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On the Second Day of OSR Christmas, My DM Gave to Me...

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:56

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:
Tony T - Print Copy of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light (US Only - others will receive an RPGNow GC for $7) M Po - Print Copy of The Midderlands (US Only - if outside the US a PDF copy will be substituted and the print copy goes back in the mix) (Note! May not ship until after Christmas) Chance Phillips  - $10 Gift Certificate to the Frog God StoreThe above need to email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing with "I've been gifted!" in the subject ;)

Now for today's gifts:

1 - White Star Galaxy Edition in PDF

1 - Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

1 - Return From Dragonmount - Print

For the above, comment below with your Holiday wishes before 11 AM Eastern, Saturday, December 16th, 2017. Gift receivers will be randomly chosen from the comments placed in that time.

Remember, Gaming Ballistic is hosting their own daily OSR Christmas Giveaway. So, leave your daily comments at Gaming Ballistic and get in the mix!

Recent additions to Santa's Bag:

Paul Baldowski     (1) Chtulhu Hack Bundle in PDF (The Cthulhu Hack, From Unformed Realms,                                          The Haunter of the Dark, Thro' Centuries Fixed, Three Faces of the Wendigo,                                        The Dark Brood

Hog Town Games  (3) Print and (3) PDF Copies of Dice Roll Zine (OSR)

Monkeyblood Designs (6) copies of The Midderlands in PDF each with The Midderlands                                                             Additions in PDF.
                                     (6) copies of The Demon Stones (Swords & Wizardry version) in PDF.
Prior: 

Brett Slocum           (1) The Petal Hack - Print

Grim & Perilous      (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - core book PDF
                                 (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - GM screen PDF
                                 and possibly Arcane and Divine Magick cards PDF

Barrel Rider Games (4) White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs
                                 (2) The Hero's Journey PDFs

@Padre's                (1) $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

Edwin Nagy            (1) Return From Dragonmount - Print     

Frog God Games:  (1) Copy of The Blight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (3) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF (note - handled
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF (at                                                                                                                                              (www.Gamingblastic.com)

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF

Crossplanes          (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (5)(6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands in Print

As a side note, don't expect print copies to ship prior to Christmas ;)
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Ebay - 46 Lots of RPGs - Early Mythoard Contents

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:16

+Jarrod Shaw has 46 lots of RPGs bundled from early Mythoard boxes. Priced at 50 bucks a bundle (shipping included in the US) there is a HUGE amount of games and gaming content to choose from.

I'm not going to detail all of the lots but the link to the sellers page is:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/missy28675?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

There's enough in each lot to gift a full gaming group.

Everything is Dolphins makes a few appearances. If you want to roleplay Echo the Dolphin from the days of the Sega CD, here's your chance ;)

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Deal of the Day - WWII: Operation WhiteBox

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:54


Today's Deal of the Day at RPGNow is WWII: Operation WhiteBox. If you've ever been interested in mixing some modern warfare with your Swords & Wizardry rules, WWII: Operation WhiteBox is where you should be looking.

Normally priced at $7.99 for the PDF, you can grab your copy of WWII: Operation WhiteBox for $3.20 until 11 AM tomorrow morning.

