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My 3D Adventures Part II

The Wrath of CAD I downloaded several of Miguel Zavala‘s designs picking them based on my personal preferences for designs I’d like to try and with varying complexity. However, when it came down to scheduling some quality time with my library’s 3D printer, I chose the Bulette. I think they’re cute monsters and the calculator at 3DPartPrice.com indicated a relatively …

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Squirmish: A Monstrous Good Time

Squirmish is a new card game aimed at kids and families. I was lucky enough to be able to preview one and test it out with my daughter before the Kickstarter was launched. The first thing to mention, is that this game is made in direct response to collectible card games aimed at the pre-teen age group, such as Pokemon. …

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Catching Up With Legendary TSR Artist Darlene

Darlene is known for her illustrations of the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons as well as her maps of Greyhawk. The unicorn that greeted everyone on the title page of the Player’s Handbook was her work. She is also an accomplished calligraphist who did many logos as well as lettering for a lot of TSR products until she …

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My 3D Adventures Part I

In which I learn CAD Some time ago I’d heard about the free Dungeons and Dragons miniature designs by Miguel Zavala . Not having a 3D printer, it wasn’t too important to me, even though I find the whole idea of 3D printing to be fascinating. I’ve seen it being used to do things like create the bones of mummies …

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The Joy of Drawing With Larry Elmore

It is titled as a simple drawing demonstration for Eastern Kentucky University with Hugo-nominated and legendary RPG artist Larry Elmore. Yet Larry turns it into a full master class seminar as he draws, by touching on a large range of subjects. Dropping tidbits here and there not only on the process of art, but art supplies and his own experience. …

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Human Combat Chess

It’s like the old video game, Battle Chess, except it’s live and the piece that is being captured can fight back and win. Human Combat Chess has its origins in Renaissance Festivals, but the Six Elements theater company of the Twin Cities, have taken it to a new level. The small theater company has turned it into a theater-in-the-round production …

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The Art of Being Klingon

Bill Hedrick seems like an ordinary, friendly, if very tall (6’3″), guy when you meet him.  Yet underneath that, is the heart of Klingon and the mind of an artist. Long before terms like cosplay or even the idea of people dressing up in amazing costumes at conventions, Bill was perfecting his art both as a costumer and a craftsman …

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Web Comic: Third Shift Society

Meredith Moriarty gives us a comic that’s so well drawn that you have to wonder why it hasn’t been picked up by one of the bigger companies for publication! The premise is that of two supernatural investigators, Ellie and Ichabod. Ichabod has a pumpkin head. It should be more ludicrous than it sounds, and yet Meredith’s drawing of the character …

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River Horse wants to steal your baby brother

A small board and war game company, River Horse, started by Alessio Cavatore is starting to snag some interesting licensed properties. One that is greatly anticipated for release this summer is the family friendly Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game. Much like the movie, players have to rescue their baby brothers from The Goblin King. The board and the tokens …

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April and the Extraordinary World

Of course, the English debut of the French animated movie April and the Extraordinary World would be this month. Brought to life by the same creators responsible for Persepolis and graphic novelist Jacques Tardi, comes a steampunk story set in the 1930s centered around the titular character of April along with her talking cat Darwin. The English dub version features …