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February Gaming Convention Calendar 2023

boardgameMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in February!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona  n/a Arkansas  n/a California Orcon: Los Angeles, Feb 17-20...
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5 Anime Tabletop Games to Use for your Next Campaign

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Recently, with all of the fuss and concern over the changes to the OGL, thousands of 5e players have finally decided to branch out and try new syst...
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5 Free Virtual Tabletops (other than Roll20) You Should Check Out

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
In the era of the internet, tabletop games have gone long distance. You could always play thus using theater-of-the-mind, of course, with detailed ...
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A Brief Overview of the World of Darkness Games and Settings

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  There are nearly as many options out there for tabletop horror fans as there are tabletop fantasy. And preeminent among them, alongside giants li...
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January 2023 Gaming Convention Calendar

boardgamesMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in December!   Alabama Rocket City Gamefest: Huntsville, Jan 21-23 Alaska  Platypus-Con: Juneau, Jan 8-10...
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Dungeons and Dragons and Me: A Personal History with Tabletop Roleplaying, and What It Means Over the Holiday Season

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You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, that the holidays are once again here to greet us. Friends and family gather as they do once a yea...
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5 Classic Christmas Stories to Read and Draw Tabletop Inspiration from This Holiday Season

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
There are tons of holiday media out there – Hallmark movies, Christmas cartoons, and Biblical retellings being the most prominent. But many of thes...
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Reading Dragon: A Look Back at ‘12 Secrets of Survival’

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One of the original content resources for Dungeons and Dragons, TSR’s Dragon Magazine included a huge variety of articles, reviews, and rules for t...
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The Flaw in the Astral Sea: Why 5e’s Spelljammer Worldbuilding Makes it Make Less Sense

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It hasn’t been long since 5e’s newest collection, Spelljammer: Adventures in Space, was released out to retailers, and subsequently to Dungeons and...
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Does The Ideal Set of Dice in 1992 Still Work for Modern Players?

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In 1992, Dragon Magazine #182 (a special anniversary edition) released an article entitled “The Wild, Wild World of Dice”. In it, author Michael J ...
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August Gaming Convention Calendar 2022

boardgameMorgan Carpenter
  Here are the gaming conventions going on in August! Alabama n/a Alaska  n/a Arizona Game On Expo: Phoenix, Aug 5-7 MaricopaCon: Phoenix, Aug 19-...
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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

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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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