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Mental Health Awareness Month: 4 Games That Helped Save My Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month in the United States. Mental health is a cause that I am extremely passionate about as I have struggled with depression for over a decade. I think it is important to share about that struggle to help destigmatize mental illness and the problems that come with it. While depression… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: 4 Games That Helped Save My Mental Health

Articles · General Gaming

Adventurers League at Gamehole Con

Over the past weekend, I played over 30 hours of Adventurers League at Gamehole Con. It was the first time since the season 8 rules have come out that I have played in organized play, and a large portion of that was because it is one of the main things to do at Gamehole Con.… Continue reading Adventurers League at Gamehole Con

Game Accessories · Reviews

Gaming Accessory Review: Hrothgar’s Hoard Wands

Accessory: Handmade Acid Wand Creator: Hrothgar's Hoard Website: http://www.hrothgarshoard.com/home.html Background I had the opportunity to meet with John Pratt of Hrothgar's Hoard at Gen Con to discuss an upcoming Kickstarter project. He showed me their Dice Wands which will be launched via Kickstarter in September. One of my most interesting interviews to date, I got to… Continue reading Gaming Accessory Review: Hrothgar’s Hoard Wands

Articles · General Gaming

D&D Adventurers League Taking the “RP” out of RPG in Season 8 Rule Changes

Have you ever been a low level adventurer nervous about the possibility of a chest being a mimic? Wizards of the Coast and the Adventurers League team want to ensure that is no longer a concern in season 8 game play. Yesterday the official rules for season eight were rolled out for AL, and they… Continue reading D&D Adventurers League Taking the “RP” out of RPG in Season 8 Rule Changes

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Does Party Composition Matter?

I have been adventuring with a party for the last three years, who does not do an official session zero. Session zero is when all the players sit down, discuss their character concept and create background stories together. Sure, as a campaign ends we start to discuss our next characters, but we do not always… Continue reading Does Party Composition Matter?

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Painting Journal 6/27

With it being summer, I have been very busy painting. Since my last painting journal, I have completed two projects. The first was The Grimm Forest by Druid City Games, which had large and intricate models. I really enjoy painted them because they each had interesting textures and bases to complete the look. It took… Continue reading Painting Journal 6/27

Articles · General Gaming · Personal Stories

Five Reasons to Play with Someone New

Yesterday I had to opportunity to play games with two people whom I had been in contact with through Instagram, and meet in person for the first time. What followed was about nine hours of fun and I was able to play four games I had never played before. It has been a while since… Continue reading Five Reasons to Play with Someone New