26Mar/120

Gamer’s Haven Episode 90 – News, Reviews, and More 5th Edition

No, we're not dead, just busy.

We tackle this episode with some more freestylin' and hit up some news, reviews, and chat a bit more about 5th edition.  It's an aimless episode, but we needed to get together to record, and it's been two months ... life has been busy.

In the Three Parter, Jeremy reviews the new D&D supplement, Player's Option: Heroes of the Elemental Chaos, Ethan takes a look at the new DC Adventures/Mutants & Masterminds book, Heroes & Villains Vol. 2, while Nathan (and Ethan and Jeremy) talk a bit about What They're Into ...

We wrap things up with a few Random Encounters!

Running Time on this Episode is 137 minutes.

About D&D Player's Option: Heroes of the Elemental Chaos

Masters of fire and earth. Lords of air and water. This tome is the definitive sourcebook for creating and playing characters with ties to the Elemental Chaos and the primordial beings that dwell there. It shows how the elements can influence heroes of the natural world and presents elemental-themed character options for players.

In addition to discussing elemental power and presenting new character themes with strong story hooks, this book includes new class builds -- including the elementalist and the sha'ir -- and new feats and paragon paths designed to tie existing characters more closely to the Elemental Chaos.

About DC Adventures Heroes & Villains Vol. 2

The DC Universe features a dazzling array of characters who have thrilled readers for generations. The two-volume Heroes & Villains set details more than 500 of those characters for use in your DC Adventures games, all featuring character stats fully compatible with the award-winningMutants & Masterminds RPG. Vol. 2 picks up where Vol. 1 left off, covering characters from the League of Assassins and Legion of Super-Heroes to Zatanna and Zauriel. With Heroes & Villains in-hand, you will never lack for characters to use in your game, from heroic guest-stars and villainous foes to heroes suitable as ready-to-play characters. You'll also have a comprehensive guide for modeling your own DC characters based on existing examples along with a collection of animals and monsters useful for mimics and shapechangers. It's the comprehensive guide to the heroes and villains of the DC Universe no fan should be without!

15Oct/100

Gamer’s Haven Episode 75 – Cooperative Worldbuilding Part 2

We continue using the ClanWebsite.org Dawn of Worlds world creation method, 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.

This episode came in long as well, and we didn't take many pictures, so no enhanced podcast this time around.  I will post images as soon as possible, and we'll have a long slideshow of the development of the world.

In the Three Parter, Ethan reviews ICONS from Adamant Publishing, Jeremy talks about the Prince of Wolves, a Pathfinder novel from Paizo Publishing, and Nathan talks about the upcoming Gamer's Haven Halloween Party.

We wrap things up with some random encounters and a new installment of Munchies for Munchkins.

Buy ICONS from RPG NowAbout ICONS

What kid raised in recent generations hasn’t pretended to be a superhero at some point: worn a cape, “flown” around, bounced imaginary bullets or shot “blasts of power” from hands or eyes? Why not? After all, the superhero is the perfect modern fantasy: powerful, respected, and loved by the public, but with a message of responsibility, duty, truth, and justice that appeals to parents as well as kids. In countless comic books, graphic novels, cartoons, and live-action television shows and films, superheroes continue to thrill and capture our imagination while also celebrating some of our better qualities. Who wouldn’t want to be a hero?

With ICONS, you can be!

Steve Kenson, the designer of the best-selling Mutants & Masterminds delivers a superpowered new role-playing game, inspired by the fast-playing old-school games and the new generation of narrative role-play! Within its pages are complete rules for character creation, abilities and powers, random adventure generation, a rogue's gallery of villains, a complete adventure and all the superheroic action you can handle!

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Buy ICONS from the Gamer's Haven Amazon Store

About Adamant Publishing

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.

Pathfinder Tales: Prince of WolvesAbout Pathfinder Tales: Prince of Wolves

For half-elven Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his devil-blooded bodyguard Radovan, things are rarely as they seem. Yet not even the notorious crime-solving duo is prepared for what they find when a search for a missing Pathfinder takes them into the gothic and mist-shrouded mountains of Ustalav. Beset on all sides by noble intrigue, mysterious locals, and the deadly creatures of the night, Varian and Radovan must use both sword and spell to track the strange rumors to their source and uncover a secret of unimaginable proportions, aided in their quest by a pack of sinister werewolves and a mysterious mute priestess. But it’ll take more than merely solving the mystery to finish this job. For shadowy figures have taken note of the pair’s investigations, and the forces of darkness are set on making sure neither man gets out of Ustalav alive...

