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    What’s in a Name? The Wizard/Sorcerer Split In Dungeons & Dragons

    The latest playtest for the upcoming fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, known as D&D Next, made a minor but significant change to the Wizard class: its name. It's now the Mage. Aside from the fact that it's gender-neutral and not alphabetically last, what does this say about the future of the D&D wizard and its marginalized sibling, the sorcerer?

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  2. Gaming

    The Latest Marvel Tabletop RPG’s Officially Dead

    When it comes to tabletop role-playing games, licensing another property or setting -- think Firefly -- can either be a giant burden or a huge boon. It's all a matter of whether the cost outweighs the benefit, which shouldn't really surprise anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of economics. With that in mind, if you were really looking forward to more of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying tabletop RPG from Margaret Weis Productions, I've got some bad news for you.

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  3. Gaming

    Happy International TableTop Day! Here’s a Bunch of Games You Should Play

    Today, March 30th, is International TableTop Day! Hooray! You should really be playing some kind of game involving a tabletop, but we'll let it slide if you haven't started yet. There's still time. In case you can't get a group together to play, though, you can always watch us play Star Trek: Catan. We recorded a game from earlier this week for exactly this purpose. We also have a whole mess of suggestions for you, if you are going to play something, after the jump.

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  4. Gaming

    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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