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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 …

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Behold(er)! An Art of Dungeons & Dragons Documentary is Nigh!

It’s been a little like Christmas lately with the increase in documentaries regarding tabletop role playing games. It was only a matter of time before one covering the long history of art in Dungeons & Dragons was made. That it has a wonderfully punny title is just a bonus. There’s a lot of rich material for XRay Films and Cavegirl …

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Long Island Sandbox, Part Two: In a World…

[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 second in a series regarding the Long Island sandbox Timothy runs.] More origins (and the bonus situation.) The 1e AD&D sandbox known today as Benchleydale And Beyond (or B&B, for short,) was …

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Q&A with Alethea Van Holland

It’s not every day that Alethea Van Holland gets to chime in on MOONLIT DAWN: A MYTHICAL TALE, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  MOONLIT DAWN: A MYTHICAL TALE looks like a wild ride. It even includes a corrupt wolf goddess. What can you tell our readers about this tale’s antagonist, without giving too …

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Happy Birthday! Dave Arneson

Today marks what would have been the 69th birthday of Dave Arneson, the creator of the Blackmoor dungeon, which was the first RPG campaign, and what would later become Dungeons & Dragons. It also marks the conclusion of the third of three Read an RPG Book In Public Weeks held every year. Part of the celebration this year is the …

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Q&A with Donny Cates

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing Donny Cates chime in on ATOMAHAWK, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  ATOMAHAWK looks like a fun ride.  What can you tell us about this wild tale, without giving too much away? DC:  Atomahawk is the most fun you can have in comics from …

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Ryan Devoto’s Devotion to World Building

This seems to be the year that miniatures come to the forefront of tabletop gaming. Stefan Porkorny of Dwarven Forge gets a documentary that’s made it to Netflix, 3d printing becomes more accessible with files available online and we get to see the epic expanse of Ryan Devoto‘s diorama. Much has already been said by other websites regarding the extent …

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Sneak Peek: ASPEN UNIVERSE REVELATIONS #3

The most groundbreaking event in Aspen Comics’ history continues… For over thirteen years, devoted Aspen Comics fans have clamored for something special…something unique…something…UNIMAGINABLE! Aspen Comics has answered the call for loyal fans and new readers alike. This summer, legendary creator Michael Turner’s two greatest creations, Fathom and Soulfire, unite as one in a crossover event so massive in scope, it …

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Sneak Peek: SAVAGE #1

First Look: SAVAGE #1 – Moore, Henry & LaRosa Fight for Survival in November! Nature conquers all! Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of SAVAGE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the bone-breaking new series striking out of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative on November 30th! This fall, acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick), …