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Stoker Award Winners

The winners of this year’s Bram Stoker Awards were announced at the inaugural Stoker Con in Las Vegas. Noteworthy writers of horror and dark fantasy have been receiving this prestigious award since the 1980s. The list of previous winners is a veritable who’s who of memorable authors. Unsure of what to read next?  We’ve all been there.  Seeing a list …

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The Military Flail: Fact Or Fiction?

One of the more popular weapons in D&D has a very mysterious history.  Was it actually used in combat?  Evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Dr. Paul B. Sturtevant (from The Public Medievalist) recently published the results of his extensive research on the topic, and you can read all about it by clicking HERE.

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The Tombs of the Whispering Worms

Artist Matthew Lowes and writer Mark Chance (Spes Magna Games) have joined forces to bring us The Tombs of The Whispering Worms; a wild new adventure for fantasy medieval tabletop rpg enjoyment.  Whilst intended for use with Swords & Wizardy, the adventure is easily adaptable for any tabletop rpg, and can be placed into any campaign setting or sandbox.  Brave adventurers …

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Eberron Q&A [May 10, 2016]

Keith Baker‘s Eberron campaign setting is a fascinating campaign setting for tabletop rpg enjoyment.  Did you know that the world of Eberron is said to have 12 moons? And, that a 13th moon (invisible and mysterious) is also said by some, to orbit the world as well? You can enjoy reading (and commenting upon) Keith’s latest Eberron Q&A by clicking HERE.

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D&D Flying High Again

If recent studies are any indication, the D&D hobby is enjoying one of its best years of all time.  Since its inception in 1974, the D&D hobby has been seen as a small niche market, and it still is today, but a recent uptick in its popularity is both quantifiable and noteworthy. To read more, click HERE.

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Re-energize Your Campaign

Eleven fun ways to give your campaign a swift kick in the pants. Batsnake The Whipper:  “They use a magic mirror to go teleporting around from place to place?” Chuggy:  “Aye, Whipper.  They all hold hands, jump through the mirror, and off they go.” Batsnake The Whipper:  “And they call that adventuring?  Heh!” Chuggy:  “Har har har!  Well, it does …

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2016 Origins Awards Nominees

Each year, at the ORIGINS convention in June, the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design presents the prestigious Origins Awards to new tabletop games that shine brightest. Here’s a look at this year’s nominees: Board Games Champions of Midgard By Grey Fox Games Designed by Ole Steiness La Granja By Stronghold Games Designed by Michael Keller (II) and Andreas …

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Heavy Metal 280

Heavy Metal 280 arrives on newsstands this month, marking the publication’s maiden voyage with Grant Morrison at the helm as their new editor-in-chief. Morrison took the graphic literature world by storm in the 1990s and 2000s, penning notable titles such as The Authority, The Invisibles, and Seaguy. A longtime periodical source of inspiration for tabletop rpg referees everywhere, Heavy Metal magazine …

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Game Night at the Book Shop

You can enjoy an evening of tabletop gaming at Barnes & Noble locations on Saturday April 30th.  It’s their new initiative to help bring kindred spirits together in the name of fun.  This could be the start of something really big, and here’s a peek at their press release:   Barnes & Noble Hosts Tabletop Gaming Meet Up at Stores Nationwide …

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New Dice For Axis And Allies

World War II ended more than seventy years ago.  And yet, the AXIS & ALLIES board game has remained a hit with gamers around the globe for more than thirty years. Give your next AXIS & ALLIES session a boost with these dice from Field Marshal Games.