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Awight! I shaw wewease... WOGAAAH!!!

I guess we now know who at least let this particular dog out. Roger's a big, happy, babypuppy pitty (with that giant bowling ball head that they have), and he just looks so happy to be here. Or, at least, he will be happy to be here when Painting Polygons launches their Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove Kickstarter campaign in just a couple days.

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A GM can never have too many resources at their fingertips when running a game. That's my honest opinion. Creating everything from scratch is hard, so having pre-made monsters of all type, in particular, is very helpful. That's where the people of Carwood Publishing come in with thier Monsters of the City series of books. There's a new one up on Kickstarter called Sins & Virtues that has 100 more pre-made monsters for you to throw at your party.

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We've seen several doggos for the Secrets of Gullet Cove, coming soon from Painting Polygons. However, canines aren't the only creatures coming. More felines will be making their way to production, including McCoy. Have a look at this fuzzy fluffball in this preview.

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Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy!?!

Well, if anyone is, it's probably Reximus, the Doberman Paladin. Paladins tend to be well into the "good" side of the alignment chart, at least. Reximus will be one of the new doggos coming in Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove, the new adventure from Painting Polygons as part of their Dungeons & Doggies line, coming to Kickstarter in a week.

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The Kickstarter campaign for the next Animal Adventures book, Secrets of Gullet Cove, draws ever closer. As it draws near, Painting Polygons is showing off some of the figures that will be inside. This time around, we get Bartolomy, the bard. Though not one to sing, he does tell tales and weave poems for the enjoyment of all around.

And he's got just the biggest floopears ever!

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Wizards of the Coast has announced a new book for Dungeons & Dragons. It's called Explorer's Guide to Wildemount and will give players all the information required in order to successfully navigate the continent in Exandria. However, even if you're using it for just whatever game you might be playing at the time, the book will offer a whole new set of character subclasses, spells, monsters, and more. Expect this book on store shelves this March.

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The dogs are coming back to town. Painting Polygons and their lovable Dungeons & Doggies figures are coming back to Kickstarter. Starting on January 28th, they'll be running a new campaign for Secrets of Gullet Cove, including an adventure and a bunch of new figures.

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Well, from what I've seen, we weren't really supposed to know about this yet, but Amazon has started taking orders for the upcoming Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, an official Dungeons & Dragons book for the Critical Role show. If you've been a fan of the show and you've wanted to get down into the realm they play in, soon, you'll be able to do exactly that.

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When you're the GM, you're in charge of creating an entire universe. Now, you can either do that from scratch, or you can let someone else do the work for you by using a Setting Guide. It also helps if there's a campaign to go with it. And that's exactly what you have with Chronicles of Denoa: Chapter 1. It's a setting guide and campaign all in one. It's also up on Kickstarter now.

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While we just went through New Year, the Lunar New Year is still upcoming. In preparation, Skirmisher Publishing has released the next in their series of RPG monsters inspired by the Lunar Calendar. In this case, it's Jinshu Shu, the Metal Rat. You can get your copy now.

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The Forgotten Realms. It's one of the most iconic settings in all of Dungeons & Dragons and soon, you'll have some insight into those that live in it, as well as the fantastic locations therein. Wizards of the Coast has announced the Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit. You get dice. You get maps. You get cards giving a deeper look into different individuals and locations in the setting. It's coming March 17th.

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It's Thursday!

And I have Jury Duty!

So I'm doing my best to get through all these posts super-early before I have my day in court. Thankfully, it's only in the jury box. But anyway, before I go do my civic duty, I've got a terrain story for you.

