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Braving The Tyranny of Dragons With Kobold-In-Chief Wolfgang Baur


Braving The Tyranny of Dragons With Kobold-In-Chief Wolfgang Baur

Unless you knew any better, you could be acquainted with Wolfgang Baur for years, and never know the depth and breadth of his career in the gaming industry. He’s not one of the loudest voices in the field – he’s really not the type to toot his own horn – but since the late eighties, [...]

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Livestream PAX Prime’s All-Star Geek Comedy D&D Game!


Heads up, Dungeons & Dragons fans! Not at PAX Prime this year? Me neither! That’s okay, though: We can both livestream the typically hilarious Acquisitions, Inc. D&D game  tomorrow night (Saturday, August 30)  at 8 PM PST, courtesy of Wizards of the Coast! The stream will be hosted at the official Dungeons & Dragons website, [...]

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The New ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Canon: Scott Lynch


The New ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Canon: Scott Lynch

I didn’t read much fantasy when I was a kid, but that all changed when I got my hands on a copy of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master’s Guide. Toward the back of the book, past all of the recondite information about medieval siege warfare and the cost of hiring a goblin mercenary [...]

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Does it Matter if Dungeons & Dragons is ‘Cool Again’?


A recent article at www.vice.com declared that Dungeons & Dragons is “cool again.”
It’s odd to think about that being a serious question, especially having grown up in a time when D&D was thought to be a fringe hobby enjoyed by weirdos at best and a soul-threatening portal to the nether-realms at worst.
D&D did a lot [...]

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What Do You Collect and Why?


Whether you collect comic books or cursed tiki idols, anyone with the “collecting bug” knows that the items themselves are almost secondary to the joy of the collecting process. There’s so much fun to be had in organizing and maintaining your collection, keeping inventories, making checklists of must-have items, chasing down leads on potential purchases, [...]

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Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition: The Best Yet


Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition: The Best Yet

When I interviewed Dungeons & Dragons lead designer Mike Mearls, he told me that offering a fast, fun play experience was a paramount concern in the development of the game’s much anticipated fifth edition. Now that I’ve had time to familiarize myself with the Player’s Handbook and play through several sessions of the adventure [...]

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‘3D Virtual Tabletop’ is an App Dungeon Masters Will Love


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Here’s Your Sneak Peek At New Dragon Minis From Wizards Of The Coast!


When I interviewed Dungeons & Dragons lead designer Mike Mearls, he told me that publisher Wizards of the Coast would be diversifying the products that the company offers under the D&D umbrella:
“As far as worrying about sales goes, we’re definitely approaching the business in a different way. In the past, the way to make the [...]

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Interview with D&D Lead Designer Mike Mearls: Gamers Wanted 5E To Be Fast, Flexible, And Easy-To-Play


People are passionate about Dungeons & Dragons, and no one knows that more than Mike Mearls, the game’s lead designer. When it came time to design a new edition of the game, Mearls knew where they needed to start first: with the fans.  Mearls and his team enlisted the gaming community in a open beta [...]

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Unboxing The New ‘Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set’


The new Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set won’t be officially available to purchase until July 15, but  but you don’t have to wait to take a look inside the box: I’ve got an advance review. Let’s pop that seal and see what’s inside!

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Starter Set Unboxing from Matt Staggs on Vimeo.
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