Gamer's Haven Podcast
Summary: Our goal is to provide gamers of all kinds with a place, a "Haven" if you will, where you can feel welcome and feel comfortable sharing your views on gaming. Our hobby is a rich, dynamic interest, and there are a lot of things to talk about when it comes to gaming. In geek culture, you can have serious discussions about Star Wars, Star Trek, and the Lord of the Rings, and this is what we're trying to capture on The Gamer's Haven.
In this episode, we catch up on some of our backlog with an episode recorded many months ago. We are joined by Jeremy’s wife Robin and Nathan’s wife Becca, who help us talk about women in gaming. We talk about gaming in general, the gaming industry and how it appeals to women. The Three Parter returns with a “Multi-Parter!” We hit the books, literally, with a stack of reviews. First, Ethan reviews The Algernon Files and The Algernon Files: Flames of War M&M Superlink books from Blackwyrm Games. Then, Nathan takes a look at the Game Mastery Map Packs from Paizo Publishing. Jeremy then reviews Carnival of Tears and The Skinsaw Murders, both Game Mastery adventures from Paizo Publishing. Ethan comes back with a review of Key Largo from Titanic Games and Tutankamen from Out of the Box Games. Nathan then talks about another game from Out of the Box Games called Fish Eat Fish. Jeremy then wraps it up with some reviews of some of the Planet Stories books (The Anubis Murders, The City of the Beast, Elak of Atlantis, The Secret of Shinarat, and The Kiss of the Black Goddess) from Paizo Publishing. Total Running Time for this Episode is 116 minutes. This episode is sponsored by RPGNow.com.
The Gamer’s Haven is proud to present Episode 39 – Loot Bag! In this installment, we catch up on things — including D&D 4E, Gen Con, interviews, and what we’ve been doing all summer! This episode is brought to you by RPGBomb.com, an online service that allows their members to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through networks of friends and associates.
The Gamer’s Haven is proud to present their Vorpal Network coverage of Gen Con 2008! In this installment, we give you the last round of our interviews with Steve Kenson from Green Ronin Publishing, Christopher Clark from Inner City Game Designs, Dave Carter and Earl Fisher from Mind Storm Labs, and Jonathan Richie from Sci-Fi Games.
The Gamer’s Haven is proud to present their Vorpal Network coverage of Gen Con 2008! In this installment of our Gen Con coverage, we present to you interviews with Robin Laws, Fantasy Flight Games, and more!
The Gamer’s Haven is proud to present their Vorpal Network coverage of Gen Con 2008! In this installment of our Gen Con coverage, we present to you a recording of the Inside the Game Designer’s Studio with Paul Tevis and Steve Kenson.
The Gamer’s Haven is proud to present their Vorpal Network coverage of Gen Con 2008! In this installment of our Gen Con coverage, we present to you a recording of the Intro to Podcasting Panel from Gen Con!
The Gamer’s Haven is proud to present their Vorpal Network coverage of Gen Con 2008! In this installment, we give you the Trade Day Summit Panel from Gen Con Trade Day. The Topic of discussion was The Future of Hobby Games. Speaking at this panel were several industry insiders from Mayfair Games, Gnome Games, Wizards of the Coast, and Troll and toad, amongst others. Total Running Time for this episode is one hour.
Welcome to the Gamer’s Haven Ennie Award Special 2008! As with last year, we are proud to play host to a lengthy special doing our best to detail information about the nominees for the Ennie Awards. You can find out more information about the Ennie Awards at their website, and voting begins on July 21st and runs through August 3rd. You can click the titles and, where applicable, purchase them from RPGNow! We have scoured the internet and found as many free previews of these products as possible, so take a look, get the info, and vote!
In this relatively special episode, we give our first impressions of Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition, along with our general observations of Dungeons and Dragons in general. We have a few guests in this episode — our friend James and Jeremy’s wife, Robin.
In this episode, we talk about taking long breaks and taking a hiatus from a regular campaign – something near and dear to us here at the Gamer’s Haven. We also touch on game organization in general. We recorded this episode at the end of January, and we were quick to mention how busy Ethan was … well, it’s now the end of May, and this episode is coming out, if that tells you anything. We also talk about converting your game from one edition to another (all brought on by this whole fourth edition madness).
In this episode, we talk about character death — when to do it, how to do it, and why to do it.
In this episode, we talk about dealing with the touchy situation of getting rid of a player in your gaming group. We’re not talking mafia-style politics, but rather asking someone to leave when their welcome is up. We’ve all been in this situation, and hopefully, we can give some good pointers and help players and GM’s alike in this sticky situation.
We finish up with a special presentation of Inside the Game Designer’s Studio featuring Paul Tevis from Have Games Will Travel, and gaming industry paragon, Monte Cook.
We finally get our Gen Con coverage over and done with, featuring interviews with Chris Pramas (Green Ronin), Becky Wilson (Wizkids Games), Joseph Goodman (Goodman Games), Steve Kenson (Green Ronin), and John Collins (Executive Producer for “Fellowship of the Dice”).
In this episode, we talk about using props, handouts, music, and maps in your game. We talk about the logistics, where to go, and some cheap ideas on what to use. We also go off topic (like usual) and talk about Dungeons and Dragons Fourth Edition.