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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Detail from a Darkest Dungeon screenshot, showing four characters exploring a dungeon

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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A selection of Funkos in front of a DM screen, along with a map of Waterdeep, a spellbook, and some potion bottles

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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Wall-E holding a d20

A few practical considerations

Running a convention game is all about restrictions. If you’re playing at a convention and you are not involved in organising it, a lot of things are out of your control. It helps to know what they are beforehand, and to plan accordingly. But you can use the same tricks to help plan your first game at home, to make it as efficient as possible.

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The Outsider ('Dishonored' Pop! Vinyl)

Starting a new obsession

I love learning how to do things. It’s pretty much my favourite thing in the world. It’s also one reason why my list of obsessions keeps growing. Whenever you learn something new, you find all this other stuff you want to learn about. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.[…]

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Taking the plunge/Fixing for coffee

Monday seems like a great time to talk about coffee. If you’ve ever seen one of the cunning devices pictured here, you may know it as a coffee plunger or a French press. Many people have one, but few know how to use them. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to learn.[…]

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