Dungeons & Dragons

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&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Nov 3rd, 2015
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Monday sort of shot by like a rocket, at least for me. Seemed like I was just waking up when I was heading back to bed. Considering it was a Monday, I’d say that was entirely fine with me. Today’s rounding itself off a bit more, which is also fine. And since we’re right here [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Nov 3rd, 2015
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Dig in the dark is a gas. Baby, can you dig it? Wizards of the Coast has posted up some Unearthed Arcana content for Dungeons & Dragons to help you modify your character to operate in the world beneath, the Underdark. I’m guessing a torch would be handy. But that’s already in the PHB...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 31st, 2015
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Happy Halloween, everyone! Whether you’re going out to a party or staying in, celebrate the holiday with some spooky-themed gaming. At least, that’d be my suggestion. But how do you know what will and won’t be a good game? You read a review, of course! And we’ve got a whole ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 17th, 2015
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Ah… Saturday. Let’s not say anything and just bask in its warming warm glowing glow for a moment. … … … … … Ah, much better. And now, let’s get on to our Review Roundup. This week we have: Nations: The Dice Game, Battle at Kemble’s Cascade, Meteor, Disc...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 10th, 2015
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Hello, and welcome once again to Saturday. Mine so far has been… busy. Wake up, groceries, mechanic, and now here. Birthday party for a friend later (for whom I made a cheesecake last night), and possible gaming to be had. Should be a good time. But before we get to that, we’ve got some r...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 8th, 2015
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Every good DM likes to have options. You don’t always have time or the desire to make a monster from scratch to throw against your players, so having lots of pre-made ones hanging around can drastically cut down the prep-time for your next session. Since 5th Edition D&D is still fairly new...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 15th, 2015
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Dig in the dark is a gas. Baby can you dig it? Dig down far enough in the Forgotten Realms and you’ll run into the Underdark. It’s spooky and… well… dark. Usually the home to all sorts of creepy-crawlies, but not necessarily demons. Well, thanks to Gromph Baenre, Archmage of M...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
Sep 12th, 2015
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And we find ourselves once more deposited here on the weekend. With any luck, yours includes gaming of some kind. Be it CCG, LCG, RPG, Minis, or something else (hey, someone out there might still be playing with POGs, you never know…), may the odds be in your favor. As it is Saturday (most belo...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 10th, 2015
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Demons aren’t really known for their composure and restraint. In fact, it’s sort of one of their hallmarks that they don’t have composure and restrain, for the most part. As such, calling a set Rage of Demons seems rather fitting. Since I don’t think “Tolerance of the De...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 9th, 2015
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Adventuring is a dangerous business. Characters sometimes don’t make it back after an adventure. If it’s a truly rough time, none of them may come back. That’s what’s generally known as a “Total Party Kill” (or TPK for short). Well, with the newest edition of D...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 7th, 2015
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With great power comes… the desire for even greater power. Or at least, that’s generally the case for demons. They’re not necessarily known for their restraint. With the Rage of Demons adventures going, Gale Force Nine is bringing another couple Demon Lords to your tabletop as part ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 24th, 2015
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We’re less than a week to the big show. That’s Gen Con… so as to make sure I’m not confusing anyone there. Of the many vendors that will be there, that includes Gale Force Nine. And they have quite a lot planned for the event. There’s some new models. There’s some ...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 7th, 2015
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Dungeons & Dragons has been around for seemingly forever. Well, for most of us reading this, it essentially has. It’s been around longer than I have, anyway. The first edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook came out in 1978. For those of you that missed out on get...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 6th, 2015
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Weeeeekeeeend! Hopefully you’re having a good one, even if you’re not at Origins or Lock & Load or the Board Game Challenge… like how I’m not at any of those. But it’s ok! We can have a good time gaming, anyway. As usual for our Saturdays here (except for that weird...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Gathering some friends together for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) can be fun, but if your group is anything like mine, the position of Dungeon Master is not sought after. Everyone usually wants to play a carefully crafted character, which is understandable considering how much time can go into dev...