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February is Dungeon Master Appreciation Month

To honor and highlight that very important player at the table, who week after week organizes your games and leads you on epic adventures, February has been pronounced Dungeon Master Appreciation Month by Wizards of the Coast since 2009, 8 years now!

Shelly Mazzanoble first celebrated the yearly appreciation of Dungeon Masters in an article published in Wired Magazine.

Since the mid-nineteen nineties, I have enjoyed being a Dungeon Master (DM). Running games like Dungeons & Dragons has become a big part of my life.

My first DM-ing experience was a far cry from the best - I didn't know all the rules, I had problem players - but I didn't give up! After many years playing, I picked up tips and gained experience until DM-ing became the highlight of my day.

If you're looking to appreciate your DM this month, check out these five mystical items that helped me along the way... and let's celebrate all those new DMs out there!

1. Published Adventures

I wrote my first adventure, and while I'm glad I was creative, a published adventure module written by an experienced world builder would have really been more helpful. Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars RPG, and 13th Age have published adventures by some amazing writers.

2. Dungeon Master's Screen

Keep it secret, Keep it safe! A Dungeon Master's screen can hide a DMs tricks and surprises, as well as keep information, reminders, and rules handy. Almost every game system has a published DM screen, or you can customize your own with the World's Greatest DM Screen.

3. Dice Rollers

Being able to roll one's dice in a leather cup with a secure top and then dump them out on the table has a fun feel to it. Bounce the dice off the wall of a tray, or drop down a dice tower - combining dice rollers with the fate of the player's character makes using dice that much more enjoyable.

4. Battlemat & Minis

Being able to draw abstract maps or build a landscape with Dwarven Forge dungeon tiles adds so much dimension to the gaming table. Adding minis to represent the Player's Characters and the Monsters helps to gain perspective in a situation that might have a lot of obstacles. I definitely wish I started my Dungeon Master career with at least a battlemat and set of pens.

5. Food & Snacks

Bringing your Dungeon Master their favorite snacks will keep them happy and energized throughout your game. Food could be the difference between succeeding in that negotiation with the Goblin King or a TPK (Total Party Kill). Your DM probably spent all day prepping for your game and forgot to eat - Help them out!

Happy Dungeon Master Appreciation Month!

Tune In Today : Great Games for Kids!

Twenty Sided Store has a massive stock of games to keep your family busy! All of our latest spotlights are kid-friendly and have a wide variety of difficulty levels and learning curves to keep the whole family entertained.

Adventure Time Card Wars

Adventure Time Adventure Time makes its way to competitive card games with Adventure Time Card Wars. Inspired by an episode where Jake convinces Finn to play his favorite card game, the game utilizes two competitive decks where 2 players cast spells and summon creatures to reduce the opponent's hit points to 0. Adventure Time Card Wars is a great gift for any fan of the show, and is rated ages 10+.

NADA!

Nada! Nada! is a simple, fast-paced dice grabbing game. A group of people rolls at least 12 6-sided dice, and quickly searches for matching faces and colors. Nada! is rated ages 7+, but is a unique, exciting game for anyone that can handle the rivalries that are sure to form.

Sushi Draft

Sushi Draft Sushi Draft is a vibrant card drafting game. The goal is to collect as many matching sushi cards as you can, with bonus points for adding variety to your plate! The colorful cards, simple gameplay, and emphasis on numbers and math make this a great fit for young minds.

Brave Rats

Brave Rats Brave Rats is a quick, easy to learn card war game where two factions of rat clans face off. Higher number cards win over lower numbers, but every card has an ability that can quickly change the tide of the game. Brave Rats is very much a game of luck, making it an exciting, quick game for any age.

Ring It!

Ring It! Ring It! is a fast paced card matching game that can host as many as 9 players. Everyone is dealt an upside-down hand, and reveals cards one at a time until a match is made. The first person to notice the matching set must quickly clap and ring the bell to claim their points. Ring It! is rated ages 5+, and the high player count and convenient travel-ready case make it a great fit for the whole family.

