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Homework?

How much research do you do on your games? by Nolan “Endruin” LaMeres I would never buy the complete guides or look at cheats until after I beat the game.  If I like it, I had to see what i missed.   Somewhere, sometime after years of MMO’s and trying to min/max and using forums to

Using Backstory-A DM’s Guide

Backstory is one of those things that I find is commonly overlooked by players. Most people just want to make their characters and start playing. When you are a DM though, it can be hard to create a world from scratch (if you are into that sort of self-harm like I am.) I haven’t spent

Paradoxical Filigree, Kaladesh hits Modern

by Zane Rowland Well guys, it’s that time again! A new set, a new plane, and lots of new cards! 264 of them to be exact! Last weekend a lot of you probably got a chance to participate in the prerelease and experience the power of some of these new cards in sealed. In just

Going behind the screen – Back to the Story

Editor’s note: Going Behind the Screen is a series where an experienced role player tackles becoming a DM for the first time. You can read the first part of this series, here.  by Cody Dube After weaving my story of the realm, it was time to get my players involved. I believe that no idea

Player’s Perspective: The Rat Pack-Session 1

Last week afforded a new opportunity to play as we decided to give fifth edition DnD a shot. One of our players had run a campaign with some of his coworkers using this system, and I had shown some interest in it after he gave me a synopsis of their campaign. Since I wanted a

Review: Star Trek: Panic!

Red alert! The starship Enterprise is under attack! It’s time to Panic! Last night, at the Forge Herald gaming center we sat down to play the new game, Star Trek Panic. Designed by Justin DeWitt, Star Trek Panic was released earlier this year by Fireside Games and USAopoly. The game is a variation of the

Chaining a Blood Moon

Hey, Forge Herald fans! It’s time for another instalment of me answering your Magic rules questions. Also, if you have questions that need immediate answering, you should check out the Magic Judge tumblr. L3 Judge Charlotte Sable does an awesome job. Also, make sure you check out Cranial Insertion, too. Those guys are excellent as

Going behind the screen, Intro

By Cody Dube I have spent countless hours playing RPGs in my past – Shadowrun, Vampire: The Masquerade, and of course Dungeons and Dragons. Unfortunately, like many of us, the friends I played moved away as I grew up. I also made the leap and got married and had two children. With that, my time

Banned Restricted predictions for Oct. 1, 2016

Kaladesh is almost upon us and with it, we say good-bye to Dragons of Tarkir and Origins in Standard. There is also the potential that we will be saying good-bye to some cards in other formats, too. As we always do when we get a new set, we are going to give our thoughts to

Review: Dastardly Dirigibles

Have what it takes to build the best airship in the skies? Well, now is your chance to find out as Professor Phineas Edmund Hornswoggle, world renown airship builder, has announced his retirement! In order to keep the fleet of airships in the skies, Hornswoggle has announced a competition to see which inventor can build

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