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FMNH PR2081 The Tyrant Dungeon Master

The history of Sue the T. Rex at Chicago’s Field Museum is a roller coaster of up and downs and that’s just regarding her fossil and not including her danger fraught life that resulted in death at a young age. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that she would understand what makes a good story and the eternal battle of good …

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Dragonlance! Of course, it’s a musical

I’ve known about the Dragonlance musical, or as it’s actually titled “The Last Trial,” based on the Dragonlance Legends story, for a decade, thanks to Wikipedia in Russian. It wasn’t until some time later, after the theater production had been out for many years and grown to be performed by three different troupes that an exhibition video appeared on Youtube …

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Nerdy Nummies-A Real Serious Cookbook

There have been a number of cookbooks that use geek/nerd culture as their gimmick. Including official Star Wars books. What caught my attention with Rosanna Pansino’s The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is before the book even gets into the recipes. She writes how she’s a visual learner and has therefore arranged the book to be easier for visual learners. If you …

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Wizard School, Rather Chaotic

I have a rule about Kickstarters, in that I never back one while I’ve backed another. I’m also prepared to wait past the stated deadline, because everyone always seems to underestimate how much work it’ll take to finish their project. That’s just part of the fun of funding someone’s ideas. And what an idea Wizard School is. I usually deliberate …

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Always Room for Gelatinous Cube DIY

Don’t ask me why I find the gelatinous cube to be an amusing monster. It’s anything but amusing if your party encounters one, yet I have a love for them anyway. I’m guessing it’s due to being a part-time DM (and despite being a part-time Player). So, I was delighted to find a Youtube video by user Blandco with instructions …

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Digital Reversal-Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt

It’s been a long tradition ever since video games became a thing to adapt an RPG tabletop game into a video game. So, it’s come full circle with a very popular video game franchise being the source of a tabletop game. This time it’s Square/Enix’s Final Fantasy series its ever popular Chocobos. Chocobos, for those unfamiliar with the game, are …

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The Princess Bride RPG-The Battle of Wits Comes to You

Toy Vault, a company that specializes in merchandise for many cult fandoms, announced the release of The Princess Bride RPG in 2017. Toy Vault isn’t new to creating games for The Princess Bride property having made Storming the Castle and Princess Bride-opoly. However, an RPG is branching out for the company, although they have some familiar names working on it. …

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DIY Dragon Eggs

I admit, I may not be the most normal person. When helping out with youth programming for a local sci-fi/fantasy convention, I came up with this idea, which was inspired by Easter. The raw materials were also inspired by Easter, which means finding the eggs for this project is quite easy and cheap if it’s after Easter.   Step 1: …

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Platonic Solids Woodworking Magic

In this video, Matthias Burger demonstrates making Platonic solid polyhedrons out of wood using a miter saw. His attention to the math in order to make them completely even is nearly magical as he transforms blocks of wood into the familiar dice shapes we all know. It’s one of those fascinating and oddly satisfying videos that pop up from time …