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Player Tips – Ways to get More Immersed in Your RPG – Part 2

player tipsLast week I talked about a player tip about using a description of your character. You can read about it here.  I am going to continue this discussion with another way to be more immersed in your character.

And that is Player Tips: CHARACTER VOICE.

Every day we speak.  We use inflection, volume and other characteristics to send a message.  Many actors are given over to their characters and develop a voice that makes sense to all aspects of the character.  Even if you are not playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition all characters have a race, a background and some sort of profession.

Does the character voice make sense for all of those pieces.  If not is there something cool or interesting about that character that makes them speak in an unusual voice?

Board Games in Review – Dragon Slayer – The Dice Game with a Twist

dragon slayerIts Monday, so you know what that means.  It is time for another board game.  Today I want to talk about a cool dice game that I recently acquired.  Dragon Slayer, the dice game with a twist.  Last week I did Quadrillion.  You can check out that article here.

Taken from the rules sheet:  ” You are the world’s most fearless dragon slayers, competing to be crowned the master slayer.  Your brave warrior must search far and wide for these ferocious beasts, defend yourself against its attacks and be ever ready to strike them down.  Even in victory your companions may challenge your courage, demanding that you prove your valor with foolhardy audacity or cower in their mocking taunts.”

Are You Brave enough to be called Dragon Slayer?

Player Tips – Ways to get More Immersed in Your RPG – Part 1

immersedOk tabletop lovers.  We all know that there are all types of players.  Some of you care more about just killing monsters and getting the treasure, but others care about exploration not only of the world in which you are playing but within the character themselves.

There are many ways as a player or a Game Master to get fully immersed in the game you are playing.  As a  Game Master being descriptive, but not overly so, helps paint the picture of what is around.  This can be very different for each group make sure you are not over or under doing it.  Have talks with your players to make sure you are giving them what level they desire.

Tips to get You Even More Immersed in Your RPG

Board Games in Review – Quadrillion – Logic Game

QuadrillionHappy Monday, If it snowed in your area, I hope that you are not too buried to be enjoying your day.  Well Since it is Monday it is time to bring you another board game review.  If you missed last week I was talking about Smash Up Munckin.

Today i am going to talk about the game Quadrillion, by Smart Games.  Now this is a double review because not only can this be a cool game to play, but if you are into Table top RPG’s this can be a resource for you as a Dungeon Master.

You want a puzzle to challenge you players with and are tired of all the same tropes and you have run out of resources.  Why not Pick Up a copy of Quadrillion?

Test Your Brain Power with Quadrillion

Wizards of the Coast Announces The Dungeon Masters Guild

Dungeon Masters GuildHello all and welcome back to Nerdarchy.  Today I want to talk about the Dungeon Masters Guild that Wizards recently announced.  You can view their announcement article here.  If you want to head strait to the guild and start adding to your Dungeons and Dragons 5E Library you can go here.

So if you have no idea what I am talking about let me explain.  By now you had to have heard the news about WoTC releasing the Open Gaming License for 5th edition.  The OGL for 3rd brought so much new product and producers that it was great for the industry.  Not only did we get new content but it also brought new names to the forefront.  Correct me if I am wrong but this is where Mike Mearls was discovered and he is one of the big wigs of 5th edition, so thanks OGL.

What is the Dungeon Masters Guild?

Cast Metal Gaming Dice – Kickstarter

kickstarterHey Nerdarchists and Dice lovers.  Sorry for the late article today we had a little snafu with the scheduling so this is me throwing something up there for you.

If you are a gamer like I am I am sure you love dice.  I have more dice than I am willing to count in my gaming collection, that means dice that are not part of board game components.  I can say without issue that the number is at least in the hundreds.  And yet every time I come upon something new I am eager to add it to the collection.

Are You a Dice Lover?

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Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition – A Return to Ravenloft

RavenloftHello Nerdarchists and RPG enthusiasts.  I am sure by now you have heard the wonderful new of the release of the Curse of Strahd.  Players get to be sucked into the evil world of Ravenloft and forced to contend with the evil power that is Count Strahd von Zarovich.  You can read the full article here.

Will You Descend in Ravenloft and Deal with Strahd?

Here is an excerpt.  “Heroes from the Forgotten Realms and other D&D worlds can easily be drawn into Strahd’s cursed land. Once there, they must contend with the horrors of Barovia. Its people are melancholy, misshapen and grotesque, living in fear of the wolves and other creatures that serve Strahd’s evil will.

Board Games in Review – Smash Up – Munchkin Part 2

Smash Up MunchkinWell it is that time again and Happy Monday.  Today I am going to bring you part 2 of my review of Smash Up Munchkin.  You can find part 1 right here.  I already went over four of the factions and monsters in last weeks article.  I also explained how monsters actually add to the break point of bases.

