Games on Sale: ‘Magic: The Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers,’ ‘Star Wars Risk,’ and More

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Amazon has big deals on Hasbro toys and games today, including ‘Star Wars The Black Series Risk Game’ and the popular ‘Magic: The Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers Game.’ Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 025: ‘Return of the Jedi’

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Today we talk about some of Captain Owen’s ‘Star Wars’ toys including a Darth Vader/Ahsoka two-pack we grabbed at Disneyland and a bunch of his Galactic Heroes figures. We then do a sort of re-telling of the Tatooine portion of ‘Return of the Jedi.’ We talk a little bit about the RunDisney Kid’s Races from both this year and last. Continue reading

Seattle’s PaizoCon 2016 Tickets on Sale

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PaizoCon 2016 tickets just hit the street and are available for this four day gaming convention in Seattle Washington. PaizoCon is put on by Paizo the makers of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Aether Captains’

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The skies above Arkady are filled with airships: pirate warcaptains are eager to wrest control from the Grand Compact, but the Emperor has tasked the Navy with its defense. Pick a side and join in the conflict of ‘Aether Captains’! Continue reading

Easy Dungeon Master Preparation

Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manuals from second to fifth edition.

When I started my latest ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ campaign back at the beginning of the year, my goal was to reduce the amount of time I spent preparing for each session. I’d burned out on building crazy complex combat encounters and over-plotting with hundreds of wiki articles linked together like some nutcase’s string-smothered pegboard.

I needed simplification, so I made a vow to keep it to 30 minutes of prep for every weekly session. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Beardsmith’ Relaunch

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I recently covered the campaign for ‘Beardsmith’ which was, unfortunately, unsuccessful. But HaleFire Games has re-launched their project with a more streamlined campaign, a new goal (that they’ve already passed), and restructured stretch goals. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Ultimate Scheme’

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‘Ultimate Scheme’ is a fun resource management and worker placement game where you take on the role of an evil genius bent on world domination. Secretly plot your ultimate scheme while trying to stop your enemies from hatching theirs! Continue reading

Table for Two Kickstarter Alert: ‘Strife: Shadows & Steam’

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Table for Two is a series focusing on two-player games. Today’s game is ‘Strife: Shadows & Steam,’ a stand-alone sequel to ‘Strife: Legacy of the Eternals.’ The original game was set in a fantasy world; this time it’s steampunk. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Steal Victory in ‘Thief’s Market’

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After a hard day of stealing and grifting, the band of thieves is ready to divvy up the loot—and go shopping with their ill-gotten gains at the ‘Thief’s Market.’ Take whatever you want from the pile, but if you’re too greedy, somebody might just take from you instead! Continue reading

Seconds Are Ticking Away … Can You Defuse the Bombs in Time, or Will You Perish?

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Intruders have boarded your ship and planted more than 20 bombs. Your job is to work with your team to defuse them all before time runs out. Roll dice and act quickly — the timer is ticking and trouble is around every corner — hurry up! Continue reading

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Epic PvP: Fantasy’

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“Reaping the Rewards” is a series about completed crowdfunded products. Today’s title is ‘Epic PvP: Fantasy,’ a card game featuring battles between your favorite fantasy characters. While there are rules for 3-player games and a 2-on-2 team battle, the core game is the 1-on-1 battle. Continue reading