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D&D Alignment – Lawful Good

D&D Alignment – Lawful Good

We’re starting in the top corner of the alignment matrix. Just a quick reminder, the alignment matrix goes from Lawful to Chaotic on the horizontal axis and Good to Evil on the vertical axis. So let’s talk about what a lawful good PC is like, […]

Board Game Battles – Welcome To vs Criss Cross vs Second Chance vs Yahtzee

Board Game Battles – Welcome To vs Criss Cross vs Second Chance vs Yahtzee

The Granddaddy of roll and write games is taking on a new class as we have a fatal four-way between these games that use a similar mechanic, but are all really different. Will the old challenger be able to hold off the young guns trying […]

D&D Alignment – What is Alignment?

D&D Alignment – What is Alignment?

I think this is the last big character creation piece that I haven’t touched on. I’ve previously done series of articles on the Classes, Backgrounds, and how to develop an interesting backstory. But I’ve only touched on the various alignments in passing. Some of that […]

D&D Party – Congo Alignment

D&D Party – Congo Alignment

Final topic for things to think about with a party. We’re going to try and figure out what alignments you should have in your adventuring party. Probably a trickier subject because some people really don’t want an evil character with their good character, or they […]

D&D Party – Party People in the House

D&D Party – Party People in the House

Alright, you have your number of people and you’re sitting down at the table. It’s session zero and everyone wants to play a wizard, is there a right way to create your party? I think that this is a more interesting question than the party […]

Relaxing Board Gaming

Relaxing Board Gaming

When people tend to think of playing board games, some of the most common first images are table flipping after some roll goes horribly wrong in a four hour game of Monopoly or Risk. So something like Sorry where you just are rolling turn, after […]

Friday Night D&D – The Devil’s Maw

Friday Night D&D – The Devil’s Maw

We are back for our regular Friday special, looking at a grim world where hell has come to earth. But it’s not all bad or is it? A portal from the abyss has opened up a few generations ago in terms of humans, and probably […]

D&D Party – What Size To Party At?

D&D Party – What Size To Party At?

We’re back with some D&D. This time we’re looking at Party Dynamics and how you might want to create your party so that you feel like you’re a good part of the game. The the first thing I’m going to to talk about is the […]

Bar Games – What Board Games Work Well at a Bar/Brewery?

Bar Games – What Board Games Work Well at a Bar/Brewery?

Sometimes you want to go out for a drink, and you can substitute a coffee shop for a bar, but you want to play board games as well. What board games work well in a brewery, bar, or coffee shop? The criteria that I’m looking […]

TableTopTakes: Welcome To…

TableTopTakes: Welcome To…

It’s the 1950’s and it’s time to build your perfect neighborhood. In this flip and write game, you are trying to make the best combination of fenced off neighborhoods to attract the most people to your neighborhood. You build parks, give the houses house numbers, […]