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What The Average Joe Thinks… D&D: Legacy of the Crystal Shard

by Joe Lastowski As a boy growing up in the 80s & 90s, Dungeons & Dragons was a significant part of my activity calendar for many of my formative years1.  One of the things that pushed me towards that world … Continue reading

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What The Average Joe Thinks: Star Wars-Age of Rebellion BETA

A short time ago in a column not very far away1, I was reviewing Star Wars: Edge of Empire (EoE), the new SW roleplaying book from Fantasy Flight Games.  While it introduced a new system, it focused on the edges … Continue reading

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What The Average Joe Thinks…Reaper’s BONES Miniatures

Like most geeks, I like things.  I really like shiney, pretty things.  I LOVE shiney pretty things that directly relate to my various geekdoms.  With this in mind, let’s talk about miniatures and their uses in various games.  The precursors … Continue reading

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What The Average Joe Thinks…Of Dice & Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It

“You have all gathered at a tavern in search of adventure and glory.” -David Ewalt, Of Dice & Men Some of you know that I spent some of my “academic” time in college studying journalism.  Most of you know that … Continue reading

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What The Average Joe Thinks…Dungeons & Dragons: Murder in Baldur’s Gate

There are big changes afoot in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.  As part of the lead-up to the eventual release of D&D Next, an event called “The Sundering” is being implemented over the next half year or so.  This … Continue reading

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What The Average Joe Thinks: Star Wars Edge of the Empire

A long time ago in a college not too far away… some new friends invited me to join in their Star Wars role-playing game.  This was back in the late nineties (before the prequels), and the system published by West … Continue reading

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What The Average Joe Thinks: D&D Next & You

“This is a game that is fun. It helps you imagine.” -Frank Mentzer, D&D Basic Rules Red Box, 1983  Well met, travelers!  There’s a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons on the horizon, and opinions are very mixed about what … Continue reading

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