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Guest Review: GAZ1 The Duchy of Karameikos

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto When I started playing Dungeons & Dragons, I jumped in with the relatively new Basic and the very new Expert boxes, a nice foundation to learn.  But I was quickly drawn upward to the large books and supplements of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rule set.  At that time, I found much more material there to …

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Sneak Peek: NINJAK #0

Valiant Presents NINJAK #0 – A Star-Studded Jumping-On Point from Matt Kindt, Francis Portela & Special Guests Galore in September!  Plus: The Road to NINJA-K #1 Begins with an Essential Prelude by Christos Gage & Tomas Giorello Valiant is proud to announce NINJAK #0 – an all-new jumping-on point for the Valiant Universe’s most dangerous intelligence operative, and a massive 40-page milestone, …

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Reviews You Can Use: DNDICE

If there’s one thing that DnDice (in Great Britain) does well, it’s innovation in polyhedral design and presentation.  Luckily for us tabletop gaming enthusiasts, DnDice does many things well. Inspired by metallic dragons and topped off with an electroplated finish, these British beauties were born for battle.  Each metal case containing the dice is lined with a specialty foam denser …

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Q&A Today: Bryan Kline

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Bryan Kline (Mystic Tiger Games) chime in on MANAFORGE and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you tell us about the mechanics of your dice-rolling tabletop game MANAFORGE? BK:  In Manaforge, players roll dice to obtain mana, the wizard’s basic resource. Mana …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 5 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Q&A Today: Rich Handley

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing author Rich Handley chime in on Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone, Star Trek, Star Wars and more, so let’s do this, with relish. Q: Which characters from the first two PotA films (1968 and 1970) fascinate you the most, and why do you suppose that is? …

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Guest Article: Comeliness, it’s just misunderstood

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson Back in November 1982 in Dragon Magazine #67, Gary Gygax talked about a new attribute to reflect how beautiful a person can look. Outward appearance can be important. In my own games, I have had the need to know just how “good looking” a person was. This may or may not be that essential to most …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 3 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …