When your gaming group is spread out all over, it can be hard to get together in one room to play (I mean, if everyone lives in the same apartment building, it can sometimes be hard to get everyone together in one room to play, but still...). That's where digital tabletops come in, with Roll20 being an industry leader. And if you're looking for adding the acclaimed Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus campaign, it's now available.
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Getting just the right figure to represent your character or monsters on the tabletop when playing an RPG is a big thing for me, and I'm sure it is for some of you as well. And you may feel that the regular Icons of the Realms figures just aren't good enough for you. Well, you're in luck, as WizKids is coming out with a premium line of figures.
I like having a diverse set of miniatures out on the table when I'm playing my RPGs. And I like them to be as close to the thing they're representing as possible. So, getting a new set of D&D miniatures from WizKids is always nice. The Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus set is now available. If you're playing the corresponding adventure from WotC, it's perfect. But if you're just looking for some new figures to round out your collection, it's great for that too.
Wanting to play something a bit more steampunk with your D&D game? You don't have much longer to wait. Wizards of the Coast is showing off their upcoming Eberron: Rising from the Last War book, which will give you everything you need to get going, from a campaign guide to player options. Pre-orders are being taken now, including for an alternate cover.
If you want to fill your day with gaming info, a gaming magazine is a great way to do that. And if you're a Dungeons & Dragons player, you'll always want to check out Dragon+. It's always full of new options for both players and DMs alike. Issue 26 is available now for your downloading and reading pleasure. It's free, so why not check it out?
With the golden age of gaming we've got going on right now, more people than ever are joining the nerdy masses. Many of them are looking to try some of the classic games they've heard of for so long, including Dungeons & Dragons. But where can they get everything they need to get playing? That'd be the Essentials Kit, just released from Wizards of the coast. It's even got a 1-on-1 variant, essentially making it a 2-player starter set for D&D.
So, you may have picked up the physical version of Acquisitions Incorporated from Wizards of the Coast. But what if you're playing with your friends in other cities/different continents on Roll20? Well, you don't have to worry about that, either, as the book is now available no that platform as well.
"You got your Penny Arcade in my Dungeons & Dragons!"
"You got your Dungeons & Dragons in my Penny Arcade!"
*tries some games*
Hey! This is great!
That's... probably not exactly what you'll say, but it could be when you grab Acquisitions Incorporated, the new book for Dungeons & Dragons, available now.
With all the focus lately on gaming, new players are joining the fold all the time. Many are looking to get into such popular games as Dungeons & Dragons. But where should they begin? With all the different books and supplements out there, it can be intimidating for a new player. Thankfully, Wizards of the Coast is coming out with D&D Essentialls, a new entry-level starter pack to get players gaming as quickly as possible.
Much of the week, here in the office, I've been listening to my 80s station on Pandora. Little did I know how appropriate that would be, considering this announcement. Roll20 now has the Stranger Things module for Dungeons & Dragons available on their platform.
It's time again to fill your day with gaming info. I mean, I know I already do some of that, but gaming magazines can certainly help as well. In this instance, we have Dragon+ issue 25. As usual, it's got your regular bit of Dungeons & Dragons goodness.
Ours is a global world. You could be just about anywhere reading this news. It also means that you could be just about anywhere and playing Dungeons & Dragons with your friends, just about no matter where they are. That's thanks to Roll20. And they've expanded their line again with the classic Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure line, available now.
Dungeons & Dragons has had many extra worlds and modules made for it, but this might be one of the most out-there. *waits for the comments to fill up with ones that are way crazier* It's Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty (yes, the ampersand on one side and not the other is causing my eye to twitch).
Aw hell... literally. Wizards of the Coast is taking your D&D game straight to hell in Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. This new adventure takes players all the way from Level 1 up to Level 13 (seems appropriate for a trip through hell). You can even get your own Infernal War Machines and cruise hell's landscape in style.
A whole new Dungeons & Dragons: Icons of the Realms figure set is available now from WizKids. Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage gives you a bunch more figures to use in your games. I always like to have the proper figure out there representing what my party is fighting, so having more options is always good.
The air is cold outside once more. Winter is reminding everyone here in Atlanta that yes, it is still officially that season, despite the fact that it'd been up near 70 for quite some time previous. Best to stay inside and curl up with a good gaming magazine, and Dragon+ Issue 24 is available now for your downloading and reading pleasure.
Many of you out there have played Social Deduction games. If you've played Werewolf (not the RPG), then you've played one. WizKids is teaming up with Wizards of the Coast to bring you a new one. It's called Ravnica Inquisition and it plays as you'd expect. You have a group of 5-10 players, some of whom are Agents of Bolas and some of whom are Gatewatch Loyalists, but nobody's quite sure who's who. That's up to you to decide.
I know we don't usually cover Magic: The Gathering or other CCGs/LCGs here on TGN, but when the story is this big, it's worth mentioning.
Wizards of the Coast has decided that they will no longer have an MSRP for Magic: The Gathering cards.
WizKids has a new board game they're working on that takes place in one of the most iconic locations in the Forgotten Realms. It's Dungeons & Dragons: Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Players head through Undermountain in search of treasure. Will you make it out alive? WizKids is offering both a standard and a deluxe version of the game.
When I play Dungeons & Dragons, I like to have minis out on the table to represent my character, as well as the various monsters we might be facing. To help with that, there's minis sets that you can get, and WizKids and Wizards of the Coast are teaming up for a new one. It's Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Have a look.
Everything has been added to Roll20. Xanthar's Guide to Everything, that is. Full of new options for players and GMs alike, it's got a whole wealth of information to expand heroes and adventures. Go and add your copy to your collection now.
With the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, Dungeons & Dragons players are getting their first chance to hop over to Wizards of the Coast's other major game, Magic: The Gathering. As one would expect, there's a lot of new characters and creatures to find over there, and having minis for them all would be nice. That's where WizKids comes in with their Icons of the Realms: Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica Minis set. You can pick up yours now.
When you can't always get everyone together for a gaming session because they live too far away, there's always programs like Roll20 so that you can still get gaming sessions in. They've recently released two new products you can use to enhance your Dungeons & Dragons sessions. The first is a new adventure, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. The other is the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica. So if you want to get some loot on, or you want to further explore the realm from Magic: The Gathering, you've got your choices open.
The weekend is just up ahead. I'll be playing D&D again. Our group finally finished up our last adventure and we're headed onto our next one. Everyone's looking forward to it. So that'll be fun. I hope you've got some gaming lined up as well. And if you're going to be gaming, you'll want to have filled up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Modiphius Releases Infinity GM Screen Inserts + Code Infinity PDF, WizKids Releases Icons of the Realms: Spell Effects: Wall of Fire & Wall of Ice, and Infinite Black Running Wooden Elder Dice Chests Giveaway.
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday night's alright for fightin'. Get a little action in.
Yes, it's Saturday, and while it's not night quite yet (at least, where I am at time of posting), that doesn't mean that it's not time for fighting. Though I'm not actually swinging my own fists around. It's my character in D&D. I hope you're out there swingin', too, be it with an RPG character or toy soldiers or on a video screen. Whatever your fight du-jour might be. I know you're here for some reviews, so let's dive into those.
Today we have: Tiny Epic Mechs, Creature Forge Overwhelming Swarm, Waterdeep Dragon Heist D&D Minis, Tyranny of Dragons D&D Minis, Ravage: Dungeons and Plunder, Minerva, and Cat Lady.