Attila

Attila Attila is a new board domination game where two players take the role of Attila the Hun or Roman soldiers. Each player takes turns moving their pieces around a modular, customizable map. After each turn, the player picks a space of earth to scorch so that no piece can land there. Whoever can no longer move any of their pieces loses. This exciting strategy game is rated 7+, but is sure to be fun for all ages.

D&D Rock Paper Wizard

Dungeons & Dragons: Rock, Paper, Wizard Dungeons & Dragons: Rock, Paper, Wizard is essentially Rock, Paper, Scissors, but with fantasy twist that can only come from Dungeons & Dragons. Players take the role of wizards who are facing off in order to claim the most of a dragon's hoard of gold. Several cards with various spells depicting hand gestures are rotated in and out, and players must strategically mimic them in order to set their opponents back and further away from the gold. Rock, Paper, Wizards has somewhat of a learning curve, and is a great fit for anyone who's into serious RPG and fantasy games and is looking for a whimsical twist.

Fluxx

Fluxx Fluxx is a game that's always changing. Each turn, up to 6 players draw a card and then play one from their hand. These games change the very rules of the game, and what might look like a new victory can quickly turn upside-down. A player wins when they have met the requirements of a current "Goal" card. Fluxx is a great party game for all ages, and with a variety of franchise expansions like Regular Show and Monty Python, everyone is sure to find something they love. ((What expansions do we have available? Only the base set?))

Kaboom

Kaboom! Kaboom is a crazy, hectic, build-and-destroy game that has players attempting to construct towers amidst their friends trying to tear them down. Each turn, the "Master Architect" attempts to build as many structures as they can, limited only by time and the matching color and shaped blocks that are required. This is another game that's great for kids (6+), but is sure to be a riot with any crowd.

MTG Launch | Aether Revolt

Join us this weekend for the LAUNCH of the latest Magic : The Gathering Set, AETHER REVOLT!

ON SALE Friday 1/20 @ Noon
Aether Revolt Singles

Place your order now, pick up as early as Friday at noon.
Check out the Spoilers.

Aether Revolt Booster Boxes $104.99

Purchase a box and get a Scrap Trawler Promo Card*
(*while supplies last, one per customer)

Aether Revolt Bundle $39.99

Comes with 10 Booster Packs, 80ct. Basic Land Brick, Spindown Die, and a sweet full art storage box.

Events

MTG Launch | Aether Revolt Sealed

Open 6 Booster Packs and build a 40-card limited deck. Pairings will be swiss, 3 rounds.
All participants will get Quicksmith Promo Card.
SIGN UP NOW!

MTG Launch | Aether Revolt All Day DRAFT

$12 Door Registration Only Pods fire every 8 players starting at 1pm
Single Elimination
Prize Packs can be used to pay for additional drafts*
(*same day only) More Details on our Event Calendar.

Tune in Today : New Games to Ring in the New Year

Suffering from Holiday hangover? Need a vacation from an exhausting vacation? Take it easy with brand new board games and RPGs. And if you've got some extra holiday scratch from Grandma burning a hole in your pocket, what better way to use it than on some brand new games? Check out our newest releases and snag them up before the deathly chill of February sets in.

Brand New
Indie RPGs

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While everyone loves the big-name roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, Numenera, and Pathfinder, some of the best, most innovative gaming is coming from the indie realms. And we've got three great, new indie RPGs worth paying attention to. Check out Downfall, a storytelling game about the brilliant collapse of society, Lazer Kittens a game where kittens grow up and learn to use their lazer powers, and The Sprawl a gritty, mission-based action RPG about cyberpunks. Want to build RPG locations on the fly? Then check out the Dungeon Morph Dice Sets, where a roll of a handful of map-image-imprinted dice will have your adventurers heading into a new town in no time.

Art of Atari

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This beautiful centerpiece book will look great on any gamer coffee table. Featuring the lush, bold box art from the history of Atari video game covers, Art of Atari is perfect for anyone who remembers the good old, shag-carpet, wood-panel days.

Mad Libs: The Game

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What do you get when you combine the classic "fill in the blank" paper game Mad Libs with the board game company responsible for the wildly popular Fluxx series? Mad Libs: The Game! We can't think of a better pairing than these two, and we think you'll love this zany, hilarious board game.

