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Squirmish: A Monstrous Good Time

Squirmish is a new card game aimed at kids and families. I was lucky enough to be able to preview one and test it out with my daughter before the Kickstarter was launched. The first thing to mention, is that this game is made in direct response to collectible card games aimed at the pre-teen age group, such as Pokemon. …

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The Military Flail: Fact Or Fiction?

One of the more popular weapons in D&D has a very mysterious history.  Was it actually used in combat?  Evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Dr. Paul B. Sturtevant (from The Public Medievalist) recently published the results of his extensive research on the topic, and you can read all about it by clicking HERE.

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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 …