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Pat Bellavance
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Well, after months of waiting (a bit over a year), the three sets of Warrior Dice that I backed though Kickstarter are now in my hands! The timing of their arrival also coincided with the launch of a new series of dice. Mor...
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Well, around 3 weeks back (give or take), I posted and promoted Troll Lord Game's newest Kickstarter for the Hallowed Oracle -- an adventure path for Castles & Crusades based on the Abyss Walker setting and novels by Shane Mo...
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Normally, the focus of my Weekend R&R are to review a single RPG product -- be it old or new. But we all have different ways to unwind and I recently decided to shift towards the Call of Cthulhu RPG and, given that the time I...
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Classic AD&D miniature paint jobs! Great work Greg!
I have been painting up a storm recently while recovering from knee surgery. The first are Frost, Fire, and Hill Giants painted in Ad&D fashion. The next two are Ad&d Goblins. I've painted 16 of these and am waiting on be...
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If you missed out on Part 1, you can find it HERE. Otherwise, welcome and read on! So after a couple of tragic experiences with the first two failed printers, I now had in my hands a third printer. This printer was extensiv...
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You may have heard of polyhedral dice... well PolyHero Dice are like those but even more MAGICAL!
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Yesterday I posted some info on the latest TLG Kickstarter ending in a couple of days and voiced a bit of concern on the pricing of the leather books and some of the pledge levels. I am very happy to say that my message and ...
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Things have continued to be quiet here on the blog and have been for the better part of the year. For the past few weeks, the heat and humidity have certainly not helped things either. Sometimes, I wish it was just that but ...
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To date, Troll Lord Games have done many successful Kickstarter campaigns. Of course, being who they are, the products always come out even if they might be a bit late. The various campaigns always do well and some do bette...
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In past years, where I get asked to demo stuff from Troll Lord Games for Free RPG Day, there is an attempt to get a hold of me a bit earlier. That way, I can check out and better prepare to run the current years adventure th...
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Or rather.... a gaming triple treat! :) I have seen more gaming in the past 24 hours than I have seen in a long time -- with the exception of maybe my GenCon experience last year of course. That said, aside from the two las...
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A Role Playing Game developer and hobby enthusiast, I own Arcana Creations and work in partnership with Brave Halfling Publishing.  Between publications and my actual day job, I love gaming and have been playing various pen and paper RPGs for around 25 years now.
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Mail Call: Warrior Dice!
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Well, after months of waiting (a bit over a year), the three sets of Warrior Dice that I backed though Kickstarter are now in my hands! The

A Leather Oracle...
arcanacreations.blogspot.com

Yesterday I posted some info on the latest TLG Kickstarter ending in a couple of days and voiced a bit of concern on the pricing of the leat

Dog Days of Summer?
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Things have continued to be quiet here on the blog and have been for the better part of the year. For the past few weeks, the heat and humid

Weekend R&R: The Doom That Came To Atlantic City
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Normally, the focus of my Weekend R&R are to review a single RPG product -- be it old or new. But we all have different ways to unwind and I

Recent Summer Painting
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I have been painting up a storm recently while recovering from knee surgery. The first are Frost, Fire, and Hill Giants painted in Ad&D fash

Weekend R&R: Under The Blood Red Moon (Free RPG Day)
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In past years, where I get asked to demo stuff from Troll Lord Games for Free RPG Day, there is an attempt to get a hold of me a bit earlier

Weekend R&R: SLUGS!
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For the past few years, there has been one release that I have always looked forward to and sought out if possible -- the one from Lamentati

Gaming Triple Threat!
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Or rather.... a gaming triple treat! :) I have seen more gaming in the past 24 hours than I have seen in a long time -- with the exception o

Melted Plastic & Broken Dreams - Part 1
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I have had my mind set on getting a 3D Printer for several months now. I have been constantly checking out various offerings available, kick

Charity and Castles & Crusades
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For many of my gaming-savvy reader, the Humble Bundle and Bundle of Holding are two services you undoubtedly already know about. I came acro

Charity and Pathfinder
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For many of my gaming-savvy reader, the Humble Bundle and Bundle of Holding are two services you undoubtedly already know about. I came acro

Kickstart This: Familiars & Companions for 5th Edition
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Troll Lord Games pretty much started with at the start of the d20 era though their first releases predates d20. Thanks to the OGL though, as

Fulfillment: Iron Wind Metals
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Well, a few days ago, I received a nice little package from Iron Wind Metals (after paying some more money for customs). It is, quite frankl

Printing the Revolution
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It's been a busy, stressful, and trying month of October which ended off on a high note with a few days off just to relax and recuperate. Ha

Weekend R&R: Whitehack
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There are so many 'OSR' attempts to re-create a perfect version of the classic version of Dungeons & Dragons but the definition of what one

Tools of the Miniature Painter: Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner & ...
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A few months back, I was having a terrible time with some of my Games & Gears Ichiban brushes. They were part of a Kickstarter that I took p

Weekend R&R: Yoon-Suin - The Purple Land
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Yoon-Suin... the Purple Land. A short while ago, I had absolutely no clue what this was. But, it was released earlier this year and I stumbl

Mechanics of Magic Items
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Two things have brought about today's 'reflective' post: My recent review on the Cypher System Rulebook by Monte Cook Games (which you can r

The Case of James M. Ward
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James Ward's work is beloved by many gamers as one of the TSR Alumni. His earliest published work was one he co-authored for the original D&

Kickstart This: Classic Monsters (2nd print)
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It is no secret that I love Castles & Crusades. Once in a while when the stars align, I even publish material for the game. It is my go-to F