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Solving Crimes and Defeating Foes With the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game!

This game is all about the looming endgame, and how your team coordinates under pressure to solve cases and eliminate foes. A fun option-rich 30-minute cooperative card game set in the Dresdenverse!

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

D&D Minis Return with Monster Menagerie II

The 6th set of minis under WizKids provides a few truly exceptional must-see minis and is a strong set overall.

February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

It’s the End of the World as We Know it, and I Feel Fine (part 2)

Focused on the impending doom of the apocalypse, these two recent RPGs innovate our genre. Here is why you should play “Phoenix: Dawn Command,” and how to bring some of its epic aspects into your current RPG.

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine (part 1)

Focused on the impending doom of the apocalypse, these two recent RPGs innovate our genre. Here is why you should play “Shadow of the Demon Lord” and and how to bring some of its coolest features into your current RPG.

September 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

5 Questions for Character Creation

5 Questions is a supplement designed to help you create robust and interesting characters. It works well as both a DM and player tool.

January 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Dungeon Masters Guild Launches!

An SRD? An online marketplace for anyone’s D&D creations? Adventurers League offering Expedition adventures for home play? Have our dreams come true?

January 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Reviewing the Rage of Demons D&D Miniatures

Here is why this set is great for the average gamer and terrible for collectors!

December 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Cooperative Dungeon! and Young Gamer Parents: Hang In There

Want to play the Dungeon! board game cooperatively? Are you a new sleep-deprived and overworked parent wondering if life will ever get better? It will!

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Magic of Items

Does a certain number of magic items per PC make D&D Next better? There are better and more important questions to ask.

October 20, 2015

Incentives for Roleplaying in D&D Next

Learn how rules can stimulate role-playing by studying the successful approaches of several excellent RPGs.

October 20, 2015