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Review: Trash Mob Paper Miniatures

Review: Trash Mob Paper Miniatures

Good evening everyone! Tonight we have the first review of 2018 and it features not an RPG or supplement, but a tool that you can use at your table. There are many ways for you to represent creatures and heroes at your table, and many ways of doing so on a battle grid. Some use gummies, dice, or other small objects. Many people use miniatures whether they are plastic and pre-painted or metal hand painted ones. Today’s review is about…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #3

GM Dictionary: Geology #3

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Sedimentary Sedimentary rock is formed through…

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Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Libris Monstrum #22: Golems

Today we get to visit a creature voted on by you, the readers. Well, those of you who follow the blog on Twitter. This entry into the Libris Monstrum features a classic monster from Dungeons & Dragons: the golem. In it we are going to explore some of the inspirational sources for such a creature. There are more than I thought and learning about them has been great! D&D Basics To begin I want to go over what golems are…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #2

GM Dictionary: Geology #2

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Basalt A fine-grained type of igneous…

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Resources For Every GM: New Years 2017-2018

Resources For Every GM: New Years 2017-2018

Welcome to the first full article of the year! Today I want to continue a tradition of looking at the games I have, and some that I don’t, and highlight my top picks for the coming year. Before we get into that, let’s talk about last year’s picks. What blows my mind is that my top play agains were never played again. Not a single one. I could have sworn that TMNT and Cypher were games that I played recently,…

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GM Dictionary: Geology #1

GM Dictionary: Geology #1

This month I want to cover something that I generally know very little about: geology. Sure I know a bit. Enough to get by. I usually even remember the difference between stalactite and stalagmite. I’ll give you a hint. One holds tight (or tite!) to the ceiling! That being said my vocabulary could use a boost and maybe yours could to so let’s dig in this month’s Dictionary. (Okay I apologize for the puns.) Igneous Also called magmatic rock, this…

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A Quick Note To Start 2018

A Quick Note To Start 2018

Happy New Year everyone!! I was hoping to have two articles out by now, but with Christmas and New Years both falling on the cap of a weekend…well, things have been pretty crazy. To start off I want to talk about reviews. I have had a couple people reach out to me and I have picked up a couple things myself. On top of that I have some shelf items that I finally want to get up here. What this…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #21

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #21

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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Review: Predation

Review: Predation

Today I have a review of a game that I was very excited for when I first heard about it. Well, it is more of a setting, but it is the one that got me into the Cypher System by Monte Cook Games. That setting is Predation by Shanna Germain and it is freaking awesome. To start let’s discuss a little about the system because I haven’t addressed it directly yet on the blog. Some of you may recognize the…

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GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #20

GM Dictionary: Animal Parts #20

This month I want to cover something that might come up when trying to describe different creatures. I’m sure we all have a descriptor for random limb that we tend to go to more than others. Let’s be honest though, not everything is a tentacle. What about pseudopod? Arm? Cilia? This month we are going to focus on animal parts. Some of them will be words people tend to know, but some might not. And, as will often be the…

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