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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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Charity & Volunteering
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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

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Board Games
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National Dice Day – December 4th

Happy National Dice Day, Variants! Though many games and gambles over several millennia have featured dice of varying sides, reportedly even deciding the fate of

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History
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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

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Artisans Guild
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Small Business Saturday

Happy Small Business Saturday shoppers! Today millions of people will help support the small businesses both in their communities and online. One of the best

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Board Games
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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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Saftey At The Table

Game Reviews

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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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