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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Charity Spotlight: ASPCA

The entire team at Variant Ventures is passionate about supporting our community. We know that TTRPG, gaming, and entertainment fans come from different backgrounds and that sometimes a helping hand is needed. Today we wanted to put a spotlight on the non-profit organization: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) First and foremost …

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War Talk – Artillery

Alright Variants, let us get into the holiday season with a bang. Today, we are talking about the king of the battlefield as Napoleon called it, artillery. From the catapults, ballista, and trebuchets of antiquity and the Middle Ages to the modern cannons and howitzers, the role of artillery has changed very little over the …

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Heroes’ Feast Cookbook Cook-Through: Halfling Oatmeal Sweet Nibbles

Hello, Variants! Every holiday season my sweet tooth decides to come out in full force like the arctic blasts of the north, and this month I wanted to treat my guests to some sweet nibbles. (Halfling Oatmeal Sweet Nibbles to be exact!) This is one of the recipes from the Heroes’ Feast Cookbook that includes …

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