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WATCH: What Goes Bump in the House | Sagas of Sundry: Dread | Episode 3

Nov 13 2019

Our group of friends has discovered some… unsettling things in this house, including an unwanted guest visitor. Will they pull blocks to victory or will it all come crashing down in despair?

Lost Odyssey: The Book of Knowledge (2019) Live D&D Event | “All of Us” Official Trailer

Nov 12 2019

The Dungeons & Dragons event you’ve been waiting for is almost here! On November 15, Deborah Ann Woll invites YOU to join Matthew Lillard, Xander Jeanneret, Satine Phoenix, TJ Storm, Kate Welch, and a very special mystery guest on her odyssey into the Book of Knowledge in a live theater adventure! This epic one of a kind live D&D experience is one you won’t want to miss, and proceeds will support the Autism Society of Amerca.

 

Join Deborah, Matthew, Xander, Satine, TJ, and the mystery guest in Lost Odyssey: The Book of Knowledge on November 15 at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles. Go to https://www.lostodysseyevents.com for limited tickets starting at ONLY $19 with the code: TALEWEAVER10. Can’t make it? Join us on the livestream, exclusively on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel – twitch.tv/geekandsundry!

WATCH: How to Play Talisman: Kingdom Hearts

Nov 12 2019

Gather your friends and prepare to defeat the darkness, because in this episode of How to Play we’re taking a look at Talisman: Kingdom Hearts from The OP!  You and your fellow players each assume the role of a character from the Kingdom Hearts universe to save its various worlds from impending doom.

 

This video is made in paid partnership with The OP. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/34PTz8v

WATCH: The High Road | Pathfinder: Knights of Everflame | Season 2, Episode 2

Nov 12 2019

Lucky remains one step ahead as the Knights chase him to Canorate, where the traitorous halfling is posing as an art dealer. Unfortunately, the capital of Molthune is not too welcoming of strangers, and Tariel will have to face her family to get access to the nobles district.

WATCH: Into the Mines | We’re Alive: Frontier | Season 1 Episode 6

Nov 11 2019

In order to fulfill their agreement with New Haven, the survivors venture off the rail line and into the mountains.

WATCH: God is with You | Ten Candles: Eclipse

Nov 10 2019

The last remnants of an Ancient Shrine, a group of tourist adventurers travel down the mountain to see what is left of our world.

WATCH: Steve Zaragoza: Time Traveler | Thrashtopia w/ Whitney Moore

Nov 9 2019

The time traveling Steve Zaragoza XIII hunts for his most cherished possession and reveals the future to Whitney.

 

Whitney Moore and her A.I. pal Bunker Bot bring you the loudest talk show in the post-apocalyptic wasteland! With special guest survivors and highly educational segments about apocalypse survival, you’ll be more than ready for the end of the world.

SINISTER SIX Promises Heist Hijinks & a Spider-Man Showdown

Nov 8 2019

If you’ve ever dreamed of calling yourself a member of a rogue’s gallery of supervillains, Spin Master Games has the perfect game for you! Sinister Six is a heist card game that pits three to six players against the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. But you know what they say about honor among thieves. Can you work together to pull off the heist, or will it be every villain for themselves?

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Their names are legendary: Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom, Mysterio, and more are playable characters for a total of 10 of Spider-Man’s greatest adversaries. Each character wields their own unique abilities for taking on the Webhead in the form of action cards. Each playable villain also has six exquisitely hand-sculpted markers, making it 60 hand-sculpts in all included in one spectacular game box.

Let Becca Scott teach you how to set up the game and be the best (worst?) villain you can be in this episode of How to Play.

Turns are determined by tokens for each heist round. Some tokens have Black Market icons on them, and the player can draw a card from that deck when played. On their turn, a player can play a card for a villainous action, play a Black Market card to earn a loot token, dodge to avoid being captured by Spider-Man, or pass their turn. The action adds their contribution to the heist, denoted by placing one of the villain markers on the Heist Location card.

When the Spider Cards on the gameplay area are revealed, players will take on Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, or Spider-Man Miles Morales to complete the heist and split the loot.

After all heist rounds are finished, it’s time for the final battle! If players are captured by Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, or Miles Morales in the last fight, they are eliminated from the game. Remaining players add up their loot tokens to find out which supervillain wins the game.

Watch Becca and friends take on Spider-Man in this webslinging episode of Game the Game.

