I got this forwarded to me last week and it was a fairly busy week of posting, so it kept sliding back. But then the thought occurred to me: "What if one of the Tavern's readers were to miss out on this amazing opportunity because I failed to share it! They could miss out on the job of their lifetime and I'd be at fault." So, here it is - with commentary!


Bundle of Holding - The 20th Anniversary edition of the WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE

Mon 28 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Summary unavailable.

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Inkwell Designs - Creature Decks for 0e / 1e - On Sale

Mon 28 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

So, I was speaking with +Joe Wetzel over the weekend. Joe is the man behind Inkwell Designs. In addition to some amazing mapping software, Joe does card decks to support RPG Campaigns. Last week he put on sale his SideQuest Decks and the response was damn good. Now, I have ...

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Discord Thoughts - An OSR Online Con - Dare I Say? TenKon!

Sun 27 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Spread the word on this post, because if there is enough interest we'll get the ball running.

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Deal of the Day - Gary Gygax's Necropolis (Necromancer Games)

Sun 27 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Necropolis is also a campaign sourcebook, detailing the lands of Khemit, new classes and prestige classes, new spells and more than 60 monsters unique to the desert lands. This book also details over 50 new gods and new cleric domains, allowing DMs to run extended campaigns in the desert kingdom. 

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Anyone Know Where Charlie Mason Is?

Sun 27 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

We're almost a week later, so it's about 11 weeks since Charlie Mason was seen on G plus. Members of the community have grown concerned over his absence (and I've fielded a few inquiries over the last week.)

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Deal of the Day - KOBOLD Guide to Plots & Campaigns (Winner 2017 ENnies Silver for Best Aid)

Sat 26 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Kobold Guide to Plots & Campaigns shows how to begin a new campaign, use published adventures or loot them for the best ideas, build toward cliffhangers, and design a game that can enthrall your players for month or even years. Want to run an evil campaign, or hurl the characters into ...

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WotC Survey - Some Questions Apply to Us Grognards (Hint - Pick Greyhawk ;)

Sat 26 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Surveys are only as accurate as those that take the time to complete them - or some such.

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Bundle of Holding - Ars Magica 5

Fri 25 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I remember when I first came across Ars Magica. While the system didn't excite me the setting was awesome. A faux Europe where magi held the true power. My players didn't really like the idea of exchanging roles between adventures so we didn't get more than two ...

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State of The Tavern - Discord Meets Hero's Brew Equals Huge Distraction! Heh

Fri 25 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern
  • The Tavern's Discord server is a success. We've had over 60 Taverners sign in thus far and it only went live Wednesday night. There's even a widget on the right side of this very page to get you started. Join us and start your OSR pub crawl ...
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Deal of the Day - SideQuest Decks: Wilderness & Frontier Fantasy (1.98 PDF / 9.99 Print plus PDF)

Thu 24 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Inkwell Design

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Organized Discord at The Tavern - Adding Channels and Members, Oh My!

Thu 24 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Last night I announced the creation of the Tenkar's Live Chat Discord Server. Over the last 12 hours we've added nearly 30 members. We've added Voice Channels for pick up games, so if you normally use Google Hangouts or Skype for you game sessions you might want ...

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Experience some Discord at the Tenkar's Tavern Community Discord Channel

Wed 23 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

What is Discord? Its a voice and text chat service that is free. Voice is high quality and its the same service we use to record the Hero's Brew Podcast. We'll set some "official" times for some voice hangouts. Heck, some of these may even become podcastable ;)

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Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern - Lets Talk "Hero's Brew"

Wed 23 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Its Wednesday, which means tonight is a

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Dented & Dinged Sales at Troll Lord Games - C&C Player's Handbook 10 bucks and More

Wed 23 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

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Why iTunes and Google Play Music labeled The Hero's Brew Podcast "Explicit Content"

Wed 23 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Yep, the

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Matt Finch Breaks Down the OGL (YouTube)

Tue 22 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Thinking of publishing under the OGL? Well, none other than our very own +Matt Finch has a series of YouTube videos explaining the license for the common man. For example, someone like your bartender ;)Matt doesn't provide legal advice but her does break down legal definitions and the wording ...

