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January 2024 Gaming Convention Calender

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in January!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona n/a Arkansas n/a California Anime Los Angeles: Palmdale, Jan...
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Drawing Stories to Life: A Review of Animated, A Disney Board Game

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The tabletop gaming community has seen a lot of Disney this year. Which makes sense, since it is the company's 100th anniversary. But while the rel...
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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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June 2023 Convention Calendar

boardgamesMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in June!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona Phoenix Fan Fusion: Phoenix, June 2-4 Arkansas  n/a California ...
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D&D The Animated Series: Fantasy, Fun, and Flat Colors

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The most recent D&D release, Stormwreck Isle (a simple adventure with premade characters meant to introduce new players to the rules and gener...
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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...
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You Remind Me of a Game: A Review of Labyrinth the Board Game, a Fantasy Adventure for Families

80sMorgan Carpenter
You remind me of the babe. What babe? The babe with the power, of course. Fans of Jim Henson, David Bowie, 80's movies, and adventure stories gathe...
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Superhero TTRPGs for a Comic Book Campaign

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
These days, it feels like superheroes are everywhere. Comic books are easier than ever to track down online. Graphic novels are gaining acknowledge...
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How to Make Cheap, Custom Dice (Without Resin)

diceMorgan Carpenter
Currently, one of the biggest trends in the craftier tabletop circles is custom dice making. The hobby (and profession) emerged with the rise of re...
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6 Good Starter Tabletop RPGs for Kids

D&DMorgan Carpenter
Let’s face it – Dungeons and Dragons isn’t really a kids’ game. It can be played as such, of course. I myself started out at around 10 years old. A...

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