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Friday, February 23, 2018

Soft Announcement - Sometime in Late March, The Tavern Will begin Hosting Monthly Introductory OSR Sessions

Its a soft announcement because I don't have a set date for the first session yet, but starting sometime in the last half of March I plan to start running a more or less monthly session of Swords & Wizardry Light aimed at players new to the OSR and lapsed gamers. All will be welcome, so don't let experience with the OSR turn you away.

The topicThe Tavern's Discord sever and it simply makes sense - there should be an avenue for players new to the OSR to get their feet wet.
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Plan is to use Discord for voice. Roll20 will probably be used for the Virtual Table Top - or perhaps no VTT. We MAY record the voice from the Discord channel and post it as a podcast for others to listen to. Haven't decided yet.

If you are interested in joining us, I suggest joining the Swords & Wizardry Legion on Facebook and request your free Swords & Wizardry Folder, which will include a print copy of the Swords & Wizardry Light rules (among other goodies)

First session will probably be in the evening (NYC time) but I'm open for afternoons / mornings if there is enough interest.

More as we get closer to D-Day ;)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Announcing the Receiver of the Tenkar's Tavern Monthly (more or less) Box of Hopefully Not Crap for the Month of February

Last night during Tavern Chat we let The Bot roll the virtual dice to decide who would be gifted with The Tenkar's Tavern Monthly (more or less) Box of Hopefully Not Crap for the Month of February.

GreyhawkBard, you are the lucky one! Email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing and we'll get this sent out to you. We need you to respond before next Wednesday's Tavern Chat. If we don't hear from your before then, we'll pick a new person to receive the box of hopefully not crap ;)

Kickstarter - The Midderlands Expanded (OSR Setting)

Just a quick reminder for folks that are interested in The Midderlands Expanded Kickstarter - you have three days left to back it if you haven't yet.

I have the original Midderlands and its probably one of the, if not "the", best setting books I've come across in nearly 40 years of gaming. +MonkeyBlood Design (Glynn Seal) and team did some amazing work and I'm expecting more of the same from The Midderlands Expanded.

Don't believe me? How about believing +Matt Finch :
“[The Midderlands] as a small area campaign supplement is the best I’ve ever seen, displacing Dave Arneson’s Blackmoor First Fantasy Campaign area, which up until now -- and that’s decades -- has been my favorite one.” - Matt Finch (Creator of Swords & Wizardry).
What is going to be in the new 'The Midderlands Expanded' book?

  • 50+ pages of content previously released in The Midderlands Additions, and The Midderlands Additions II, but as part of a glorious, high specification, hardback format.
  • Approx. 170 pages of new, previously unseen content.
  • More awesome artwork.
  • More locations.
  • More items.
  • More spells.
  • More flora and fauna.
  • More monsters.
  • More classes.
  • More adventure hooks.
  • More adventure.
  • More discovery.
  • More green-hued, dark-fantasy weirdness.
'Nuff said ;)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Reminder - Tavern Chat Tonight - 9 PM Eastern - Let's See Who gets the Box of Hopefully Not Crap

Yep, its a Wednesday and that means tonight is a Tavern Chat, where various and sundry members of the OSR gather to "chew the shit" and have what has been called "an amazingly entertaining live podcast that we are very grateful is NOT recorded" ;)

Anyhow, here's the link:  https://discord.gg/fReGmuD

Tonight at 9:30ish, I'll be announcing the receiver of the Tenkar's Tavern Monthly (more or less) Gift Box of What I Hope is Not all Crap Giveaway - you can still comment on the original post until 9 PM tonight.

See you tonight :)

PS - no need to be present to be gifted - we'll announce on the blogside later tonight :)

Petition to Make Aerdy (The World of Greyhawk) Great Again

Our very own +Joseph Bloch (aka The Greyhawk Grognard) has started a petition to have WotC officially support the World of Greyhawk with the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules.

Personally, I'd love to see some new Greyhawk material :)

You can sign the petition at:


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bundle of Holding - Dragon Age & Fantasy Age

I bought the 1st Dragon Age Boxed Set when it released and I was impressed. It had flavor and a system I could grok. Later, Green Ronin removed the video game's IP and released Fantasy Age. Both are part of the Dragon Age & Fantasy Age Bundle.

For 10 bucks you get what is effectively a Fantasy Age starter set. For a hair over $24 you get Dragon Age and Titansgrave as well as some other material.

I'm in for at least Fantasy Age but I never followed up with the later Dragon Age releases. Hmmm... decisions, decisions.

Update - Up the River with #ConManKen - 8 Confirmed FTC Complaints Filed

As detailed in a prior post here at The Tavern, backers of the KotDT: LAS Kickstarter are able to file FTC complaints against Ken Whitman in regards to the KS.

We currently have 8 confirmed complaints against #ConManKen and probably more that haven't notified me of their complaints (so I'm unable to ensure I'm tracking the total number)

I am unable to find contact information for the woman from Atlanta that Ken fleeced for tens of thousands of dollars. If anyone has her contact info, please suggest she make a complaint at the link below: