It’s a Tyranny of Dragons! Reviewing the new D&D Miniatures

Nerds on Earth takes a look at the Tyranny of Dragons D&D minis and gives you their thoughts on the situation in this review.

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So…I won’t follow the anonymous internet commenter and describe the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons miniatures as blisteringly sexy, but I will spend the next 700 words giving you a quick review of the new D&D miniatures.

New D&D Accessories from Gale Force Nine

Gale Force Nine has some new D&D accessories like status tokens and a DM screen now available over in their webshop.

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The GF9 range of licenced Dungeon and Dragons accessories is growing with the addition of a new DM Screen and set of Character Tokens!

This screen has been specifically built with the Hoard of the Dragon Queen module in mind. One side boasts evocative artwork from the adventure, while the other displays helpful charts, maps and character illustrations for quick reference.
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TGN Feature – Magical Halloween

The mists are rising, all manner of specters prowl the woods, and the witching moon shines brightly in the heavy sky! Halloween is a spectacular time in Magic: The Gathering, where all sorts of fun themes and strategies are possible. Find your favorite Black Cat and get ready. Today, Douglas Linn looks at some creative ways to work the holiday into your Magic games tonight.

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Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual Review By Club Fantasci

Club Fantasci’s David Lowry gives us his thoughts on the new D&D 5.0 Monster Manual in this new review article.

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The 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual is a bestiary tome packed full of denizens, god like creatures, undead aberrations and monsters of any kind you can dream up. Laid out in alphabetical order, the Monster Manual describes not only the creatures appearance, stats and tendencies, but also any lair implications that may come with happening on such a creature in the game i.e., a dragon’s lair has special abilities to help protect the dragon from harm which may be applied in the game towards the adventurers.

6 Squared Studios Twitter Contest

6 Squared Studios is running a contest for follows of them over on Twitter.

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Win a DnD Starter Set & a pack of our Rocky Outcroppings! Follow & RT w/ #6SSContest. Random draw Nov. 2 9:00pm EDT

Though Gamer Goggles flips through Rise of Tiamat

Through Gamer Goggles posted up a new flip-through video. This time they look at Rise of Tiamat for Dungeons & Dragons.

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In this Flip Through Matt takes a good look at The Rise of Tiamat without spoiling it. This book is full of content, very few pictures.

TGN Feature – Magic on the Cheap

Mike Eaton guest stars in another TGN Feature. This time, it’s a bit of information on how to play Magic (or any CCG or TCG) without having to sell an arm and a leg and a hand and a foot.

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I’d love to play more CCGs, but my gaming budget is already stretched as thin as it can get.

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So check out his strategies to help bust out the spells without bursting your wallet.
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Magic: The Gathering … … … … The Board Game

Wizards of the Coast is in development to create a Magic: The Gathering strategy board game.

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What is the Magic: The Gathering® Strategy Board Game?

The Magic: The Gathering® Strategy Board Game is a tactical miniatures game. Play as a Planeswalker—powerful beings from the Magic™ Multiverse—as you summon armies, cast game-changing spells, and outmaneuver your foes on the battlefield. Be the last Planeswalker standing to win!

Nerds on Earth lists 7 D&D Blogs for an RPG Newb

Nerds on Earth posted up a list of 7 great blogs for those of you that are newbs to the world of RPGs.
I know most readers of TGN aren’t RGP newbs, but you probably have friends or family that might be. So you can direct them this way to help them out.

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This is a list of 7 great blogs, all filled with helpful advice for a new Dungeons and Dragons player.

Dungeons & Dragons 5e Monster Manual Review posted on Play Board Games

Wizards of the Coast gets their 5th edition Monster Manual reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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The Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition (5e) Monster Manual has a plethora of baddies to pit against your players.

TGN Feature – 9 Cards to Build Around from Khans of Tarkir

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Mike Eaton presents 9 cards from Khans of Tarkir, Magic: The Gatherings latest set, and the deck-building ideas they inspired.

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Hello and welcome, Magic: the Gathering players, fans and spectators! There’s a new set on the block – Khans of Tarkir, which officially went on sale for the first time yesterday – and you may be wondering, “What’s in it for me?”

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TGN Feature – Khans of Tarkir Overview

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Douglas Linn brings us an overview of the latest Magic: The Gathering set: Khans of Tarkir!

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Rumbling across the dusty steppes is a monumental horde of riders, united around their fearsome Khan. The mystical monks descend from their monastery, and the snake people arise from deep of their fetid swamps. In the far reaches of the dim and dark forests, the savage barbarians sharpen their axes and the clannish traders of the plains circle their weary caravans, preparing for the impending chaos.

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Kotaku Says It’s The Perfect Time To Play Dungeons & Dragons

Kotaku gives us their reasons for why it’s the perfect time to play Dungeons & Dragons.
Honestly, I’ve felt it’s been a pretty good time to play D&D for the past… oh… 20 years or so, but that’s me.

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You might know that the long-awaited new edition of Dungeons & Dragons is upon us. You might be playing it right now, waving an HB pencil around, informing your friends that they’re up to their nips in orcs and should roll for initiative.

Or maybe you’re the other kind of person. Maybe you’ve never played D&D, and news that the new, 5th edition returns to the roots of the game is like me telling you that scientists have discovered a new gender of swan. You’ve got some interest, though. You’re two paragraphs into an article called “It’s The Perfect Time To Play Dungeons & Dragons.” And yes, yes, yes you should. This is the best, most exciting kind of D&D we’ve had in twenty years, and that’s not all. It’s never been more beginner-friendly.

Half of that’s down to the beginner box they’re selling, which contains a quick-start rule booklet (forget any images you might have of stacks of hardback books), a set of dice, a load of pre-filled character sheets and an epic adventure that’ll fill a month of pizza-powered Sundays. You just add pencils and friends.

Flip Through D&D Next Monster Manual

Gamer Goggles gives us a short tour through the D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual.

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Matt discusses the finer points of the Monster Manual. Like what does it mean to be a monster? The book has some great ideas on dwellings, like an asylum in the underdark. We also talk about the introduction of legendary creatures. Plus Matt shares a little bit of the Tarrasque.

A Walkthrough of the New D&D Adventurers League Organized Play

Nerds on Earth gives us a walkthrough of the new D&D Adventures League, the organized play event from Wizards of the Coast.

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I went to my very first Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League event and I was as nervous as a junior high boy going to his first dance. Luckily my voice didn’t crack and I made sure I applied a liberal does of Axe Body Spray, so everything turned out OK.

Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook Review posted by Club Fantasci

Club Fantasci’s David Lowry takes a look at Wizards of the Coast’s 5th edition of the Player’s Handbook for Dungeons & Dragons in this new review article.

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I am pretty sure anyone reading this doesn’t really need an introduction to Dungeons & Dragons but just in case, let’s just say if it wasn’t for Dungeons & Dragons there wouldn’t be role-playing games around today. At least not as they are today or nowhere near as popular. That being said, there have been mistakes made in my honest opinion with Dungeons & Dragons over the last few years. The last incarnation in my opinion was not even close the same game I grew up with nor was it ever really role-playing to me. But Alas, here comes the new 5.0 edition of Dungeons & Dragons and can I just say, thank all that is holy!

D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons Miniatures Available Now

WizKids has released their new set of D&D minis, Tyranny of Dragons. Go swoop some up now (see what I did there?).

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Inspired by the new Tyranny of Dragons storyline, players can expect to find dragons, kobold fighters, bugbears, wraiths, mind flayers, and many more iconic Dungeons & Dragons characters guaranteed to level up their tabletop RPG experience. Collect all 44 miniatures found in the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons booster packs today!

Dungeons & Dragons 5e Player’s Handbook Review posted on Play Board Games

Dungeons & Dragons gets their new 5th edition Player’s Handbook reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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The Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition (5e) Player’s Handbook has all the information you need to create characters and start adventuring. Check out some of the rule changes and my initial thoughts on it.

WizKids posts Tyranny of Dragons Rulebook

WizKids gives you a look at the upcoming D&D Attack Wing rulebook over on the game’s website.

