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Ogre Plays Games: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

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September 25, 2014

dnd-phbWizards of the Coast released their new edition of Dungeons & Dragons this summer. It’s been play tested by fans for a few years now and it’s finally available. But with all the specialty games out there and various indie titles, is D&D really relevant anymore? (more…)

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A Live Dungeons & Dragons Experience with The Critical Hit Show.

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June 22, 2013

Critical Hit Show 2 (photo cred Evil Patrick Shannon)On the last Wednesday of every month, dungeon master Eric Fell and his band of fellow comedic adventurers invite you to his parents’ basement (aka Vancouver’s Rio Theatre) to play a little bit of Dungeons & Dragons.This is The Critical Hit Show: A Live Dungeons & Dragons Comedy Experience, an improv comedy show where the performers take to the stage and become elves, trolls, clerics, etc. and set off on a quest with hilarious results. I had the chance to sit down with Eric Fell and his fellow cast member and long-time collaborator Shaun Stewart to talk about the how Critical Hit came to be.

Fell says the idea was sparked while he was flipping through a dungeon master’s guide one day at a local gaming store and began spotting the parallels between the game and improv. Soon Fell, Stewart and another future cast-mate Allen Morrison were on their podcast show spit-balling ideas and characters. It became clear that there was real potential in the idea. The next step was to assemble the cast.

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