New Red Dragon coming from Gale Force 9

Gale Force 9 will be adding something big to their D&D Miniatures line. One of the most iconic creatures from the game, the Red Dragon will be soon coming to your tabletop. I’m certainly interested. I’ve been wanting to get a nice, big, red dragon mini for a while now.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

We hope your week has gone by well. It’s been a busy one over here. Lots of news and lots of work on the next issue of Ravage US. However, we have had time to collect our regular group of reviews for you to look over.

This time we have reviews/previews of: D&D Miniatures: Tyranny of Dragons Booster, Keyflower: the Farmers Expansion, Sentinel Tactics, Hitman Holiday, Fleet Commander: Nimitz, The Robotic Age RPG, Mutiny, Grifter: A Game of Cons, and Bruges.

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TGN Feature – The 5E Diaries Part 5: A Wizard Went a Wandering

Dungeons & Dragons has returned with a 5th edition of the classic fantasy RPG. TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his adventures and experiences in this newest rendition of the Forgotten Realms.

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Spoiler Alert! This article contains spoilers for Chapter 2 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen campaign. If you are planning on running or playing in these adventures and you wish to remain surprised, you will want to play through that chapter first and then return here to read this article.

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WizKids previews 2 cards for D&D Dice Masters

WizKids keeps to their “show two things” for their D&D Dice Masters previews as well, with a look at two of the upcoming cards from the set. Check out the Dimension Door basic action card and the Beholder Apprentice Aberration card. Eye hope you like it. (see what I did there?)

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

We’ve got another Saturday here on TGN and that means a collection of the review stories we found throughout the week. What are others saying about the games you’re interested in playing? Read on to find out.

This time we’ve got reviews (and a couple previews) for games/models like: Rivet Wars, Eight Minute Empire, Kromlech’s Orc Warchief, Witness, new Nachtjager releases for Flames of War, Scoville, Wizard Dodgeball, San Juan (the game, not the location. Though one is based on the other), Xia: Legends of a Drift System, Out of Dodge, Hoyuk, the 5th Edition Monster Manual, Amerigo, and King of New York.

That should keep you busy for a while.

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Two New Collectors Series D&D Model Sets from Gale Force 9

Gale Force 9 released another pair of minis sets for their D&D Collectors Series of miniatures. This time the releases are Naergoth Bladelord & Rath Modar and a Remorhaz. They don’t just have to be bad guys in your D&D games, but could be used as characters and monsters in your fantasy battle games too, if you wanted.

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TGN Saturday Edition: Review Round-Up

As you read this, I’m out playing D&D with my friends. I’m taking my new bard out for a spin. Hopefully, “we’ll hide behind the pile of dead bards!” isn’t uttered halfway through the adventure… hopefully…

But anyway, on to the review round-up!

This installment has: a look at the Evolution board game, a review of the Heroes of Metro City deck-building game, a look back at D&D’s Oriental Adventures, a preview of Nearspace, a review of Cross Hares: Testing Ground, and a preview of The Kingswood.

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TGN Top 5 – New Year’s Gaming Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. Enrico Nardini reports on 5 CMON staff members and their gaming resolutions for 2015 (in no particular order).

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TGN Feature – The 5E Diaries Part 4: Let’s Hunt Some Kobold

Dungeons & Dragons has returned with a 5th edition of the classic fantasy RPG. TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his adventures and experiences in this newest rendition of the Forgotten Realms.

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Spoiler Alert! This article contains spoilers for Chapter 2 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen campaign. If you are planning on running or playing in these adventures and you wish to remain surprised, you will want to play through that chapter first and then return here to read this article.
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TGN Feature – The 5E Diaries Part 3: Blue Dragon Blues

Dungeons & Dragons has returned with a 5th edition of the classic fantasy RPG. TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his adventures and experiences in this newest rendition of the Forgotten Realms.

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Spoiler Alert! This article contains spoilers for Chapter 1 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen campaign. If you are planning on running or playing in these adventures and you wish to remain surprised, you will want to play through that chapter first and then return here to read this article.

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TGN Feature – The 5E Diaries Part 2: Dragon Our Assets

Dungeons & Dragons has returned with a 5th edition of the classic fantasy RPG. TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his adventures and experiences in this newest rendition of the Forgotten Realms.

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Spoiler Alert! This article contains spoilers for Chapter 1 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen campaign. If you are planning on running or playing in these adventures and you wish to remain surprised, you will want to play through that chapter first and then return here to read this article.

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TGN Review – D&D Spellbook Cards

TGN’s Enrico Nardini delves into the tomes of arcane lore that are the D&D Spellbook Cards from Gale Force 9. Will these 5E compatible accessories cast a spell on him?

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Did I mention that I love accessories? I am sure I’ve mentioned that before. It’s practically an addiction, and my wife has, on more than one occasion, commented on my “love of storage solutions.” It is one of those strange obsessions that mark me as a game enthusiast. Of course, my accessory infatuation is not limited to game storage.

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TGN Feature – The 5E Diaries Part 1: The Quest Begins

Dungeons & Dragons has returned with a 5th edition of the classic fantasy RPG. TGN’s Enrico Nardini shares his adventures and experiences in this newest rendition of the Forgotten Realms.

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Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (D&D Next, 5E)  dropped a few weeks prior to Gen Con 2014. I can say in all honesty, despite my current employment, I just wasn’t that excited. That doesn’t mean 5E is not a great product, hasn’t generated buzz, or wasn’t worthy of my attention. When D&D Next was announced and public playtesting and feedback began, I was interested. It was a bold move (seemingly in the right direction) from an industry leader. But, as a year passed with nothing new on the shelves, and older editions got their premium rereleases, I simply moved on.

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Game Classy Reviews: D&D 5th Ed. Monster Manual

Planet Arbitrary has posted up a new episode of Game Classy for your listening pleasure.

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Wherein the boys review the Monster Manual for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.

If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com

New Hobby sections added to GF9 D&D Site

Gale Force 9 has updated their Dungeons & Dragons website with new hobby, assembling, and painting sections.
Go check ’em out.

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We have just given our Dungeons and Dragons site a bit of a facelift to celebrate the new edition of the game. We have also added some new sections to the site to help get to know our products. In the Assembly section you will find guides to assembling our D&D Collectors Series range of figures including some tricks to make your life easier. In the Painting sage you can find out how the pros painted their miniatures and pick up some new techniques that could improve your painting skills. The Hobby section will explore some of the other creative aspects of the hobby, like creating display tables and what goes on behind the scenes.