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Celebrate the upcoming Holidays with Star Wars

English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films
English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello and Happy Monday from us here at Nerdarchy.  As we are about to move into December and all the holidays and potential time off from School and Work, why not celebrate all the downtime with Star Wars.  So with the holidays upon us I am taking a break away from board games today and letting you get your Star Wars on as we all anticipate the release of the new movie.

If you are into reading novels, there are lots of really great options. I am a huge fan of the tales books.  Such as the Tales of the Bounty Hunters and Tales from Moss Eisley Cantina.  You get some intriguing tales about the side characters that are only on screen for a few seconds and it shows the richness of the world that we love.  Another great example is the New Jedi Order.  I love the part of this one with Kyp Durron.  If you are a Star Wars fan these should not be missed.

Will You be Role Playing in The New Jedi Order?

If table top is more your thing, then you have to try out the new Role Playing game from Fantasy Flight Games.  If you

Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

follow our channel you have seen that we are having our guest DM who is far more knowledgeable about the system run it for us, sadly a year after I said I would get the books and run it.  As I am diving more and more into the system it is rising higher and higher in my esteem.  I can’t wait for our first session.

If you are more likely the type of person who wants to just sit back and be entertained there are plenty of DVDs.  You have multiple version of the original trilogy and you have the new stuff as well.  If you are not into Episodes 1-3, for what ever reason and you have the original trilogy  then you can grab either rebels or the clone wars.  It has some great characters and helps develop the story behind the movies.  Rebels I just pick up today upon Nerdarchist Dave’s recommendations seconded by our Guest DM Scott.  Both animated series have cool story lines and compelling characters to draw you in and keep you watching.

If that is still not enough you have board games and video games.  For board games you have all levels with Star wars risk, always a blast and even Star Wars Chess and Monopoly.  Classics with a twist are always great to add to a collection or pick up as a gift.  Nate the Nerdarch is playing Battlefront and loving every minute of it and I am grabbing the Lego version to play with my son.

So why not keep your holidays Nerdy by adding more Star Wars to it.  As always thanks for reading and Until Next Time Stay Nerdy!

 

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D&D 4th Edition Is Dead Long Live D&D 5th Edition

It’s the day after Wizards of the Coast, WOTC for short, has dropped their free digital download to D&D 5th edition and I want to tell you about it while it’s fresh in my head. So lets get started.

D&D 5th edition

First off this edition feels and looks very far removed from either Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG system and D&D 4th Edition. It’s very modular in design.

I kept hearing that phrase thrown around without really knowing what they meant. After about 10-15 minutes of reading I found myself wanting to use that term as well. This iteration of the game feels kind of like an amalgamation of every version of the game I ever played. Continue reading D&D 4th Edition Is Dead Long Live D&D 5th Edition

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D20 OGL Makes Way For Third Party Publishers Like EveryMan Gaming

I love the D20 OGl, because it paved the way for Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG game. Which has in turn brought Nerdarchy in contact with Alex Augunas.

Pathfinder

But before I go any further for you folks that don’t know what OGL is- Open Gaming License. It was introduced when Dungeons and Dragons 3rd edition was launched. Wizards Of The Coast, WOTC for short probably regrets that decision to this day. Continue reading D20 OGL Makes Way For Third Party Publishers Like EveryMan Gaming