How We Roll #178 – Magic Items, Part 1

How We Roll #178 – Magic Items, Part 1

This week, we answer a question about cool items, and help guide you on how to select the best way to decide on magic items for your games!

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How We Roll #177 - Gift Suggestions for Gamers

How We Roll #177 - Gift Suggestions for Gamers

Are you struggling to shop for the role-playing game fan(s) in your life? We have some answers for the gifts you can give to that special nerdy someone.

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How We Roll #176 – Worldbuilding: Modern Shorthand vs. Historical Accuracy

How We Roll #176 – Worldbuilding: Modern Shorthand vs. Historical Accuracy

In this week’s column, Mike discusses the fine line between “realism” in a medieval setting, and establishing a world quickly and coherently for the purposes of the story.

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How We Roll #175 – Tone

How We Roll #175 – Tone

Every Thursday, our own Mike Christensen shares his stories, advice, and opinions on the subject of tabletop role-playing games. This week, he shares the three best descriptions for the tone of his games.

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How We Roll #174 – Warhammer 40k Part 3: The Competitive Scene

How We Roll #174 – Warhammer 40k Part 3: The Competitive Scene

In Andrew Dickinger’s final Warhammer 40k article covers what you can expect from the competitive scene.

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How We Roll 173 – Warhammer 40k Part 2: How to Build an Army

How We Roll 173 – Warhammer 40k Part 2: How to Build an Army

In our second article about Warhammer 40k, Andrew breaks down what you need to know to put together your forces.

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How We Roll #172 – Why Play Warhammer 40k?

How We Roll #172 – Why Play Warhammer 40k?

In the first of three articles, Andrew Dickinger from Roll to Seize gives you everything you need to know about the game of Warhammer 40k!

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How We Roll #171 – The Eldritch Horror of the Aboleth (Monster Month)

How We Roll #171 – The Eldritch Horror of the Aboleth (Monster Month)

Monster Month comes to a close as we discuss the dreadful aboleth, Mike’s favorite D&D monster for some reason.

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How We Roll #170 – The Gothic Horror of the Vampire (Monster Month)

How We Roll #170 – The Gothic Horror of the Vampire (Monster Month)

In our third article for Monster Month, we sink our teeth (sorry, not sorry) into the versatile template of the vampire.

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How We Roll #169 – The Alien Horror of the Mind Flayer (Monster Month)

How We Roll #169 – The Alien Horror of the Mind Flayer (Monster Month)

In the second installment of Monster Month, we examine the emotionless malevolence of the mind flayers.

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How We Roll #168 – The Skin-Crawling Horror of the Hag (Monster Month)

How We Roll #168 – The Skin-Crawling Horror of the Hag (Monster Month)

Every week of October, we’ll focus on a different monster that can flourish in a horror game. This week, we examine the most wretched of creatures, the hag.

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How We Roll - Velvet League Final Thoughts: I'll Leave You With This...

How We Roll - Velvet League Final Thoughts: I'll Leave You With This...

In the wake of our first major Friday Night Quests campaign, we turn to our Dungeon Master, Jay Jones, for a few final bits of DM advice…

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How We Roll #167 – The Ocean’s 11 NPC Exercise

How We Roll #167 – The Ocean’s 11 NPC Exercise

This week, in honor of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, we use Ocean’s 11 to show you how to break down characters from a film into archetypes/templates you can apply to your game.

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How We Roll #166 – The Final Fight (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #166 – The Final Fight (Curse of Strahd Recap)

This week, Mike recaps the final game of Matt’s Curse of Strahd campaign.

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How We Roll #165 – The Jericho Secrets (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #165 – The Jericho Secrets (Curse of Strahd Recap)

This week, Mike recaps the second-to-last adventure in his Curse of Strahd campaign, which happens to include some mistrust between the Jericho sisters…

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How We Roll #164 – We March on Ravenloft (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #164 – We March on Ravenloft (Curse of Strahd Recap)

This week we return to our Curse of Strahd recaps, as the Babes of Barovia attempt to make their assault on Ravenloft…

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How We Roll #163 – FaceTime with Yan-C-Bin (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #163 – FaceTime with Yan-C-Bin (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

This week, Mike concludes the Yartar arc of his Princes of the Apocalypse campaign, and plays a dirty trick on his players.

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How We Roll #162 – Under the Axel (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #162 – Under the Axel (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

Mike’s players’ journey through Yartar continued, as their dungeon master continued to make up new details on the fly.

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How We Roll #161 – The Major Subplot I Improvised (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #161 – The Major Subplot I Improvised (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

Even when you’re running a pre-written adventure, sometimes you find yourself inventing an entire political thriller on the fly…

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How We Roll #160 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 6: Bestiary

How We Roll #160 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 6: Bestiary

This week we conclude our six-part review of Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, as we dive into the new monsters in the book’s bestiary.

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