Malleable Spells—DM Tip

February 20, 2021

When we play Dungeons and Dragons, we are entering a fantastic mythical world where anything you can imagine can become a reality. Or, that is what it should be. Too often we limit the magic that the player characters have …

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What is that strange face-shield/mask combo? The Badger Shield+

February 18, 2021

Good evening, everyone.

I get questions about the strange-looking face-shield/mask combo I’ve been wearing since March (often from teachers or those who have teachers in their life).  A number of you reached out to me recently after seeing it when …

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Online Play for RPGs

February 16, 2021

It’s been a long road so far, and even though an end is on the horizon, many of us are still at home, still being safe and socially distant as the pandemic still rages on. But, being stuck at home …

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Inventory – DM Tip

February 15, 2021

The adventurers are delving into some deep caverns and the going is treacherous. The rogue says she is going to tie a rope to a stalagmite to climb down a large hole and scout ahead. You ask to see their …

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What are Pool-Building Games, and Why are they So Engaging?

February 11, 2021

Good pool-building begins with a shovel. Dig a hole in the ground, buy a diving board, and fill the thing with water. Blammo, you’ve got a pool—

Just kidding. We’re here to talk about an entirely different type of pool. …

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House Rules — DM Tip

February 8, 2021

Rules. Role playing games have rules. Here’s the thing you need to know about the rules: they are more of a rough guideline than something set in stone. If there is a rule you don’t like, ignore it. If there …

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Art Cards Games

February 5, 2021

Blurring the lines between “strategy game” and “party game,” Dixit made a name for itself in 2008, which I believe laid some important groundwork for the board game industry.  I believe that it began a movement which could be described …

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Video Blog: Great Games for Improving your Virtual Schooling Experience at Home

February 4, 2021

Barrister Ian has been using games to tackle the challenges of virtual schooling with his four-year-old daughter. Here are the games that have worked great for him and his family!

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Establish Character Bonds – DM Tip

February 2, 2021

If you played many role playing games, you’ve certainly run across the trope of starting the adventure with everyone meeting in a tavern. What if I told you there are a lot of other ways to start off the game? …

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The “Judge Picks” Mechanic

January 31, 2021

The board game landscape was forever changed in 1999 when Out of the Box Publishing first printed Apples to Apples.  It featured a totally new game mechanic, where the Judge in each round would select their favorite response among …

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