Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Holiday Fun for TTRPGs

With the holiday season well upon us, I like to add a little bit of holiday cheer to my TTRPGs. For the gaming group here at Variant Ventures, this usually includes a holiday-themed one-shot, a weather change in our ongoing game, and sometimes a visit by the jolly guy in a red suit. So if …

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World of Wyldrvir

While Dungeons and Dragons may have brought Variant Ventures together initially, the love for storytelling at the table continues to grow as we learn more TTRPG systems. In looking for new content, I discovered World of Wyldrvir. Here are some things I love about the system.  Initially, what sets World of Wyldrvir apart for me …

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War Talk – Box Barrage

Welcome Back, Variants! Following last week’s blast of a post about artillery and indirect fire, I’d like to talk about Box Barrages today. A box barrage is a form of artillery fire that falls around a specific part of the battlefield, with the aim of preventing escape or reinforcement of that area.  For a Box …

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Good Sportsmanship

Alright, I know, TTRPGs and board games are not sports, but the same principles on the field apply at the table. Ever since I was a kid, you get told to be a good sport, both in victory and defeat. This should be something we all strive for when playing games with other people (and …

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TTRPGs with Children

Tabletop Role Playing Games (TTRPGs) have become one of my favorite ways to blow off steam. Hanging out with friends, making up a story: it’s almost like make believe! (Actually, It is exactly like make believe.) While TTRPGs have so many benefits such as leadership development and critical thinking, they are also just plain fun! …

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World Building: Seasons

With the weather patterns starting to change, and much to my relief beginning to cool down, a thought dawned on me that I hope is food for thought for other creators. How often when playing TTRPGs do the seasons change? Sure the game may start with everything being nice and sunny, but how long does …

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