A blog about tabletop stuff

First Session : D&D Next

So we went through Character Creation, sorted out equipment etc and dove straight into a pre-written scenario that I had where all I had to do was pull some monster stats out of the Bestiary. We were using the most recent packet for the Beta of D&D Next (2nd August...

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Hobby Objectives

To progress my journey through the 2nd Chapter I’ve been thinking about some objectives I’d like to achieve in my hobby. Sustainable and regular gaming.  At the moment I’m averaging twice a month and want to increase this to three times a month if not more.  I think more is...

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Gaming Accessories

The thing about tabletop games is that it’s not just about the games themselves. It doesn’t matter which format you play there will always be accessories that you can buy to improve, complement and protect your games. For Roleplaying Games the perennial accessory is more dice.  You can never have...

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Tabletop media

TableTop.  That’s the You Tube show hosted by Wil Wheaton.  You have heard of it right?  No?Ok.  Go here – TableTop Playlist – and watch a few of the videos and then come back.  Back?  Cool.  Now where were we?  Ah I remember now. There’s been a real growth in...

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Gamer bias / snobbery

A lot of the things that divide the tabletop gaming community frustrate me.  This division is something that acts against the promotion of the positive image of the hobby as a whole especially when the hobby and the community are more diverse than they’ve ever been. What do I mean?...

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Tabletop Transition

Throughout time as a gamer I’ve experienced a lot over negativity aimed at the hobby and the community around it. Most of that is due to the continued stereotyping of geeks as the overweight, socially-challenged male sitting in a basement with friends of a similar ilk playing games. One of...

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Crowd Funding

So this is about Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, Community Funded and no doubt there’s a whole host of other crowd funding websites out there. With the recent controversy over the highly successful funding but failure to deliver of The Doom That Came To Atlantic City on Kickstarter I felt it appropriate to post on what I...

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