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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 · Personal Stories

Gencon 2018 Rundown Friday-Sunday

Yesterday I released what the first two days of Gencon looked like for me. Here is what I got into the last three days of the convention. There is going to be a lot of text, so at the beginning of each day I will post a too long didn't read section that will highlight… Continue reading Gencon 2018 Rundown Friday-Sunday

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

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Disappointing Changes in Adventures League Play

I have been an avid D&D Adventures League player for the last three years, playing multiple sessions each week and attending conventions for the sole reason of playing. I was looking forward to seeing what season 8 would bring for AL and what changes would be coming for players. After listening to yesterday's Twitch stream… Continue reading Disappointing Changes in Adventures League Play

Articles · Personal Stories

D&D Party? More like family

This past weekend was a blur of being sick, which isn't unusual for me. Being a new teacher I get sick once every three months very consistently. Now lately our availability for our weekly Dungeons and Dragons game has been very inconsistent due to parties, birthdays and graduations. We were set to play this weekend,… Continue reading D&D Party? More like family

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Life Changing Effects of a Role Playing Game

Story Time: It would be easy for me to argue that getting into the board gaming hobby has been one of most positive life changes my life has seen in the last few years. This is especially true of Dungeons and Dragons. Now hang in there for a short sob-story background before we get into… Continue reading Life Changing Effects of a Role Playing Game