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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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Analog Games in Pop Culture : The Cannes Games Festival Celebrates its 30th Year

The Cannes Games Festival is the second largest convention celebrating board games in Europe. Many attendees are seeking to break into the industry. In the past, authors like Antoine Bauza—known for 7 Wonders (2010) and Hanabi (2010)—or Bruno Cathala—creator of Five Tribes (2014) and Cyclades (2009)— started their careers by showing their first prototypes during these sessions, and so now …

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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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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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Poultrycanon’s Tiny Panic Room: The Mark of Exile

About the Mark of Exile: The venerable sages at the College of Obscure and Peculiar Texts (located right next to the Viinnco’s in Waterdeep’s scenic dockside marketplace, just upstairs from Mad Tshang’s All-You-Can-Stomach Crab Feed and Beer Hall) have been once again poking around in the Tiny Panic Room furiously attempting to decipher the scrawls, scrimshaws, decorative stains, and etchings of …

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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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Finding Inspiration: You’ve Iqued my Pinterest

So I have, like many people in this day of modern gosh-wow futurity, a Pinterest account. I stumbled upon it through the supreme Brownian motion of the webs and managed to misuse it for a few weeks until I realized I was doing it wrong and since then it has been a daily rest stop for me. Especially because of …