Con Man Ken is Offering Acting Lessons Tonight

Wed 11 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Go figure, a time sensitive post.


Neoplastic Press Puts All Titles at PWYW at OBS (and at cost at Lulu)

Tue 10 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

+Rafael Chandler

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TSR Tuesday - Chainmail $5 in PDF - Mic Drop...

Tue 10 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Just bought it. It's the 3rd edition, 7th printing. I only just took a quick look but the text is all completely legible. The B&W pics of minis are hard to make out but I don't know what else we might have expected.

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Questions for the Tavern Master - Swords & Wizardry Light Omissions, Clarifications & Questions - Part the First

Tue 10 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

+Sophia Brandt emailed me some questions / clarifications regarding Swords & Wizardry Light. Without further ado, here we go: I'm writing on a post for  SW Light. First, great idea to slim down the ruleset! Second, I have some questions + I found a typo. "...Leather Armor AC 12[7]." - Shouldn't ...

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State of The Tavern - Light Posting Week and Time Sinks, Oh My!

Mon 09 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Yep, just like last week was fairly light, this will probably be another, even lighter, posting week. I need to finish some work for 

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Tavern Analytics - We Are an Older Bunch of F@ckers ;)

Mon 09 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

79.5% of Tavern readers are 35 years of age or older. For ENworld, approximately 70% of their readership is 34 years of age or younger. There are observations that can be made from these numbers about the number of female gamers in the hobby, but the biggest one is ...

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Save or Die! Podcast - Resurrected!

Sun 08 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

The Save or Die! Podcast

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Kickstarter - The Folio #12 & #13 - 1E / 5E

Sun 08 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Art of the Genre has issues #12 & #13 of The Folio currently funding on Kickstarter. If you've been following along at home, AoG does some high quality releases and they release on time. I know, that's a rarity among gaming Kickstarters, and R. Scott Taylor hits the mark ...

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Swords & Wizardry Light "Word File" and Smaller PDF (3 MB) are Now Live!

Sat 07 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

For those asking, yes, its a free download.

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Old School Blues Podcast - Episode #8 - How can you have any Black Pudding if you don't eat your meat!?!

Sat 07 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Last night, Vince, Colin and myself reviewed

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Save Failed! Save or Die! Podcast Loses its Hosts

Fri 06 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

The Save or Die! Podcast hosts have left the podcast. Liz, Mike and Jim are moving on. To what? No clue. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a new project involving one or more of the team - podcasts rarely die, they just reincarnate as new beasts ;) So, where ...

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Why I Focus on the Kickstarter Con Men - Hatred or Diligence?

Fri 06 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

There is currently a discussion going on in a Google Plus Community that has come down to this - is shining a continual spotlight on certain reprehensible individuals (my words, not theirs) that have abused the Kickstarter process to harm our gaming community an act of hatred or diligence? Let me ...

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Darkzel Art Scholarship 2016-17

Fri 06 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

+Grim Jim / James Desborough and I do not see eye to eye on everything but we do have some significant common ground. I've always felt that artists in our hobby are underpaid, whether they are "A" names like Doug Kovacs or skilled unknowns just finding their way, taking their ...

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Tales From the Yawning Portal - Against the Giants, Tomb of Horrors, White Plume Mountain and others coming to 5e this Spring

Thu 05 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

To this product I give a firm, resounding "Meh." Sure, I think it's great to introduce 5e gamers to the old school style of adventure - but for me, I already own most of these adventures and can play them using a system I'd much prefer - so I'll ...

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The Brain Gorger's Appetite releases at Frog God Games Online Store

Thu 05 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

For the most part, the town of Ockney’s Hold has always been a peaceful place—bordering on boring. The most interesting things going on in this frontier mining settlement include the annual livestock fair, the cost of spirits at its various inns, and speculation fueled by those same spirits ...

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Gareth is Adamant He will Release... Anything but Far West: Thrilling Tales 2e: Pulp Villains - The Subterranean Monarch releases for the New Year

Thu 05 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Ah, you gotta love it when one flat out lies to one's backers about putting product into their virtual hands before the year is out (yep, never happened - color me surprised) and yet finds time to release a product for yet another product line.

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Tavern Chat - 9 PM Eastern Tonight - Talk on the Livestream and More

Wed 04 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

The Tavern Chat Livestream kicked off last Friday. Although it had a rough first few minutes, it went amazingly well over all and we'll be converting it to an audio podcast too.

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TSR Tuesday,er, Wednesday - New PoD Releases

Wed 04 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I missed this post last week and I'm late with it this week. as I've said elsewhere, life has been busy (and today has real doozy potential ;)

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The Tavern Chat Livestream will soon be available as a Podcast

Tue 03 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

We've gotten some very nice feedback on The Tavern Chat Livestream that +Zach Glazar and I recorded last Friday night. Going forward, the goal is to record two sessions a month, with Zach and / or other guests from the OSR community. Just as last Friday, most of the discussion ...

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Its 2017 - Where's My F@cking Far West!?!

Tue 03 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Gareth, he of endless release dates, promised to release Far West by the "end of the year" even if it was a dump of an incomplete manuscript. So, where is it Gareth? Failed again? Say it isn't so. After five fucking years there must be SOMETHING to show for ...

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The Tomb of Imperishable Darkness - Background and Intro

Mon 02 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

-Prince Calishun, First Dwarven Lord of the Imperishable Darkness, knew his day of death was soon approaching. He had created a tomb for himself and his undying servants and for now it served as both temple and residence. Each night he threw the bones of destiny. Each night all he ...

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Creativity is Fed by Illness it Seems

Mon 02 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

So, yesterday I was pretty much laid out for the day and something strange happened - the writer's block I've suffered recently didn't just end, it started me back at the beginning and moved forward.

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Inauspicious Start for the New Year? - A Stomach Bug Welcomes your Bartender to 2017 - But Then...

Sun 01 January 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Yeah, today has NOT been a fun day. Its been a good day for NYC NFL teams, but instead of watching the games from the pub or the couch, I've been watching mostly from bed. I've been knocked down by a stomach bug. Hasn't been fun.

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