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Running a Big Table

Running a Big Table

October 24, 2014 1 Comment

Back when I was running D&D Encounters for 4th Edition (The Borderlands season), I ran a large table. We had anywhere between 7 and 10 players, many of them middle school boys. With 4e, it was difficult, but I was able to fit in a single combat encounter in an evening, with a large group. […]

First Look: D&D 5th Edition’s The Rise of Tiamat

First Look: D&D 5th Edition’s The Rise of Tiamat

October 23, 2014 No Comments

It’s here! In only two weeks, the Rise of Tiamat will be on store shelves! I have a first look for you. Warning, lots of spoilers here. If you’re a player, you may not want to watch. Or maybe you do…

Unboxing Video: Mercs Conflict

Unboxing Video: Mercs Conflict

October 22, 2014 1 Comment

My brother’s brand new dice building game, Mercs Conflict, is going to be released soon! We decided to sit down and do an unboxing so you can see just what’s inside the box! Keep an eye open. I’ll be doing a review soon, with a giveaway of the game!

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”: Conclusion & Bibliography

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”: Conclusion & Bibliography

October 12, 2014 No Comments

The history of Marvel Comics is one fifty-three years in the making. In this last month we examined Marvel’s use of retroactive continuity and how it criticized the rewriting of American history, the examination of the death of newspapers, the role of Captain America as a counter-cultural icon, the division of both superhero teams and […]

Rust Cohle, Dungeon Master

Rust Cohle, Dungeon Master

October 11, 2014 1 Comment

Rust Cohle of True Detective: Nihilist, philosopher, dungeon master. Wait, what? I went through some quotes by Detective Cohle from the show, and modified them, making them more appropriate to D&D.

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 6: What is a Family?

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 6: What is a Family?

October 11, 2014 No Comments

Stan Lee, in the establishment of the Marvel Universe, took the traditional concept of “family” and flipped it on its head. By twisting the concept of the nuclear family, Lee showed that the idea of family could be far broader than traditional consensus allowed for. The Fantastic Four were the first superhero team established under […]

Paladins are Lawful Stupid

Paladins are Lawful Stupid

October 9, 2014 6 Comments

I’ve dealt with two Paladins in 5th Edition, and have to agree with TVTropes: Paladins are lawful stupid. According to TVTropes: Also known as Lawful Anal, these people may call themselves Lawful Neutral, or Lawful Good but they lean toward such rigid adherence to the law that anybody who breaks any law, anywhere, for any […]

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Running a Big Table

Back when I was running D&D Encounters for 4th Edition (The Borderlands season), I ran a large table. We...

Hoard of the Dragon Queen Session 2: Everything Goes to Hell

Well, that was unexpected... I went into last week's session of Tyranny of Dragons without really knowing what would...

D&D Encounters: Session : Goblins, Goblins Everywhere

Last Wednesday, we settled in for a session of D&D Encounters at The Comic Book Shop at Northtown. We...