Citadels

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Citadels is the classic card game that sees players taking on different roles each round to represent characters hired to help them gain money and build new and powerful buildings. We're excited to announce that we just got in a new printing of the game which includes the Dark City expansion, nine new characters, and twelve new districts. Want to stick to the classic? We've also got the new and retooled Citadels Classic, which comes in small travel size box, and is the original game (without expansions) What are you waiting for? Get building!

Hit Z Road

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Hit Z Road is a brand new board game that combines the allure of a 1950s cross country road trip with the terror of a zombie apocalypse. Fun! Part horror storytelling game, part survival game, and all nifty fun.

Beowulf

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From King Post, the makers of Moby Dick, or, The Card Game comes a brand new literary adaptation Beowulf: A Board Game. Successfully funded by Kickstarter, this tabletop board game for 3-6 players challenges you to build your kingdom, attack your foes, and survive and thrive in the world of Beowulf.

Evolution: Climate

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Evolution: Climate challenges players to adapt in a continually shifting ecosystem. Food is hard to come by, predators prowl every corner, and the climate can swing from scorching hot to icy. For 2 - 6 players, this game will appeal to casual and hardcore biology enthusiasts, as they perfectly capture the evolutionary history of early life on earth.

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Everything is Dolphins RPG

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Everything is Dolphins is an RPG and art book by Tim Hutchings. This incredible, off-kilter, amazingly inventive game is hard to describe, but when the game's creators call it an "RPG hovering somewhere between side scroller video game, talking animal fairy tale, and triptastic fun," we find we're inclined to agree.

Ca$h 'n Guns

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Ca$h 'N Guns plays out like the gory end to a gangster movie. Players are all crooks splitting up the loot after a big heist, and the goal is to be the one with the most money at the end of eight rounds. Oh... and, also to still be alive at the end of eight rounds... that's important (and harder than it sounds) too.

Junta

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Junta is a game for 4 - 7 players, and sees players playing various families in the "Republica de los Bananas." One person plays as the El Presidente, and assigns roles to the other players, who all squabble and fight for power. Can you survive the machinations of your friends in the Banana Republic?

Tune In Today: Designer Edition

This week we're taking a look a collection of great games that will be featured in our Game Designer Spotlights on Tuesday (12/20) and Wednesday (12/21). Come in to try out these awesome games, meet and play with their designers, and pick up a copy for yourself or a loved one.

Tuesday Designer Spotlights
Dragoon

Dragoon

In Dragoon, you play as a dragon as pesky humans threaten to invade your homeland. You'll use dragon cards to enhance your powers as you race to be the first dragon to earn 50 gold. For 2-4 players, Dragoon features a beautiful fabric "board" and metal pieces.

Spank the Yeti

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Spank the Yeti is just as wonderfully inappropriate as it sounds. Spank the Yeti, from the creators of the wildly popular movie game Schmovie, has players aligning dirty-sounding action cards (like "Milk" or "Tongue Bathe") with people, places, and thing cards (like "Unicorns" and "An Old Jar of Mayonaisse"). The results of this adults-only party game are always hilarious, and never PG.

Wednesday Designer Spotlights
Bad Medicine

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Bad Medicine is a little game about big pharma! In this party game, players pull drug cards to create hilarious drug names, the conditions they cure, and the terrible side effects they spawn.

Ghost Pirates

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Ghost Pirates is a tactical board game for two players. In it, players are each ghost pirate captains leading their ghost pirate ships (built by placing cards together). Players roll dice, move their captains and crew, and attempt to keel haul the other ship's captain. It's spooky fun on the high seas.

Mad Science Foundation

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Mad Science Foundation is a drafting game for 2 - 4 players who take on the roles of mad scientists trying to raise funding for their evil schemes. Will you have what it takes to convince the Mad Science Foundation to fund your shark-filled, laser-centric evil plan?

Star Realms

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Star Realms is the amazing space combat card game where players face off against each other as they compete for galactic dominance. Take your starting space fleet and build and grow it into something powerful and unstoppable!

Stop by this week to try out the games from the creators themselves and get yourself a copy!