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History In TTRPGs

If you have been hanging around the Variant Ventures page for a while, you will know I am the history guy. I like history, I write about it frequently, and I talk about ways to implement historical factors and events in your game. Today, however, I want to make a statement – most TTRPGs are

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World Building: Player Backstory

How much backstory is too much backstory for a TTRPG character? To be frank, I am not sure if there is a clear line to draw, but let me spell out my opinions on getting player backstory as a DM, and how I create it as a player. Usually, I do not write out my

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Board Games
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Meet Your Makers Part 2: CobblePath Games

Greetings again Variants, and welcome to another Meet Your Makers! We have another interview with the wonderful CobblePath Games of Locus fame to share with you. Check out the previous Meet Your Maker interview by clicking here! This time, the game setting is much less scary and significantly funnier with Stacks of Goblins. I asked our friends at

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Elden Ring Game Review

Like much of the video game and fantasy community, I have been completely absorbed in Elden Ring since it’s release. I would describe myself as

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Charity & Volunteering
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Charity Spotlight: 826 National

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

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Nerd Culture
Variant Allison ⭐️

Pokémon Day: February 27, 2022

Happy Pokémon Day!  Greetings Variants & my fellow pokemon lovers. Today is our day. The day where we celebrate the creation of this awesome franchise

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Saftey At The Table

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

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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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Game Reviews

Meet Your Makers Part 2: CobblePath Games

Greetings again Variants, and welcome to another Meet Your Makers! We have another interview with the wonderful CobblePath Games of Locus fame to share with you. Check out the previous Meet Your Maker interview by clicking here! This time, the game setting is much less scary and significantly funnier with Stacks of Goblins. I asked our friends at

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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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Text Reads: Kodama The Tree Spirits Game Review

Kodama- The Tree Spirits Game Review

Previous Next Kodama- The Tree Spirits Kodama: The Tree Spirits is an adorably illustrated card placement game where you work to keep the forest healthy for the tree spirits. Kodoma, from Indie Boards & Cards, is designed by Daniel Solis and illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya. The game is rated for 2-5 players, aged 14+ and

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National Chocolate Day – October 28

As the world inches closer to Halloween on October 31st, we take a pit stop in the US to recognize one of the most iconic treats worldwide, chocolate! As chocolate loving nerds, we want to make sure you all get to celebrate in style! Check out the chocolate themed games and games accessories below! Chocolate

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Social Issues & Community

Text reads: Remembering the Pulse Tragedies

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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