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My best Halloween: HorrorFest 2019

I love Halloween. It’s a great excuse to embrace the weirdness, scare yourself silly, and enjoy an enormous variety of spooky fun. And one of my favourite places to do that is at the South African HorrorFest, which happens every year at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town.

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Designing our new logo

Hooray, NerdVerse has a new logo! It may look simple, but it took two months for this design to come together. To celebrate, I wanted to share some of what went into creating it, including some pictures of the work in progress and the process from concept to design. Hopefully it comes in handy if you ever decide to do something similar.

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Finding Your Players

Finding players for your TTRPG group can be its own adventure – one beset by perils, obstacles, and setbacks, with many opportunities to abandon hope along the way. Fortunately, you can always ask your friends for help. In fact, it might be as simple as inviting some friends to join you.

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Gather Your Party

When it comes to regularly playing TTRPGs, one of the biggest hurdles is getting enough people together to make it worthwhile. At least, that’s what I always thought – until I realised that you can make it much easier on yourself by setting realistic goals.

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TTRPG Review: Maschine Zeit

When I mention tabletop role-playing games, you might think of corporate behemoths like Dungeons and Dragons, and long, sprawling campaigns lasting many sessions – in some cases, years and even decades. If that sounds too expensive or time-consuming, I’d like to introduce you to Maschine Zeit, a game that happily tosses those ideas out the airlock.

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Dragonfire 2019 in Review

Dragonfire is done! I’m really happy with how everything went. I have lots of ideas and plans for next year (like starting to prep WAY in advance). Fortunately, I’ll be sharing some of that right here on the blog, so stay tuned. Until then, here’s a rundown of what happened.

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