Recent Blog Posts
Meet Your Makers: Hexwood Creations
Greetings weary internet travelers and explorers! We’ve been doing some dungeon-delving for new content offerings, but wanted to share another segment of our Meet Your Makers series, this time featuring the incredibly talented woodworker and creator Art over at Hexwood Creations. After catching up on our Q+A be sure to head over to his TikTok
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
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
Meet Your Makers – Cezar
Berry (she/her): Welcome to Meet Your Makers! Let’s start off the way all of my MYM interviews go with Who are you and what do
Heroes’ Feast Cookbook Cook-Through: Amphail Braised Beef
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Variants! Many of us will be enjoying a traditional meal with our family, friends, and loved ones in the weeks
Child’s Play: Dungeons and Dragons
My son turned 8 this November (how time flies!) and his birthday request was to play a real game of Dungeons and Dragons. Berry had
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
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
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
Saftey At The Table
Azul: Game Review
Variant Berry reviews Azul, a colorful tile game from Michael Kiesling and Plan B Games!
Machi Koro: Game Review
Variant Berry reviews Machi Koro, a city planning game by developer Pandasaurus!
Bumbling: Solo TTRPG Review
Variant Berry writes about her experience playing Solo TTRPG Bumbling, as a fresh honeybee in the hive!
Game Review: Dungeons and Dragons Clue
Variant Berry reviews D&D Clue, a fun take on an original classic!
Business & Finance
Real Talk: Is it Time to Separate Your Business Account From Your Personal Account?
Variant Liz lets us know when it makes sense to consider separating our personal and business banking accounts.
Real Talk: Starting an Etsy Shop
Variant Liz talks about her experience with opening and Etsy shop, and offers some advice for those looking to do the same.