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The Tenkar's Tavern 2018 Predictions From the Privy Scrying Pool

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 23:14
Last day of 2017. Time to wake up the Grumpy Dwarf from his winter nap and lead him to the Tavern's Scrying Pool, complete with runoff from the privy. Ignore the floating feces please... Look yass lazy bastitches - I know the first two are the same as last year - doesn't mean they wont come true...

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A Look at The Tavern's 2017 Predictions from the Scrying Pool with Privy Runnoff

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 17:32
Yep, its time to look back at the predictions made on December 31, 2016 for 2017. This should be interesting. Yep. Last day of 2016. Time to wake up the Grumpy Dwarf and lead him to the Tavern's Scrying Pool, complete with runnoff from the privy. Grumpy Dwarf here. I don't give a Rat on a Stick's...

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2017 in Review - The Tavern, Continual Light and You

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 01:00
I must say, 2017 was one hell of a ride. In no particular order: we launched a Discord Server (now with over 300 members), published our first small publications (Pocket Creatures 1 and 2), released Swords & Wizardry Continual Light as a Limited Beta, then a Revised Beta, followed by a PDF...

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OSR Christmas - The Final Gifting - 2017

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 16:17
Yep, its Saturday, December 30th. I wish I could say I've caught up on all pending emails but that is NOT the case. We are actually looking at 1 to 3 inches of snow in NYC today, so I'll be shoveling the cold stuff later. Sigh. But its STILL OSR Christmas here at The Tavern and there are still...

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One Dollar Stock Art Sale - Fat Goblin Games - Limited Time

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 02:45
From an email I just got from Fat Goblin Games: Hey Everyone, for the last few days we have been selling stock art at the mad price of $1. This is to raise some funds for a woman battling stage 4 cancer with a son, the mother of one of our team members. This is the last chance to get this art and...

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Announcement - OldSchoolGamerRadio.com is Live

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 23:07
Its official. Old School Gamer Radio dot com went live this afternoon shortly after 4PM Eastern time. +Matt Finch , +Zach Glazar and +Jim Wampler did a livestream to make the announcement and answer related questions. If The Tavern is one of the main social hubs of the...

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Reminder - Uncle Matt's D&D Studio - 2018: Year of the OSR Livestream - 4PM Eastern

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:58
See? I told you I'd find the link ;) This afternoon at 4PM Eastern, +Matt Finch and +Zach Glazar will be streaming live at 4 PM Eastern. The topic will be 2018: Year of the OSR. Use the link above and abuse them... er... chat with them as they livestream. I'll be there. Heck,...

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Looking for a List of OSR Discord Servers

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:41
The RPG Pundit asked over at The Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server if one could search for servers by type or topic on Discord and I haven't found an effective way to do so. Aside from the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server and the Frog God Discord Server, I don't really know of any other Discord Servers...

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Tomorrow - Matt Finch & Zach Glazar - Livestream - 4 Eastern, 3 Central - 2018: Year of the OSR

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:00
Giving a quick heads up on this as I suspect there will be a number of announcements included - perhaps even about Old School Gamer Radio. You know - the Kickstarter. Can't wait for my hat :) +Matt Finch and +Zach Glazar will be doing a livestream on Youtube tomorrow starting at 4...

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New Release - White Box Arcana (Swords & Wizardry)

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:00
Just in time for the New Year we have a new White Box release from none other than +James Spahn : White Box Arcana Magic-users are more than just fragile spell-slingers! With White Box Arcana you'll bring new options to your arcane apprentices and exceptional archmages! Inside this...

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Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern - No Rest for the Wicked

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 22:22
It's been a busy month at The Tenkar Household and needless to say the holidays haven't slowed anything down. Accomplished absolutely nothing with my niece spending the night and day and night... at least she's having a blast :) Anyhow, tonight is Tavern Chat! Huzzah! What is Tavern Chat? I've...

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Steve Jackson Games regains rights to The Fantasy Trip RPG

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 03:15
There's an announcement today over at Steve Jackson Games regarding Steve's earlier work for Metagaming and The Fantasy Trip RPG: At the beginning of my career, long before GURPS, I created a roleplaying game called The Fantasy Trip. For decades, the rights have been held by Metagaming, a publisher...

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On the Twelfth Day of OSR Christmas Santa's Bag Split Open from the Weight of all of the Remaining Gifts...

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 23:08
I have caught up with emails through Wednesday. Yes, I am that far behind... So, this year will be giving the previous day's gift giving with the announcement of the new gifts in the mix. Trying to keep the post spam to a minimum. Those being gifted from yesterdays post are: WWII: Operation...

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OSR Christmas - Punting the Final Day Until Tomorrow Afternoon

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 04:16
Yeah, I was going to try and push out the final, huge OSR Christmas post tonight but in truth, I'm exhausted. Its been a wonderful Christmas, but all I want to do right now is have a beer and go to bed, which is exactly what I'm going to do. Day 11 gifts will be awarded and Day 12 gifts will be...

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Frog God Holiday Freebies - Stoneheart Valley - Mini Campaign - S&W & Pathfinder

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:43
Its Christmas my froggie friends and the Frogs bring the holidays to an amazing conclusion. Stoneheart Valley is today's freebie. Normally about 15 bucks for the PDF the price is now FREE (for a limited time)! Grab it before its gone... Finally, welcome to the World of Necromancer Games! From Bill...

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On the Eleventh Day of OSR Christmas There was Grim and Perilous World War II

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 17:52
I have caught up with emails through Wednesday. So, this year will be giving the previous day's gift giving with the announcement of the new gifts in the mix. Trying to keep the post spam to a minimum. Those being gifted from yesterdays post are: faoladh - Dice Roll Zine - PDF Lincoln...

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State of The Tavern - Happy Holidays, Emails, Freebies Oh My!

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 04:22
As I sit here on Saturday Night, December 23rd, I have finally caught up with emails through December 20th - Wednesday. So, if you emailed me on Wednesday or prior in regards to an OSR Christmas Gift - your info has been acted upon (info forwarded and such) I'll try to act upon the 21st and 22nd...

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RPGNow Deal of the Day - Mortzengersturm, The Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak (5e)

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 22:55
Today's Deal of the Day is Mortzengersturm, The Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak by +trey causey . Normally $7.99 in PDF, until 11 AM tomorrow morning (Eastern Time) it is one sale for $2.65. From the blurb: After turning himself into a manticore, the self-style wizard-artiste,...

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On the Tenth Day of OSR Christmas My God How Many Days? ;)

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 16:43
I have caught up with emails through Sunday. This afternoon will be emails as Rach wraps... So, this year will be giving the previous day's gift giving with the announcement of the new gifts in the mix. Trying to keep the post spam to a minimum. Those being gifted from yesterdays post...

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Frog God Games - Holiday Freebies - Day 10 - Tour de Northlands PDF Bundle - Another Must Have!

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 14:40
Two bundles in two days - what are the Frogs thinking off? The Tour de Northlands PDF Bundle ($14 value) is the latest Frog God Holiday freebie. What's included? the Northlands Mapthe Players Guide to the Northlands.Tales of the Lost Lands: Northland Short StoriesNow, if you also grabbed...

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