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  1. Etrian Mystery Dungeon Is Fun and Less Scary Than You Think

    I’m a noob to the Etrian Odyssey role-playing games, aka Super Hardcore Dungeon Mode, but I’ve played Mystery Dungeon before. I didn’t know what could be cuter than little Pokémon running around colorful dungeons until I saw Etrian Mystery Dungeon—miniature landsknechts, protectors, and runemasters brandishing tiny daggers and wands.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Protect Your Dice With the Dice POPR Gaming Board

    Because your dice deserve better than Cheetos stains.

    Are you tired of having your dice fly about willy-nilly while you're trying to focus on your latest RPG adventure? Well, the folks that brought you the Role Playing Dice Gauntlet have got you covered with their latest creation: the Dice POPR Gaming Board!

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  3. Bad Gamer Part 6: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like A Total Jerk?

    After consulting the council (thanks everyone who voted!), I decided it's best to side with the Templars—or, at the very least, to ask them for their help.

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  4. Bad Gamer Part 5: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like a Total Jerk?

    After the chaos in Redcliffe, Emone returns to the war table briefly to check in on everyone. This is the first time Blackwall has been this close to the breach and he's astonished by the size of it. He comments that it's difficult to avoid the breach when you're this close to it and he can't believe Emone walked out of it alive. I tell him he could get closer to it if he wanted. We could go see it together right now, but Blackwall doesn't want to. Chicken shit, is he?

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  5. Bad Gamer Part 4: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like A Total Jerk?

    Naturally, we begin again in Haven. Josie's worried that some people in the Haven might have been treating me unkindly for being an elf. I'm not sure why this is suddenly an issue for her. Did they not know I was an elf when I was first strong-armed into the Inquisition?

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  6. Bad Gamer Part 3: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like A Total Jerk?

    Before I duck back out into the Hinterlands, I do my rounds in Haven. I visit the tavern and end up meeting Flissa for the first time. I correct her on being Dalish and not being an Alienage, and dear lord this woman is so awkward about the way I look, even if I'm edge a little. “Things on my face?” Urgh, please shut up, Flissa.

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  7. Bad Gamer Part 2: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like A Total Jerk?

    Bad Gamer is a series following one woman as she tries to play her way through RPGs as the biggest asshole possible.

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  8. Bad Gamer: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like A Total Jerk?

    Part 1

    Bad Gamer is a new series following one woman as she tries to play her way through RPGs as the biggest asshole possible.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Mass Effect Costume Hoodies For Everyday Cosplay

    Does this unit have enough money for all three?

    We've seen some brilliant Game of Thrones cosplayers, but this bear-maiden Brienne look has to be our new favorite. Now, where's a good Jaime cosplayer when you need him? (via Fashionably Geek)

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  10. Hogwarts is Real and It’s Now Offering Online Courses

    Accio nerds! Oh-- wait, they're already here.

    Do you miss school so much that you'd start taking totally fake classes in made-up magical subjects? God, you're such an effin' Ravenclaw. Also, put down the grad school applications for a second. We've got something better for you: namely, a website called Hogwarts is Here.

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  11. The Next Angry Bird Game Will Be an RPG, We Have Mixed Feelings

    Guess you can call us "frustrated but optimistic birds."

    I'll admit that I'm not the hugest fan of Angry Birds: I just don't see the appeal, particularly with regard to the tie-in products for consumers (seriously, imagine if Flappy Bird was producing kids' lunch boxes -- it'd be ridiculous). But the new Angry Birds Epic might be enough to change my mind.

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  12. You Can Play An Actual 8-Bit Game of Thrones RPG

    The whole tutorial is just "stick 'em with the pointy end."

    Remember this amazing College Humor animated short that imagined what Game of Thrones would be like as an 8-bit RPG? Luckily for the world, programmer and hard-core GOT fan Abel Alves must have watched that video and thought, "I can do that!" because he's created his very own playable version, which you can download right now.