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GoFundMe - Braille Printer for Visually Impaired Gamers

Tue 22 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I don't know why this hasn't been thought up by the RPG community in the past. The GoFundMe is to buy a braille printer to be able to supply converted RPG material AT COST to visually impaired gamers. I am attempting to raise $1,800 ($1,500 for ...

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Kickstarter - 28mm High Detail Pre-Painted Plastic Miniatures (what it says on the tin)

Tue 22 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

So, why am I highlighting the 28mm High Detail Pre-Painted Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter? A few reason and they all come down as lessons for others. Pre-painted minis is a damn good idea. I love minis and have neither the skill nor the time to paint them. Then why is this ...

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Hero's Brew Podcast - Now Available at Google Play Music! (I think that covers all)

Mon 21 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

It appears that the

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Hero's Brew Podcast - Now Available at iTunes! (Google Play is pending)

Mon 21 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Yep, iTunes just approved the

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Have You Ever used a Solar Eclipse as a Plot Device in an Adventure / Campaign?

Mon 21 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

So, with today's eclipse over parts of the Continental U.S. today, it got me thinking - "who among us has used a solar eclipse as a plot device in an adventure / campaign?"

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Hero's Brew Podcast - Episode #1 - The Trio Unleashed - IS LIVE!

Sun 20 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

We did it!

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Swords & Wizardry Light is Trending at #3 of the Hottest Small Press Releases

Sun 20 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

We're also #9 and #14... Anyhow, here are the links for SWL and the others:

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Announcement - Mark Rein-Hagen Joins Vampire 5e Dev Team

Sun 20 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

This was announced yesterday on the

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Victorious Bundle - Over 60 bucks Worth of Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind for 20 Bucks (Troll Lord Games)

Sat 19 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Hey all--it's Gen Con this weekend! We're not there, and if you're not either (or even if you are, we aren't bitter) then here's a little sale on Victorious product to hopefully help you feel a little better about it. Now through Sunday you can ...

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Swords & Wizardry Light lands at RPGNow - Let's Make it a Best Seller!

Sat 19 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Frog God Games has uploaded the Swords & Wizardry Light files for "sale" at RPGNow / DriveThruRPG. Note, the SWL products available for download are priced at PWYW. This is a necessity for sales ranking purposes. DO NOT pay for them! If you feel you must, drop a penny or a nickel ...

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Update - Gygax Memorial Find - A Plaque, T-Shirts and Pencils!?!

Fri 18 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Its Gen Con time, so news and updates as it trickles in. Gail Gygax presented Gen Con with a plaque celebrating its 50th show. I know, pics or it never happened ;) (note - screenshots are from Gail's FB page. I'm blocked so these shots were sent by another. As ...

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Another Gygax Memorial Fund Update - Alex Gygax Joins the Board of Directors of the GMF

Fri 18 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I'm putting this squarely in the "Holy Shit I did not see this coming!" category. I always saw the

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The Tavern's Facebook Community has Topped 1,700 Members

Fri 18 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

1,706 to be exact. Hitting 2k by the end of November is certainly within reach. That would mean 2k in 2 years.

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Starfinder - Sold Out at Gen Con - In Stock at Amazon

Thu 17 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Anyhow, if you are looking to snag a copy and either missed it at Gen Con OR like me, aren't at Gen Con, your FLGS should have it as well as Amazon. If you buy from your local FLGS, check the spine and binding - there have been reports of ...

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Matt Finch is Doing a Series of Youtube Videos About old School Gaming

Thu 17 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

If you haven't met and spoken with +Matt Finch face to face, his new YouTube series is a decent substitute. As I post this, Matt has three videos uploaded with more to come.

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OSR Deep Tracks - A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore (Greyhawk Grognard)

Thu 17 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I've been meaning to do this for a while - start an irregular series of posts about influential yet often overlooked releases in the OSR. This is THAT first post for

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Monstrosities, the S&W Monster Book - Back in Stock in Print - Just 20 Copies

Wed 16 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Run, don't walk to the Frog God Games Online Store if you want your chance to own a physical copy of the Monstrosities book for Swords & Wizardry. 50 bucks gets you a copy in Print and PDF, but only while stock remains. You can never have too many monsters ...

