Gamer's Haven Podcast
24Nov/100

RedPhoneZone Issue #33

In this issue, the RedPhoneZone takes the producer’s seat once again and asks what they’d do with Captain America.  In the Top 6 this week, we get into the swing of Thanksgiving with the Top 6 Geek Things We’re Thankful For.  Finally, we tell you about AMC’s The Walking Dead … Continue reading

17Nov/100

RedPhoneZone Issue #32

In this issue, the RedPhoneZone takes another shot at video game casting, the first time since issue #2, when we put The Legend of Zelda on the Casting Couch.  We then take a look at the Helm of Doctor Fate in our Characterization segment.  We wrap things up this time … Continue reading

11Nov/101

Gamer’s Haven Episode 76 – Cooperative Worldbuilding Part 3

We take a a final look at the cooperative worldbuilding system designed by the ClanWebsite.org Dawn of Worlds, a free PDF that can be found here, and finish up the first era.  We take a lot of tangents, as you can see.

Alternatively, if that site was to go away, you can click to download the Dawn of Worlds Cooperative World Creation.

In this episode, we spend some more time on races and promise to move on to something else.

In the Three Parter, Nathan talks a little about what he's into with retro gaming, Jeremy reviews a few PDFs we were sent by EN Publishing and Three Sages Games, and Ethan raves a bit on Misfit Studios.

We end things with some brief random encounters before we let things be.

About EN Publishing

EN Publishing is the publishing arm of EN World.  EN World is a role-playing game news and reviews website, which has grown from the earlier "Eric Noah's Unofficial D&D 3rd Edition News" site (which was active from 1999-2001).

About Three Sages Games

Three Sages Games often offers a different twist to our games in a crowded field of game titles. We value game play over flash and many of our titles are geared for family play. Our partners have over 60 combined years of rules tinkering and game playing that is invested into all our games. We are in the middle of California and seek to expand our base of happy customers beyond our local area by providing quality gaming experiences at reasonable prices. Perhaps we will meet you at a store demo or convention this year.

About Misfit Studios

Misfit Studios is a (currently) small publishing and production company that makes quality products for current game systems. To this end, the company has assembled a fine team of talented people.

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10Nov/100

RedPhoneZone Issue #31

In this issue, the RedPhoneZone jumps back into the grind when We Make It with Iron Man 3.  What would we like to see in the third installment of the Marvel Films blockbuster franchise?  Then, we take on our Top 6 Character Entrances on Top 6.  We wrap things up … Continue reading

10Nov/100

An Interview with T.S. Luikart

Ethan had the chance to sit down with T.S. Luikart a little while back.

Luikart is a freelance writer for the game industry, and has done design work for Green Ronin's Red Star Campaign Setting, Skull & Bones, and Mutants & Masterminds games.  Luikart's work can be seen most recently in Green Ronin's Dragon Age RPG, specifically Blood in Ferelden and the Dragon Age RPG Set 1.

About T.S. Luikart

Todd Steven Luikart (born 1971 in San Diego, California) is an American game designer, fantasy author, and poet. He has worked for Black Industries and Green Ronin Publishing and been a game player for over 30 years.

About Green Ronin

Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle based company dedicated to the art of great games. Since the year 2000 Green Ronin has established a reputation for quality and innovation that is second to none, publishing such critical favorites as the Freeport Trilogy, Book of the Righteous, Hobby Games: The 100 Best, and theMutants & Masterminds RPG, and winning over 40 awards for excellence. For an unprecented three years running Green Ronin won the prestigious GenCon & EnWorld Award for Best Publisher.

About Dragon Age

Dragon Age: Origins is a single-player role-playing video game developed by BioWare's Edmonton studio and published by Electronic Arts. It is the first game in the Dragon Age franchise. The game was released for Microsoft WindowsPlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2009, and for Mac OS X on December 21, 2009.

Set in the mythical kingdom of Ferelden during a period of civil strife, the player assumes the role of a warrior, mage or rogue who must unite the kingdom to fight an impending invasion by demonic forces. BioWare describes Dragon Age: Origins as a "dark heroic fantasy set in a unique world", and a spiritual successor to their Baldur's Gate series of games, which took place in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.

Fantasy roleplaying goes back to its dark and gritty roots with the Dragon Age RPG, the latest game from the company that brought you A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying and Mutants & Masterminds. Based on the critically-acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins computer game, theDragon Age RPG brings the excitement of BioWare's rich fantasy world to the tabletop. Make your own heroes and control your own destiny as a Blight comes to Thedas once again.

Buy the Dragon Age: Dark Fantasy Roleplaying, Set 1: for Characters Level 1 to 5

Buy the Dragon Age Game Master's Kit

Buy Dragon Age: Blood in Ferelden

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4Nov/100

RedPhoneZone Issue #030

In this special episode, we take our four nominees for induction into the Facilitators of the Indomitable Order of the Zone of Ruthaz, and examine what makes them eligible for such a prestigious award. The nominees this time around are Will Smith, Michael Keaton, Terrence Stamp, and Stan “The Man” … Continue reading

4Nov/100

Snippet Review – Andre on Pathfinder: Warpath

Andre takes a look at Pathfinder Warpath from Adamant Entertainment.

About Pathfinder Warpath

The clash of grand armies comes to your game world! Designed by Hank Woon (Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary) and extensively playtested, WARPATH is a complete set of rules designed to give Game Masters and players all the tools they need to run anything from a tiny border skirmish to an all-out epic battle involving thousands of soldiers. The rules can be used for units as small as one to as many as needed, and is designed to be fully compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game system.

Buy Pathfinder Warpath from RPG Now

About Adamant Entertainment

Adamant Entertainment has been at the forefront of the electronic publishing segment of the entertainment industry for seven years, offering innovation and standard-setting performance for digital delivery of tabletop role-playing games. In 2007, Adamant was featured in an Associated Press article spotlighting the growth of the ePublishing industry, which was carried in publications ranging from the Washington Post to the South China Morning Post, and online via dozens of sites, including CNNMoney, ABCNews.com and the Nintendo Wii News Channel.

Adamant Entertainment’s expanding list of properties include the critically-acclaimed Thrilling Tales pulp series and the forthcoming Tales of New Crobuzon, a licensed fantasy role-playing game based in the world of acclaimed author China Miéville.

In 2010, Adamant expanded its focus to include other forms of entertainment media, currently developing a number of transmedia webseries properties– which will include tabletop role-playing games, fiction, graphic novels, music, interactive media and other merchandise as part of the overall entertainment experience.

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2Nov/100

RedPhoneZone Issue #029

In this special Halloween issue, we take a look at what makes a Horror Movie, and what would happen if We Make It!  Then, we take a look at our Top 6 Scary Movies.  We wrap things up in this episode with Ethan giving us reasons why Kolchak: The Night … Continue reading