Erik Tenkar is creating Old School Gaming News and Community Building
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Hi, my name is Erik Tenkar and I'm the proprietor of the blog Tenkar's Tavern, which was founded in 2009.  Actually, Tenkar's Tavern is more than just a blog these days, its an old school gaming community. We have a thriving Facebook Community with over 2,100 members, and active Discord Server with over 650 members and a daily Old School Gaming Podcast - Tavern Chat. Yep, The Tavern isn't just a blog anymore ;)  

Tenkar's Tavern in all of its forms has become a news hub of sorts for events in the OSR corner of the gaming universe and beyond. Oh, and of course a place to find the latest gaming related Kickstarters - the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

The secret to the success of The Tavern quite simply is its community. It's that community that drove me to organize Appreciation Days for Basic Fantasy Roleplaying and Swords & Wizardry back in 2013 (with the S&W Appreciation Day having over 130 participating blogs) as well as The 12 Days of OSR Christmas in 2013 and every December since.

Juggling all of these balls is time intensive. With two-plus blog posts a day, recording, editing and distributing a daily podcast as well as moderating and participating in The Tavern's Facebook Community and Discord Server throughout the day, seven days a week, The Tavern has turned into a true part-time job. One I thoroughly enjoy and would not change for the world, but a daily responsibility none the less.

The Tavern will always be free in all of its forms and the community will always be open to all. I ask that you treat Tenkar's Tavern as a Neutral Ground and a place to talk gaming and geekdom while leaving your real-world stressors behind. Your support at any level is greatly appreciated.
Tiers
Tip Your Bartender
$1.50 or more per month
A hearty tip for your bartender! I thank you! The community thanks you.
Backer Blog Roll
$3 or more per month
Backer Blog Roll - If you are a blogger and back at this level, I'll highlight your blog on a special Backer Blog Roll.
Discord Patreons
$4.50 or more per month
You'll have a special title and color on the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server telling the community your are a backer of Tenkar's Tavern. Additional benefit is a position on the Backer Blog Roll
Includes Discord rewards
Discord Patreons
$4.50 or more per month
You'll have a special title and color on the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server telling the community your are a backer of Tenkar's Tavern. Additional benefit is a position on the Backer Blog Roll
Includes Discord rewards
Let's Talk
$10 or more per month
A private weekly voice chat with members of the Let's Talk level or higher. Day of week and time will be announced prior to the chat. We will use Discord. Length of Chat 30 minutes plus.
Includes Discord rewards
Royalty
$20 or more per month
Your are Royalty. Suggest a topic for the daily podcast and I'll try and get it done. Includes benefits of all prior levels
Includes Discord rewards
Patreon of the Podcast
$25 or more per month
Sponsor the Tavern Chat Podcast for a week. Get a mention at the beginning of the episode as a sponsor and get a link on the blog post sharing the episode. Additionally, all bonuses from prior levels apply
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $50 or more per month
My wife Rachel wants to give you some of my gaming shit. US addresses only. I suspect initial packages will include some of the Tunnels & Trolls duplicates in my collection.
Goals
45 of 50 patrons
When we hit 50 supporters a month in support, I'll add a monthly "off hours Tavern Chat" on the Discord Server to accommodate members of the community from across the pond.
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Hi, my name is Erik Tenkar and I'm the proprietor of the blog Tenkar's Tavern, which was founded in 2009.  Actually, Tenkar's Tavern is more than just a blog these days, its an old school gaming community. We have a thriving Facebook Community with over 2,100 members, and active Discord Server with over 650 members and a daily Old School Gaming Podcast - Tavern Chat. Yep, The Tavern isn't just a blog anymore ;)  

Tenkar's Tavern in all of its forms has become a news hub of sorts for events in the OSR corner of the gaming universe and beyond. Oh, and of course a place to find the latest gaming related Kickstarters - the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

The secret to the success of The Tavern quite simply is its community. It's that community that drove me to organize Appreciation Days for Basic Fantasy Roleplaying and Swords & Wizardry back in 2013 (with the S&W Appreciation Day having over 130 participating blogs) as well as The 12 Days of OSR Christmas in 2013 and every December since.

Juggling all of these balls is time intensive. With two-plus blog posts a day, recording, editing and distributing a daily podcast as well as moderating and participating in The Tavern's Facebook Community and Discord Server throughout the day, seven days a week, The Tavern has turned into a true part-time job. One I thoroughly enjoy and would not change for the world, but a daily responsibility none the less.

The Tavern will always be free in all of its forms and the community will always be open to all. I ask that you treat Tenkar's Tavern as a Neutral Ground and a place to talk gaming and geekdom while leaving your real-world stressors behind. Your support at any level is greatly appreciated.

Recent posts by Erik Tenkar

Tiers
Tip Your Bartender
$1.50 or more per month
A hearty tip for your bartender! I thank you! The community thanks you.
Backer Blog Roll
$3 or more per month
Backer Blog Roll - If you are a blogger and back at this level, I'll highlight your blog on a special Backer Blog Roll.
Discord Patreons
$4.50 or more per month
You'll have a special title and color on the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server telling the community your are a backer of Tenkar's Tavern. Additional benefit is a position on the Backer Blog Roll
Includes Discord rewards
Discord Patreons
$4.50 or more per month
You'll have a special title and color on the Tenkar's Tavern Discord Server telling the community your are a backer of Tenkar's Tavern. Additional benefit is a position on the Backer Blog Roll
Includes Discord rewards
Let's Talk
$10 or more per month
A private weekly voice chat with members of the Let's Talk level or higher. Day of week and time will be announced prior to the chat. We will use Discord. Length of Chat 30 minutes plus.
Includes Discord rewards
Royalty
$20 or more per month
Your are Royalty. Suggest a topic for the daily podcast and I'll try and get it done. Includes benefits of all prior levels
Includes Discord rewards
Patreon of the Podcast
$25 or more per month
Sponsor the Tavern Chat Podcast for a week. Get a mention at the beginning of the episode as a sponsor and get a link on the blog post sharing the episode. Additionally, all bonuses from prior levels apply
Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $50 or more per month
My wife Rachel wants to give you some of my gaming shit. US addresses only. I suspect initial packages will include some of the Tunnels & Trolls duplicates in my collection.