Kansas City Gaming: Gamer’s Haven Podcast

Ever wonder what it’s like to play a game, like Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, or Mutants and Masterminds? You can “sit in” on some Actual Play sessions with the Kansas City gaming experts at Gamer’s Haven podcast. They also discuss a variety of tabletop gaming topics. Read on to learn how this podcast led to the creation of KantCon!

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What is the name of your podcast?        

Gamer’s Haven Podcast

What is your name and what is your role in the podcast?            

Ethan Parker – Co-Host, Editor

How would you describe your podcast? Who is your audience?

We explore the tabletop gaming hobby with advice and reviews on all kinds of games you play at a table (non-gambling).

When was the podcast launched?          

November 2006

What made you want to launch the podcast?    

I was inspired by a now-dead podcast called the Dragon’s Landing Inn.

How often do you publish shows?          


What do you discuss in your shows?      

Tabletop games.

How long are your shows?         

One to two hours on average.

What do you love about your show?          

I get to have some fun with my friends, talk about things that we love, and meet awesome people from around the world. The podcast led to the creation of a tabletop game convention called KantCon, a gathering of people all around the country right here in Overland Park, KS.

Tell us about a particularly memorable moment in your show. 

When I got to interview George R. R. Martin.

What podcasts do you enjoy listening to?           

Hollywood Babble-On, Fat Man on Batman, Totally Awesome Films, and Gangland Wire.

What future plans lay ahead for your show?      

We’ve been on hiatus for about a year now (dealing with real life, children) and are planning on returning to the microphone soon.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The show has come off hiatus, and has released several episodes this year already!

Where can someone find more information about your podcast? 


Anything else you’d like to share?           

Our podcast releases Actual Play recordings in addition to the normal show – they are long (4+ hours) recordings of actual tabletop RPG sessions of games like Dungeons & Dragons, Savage Worlds, Mutants & Masterminds, and much more.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re always looking for leads on podcasts that are produced (at least in part) out of Kansas City. Do you know any we should feature? Feel free to share a link in the comments below!

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