I have no wisdom to share. Nothing to say that will lessen the pain for family and friends.


Stewart Wieck has Passed (White Wolf)

Fri 23 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Stewart was 49, ate right, exercised, a specimen of good health... it's all just.. stunning that he could possibly, suddenly be gone. 

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State of The Tavern Keeper - Just Call Me Butters

Fri 23 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Today commenced with Uncle Duties at 1030 AM - last day of Kindergarten. Uncle duties today included teaching the spelling of words such as Dungeons, Dragons, Agony, Sword, Knight, Magic, Spell, Bow, Arrow and the like - she's choosing the words, so she's in tune for sure.

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State of The Tavern - No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service (yeah, posting basic guidelines)

Thu 22 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

We've had some lively discussions the past few days here at The Tavern and I couldn't be more pleased. The comments, by and large, were thoughtful and the topics were thought provoking. There were some hiccups, and as such I find myself in a position where I either ...

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What the Hell is Going On with the New Vampire Game? Pedophilia this Time?

Wed 21 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Well, the second one I think is actually referring to a vampire that has only been a vampire for a few years so (usually, given most vampire courts' distaste for embracing children) they will actually be adult humans but young vampires. I don't think you can conflate the two ...

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Gaming - The Ties That Bind

Wed 21 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I may not be OSR Jesus (really, I'm not) but in some ways I've become a pastor (I get the darnedest IMs) for some in the community. I've even been ordained on the internet (don't tell my priest - besides, Rach spilled those beans years ago)

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Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight 9PM Eastern- Chat Now or Chat Not!

Wed 21 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Hear about the $3,100 estimate for the "minor" rear ending this past Saturday.

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Time for a Monday Morning Tavern Update - Interviews, Content and Sales - Oh My!

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern
  • I was interviewed by +Erik Jensen yesterday afternoon. I assume he'll be posting it on his G+ feed tonight. I'll be sharing it as a post later today. Come for the drama! Stay for the beer! ;) - I'm going to be ass deep in content creation the next ...
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I Was Interviewed By Erik Jensen - The Crate, SWL, Press Releases and More - Come for the Drama, Stay for the Beer :)

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I Was Interviewed By Erik Jensen - The Crate, SWL, Press Releases and More - Come for the Drama, Stay for the Beer :) So, Sunday afternoon I was interviewed by +Erik Jensen . Not to give away any spoilers, but the press release for the Tenkar's Tavern Crate ruffled some feathers. Having ...

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Putting Together a List of "Old School Gaming Friendly" Conventions and I Need YOUR Help!

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Remember, we can't call you, so you have to call us...Wait, that was Apex Tech.I'm looking to put together a list of Old School Gaming Friendly Conventions. Big, small, regional or what not.Some of you have already been sending in suggestions, but please, repost them ...

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Some Further Thoughts on Why I see the OSR in General as "Underserved"

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Now, if you firmly have your feet set in the DIY (do it yourself) corner of the OSR that very well might be true. Because really, what do you need besides some random tables and some time? More time than many of us have but time none the less. However ...

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Bundle of Holding - Fat Dragon +2

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I've 'known' Tom since my days at the Troll Lord Games message boards began sometime in 2005. He's a good guy and makes great product. My only regret is that I don't use his terrain as much as I would like or else I would possess more ...

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Old School Gaming Friendly Conventions - Updated June 2017

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Alright, I think we have enough conventions submitted to let the post go live. The idea is that we will put up a new post the first week of each month, adding and subtracting as needs are. If you know of conventions that are Old School Friendly, add them as ...

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Geek Chic is Deceased - No Tables for You!

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

It is not the price that is charged, yes they are over priced, but in the custom furniture business it is all about the cost to produce those pieces and how efficient you can be at it. GC had 50 employees but still had a 7 month production time. That ...

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#ConManKen Claims "Self Inflicted Alzheimer's"

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Not to belittle a possible health scare for #ConManKen, but we all knew SOME event was going to occur before August that would be an excuse not to fulfill ANY of his Kickstarter projects.

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Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight, 9 PM Eastern

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Fair warning - I will probably be late tonight to the chat. Rach is prepping for an audit later thus week and I'll be picking her up from work. You hardly need me anyways, the community runs itself ;)

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Free RPG Day is This Saturday - What Are You Looking to Snag?

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Most interested in Syrinscape, Starfinder, and DCC in that order. Paizo usually releases the PDF for free and usually have other copies around for sale for $5 eventually down the road (at least they did for the previous Pathfinder offerings). I was looking forward to this but when I got ...

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RPGNow Deal of the Day - Sword of Air (Swords & Wizardry)

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern
  1. The Hel’s Temple Dungeon—kind of like Tomb of Horrors on crack. This six-level, trap-and-puzzle infested dungeon formed the basis of Bill's game through his high school and college years. Clark Peterson’s very own Bannor the Paladin spent several real life months in the place, and, sadly ...
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ConManKen - 1/10th the Popularity of a Deceased GameTable Making Company

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

When you only see the world Black and White, I can see how you belive the bullshit you feed other people. You sir, do know the the options I had to choose from in the last two years, so pleae, keep judge me on your limited knowlege and make random ...

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Deal of the Day - Apes Victorious (Goblinoid Games)

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

It's very nice - sadly I paid full price for print copy couple weeks back...

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Is the Gygax Memorial Fund Deleting Posts from their Facebook Feed? Audit Post Gone Missing

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

While I understand some of the ire currently directed at Gail Gygax, there has also been a large, vocal, cadre of shitty people cheering for her to fail ever since Gary passed away (well before there was any reason for such behavior other than people being complete assholes). I remember ...

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Swords & Wizardry Light Setting - The Misplaced Lands - Part 1

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I worked on this map last summer and then put it aside as Swords & Wizardry Light took on a life of its own. I am revisiting it now. There is no set scale. Scale can be set by determining the number of days to travel from the Imperial City of ...

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Free Commercial Stock Photos - Pexels

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

If you create adventures or gaming material, for your home group or as a self publisher, you need to bookmark

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Kickstarter - Dungeon of Doom: Handcrafted Game Terrain by Dwarven Forge

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I have the same storage problem with my existing Dwarven Forge stuff. :-( The price for some of the cooler looking parts is pretty high too. I'm going to try to resist. We'll see how that goes.

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Bill Webb Has Left the Country - Frogs Are Running Amok Sale - Deep Discounts!

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Yep, Bill, Krista and the tadpoles have left the country for a vacation abroad and they've left the other Frogs in charge of the company.

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FBI Via FOIA Request Releases "Gygax Files" (Delta's D&D Hotspot Blog)

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I don't go to

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Kickstarter - Far West - Far-gotten and Likely Never to Be

Mon 19 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

On May 1st, Gareth updated on the

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What's in the Swords & Wizardry Light "Pipe" from The Tavern Master?

Thu 08 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I've almost caught up from last week. I've sent contact info of publishers onto those that will be doing fulfillment on the Tenkar's Tavern Crate. I now need to reach out to all that expressed interest in being part of the Crate and let them know where ...

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There is an Article on ENWorld About the Need for More Gaming Conventions (but that's not the part I'll be talking about)

Thu 08 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

However, that doesn't mean that a local or regional convention couldn't grow up into these facilities to be something equivalent to Origins Game Fair. According to their Wikipedia page, Origins had an attendance of 15,938 in 2015. Honestly, that isn't that high of a bar for ...

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Reminders - Tavern Chat Tonight 9 PM Eastern - Tenkar's Tavern OSR Crate Sign Ups for July Delivery Close June 12th

Wed 07 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Its Wednesday, so that means Tavern Chat at 9 PM Eastern. I know I missed last week due to NTRPG Con (the Con of Cons if you are OSR in your leanings) I'll be here tonight. I will discuss stuff that although not "secret" is certainly not on the ...

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ConManKen - Four Hours of "Uhmmms" and "Uhhhs" for Your Entertainment

Wed 07 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

So I will have to pass on an actual count and go with "Way to 'lots and lots'".

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ConManKen Records Yet Another Commercial - Can You Say "Uhm" Multiple Times in a Minute?

Tue 06 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Hold the presses. World famous scam artist / bit actor

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Far West - When a Podcast Interview is Slanted at a Right Angle, They Must be Interviewing Gareth

Tue 06 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Wow. What shit. What slant. What purposeful ignoring of facts. Surprisingly, I'm not even talking about Gareth (as always though, still full of excuses).

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For Those Waiting on Swords & Wizardry Continual Light and Torchlight, My Best Guesses for Release

Tue 06 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

NTRPG Con is the "Con of Cons" for OSR gamers, and although I talked with a huge amount of people over many topics, one thing came up repeatedly: I believe both Frog God Games and the Bad Mike ran out of the 4 page rules folders. I do know that ...

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NTRPG Con - What Light at Yonder Table Be? Swords & Wizardry I See

Mon 05 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

We had the full seven that signed up and one standby that we added. Explaining the rules, generating characters, answering some rules questions and the like took about 15 minutes - then we were "in game". They were a very focused group with good tactics and excellent "out of the box ...

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NTRPG Con - Basix Bells Shattered the Norns

Mon 05 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

A few of today's con acquisitions:

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NTRPG Con - We Followed a Skeeter into Rappan Athuk

Mon 05 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Last night, after running my second session of Beneath the Battered Dwarf Tavern for Swords & Wizardry Light (went very well and as before had an extra player show up) it was time to venture into Rappan Athuk using Swords & Wizardry Complete with Skeeter Green as out DM. There was some ...

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NTRPG Con - Upcoming Kickstarters

Mon 05 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

It has been said that NTRPG Con is the place where deals are made and handshakes are exchanged. This year is no different - or maybe it is - I think that more handshakes have happened this year then the two years prior. Maybe I'm just better positioned to listen this ...

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NTRPG - The Frog God is a Kind and Benevolent God. No! Really!

Mon 05 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

The Frog God is a kind and benevolent god. Do NOT believe the rumors as they are from the unbelievers and their word can not be trusted.

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NTRPG Con - Silent Auction - Deities & Demigods - Signed with Cthulhu & Melnibonean

Mon 05 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I nearly missed the silent auction. I didn't find it until about 130 in the morning. Then I found the above. It didn't even mention it was signed.

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NTRPG Con - There and Back Again - and Better than EVER!

Mon 05 June 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Rach and i arrived home earlier today. Unlike the flights that were canceled last night for others, our noon flight to LGA was delayed all but 10 minutes and still arrived on time. I am glad to be home but I'm already making plans for next year's

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