Gamer’s Haven Podcast

KantCon Awards Ceremony 2014

A recording of the KantCon Awards Ceremony 2014 ... most likely the final awards ceremony to be held at KantCon!


KantCon 2013 Awards Ceremony

KantCon 2013We've been silent for a while, and you can certainly expect some more noise from us very soon.  We're currently getting caught up on some editing and posting, and then, this very week, we will be recording a new episode, and getting back to a regular release schedule.

In the meantime, enjoy this special episode - the KantCon Awards 2013.

Unlike previous years, this one goes quick and dirty, and it won't seem like you're sitting through the Academy Awards ceremony from 2000.

Stay tuned, and, rest assured, we are still here, and we will be getting more content up soon!


Twilight Sector Podcast Episode 2

The Twilight Sector Podcast provides information on new and upcoming Terra/Sol Games releases as well as "In-Setting" content. In this episode we talk about our upcoming Kickstarter among other things and provide a plethora of "in-game" content from stories to commercials to use in your games!


Episode 100 – Story Time!

Gamer's Haven 100Welcome to the first episode in the triple digits, as well as the first episode under the Nerdvana Network banner!

In this extra-special episode for our extra-special listeners, we gather our friends and some of our listeners together to tell you some of our favorite moments from the gaming table.

It was over six years ago that we set out to start this show, and now that it's many years later, and we have a loyal cadre of listeners, friends, and adventures, we want to share a bit of why we keep coming back to do this show, and why we've recorded over 72 days of actual play recordings.

If it wasn't for people like you who listen to the show and let us know about your adventures around your gaming table, whether it's in Kansas, Hawaii, Canada, Estonia, South Africa, or the Moon.

Special thanks to

  • Erik,


  • Andre,


  • Jessica,


  • Amanda,


  • Ryan,


  • Tracy,


  • Jason,


  • Gmoe,


  • Aaron,


  • Sara,


  • and many others

who contributed to this episode.

Something Positive

Randy MilhollandA special thanks to Special Guest Randy Milholland, author and creator of the awesome webcomic Something Positive.  He was kind enough to share some great stories from the gaming table for us.

According to Randy, he is probably napping right now. Sometimes, at night, he dons little shoes with curled toes and a little hat and secretly aids overworked cobblers. Then he uses their stores to launder money. He also grew up in a little patch of suburban sprawl between Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas. Under a full moon he sometimes transforms into a meerkat.

New Haven Comics

Aaron WaltherAs did Aaron Walther, from New Haven Comics, writer and creator of Zero's Heroes, another pretty awesome webcomic (and one that if you, say, like our Justice City and City of Angels Actual Play, you will likely enjoy).

Aaron is the head writer and Editor of New Haven Comics. His credits include Zero’s Heroes and Science Hero. When not writing, he roams Midwest America looking for the secrets to perfect storytelling.

Welcome to the continuing adventures of the Gamer's Haven, and you're all part of it.

Thanks from all of us here at the Gamer's Haven - you listeners and friends are all why we do this show.

Oh, and support us by supporting the Nerdvana Network!



We Want to Hear from YOU for Episode 100!

Some of you may know that the 100th episode of the Gamer's Haven Podcast is coming up. We're planning on doing something very special.

Within the next few weeks, what I would love to get from all of you, if you are interested, is time.

Please record audio of either your favorite gaming story, or your favorite moment from the Gamer's Haven Podcast itself, or it's actual play, and send it to us for inclusion in the 100th episode.

Length doesn't matter, and we want it within the next two weeks, no later than April 6th. If we can't get together, then just find a few minutes with yourself, a computer, and a microphone (or a digital voice recorder if you have one), and record a story from the gaming table that makes you smile, and keeps you coming back to roll the dice over and over again.

Oh, and don't forget to wish us a happy 100th as well.


Episode 97 – Holiday 2012 (and Random Encounters)

We talk a bit about the holidays, the year in general, and what we want to see in coming years.  This is a general "Random Encoutners" episode with no Three Parter.

Running Time on this Episode is 99 minutes.

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Gamers Who Care – Give Thanks Walk for St. Jude

This Saturday, thousands of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital supporters in 90 communities across the country will participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. Each of us has a reason to walk, Gamers included.

Part of being a gamer is rolling the dice, having fun, and growing up with the games we love, and being introduced to games we grow to love in our lifetime.  Unfortunately, there are some children out there who will never get the chance to enjoy a game of Blood Bowl, Talisman, Settlers of Catan, or Agricola.

We're asking that, if you can, please go to the Gamers Who Care page here, and either agree to walk 5K this coming Saturday, pledge a few bucks, or do both.  We're walking and raising funds to show that gamers aren't a demographic that should be overlooked or dismissed.  We care about things like this, and we can help make a difference.

There is no doubt that local children already benefit from the research done at St. Jude, and the money you help raise will continue to touch lives within your own community.

I invite you to walk with us for all the children of St. Jude. Walk for research, for treatment, and for hope. Together, we create a community of compassion and caring that makes all the difference.

Register or Pledge Today!


Twilight Sector Podcast Episode 1

The Twilight Sector Podcast provides information on new and upcoming Terra/Sol Games releases as well as "In-Setting" content. In this episode you'll be treated to the After Party with Rock Dagwood. Please enjoy!


Episode 94 – Post-KantCon 2012 Show

We finally stop talking about KantCon for a while after this episode, we promise.  In this retrospective, we examine what worked, and what didn't work about KantCon 2012 ...


Episode 93 – KantCon 2012 Awards Ceremony

It's that time again! We wrap up KantCon with the fourth-annual KantCon Awards!  This time, we are joined by ... Nathan!

It's a landmark year!

As a grand finale of KantCon, on Sunday, July 8 beginning at 8:00 p.m., the Gamer’s Haven Podcast will be on hand to present a number of awards to convention attendees. All throughout the convention, during scheduled roleplaying events, you will be voting for best players. Additionally, if you play in scheduled card game, board game, and miniatures game events, the winners’ names will be recorded for posterity during the KantCon Awards Ceremony. Also presented will be acknowledgements to various volunteers and staff of KantCon who contributed to KantCon this year as well as some thanks for Kickstarter participants.

These super-fancy, custom awards trophies will undoubtedly be the best miniature, plastic trophies you will proudly display on your mantle! Plus, there may be some special SWAG that gets given away. Acceptance speeches are encouraged, and audience participation is virtually a requirement! Get to know some of the people you’ve been gaming with over the three days of KantCon, and sit back and relax while we close KantCon 2012 with a bang!