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Author: Mike Gorgone

Tabletop Jazz: Improv

Running a Tabletop Roleplaying Game is challenging. There are a thousand little speed bumps that can derail things, from interpersonal issues at the table to the ever-dreaded scheduling issues. But beyond the stuff outside of the game there is one of the biggest things that throws game masters of every system for a loop. Player […]

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Homework for Fun

Playing D&D can feel like homework sometimes, being a Dungeon Master doubly so. But it’s easy to forget sometimes that you don’t need to pass a standardized test at the end of the day, you just need to have fun.

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Dungeon Fun

The dungeon is a quintessential setting for many tabletop RPGs. Heck, it’s in the name of the biggest TTRPGs out there. “Dungeon Crawl” is a term dating back to the earliest days of the hobby when it was just beginning to differentiate itself from the miniature-based war-gaming that spawned it. It evokes some of the […]

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The Art of Homebrewing AKA We Made a Venom Class in 5e

Learn what it takes to create your own original character class in fifth edition D&D as Mike walks you through how he made his own based on Venom.

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Symbiotic Spellwork

A dive into the D&D mainline; see what can be ‘Venom-ized’ and make your character more like the Lethal Protector. Symbiotic spellwork spice!

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The Third Party

Dungeons & Dragons (the brand) has never been too shy about publishing a plethora of books to support players and Dungeon Masters alike. From modules and lore supplements to partnerships with high profile partners like Penny Arcade and Critical Role, just within the main line there is a lot to get a grip on. Spend […]

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Age Of Adaptation

Mike Gorgone looks at the pros and cons of the recent comic-to-other-media translations with a focus on Superman in this Age of Adaptation.

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Rolling Dice in the Time of Covid

March of 2020 was the month I changed my mind about playing Tabletop RPGs online. One or two other events occurred around then as well but that was a big one for me. I remember the start of the pandemic very well despite the fact that time has gained an elastic quality since then. It […]

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Go Big! Big Monsters in TTRPGs

Big monsters are cool. This is doubly true in TTRPGs. Mike explains how to convey size in TTRPGs and the advantages of using a big monster.

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Roll With It

Mike Gorgone's article talks about the hobby of collecting artisanal dice. He also talks about superstitions around dice.

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