Monster Reveal: The Umber Hulk
Aug13

Monster Reveal: The Umber Hulk

My dear readers, today I am honored to be able to bring you an exclusive preview from the D&D 5e Monster Manual, I’ll let it speak for itself. Behold, the Umber Hulk! Haven’t pre-ordered your Monster Manual yet? Do it right here! Lastly, if you are new here, perhaps peruse the site. I’m sure you’ll find more to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by! [Click here for high-res...

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DreadPixie’s Practical Guide to Gencon With Kids
Aug11

DreadPixie’s Practical Guide to Gencon With Kids

Second Time’s A Charm? I have been going to gaming conventions now for four years now and so far I have only brought my kids with me twice, once was a family trip to Origins. Jerry and I brought our oldest to GenCon with us the first year we went. He was only four then and he had a really good time. We didn’t have that good of a time that year though. Now, don’t get me wrong, it was great having him there and showing him...

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Castle Dice Review
Sep26

Castle Dice Review

A Medevial Game of Dice, Barnyard Animals, and Barbarians As I spoke about a few months back about Origins, Castle Dice is an amazing game. I’ve finally gotten around to getting a copy and providing a full review for you guys and I hope you wind up liking the game as much as I do. The basic premise of Castle Dice is that you’re trying to build the best castle in the land, you do so by gathering resources (via drafting...

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The Gazebo’s 1d12 Gaming Portents of 2013
Jan01

The Gazebo’s 1d12 Gaming Portents of 2013

 The Gazebo gazes into his Obsidian Orb of Opinionated Portents and recites to you what it sees forthcoming for this, the 2013th year of our polyhedral lord. Now that Dungeon World is finally finished and floating around in the wild, more people will become aware of it. There will be some great content put out for it by bloggers and small press, but ultimately the game will remain polarizing for lots of gamers. Its old school charm...

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Gencon Tips for Gamer Parents
Jul20

Gencon Tips for Gamer Parents

Hindsight Has 20/20 Darkvision My husband and I have only brought our son to one convention, not only was it our first GenCon, but it was our first convention ever. At the time our little boy was 4 and our daughter was too young to even debate bringing with, so we figured it would be a breeze. In hindsight we still had a great time but there were definitely things we would have done differently, especially now that we have 2 kids. So,...

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