Five Perfect Games for the Harry Potter Fan on Your List

December 14, 2018

I’ll be honest. A few years ago, I wasn’t the biggest Harry Potter fan. I’d read the first four books of the series and had seen most of the movies, but I wouldn’t have been able to tell you what …

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Put the Kids to Bed, Time to Enjoy a Little “Privacy”

December 5, 2018

How easily do you blush? Does the idea of skinny dipping make you uncomfortable? How well do you know your friends?

Privacy is a nifty (and very NSFW) little game that lets you anonymously answer all those questions you’d rather …

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DM Tip #8: Yes, And…

November 15, 2018

Want to craft better adventures for your players? Of course you do, and for that, you need reasons for everything. “Yes, and” is a classic improvisation technique, where every statement made should be followed with a “Yes, and”. By using …

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Toy Towers: One Stop for St. Nick’s Gifts

November 9, 2018

When I was growing up, St. Nick’s Day was when I really felt like the holidays had arrived.

The decorations were up, the house smelled like cookies and incense, and there was something in our stockings when we came downstairs …

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Magic: the Flavoring

November 2, 2018

When it comes to Magic: the Gathering, something I’ve noticed is the focus on its mechanical nature rather than it’s flavorful one. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the fun of Magic: the Gathering is in the card interaction, …

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What is KeyForge?

October 28, 2018

Perhaps you’ve heard the name in passing. A game built entirely around ready-to-play decks, each completely unique from every other. Yep, EVERY single deck on every shelf everywhere is 100% unique from every other deck. No booster packs or price …

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DM Tip #7: Take Note

October 11, 2018

There is a lot of information that gets spilled out during a game, and it is near impossible to simply remember everything. You may have crafted what you believe to be every aspect of the adventure, trust me, there will …

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Roleplaying: The Making of a Character

October 10, 2018

What is a character? A character is a person with personality, motive, drive and a life. The character sheet is the skeleton of your character, while you are the personality and soul. So for today’s topic, I would like to …

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DM Tip #6: Know your Players

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This is probably one of the most important tips I can give, and it is the one that is too often ignored. You need to know your players. You don’t need to know everything …

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DM Tip #5: Bad, Not Dumb

October 3, 2018

We have all seen movies or television shows where the bad guys are nothing more than cardboard cut out villains. They stand there being evil, but they don’t feel real at all, their only purpose is to wait around until …

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