The Print version is normally $17.99, its currently on sale for $9.99
In WWII: Operation WhiteBox, the player characters (PCs) play the role of WWII special forces operatives. They may be formally trained and part of an officially designated special forces unit such as the SAS or U.S. Army Airborne, or they may simply be guerilla fighters dedicated to making life hard for the German Army. They may also be covert agents working for organizations such as the SOE or OSS. Whatever their affiliation, their job is to complete missions behind enemy lines, paving the way for the next Allied advance.
  • WWII: Operation WhiteBox is a standalone game that uses the Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox rules as its base. In addition to standard gameplay rules, the game contains the following: 
  • CHARGEN: This includes Attributes, Nationality, Rank, Profession, etc.
  • NEW CLASSES: Eight new classes including the Charmer, Combat Engineer, Grunt, Maquis, Sniper, Tactician, Wheelman, Uberlaufer, each with their own unique abilities. 
  • GEAR AND WEAPONS: A list of typical WWII weapons and gear. Weapons are statistically grouped by function (Large Rifle, Small Handgun, Submachinegun, etc.) with some named examples to add flavor (M1 Garand, Derringer, MP40, etc.). 
  • PLAYING THE GAME: Rules for Saving Throws, Surprise, Reaction Rolls, Movement, etc.
  • PERSONAL COMBAT: Rules for "theater of the mind" combat including new rules for automatic weapons, using cover and concealment, and explosives. 
  • VEHICLE COMBAT: Rules for "theater of the mind" vehicle combat (basically the same as personal combat) and vehicles grouped and statted out (Small Truck, Medium Tank, Small Aircraft, etc.) with named examples to add flavor (Kubelwagen, M4 Sherman, Brirish Spitfire, etc.). 
  • GAMEPLAY EXAMPLE: A gameplay write up to show some of the new concepts in action. 
  • COMMON NPCs AND ANIMALS: Stats and descriptions for civilians, soldiers, and common European animals. 
  • COVERT SPECIAL FORCES EQUIPMENT: Descriptions of some real world equipment designed and/or used by special forces during WWII. 
  • THE WWII CAMPAIGN: This chapter gives an overview of the different theaters, major events of the different time periods, and lots and lots of tips for running a WWII campaign. 
  • SPECIAL FORCES IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER: An overview of various Allied special forces units such as the SAS, LRDG, OSS, etc., resistance organizations such as the French Maquis and the Norwegian Milorg, an German special forces units such as the Brandenburgers. This chapter also runs down how to design a special forces mission as well as the different types of missions commonly undertaken. 
  • WWII TIMELINE: A chronological timeline of major WWII dates and events.
  • HISTORIC WWII SPECIAL FORCES ACTIONS: Contains a brief description of real world historical missions undertaken by units like the British Commandos, Jedburghs, etc.
  • RESISTANCE AT THE PONTEVILLE BRIDGE: A sample mission deep in Normandy. 
  • MASS COMBAT RULES: Quick and dirty rules for resolving Mass Combat as well as how to incorporate PC missions into the results. 
  • MINI-SETTINGS: Nazi Superscience, Nazi Occult, and Nazi Space elements to liven up your game!
That's a affiliate link above. Please, keep the taps flowing here at The Tavern :)
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On the First Day of OSR Christmas, My DM Gave to Me...

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:31

OSR Christmas, Day I - what does OSR Santa have in his bag today?

1 - Print Copy of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light (US Only - others will receive an RPGNow GC for $7)

1 - Print Copy of The Midderlands (US Only - if outside the US a PDF copy will be substituted and the print copy goes back in the mix) (Note! May not ship until after Christmas)

1 - $10 Gift Certificate to the Frog God Store

For the above, comment below with your Holiday wishes before 11 AM Eastern, Friday December 15th, 2017. Gift receivers will be randomly chosen from the comments placed in that time.

Additionally, the Gaming Ballistic Blog is gifting on their end:
This year, my Dungeon Grappling and Lost Hall of Tyr products are participating in Erik Tenkar’s 12 Days of OSR Christmas. And today’s day 1. Each day I’ll be giving away a PDF of one of these products, and every third day (16th, 19th, 22nd, 25th) I’ll give away a physical copy of one of the two! Leave a comment to be considered for the drawing each day!So, leave your daily comments at Gaming Ballistic and get in the mix!


It's quite possible I missed a gift or two on this list - if I missed something (or you still want to add to the OSR Santa list - email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that Gmail thing with "OSR Christmas" in the title. I've been messaged through Facebook, G Plus and other email addresses and such is the way of madness. Trust me on this. I suspect one or more has slipped through the cracks ;)

If you want to run the giveaway for your gift(s) on your own site, please email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing and let me know how and when you want to do so.

Recent addition:

Brett Slocum          (1) The Petal Hack - Print

Prior in the mix

Grim & Perilous      (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - core book PDF
                                 (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - GM screen PDF
                                 and possibly Arcane and Divine Magick cards PDF

Barrel Rider Games (4) White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs
                                 (2) The Hero's Journey PDFs

@Padre's                (1) $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

Edwin Nagy            (1) Return From Dragonmount - Print       

Frog God Games:  (1) Copy of The Blight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (4) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF

Crossplanes          (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands in Print
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Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:18
I'm at my pub's Christmas Party with Rach at the moment and realized I forgot to put up the Tavern Chat reminder post. Well, here it is.

9 PM on The Tavern's Discord Server.

Party lasts till 8 PM. I expect I'll be in rare form ;)
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12 Days of Free Frog God Downloads!

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:55

Here's the email I received:
Twelve Days of Free Frog God! The holidays are about giving to those you appreciate and Frog God Games appreciates you. Each day from now until December 25th there will be a free PDF from our catalog (regularly priced between 4.99 and 17.99) .For the next 24 hours (give or take) the Slumbering Tsar Part 1 is free to everyone at the Frog God Games website: www.froggodgames.comNo purchase necessary. Simply point your browser to our website and click on the 'Free Downloads' tab to find the daily PDF. The PDF will be available for every system it was released for as of today (Slumbering Tsar was only on Pathfinder). So check your email or the website everyday for another free release until December 25th. Free releases are only available for 24 hours before they return to regular price. The releases can be combined with existing coupons (like the 30% coupon from Humble Bundle or other yet to be announced special offers).
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New (Old) Release - Shadows Over Bögenhafen: The Enemy Within Part 1 (WFRP 1e)

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:39


Consider me happy as a pig in shit. Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1e is getting some love.