From fan-favorite author Dave Gross comes a new fantastical mystery set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Buy Pathfinder Tales: Prince of Wolves from the Gamer's Haven Amazon Store

About Paizo Publishing

Paizo Publishing®, LLC is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo's Pathfinder® line of rules, adventures, sourcebooks, and campaigns combines decades of game design experience into one evocative system compatible with the 3.5 rules. Paizo'sGameMastery® accessories offer easy-to-use tools aimed at improving the tabletop RPG experience. Paizo's board game imprint unleashes fun, challenging games like Kill Doctor Lucky™ and Yetisburg™ that appeal to both families and casual gamers alike. Paizo's Planet Stories® line of science fiction and fantasy novels promise thrilling adventure of the like not seen since the legendary pulps. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the seven years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than a dozen major industry awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.

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20Sep/102

Gamer’s Haven Episode 73: Feeding Time

In this episode, we're joined by listener Noah Gibbs, a bona-fide chef from the Culinary Institute of America.  Together, we all talk about feeding your gamers, whether it be in the actual game, or at the gaming table.  In the special Four Parter, Ethan rants on inMotion hosting, Jeremy reviews Victoriana from Cubicle 7, Noah tackles Outbreak Undead from Hunters Books and Apparel, and Nathan reviews some minis he recently got from Mantic Games.

About Victoriana

The new science has done more than bring incredible technologies into the homes of everyday people. It has brought with it a new way of looking at the world. A way based on observation and logic that threatens the ancient dogma of Aluminat church teachings.

Buy Victoriana from RPGNow

Buy Victoriana from Noble Knight

About Cubicle 7

Cubicle 7 Entertainment is primarily concerned with the gaming and media markets. We publish a variety of games (Role Playing, Card and Board games) based on both original and licenced backgrounds.

About Outbreak Undead

“Outbreak: Undead” is a Zombie Survival Simulation RPG that is not only fun, but an essential step in surviving the Undead. We at Hunters Books have provided the most dramatic, effective, and above all realistic means in which to (safely) simulate the events of a zombie uprising and try your chances at survival!

Buy Outbreak Undead from Hunter Books and Apparel

Total Running Time on this episode is 103 minutes.

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15Apr/100

Gamer’s Haven Snippet Episode 16 – Word on the Street

In this episode, Ethan talks about the Origins Award nominee from Out of the Box Games, Word on the Street.

This episode is brought to you by FRP Games.

8Apr/100

Gamer’s Haven Snippet Episode 15 – Deadlands Dice from Q-Workshops

In this episode, Ethan talks about the new Deadlands Dice from Q-Workshops.

This episode is brought to you by FRP Games.

5Feb/100

Gamer’s Haven Snippet Episode 14 – RoboRally

In this episode, Ethan talks about RoboRally from Avalon Hill.
This episode is brought to you by Noble Knight Games.

24Jan/100

Gamer’s Haven Snippet Episode 13 – Earthdawn

In this episode, Ethan and a the players of the Earthdawn One-Shot AP talk about their thoughts on the new edition of Earthdawn from Redbrick Limited.
This episode is brought to you by Noble Knight Games.

4Nov/090

Gamer’s Haven Snippet Episode 12 – Martian Fluxx, Gold Digger, and Ninja To Go

In this Snippet Episode, Ethan reviews Martian Fluxx (Looney Labs), Gold Digger (Out of the Box Games), and Ninja To Go (aetherial FORGE)
This episode is sponsored by RPGNow.com. Please visit our sponsor and let them know that the Gamer's Haven sent you!

16Oct/090

Gamer’s Haven Snippet Episode 11 – Fast Flowing Forest Fellers

In this Snippet, Ethan is joined by Jeremy for a review of Fast Flowing Forest Fellers from Rio Grande Games.
This episode is sponsored by RPGNow.com. Please visit our sponsor and let them know that the Gamer's Haven sent you!

9Oct/090

Gamer’s Haven Snippet Episode 10 – The Stars Are Right

In this Snippet, Ethan is joined by Andre and Nathan for a review of The Stars Are Right from Steve Jackson Games.
This episode is sponsored by RPGNow.com. Please visit our sponsor and let them know that the Gamer's Haven sent you!