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Iconic Sci-Fi Franchises with Tabletop Tie-Ins

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Most people who get into tabletop gaming start with a broader application of the creative genres. Fantasy novels, supernatural tv shows, historical...
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July Gaming Convention Calender 2022

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
  Here are the gaming conventions going on in July! Alabama Play On Con: Birmingham, July 7-10 Alaska  n/a Arizona  n/a Arkansas  n/a California...
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6 (More) Cool Swords to Flavor your Dungeons and Dragons Weapons As

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
One of the biggest decisions you make when creating your Dungeons and Dragons character is the weapon that they’ll wield. Each option deals slightl...
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June Gaming Convention Calendar 2022

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Here are the gaming conventions going on in June!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona n/a California  San Diego Historical Games Convention: San Diego...
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The Witchlight Carnival: "Wild Beyond the Witchlight" Introductory Area, and Standalone Location

5e dndMorgan Carpenter
Recently, I’ve been running the prewritten campaign Wild Beyond the Witchlight (WBTW) for my family. It’s a roleplay-heavy, combat-light campaign t...
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5 Fate/Fudge System TTRPGs to Try Out for a Rules-Light Tabletop Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
I love Dungeons and Dragons. But I also know that it isn’t the ‘forever TTRPG’ for everyone – some people are just looking for something different....
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5 Science Fiction LARPS to Run this Summer

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Summer is just around the corner, if not here already where you live. It’s the time of the year for parties, get togethers, and entertainment! The ...
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The Dark Crystal Adventure Game: Discussion and Review

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There have been a lot of franchise tie-in tabletop games coming out recently. Labyrinth, Marvel, The Princess Bride. It’s easy to understand why, o...
An illustration from the announcement of Spelljammer in 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. It depicts Minsc, a human ranger with purple face paint, and Boo, a space hamster, riding a dragon through space.

4 Things We Hope We See in Spelljammer 5e

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
This week, the D&D Direct Youtube channel surprised long time DnD players with a huge announcement – Spelljammer is finally making its way into...
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5 Anime Recommendations for Shadowrun Players

80sMorgan Carpenter
We talk a lot about Dungeons and Dragons here at D20Collective, but don’t think that we’ve forgotten all the other tabletop RPGs out there to play!...
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Steampunk as a Dungeons and Dragons Setting: Worlds, NPCs, Gods, and Media Inspiration

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
DnD is traditionally played with a high fantasy setting – that the genre for Faerun and the Forgotten Realms. Other subsettings that have been publ...
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5 Cool and Unusual Mounts to Ride in Your Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
I can admit it – I was something of a ‘horse girl’ as a child. I learned the basics of riding from a family friend, who gave me lessons in exchange...

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