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    What Color is Your Damage?

    When it comes to portraying spells and monsters in Dungeons & Dragons, there's a visual shorthand that tells a story: color. A Color-Coded World Color-coding damage types, be it spells or monsters, quickly telegraphs something about the source. A red dragon breathes fire, a white cone of cold...
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    Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse: An In-Depth Review

    I've updated the art to reflect each so it more accurately shows the art in the book. Thanks for pointing this out!
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    Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse: An In-Depth Review

    That's on me, sorry about that. I fixed it, thanks for pointing it out!
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    Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse: An In-Depth Review

    pulls curtain back and peaks his head out Columnist articles are edited and entered by me first and then I assign them in the system to the writer who submitted the article. Most articles are entered a week in advance, but high priority content that's timely (like D&D reviews) are posted as...
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    Release 5E RPG: Species of the Multiverse Now Available!

    Stamford, CT, January 22, 2022: Mal and Tal Enterprises, LLC is pleased to announce our latest adventure, 5E RPG: Species of the Multiverse. You can purchase it here. From Oz to Zikkaria and Everything in Between! This supplement contains 46 species and 98 subspecies drawn from across the...
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    RPG Crowdfunding News – Soulmist, HORIZON RISING, Mimics, and more

    You left out him yelling, "Sharon? SHARON? SHARON?!"
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    Looking Ahead to 2022

    I think #3 is probably going to have the biggest impact on all industries, hobbies included. I mentioned union formation accelerating, and I think that will spur some of the elements you mention in #3. Great insights!
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    Looking Ahead to 2022

    Predicting anything is a risky business; predicting the future of the hobby business even moreso, as the ups and downs of the industry aren't necessities and therefore harder to judge. But there's some trends in 2021 that point to what we can expect in 2022. Picture courtesy of Pixabay. The...
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    News Digest for the Week of January 14

    I just want to state that this is my primary means for finding out about and backing Humble Bundles. Thanks Darryl!
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    My Goals for 2022

    Yeah, that fits with my goal last year which was to do less Kickstarters. Or specifically, stop backing Kickstarters where by the time I get the end product, I will no longer want it. I've also learned that putting natural breaks into play (by creating my own adventures, and then giving a...
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    My Goals for 2022

    I have a cheaper version with a light on it, but these seem more adjustable. Thank you for the recommendation!
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    My Goals for 2022

    Gah! Thank you for the catch, I fixed it!
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    My Goals for 2022

    With a 28% success rate on my goals for last year, it’s time to recalibrate. Picture courtesy of Pixabay. Paint More Miniatures I backed a lot of Reaper Bones Kickstarters and I’m still working through my backlog. As I paint them, I replace prepainted miniatures that are similar. This helps...
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    Looking Back on 2021's RPG Trends

    Generally speaking, we don't get data on 2021 until 2022, and this article was written in December of 2021. I'll be sure to write another one as more data becomes available.
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    Imagine Reflections #1

    If I were to guess, because Imagine Magazine was owned by TSR, it's probably more accurate to call it an "official" adventure vs. a free one. But the idea being you were getting an official adventure from the company that made D&D along with a magazine, which was unusual. Dragon Magazine would...