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World Building – Types of Kingdoms

Why are most fantasy kingdoms ruled organized as kingdoms? And what even is a kingdom and how does it work? As part of my ongoing world-building, I find myself asking this question often. First, let’s establish what a Kingdom is. Simply, it is a region or nation ruled by a monarch, usually titled as King

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Central Florida Spotlight: BAMF Comics & Coffeehouse

  Greetings superheroes and lovers of all things nerdy! Next up on our Central Florida Spotlight Series is BAMF Comics & Coffeehouse located in Maitland, FL.  BAMF Comics & Coffeehouse has been “believing in the power of imagination” in Central Florida since September 2018. How is this done? By being “fueled by ink, pulp, and coffee”.

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Part 3 – How to Create and Play as Characters Outside of Standard Races

So we’ve talked about playing a ‘non-standard” character in TTPRG and one with a new parentage and upbringings. Now I want to discuss how to balance your player with a party. A common argument or inquiry that I see online is the “my party feels like I’m catering to one player” and/or “the rest of

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TTRPG Systems

Like many people I have met, my first table top role playing game was Dungeons and Dragons. I love playing Dungeons and Dragons! If you’re

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War Talk – Lances

Well met Variants, and welcome to another War Talk. Today we shall discuss the iconic weapon of the medieval knight, the lance. Since we clarified

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Saftey At The Table

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ADHD at the Table

If you follow me on social media, you have inevitably seen me talk about living and thriving with ADHD. I’ll share my story about how

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Romance in TTRPGs

Variant Rory offers up some advice on how to spice up a TTRPG adventure with a little romance in time for Valentine’s Day.

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TTRPG Systems

Like many people I have met, my first table top role playing game was Dungeons and Dragons. I love playing Dungeons and Dragons! If you’re lucky (or maybe cursed) you may have even read my articles featuring DND. However, it is far from the only TTRPG system to play. While there are numerous TTRPG experiences

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Game Review – Flourish

Previous Next Flourish Flourish is my most recent game from Starling Games, the makers of Everdell. I was lucky enough to have found the Kickstarter campaign for Flourish a while back and, truthfully, all I needed to know was that Starling was behind the project for me to back it. After having countless hours of

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Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything

Berry Reviews Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything The Content I’ve Been Waiting For (Mostly) If you don’t know my story of coming to TTRPGs, let me give you the Cliff’s notes version: in high school I was told that Magic the Gathering wasn’t for girls like me and in college I was told a Pathfinder campaign

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Mandala Stones Game Review

Previous Next Mandala Stones Mandala Stones is a tile placement game for 2 to 4 players aged and up, and plays in about 30 minutes. I was initially drawn to the game due the bright colors of the tiles and my love for Azul. This looked like a natural fit for some relaxed game play

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Remembering the Pulse Tragedies

Variant Allison writes about her experiences in remembrance of the terrible Pulse Nightclub Tragedy, and offers ways we can continue to suppose those affected.

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