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Greetings D&D Attack Wing Fans!

Eager to take a closer look at D&D Attack Wing? Well head over to the how to play section of the D&D Attack Wing website to take a look at the rule book!

Gale Force 9 posts D&D 5th Edition Product Preview

Gale Force 9 lets you know what they’ve got in store for the new edition of D&D in this video preview.

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John-Paul previews the upcoming D&D products to accompany the release of fifth edition D&D.

Gale Force 9 posts D&D Spellbook Cards Preview

Gale Force Nine is showing off the new Dungeons & Dragons Spellbook cards they’ll be coming out with soon.

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These decks of spell cards are an invaluable resource for any magic-user. Consult the entire deck when selecting new spells to learn, and after a long rest you can set aside those spells you want to prepare for the day. Each deck is made from thick laminated card so they will stand the test of time.

•Spell name and important info is easy to find for quick reference.
•Descriptive/Mechanical text is written in full wherever possible. When it isn’t, a Player’s Handbook page reference is given.
•Scaling spells have an additional section with details on how they improve.
•Card backs prominently display spell level for easy sorting.
•The Spell cards are highly durable and are made to last. Each card has a coating that protects them and makes them safe to use with dry erase markers.

Icons of the Realms Starter Set Miniatures Available Now

WizKids has released their new Dungeons & Dragons, Icons of the Realms start set of minis.

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WizKids Games, the industry leader in quality pre-painted plastic miniatures, announces that the inaugural set of Icons of the Realms based on the iconic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game from Wizards of the Coast, arrived in stores starting yesterday!

This Icons of the Realms Starter Set is the perfect supplement to the brand new Starter Set for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. These figures correspond to the 5 pregenerated characters found in the Starter Set and are also some of the most iconic characters classes and races from the Dungeons & Dragons universe, including the dwarf cleric, human ranger, Halfling rogue, Northlands fighter, and elf wizard. As an added bonus this set also includes the famous drow ranger, Drizzt Do’Urden.

Gettin’ Higgy with Betrayal at House on the Hill

Gettin’ Higgy With It takes a look at Betrayal at House on the Hill in their latest video review.

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We take a spooky walk up the lane to visit Betrayal at House on the Hill. A 2004 classic game by Bruce Glassco published by Wizards of the Coast.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Starter Set

Play Unplugged gives us a look inside the new starter set for D&D 5th edition.

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It’s finally here! Fans of Dungeons & Dragons have been waiting for what seems like ages for the first official release for 5th Edition, also known as D&D Next. Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini delves into Wizards of the Coast’s first new D&D product, The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set.

Wizards of the Coast posts D&D Basic Rules

Wizards of the Coast has posted up the Basic Rules for the next edition of D&D.

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As Mike Mearls explained in Legends & Lore: The Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons is a PDF (over 100 pages, in fact) that covers the core of the game. It runs from levels 1 to 20 and covers the cleric, fighter, rogue, and wizard, presenting what we view as the essential subclass for each. It also provides the dwarf, elf, halfling, and human as race options; in addition, the rules contain 120 spells, 5 backgrounds, and character sheets.

But the best part? The Basic Rules is a free PDF. Anyone can download it from our website. We want to put D&D in as many hands as possible, and a free, digital file is the best way to do that.

Here now is the Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons:

Silver Dragon previewed for Tyranny of the Dragons

WizKids has posted up some photos of the next dragon for Tyranny of Dragons. This time it’s the Silver dragon.
I know some of you guy’s aren’t excited about this game at all. But personally, I’m totally diggin’ on it.

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Who’s in the mood for a preview of the silver dragon from the upcoming Tyranny of Dragons miniatures set?

WizKids announces Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters

WizKids is expanding the Dice Masters collection of games with the announcement of Dungeons & Dragons, Forgotten Realms Dice Masters.

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NECA/WizKids is excited to announce a new Dice Masters game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe.

