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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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Variant Rory 📚
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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Variant Rory 📚
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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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

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How soon is too soon to teach kids about finances? Liz offers some helpful tips for a variety of ages.
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Variant Liz 💰

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

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Text reads TTRPG with Children
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Variant Berry 🍓

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

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Variant Rory 📚

World Building: Seasons

With the weather patterns starting to change, and much to my relief beginning to cool down, a thought dawned on me that I hope is

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