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Role playing games changed my life

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by game design consultant, Andy Trowers. As a youngster, I was a regular player of games of imagination and wonder. Starting with first edition Dungeons and Dragons, my brother and I spent days and weeks lost in fantasy worlds. But as I got older, real life got

Brewing with Zane: Skred Experiments

Just in time for the holidays, here is a Modern Skred variant deck for anyone who thought Madcap Experiments from Kaladesh looked like a fun card to build a deck around. The Artifact we’re going to be Experimenting into with this deck is Platinum Emperion, a huge 8/8 fattie whose ability reads, “Your life total

Ban it! Ban it all!

We are still a few weeks off from the Aether Revolt and the subsequent B/R announcement but, that doesn’t mean we don’t get to speculate! We have taken the time to ask around our Magic communities to see what it was they think needs to be banned, and or, restricted. The answers we received were

How does your party deal with PC death?

The rain fell in a steady drizzle as the vampire made his attack on the party. The fireball lept from his pale hands, splashing down among the adventurers. The resulting explosion sent our party flying in every direction. The vampire transformed himself into a mist and appeared behind Vemmick, the barbarian. His first attack slammed

Deadlocking loyalty

Aether Revolt is getting closer and spoilers have slowly been coming out. I don’t know about the rest of you but the planeswalkers look pretty slick! I know a lot of folks are looking forward to the Masterpieces in this upcoming set. If you haven’t read it, please take a moment to check out Zane’s

Review – Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

It was a night of mystery at The Forge Herald gaming center as we set about trying to defeat the master in Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective. Originally published in 1981, this game contains no dice, no board, and no cards. Instead, it has booklets for each mystery that must be read aloud to the players.

Odd Characters for Odd Games

Hello everyone, Chock here, and I apologize for being so absent lately. I’ve had some difficulty carving out some time for anything other than my normal routine the last few months, but I’m starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. While we have stuck to our adventure group every week, it’s

Welcome aboard, Rival’s Duel podcast

We would like to take a moment to welcome to the Forge Herald, Rival’s Duel. Rival’s Duel is a MtG Commander podcast hosted by Nole Clauson and Eric Bonvie. Be sure to give them a listen! Rival’s Duel Hello and welcome to our regularly scheduled episode of Rival’s Duel. The rivals are back and they are

How was your GP/Conference?

Mr. Z, Rival’s Duel podcast co-host Nole Clauson, and I, rolled into Grand Prix Denver on Sunday, Dec. 4. We came down on Sunday because of the Judge conference hosted the next day at Advantage Games, and I Want More Comics. Neither of us wanted to play in the main event, so Sunday seemed like

Gone for a few days

Hey, friends, Patrick here. I will be out of town the next few days as I head to Denver for the last day of the Grand Prix and a Judge Conference. Hopefully I will have some good stuff to tell you when I get back!

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