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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
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
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
Saftey At The Table
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
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
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
Business & Finance
Variant Izzie takes a moment to discuss why you (yes, you!) should have a Patreon, and some ideas of what to offer.
Variant Liz assures us that you (yes, you) can process sales on Etsy during the final days before a major holiday.