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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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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

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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.

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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.

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Halloween Cosplay Spotlight

It’s almost Halloween and the internet is teeming with costumes, cosplays, candy, and spooktacular events. This week, I wanted to share some of the most

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