Saturday, January 8, 2022

Upcoming Reviews at The Tavern - RuneQuest Starter Set, Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, GiantLands and More


I've stepped away from doing reviews over the past few years, as I always felt conflicted about doing reviews for products that I could financially benefit from via affiliate sales.

Over the past few months, I've picked up (or ordered in the case of GiantLands) a number of RPG products directly from the publisher. Good or bad, the best deals for these products likely will be directly from the publisher (as the price will often include PDFs for instant gratification (GiantLands is an exception - no PDF).

I want to start delving through these acquisitions with a critical eye. The first will likely be the RuneQuest Starter Set, which is looking really good to my initial eyes.

More in the next few days :)

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Far West Kickstarter - Promised to Deliver SOMETHING Prior to the End of 2021 - "Delayed" Again

Gareth is, if nothing else, reliable in his unreliableness.

2021 was going to be the year, and Gareth was promising Far West, in whatever form it was, by the end of 2021.

So, guess what happened before the end of 2021?

Announced at, of all places, Gareth's "safe space", Twitter.

Promises from Gareth are as valuable as Iraqi dollars. They are a curiosity at most. Worthless for all purposes.

Looking for a list of ALL 77 missed Far West Completion Dates?

https://www.mutedhorn.net/far-west-delivery-estimates



Thursday, January 6, 2022

OSR Christmas - Day 13 - Three Kings Day Extravaganza! (and awarding Day 12 gifts)

Holy Christmas! I can't believe we are actually here. OSR Christmas Day 13, Three Kings Day!

Today is a HUGE day. Lots of Gifts. And to be honest, I may have forgotten one or two with the Omicron brain fog. So, if you are donating for OSR Christmas, and I've missed something, PLEASE PM me on Facebook or email me and I'll add it to the list of gifts.

But first, we need to gift the gifts from OSR Christmas Day 12:

Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures is giving away Volumes IV through IX of Arduin (six books!), in print, to one lucky gift receiver (US ONLY for this package)

Mickey G!

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North Texas RPG Convention Mystery Gift Bundle (US Only - direct from the NTRPG Warehouse)

Tom Cleaveland

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 DCC "Perils of the Sunken City" PDF (anywhere in the world)

Mark Goetzinger

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Torchlight Issue #1 - Print (Limited Print Run - Signed by Tenkar if Requested - US Only)

dogrodeo

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 ONE $10 DTRPG Gift Certificate to one non-US commenter.

IL

Now, on to OSR Christmas Day 13!

Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures is giving away One of Nearly Everything Arduin, in print, to one lucky gift receiver (US ONLY for this package) This is THE ARDUIN PACKAGE!

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Frog God Games Gift Bundle - Stoneheart Value and 4 Modules for Swords & Wizardry (US Only - direct from the NTRPG Warehouse)

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 DCC "Perils of the Sunken City" PDF (anywhere in the world)

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FloofQuest in Print by Lloyd Metcalf (US Only - Shipped by Tenkar, so figure in COVID delay ;)

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Torchlight Issue #1 - Print (Limited Print Run - Signed by Tenkar if Requested - US Only)

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 ONE $10 DTRPG Gift Certificate to one non-US commenter.

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One $25 DTRPG Gift Certificate - Anywhere

Comment below, indicating if you are within the US or outside the US (sadly, it matters for certain things that are shipped) by 9 PM Eastern, Thursday, January 13th, 2022 to be considered for a gift.

Yes, a full week to enter.

Seriously, thanks to all, the gifters and commenters both, for making this the best OSR Christmas ever.


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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Bundle of Holding - The Expanse RPG & Modern AGE

The Expanse on Amazon Prime is wrapping up its final season, and damn what a wonderful ride it has been. So, it's no surprise that Bundle of Holding has relaunched The Expanse RPG and Modern AGE Bundle of Holding.

Now, you should note that although The Expanse RPG takes the first position in this offering's title, you'll need to kick in at the higher LEVEL UP pricing to get The Expanse Material (currently nearly 31 bucks).

There's talk in my Monday group about running an Expanse game arc next month. Exciting times :)


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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

OSR Christmas Day 12 - Who Knew There Would be 13 Days of OSR Christmas this Time? (and gifting OSR Christmas Day 11)

For those following at home, Rach and I started coming down with Omicron symptoms last Wednesday, and Rach tested positive last Thursday. The worst has been the brain fog. It cleared for a few hours late yesterday afternoon, but returned last night. I HAVE NOT looked at/read/forwarded ANY emails since, and likely will not until it clears again.

Thankfully I used the hours of clarity to clear out a huge backlog of OSR Christmas emailed gift claims. 

If you claimed a gift from OSR Christmas Day 10 or before and don't hear anything in the next 5 days or so, email me again. I'm currently a bit addled ;)

Now I need to truly focus and award the gifts for OSR Christmas Day 11.

Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures is giving away Volumes IV through IX of Arduin (six books!), in print, to one lucky gift receiver (US ONLY for this package)

Tim Baker

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 DCC "Perils of the Sunken City" PDF (anywhere in the world)

sevenbastard

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Torchlight Issue #1 - Print (Limited Print Run - Signed by Tenkar if Requested - US Only)

Doug

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 ONE $10 DTRPG Gift Certificate to one non-US commenter.

Dave Thompson

Note, the above need to email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing with OSR Christmas Day 11 in the subject and the gift you are claiming in the body of the email. Anything that will help my brain fogged mind ;)

Addendum - Torchlight mailings are likely delayed due to brain fog and quarantining. 

Now, on to the gifting for OSR Christmas Day 12!

Woot!

Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures is giving away Volumes IV through IX of Arduin (six books!), in print, to one lucky gift receiver (US ONLY for this package)

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North Texas RPG Convention Mystery Gift Bundle (US Only - direct from the NTRPG Warehouse)

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 DCC "Perils of the Sunken City" PDF (anywhere in the world)

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Torchlight Issue #1 - Print (Limited Print Run - Signed by Tenkar if Requested - US Only)

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 ONE $10 DTRPG Gift Certificate to one non-US commenter.

Comment below, indicating if you are within the US or outside the US (sadly, it matters for certain things that are shipped) by 9 PM Eastern, Thursday, January 6th, 2022 to be considered for a gift.


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Monday, January 3, 2022

OSR Christmas Day 11 - Screw Covid & Awarding Day 10 Gifts!



For those following at home, Rach and I started coming down with Omicron symptoms last Wednesday, and Rach tested positive last Thursday. The worst has been the brain fog, which lifted late this afternoon, but seems to be returning as I type this.

Thankfully I used the hours of clarity to clear out a huge backlog of OSR Christmas emailed gift claims. 

If you claimed a gift from OSR Christmas Day 9 or before and don't hear anything in the next 48 hours or so, email me again. I'm currently a bit addled ;)

Now I need to truly focus and award the gifts for OSR Christmas Day 10.

Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures is giving away Volumes IV through IX of Arduin (six books!), in print, to one lucky gift receiver (US ONLY for this package)

Jim Yoder

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 DCC "Perils of the Sunken City" PDF (anywhere in the world)

latron

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Torchlight Issue #1 - Print (Limited Print Run - Signed by Tenkar if Requested - US Only)

Vance A

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 ONE $10 DTRPG Gift Certificate to one non-US commenter.

macloud

Note, the above need to email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing with OSR Christmas Day 10 in the subject and the gift you are claiming in the body of the email. Anything that will help my brain fogged mind ;)

Addendum - Torchlight mailings are likely delayed due to brain fog and quarantining. 

Now, on to the gifting for OSR Christmas Day 11!

Woot!

(Day 11 looks much like Day 10 ;)

Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures is giving away Volumes IV through IX of Arduin (six books!), in print, to one lucky gift receiver (US ONLY for this package)

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 DCC "Perils of the Sunken City" PDF (anywhere in the world)

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Torchlight Issue #1 - Print (Limited Print Run - Signed by Tenkar if Requested - US Only)

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 ONE $10 DTRPG Gift Certificate to one non-US commenter.

Comment below, indicating if you are within the US or outside the US (sadly, it matters for certain things that are shipped) by 9 PM Eastern, Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 to be considered for a gift.

Yes, it is a quick turn around, but Days 12 and 13 are coming up and you don't want to miss out :)

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Looking for Some FLGS's

Looking for Some FLGS's
Today I'm travelling for work and I'd normally pre-load a post or ask Erik to cover, but he's sick and since it's been more than a year since I've traveled (thanks Covid!) my ability to properly prep/manage my pre-trip time socks more than it should.

The great thing about travelling, gaming-wise, is that I get the chance to (hopefully) find some new game stores. My last trip I mentioned a cool couple of finds, one in Kansas City KS, and the other in Ames IA.

I've been to this location a few times before and there is a cool hole-in-the-wall store I like to drop by, but I'm hoping I get a chance to branch out a bit more.

The thing is, and this is something I really should bug Erik about, is that we need our own (managed) listing of Favorite Local Game Stores (FLGS). Probably something to go along with a convention listing. I've found some gems in my travels, but really only by dumb luck. I've always wondered how many great stores (and finds within!) I've just driven past. A couple of years ago I spent almost a month in Florida and I didn't find diddly-squat.....but I bet there was a great store I just couldn't locate.

I really miss the days of ads in the back of Dragon Magazine.....but those days I didn't travel very much.

I know there might be some listing to be had somewhere.....anyone care to share some links?

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