Unboxing ‘Of Gods and Mortals’ Celtic Army

Just before the holidays I ordered a little Christmas gift for myself: a Celtic army from North Star Military Figures! It’s no ordinary army, either: This rugged war band has enlisted the aid of several legendary allies from Irish myth.
Look closely and you’ll see the Cu’chullain, the Hound of Ulster: hero of the Irish saga [...]

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Wolfgang Baur: ‘Magic Should Never Grow Stale’

Depicting magic in a believable but still mysterious way can be a chore for authors and game designers for a variety of reasons, among them that modern people simply don’t think of the world in the same way that pre-scientific era people did, and in some corners of the world still do. Without the knowledge [...]

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Pathfinder ‘Advanced Class Guide’ Offers Even More Options for Players

Paizo’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is a heavy hitter in the tabletop fantasy gaming community, and it’s not at all hard to see why. No matter what your particular flavor of fantasy may be, Paizo is in the business of providing it. Pathfinder features what must be at this point millions of possible character combinations, from [...]

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‘Halo Nigthfall’ Trailer is Here

The official Halo Nightfall trailer has arrived, and it looks like it’s going to be a heck of a ride.
There’s no denying that the Halo universe is the hottest military science fiction property out there, and if this thing is as good as it looks, maybe it will finally be the boost that gets us [...]

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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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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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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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Fiendish Soviet Puzzle Game Tetris Turn 30 This Week

Tetris_5Soviet Academy of Sciences computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov created Tetris using an Electronika 60 terminal computer on June 6, 1984. Pajitnov’s game proved to be a hit in Moscow – so much so that Pajitnov’s boss banned it from their work space – and soon it was spreading across Eastern Europe. The game reached American gamers a few years later when Spectrum Holobyte released an unofficial port for the IBM PC. The cost was $34.95, or about $70 in today’s money.

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