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Crowdfunding campaigns not only give creators the opportunity to bring their projects to life, they are powerful new ways for the players of tabletop games to decide what is worth their time and money. Backing a game on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is as much about the creators as it is about the players. Our power as consumers and creatives has never been bigger. It’s not about having a say in how stuff is made but what sort of thing you want to invest yourself and your group in! Beyond the obvious The tabletop hobby is vast and offers lots of...

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In the world of tabletop gaming, there is a lot to choose from. Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to modern boardgames than Catan or Monopoly, and role-playing games are not just Dungeons & Dragons. The analog gaming hobby is as vast as it is diverse, which is why it might look intimidating to the uninitiated or the occasional player. Many kinds of games fit under the giant tabletop umbrella. Some are played with dice, pen & paper while others use pawns, meeples, miniatures, boards, terrain or cards. Yet, not all are equal, and that’s perfectly okay! In fact, this...

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Growing up, the houses we lived in always had a fireplace where you could hear the wood cracking. It would warm the entire living room for hours, from sundown until bedtime. Years later, I lived in an apartment but one of my best friends had a place in the mountains where we’d go on the weekends. There as well, the hearth was where we would gather. It was more than just a way of keeping yourself warm. It was part of everyday life. Walking into a cold chalet covered in snow, the first thing we would do after dropping our bags...

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Growing up, I was fortunate to live in houses with a fair amount of space. A great amount of space actually. There was room for everyone and yet we were constantly being sent to play outside! Many, many moons later, after having lived in much smaller spaces, I find myself living in a large house again. And yes, when the weather permits, I send my kids outside; probably just as constantly as well, if you ask them. While I always encourage everyone to have a diverse set of interests, including outdoor activities, certain games just have to be played a...

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Inspiration, Miniatures, Outdoor games, Tales of Gaming -

Camps are a great way to experience new things. As a kid, you are thrown out of your comfort zone and sent off into the world without your parents. It can be, at the least, intimidating and a little nerve wracking at first. Soon you realize that everyone else is in the same boat and you find yourself quickly making new friends and having the greatest summer vacation ever. As an adult, being a summer camp counsellor is a challenging experience as well, for very different reasons! Despite the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic or maybe because of them, I...

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