Wizards of the Coast

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2017
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And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much. Today ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 16th, 2017
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WizKids is coming out with a whole series of products based on the new storyline that Wizards of the Coast is running for Dungeons & Dragons, Tomb of Annihilation. This is more than just a set of minis to go with it. There’s an entirely new board game as well as a Dice Masters set [&hellip...
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Jun 14th, 2017
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You’ve often heard me talk about how it’s always good for a DM/GM to have access to pre-made items to make running their games go more smoothly and so they don’t have to create everything for their game from whole cloth. Well, the One Shot Compendium is just such a thing. It’s...
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Jun 5th, 2017
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Some people just want to see the world burn. All those stuck-up, self-righteous, do-gooders make them sick. They’d much rather everyone run around, doing what they want. That’s the sort of setting you’re dropped into in Book of Exalted Darkness. It’s a holy decopunk campaign w...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 3rd, 2017
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If you’re like me, you fill your day with gaming stuff as much as possible. In-between making posts and working on other projects, I’ll usually crack open a gaming magazine to see what else is going on in the gaming world. Always better when that magazine’s for free. 😛 Such is the c...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 26th, 2017
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When playing Dungeons & Dragons, your class is pretty important. Even your race or alignment really isn’t quite as important for your character as your class is. Those others might come up from time to time, but your class comes up pretty much any time you roll the dice. As such, picking j...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 26th, 2017
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Sometimes you want to get your D&D adventuring on, but you just can’t seem to get all your players together. Or you don’t quite have the time to have a full session. Well, before, you might just have to call it quits. But with the Dragonfire deck-building game coming from Catalyst Ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 13th, 2017
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Ponies! In! Space! Ok, maybe not quite the same ring as Pigs in Space. But still. Beyond Everglow is a new supplement for Ponyfinder that is also compatible with Starjammer as well as 5th Edition. It adds in new races, new traps, new monsters, new feats, and plenty of other things to take your ponies...
By Polar_Bear
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Apr 11th, 2017
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If you believe in Norse mythology, you know that the world will end with Ragnarok (and I say, don’t stop believin’). Well, you don’t have to wait for the end of the world for that to happen. You can head there now (or soon, when you get the book, anyway) with Journey to Ragnarok, a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 31st, 2017
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You got your fantasy in my horror! You got your horror in my fantasy! Well, you both got your horror and fantasy in my post-apocalyptic! Apocalypse the Risen is a little of this and a little of that. It’s listed as post-apocalyptic fantasy horror. It’s set on Earth after society has been ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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There’s rampaging dinosaurs on the cover. So I’m certainly interested in what this adventure has in store. The Folio #14 is an adventure that’s compatible with both 1E AD&D as well as 5th Edition (plus, is easily transferable to other rules sets). Players will have to deal with...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 27th, 2017
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Games go through new editions all the time (heck, I dubbed last year the “Year of New Editions” since it seemed a new one was coming out almost weekly). Well, when a system gets changed, any sort of supplemental material for it must also be updated. That includes things like settings for ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Mar 2nd, 2017
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Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons is more than just an RPG. It has helped countless people through a myriad of issues as well as inspired other, great works. This issue of Dragon+ looks at some of those stories. Maybe it can help inspire you in some way. Along with that, there̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 16th, 2017
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The latest Dungeons & Dragons Board Game from WizKids is now available. Assault of the Giants takes you into the Storm King’s Thunder adventure and lets you take control of an army of giants as you attack settlements in order to gain resources like food, artifacts, and ore. Will you comman...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 8th, 2017
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Princesses don’t always need to be saved, y’know. They can be just as capable of being badasses as any prince. Hell, they can go and save some foppish prince from some castle. Warrior Princesses in the Realm of Everafter is a setting guide for 5th Edition, while Tales of the Warrior Princ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 7th, 2017
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The various fantasy realms that players may use when they play 5th Edition can have all sorts of gods and goddesses floating overhead or deep underfoot. Highly religious characters might even draw their power directly from these deities. But what if none of the current pantheons really do it for you?...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 9th, 2017
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I’ve got a D&D game that I’m running. Our next session is in a couple weeks. We like to use miniatures to represent our characters and monsters out on the board. I know a lot of you do much the same. But we’re all sticklers for having just the right mini for our purposes. Yes, [...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 13th, 2016