Sinister Six is now available at GameStop and your friendly neighborhood game store. Will you pull off the heist as a team or try to keep it all for yourself?

This post is sponsored by Spin Master Games.

All Images: Spin Master

WATCH: Kids on Bikes: Black Cats & Chickens | TBD RPG

Nov 8 2019

This video is made in paid partnership with Skybound. Pre-order the enhanced edition of Neverwinter Nights: http://bit.ly/Beamdog_EE

 

Halloween isn’t over in Whichburg and neither are the spooky happenings with chicken possession, cheerleaders, and aliens! Join the teens as they race around on their bikes to solve these mysteries!

 

Subscribe to the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel at https://twitch.tv/geekandsundry to view all episodes of TBD RPG on demand!

 

Allow Geek & Sundry to take you by the hand and guide you from game to game in our new programming block, TBD RPG! Whether it’s playing Weave, adventuring through dungeons, fighting Eldritch horrors from the other side of the cosmos, creating a prehistoric society, or pinning your opponent on a wrestling mat, TBD RPG is the space to see every possible sort of RPG!

WATCH: Sinister Six | Game the Game

Nov 7 2019

Want a primer on the rules? Check out How to Play:

These villains are scheming to pull off a daring crime spree! In this episode of Game the Game we’re playing Sinister Six from Spin Master Games. Becca is joined by Bonnie Gordon, Phill Correa, Denise Pantoja and Jake Michels to play as Marvel villains working to pull off heists and defeat Spider-Man in this action-packed card game.

 

This video is made in paid partner with Spin Master Games. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/34yH8hs

WATCH: A Jarring Discovery | Sagas of Sundry: Dread | Episode 2

Nov 6 2019

It’s not just a camping trip. As our group of friends enters the home they came upon, they found more than they bargained for. What lies in wait inside this house of dread?

 

Turn down the lights and turn up the campfire audio because you’re about to experience DREAD, an original macabre tale hosted by Ivan Van Norman where cast members Matthew Mercer, Satine Phoenix, Amy Vorpahl, Taliesin Jaffe, and Amy Dallen play a giant puzzle game to build the tension. You don’t want to know what happens if the tower collapses!

WATCH: How to Play Sinister Six

Nov 5 2019

We’re putting together the ultimate heist in this episode of How to Play! Becca takes us through Sinister Six from Spin Master Games. This action packed card game allows you and your friends play as Marvel villains on a crime spree. Gather the most points and defeat Spider-Man to become the most sinister criminal!

 

This video is made in paid partner with Spin Master Games. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/34yH8hs

WATCH: Blood in the Alley | Pathfinder: Knights of Everflame | Season 2, Episode 1

Nov 5 2019

The Knights of Everflame are on the trail of a killer who was involved in the assassination of Ikyulys’ father. Arriving in Tamran, the clues have led them to track down members of a shadowy thieves guild, who might just be hiding the vile halfling!

 

A special thanks to Paizo for sponsoring this video. Get Pathfinder Second Edition here: https://paizo.com/pathfinder

WATCH: New Haven | We’re Alive: Frontier | Season 1 Episode 5

Nov 4 2019

The survivors encounter a stranger with an unknown past on the way to the Livingston community.

WATCH: Chapter 2: The Photograph | Ten Candles: Eclipse

Nov 3 2019

Floating in a private boat outside of the San Francisco Bay to escape “Them”, our players run out of food and decide to explore the shoreline.

WATCH: Mosh It Out! w/ Whitney Moore and guest Mike Drucker! | Thrashtopia | Episode 1

Nov 2 2019

Whitney Moore and her A.I. pal Bunker Bot bring you the loudest talk show in the post-apocalyptic wasteland! With special guest survivors and highly educational segments about apocalypse survival, you’ll be more than ready for the end of the world.

Famous Comedian Boy Mike Drucker visits the bunker with a very specific kind of hunger…

Become a Force of Nature in ECOS: FIRST CONTINENT

Nov 1 2019

You’ve always wanted to change the world, and in Ecos: First Continent, you actually can. In this competitive game for two to six players, you’ll create soaring vistas and flowing rivers, populate the land with flora and fauna, and shape the world as you compete to create an ecosystem that will survive and thrive.

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Players will wield elemental energies to add creatures and build out the landscape. Game cards, map tiles, score boards, and more are distributed to players in the initial game setup. Let Becca Scott tell you how to set out the game pieces and get ready to play Ecos in this enlightening episode of How to Play.

