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Why More Black Women Should Play Tabletop RPGs

If you don’t read the blog Black Girl Nerds, you should. Today, they’ve got an awesome article up by Lauren Frazier. It’s about why more black women should play tabletop RPGs. It’s a great article detailing some of the issues and benefits about joining a group where you are...

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The #RPGPodmas Challenge

“If you like listening, please head over to iTunes and leave us a five star rating and review!” How often do we hear that a day? If you’re anything like me, you go through a fair amount of RPG podcasts on a regular basis. Similar to how online publishing...

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Real life proof of tabletop RPG archery tricks

We do a lot of ridiculous things when we play archers in games, but in real life, there are a lot of ridiculous things that archery and physics makes possible. Check out this video, and article, on how arrow trajectories can be manipulated. Remember, don’t try this at home,...

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Gnomes at Conventions This Weekend! (and next weekend too)

Hey, you like conventions. You should go check out these conventions this weekend, the ones that have Gnomes going to them! Con On The Cob – Richfield, Ohio – Nov. 9 -12 http://cononthecob.com/ Our own Angela Murray will be at Con on The Cob this weekend in Richfield, Ohio....

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Werewolf on the Orient Express

Again tangentially located to roleplaying games, but ‘Are You a Werewolf’ is definitely a staple of most of the conventions I attend. While I don’t play as often as I used to, I spent many a late evening at Origins or GenCon trying to convince a group of people...

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Wanna Scooby-Do your Cthulhu?

I just finished reading “Meddling Kids” by Edgar Cantero. Boy, it’s inspired me to to toss a gang of Scooby-Do-like characters into a Lovecraftian horror like Trail of Cthulhu. This novel is a great blueprint for designing that sort of RPG adventure. The Zoinx River Valley will never be...

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These Are Some Ridiculously Awesome Dice Towers

These are some ridiculously awesome dice towers. Click through to see the creator’s videos of them in motion. He says in a comment that these are preview videos and they’ll be available soon. Click here if the embed doesn’t show the video.   A rare post from me. I’ve...

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Getting to 80%

This is awesome, in that it talks about how to get things done and how to aim for what is really best. When we are running games, we always strive for that perfect place, but the idea of the moving target really holds true for...

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My Happy Place…

Today’s Ctrl+Alt+Del is tangentially located next to our RPG world. I’ve been frustrated with the news coming out of the video game industry that some of the bigger makers of games are moving away from single player games because they’re not as profitable as multi-player games. My favorite games...

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35+ Year Long Campaign

This guy has been living the dream and has been running a campaign that is still going after 35 years! Check it out over here! It sounds like many of his players drop in and out of the game as they can, but even if they play just once...

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MileHiCon 2017

MileHiCon 2017 (the 49th one!) is coming up this weekend (that’s October 27-29, 2017), and one of our Gnomes, J.T. Evans, will be there on a few panels and hanging out all weekend. MileHiCon is in south Denver in the Tech Center, so if you’re in the area, come...

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5E Magic Item Card Catalog

In the news of things that someone beat me to the punch on, and now of course I want to back, Inkwell Ideas is kickstarting decks of 5E magic item cards. I built a very rough and ugly version of something similar that I use when I run convention...

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The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

Interesting article on the ‘resurgence’ of D&D in popular culture over on the New Yorker. For a main stream article, it has a minimal amount of ‘Oh, those silly nerds’ and it has some interesting points on why D&D might be growing in popularity beyond its existing fanbase in...

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