Now, back in the early days of roleplaying, we didn't have easy access to photocopiers and scanners. If there were player handouts that you intended to use, you literally cut them out of the book. Which is what I did with Shadows Over Bögenhafen The Enemy Within Part 1. Not a problem with a PDF. Just print out what you need.

This is a really clean scan of the original. There are bookmarks, but they are only for chapter headings, not the sub sections. No watermarking either.

Shadows Over Bögenhafen The Enemy Within Part 1 is $9.99 in PDF. I feel like I'm in high school again. Thanks Cubicle 7 ;)
Geography of the Empire is bookmarked, but The Forests is not
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Kickstarter Update - Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition - Now with Spreadsheet of Monster / Creature Entries

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:45


Last night Frog God Games updated the Tome of Horrors: Reborn for Fifth Edition Kickstarter with a spreadsheet covering all of the current monster / creature entries for the new book. The damn spreadsheet is 10 pages long - heh.

Here's the first page:


You can read the update here or grab the spreadsheet directly from here.

I know some Tavern readers were looking for this info.
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Updated OSR Christmas List - and an Early Opportunity to be Gifted

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:27

You got to love it when the OSR Christmas list of gift giving grows :)

Here's some new additions to this years upcoming festivities (and a recap of what's already in Santa's bag and an opportunity to start early ;)

Grim & Perilous    (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - core book PDF
                                 (1) Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG - GM screen PDF
                                 and possibly Arcane and Divine Magick cards PDF

Barrel Rider Games (4) White Star Galaxy Edition PDFs
                                 (2) The Hero's Journey PDFs

@Padre's                (1) $25 RPGNow Gift Certificate

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Edwin Nagy            (1) Return From Dragonmount - Print         

already in the mix:

Frog God Games:  (1) Copy of The Bight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (4) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF 

Crossplanes          (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands in Print

For those looking to start their OSR Christmas early:

Win a Free Print Copy of A1 A Forgotten Evil from Fireborn Games - 5 Print copies will be given away - 6 Days to enter - now through December 17th - let OSR Christmas come early ;)

December 16th starts OSR Christmas :)

More to come...
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Putting Together a List of Swords & Wizardry Light / Continual Light Releases - Add Yours in the Comments

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:44

Next weekend will be the two month anniversary of the release of Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. Swords & Wizardry Light released at Gamehole Con in November of 2016.

I know there have been a number of releases and blog postings with support material, variant rules and adventures for SWL / SWCL. I'm looking to put together a page to highlight all that material and I need your help.

In the comments below please add the releases that you know of (with links if possible) I'd like to get this together before the week is out.

Game on! :)
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New Release / Mini Review - The Manor, Issue #9 (Swords & Wizardry Light)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 19:34


I've been subscribing to +Gothridge Manor / Tim Shorts The Manor since the first issue. I've used bits and pieces in my campaigns over the years. Its really good stuff.

The Manor #9 isn't just good stuff. Its awesome stuff, and I'm not just saying that because its an issue dedicated to Swords & Wizardry Light. I'm saying it because it simply is true.

First we get 4 god specific take on the Cleric class. While only cover through 3rd level (or 4th, depending on how you look at it) its easy to extrapolate the full seven levels for Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. Well thought and and inspirational for others that might want to do similar for their own campaigns.

Next up is a listing and defining of new monster traits. Monster traits are what makes monsters different from each other and this is a damn solid list. Tim, I'll be stealing this.

Then we get the table set - well, random table that is - with detailed encounters. I've already got this pegged for use in my SWCL game that is restarting in January at the Farmingdale Library out on Long Island.

Last but certainly not least, Tim gives us the Crooked Man Tavern. Its a tavern meant to be placed in a local dungeon and its oozing with atmosphere. Besides, I'm partial to Taverns. Now, how do I place this in Barrowmaze for next month's festivities? ;)

Yes, it was a long wait for the current issue of The Manor but it was well worth the wait.

Five Tavern Steins for The Manor, Issue #9 (and no short pours either). The Manor #9 is $2.50 in PDF from RPGNow and $7 for print from Tim direct (Gothridge Manor)

(did I mention the art i by +Denis McCarthy ? more awesome ;)

Yes, that's an affiliate link above. Help keep the lights on and the taps flowing here at The Tavern. Thank you.


