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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 …

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Running the Game Video Series by Matthew Colville

Matthew Colville is a writer for a video game company and a long time DM for D&D. He has been recording a YouTube series for the past several weeks on a basic how to of running the game. I find it interesting to see his take on how he does things. For someone considering running a game, this is very …

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Game Night at the Book Shop

You can enjoy an evening of tabletop gaming at Barnes & Noble locations on Saturday April 30th.  It’s their new initiative to help bring kindred spirits together in the name of fun.  This could be the start of something really big, and here’s a peek at their press release:   Barnes & Noble Hosts Tabletop Gaming Meet Up at Stores Nationwide …

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Human Combat Chess

It’s like the old video game, Battle Chess, except it’s live and the piece that is being captured can fight back and win. Human Combat Chess has its origins in Renaissance Festivals, but the Six Elements theater company of the Twin Cities, have taken it to a new level. The small theater company has turned it into a theater-in-the-round production …

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New Dice For Axis And Allies

World War II ended more than seventy years ago.  And yet, the AXIS & ALLIES board game has remained a hit with gamers around the globe for more than thirty years. Give your next AXIS & ALLIES session a boost with these dice from Field Marshal Games.  

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Six Cursed Thrones

Got cursed thrones for your fantasy medieval tabletop role-playing games? Here’s six of ’em. After all, who do your macho smack-talker PCs think they are anyway? Make sure they somehow find themselves in a mysterious throne room soon, and that’s when you’ll know that you’ve got ’em right where you’ll want ’em. After all, what self-respecting PC would pass up …

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Manikins, A New Race For D&D 5th Edition Players

Manikins “Abel the Minstrel is generally considered to be the first artisan to have crafted a manikin. It is said that he was quite talented and had made a reputation for himself as a master puppeteer and an accomplished entertainer. His work was said to border on the simply fantastic. Unfortunately, such fame often attracts the attentions of people who …

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The Art of Being Klingon

Bill Hedrick seems like an ordinary, friendly, if very tall (6’3″), guy when you meet him.  Yet underneath that, is the heart of Klingon and the mind of an artist. Long before terms like cosplay or even the idea of people dressing up in amazing costumes at conventions, Bill was perfecting his art both as a costumer and a craftsman …