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Heroes Feast
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Heroes’ Feast Cookbook Cook-Through: “Orc” Bacon

As the season’s change and the darker hours take hold on the start and end of our day it can be hard to get motivated to leave our cozy and warm beds. This is exactly why we tested out the “Orc” Bacon recipe in the Heroes’ Feast Cookbook this month! Author’s Note: I may make

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Board Games
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D&D Is Not A War Game

I am sure it will come as no surprise to my fellow Variants that I really enjoy the combat in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. While a good chunk of the rules for players are combat oriented, its is important to remember the title of this post. D&D is not a war game.  Before you

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Nerd Culture
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Share Your Passion With These 15 TTRPG Themed Items

There is something magical about meeting a fellow TTRPG fan out in the wild! Getting to share stories from your adventures, finding common interests, and representing your favorite monsters, classes, and characters are refreshing from our normal everyday tasks like grocery shopping, school, and more. Share your passion for tabletop role-playing games with these 15

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Games
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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

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Tabletop Roleplaying Games
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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

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Games
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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

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Games
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BINGO Month

December is BINGO month and, as the resident BINGO-enthused Variant, I cannot let this special time of year pass by without sharing some fun tidbits

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Saftey At The Table

Text reads Romance in TTRPGs over a heart drawn in the sand

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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RPG Consent Sheets

Variant Kait talks about preparing your players with RPG Consent Sheets during a Session 0 or an active Campaign.

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Game Reviews

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Game Review – Hanabi

Hanabi Hanabi is a cooperative card game by R&R Games Inc and is rated for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up and plays in about 30 minutes. The objective of the game is to put on a stunning firework show with your other players, but the catch is you cannot see your own

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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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