Wizards of the Coast

By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 6th, 2017
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I think we can all agree that gaming is fun and good. Well, what can be even more fun and good? Gaming for a cause, of course! Wizards of the Coast certainly thinks so, and that’s why they are participating in the Extra Life charity event to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital. An...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 5th, 2017
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Filling up your whole day with gaming isn’t too hard to do, if you know where to look. It’s easy to find gaming magazines full of great articles to enhance just about any aspect of your game. In the case of this article, we’ve got Dragon+ issue 15 which is now available. If you̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Aug 30th, 2017
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The Dungeon Masters Guild that Wizards of the Coast has set up allows anyone and everyone to upload their campaign ideas and scenarios up online on their website for others to peruse. Now, of course, there’s going to be some that are more popular than others (that’s just the way of things...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Aug 29th, 2017
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Would you like to take a survey!? Do you like RPGs? Do you like George Wendt? Would you play RPGs with George Wendt? Would you play a bean-eating RPG with George Wendt? Does anyone out there get these references? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions… well… they̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 16th, 2017
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Dungeons & Dragons is a great game. However, it can, occasionally, be rough to try and keep up with everything for it. The various books and other supplemental material offer players and DMs lots of chances for customization, but it can occasionally be a bit daunting to sort through it. ThatR...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 19th, 2017
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When you want to fill up your whole day with gaming, you can’t go wrong with gaming magazines. Wizards of the Coast certainly has put a few out there over the years. One of their more-recent ones is Dragon+. You can get issue 14 of it now, where they take a look at the jungles […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 17th, 2017
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And we’ve made it to another weekend. I’m sure a lot of you are up at the LGS, trying out 8th Edition 40k. But between those games and talking about all the stuff you’re going to do with your army, here’s the regular grouping of reviews that I know you all love so much. Today ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 16th, 2017
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WizKids is coming out with a whole series of products based on the new storyline that Wizards of the Coast is running for Dungeons & Dragons, Tomb of Annihilation. This is more than just a set of minis to go with it. There’s an entirely new board game as well as a Dice Masters set [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 3rd, 2017
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If you’re like me, you fill your day with gaming stuff as much as possible. In-between making posts and working on other projects, I’ll usually crack open a gaming magazine to see what else is going on in the gaming world. Always better when that magazine’s for free. 😛 Such is the c...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 28th, 2017
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Role playing characters level up (unless they get killed off or your group can never manage to get together for a game). It’s sort of what they do. They gain new abilities and gear. Things change. So why shouldn’t your miniatures? WizKids has announced their D&D Icons of the Realms Ep...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 26th, 2017
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Sometimes you want to get your D&D adventuring on, but you just can’t seem to get all your players together. Or you don’t quite have the time to have a full session. Well, before, you might just have to call it quits. But with the Dragonfire deck-building game coming from Catalyst Ga...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Mar 2nd, 2017
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Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons is more than just an RPG. It has helped countless people through a myriad of issues as well as inspired other, great works. This issue of Dragon+ looks at some of those stories. Maybe it can help inspire you in some way. Along with that, there̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Dec 1st, 2016
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On the 17th, we’ll be having the next session of the D&D group that I’m running. Nobody died last session (character or player, thankfully), but it did get kinda nasty for a while. I’m a big proponent of using miniatures for our gaming sessions, but I’m always a little bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Sep 22nd, 2016
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I’m in the process of getting together a new Dungeons & Dragons group. It’s been about 6 months since I last played, and that’s just too damn long. Hopefully we’ll be getting characters together next month and starting playing shortly thereafter. Now, every group I’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 23rd, 2016
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Pretty much everyone knows Rock, Paper, Scissors. Some even know the extended version with Lizard and Spock thrown in. So a game where certain hand gestures are required shouldn’t be anything new to people. WizKids is getting themselves in on the action with Rock Paper Wizard, a new card game i...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 30th, 2016
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It’s the Saturday before Gen Con. A week from now we’ll be shoulder-deep in the show. Of course, that means this weekend is full of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get everything done before heading to Indy. But, even with all the brouhaha, there’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 29th, 2016
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There are lots of things that can keep a gaming group from actually getting a session in. For the longest time, “distance” was a big one. Well, with virtual tabletops becoming a much more regular thing, that’s not a factor. One of the most well-known virtual tabletops is Roll20. Wel...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 19th, 2016
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Here we are once more, ladies and gentlegamers. Monday is past. The work week is well underway. Just gotta take it one day at a time until we’re once more deposited in the weekend. To help get you there, we’ve got some gaming podcasts to help take you out of the regular office drudgery an...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 5th, 2016
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Well, hopefully you had a good 4th of July (whether you celebrated anything or not. I still hope you had a good Monday). For those getting back to the office today, you might need a little something to help you get through it. I suggest gaming podcasts, as it’s a bit of the weekend’s gami...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 2nd, 2016
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Saaaatuuuuuuurrrdaaaaaaaaaay! Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus! But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I’m here to give them to you. So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick ‘Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
Jun 28th, 2016
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The week marches on. Monday’s finished with and we’re getting ourselves through Tuesday. Hopefully your Tuesday is going well. Mine’s… dragging along a bit. You know what I need? Some gaming podcasts to listen to while I work on the rest of the day’s posts. This week we ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 25th, 2016
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Saturday! Glorious Saturday! As you read this, I’m at a library that a friend works at. They’re having their first Board Game Day and so I’m playing some board games. Actually, there’s a very high likelihood that I’m playing Guild Ball, which isn’t really a board g...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2016
9 Comments
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WizKids is all about efficiency. Like for HeroClix , you get your minis already assembled and painted. That sort of efficiency goes all the way to their press releases. Like here, we’ve got the announcement about a new Dungeons & Dragons board game as well as a new set of Dungeons & Dra...
By Polar_Bear
In Dungeons & Dragons
May 12th, 2016
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On June 1st, Meltdown Comics will be holding a special Dungeons & Dragons session with various comedians. They’ll be playing a new adventure, run by Matthew Mercer (veteran voice actor and leader of the Critical Role series). The game is going to be broadcast on the 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 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 News
Apr 11th, 2016
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I mentioned earlier that today’s a big day for news. It would seem that it is going to be one of the biggest of recent memory. First we had Warmachine/Hordes MkIII. There’s the Rum & Bones Kickstarter. There’s the Ghostbusters II Kickstarter. Now something huge, Hasbro has anno...
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 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 Board Games
Mar 26th, 2016
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It has once again come to Saturday. I love it when that happens. Good thing it happens fairly regularly. So let’s not worry about ceremony too much. Let’s get on with the reviews. Today we have: Roll for the Galaxy, Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalker – Battle for Zendikar...
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 Card Games
Feb 15th, 2016
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I have a love/hate relationship with games that rotate out elements from them. Various card games and minis games do it, usually coming from the “collectible” side of the hobby. I understand the desire to keep a pool of potential options down, as it can create a seemingly impossible wall ...