• Something Under the Bed is Drooling – Book Review of Monsters and Other Childish Things

    When I was walking through the vendor hall at GenCon, I saw a book that caught my eye. I mean, how could it not? As I was growing up, I read a lot of the wonderful...

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  • Gary Gygax’s Game Collection Up for Auction

    Gail Gygax, Gary’s widow, and The Collector’s Trove are auctioning off Gary Gygax’s personal game collection . Bids for the first batch of 204 items close Wednesday afternoon (ET). The selection includes games he authored, games...

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  • Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 2

    As promised, I’m writing again to give you guys an update on my ongoing Pathfinder Freeport game. The first session was a big departure from your usual Pathfinder game in that we didn’t really use Pathfinder...

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  • Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 1

    First things first, here’s a link to the audio . As I mentioned in my Prelude post , that we had our first session of Winds of Change recently and I think it went pretty well....

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  • Dark Dungeons, The Movie

    An animated video version of the well-known, religiously-motivated comic story ( Chick tract ) about the evils of playing Dungeons & Dragons. A taste for the new generation of some of what we had to deal...

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  • Book Review: How We Came to Live Here

    Image by: Stryfe589 I had the pleasure of talking to Brennan Taylor when I went to GenCon this summer. One of the results of that conversation was a copy of How We Came to Live Here...

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  • Game Bandit—Like to Give Edition

    For every 10 people who like Out of the Box on Facebook by December 15th, the company will donate one game to Toys for Tots . Mongoose Traveller ebooks are on sale at DriveThruRPG. So are...

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  • Purple Parlay (Late Edition)—Miniature Painting

    Do you paint your miniatures? I’m guessing the answer is yes if you’re a miniature player, but what about those war/board gamers with minis in their games? What about you RPG players who use minis in...

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  • Why Do Some Board Games Have ISBNs?

    A few but growing number of game publishers use international standard book numbers (ISBNs) on their non-book game products. The vast majority of retailers will only accept products with standardized product codes; accounting and inventory are...

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  • Gamification and ARGs

    Jane McGonigal Gamification is one term used to describe a movement to bring game mechanics to ordinary activities, such as banking and health care. Other terms include funware and pervasive gaming . Jesse Schell gave a...

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