ToEE Campaign “A” Adventure 1: Escape (5/1/2016)

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Dungeons and Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil,
is the latest addition to our collection.  We begin with a 5-hero campaign, known as Campaign A with  Adventure 1: Escape.

What happened?  We smell acid!  There are only the five of us left.  We have to escape and we’re not very prepared.

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Legend of Drizzt: The Primordial Awakes! (4/23/2016)

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It’s been ages,

since we’ve played one of our favorite board games.  After sessions of Castle Ravenloft and Ashardalon, we resurrect Drizzt in an all-out campaign.  From Dungeons and Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, comes a 5-hero session of Adventure 13: The Primordial Awakes!

Awaken by a  dwarven ghost screaming “Help us,”, Bruenor looks out his balcony to the city of Maegera below.  A giant beast has awakened and only bowls filled with magical waters will extinguish the Fiery Pit.

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Wrath of Ashardalon: Sneaky Endeavor (4/18/2016)

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The dust comes off the box,
and we’re going on another day of board gaming with Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon.  It’s an all-out, 5-hero quest for a new Adventure 9: Sneaky Endeavor.

You sneak into the dungeon, hoping to find the stolen treasure without raising any alarms …

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Castle Ravenloft: Find the Icon of Ravenloft (4/9/2016)

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We’ve pulled the box from the back of the closet,

after a long year of hiding.  It’s a new session of Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft.  To commemorate the event, we’re going with a rare, extravagant 5-hero session of Adventure 2: Find the Icon of Ravenloft.

Clerics rumor an ancient artifact exists to defend the town of Barovia from the vampire lord, Strahd.   The only thing that stands in the way is endless corridors of darkness and an army of monsters.

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Axis and Allies 1941: Errata

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The Axis and Allies 1914 errata,

was published November 24, 2014, correcting starting income for the United States and changes the setup chart for both the US and the Soviet Union.

In addition, it includes FAQ section that revisits defenseless transports and defends the uniform shapes of non-infantry pieces which happens to differ from the rule book silhouettes.

For details, click here.

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Dungeons and Dragons: Gargoyle

DD_GargoyleThe Gargoyle,

takes a page from medieval architecture.  It’s name is synonymous for the demons that protect buildings made from stone.  However, in the world of Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, it is evil creature that preys on the living.

“… are ferocious predators of a magical nature … amidst ruins or dwelling in underground caverns.”

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Axis and Allies Pacific: Can Japan build a major industrial complex on Chinese territory?

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The rule book shows Korea with 2 IPC. The board you pull out of your box will read 3.

Asked by one of our readers, “there are 3 territories controlled by Japan on main land Asia 1 (Korea) has a Japanese control marker, and the other 2 have Chinese control markers.  However Japan controls all three at the beginning of the game.  Is Japan allowed to place a major industrial complex on any of them?”

Here’s our answer.

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Civilization: America and China turns 13-16 (1/1/2016)

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Celebrate Love Day,

with Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game.  We begin the thirteenth round with America holding a technological and economic advantage over China.  Finally discovering irrigation, China may be forced to flex its military muscle America reaches for the heavens.  This session kicked off on January 1, 2016.

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