‘D&D’ Encounters DM Report: Elemental Evil Session 6

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Tonight’s Encounters session wrapped up a three-part storyline called “The Necromancer’s Cave.” Because this adventure was spread over three weeks, the players were not given a long rest… meaning that spell casters were all out of spell slots and those players who had not yet died and burned up their hit dice during a few short rests were most likely very low on HP. This was a slog, pure and simple… and the players were definitely on their guard tonight (sort of). Continue reading

‘The Captain Is Dead Episode 2: Adrift’

The Captain Is Dead Episode 2: Adrift

So you repaired the Jump Core and escaped the hostile alien ship—but now you’re in an asteroid field. Some aliens managed to stow away and are now sabotaging the ship’s systems, and on top of that, an asteroid has knocked the Jump Core offline. Again. Welcome to ‘The Captain Is Dead,’ Episode 2: ‘Adrift.’ Continue reading

Expand Your Town With ‘Machi Koro: Harbor’

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Your little town of Machi Koro is growing, and the citizens demand more than family restaurants and orchards. How about an airport and a harbor? Seafood? ‘Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion’ brings new establishments, landmarks, and some big changes to this excellent game. Continue reading

‘Smash Up’ Gets ‘Pretty Pretty’

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Just because you love smashing things up doesn’t mean you have to be ugly about it, right? The most recent ‘Smash Up’ set is ‘Pretty Pretty Smash Up,’ and it’s full of sparkles. Continue reading

‘D&D’ Encounters DM Report: Elemental Evil Session 5

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Things are getting a bit crazy on the outskirts of Red Larch–who could have guessed this small town would have so many unusual activities and dangerous locales within walking distance? This week, Session 5 picked up where Session 4 ended… the players had begun exploring a cave where a few of the town constable’s deputies went looking for trouble… and found it. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Mike Selinker Returns to ‘Apocrypha’

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Today, the world finally gets a glimpse of the adventure card game that Mike Selinker and Rian Sand have been working on for four years: ‘Apocrypha.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Darkplane 5e Campaign Setting

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A review of the Kickstarter “Darkplane,” a campaign setting for the fifth edition of ‘Dungeons & Dragons.’ This setting combines Gothic Horror, weird almost Lovecraftian touches, and a gritty world to create a setting that just begs to be played in. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Evolution’ Expansion Takes ‘Flight’

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It’s getting crowded down here on the ground: not only are there carnivores trying to hunt you down, but there’s so much competition for plant food that it’s getting pretty scarce. Maybe it’s time to take to the skies, with ‘Evolution: Flight.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert and Interview: Jason Anarchy’s ‘Haiku Warrior’

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‘Haiku Warrior’ is a new RPG card game from Jason Anarchy the creator of ‘Drinking Quest’. ‘Haiku Warrior’ is a quiet, introspective RPG told entirely in haiku and is intended to be played solo or with up to four players. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Blades in the Dark’ – An RPG of Thieves and Scoundrels

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A review of the Kickstarter project ‘Blades in the Dark,’ an RPG where players form a gang of thieves or scoundrels, trying to make their crew the most powerful in Duskwall, a fantasy industrialized city. Continue reading

Emerald City Comic Con 2015 Rundown

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Emerald City Comic Con 2015 is over, and we are already anticipating going again next year. ECCC is definitely my favorite convention of the year. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Champions of Hara’

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The world of Hara is in danger: during the Conflux, the three primal energies that formed Hara run wild, threatening to tear it apart. You and others race to master the energies and seal the Conflux. You are the Champions of Hara. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Salem’ – A Game of Deception and Witches

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This review is a Kickstarter tabletop alert, reviewing ‘Salem,’ a game about the Salem witch trials. It’s a game of deception, where the players try to either hide their identities as witches or eliminate all the witches from the city. Continue reading

The Dice Section #26: ‘Pathfinder Adventure Card Game’

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In this episode, Dave and Mike check out the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and talk about race cars, spring break, and having a sense of humor about Kickstarter. Continue reading

‘D&D’ Encounters DM Report: Elemental Evil Session 3

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Session 3 — The Haunted Tomb. With a title like that, I had to come up with something a little more involved than what was provided in the DM handout. The basic adventure provided to DMs allowed for a two-room tomb and a couple of encounters, but I wanted to give my players something special — they’re rooting around in an unknown tomb, the final resting place of someone who’d never done them a disservice, so come on… don’t they deserve any harsh punishments that come their way? Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Titan Series, Featuring Twelve Master Game Designers

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The Titan Series, a collection of games from some of the biggest names in tabletop game design, has launched. Check it out, make your pledge — you don’t want to miss out on this one! Continue reading