Gameplay occurs in rounds, starting with the current player denoted as Harbinger. As the Harbinger draws elemental energy tokens, players simultaneously assign energy cubes to the game cards in their hand. A resolved game card can add a desert, water, or forest tile, let the player place or remove an animal token or mountain or forest token, gain energy cubes, or even award victory points.

Victory points are earned by meeting the criteria listed on the resolved card. Specific animals or map tiles can earn points according to the card’s directions, for example, or the card can simply grant points outright. Plan your ecosystem carefully to help your victory points grow. The first player to reach 80 victory points wins!

You can catch Becca and buds playing Ecos in this episode of Game the Game.

Ecos: First Continent can now be unearthed on Amazon and your friendly local game store.

This post is sponsored by AEG.

All Images: AEG

WATCH: Starter Kit – 7th Sea Edition | Part 1: All Hands on Deck

Nov 1 2019

Our GM, 7th Sea creator John Wick, helps our players build their characters. Then our party of pirates and their newly minted captain name their ship, pledge their allegiances, and set sail in the treacherous waters of the Widow’s Sea!

 

Do you want to get into roleplaying games, but feel daunted by huge rulebooks? Starter Kit teaches you how to play by example. Join the experts as they lead newbies like yourself through character creation and a sample adventure.

WATCH: Ecos: First Continent | Game the Game

Oct 31 2019

We’re harnessing the power of nature in this episode of Game the Game! Becca is joined by John D. Clair, Pisha Warden, and Xander Jeanneret to play Ecos: First Continent from Alderac Entertainment Group. The players compete as they utilize geographical formations, flora, and wildlife to form a new world.

 

This video is made in paid partnership with Alderac Entertainment Group. Learn more about Ecos: First Continent here: https://amzn.to/2q5cQUf

WATCH: It’s Just a Camping Trip | Sagas of Sundry: Dread

Oct 30 2019

A group of five friends get together for a summer camping trip. But this isn’t an ordinary camping trip – they’re going to the same place they went on last year’s trip… a trip that involved horror, sorrow, and dread.

 

Turn down the lights and turn up the campfire audio because you’re about to experience DREAD, an original macabre tale hosted by Ivan Van Norman where cast members Matthew Mercer, Satine Phoenix, Amy Vorpahl, Taliesin Jaffe, and Amy Dallen play a giant puzzle game to build the tension. You don’t want to know what happens if the tower collapses!

WATCH: HTP Painters Corner! Horrified: Universal Monsters – Dracula

Oct 30 2019

Welcome once again to the HTP Painters Corner! Join Artist Nox Berf as he shows you how to paint each of the monster minis featured in Horrified: Universal Monsters from Ravensburger. In this terrifying tale, Nox takes on the ultimate creature of the night…Dracula!

 

This video is made in paid partnership with Ravensburger. Learn more about Horrified: Universal Monsters here: https://amzn.to/2oJFgCN

How to Play Ecos: First Continent

Oct 29 2019

We’re building a whole new eco system in this episode of How to Play! Becca takes us through Ecos: First Continent from Alderac Entertainment Group. In this competitive tile laying strategy game, players seek to create a fresh new natural world using various landscapes, elements, habitats, and wildlife.

 

This video is made in paid partnership with Alderac Entertainment Group. Learn more about Ecos: First Continent here: https://amzn.to/2q5cQUf

 

 

Tabletop games are super fun, but learning the complicated directions and rules can be a challenge. Becca Scott is your game tutor, explaining the game mechanics in an easy to follow way, so you can get to playing the games faster.

Our Favorite Funky Monsters from the PATHFINDER Bestiary

Oct 29 2019

Game Master Jason Bulmahn leads a group of five strangers (Gina DeVivo, Jeremy Steven Walker, Aki, Erika Fermina, and Rachel Seeley) who board a caravan heading to Lastwall, an ancient kingdom watching over the grave of a long-dead menace. Watch Knights of Everflame every Tuesday!

There are a lot of iconic bad guys in the Pathfinder: Second Edition Bestiary. Orcs, liches and dragons are stuffed into the pages of the book ready to challenge players in battle and beyond. Heroes expect these kind of enemies, which is why Paizo has included some monsters that are a little more unusual. If players get goblins every time they enter a dungeon or skeletons whenever they kick open a crypt, things would get boring very quickly. Try an encounter with these creatures to catch your players off guard!