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Kickstarter - Chain Breaker – RPG Dice

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 16:24

I like dice. I mean, I REALLY like dice. I have more dice then I could ever use in a lifetime and I'm still buying more. Dice with gimmicks are fun too. Chain Breaker RPG Dice? Definitely a gimmick. Personally, not sure how well it works.


Sure, the above looks kinda cool but has no place in a game.

So, how do you read them?


You don't count the chains but the spaces formed by the chains (or lack thereof)
To use the dice, the value for each side is how many parts that side is split into by the chain. In other words, count the empty spaces created by the chain – not the chain itself. The patterns of the chain on each side have been carefully chosen to make each an easily recognisable symbol so there is no need to count each time – just like the sides of normal dice. The blank side, with no chain through it, is worth one. Each of the eight different Chain Breaker colors feature their own unique artwork on the otherwise blank 'one' side.Counting pips? Sure. Counting empty spaces that differ in size? Not so sure.

Six days left in its funding period. About 58% of the way to 20k.

Yeah, I dont see this happening either. Probably for the best...

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Guilty Pleasure - Van Helsing - The Apocalypse is Full of Vampires (and dying for an RPG sourcebook)

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:18

What a surprising guilty pleasure. I almost didn't make it through the 1st episode of Van Helsing - needlessly over the top gore. But here I am, 2 days and 12 episodes later and I'm really digging the series.

The first few episodes played out very much like an RPG session in my opinion (not trying to include spoilers) and would make a decent Convention Scenario (would need to include more immediate goals though). If I only grokked Savage Worlds better. Maybe I can hack something together for Swords & Wizardry Complete ;)

I like how we get some insight into both sides of the conflict. Not just our very flawed heroes but their adversaries, the vampires. Living among humans for centuries, a volcano plunging the west coast of the United States into a state of ash darkened skies has brought vampires to a position of strength. The politics behind the power players is an interesting subplot.

I'll save season 1 episode 13 for tomorrow - then onward to season 2 :)

Tavern Steins awarded - 4 out of 5. Better than the first season of Shannara Chronicles IMHO. I'll have to give my thoughts on that later.
Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Palladium - 2017 X-Mas Surprise Package - $90 + value for $45 + shipping

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 23:34

Continuing with the Gaming Christmas Deals we are looking at the Palladium 2017 X-Mas Surprise Package. I bought this 2 years ago. My highlights were some signed prints and a signed copy of Palladium Fantasy - damn but I love those rules for flavor. Lows were some crappy minis - but its a grab bag, so overall I was pretty pleased.

They do require you list AT LEAST 10-15 items on your "wish list" of not more. Personally, I'm heavily weighted towards art and prints myself. Not sure if I'm getting the bundle this year as I'm literally running out of room for more "gaming shit" ;)

45 bucks plus shipping for 90+ worth of gaming goodies with signed game books of you so desire isnt a bad deal.

NOT as exciting is the Palladium Digital Christmas Surprise Package (I received this info via email)

For the first time ever, Palladium Books is offering a Digital Christmas Surprise Package! The Digital Christmas Surprise Package gets you a minimum of $50 (usually $60 or more) worth of Palladium PDF books and digital products (like Game Master’s Kits, Primers, maps, paper miniatures, etc.) for just $24.99. That’s right, $50-$60+ worth of PDF titles and digital products for only $24.99 during this holiday special. Offer ends December 24, 2017, so order yours now. Christmas is only two and a half weeks away. If the title is available from DriveThruRPG, you can request it in your Digital Surprise Package. It’s a surprise package because you never know exactly what you’re going to get. We ask that you send us a “Wish List” of 10-15 items. Then we select a bunch of them and may surprise you with stuff you are not expecting. PDFs like issues of The Rifter®, or a Palladium RPG or sourcebook(s), or other items that we think you might enjoy. All items are “hand-picked” by a member of the Palladium staff from YOUR Wish List. We have left fans thrilled with what they received every single year with the traditional Christmas Surprise Package, and we plan to do the same with the Digital Surprise Package.How to Place an Order Place your order online at the Palladium website (palladiumbooks.com) just like you would any order in our online store. We accept ALL major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). You may also order by telephone (734-721-2903; order line only). Make sure you give us your entire email address, and double check it to make sure it is accurate. A link will be e-mailed to that address within five (5) business days of placing your order. When you click on the link, you will be taken to a shopping cart on DriveThruRPG’s website, with the PDF from your Surprise Package already entered into your shopping cart and the price set to zero. Simply click the red Check Out button to get your PDF titles via this special offer.I'll personally pass on a digital grab bag...
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OSR Christmas Starts in a Week - Mark your Calendars ;)

