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Reading Dragon: “Lookin’ for Work, Chummer?”

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
For obvious reasons, most of the content found in Dragon Magazine is for Dungeons and Dragons. But that doesn’t mean that no other games are ever d...
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Aligning your Characters: How to Use Alignment in a Tabletop Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There are many aspects of Dungeons and Dragons that have been forgotten, altered, or intentionally removed over the years. THAC0, elves as a charac...
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April 2024 Gaming Convention Calendar

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in April!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona n/a Arkansas n/a California Board Games at Berkeley Con: Berke...
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A Brief Overview of Monstrous Deities in the Forgotten Realms (part 2)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The Forgotten Realms have a lot of gods. Not only do each of the major races/species have their own pantheons, but even the monster species often h...
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A Brief Overview of Monstrous Deities in the Forgotten Realms (part 1)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Dungeons and Dragons is full to the brim of fantastical species and creatures, each with their own behavior, traits, and sometimes even culture. Ev...
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Bugging Out: A Review of Kabuto Sumo

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Do you know what really bugs me? Well, lots of things. But you know what doesn’t bug me? Fun, simple, easy-to-learn boardgames that I can pull out ...
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Stoney Prestige: 4 Prestige Classes from 'Races of Stone' to Update and Use in a 5e Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There are a seemingly endless number of supplements out there for Dungeons and Dragons. Not just the new ones, but the old ones, too – the ones for...
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March 2024 Gaming Convention Calendar

AnnouncementMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in March!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona n/a Arkansas n/a California JoCo Cruise: San Diego, Mar 9-16 P...
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Bardic Inspiration: Where to Find Inspiration for a Bard Character

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
It’s no secret that the character options in Dungeons and Dragons come from outside media. Legends, myths, movies, books, music, and games all insp...
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Reading Dragon: Spells Between the Covers

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
In February 1984, TSR published Issue #82 of Dragon Magazine, it’s official publication for supplementary materials, commentary, and community enga...
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Creature Feature: Hags

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Dungeons and Dragons has no dearth of powerful and vicious villains, various factions who wish to promote both themselves and evil in the same brea...
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Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars RPG: What You Need to Know

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
If you’re interested in playing a Star Wars RPG game, there are a lot of options out there. Lots of them are official (we’ve talked about them befo...

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