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Sneak Peek: DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1

Sneak Peek:  DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 – Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine Lead the Most Explosive Comics Event of 2017! Plus: The Stalinverse Wreaks Havoc with DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 in December and DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 in January! This winter, the Valiant Universe you once knew is no more… Only the Stalinverse remains!As revealed …

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Long Island Sandbox, Part Four: The Little Map That Could

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles by Chandra Reyer and Timothy Connolly examining the relevance of analog games in a digital world and the fourth in a series regarding the Long Island sandbox Timothy runs.] We have EGG and the classic GDQ1-7 campaign to thank for this 1e AD&D sandbox. It began with a hand-drawn (and …

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On Campaign Journals

There’s never been a better time to start keeping a campaign journal than right now. If you are the DM (or the GM,) and you are already keeping a campaign journal, awesome! Tabletop rpg enrichment happens in many ways.  This is one of those ways. John Fourr’s extraordinary Roleplaying Tips blog gives delightful tips for the keeping of a campaign …

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Q&A with Venger Satanis

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Venger Satanis chime in on tabletop RPGs, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  When did it first occur to you that tabletop RPGs could be your thing, and when did you know it for sure? VS:  I was really into the whole thing – fantasy, sci-fi, horror, comic …

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Book Retort: HOME volume 1

“I know what you are. And I have a pretty good guess what planet you’re from. It ain’t this one. You want this to be a problem?” — Lisa Foster, politely waiting her turn at University Hospital. Hats off to Double Take Comics for this gripping yarn.  HOME volume 1 collects the first five issues of this ongoing title.  It takes …

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Book Retort: X-O MANOWAR #50

“I welcome my former enemies and become king of TWO peoples. Separated by race; bound by common experience,” says Aric of Dacia, as he remembers earlier times with the Vine survivors, in this penultimate issue of the extraordinary X-O MANOWAR title. As this 50-issue epic comes to a close, we here at MULTIVERSE stand up tall as we salute the …

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Q&A with Tim Daniel

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Tim Daniel chime in on THE ATOLL and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  THE ATOLL looks amazingly good.  What can you tell our readers about THE ATOLL, without giving too much away? TD:  I’ll spill for sure. Abducted Olympian Gold Medalist Story Helms …

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Long Island Sandbox, Part Three: Achievement Unlocked

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles by Chandra Reyer and Timothy Connolly examining the relevance of analog games in a digital world and the third in a series regarding the Long Island sandbox Timothy runs.] Achievement Cards It dawned on me, whilst listening to the actual-play podcast Crit Juice, that Achievement Cards would be a fun …

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Lagers, Taverns, and Bars, oh my!

Do your tabletop RPG sessions include enough watering holes? If you answered “Yes”, go ahead and award yourself 500 bonus XP. Are the watering holes described well enough for the players at the table? If you answered “Yes” again, award yourself another 1,000 bonus XP. Colorful watering holes are a crucial stitch in the tapestry of the more memorable D&D …