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State of The Tavern - InDesign - Livestream - Content - Oh My

Wed 16 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

So, I recently gave up on trying to learn from the official InDesign "textbook". Shit was all Greek to me. I never decided on a birthday gift from Rach last month, and remembering that +Zach Glazar had suggested Lynda.com for my InDesign lessons (not inexpensive), I decided on a ...

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Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM - and We Won't Talk About WEG Star Wars - Really ;)

Wed 16 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Tonight is a Wednesday Night, and that means the weekly

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Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition (West End Games Version)

Wed 16 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to return Star Wars: The Roleplaying to print as a collectible set of two high-quality, hardbound books presented in a stylized slipcase. You'll find all the original game materials—just as playable as ever—and they're presented with the same graphic design and ...

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Kickstarter - RPG WorldBuilder (Android App from Simian Circle Games)

Tue 15 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Looking for an app for your Android device to create maps (world and dungeon), supports random tables, has a dice roller and includes digital versions of the World and Dungeon Architect cards?

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The Tome of Horrors Light Volume I Releases to the Wild (Swords & Wizardry Light)

Tue 15 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Frog God Games

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Kickstarter - Dungeons of Doom III - Dragon Slayers - Star Hat Miniatures

Tue 15 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Simply put, Star Hat Miniatures offers some great minis, and I'm not just saying that because they did an official "Tenkar" mini with their last Kickstarter. They are, quite simply, awesome minis.

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Gamer in Need - Zach Best Family Benefit Bundle - 10 Bucks for a Bundle worth over 100 Bucks

Tue 15 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

One of the roles that

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In the Next Tenkar's Tavern Crate - There will be Castles & Crusades

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

When I returned to gaming after about 10 years away, the first thing I stumbled across was Castles & Crusades. Back then, it was the first print of the C&C Player's Handbook. Monsters & Treasure wasn't even on the radar - if you wanted monsters, you broke out your AD ...

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Bill Webb (Frog God Games) on the Economics of Publishing High Quality Hard Cover Books for Three RPG Systems

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I understand the thoughts behind the hardcovers--but just so you know; we hire top writers (Ed fricking Greenwood! ), hire top artists (Terry Pavlett, among many), and hire top cartographers (Alyssa Fadden and Robert Altbauer). I also got a ton of feedback that fans needed a lower price point buy in ...

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Kevin Crawford (Stars Without Number) Did an AMA on Reddit - Interesting piece on Free vs PWYW

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I'm an infrequent visitor to Reddit. I find it difficult to navigate and finding value is often a needle in a haystack route. Thankfully, someone else follows closer than me, and I found this link last week on Google Plus:

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Kickstarter - RPG Alignment Pins

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

RPG Alignment Pins

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Kickstarter - Quests of Doom 4 (Frog God Games - PF / 5e / S&W)

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Early this morning, Frog God Games launched their latest Kickstarter - Quests of Doom 4. Instead of packing 16 adventures into a single (or double) hardcover volume, these adventures are being individually published in softcover. So, that's 16 adventures in 3 rules systems, so 48 individual possible adventures. 14 bucks ...

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The Frog God finds a Little Discord ;)

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Yep, any minute now there will be a live chat with none other than 

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DriveThruRPG Launches “Storytellers Vault”, a Creators Content Program for Vampire: The Masquerade

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

It isn't often that I pass along actual press releases, but I do know a significant number of "old school gamers" that have a special place in their gaming hear for the

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Press Release - Historic Dungeons & Dragons® Campaign Returns - Frank Mentzer

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I've been waiting for the announcement for a while. I spoke with Frank about this in June at NTRPG and I'm avidly looking forward to launch.

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Some Relevant Facebook Quotes from Frank Mentzer re: Empyrea Campaign Setting Kickstarter

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

There are bits and pieces of Frank's Facebook comments quoted on

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