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  13. How Dungeons and Dragons Changed the World for Geeks and Gaming [Video]

    It definitely influenced Mountain Dew sales, that's for sure.

    Whether or not you've ever rolled a character sheet or not -- that's what you do in D&D, right? Up 'till now I've been in the "not" category, but I'm playing my first game on Monday so I need to bone up -- you can't deny that the classic tabletop RPG Dungeons and Dragons has had a profound influence on geek and gamer culture. At least, PBS Off Book certainly thinks so, and their latest video is all about the community surrounding this much beloved game. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have 48 hours to learn what a "grapple check" is.

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  14. 7 Role-Playing Games You Should Play on International TableTop Day

    Even non-gamers have typically played at least one card or board game at some point in their life, but not everyone's necessarily tried a role-playing game. And if you haven't played any RPGs, well, why the heck not? International TableTop Day, which is tomorrow, is a good opportunity to get started. Go pick up an RPG sourcebook at your local game store or just download a PDF online. There's tons of free RPGs out there. But here are 7 role-playing games you should really consider.

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  15. Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Launches, Gets Funded Immediately

    Rumors of some new incarnation of Planescape: Torment begat rumors of a sequel, then of some new incarnation once again. While the locked-up intellectual property -- that is, the Planescape setting owned by Wizards of the Coast -- used in the 1999 Black Isle Studios game of Torment prevented a true sequel, we've now got the next best thing, or maybe something better. The chatter and hype have finally given way to actuality: The Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera launched today and was fully funded in six hours. Developer inXile Entertainment is at the helm, and they've got a promising team waiting at the starting line.

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  16. Think You Can Write About RPGs For Gygax Magazine? Here’s How To Prove It

    How many hit points does an ettin have? About 65 (in 3rd Edition) or 222 (in 4th), but the one on the cover of the first issue of Gygax magazine doesn't much care. If you're a gamer or fan of RPGs, you may have heard of this new magazine meant for gamers of all stripes -- and the spiritual successor to Kobold Quarterly. The first issue Gygax launched last month, went digital just over a week ago, but now the Gygax magazine website has relaunched with new info and submission guidelines. That's right, if you'd like to write for this old-yet-new-school gaming magazine, now you can.

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  17. Browncoats Rejoice! New Firefly Roleplaying Game Announced

    Browncoated gamers from the core to the Rim have a new reason to get excited. Today, Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd. has announced a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox to publish new tabletop RPG products based on the mind-blowingly-beloved Firefly television show.

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  18. Test Animation For Aliens RPG Shows Us What Could Have Been

    It was hard enough to hear that an Aliens-based RPG was in production and was subsequently canned. Now, they're rubbing salt in our wounds -- or bursting Xenomorphs out of our chests? -- by showing us some animations of the eponymous aliens themselves that will never be, therefore proving that the game would have been awesome and that you should be sad. Have a look and mourn with us over a world we'll never get to see.

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  19. Obsidian, Folks Behind Fallout, Launch Kickstarter for Brand New Franchise

    Obsidian Entertainment, the company composed of industry veterans behind games like Fallout and Planescape: Torment, has been teasing that something's coming down the pipe for a few days now. Finally, we know: They're bringing the band back together making a brand new isometric fantasy role-playing game for PC called Project Eternity. They need the help of their fans, however, as they're ditching the publisher model and hitting up Kickstarter.

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  20. The +5 Food of Eating RPG Cookbook Will Make Your Adventures Delicious

    Let's face it, we don't exactly eat the healthiest food while playing tabletop RPGs. Most of what we munch on in between dice rolls consists of things that came in a bag, a can, or a cardboard box. Well, +5 Food of Eating is here to help! This RPG cookbook by Tiffany Simmons aims to fill your belly up with all manner of gamer-friendly goodies. Here's the best part: You can help fund it through KickStarter! Click through to learn more about this tasty project.

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