“We’re excited to expand our Dungeons & Dragons portfolio with the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters. Dice Masters is an all new game that utilizes WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “party” of adventurer dice and battle in head to head gameplay. Dice Masters has had huge initial success, is a very exciting platform and should fit perfectly with the world and lore of Dungeons & Dragons. You can expect to see some of the most recognizable monsters and characters, such as Kobolds, Beholders, Mindflayers, Dragons, Drow, and many more!” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids Games. “We’re excited to work with Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, who brought the original Dice Masters game to life, and we are sure they will bring Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the table top in unique and immersive ways.”

Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons, was equally enthusiastic. “We are excited about the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the WizKids product line. We’re sure fans will enjoy this fun and unique way to experience the legendary heroes and monsters of the Forgotten Realms.”

The Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters line will begin rolling out in Q4 2014. Products will include Starter Sets, Booster Packs, Play Mats, and a Storage Box to keep your Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters collection in!

Basic Dungeons & Dragons for all

Wizards of the Coast has announced they’ll be posting Basic Dungeons & Dragons as a free pdf up on their website. The file will cover the core essentials of the game so everyone can get a look at what they’re getting into with the newest edition of the classic RPG.

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Basic D&D is a PDF that covers the core of the game. It’s the equivalent of the old D&D Rules Cyclopedia, though it doesn’t have quite the same scope (for example, it won’t go into detail on a setting). It runs from levels 1 to 20 and covers the cleric, fighter, rogue, and wizard, presenting what we view as the essential subclass for each. It also provides the dwarf, elf, halfling, and human as race options.

But the best part? Basic D&D is a free PDF. Anyone can download it from our website. We want to put D&D in as many hands as possible, and a free, digital file is the best way to do that.

CNN posts about Dungeons & Dragons 40th anniversary

CNN has a new article up talking about Dungeons & Dragons and the effect it’s had far beyond just “that nerd game about demon worship” that many people thought it was back when it first came out.

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Four decades before anyone took an arrow to the knee in “Skyrim,” adventurers were sitting down with paper and pencil to battle fantasy monsters and explore rich, new worlds in a different kind of role-playing game.

“Dungeons & Dragons,” commonly known simply as D&D, burst onto the scene in 1974, long before the word “gaming” came with the implied word “video” in front of it.

WotC vs. Cryptozoic

Wizards of the Coast has filed suit against Cryptozoic Entertainment over IP infringement.

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Today Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington against Cryptozoic Entertainment, LLC and its alter ego, Hex Entertainment, LLC (collectively, “Cryptozoic”), for willful infringement of intellectual property rights.

Cryptozoic develops and publishes the digital trading card game, Hex: Shards of Fate, a clone of the world famous tabletop collectable trading card game, Magic: The Gathering®, and its digital expressions, Magic Online® and the Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers® franchise.

“Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast vigorously protect our intellectual property. This infringement suit against Cryptozoic demonstrates that while we appreciate a robust and thriving trading card game industry, we will not permit the misappropriation of our intellectual property” said Barbara Finigan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hasbro. “We attempted to resolve this issue, but Cryptozoic was unwilling to settle the matter.”

The suit includes claims for copyright, patent and trade dress infringement.

Wiz and Wiz team up

WizKids has teamed up with Wizards of the Coast to make a new line of Dungeons & Dragons miniatures.

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Adding to the excitement of the recently announced Tyranny of Dragons from Wizards of the Coast, WizKids Games, a division of National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc., is excited to announce an all-new line of pre-painted miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons. The first set of miniatures will coincide with the launch of the highly-anticipated next edition of Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, set to release in summer 2014.

“We are very excited at the opportunity to join the party and work with our friends at Wizards of the Coast to enrich the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop experience for adventurers worldwide,” said Justin Ziran, President of WizKids. “With all the tools WizKids brings to the table, we figure this partnership will be a critical hit,” said WizKids Director of Business and Legal Affairs Alexis Mueller.

The new line of Dungeons & Dragons miniatures will feature creatures and characters that players have come to know and love, allowing them to wage their battles and experience their adventures with a greater level of immersion and tactical interplay.

“This year is going to be the biggest in Dungeons & Dragons’ history,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons. “It’s important for us to work with strong partners such as WizKids to ensure fantastic Tyranny of Dragons experiences for all D&D fans.”