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Archive of the Gamer's Tavern Podcast from 2013 to 2016

Gamer's Tavern Podcast Darryl Mott

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Archive of the Gamer's Tavern Podcast from 2013 to 2016

    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 5: Horror Roleplaying Games

    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 5: Horror Roleplaying Games

    Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, World of Darkness  both new and old, Ravenloft, Call of Cthulhu…what draws us to these  classic horror roleplaying systems and settings? Guest Ari Marmell  (fantasy author and game designer for White Wolf and Wizards of the  Coast) joins us at the Gamer’s Tavern to talk about these systems, how  they influenced gaming, and why we’re so attracted to the dark and  macabre.  

    (Originally released October 13, 2013) 

    Full show notes and current content available on http://gamerstavernshow.com

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 6: Technology and Gaming

    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 6: Technology and Gaming

    Modern technology is changing the gaming world one app and social media  page at a time. Jesse Scoble (designer on Silver Age Sentinels and A  Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying) joins us to discuss how our  smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the internet are all changing the  industry and our gaming table. The Gods of the Digital Age tried to stop  this episode from reaching your ears, causing a few audio issues, but  we managed to wrest the recording from their grasp and get it to you!  Welcome to the Gamer’s Tavern.  

    (Originally released November 7, 2013) 

    Full show notes and current content available on http://gamerstavernshow.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gamer's Tavern Ep 7: Shadowrun with Russell Zimmerman and John Dunn

    Gamer's Tavern Ep 7: Shadowrun with Russell Zimmerman and John Dunn

    We finally get the Shadowrun out of our systems as we’re joined by John  Dunn and Russell Zimmerman to talk about my personal favorite RPG of all  time, Shadowrun! If you’ve never played the game before, you’ll want to  check out the primer I recorded on the Shadowrun system and its history  so you can follow along. Other than that, all I have to say chummers is  shoot straight, conserve ammo, and never ever cut a deal with a dragon!  

    (Originally released November 13, 2013) 

    Full show notes and current content available on http://gamerstavernshow.com

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 8: Gaming with the Family

    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 8: Gaming with the Family

    Spending the holidays with the family? Got some non-gamer friends you  want to hook on roleplaying? Episode 8 of the Gamer’s Tavern has you  covered as our guest Nicole Wakelin, aka Total Fangirl, joins us to  examine how gaming with the family is a bonding experience, what games  work best to play during the holidays, and how to get your non-gamer friends hooked on roleplaying games. 

    Below we have listed all of the games we talked about on the show and,  for the board games, we give our ratings of the content based on art and  text depictions of violence or sex as well as the tone, so you know  which ones to keep away from the kids. We didn’t rate the roleplaying  games this way because it depends more on the adventure and the players  involved.  

    G: There’s nothing that anyone could possibly find objectionable in this  game.  

    PG: There may be some violence, dangerous situations, or something else  that the easily offended or very young may not want to be exposed to.  

    PG-13: Either non-detailed violence is one of the core mechanics of this  game, the theme is horror-based with little gore, or the art and tone  of the game are more dark and/or realistic. You should be okay playing  these games around kids, but I might not want very young children to  join in on playing them. Some material may offend.  

    R: Strong language, realistic depictions of violence possibly with gore,  and possible non-sexual nudity. Don’t play with the kids in earshot.  

    NC-17: Even I get uncomfortable playing these games sometimes. Strong  language, adult content, violence, gore, and other things I wouldn’t  even want to expose teenagers to. Adults only!  

    (Originally released November 21, 2013) 

    Full show notes and current content available on http://gamerstavernshow.com

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 9: Gamemaster Tricks and Tips

    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 9: Gamemaster Tricks and Tips

    Running a roleplaying game can be difficult. How can you make it easier  on yourself while adding more epic to your games? That’s exactly what  Keith Baker, designer of Eberron and Gloom, joins us to discuss!  Worldbuilding, adventure design, NPCs, you name it, we cover it in the  longest and most packed episode of Gamer’s Tavern yet!  

    (Originally released December 6, 2013) 

    Full show notes and current content available on http://gamerstavernshow.com

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 10: Film and Gaming with Alan Cerny and Mack Martin

    Gamer’s Tavern Ep 10: Film and Gaming with Alan Cerny and Mack Martin

    This episode of the Gamer’s Tavern is devoted to examining the link  between gaming and film. Film has influenced tabletop gaming over the  years and, more recently, gaming has started to influence films as the  kids playing the Red Box grew up to be writers, actors, and directors.  This week’s show notes are going to be a little odd as there aren’t  going to be very many links. We talked about a lot of films during the  podcast and, while I’ve listed them all below, I’m not sure whether you  watch films through Netflix, Amazon Prime, DVDs, or if you choose some  othARRRRR method of getting your media. So I’ll list the film titles for  you to search, but there are some interesting notes you may want to  look at when it comes to some of these films.  

    (Originally released on December 13, 2013) 

    Full show notes and current content available on http://gamerstavernshow.com

    • 1 hr 50 min

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