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Creature Feature: Song Dragon

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
What would Dungeons and Dragons be without dragons? Just dungeons, that’s what! While most dragons in DnD can be divided into chromatic and metalli...
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Darling Desserts in the the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been taking a look at some of the foods, dishes, and drinks to be found in the Forgotten Realms. (You can read...
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Delicious Drinks in the Forgotten Realms

5e dndMorgan Carpenter
Last week, we discussed the amazing foods that one might find in the Forgotten Realms: Fantastic Foods in the Forgotten Realms. And if you’re going...
An illustration of a travel pack from 5e DnD. It shows a bedroll, several rations, and a tinderbox. Next to it are the words "Food in the Forgotten Realms" in green font

Fantastic Foods in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The stereotypical Dungeons and Dragons campaign starts like this, “Our heroes meet in a tavern”. But what kind of tavern? Is it a dwarven one, an e...
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Gaming Convention Calendar November 2023

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in November!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona Meeplefest: Mesa, Nov 10-12 Arkansas TableCon: Springdale, ...
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Reading Dragon: A Look Back at ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
When you go looking for something fun to run for your Halloween D&D session, you haven’t much further to look than Ravenloft. The Domains of T...
A black and white illustration with maroon highlights of an orc in fur and a leather cap. Next to him are the words "orc pantheon" in maroon and black

A Brief Overview of the Orcish Pantheon in the Forgotten Realms

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
First created by Tolkein in Lord of the Rings (but inspired by various folkloric and mythological creatures), orcs are the traditional enemies of t...
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Let’s Be Meddling Kids: A Review of Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Increasingly, board games have become an adult activity. It’s understandable, of course. Board games can be expensive, and many games have mechanic...
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Creature Feature: Planetar

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Excitement for the new Planescape supplements – inspired by both the beloved videogame of the same name and the extensive lore surrounding the mult...
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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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