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These low level creatures are tricky fey spirits bound to plant bodies. They are often created as sentries to report back to bigger nature guardians such as druids or elemental spirits. Adventurers might run afoul of them by trespassing in a sacred grove or wandering through the orchard that serves as a town’s major food source. They also often ‘pop’ when they reach zero HP, offering a gross little parting gift for the slayer to handle.

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An evil psychic sloth doesn’t sound that terrifying, but these creatures from the Dreamlands use the psychic equivalent of “stop hitting yourself” on their opponents. Once they’ve grabbed a target with their vicious claws, they start to do psychic damage by inflicting nightmares, visions and all sorts of nasty ideas. The nilith might even show a terrifying future where the hero is torn apart in battle. These creatures are solitary in nature, working as an excellent foe in any games where they players are anxious about the outcome of an upcoming event. Are the visions of the nilith real? Or are they there just to distract from the vicious claws coming for their necks?

Warsworn

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What’s worse than a zombie? A dozen zombies! What’s worse than a dozen zombies? This mass of hundreds of shambling corpses that attacks like a wave of bodies. The warsworn most often appears on the site of a horrendous battle by the gods of war or undeath. The warsworn does massive damage in melee combat but it also has a painful ranged attack that starts a vicious combo right out of a fighting game. Get hit and the character must make a Reflex save or get launched into the air to take falling damage on the way down.

Elananx

Cats and tabletop gaming go together like peanut butter and jelly. While some RPGs have shown that cats are more than a match for first level characters, Pathfinder has included this can to take on adventurers who have a few more levels under their belts. The cat gets an ability to move and strike with a single action and playing it like a rogue is a good idea to let it take advantages of bonuses for sneak attacks. But when it gets cornered it has a big trick up its sleeve. The Elananx can surround itself with a cloud of burning embers that only conceals itself, ninja smoke bomb style, but also inflicts some fire damage on anyone too close for comfort.

This post is sponsored by Paizo.

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Use This XP Checklist to Make Your PATHFINDER Character Cooler

Oct 29 2019

Game Master Jason Bulmahn leads a group of five strangers (Gina DeVivo, Jeremy Steven Walker, Aki, Erika Fermina, and Rachel Seeley) who board a caravan heading to Lastwall, an ancient kingdom watching over the grave of a long-dead menace. Watch Knights of Everflame every Tuesday!

Every time a Pathfinder: Second Edition character levels up, the player has some decisions to make. Do they stay on the same archetype path? Is there a feat that fits the concept? Has the player’s focus changed over time to stray from the obvious path? Making these choices can be difficult enough on their own, so we’ve put together this short checklist to make sure when a character levels up, everything is properly put together to take advantage of their newfound power.

Spend the XP

Subtract 1000 XP from the character’s total and increase their level by 1. Anything left over goes toward getting an early jump on the next level. Keeping this number low makes the math easier than stacking XP totals in the thousands.

Increase Your Maximum Hit Points

Every character becomes tougher when they gain a level. Don’t forget to add the Constitution modifier to these hit points too!

Add Class Features on Odd Levels

Odd levels are where class features most often come into play. These are the cool tricks everyone in a character class has, like the barbarian’s rage or more spells for casting classes. Skill increases also come on odd levels allowing characters to specialize in their preferred areas.

Add Class Feats, General Feats, Skill Feats, and Ancestry Feats

Feats are what really allow for maximum customization of a character as it develops. Class feats let a character become more efficient at what their class does well. General feats let characters broaden out a bit in a way that’s not quite multi-classing but still allows tricks outside a class’s usual area of expertise. Skill feats provide opportunities for characters to use skills more efficiently, such as being able to identify spells as a free action. Characters can also choose to add an ancestry feat if they want to bring their background and culture to bear on the current storyline.

Choose New Spells and Add Additional Spell Slots

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Magic using classes have an additional step in the process. Every level offers more spell slots and many allow for higher-level spells to be cast. It can be helpful for players and GMs to have some higher-level spells picked out ahead of time to speed this process, though players will also want to pick out a few based on their experiences in play. Spellcasters usually have the most options dealing with encounters, so it’s important that all new spell abilities are accounted for in play.

Check The Math

Make sure to increase all proficiency bonuses by 1 for the new level. Also check that any new feats, features, abilities or magic items haven’t changed any numbers seriously.

A final check of everything and your character should be ready to go once again!

This post is sponsored by Paizo.

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