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    Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Playtest overview.

    Recently I printed out the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition (or DnD “Next”) Playtest, and I noticed some very obvious changes, for those of you who haven’t had the time to check yet, I’m gonna give you...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • New release: D&D starter set

    Do you consider jumping in the roleplaying business? Or do you want to play Dungeons & Dragons, but you’re not familiar with the rules, or the world? Then you’re lucky, because this new release will satisfy all...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Mutants and Dragons, Third Edition

    A while ago (November 2008, to be slightly more precise) I posted up a bunch of D&D-based Fantasy Archetypes for Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition . Now that the Third Edition has got its feet firmly...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • My Time With Daggerdale

    As most of you are probably aware, Tuesday saw the release of Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale for the Xbox 360′s Xbox Live Arcade and the PC.  In case you are unfamiliar, Daggerdale is a video game...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 2)

    In part 1 of my review of this year’s gaming activity at the after-school game club I run, I talked about the games we played over the course of the school year. In this installment I’m...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Retrospective: A year of gaming with kids (Part 1)

    As the school year draws to an end, I’m looking back on the various games we played at the after-school gaming club to see what worked and what didn’t. I also am already thinking about what...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • You stand before a large panel of switches and dials. What do you do?

    Picture the scene. Wall-to-wall dials, switches, knobs and twiddly things. There’s no one else in the room. Just you. I give it 15 seconds tops before every single one of us will reach out a hand...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Character du Jour: Sir Grey

    Following on from last post , here’s an example showing that Interesting Characters don’t necessarily have to mean bizarre mashups of unusual Character Classes or Races (Revenant Shaman/Swordmage, anyone?). The easiest to play Classes can often...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Interesting characters and the sliding scale

    For me, character generation is one of the most fascinating aspects of this role-playing hobby. I love the idea of being able to build people from the ground up, quantifying their abilities and what makes them...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Creature Catalogue, revisited

    I had opportunity to crack open my old and venerable copy of AC9 Creature Catalogue the other day, and ended up in a weeping pile of nostalgia for several hours afterwards. For those of you that...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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