Dungeons & Dragons

By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 28th, 2016
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The first game I ever picked up was Magic: The Gathering. Back at the time, the only card games I’d known of were Gin Rummy and Poker. So the idea of a game where you can build your own deck just sounded weird. But like most, I soon learned exactly what that all meant and […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2016
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As I’ve mentioned many times before, variety is the spice of life and there is no such thing as having too many options for your RPGs. Whether you and your group decide to use things exactly as they’re written in a book, or they use what’s written as a starting point for something m...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 15th, 2016
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With many Dungeons & Dragons players heading to the dark and foreboding land of Barovia, it’d be handy to have some miniatures that help bring some 3D to your gaming tabletop. Hence the next release for the Dungeons & Dragons Collector’s Series of miniatures from Gale Force 9. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 9th, 2016
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It’s another Saturday and that means another Review Roundup. Hopefully you’re having a good one. I’m working on putting together some Guild Ball minis. Anyway, let’s get right into the reviews. Today we have: Parade, Incan Gold, X-Wing’s Eighth Wave of Expansions, Booze ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 6th, 2016
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Many of us play our tabletop RPGs using figures to represent the action going on. Many systems also suggest using a board with a grid to help make sure that everyone knows where different things actually are in the game. But many gamers (myself included) like to only use the “proper” figu...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Apr 6th, 2016
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Well, with the Curse of Strahd making a comeback to gaming tables, it seems only fitting to expand your player options in the direction of Gothic Horror. Whether you’re playing a game set in Barovia or Ravenloft or just your own setting, adding a bit of horror to your game might help spice thin...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 31st, 2016
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You know, we’re all new at something at some point. And while you may have a natural talent for something, you’re still going to have to do a lot of learning to be able to become a master at any particular skill… particularly adventuring in a fantasy realm. That tends to take a lot ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 29th, 2016
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The land of Barovia is a pretty dark and bleak place. The citizens live in fear of the things that go bump in the night. Those that travel through the land would do well to visit Madam Eva, a fortune teller in the region, who can help them either stay out of trouble or learn […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Mar 16th, 2016
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WizKids has long been known for making miniatures. But pretty much every one they’ve made has been pre-painted. It was sort of their thing. You could quickly and easily get loads of pre-painted figures for your RPGs or for the various miniatures games they made. Well, they’re taking a sma...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Mar 4th, 2016
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People have been living in Ehtiopia since… well… just about since people have been. Obviously, a place with such a long history of having humans there is going to be full of legends and lore that would make great fodder for your gaming sessions. And that’s just what Skirmisher Publi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 26th, 2016
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So your characters have reached level 20. They’ve gone and fought just about all they can fight. They’ve saved the world probably a couple times over. It’s time to hang up the sword and lute and retire, right? Not so fast, adventurer! Your story doesn’t have to end at level 20...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Feb 24th, 2016
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Well, WizKids just has a corner market on fantasy miniatures, don’t they? Ask anyone what the two biggest fantasy RPGs are out there and you’ll more-than-likely get Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons as the answers. Well, WizKids has a new set of Pathfinder miniatures available and the...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 24th, 2016
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The work week marches on (as Glenn Miller – American Patrol plays on Pandora). We’re halfway there, beautiful watchers. We’ve made it to Wednesday. Let’s keep on keepin’ on and make our way to the rest of the week. However, a quick bite would be good. Oh, look, some bite...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Feb 11th, 2016
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While a lot of us might think of dark forests and faraway dungeons when we think of a Fantasy RPG world, there’s plenty that can go on in an urban environment. It doesn’t take a sci-fi game to have your characters skulking around a bustling metropolis, looking for whatever horrible things...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Feb 11th, 2016
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Super heroes might not be for everybody, and that’s just fine. Nobody’s going to force you to like them. Perhaps fantasy settings are more your thing. That’s cool. And if you like dice games and fantasy settings, you’ll want to see what’s in store for you in this story. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Feb 2nd, 2016
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“You can accomplish whatever you put your mind to” holds a bit of extra meaning for you psionics-players out there. Different from magic, psionics allows characters to use the “power of positive thinking” in order to change the world around them. In this installment of Unearth...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 31st, 2016
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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! … is what day it is. At least for me as I’m typing this, anyway. But “fun with time zones” will have to wait, because right now we’ve got a couple of bite-sized stories to give you in our Sunday Snippets feature. So let’s get to it. Today we...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 26th, 2016
