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24
Jul

S.D.C.C.C.D.C.

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Join the San Diego Comic-Con Center for Disease Control in fighting the nerd flu at Comic-Con in our newest sketch.

 

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12
Jul

Kittens in a Blender d6m Review

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What happens when we vanish for weeks at a time?  Apparently we come back with puppets and a review of a sweet new party game.

Stay tuned for more content as we gear up for comiccon (and totally don't vanish again, we promise!)

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01
Jul

You All Walk Into the Tavern...

Posted by on in Pen & Paper

 

An open letter on bringing your RPG parties together
by Stephen James Wardle 

There’s that ancient trope that all great adventures begin in a tavern. It’s so clichéd that you can start a campaign in a tavern, all tongue-in-cheek and get a few good laughs to break the ice at the start of a new session or with a new group and hardly catch any flack, even from seasoned players.

 It’s not hard to see why the trope is popular. Liquor has been around FOREVER, so it can easily fit into any setting, and the use of such is pervasive within fantasy worlds. Imagine a dwarf without drops of ale in his beard. You can’t, can you? Ale and mead are staples of the genre itself. The tavern is such an easy place to assemble the party because almost everyone has a reason to be there. While the wizard won’t need a blacksmith, and the Fighter won’t even know where the Mage’s college is, both heroes can easily say their characters are wetting their whistles without straying to far from their character’s concept. But that’s sort of the problem with campaigns as a whole, isn’t it? How do you assemble your heroes into a cohesive party, especially when they have no earthly reason to do so?

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30
May

Betrayal at House on the Hill d6m review

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Bannis reviews Betrayal at House on the Hill from Wizards of the Coast. Is this a haunted house worth running through?

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23
May

Ghost Stories d6m review

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We review Ghost Stories by Antoine Bauza!

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06
May

DBZ RPG

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What happens if you make a Dragon Ball Z roleplaying game? Turns out its not so great. 

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14
Apr

Some DnD Classic Catchup

Posted by on in Pen & Paper

Greetings faithful followers!  For those of you who noticed, there's been no classic Dungeons and Dragons updates from d6m or any posts from me whatsoever!  Well, it's because I took a couple of weeks off to run play in Europe.  However, I'm back and those of you who have been missing me for mad days now can relax.  Lets hit it.

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11
Apr

Get ready for the Acquisitions Incorporated Live D&D game at PAX East

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This is the D! True Waterdeep Story of what has happened so far to the fated band of adventures known as Acquisitions Incorporated, the hilarious D&D party consisting of Penny Arcade web-comic creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins.

 

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11
Apr

Smash Up announces The Big Geeky Box

Posted by on in Card Games

Tired of trying to squeeze all of your Smash Up decks into the original game box? (We seriously are) AEG has heard your communal cries and will be releasing The Big Geeky Box designed to hold every expansion plus more that are released. Its got dividers and foam inserts to fill up the empty space that will be waiting for future decks.

Also this box will come with an exclusive extra faction: The Geeks. This is a Geek & Sundry cross promotion deck that contains cards of Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day as well as a base card of the Tabletop Table. 

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10
Apr

Dice Rings assure that you will always be ready to roll

Posted by on in Home

Last night we got to try out Dice Rings from Crit Success in our local game store and they are a lot of fun. This is the perfect gift if you know someone who never wants to be caught without the means to randomize in the case sudden gaming breaks out. Like a street rules game of D&D or something. The rings come in all types from d20, d6, d10 as well as a 100 life counter that is perfect for Magic: The Gathering. The life counter ring is spring loaded so you won't have to worry about it spinning when you don't want it to.

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09
Apr

Journey into Nyx Spoiler discussion part 1!

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The new MTG spoilers have started dropping and Russ, Bannis, and Kevin are talking all of them. Get ready cause it's spoiler season.  

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08
Apr

Fantastic commercial shows all social media as the houses from Game of Thrones

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We've just played a nine hour session of FFG's Game of Thrones boardgame to celebrate the Season 4 premiere. Apparently Hootsuite had the same idea as they just released their new commercial which shows the major social media apps as the dueling houses from the books/HBO show. The only crime is that Myspace isn't shown as the smoldering ruins of Winterfell...

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07
Apr

Edging Out the Competition in the Star Wars Card Game

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I noticed an interesting article today, on strategy for the Star Wars Card Game by regional champion Jarret McBride.

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05
Apr

Today is International Tabletop Day!

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Today, this very Saturday, April the 5th, is International Tabletop Day.  So the only real question is:  Why aren't you playing a game right now?  Seriously, go play something.  If you need a little help, maybe take a look at the Official Website and find yourself an event to attend, or hey, it's not even too late to register your own! 

Also, be sure to check out the crazy deals going on right now on Amazon and DriveThruRPG (So many free/cheap games!). 

Happy gaming!

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05
Apr

Dominion at an all time low price on Amazon

Posted by on in Board Games

If you've been thinking about adding the dominion base game to your collection now is the time. It's available on Amazon.com for 24.99 the lowest price ever. Dominion is a great deck-builder, simple and easy to learn yet with a ton of room for experimentation and a million expansions to try.  

 

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04
Apr

International Table Day is tomorrow!

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Whether its intense strategy games, or long running RPGs, fun party games, or old family games from the 50s, there is a board game for everyone. We here at D6 Mafia encourage all of you to get together with friends and game on! There are many bars and cafes that have embraced board games, so despite not having games, you can still get to board gaming!

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04
Apr

Dixit d6m review

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We review Dixit, the party game that's all about interpreting strange images and connecting them with emotions. Prepare to feel!

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02
Apr

Like building Gundam models? Try 1:1 scale.

Posted by on in Toys & Collectibles

This awesome video shows the construction process of the scale Gundam that was built in Tokyo a few years ago. Do we live in the wrong country? Suit up.  

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02
Apr

Hearthstone digital cardgame coming to iPad

Posted by on in Card Games

Blizzard Entertainment is the king of taking a good idea and making it better. Recently they tried their take on a collectible card game set in their Warcraft Universe with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game is simple taking out a lot of the more complicated concepts that games like Magic: The Gathering have yet it still manages to be plenty deep and extremely engaging. With a simple clean interface on the PC and Mac I couldn't help but think that this is really meant for a tablet. Now we have just receive confirmation of just that, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime just announced that an iPad version of Hearthstone is now available in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia with a worldwide release to come soon. 

If you don't have a tablet yet, you've got a pretty good reason now. 

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02
Apr

Amazing art from the 1997 Dune trading card game.

Posted by on in Card Games

Artist Mark Zug created art for some of the cards of the 90's Dune trading card game released by Last Unicorn Games. The creators of the game had asked him to stay within David Lynch's film universe for the cards but they soon lost the rights to it and Zug had to start creating a new look that slightly borrowed from the Lynch Dune. His pieces are so incredibly beautiful and alive. This is nerd high art for sure. 

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