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Avalon Hill – Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MASHED-UP WITH AWARD-WINNING BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate Challenges Players to Work Together –    Until Someone Becomes a Traitor! Seattle, WA – October 6, 2017 – Avalon Hill and Dungeons & Dragons today ...
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Interview with Mike Selinker of Lone Shark Games

Today we have an interview from the prestigious Mike Selinker of Lone Shark Games. Here is a short bio about Mike from the Lone Shark Games website: Mike Selinker is the president and chief creative officer of Lone Shark Games. ...
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Shapeways – Digital 3D Printing Services for Tabletop Games!

I had the fortunate opportunity to visit with the gracious Lise Keeney at the Shapeways booth at Gen_Con this summer. The booth was near the miniature painting competition, and the group paint & take tables that was ongoing. There were several ...
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God Wars – Battle Royale

After #GenCon50 we now have a copy of the Gods and Goddesses by Sara & Aaron Hübrich from Jetpack7/Conceptopolis (there is a 5th edition & Pathfinder version). And it is a beautiful book with a listing of 16 fantasy deities, ...
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Murder Hobos – Good or Bad?

What happens if you find yourself in a gaming group that is just full of Murder Hobos? I find that it is more common when I play now, that I did many-many years ago. Especially in organized play D&D games. ...
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D&D 5e – Using More Passive Checks

Lately, I have been focusing my campaign on using more passive perception and passive investigation so there aren’t as many die rolls. I’ve stopped asking for so many skill checks, and instead rely on a listing of the character’s ability ...
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You should be listening to Dragon Talk!

Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble lead us on the Official D&D podcast Dragon Talk. This is just a great podcast that has stellar interviews, new game reviews, along with visits from Wizard of the Coast Alumni such as Jeremy Crawford, ...
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D&D Adventurers League – Top 20 Adventures

This weekend I volunteered to run some games for a local charity gaming convention. The Save Vs. Hunger 2017 Convention was raising money for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Maryville, TN. They raised much needed funds for children hunger ...
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Evil Hat – Kaiju Incorporated Roleplaying Game

Evil Hat Productions gives us a new FATE roleplaying game supplement based on a world full of giant monsters and corporations that keep everyone safe while making a lot of money. But, you don’t take on the role of the ...
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Dungeons & Dragons: Rock Paper Wizard!

Cast spells and compete against other wizards in an epic race for loot! Rock Paper Wizard is an exciting party game for 3-6 players! Rock Paper Wizard allows each player to compete against each other with casting spells using simultaneous ...