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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
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
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
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
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
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
Port of Entry – Introduction to Casting
One of my favorite elements in Dungeons and Dragons is spell casting. No offense to any of the fighters out there (myself included), but why
Saftey At The Table
Game Review: TACO vs BURRITO
Variant Berry reviews TACO vs BURRITO, a chaotic draw and discard card game made by and for kids!
Game Review: Zombie Dice Horde Edition
Variant Berry reviews Zombie Dice: Horde edition, a fast paced game of chance from Steve Jackson games!
Sapling Soul: Solo TTRPG Review
Variant Berry reviews Sapling Soul: A solo TTRPG adventure in the forest by Logan of Breathing Stories!
Child’s Play: My Little Scythe
Variant Liz reviews My Little Scythe. Find out if it is appropriate for children ages 4 and 7 today on the VV Blog!