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D&D Designer Mike Mearls does Reddit AMA


D&D Designer Mike Mearls does Reddit AMA

Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” have become absolute must-dos for anyone looking to engage the internet and the world at large. Everyone from Barack Obama to our own Shawn Speakman has done one (Speakman for President 2016?), and now Dungeons & Dragons lead designer Mike Mearls has taken his own turn in the internet’s town hall.
And [...]

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The Evil Queen of Dragons is Back to Snack on The Forgotten Realms!


The Evil Queen of Dragons is Back to Snack on The Forgotten Realms!

It’s hard to believe, but Wizards of the Coast’s highly successful fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons has been out for about six months already. It seemed like only months ago I was reporting about the early play tests and gathering any information I could about what changes we could expect in what was then [...]

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A Short History of Tieflings


A Short History of Tieflings

Erin M. Evan’s Fire in the Blood is out this week. It’s a new adventure featuring the tiefling warlock Farideh. But what is a tiefling, you might ask? They look like devils. Are they evil? Good questions, all. Now let’s see if I can answer them:
The tiefling began as an infernal spark in the mind [...]

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Take Five With Erin M. Evans + ‘Fire in the Blood’ Giveaway


Take Five With Erin M. Evans + ‘Fire in the Blood’ Giveaway

Dungeons & Dragons author Erin M. Evans is the contributor for this week’s Take Five, a regular series where we ask authors and editors to share five facts about their latest books. We’re also giving away five copies of her latest book, Fire in the Blood.

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Monster Manual! Our Interview With D&D 5E Mastermind Mike Mearls


Monster Manual! Our Interview With D&D 5E Mastermind Mike Mearls

When it came to designing the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, lead designer Mike Mearls and his team had one mandate: create a fast-moving, easy to run rules set that would appeal to old school veterans and youthful neophytes alike. It was a tall order, but by most accounts, they succeeded.
Last summer’s release of [...]

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FAN-tastic News: Maze Runner Prequel News, Middle-earth Beginnings


FAN-tastic News: Maze Runner Prequel News, Middle-earth Beginnings

It’s Friday, and all I want to do is dance, dance, dance… but before I do, let’s take a quick look at the latest news from fandom!
MAZE RUNNER PREQUEL NOVEL IN THE WORKS
If you watched my interview with San Diego Comic Con 2014 interview with Maze Runner author James Dashner then you probably remember him [...]

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FAN-tastic News: Sesame Street Feels The Force; Dungeons & Dragons & Disputes


It’s time for another FAN-tastic news update! let’s see what we’ve got.
Sesame Street: Star S’mores
Oh, man. This is too cute. Check out Star S’mores, Sesame Street’s homage to Star Wars here.
Dungeons & Dragons Documentary Dispute:
If you were waiting for Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary, then I’ve got bad news… or rather, The New York Times [...]

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FAN-tastic News: Lois Lane Is Your New YA Heroine, Riding the Akira Cycle


FAN-tastic News: Lois Lane Is Your New YA Heroine, Riding the Akira Cycle

Another week has come to an end, and in its wake is an embarrassment of riches for those looking for fan news. Let’s get started:
Lois Lane Is Your New YA Heroine
Entertainment Weekly reports that DC character Lois Lane will step out from under the overwhelming shadow of her main squeeze Superman to star in her [...]

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In Search of Gaming History? Here Are a Few Leads


Dungeons & Dragons is making a major comeback right now, and the “hobby gaming” industry is looking healthier than it has in years. At forty years on, the game is still a major influence in popular culture.
Countless movies, games, books, and other products wouldn’t exist had it not been for Dungeons & Dragons, but how [...]

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Take a Trip to “Castle Venger” in These Dungeons & Dragons View-Master Reels


“Fear not: Ranger, Barbarian, Magician, Thief, Cavalier, and Acrobat. That was Venger, the force of evil. I am Dungeon Master, your guide in the realm of Dungeons and Dragons!”
- “Dungeon Master”, series intro, Dungeons & Dragons cartoon program.
I found these images at the Internet Archive one sleepless night and I was instantly taken with them. [...]

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