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Creature Feature: Bulettes, their History, and How to Include Them in Campaigns

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
One of the biggest draws to Dungeons and Dragons is the side array of monsters and creatures that you can use in the game. Some are adaptations of ...
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February Gaming Convention Calendar 2023

boardgameMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in February!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona  n/a Arkansas  n/a California Orcon: Los Angeles, Feb 17-20...
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A Brief Overview of the Halfling Pantheon in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Small, stout, and often sneaky, Halflings are a race of small humanoids derived from Tolkien’s hobbits.  Like Tolkien’s version, they’re a people w...
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5 Anime Tabletop Games to Use for your Next Campaign

animeMorgan Carpenter
Recently, with all of the fuss and concern over the changes to the OGL, thousands of 5e players have finally decided to branch out and try new syst...
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5 Free Virtual Tabletops (other than Roll20) You Should Check Out

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
In the era of the internet, tabletop games have gone long distance. You could always play thus using theater-of-the-mind, of course, with detailed ...
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A Brief Overview of the World of Darkness Games and Settings

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
  There are nearly as many options out there for tabletop horror fans as there are tabletop fantasy. And preeminent among them, alongside giants li...
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A Review of Dungeons and Dragons Clue (5th Edition Version, 2019)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
It’s almost always fun when Dungeons and Dragons crosses over with other kinds of media. It’s great to see them utilize the story and lore that has...
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January 2023 Gaming Convention Calendar

boardgamesMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in December!   Alabama Rocket City Gamefest: Huntsville, Jan 21-23 Alaska  Platypus-Con: Juneau, Jan 8-10...
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A Look Back at Our Controversial and Uncommon DnD Advice

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Over the last couple of years, Divinations from the Collective has attempted to bring good information about boardgames, DnD, and other tabletop RP...
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5 Winter Monsters for a Seasonal Dungeons and Dragons Session

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The winter months are a fantastic source of inspiration for fantasy stories, and for fantasy tabletop games. Dungeons and Dragons is no exception! ...
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Dungeons and Dragons and Me: A Personal History with Tabletop Roleplaying, and What It Means Over the Holiday Season

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, that the holidays are once again here to greet us. Friends and family gather as they do once a yea...
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5 Classic Christmas Stories to Read and Draw Tabletop Inspiration from This Holiday Season

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There are tons of holiday media out there – Hallmark movies, Christmas cartoons, and Biblical retellings being the most prominent. But many of thes...

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