I’ve been to my share of badly-run games over the years, and while some of these flags are more obvious than others it’s important to take a step back and evaluate a game as clinically as you can. Preferably before you get too invested in it.
So, your friend or family member loves Live Action Role Play (LARP). Shopping for the LARPer in your life can seem daunting, especially if you've never tried the hobby, yourself! Elves at a LARP look a lot more epic than they do at Santa's workshop. Here's the first thing to know: LARPers put a lot…Read more
[caption id="attachment_462" align="alignleft" width="231"] Avariel Elf from the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms setting.[/caption] by Kristin Brumley Let me begin by explaining that I've only been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 2010. It all began with 3.5 edition in my friend's basement, alongside a group of 9 others (talk about chaos). We used the Forgotten Realms setting…Read more
A Classic DnD Solution for Wizard Duels If you're a veteran Dungeons and Dragons player, you might remember the world of Mystara. One of the game's first settings, it was especially popular during the 1980s and was comprised of such familiar places as the Known World and the Savage Coast. Ultimately? Mystara was the…Read more
We've been hard at work on our upcoming SpellSlingers game, and it's really gotten us thinking about some of the coolest wizard duels...specifically on the big screen. We've been treated to some fantastic creations through the years, many of which inspire us as we develop an immersive magic game with wands. While it's a challenge…Read more