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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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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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July 2023 Convention Calendar

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in July!   Alabama Play on Con: Birmingham, Jul 6-9 Alaska n/a Arizona CritHit: Mesa, Jul 15-16 Arkansas ...
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A Brief Overview of the Mulhorandi Pantheon (part 2)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Last week, our Divination from the Collective covered some of the major gods of the Mulhorandi pantheon – a pantheon in the Forgotten Realms that u...
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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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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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WOTC releases playtest material for “One D&D”: What it Includes, What it Drew From, and What We Think About It

AnnouncementMorgan Carpenter
About a year ago, Wizards of the Coast announced that they had begun work on a new edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Some called it 6e, some called ...
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Dragon Magazine: A Brief History and Explanation

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
If you’ve played Dungeons and Dragons for a long time, chances are that you’ve already heard about Dragon Magazine. It’s possibly the best-known ro...
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Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Trailer Looks Like Goofy Fun – If a Little Disappointing for Fans of Forgotten Realms Lore

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Just a few days ago at San Diego Comicon, Wizards of the Coast launched the first trailer for the upcoming movie Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among ...
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Some of the Coolest Spelljammer Ships in Wildspace

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The 5e Spelljammer sourcebook has just entered the preorder stage, and I’ve already reserved my spot. Spelljammer, as you may have noticed if you’r...
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Designing Dungeons and Dragons Characters to Cosplay

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Con season has finally come back! Game conventions, anime conventions, comic conventions – they’re all being put on again (with some concessions to...

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