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Most of the fantasy settings we hear about are ancient ones with histories stretching back millions of years, with countless civilizations that have risen and fallen over the vast stretches of time. Choe Pho isn’t like most fantasy settings. Instead, it is a relatively new world. It was created...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 2nd, 2016
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I technically have the day off today. Why? Because CMON went public on the Hong Kong stock exchange and they’re giving us the day off to celebrate. But the news doesn’t stop just because the office is closed. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor slush, shal keep me from giving you your ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 1st, 2016
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On the 17th, we’ll be having the next session of the D&D group that I’m running. Nobody died last session (character or player, thankfully), but it did get kinda nasty for a while. I’m a big proponent of using miniatures for our gaming sessions, but I’m always a little bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 28th, 2016
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It’s one thing to get a one-shot module to augment your D&D game. It’s another to get a group of them that you can sprinkle throughout a larger campaign, creating effectively a “B-story” for everything else that might be going on. That’s just what the Places by the ...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 22nd, 2016
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Under our feet, deep below the surface is a whole other world. A dark world of winding corridors, terrible monsters, and sudden death. It’s also the home of the Drow, the subterranean elves that are a lot of what can cause that “sudden death” I mentioned. Of Drow Origin is a new Dro...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 22nd, 2016
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It’s probably not a good sign when a temple that’s not been seen for millennia resurfaces. It’s even worse when monsters start coming out of it. But hey, there might be treasure in there! And, you know, you should probably do something about those monsters. Maybe find out why the te...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 11th, 2016
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I’ve got a 5th Edition game that’s starting up this weekend. I’ve actually not played anything in 5th Edition yet, so it’s been a bit of a learning experience. I have a ton of 3.5 Edition material, but converting it, myself, to 5th is a bit of a pain and a chore. Thankfully, t...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 22nd, 2016
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I’m in the process of getting together a new Dungeons & Dragons group. It’s been about 6 months since I last played, and that’s just too damn long. Hopefully we’ll be getting characters together next month and starting playing shortly thereafter. Now, every group I’...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 8th, 2016
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With the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons, many groups are forming up to get their RPG-self on. But where will you set your game? Coming up with a world entirely on your own can be rough. Thankfully, there’s world guides out there that can give you all the information you need about a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 5th, 2016
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Gale Force Nine has a preview up of a new model they’ve been working on that’s part of their Dungeons & Dragons line. Just as the cool mornings here are a preview of the cold to come, so is this preview of a Frost Giant a look at the icy death that is sure to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 26th, 2016
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The Var’Lande used to be a very nice elven thorp. However, it would seem as though some goblins have come marauding through there. The citizens have been slain. Some of the children have even been carted off. That would be horrible enough, warranting some adventurers to go avenge the slain and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Pretty much everyone knows Rock, Paper, Scissors. Some even know the extended version with Lizard and Spock thrown in. So a game where certain hand gestures are required shouldn’t be anything new to people. WizKids is getting themselves in on the action with Rock Paper Wizard, a new card game i...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 18th, 2016
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Are you the type of RPG player (the video-game kind) that loves to make your way away from the main storyline in order to go find the big, bad monsters that are almost invariably lurking around? Do you love to go and find those super-tough monsters and take them out with a party of fellow […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2016
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I’ve said it countless times before and I’m sure will say it many more times in the future: there’s no such thing as too many resources for GMs to draw from for their games. Sometimes that comes from new world books. Sometimes that comes from new monster compilations. Sometimes that...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 3rd, 2016
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s no such thing as too many resources for your RPG games. Well, the folks over at Rogue Robot Studios is looking to bring you plenty of more material with the release of at least three books that are compatible with Pathfinder/5th Edi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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It’s the Saturday before Gen Con. A week from now we’ll be shoulder-deep in the show. Of course, that means this weekend is full of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before heading to Indy. But, even with all the brouhaha, there’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 29th, 2016
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There are lots of things that can keep a gaming group from actually getting a session in. For the longest time, “distance” was a big one. Well, with virtual tabletops becoming a much more regular thing, that’s not a factor. One of the most well-known virtual tabletops is Roll20. Wel...