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    Best Sci-Fi Tabletop RPGs

    The universe is vast, maybe even infinite. Exploring the unknown reaches of space is a common theme in fiction, but books, movies, and even video games are limited in the scope of presenting places where no one has gone before. But tabletop RPGs are only as limited as your...
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    Franchises That Should Have Tabletop RPGs

    Franchises That Should Have Tabletop RPGs Licensed RPGs are sometimes a mixed bag. For every fantastic adaptation of an obscure property, there are oodles of derivative cash ins. Some franchises have unique mechanics inherent in the setting, that are just begging to be played and explored. Here are a...
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    Nightmare – The VHS Board Game from Hell!

    For all of the genius creations of humanity, there have been an equal or greater number of complete messes. Sometimes, these messes are hilarious – reaching a level of entertainment only achievable by strange misstep and circumstance (see The Room, Troll 2). Enter NIGHTMARE, a VHS horror board game that...
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    Why You Should Play Mai Star

    Why You Should Play Mai Star By: Lane Martin When I was young, I remember heated games of Gin with my mother initially played to pass the time. Eventually, it became a bit more than that. Rather than being a friendly card game between a mother and son, these...
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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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