Maps Your Party Will Die For Up On Kickstarter

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The spells in D&D all have these fantasical descriptions of what happens when you cast them. However, in light of trying to not make the book an extra several hundred pages, they just give those short text blurbs. Well, the Complete Illustrated Book of Conjuration looks to fix that, giving you detailed drawings of just what's going on when your character casts one of these spells. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Every setting out there for your RPGs has different levels of fiction added to it. Some might be high fantasy, with lots of magic and different races and all that kind of stuff. Others might tone things down a bit and make everything more realistic. That's what Medieval, Tales from Europe looks to do. It's a D&D supplement that takes place in Medieval Europe and tries to be somewhat accurate to how life was (with an adventuring flair, of course). The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Players want options. There's always that extra bit of gear that they want that will be perfect for their character. But what if there isn't just the right one available now? That's where Magic Items Unchained comes in. It's a set of over 60 new magic item cards with all new items to make your character look amazing. The set is up on Kickstarter now.

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So, for a long time, I've wanted to have a character that was a dragon in Dungeons & Dragons. Not a Dragonborn, but an actual dragon. I know, compared to regular characters, that would be pretty hard to balance, with the character either having to be toned down a ton or would just be super-broken. But if everyone was playing dragons, that wouldnt' be an issue. And that's what you get to be in Year of Rogue Dragons, a new D&D adventure that's available now on DM's Guild.

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A GM can never have too many options, if you ask me. Being able to just grab and go with stats for monsters to throw at the party can be simply invaluable. Thankfully, there's a lot of those types of resources out there, and soon there will be another one with Monsters & Demigods, a new monster manual for 5th edition that's up on Kickstarter now.

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I've got D&D coming up this weekend. I'm certainly excited about it. You never know just what you're going to get into, who you might fight against. That's why having a diverse set of minis is good to have on-hand. WizKids is helping expand your collection with Icons of the Realms: Volo’s and Mordenkainen’s Foes, their latest set of figures. You can pick them up at your local gaming store now.

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Mind powers, Swede. Mind powers.

As Ministry told us, a mind is a terrible thing to taste, but we're taking a big ol' bite out of it with The Seer, a new psionic class for 5th Edition that's up on Kickstarter now. This new class is much more than simply "I cast all the same spells a regular caster does, but I do it by thinking hard about it," and looks to make the character class much more unique in its execution.

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A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens' classic tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his return to loving all things Christmas with help from the ghosts of Christmast Past, Present, and Future. It's a story that many of us know by heart. But now, you'll be able to experience it on a whole new level with the A Christmas Carol Adventure, a 5th edition RPG adventure and miniatures that's up on Kickstarter now.

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If there's one thing that players want with their RPGs, it's options. More options. Players want more ways to make their characters. GMs want more ways to build their worlds (or alternate worlds to play around in). It's a little bit of everything. That's where books like the Arclands Player's Guide come in. It's a resource for both players and GMs that includes information about the world of Hermia, as well as new races, classes, and other options for players. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

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Not ever Kickstarter goes as intended. That's just a fact of life. Well, just because it's not going great doesn't mean that you have to totally abandon the project. With some reconfiguring, retooling, and reflection, a relaunch can be much more successful. That's what's going on with Kisarta, a new fantasy setting for 5th edition. The first Kickstarter was cancelled, but this new one is already more than 2x funded.

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Having a pre-made adventure around makes a GM's life easier. They can basically just "grab and go" and they've got some sessions already put together. Sprinkle in some game-specific items here and there and your players may never know that you used one. Well, Dread Swamp of the Banshee is just such an adventure that's up on Kickstarter now.

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I've said time and again that there's no such thing as too many options when it comes to material for GMs to speed up their game prep. Well, if you're a GM and you're looking for new baddies to throw at your players, you should check out the Monsters of Aquilae campaign that's going on now. What games do they cover? Quite a few, including Pathfinder, 5E, OSRIC, and Pathfinder Second Edition.

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1888. London. The city is gripped by fear. A terror going by the name of Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets. Will anyone be able to bring this terrible serial killer to justice? Hopefully you can, as that's your job in 5th Evolution: Whitechapel, a new 5th Edition RPG adventure that's up on Kickstarter now.

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