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30 Ways To Ring In The New Year

Before you do any of this, remember to roll a d30. Make toasts from a drinking horn, instead of a wine glass. Roll a d4, and make that many toasts. Scream a Klingon Death Howl for the end of the old year. Utter a quote from a Monty Python’s Flying Circus episode that you’ve never uttered before, and do it …

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30 Ways to Celebrate Gary Gygax Day

Roll a d30 Read an adventure module. Paint a minifig. Wear a Hawaiian shirt. Draw a map on graph paper. Create a magic item. Roll each and every one of your dice, just because. Introduce a younger player to the older ways of the hobby. Hug a DM. Mend your battle-tested and time-worn Trampier DM screen, with Scotch tape or …

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The Official RAI Emoji Keyboard

Valiant and Swyft Media Unveil the Official RAI Emoji Keyboard – Available Now for iOS and Android! As “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” rages onward in comics shops everywhere, the hero at the forefront of the 41st century’s assault on New Japan – Rai – is leaping out of the pages of the summer’s most ambitious comics event and into …

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Q&A with Mike Allred

Achievement unlocked.  You are now enjoying a Multiverse Q&A with Mike Allred. It’s not every day that we get to see writer/illustrator Mike Allred chime in on all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   MULTIVERSE:  Next year marks the 20th anniversary of RED ROCKET 7.  How did that timeless tale blossom from an idea to a …

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Q&A with Kieron Gillen

Achievement unlocked.  You are now enjoying a MULTIVERSE Q&A with Kieron Gillen.   MULTIVERSE:  What has allowed creator-owned graphic literature to thrive as much as it has? KIERON GILLEN:  In terms of comics, we’re in a fascinating boom period for creator-owned work. I came into comics late, circa 2000, via the Warren Ellis Forum; a hotbed of thinking about comics. …

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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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International Tabletop Gaming Day!

 In honor of International Tabletop Gaming Day, we here at Multiverse decided to discuss our favorite games and memories in the hopes that our readership may glean something of value from our veritable EONS of tabletop gaming experience. Timothy Connolly Favorite Tabletop Game: First edition AD&D. My journey with this particular edition of the hobby began on Long Island in 1978, and it would …

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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 …