An image of a deck box for Overkill: Halloween Slasher. The box has an image of pumpkinhead on the front, and appears to have Vampira on the side. Next to the image is the words" Overkill: A Review:.

Laughing at the Midnight Hour: A Review of Overkill: Halloween Slasher, a party horror card game

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
As a company, Ultra PRO is far better known for its card sleeves and deck boxes (a staple to be found among Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, and othe...
A screenshot from the Drunken Dragon website, showing several adventurers that might be played in the game. The one in front is a blue tiefling, with horns and white hair and metal armor

Drunken Dragons: Tabletop Fantasy meets Blockchain Digital Gaming

Blog PostBen Hint
TLDR; Drunken Dragons is an RPG on the blockchain. Assemble a party, conquer, quest, trade and eat/drink with other players along the way, all whil...
The cover image for The Night Cage. It features a hand holding a dripping candle, giving off yellow light against the dark. Next to the hand are the words "The Night Cage: how long will your light last?" and the logo for Smirk and Dagger games

Let's Hope We're Alone In the Dark: A Review of The Night Cage, a Horror Strategy Board Game

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Do you ever find yourself wishing that your weekly game night was a little less fun-and-laughter, and a little more dread-and-horror? If so, you ma...
A photo of several small, pewter figures with golden accents, which appear to be a kind, a bishop, and a knight. The photo shows only the busts of these figures.

4 Little Details you can Implement to Increase Realism in Your DnD Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
With all the wizards, dragons, and general magic in Dungeons and Dragons, its easy to let the game slip into the realm of the purely fantastical. A...
A black and white drawing of a broken lute, taken from the 3e Dungeons and Dragons supplements Song and Silence, with the words Bardic Music in typeface next to it.

Bardic Musicians for Dungeons and Dragons NPCs and Player Characters

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
One of the most common recommendations for spicing up your tabletop sessions is a good soundtrack. Most is mood music, atmospheric instrumentals, b...
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5 Spooky LARPs You Can Run for a Fantastic Halloween Live Action Role Play

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Halloween is the favorite holiday for a great number of tabletop gamers – the costumes, the fantasy, the fiction, it’s all part and parcel for TTRP...
A part of the cover of the DnD novel Plague of Ice by TH Lain. You can see part of a mans legs, and the title of the novel

Plague of Ice: a Dungeons and Dragons Novel Review

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Last week, Divinations from the Collective presented a brief rundown of the history, and notable entries, to the canon of Dungeons and Dragons nove...
A photo of 4 Dungeons and Dragons books: Revenge of the Rainbow Dragons, Villains of Volturnus, Dragons of Doom, and Raid on Nightmare Castle

Dungeons and Dragons Novels: Why They're Written, and Which Ones You Might Like

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Many a popular fantasy novel has, in the more recent history of the genre, been inspired by Dungeons and Dragons. Whether it’s a novelization of a ...
A scan of the logo for Spelljammer. It mainly features the word Spelljammer in stylized text, with a small silhouette of a ship underneath it, with decorative borders surrounding the text

Dungeons and Dragons' Science Fiction Campaign Setting: Spelljammer

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Wizards of the Coast just released a brand-new Unearthed Arcana titled Travelers of the Multiverse. It’s content includes several extra-planetary r...
A title from a Star Wars d6 expansion. The Star Wars logo is written in red against a navy blue background, with thick red stripes coming out of each side to the edge of the image.

Star Wars TTRPGs: Which One Should I Play?

gamingMorgan Carpenter
Who doesn’t love Star Wars? The epic space battles, the operatic stories, the fun aliens and relatable humans. Almost since its release in 1977, St...
A drawing of a fairy on a throne, evidently a queen in the feywild

5 Fun Fae Plot Hooks to Include in Your Witchlight/Feywild Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Wizards of the Coast has just released The Wilds Beyond the Witchlight, a prewritten campaign for Dungeons and Dragons, to no small amount of appla...
A scan of an old dungeon map in black and white. The rooms are in white against a black background, with a key indicating that one square equals 10 feet.

Types of Maps and Terrain for Tabletop RPGs

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There are a lot of pros and cons to playing DnD online versus in-person, not least among those being the ease with which you can make and use grid ...

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