When a monster is defeated usually through the use of an action the player responsible can earn treasure for defeating that monster.  Treasure cards go to your hand but once used go to their own discard pile making for just a little extra clean up.  How ever you get your treasure once in your hand they still break down into the two standard card types, Action or Minion.

What factions will you team up in Smash Up Munchkin?

Star Wars Role Playing Game – Force and Destiny

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Now that you have all seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens by now I am certain that you are all eager to play as a Force using character and that little taste in Age of Rebellion is just not enough for you?  So why not Grab Force and Destiny?  You can see my post here about Age of Rebellion.

Will you be Guided by Force and Destiny?

Board Games in Review – Smash Up – Munchkin Part 1

Smash Up MunchkinHello Nerdarchists and board game enthusiasts.  Today I bring you another great game for your consideration, or at least part of it.  If you missed last weeks article I did Munchkin Zombies, located here.  Smash Up is a fantastic game that only gets better as it adds more options and mechanics with wonderful expansions.
Smash Up Munchkin is a stand alone expansion to the base game and can be played separately or as a standalone game much the same way Munchkin games are treated.  In this card game you get 8 new factions, a set of bases to add to your collection. new tokens of course,  and 2 new types of cards.

Will You Play Smash Up Munchkin Alone or Add it to Your Others?

Since there is so much in this box I am going to break up the review to go into depth into each pile.  The two new card types are monster, which I will talk about below and treasure which I will go into in next weeks article.  Since there are 8 factions I will also go into depth about 4 of those options below.  Again you will have to wait until next week for the others.  They are Elves, Dwarves, Halflings, Orcs, Warriors, Clerics, Mages, Thieves and Warriors.

Star Wars Role Playing Game – Age of Rebellion

Age of RebellionThe Empire rules the galaxy and you are brave enough to join the rebellion, welcome recruit.  This is Star Wars Age of Rebellion.  You are an underdog going up against this powerful force of the Empire.  Here you have a Duty.  Not only to your self but to the alliance that you serve.

Duty represents the driving factor of what you do for and why you joined the alliance.  What ever your Duty is, it is the point at which you are judged by how successful your contributions are to the Rebellion.  So if you are prepared to risk your life against the threat of the Empire this is the manual for you.

Where Will You be in This Age of Rebellion?

Board Games in Review – Munchkin Zombies – Card Game

Munchkin ZombiesHello Game enthusiasts and welcome to another board game review.  Today we are going to look at the Munchkin Franchise and specifically at Munchkin Zombies.

Munchkin is a cut throat game where your ally this turn could be your worst enemy the next.  In any Munchkin game players race to be the first to level 10.  You fight monsters either alone or with help from your fellow players while at the same time your fellow players might be doing their level best to make it harder to progress.

Get your Brains, in Munchkin Zombies.

Star Wars Role Playing Game – Edge of the Empire

Edge of the Empire

 

I know that many of you have been playing Role Playing Games for a while.  If you have not played the Fantasy Flight Role Playing Game Star Wars you are missing out.  I am going to do a review of the three core books over the next few weeks.  Today I wanted to specifically review the Edge of the Empire.

Edge of the Empire is a complete rule book.  If you wanted to play a game that deals more with mercenaries and not affiliated with any organization, this is the game for you.

Edge of the Empire  Star Wars RPG

Board Games in Review – King of Tokyo – Monster Game

King of TokyoHappy Monday Board Game enthusiasts.  Today I bring you another board game and this one is all about monsters battling it out for control of Tokyo to prove who is the superior monster.

King of Tokyo is a monster game or a game of kaiju attacking the city. It is pretty strait forward be either the last monster standing or the first one to 20 victory points. The great part of the game is it is designed for 2-6 players though I highly recommend 4 or more or it is over too quickly. What is great about this is the more more players currently in the game the more city targets can be attacked.

How Will You Rank in King of Tokyo?

Player Tips – How to Deal with Confrontation at the Gaming Table

gaming table role playingHello gaming enthusiasts.  If you are like me you had been playing games for quite a while and confrontation at your gaming table is inevitable. People are people and regardless of how many things in common you might have with your fellow gamers eventually an argument or disagreement will happen.

The hard part is figuring out what to do then.  Small things like how has to buy the next round or grab the next bag of chips is small in comparison to the large arguments that can happen.  I personally have done table top role playing with over 50 people in my rich history and probably played board games with another 20-30.  You see gaming is fun and an important part of my life.

Player Tips for Your Gaming Table

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