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A Closer Look at the Cartography of Christopher West

“Chris West loves gaming and expresses that love with an artist’s eye. Luckily for gamers, he shares that eye with the rest of us.” Back in the olden days of roleplaying, maps were crude scribblings on graph paper, dictated to ...
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Mundane No More-Texts & Tomes

It’s probably not a surprise that I didn’t start gaming, or even designing, with 5th ed. As my bio says, I started gaming back in the Dark Ages of the 1970s and haven’t stopped. One of the things that always ...
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Aquatic Talk with DM’s Block

TL;DR: If you’re reading this column, you’ll want to listen to this pod. This week I sit down with DM Mitch and DM Chris from the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast to talk about everything both roleplyaing and aquatic. If you aren’t familiar with ...
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5 Fun Gimmicks for D&D

Just like a long-term relationship, sometimes D&D needs a little spice to shake things up. Traditional ways of doing this may include: switching out the DM for a new one, trying an original home-brew adventure or story line, starting the ...
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Survivalist Gaming: The Survival Skill

Like most skills in modern role playing games, ‘survival’ is something of a catch-all (though not so much as that most rolled skill in Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons 5e – Perception). This is totally fair; too much granularity gets in ...
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The DM’s Screen – Benefit or Burden?

In recent days, the DM’s Screen for D&D 5th Edition has been released and this has brought up some interesting discussions around my tables. Over my D&D career, I’ve played with dozens of Dungeon Masters of both sexes. Some were ...
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Survivalist Gaming: Dungeons as Fantasy Fallout Shelters

There are as many kinds of dungeons as there are monsters: living dungeons, conquered dungeons, ruined places, and many more. But dungeons work best when they have a plausible reason for their existence. If it has living inhabitants, there needs ...
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Interview with Creighton Broadhurst of Raging Swan Press

I thought it might be a good idea to start interviewing some of the people behind the awesome products that are available for tabletop gamers. I contacted Creighton after really enjoying some resources I picked up for my campaign on ...
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Trapdoor Technologies: Moving forward with iOS Platform Development

After coming up very short of their funding goal of $425k, Trapdoor Technologies has announced they are moving forward with their iOS development for Pathfinder, and calling it Morningstar 1.0 I wish them the best of luck.  The following is ...
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Trapdoor Technologies’ Codename: Morningstar Misses Funding Goal

Back in December, Trapdoor Technologies announced via Twitter and a YouTube video post at Tabletop Terrors that their Kickstarter campaign would be launching. In a previous story we looked at the falling out between Wizards of the Coast and Trapdoor ...