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
Heroes’ Feast Cookbook Cook-Through: Dwarven Flatbread and Underdark Lotus with Fire Lichen Spread
As the weather begins to cool and the thoughts of resting near an open fire become idyllic I wanted to bring a little heat to
Sagrada: Game Review
Sagrada Front cover of Sagrada depicts a beautiful stained glass window with red, green, blue, yellow and purple dice along with the company’s logo. Back
Port of Entry – Combat
Roll for Initiative! When I started playing my first session of Dungeons and Dragons, I had my character sheet and back story ready to go.
Central Florida Spotlight: Firebunny Games
Central Florida can be a tough place if you’re looking for some TTRPG action. Sure, Orlando and Tampa offer some amazing game, hobby, and comic
New Edition of Dungeons & Dragons Coming in 2024
Not much is known about the now confirmed new edition of Dungeons & Dragons from Wizards of the Coast, but in late September 2021 during
Halloween Deep Cuts
I’m back again for another Halloween movie list. Last week was family friendly fun, and I’ll admit, that type of list is not my forte.
Saftey At The Table
Table Not Required: Baldur’s Gate
Variant J highlights ‘Baldur’s Gate’, a series that demonstrates the power of a well balanced party.
Game Review: Dungeon Mayhem
Variant Berry reviews ‘Dungeon Mayhem’, a multi-player card game from Wizards of the Coast.
Table Not Required: Final Fantasy
Variant J starts ‘Table Not Required’ with an overview of Final Fantasy (Square-Enix) as an example of storytelling.
Table Not Required: RPGs to Enjoy when TTRPG isn’t an Option
Variant J introduces us to new series ‘Table Not Required’ where he discusses Video Game Series that capture TTRPG elements.