Beginning this month’s RPG Blog Carnival: Taverns, Bars and places to meet

1 March, 2023

Have a drink and a good timeWelcome to the RPG Blog Carnival for the Month of March, 2023, on the theme of Taverns, Bars and other places to meet.

Obviously, the important part of the theme is places to meet, this can be where the player characters hang out between adventures, where they meet up with prospective patrons, or perhaps it is where they get together for the first time (“you all meet in a tavern”).

So, let us talk about Taverns, Bars and places to meet.  Some ideas:

  • Tell us about the first tavern, inn, or bar you remember in your games.
  • Have you ever had a character own a bar?  What about other player characters?
  • Do you have a favorite tavern or bar in media?
  • Do you have a tavern that keeps showing up in your games?
  • What other social places do your character meet up at / hang out in (clubs, coffee shops, restaurants, usw)?
  • Would you play in a game where owning a tavern (or other such place) was a central theme?

Let your imagination go wild

I hope you find inspiration.  Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your submission.  As people post links, please take a look as the idea is to share, inspire and bounce of one another’s ideas.  At the end of the month, all of the links will be collected as in a hoard in a final wrap-up post.

If you are not a blogger hopefully you will be still be inspired.  If you start a relevant thread on Reddit or Discord or a forum or whatever, then please post a link to it in the comments so that can be shared too.  The more people involved, the merrier!  Let us create some wondrous things together!

My first contribution, The Quill and Sword.

RPG Blog CarnivalNotes: This will be the Fifth time the Sea of Stars has hosted the RPG Blog Carnival, the first time was back in May 2017 with the theme of Occult Mysteries, the second time in February 2019 with the theme of Making Magic Wondrous, the third was February 2021, on the theme of Divine Artifacts, and the forth was February 2022, on the theme of DRAGONS.

Thanks to Plastic Polyhedra for hosting the RPG Blog Carnival last month on Procedures.

Image found here and is in the Public Domain.


  1. I know this is a bit of a cheat, but several years ago I wrote a brief article on being sure to add some “flavor” to the establishments in your campaign.


  2. https://rpggeek.com/blogpost/144970/you-meet-tavern

    • Excellent summation of the available resources and “state of play” when it comes to taverns in fantasy gaming.

  3. How bars and taverns are important to politics and diplomacy campaigns, looking back over a 3 year game to see which bars were often returned to.


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