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The manic situation that is Monday has progressed into the calmer, more gentle Tuesday (or at least, I hope it’s more gentle for you). The rest of the work week is ahead and you could use some help getting through it. And if you’re tired of listening to your co-worker’s pop music, g...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 26th, 2016
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Are you familiar with familiars? If you’ve played a magic-user in a D&D game before, you probably are. My favorite familiar was a shocker lizard named Bitey. He was the familiar of a lightning mage I used to play back in the day. Good times. Now, obviously, a shocker lizard isn’t amo...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 18th, 2016
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Bleh! Bleh! I vant to suck your blooood! Bleh! Bleh! Even if you’ve not played there, or even played Dungeons & Dragons at all, if you’ve been around geeks and geek culture, you know the names Ravenloft and Strahd. They’ve become part of the general lexicon, a bit of knowledge j...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 15th, 2016
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Well, we’ve got the Dungeon Masters Guild. So it seems as though all the players have also unionized and become the D&D Adventurers League (whether or not they’re extraordinary gentlemen is up to the individual). This is much like the Dungeon Masters Guild, but for players. Obviously...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 13th, 2016
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Those of you that are DMs out there, how many of you have created your own dungeon or adventure or encounters? *raises hand* You’re certainly not alone. A quick look around at someplace like Kickstarter shows that lots of people have had that idea. Many of us set our adventures in the Forgotten...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 12th, 2016
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Hey kids. It’s Tuesday once again here and that means it’s time for another Podcast Roundup. It would seem a lot of podcasters are back in action in the new year, so without further ado… Today’s episodes include: Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 36: Gamelyn Games, Meeples & Mi...
By Polar_Bear
In Dice Games
Jan 11th, 2016
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You can never have too many dice. Really, I’ve got pounds and pounds of them and I’m still always looking out for more. Of course dice help you play games, but in Dice Masters, the dice are the game. WizKids has announced a new set for the Dungeons & Dragons-themed portion of Dice Mas...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 6th, 2016
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Games almost eventually will end up getting a new edition. One of the consequences of that is that side supplemental items might not be able to be used anymore. Scarred Lands was originally created for 3rd Edition D&D, but obviously the game has moved forward since then. Well, now the folks at N...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 5th, 2016
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It’s time for another Unearthed Arcana article from Wizards of the Coast. That’s where they take some rules they’re planning on implementing and sort of put them out there for the masses to check out. This one’s bringing a bit of nostalgia back to the game in the form of Kits....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 30th, 2015
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As I mentioned earlier, WizKids like to reward players for going to their events. And everyone loves to get special gear and models and such. Well, besides HeroClix, WizKids also has an organized play kit for Dungeons & Dragons Attack Wing coming out. Today they give us a little look inside and ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 28th, 2015
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Here I am, back in the office and looking to catch back up on a few stories from the past week. There’s not too many, since most companies were (and many still are) on holiday. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t come see what we’ve got today. For example, Wizards of the Coast...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 15th, 2015
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Hello Tuesday! What good can we accomplish today? We’ve already had a bunch of news stories about a variety of topics. Now it’s time for a podcast roundup. Give you something to listen to for the rest of the week. Today’s shows include: Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 161 – War &...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 9th, 2015
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Every month, Unearthed Arcana gives players a chance to add some variety to their campaigns in a semi-official way. The rules aren’t officially-official until they’re later published, which most of them will be, but in the meantime, you can use them for your games. Besides, as I’ve ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 1st, 2015
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Having extra adventure modules around is a good thing for a DM to have. Even if you don’t run them exactly as-written (to me, every RPG book and supplement is *pirate voice* more like guidelines anyway */pirate voice*), you can get all sorts of ideas from them. Well, for those that have Sword C...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 18th, 2015
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Hello there, Wednesday. How are you? I see you’ve brought the Guns ‘N’ Roses weather back with you. And while I know I’m in the minority here in Atlanta when I say, “woo! Rain!” I don’t care. I enjoy it. So there. Along with the rain, Wednesday brings us our ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 16th, 2015
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Having pre-made adventures can really speed up your gaming sessions. Sometimes the DM doesn’t have all the resources and time necessary to come up with an adventure whole-cloth or on the fly. And really good DMs will get pre-made adventures and use them as the cloth with which they will create ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Nov 16th, 2015
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Oh what a world we live in. Lawnmower Man has prepared us all for this. Actually, thinking about it, this does sound like the plot from a late-80s, early-90s movie. AltspaceVR now lets you play Dungeons & Dragons with anyone, anywhere (you know, where they have, like, a computer and stuff)....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 11th, 2015
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We have made it halfway through the week. Just another couple days and we’re back to the weekend. For those here in Atlanta, we’re actually getting some sun. People are reacting as though they’d never seen it before, or haven’t seen it in years, anyway. But that’s what&#...