits are something I've always loved and hated as a player of RPGs. Today, I explain why that is.
Link to Episode 106 - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-106---Some-Critical-Thoughts-on-Critical-Hits-e24b0s

Link to the Digital Tabletop Humble Bundlehttps://www.humblebundle.com/games/digital-tabletop-bundle?partner=tenkar (affiliate link)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern

Yep, its a Wednesday Night (and the last Wednesday Night before the end of August)

Join us in Tavern Chat, tonight at 9 PM Eastern.

While most of the activity takes place in the Open Bar voice channel, you don't need a mic to listen. Heck, we even have an accompanying text channel.

The link to join the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server is:


Humble Bundle - Pathfinder 2018 (Frog God Games)

Sure, the Humble Bundle Pathfinder 2018 from Frog God Games is, sadly, Pathfinder, but for the 15 bucks (or less) converting to Swords & Wizardry of D&D 5e is well worth your time.

Stoneheart Valley rocks. One Night Stands is a great selection of adventures.

Northland Saga is a sweet Viking Campaign.

Tome of Horrors Complete. Bard's Gate Complete. The Sword of Air. THIS is the sweet point. 15 bucks and a few hours to convert. Or convert on the fly. Its what I do ;)

What other Humble Bundles might tempt you?

LotR / One Ring RPG

Digital Tabletop (Talisman and more for Windows / OSX)

Torchwood Audio Books

The above include affiliate links. Tavern Keeper needs cold beer, badly. 96 degrees here in NYC after at 430 PM...

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 105 - How Unique are Your Magic Items?

Tired of that same old +1 sword? Know what Boots of Elvenkind do before you even slip them on? Tell your DM that they need to create some unique magic items for your game...
The most memorable magic items your players' characters will find in their travels are the ones the players haven't seen before. Unique and useful magic items will stay with the characters even as they grow in level.
Link to Episode 105 - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-105---How-Unique-are-Your-Magic-Items-e2443m

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Humble Bundle - Digital Tabletop (Talisman and more for Windows / OSX)

There is a new Humble Bundle up that may interest The Tavern's readers. The Digital Tabletop Bundle includes some classic games like Talisman :)

One buck gets you Ticket to Ride and some other games. For a buck its worth it for Ticket to Ride alone.

The sweet spot, in my opinion, is about six bucks. Carcassonne, Talisman with expansions, Pathfinder Adventures and Sentinels Multiverse. Well worth it just for the core Talisman game.

This has been a fun Humble Bundle Month, with The LoTR / The One Ring RPG and Torchwood also in the mix.

The above include affiliate links. Tavern Keeper needs cold beer, badly. Still 89 degrees here in NYC after 10 PM...

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 104 - Kickstarter Roundup for August 28, 2018

Ah, sweet Tuesday. Kickstarter Day at The Tavern Chat Podcast ;)
Time to dig into some Kickstarters! Dungeons of Doom V: Law Vs Chaos, Modular Dungeon Rooms, TROIKA! RPG: Numinous Edition, Create Your Own Fantasy RPG Adventure - RPG Resources Books, and a shout out to The LotR Humble Bundle 
Link to Episode 104 - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-104---Kickstarter-Roundup-for-August-28--2018-e23r33

Links to the Kickstarters:




(Free Edition - try before you buy - https://www.rpgnow.com//product/199604/Troika--Free-Artless-Edition&affiliate_id=1446 )



Monday, August 27, 2018

Bundle of Holding - Beasts & Barbarians: Steel Edition (Savage Worlds)

I've heard good things about Beasts & Barbarians (for Savage Worlds). This might be my opportunity to try out the setting. Then again, I just snagged The One Ring / LotR Humble Bundle. So much to read, so little time ;)
Hero! Conjure the pulp fantasy of the 1930s with the tabletop roleplaying campaign setting Beasts & Barbarians from GRAmel Publishing that uses the fast-furious-fun Savage Worlds game rules from Pinnacle Entertainment. With our bargain-priced Beasts & Barbarians Bundle you'll channel the vintage spirit of Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, and Fritz Leiber for adventures of iron-thewed heroism, sanity-twisting sorcery, and base treachery. Venture into ancient ruins to battle pre-human beastmen -- fight in the sun-scorched arenas of Faberterra to appease the crowds of the decadent Iron Empire -- and stop mad sorcerers from invoking demons in temples older than humankind. 
For just US$12.95 you get all seven titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $68) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete full-color 2017 Beasts & Barbarians Steel Edition (the 144-page Player's Guide, the 144-page Game Master Guide, and the Heroes of the Dominions collection of pregenerated player characters); the Beasts of the Dominions bestiary; the introductory adventure Soul in the Water; Steel Edition Figure Flats print-and-fold character standups; and the Game Master Screen. (We also include the free Savage Worlds Test Drive introductory rules.) 
And if you pay more than the threshold price of $25.10, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $70, including three location sourcebooks (Dark Places of the Dominions, Jalizar - City of Thieves, and Tricarnia - Land of Princes and Demons); three character supplements (Gladiators of the Dominions, Pirates of the Dominions, and Tattered Banners - Bandit Lords and Mercenary Captains); and the full-length Steel Edition adventure Enyia's Song.

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 103 - Wanna Work on Cards Against Humanity?

Sometimes the planned episode becomes something completely different...
I was on, of all places, a police forum when I found a link to apply to write for Cards against humanity. I give you the pitch and a link: submissions.cardsagainsthumanity.com/
Link to Episode 103https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-103---Wanna-Work-on-Cards-Against-Humanity-e23o4f

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode 102 - Can Eldritch Tales Bring Insanity to All?

Joe Salvador really put together an amazing ruleset for Mythos Roleplaying building off of Swords & Wizardry White Box. Now I may just need to reverse engineer it to steal ideas for a more (or less) traditional fantasy campaign ;)
I've really been enjoying the time I've spent so far reading Joe Salvador's Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing. It's inspired me to think of ways to bring the game's insanity rules and class skills to both fantasy and sci-fi themed OSR rules. I may be insane myself? ;)
Link to Episode 102 - https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-102---Can-Eldritch-Tales-Bring-Insanity-to-All-e23jqu

Link to Eldritch Tales - https://www.rpgnow.com/product/250356/Eldritch-Tales-Lovecraftian-White-Box-RolePlaying&affiliate_id=1446 (affiliate link)

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