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Halloween Cosplay Spotlight

It’s almost Halloween and the internet is teeming with costumes, cosplays, candy, and spooktacular events. This week, I wanted to share some of the most amazing and talented cosplayers for Halloween this year! (Be sure to give them a like and follow on IG to support their creativity) Get inspired for this years festivities by

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Community Appreciation Post

Hello and welcome back to the Berry Patch! What a bananas summer we’ve all had, huh? In thinking about today’s post, I realized that it has been a while since we had a chat. For any new readers, the Berry Patch posts are mostly my own ramblings and musing about nerdy hobbies and the people

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Free RPG Day – October 16, 2021

Geeks and Nerds from near and far, are you ready for this weekend? Free RPG Day is Saturday October 16, 2021 and the Variants are ready for it! We recommend going to the Free RPG Day site and seeing if any local game stores will be participating near you. For our Central Florida friends, the

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Real Talk: Cryptocurrencies

The recent hot topic in financial news has been cryptocurrencies. Even working in finance; I find the concept complex and confusing. I aim to briefly

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13 Games for Halloween

Rather than sugar plums, some of us have visions of candy corn and pumpkins dancing in our heads year round. After a completely bonkers summer,

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Saftey At The Table

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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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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Everdell Game Review

If you follow me on social media, you know that I am a sucker for good Crowdfunding. Years ago, a friend of mine told me his favorite place to buy board games was Kickstarter. I didn’t fully understand how he could buy a game that no one had reviewed yet, but I loved his game

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