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 02:43


Next Thursday we kick off OSR Christmas. I'll work on the actual gift giving breakdown for the 12 days this weekend, but in the mix thus far are:

Frog God Games: (1) Copy of The Bight - for Swords & Wizardry - Hardcover / Print
                                (2) $20 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store
                                (4) $10 Gift Certificates to the Frog God Store

Silver Bulette        (2) Copies Orb of Undying Discord (PDF)
                               (2) Copies of their next release (PDF)

Gaming Ballistic   (2) Copies Dungeon Grappling in Print - (6) Copies of DG in PDF
                               (2) Copies Lost Hall of Tyr in Print - (6) Copies of LHoT in PDF

Precis Intermedia(1) Choice of one issue of RPG Pundit Presents in PDF
(Brett Bernstein)   (1) Supergame: Super-Powered RPG (Classic Reprint) in PDF   

Crossplanes          (6) Copies Wizardry Unearthed in PDF

The Tavern           (6) Copies Swords & Wizardry Continual Light in Print

The Tavern
Monkeyblood Design (1) Copy Midderlands  in Print

More to come...

                    
Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Nerdarchy Live Chat at Noon Eastern - Frog God Games' Zach Glazar is the Guest

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:45

In case you've been under a rock the last 21 hours or so, Frog God Games released a 5e Humble Bundle bundle of the year. Alright, that's some hyperbole added by me ;) It IS an AMAZING value no matter what edition you play - and its already raised over $100k in less than 24 hours.

Zach will be talking about the Bundle, the current Frog God Games 5e Kickstarter and other Froggieness that may leak out.

I'll be abusing him via chat...

Drop on in. Tell them The Tavern sent you. Oh, and abuse Zach ;)
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Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern - Where the Cool Grogs Will Be ;)

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:57

Real life has been busy but I won't miss Tavern Chat ;)

9 PM Tonight - Right here at The Tavern. Well, more accurately The Tenkar's Tavern Live Discord Server, which you can reach via the following invite:

https://discord.gg/fReGmuD

Join in on the voice chat or just lurk - we don't bite - and if we did, everyone should have their shots already.


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HUGE 5e Humble Bundle from Frog God Games / Kobold Press!

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:52

When a single buck can get you so much, does game system even matter? I find myself asking this question today, as the Frog God / Kobold Press 5e Humble Bundle offers so much for 5e for so little, its a no brainer to convert some of this to Old School Gaming. Heck, a buck for a 30% off coupon ain't bad either.


Besides, sourcebooks are effectively systemless anyway. Its the words that matter, not the numbers. And adventure ideas are easy enough to convert on the fly.


Do I see maps of the Lost Lands in there at 17 bucks? Why yes I do!

I have a lot of this stuff for S&W but I don't have most of it. Looks like I will now :)

This went up 3 hours ago. Lets look at the figures:


Holy shit!





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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition Core Rulebook releases in PDF on RPGNow - 9.99

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:36

As promised, the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition Core Rulebook has released in PDF on RPGNow. Priced at $9.99 it makes claims to be an accurate representation of the printed original.

Bookmarks alone make this awesome.
Fully OCR'd, bookmarked and cleaned up to look amazing, the first edition of the seminal Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay comes to PDF! We’ve painstakingly scanned every page, and created a PDF that maintains the appearance of the original. This does make for a slightly larger file than we’d normally produce, but on this occasion, we think it’s worth it for all the great First Edition feel! The PDF is also extensively bookmarked for ease of reference. We released a version earlier in the year via Humble Bundle that did not have the colour plates of the Games Workshop edition, but this new PDF does have all those glorious colour plates we know so well.Note - file size is 154 mb

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TSR Tuesday - Star Frontiers: (SF1) Volturnus, Planet of Mystery (and SF2 and Character Sheets)

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:57



So, WotC has now released some classic adventures for the Star Frontiers RPG in PDF format (I had overlooked this as it actually released last week - thankfully I got pinged by a Taverner via email)

What just released?

Star Frontiers: (SF1) Volturnus, Planet of Mystery (I had no idea Tom Moldvay was involved with SF until now) - 4.99

Star Frontiers: (SF2) Starspawn of Volturnus - 4.99

Star Frontiers: (SF AC-1) Official Character Record Sheets - Free

You can snag the remastered rules for free at http://www.starfrontiersman.com/remastered.php

Sorry for the late and lonely post today - it was a busy day ;)

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