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Analog gaming is winning with the smartphone generation

One of the reasons cited for the downturn in RPGs and board games was the popularity of video games. Home consoles and advances in personal computers created a market where no one had to leave the house to visit an arcade, making video games a surprising recession resistant market despite the high price tag. With the invention of tablets and …

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Write Gallifreyan Like a Time Lord

Those complex circles that look like a map of time aren’t just pretty decor. Gallifreyan, is the written language of Time Lords and now thanks to Loren Sherman of Sherman’s Planet, we all can write like we have two hearts. An effort that began with Who fans was tweaked and modified by Loren in order to make it into a …

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Web Comic: Red Calaveras

Artist Erik Lervold and co-creator Kevin Kosmo gives us the weird, intensely colored world of a bad punk rock band encountering aliens, vampires and evil plots. Due to swearing and some situations, I’d say it was a comic for mature readers, except that some good old-fashioned immaturity is required to fully appreciate it. The art style is particularly interesting in …

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Marrying Mr. Darcy-More Cutthroat Than You Think

You don’t need zombies and swords to make the gentle, mannered works of Jane Austen into an aggressive, free for all. Although, there is an Undead Expansion Pack for Erika Svanoe’s inspired game. I first found out about Erika’s game while at a local convention. A comic book writer, Michael May, who writes about giant city-destroying monsters and his tweenage …

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Top 5 Cool Etsy RPG Items

Etsy has a large number of very creative people on it. Some people though, really go above and beyond, creating some of the coolest, interesting RPG related items around. Here are the top five I wish I had money for, in no particular order. 1. Original Bag of Many Dice I can actually afford this one! This would make finding …