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October 2023 Gaming Convention Calendar

boardgameMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in October!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona Southwest Con: Tolleson, Oct 7-8 Arkansas n/a California Con...
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3 Online VTTs for Running Fate (or similar TTRPGs)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
It’s undeniable: tabletop RPGs exploded during the Covid lockdowns. And while the games became more and more popular, they also became somewhat mor...
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The Circle of Eight: Faerun’s Most Influential Visitors

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
If you’ve ever played a spellcaster in Dungeons and Dragons, you’ve probably noticed a few recurring names. Mordenkainen’s Arcane Seal, Leomund’s T...
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The Young and the Beautiful: Pasion de las Pasiones, a telenovela TTRPG

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Have you ever wanted to be the star of your own television show? To find true love in the most unlikely of places? To prove yourself worthy of ador...
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Planescape: A Brief Primer on the Great Wheel, the Outer Planes, and Sigil

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
WotC recently opened preorders on a new collection of sourcebooks, titled Planescape. This setting is a popular one, connecting various worlds in a...
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September 2023 Gaming Convention Calendar

AnnouncementMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in September!   Alabama n/a Alaska Platypus-Con: Juneau, Sep 8-10 Arizona Tucson Comic-Con: Tuscon Sep 1-...
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4 Prestige Classes to Match a Drow Deity

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A couple of months ago, we went over the drow pantheon of Faerun – a collection of gods worshipped by those elves who dwell deep beneath the earth,...
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Reading Dragon: A Look Back at ‘Welcome to Hades’

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
As discussed in the last installment of ‘Reading Dragon’, Dungeons and Dragons has a well-established canon of evil realms associated with the afte...
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A Brief Overview of the Kobold Pantheon in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
A small, draconic counterpoint to gnomes and goblins, Kobolds are best known as raiders and servants of evil dragons. But while they serve dragons ...
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Creature Feature: Bearhound

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
In the past, our Creature Feature articles have highlighted some of the more popular monsters from DnD cannon: Bulettes, Flumphs, and Faerie Dragon...
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3 Places to Find Inspiration for a Cosmic Horror Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
What Is Cosmic Horror? Cosmic horror, sometimes called Lovecraftian horror, is a subgenre of horror fiction that deals with and emphasizes the dr...
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August 2023 Gaming Convention Calendar

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in August!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona MaricopaCon: Phoenix, Aug 25-27 Consim World Expo: Tempe, Aug...

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