The Midderlands – OSR Setting Mega Review
 

The Midderlands

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Pratchett & the Fantastical Power of Similes

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The Stone Road by G. R. Matthews
 

The Stone Road

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Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time

Critical Role Is A Natural 20 Of A Good Time 

“How do you want to do this?” is a phrase that’s branded on t-shirts and hoodies, stickers and scarves. It’s hinted at around gaming tables, talked about on the Internet, and usually followed by screams of joy once a certain dungeon master says it during a game. The game is Dungeons & Dragons; the DM, […]

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R. A. Salvatore Interview – Child of a Mad God

R. A. Salvatore Interview – Child of a Mad God 

R. A. Salvatore quit his day job in 1990 to fully embrace his love affair with fantasy. Many of us fantasy nerds are glad he did! Although he scarcely needs an introduction, Salvatore is a New York Times Bestselling Author, selling over ten million copies of his books worldwide in numerous languages. From The Crystal […]

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Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds

Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds 

Kenric awoke to the smell of his own urine. Sweet and acrid. He raised a hand to his head and massaged his temples. The thumping ache behind his eyes, threatening to push them clear of their sockets, and a throat more parched than the Calim Desert combined with the burning need to pee once more […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Player Characters Keep It Interesting

Tabletop Tuesday: Player Characters Keep It Interesting 

Not long ago, I wrote about how important it is to be able to improvise when running a tabletop roleplaying game, whether the genre is fantasy, sci-fi, or something altogether different. This is because players are, above all, mad creatures who do not listen to either reason or instructions. If there is room in your […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Running a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Tabletop Tuesday: Running a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign 

Welcome back to Tabletop Tuesday! Last week, Stephen Rhodes offered valuable advice on planning a D&D campaign; today, Trent Cannon is here to follow that up with tips on how to run your campaign successfully. So, you’ve got your group together. You’ve got snacks ready and the required number of chairs. Maps are prepped and […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Preparing a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign

Tabletop Tuesday: Preparing a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign 

Welcome to Tabletop Tuesday! Here at Fantasy-Faction, we’re passionate about all things fantasy, be it books, films, or video games. However, this new semi-regular feature aims to celebrate the classic medium of tabletop gaming. Last week, G. R. Matthews spoke about the wealth of brilliant board games available; today, Stephen Rhodes is offering valuable advice […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life?

Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life? 

All right, I’m sorry for the title pun. Let me just say that now, but it seemed too good an opportunity to waste. This past year I’ve got hooked on Board Games and they deserve the capitals! We’re not, or at least I’m not, talking about Cluedo or Monopoly, Ludo or Snakes and Ladders. I […]

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Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review

Force Grey: Giant Hunters – YouTube Show Review 

I haven’t played Dungeons & Dragons since my teenage years, and there are days when I miss it. Computer games took over, life got in the way; work, family, children and all the things that we think (and are) important just ate up my time. Luckily for me, I’ve got a group of friends who […]

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What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer

What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer 

In news that will shock precisely no one that has spoken to me for any amount of time, I am a massive nerd. Like, huge. I am the kind of nerd who is genuinely surprised when people don’t enjoy hour long one-sided conversations (re: rants) about political systems of Middle Earth or subtleties hidden within […]

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Fantasy and Gaming

Fantasy and Gaming 

Fantasy literature and fantasy games are and will always be intertwined. Certainly, fantasy fiction predates Crossbows and Catapults, Warhammer, Thieves World, Dungeons & Dragons or Magic: The Gathering, but for many readers fantasy games—even if you didn’t play them growing up—were a gateway to novels of similar subject matter. The reverse is true as well. […]

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Tie-In Fiction: Fantasy’s Gateway Drug

Tie-In Fiction: Fantasy’s Gateway Drug 

Tie-in fiction—specifically the Dragonlance universe—was my first introduction to wonderful world of epic, serial fantasy. Before Eddings, before Jordan and Feist, there were Weis and Hickman. The Dragonlance Chronicles are a touchstone for me and countless others. Just take a look at the forum here on Fantasy-Faction, or at the r/fantasy or r/Dragonlance subreddits. The […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40

In January 1974 Dungeons & Dragons hit shelves for the first time. It was a game that would change the history of boardgames and war-games forever… “Those war gamers who lack imagination,” the game’s co-founder, Gary Gygax, wrote in the game’s first introduction, “will not be likely to find Dungeons and Dragons to their taste. […]

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