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
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
Kodama- The Tree Spirits Game Review
Previous Next Kodama- The Tree Spirits Kodama: The Tree Spirits is an adorably illustrated card placement game where you work to keep the forest healthy
World Building: Chariots of the Gods
How did life in your fantasy world begin? How did technology and society progress throughout the years? In some cases, the denizens of your world
Charity Spotlight: Extra Life
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
Real Talk: Family Finances
Many adults have a decent handle on basic finances, (I did not, when I attained adulthood, but I have spent years on a continuous-learning path
TTRPGs with Children
Tabletop Role Playing Games (TTRPGs) have become one of my favorite ways to blow off steam. Hanging out with friends, making up a story: it’s
Saftey At The Table
Game Review: Photosynthesis
Variant Berry reviews Photosynthesis, a competitive, forest themed resource management game for 2 to 4 players from Blue Orange Games!
Game Review: monsDRAWsity
Variant Berry reviews monsDRAWsity from Deep Water Games.
Game Review: Floor Plan
Variant Berry reviews Floor Plan by Deep Water Games, a home design game that can be played solo or with friends.
Child’s Play: Ascension: Storm of Souls
Variant Liz reviews Ascension: Storm of Souls, and lets us know if the game is appropriate for kids ages 4 and 7!