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Variant Rory 📚

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

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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

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Meet Your Makers Part 2: CobblePath Games

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

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TARDIS Day – November 23

On November 23, 1963 a science fiction show about a madman in a box premiered its first episode, “An Unearthly Child,” in the United Kingdom.

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Trans* Day of Remembrance

Today, we honor our trans* friends who we’ve lost due the discriminatory actions that target this community. This day was created in 1999 to honor

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Variant Kait 🎨

TTRPG Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Looking for the perfect gift for your Dungeon/Game Master? Want to surprise your party with a special something? Secretly shopping for items to gift yourself?

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Domino Day – November 11

The History of Dominos Image Credits: Canva The origin of the modern domino dates all the way back to the Song Dynasty of China, with

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