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    The Best Portrayals of D&D in Media

    Everyone has an image of a stereotypical nerd. You know the one, he (and he’s almost always portrayed as a he) is socially awkward, unattractive, unpopular. Although the loser nerd is a pervasive image, every so often pop culture gives us a fun nerd, one we would want to...
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    How to Use Music in Your Roleplaying Games

    Music is a powerful emotional tool. There’s a reason you can hum the theme music of your favorite movies. It’s invaluable for establishing tone and setting the mood in roleplaying games. Over the years, I’ve picked tracks from my favorite soundtracks and created a library of music with almost...
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    Dealing with Deckbuilding

    Dealing with Deckbuilding By: Lane Martin Everyone has one common game mechanic that they don’t particularly like. Some people hate bluffing games, while others dislike heavily strategic area control games. Personally, I am not very keen on deck building games. I don’t mean games that require players to preconstruct...
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    Werewolves and Traitors

    Werewolves and Traitors By: Lane Martin   You’ve been here before. He’s been your friend for years, you’ve played board games with him before, you were even at the guy’s wedding, but he’s been tanking this game from the very beginning. To make matters worse, he’s been shifting the...
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    Not D & D

    Not D & D By: Lane Martin Dungeons and Dragons is far and away the most popular tabletop role-playing game. For many people, it’s synonymous with the hobby to the extent that many recognize the iconic 20 sided die over the multitudes of books, sheets, and overflowing pencil boxes...
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    Most Unique Characters in Tabletop RPGs

    There are some who play RPGs wanting to fit comfortably into a familiar archetype. These are the people who always want to be the angry (but lovable) barbarian, the sarcastic freighter pilot, the cold-as-ice sorcerer or whatever their favorite character is. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there are...
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    How to Get Into Board Games

    How to Get Into Board Games By: Lane Martin   I started playing board games as a hobby regularly a few years ago, and in those years, I have made great friends, played a lot of deeply interesting games, and had a good time the whole way. The hobby...
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    Table Top Games that Encourage Collaboration

    First we took a look at board games that will shatter friendships, or in the very least give them a trial by fire. Perhaps though, you feel that the world is divisive enough. You don’t need a board game to come between you and your loved ones. These games...
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    Table Top Games to Play for One or No More than a Few Game Sessions

    Table Top Games to Play for One or No More than a Few Game Sessions Tabletop RPGs are fun and can be a great way to improve social skills, abstract problem solving, and working with a group. They can however, be incredibly time consuming. While there are some players...
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