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Resolve to Improve Your DM Skills

  • 28 December 2018
  • Blog
A new year is upon us and that means it’s time to resolve! Resolutions are meant to be goals we set for our own improvement, and usually that means things like losing a few extra pounds or maybe getting out to the park for walks more often.

Of course, we’re in the business of tabletop role-playing games, so our resolution ideas pertain more to that side of things. Perhaps you’re a seasoned Game Master but would like to open your horizons to new ideas. Maybe you’re an intermediate GM but could brush up on your rules, races, classes and the like.

Or, like me, you’ve never chaired a game in your life and are being hounded by your friends and DND-playing loved ones on a weekly basis – “go on, run a game, you’ll love it!” – and are caving in to their pesterences!

So… how do we make ourselves a better GM?

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Cocktails for the Party: 5 ‘Remarkable’ Drinks

  • 21 December 2018
  • Blog
As our popular book ‘Remarkable Inns & Their Drinks’ notes, “Taverns offer comforting drinks and food to soothe battle pains and escape the drudgery of a hard day’s work. But a tavern isn’t just about a mug of grog.

If your adventuring party is going on a pub crawl or kipping down after a tough fight, you’ll want to make sure the drink menu suits the scene well. Here’s a selection of drinks pulled from the pages of “Remarkable Inns” – complete with homespun recipes (or create your own!) in case you fancy bringing a realistic touch to the gaming table!

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Epic Game Room Additions, Part II

Time to talk extreme game room makeovers once again!

As we discussed in Part I, a dream game room is one that would tantalize all the senses. We talked about the sights and textures of an epic game room – mood lightning, comfortable in-the-round seating, and the focal point of your room, the gaming table.

This time we’re talking about the rest of your senses – taste, scent and sound.

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A Bloody Ritual

  • 30 November 2018
  • Blog
We’ve been telling you about our new Dungeon Discoveries decks – sets of cards that can provide you with thousands of items to spice up your game session. Let’s show you two ways just one of those items could affect your game.

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Take Mapmaking to the Next Dimension

  • 23 November 2018
  • Blog
Our modular mapmaking packs are a quick and easy way to get your adventurers started on the right path, so to speak – they are a great addition to your digital games and you can print them out for a quick in-person session. But with time and effort you can take our maps to the next dimension – the third dimension – as Kim Forsell shows us.

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Excelsior, Stan Lee

  • 16 November 2018
  • Blog

Gage Skidmore

The comics fandom lost an unquestioned legend this week when Stan Lee, cornerstone of the Marvel Universe, passed away Nov. 12 at the age of 95.

Since comics could be considered a “gateway” to the world of tabletop role-playing, we know his passing would hit hard to many of our gamer friends all over the world.

Here we present a selection of tributes posted on social media this week.

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Epic Game Room Additions, Part 1

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What would make for a “legendary” game room? It’s got to be a mixture of elements that makes all five senses come to life. Sound, imagery, touch, scents and yes, even your sense of taste must all come together to make for memorable game nights.

The following are some ideas that could inspire you to do a game-room renovation!

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Legendary Item: Fortress of Fangs

Some kids wanted to take their Fisher-Price Little People on a trip to the car wash or to a McDonald’s. Others would put Barbie up in her Dream House. Still others wanted to imprison a handful of heroes into a draconic head-shaped labyrinth. For the latter, there was “Fortress of Fangs.”

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