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Looking for the latest thoughts our team has about tabletop games? Our team loves deep diving on topics and aspects about games, which you'll find here! We've also got gaming features you can check out as well!


Divinity Original Sin the Board Game Expansions
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Divinity: Original Sin The Board Game Expansions Showcase

Hot on the heels of our Divinity: Original Sin the Board Game review, we check out the available expansions and see what they add to your game.

May 22, 2024 | 02:34 EDT

Hades II to DND Hero Image depicting chaos and other upgrades.
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How To Bring Hades II Into Dungeons & Dragons

Playing a bunch of Hades II and are thinking of putting its gameplay ideas into Dungeons & Dragons? We've done some of the heavy lifting for you.

May 15, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

Reiner Knizia and the Medici box against a background of his other games
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Reiner Knizia Discusses New Medici Edition, Teases New Medici Game, and Talks Game Design Over The Years

We spoke with Reiner Knizia about a new Medici game, how game designing has changed over the years, and how creating a board game for an IP is different.

April 23, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

An image of the Darkoath Army Set from Games Workshop for Warhammer Age of Sigmar
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Warhammer Darkoath Army Set Units Ranked Worst To Best

We rank from worst to best all of the units in the new Darkoath army set for the Slaves to Darkness Warhammer Age of Sigmar Army. See how these units rank!

April 21, 2024 | 11:29 EDT

Art crop of Olivia, Opulent Outlaw with the text 'Outlaws of Thunder Junction Commander Deck: Most Wanted Review and Upgrades' written along the left side. Olivia in the picture is standing above an adoring crowd, flying in the sky with her Western inspired hat as fans throw treasures in the air
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Outlaws of Thunder Junction Most Wanted Review and Upgrade Guide

Magic's newest set, Outlaws of Thunder Junction, is here along with the Most Wanted Commander deck, so we have the Most Wanted review, and upgrade guide

April 13, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

The Twenty-Sided Tavern Preview Image
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DAGL and Sarah Davis Reynolds Talk D&D Stage Show The Twenty-Sided Tavern; Writing For Stage, Interactive Technologies, And Herding Audience Members

The Twenty-Sided Tavern is a new interactive Stage Play Dungeons & Dragons experience opening in New York next week, we sat down with co-creators to learn what it's all about.

April 11, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

Star Wars Unlimited Spark of Rebellion Booster Box Opening
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The Coolest Cards We Pulled From Star Wars: Unlimited Spark of Rebellion Booster Box

In our Star Wars Unlimited Spark of Rebellion Booster Box Opening, we check out a random booster box to see what rarity breakdown we get.

March 27, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

Man in Power Armor stands center screen in front of an explosion behind, with the words Fallout below. The top left says Magic: The Gathering Universes beyond, and bottom left says Mutant Menace Review and Improvements
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Fallout X Magic The Gathering Mutant Menace Review And Improvements

The Fallout Magic: The Gathering Commander decks are here and we have a Mutant Menace Review and upgrades piece to help you craft this deck to the right place

March 8, 2024 | 08:00 EST

Murders at Karlov Manor key art featuring Detective Proft in front, with the words 'Deep Clue Sea Review and Improvements Guide" wrtten
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MTG Commander Deep Clue Sea Review and Improvements

Our Deep Clue Sea Review and Improvements guide helps you know whether you should buy the preconstructed deck, and what to add to improve it

February 2, 2024 | 01:05 EST

A hardcover copy of Finster's Monster-Matic Cookbook sitting on a table covered by a gaming mat.
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Top 10 Threats in Finster's Monster-Matic Cookbook

With the release of Finster's Monster-Matic Cookbook, dozens of new Threats have been added to the Essence20 RPG system. Here is our list of the top 10 from the book.

January 29, 2024 | 04:54 EST

Murders at Karlov Manor over the hedge maze at the Karlov Manor, with the words Exclusive Reveal in the middle, and five of the full art impossible basic lands teasing the reveals to come in the article.
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Exclusive MTG Murders at Karlov Manor Spoilers (Card Reveals)

Murders at Karlov Manor is coming soon and TechRaptor can exclusively reveal two of the new cards you might find in booster packs soon

January 22, 2024 | 12:00 EST

Zac Oyama on the Fantasy High Junior Year along with his new character art
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Zac Oyama Talks Fantasy High Junior Year, Gorgug's Development, and How Elmville Is Like Springfield

Zac Oyama talks with TechRaptor about Fantasy High Junior Year as well as the history of Gorgug and the series in this interview.

January 10, 2024 | 07:10 EST

Preview artwork of Ally Beardsley among character art and the set of Fantasy High Junior Year
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Ally Beardsley Talks Fantasy High Junior Year And How Kristen Has Changed Between Seasons

Ally Beardsley sat down and spoke with us about how Kristen is going in her newly found 'Bloke Mode' and how chaos continues in Fantasy High Junior Year.

January 10, 2024 | 07:10 EST

Our Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide header image, featuring multiple gifts against a holiday background.
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The TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Incredible, approachable gifting options make our TechRaptor Tabletop Holiday Gift Guide your essential go-to source this winter season.

December 9, 2023 | 06:15 EST

Aabria Iyengar and Lucas with white text
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Aabria Iyengar Discusses Burrow's End Finale, Dice Telling A Story, And What Happens To Lucas

We had a chance to sit down with Aabria to discuss the Dimension 20: Burrows End Finale and to talk about the series highlights, themes, and characters

December 6, 2023 | 07:00 EST

An image of Matthew Mercer from our Matthew Mercer Interview. Photo Credit: Anna Azarov
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Matthew Mercer Talks Upping Your GM Game, Power of Conventions, and More

Our brand new Matthew Mercer Interview covers GM tips, attending conventions incognito, and the projects he's excited about in 2024

December 1, 2023 | 09:00 EST

Dungeon Dudes, Monty Martin and Kelly McLaughlin, against the logo and artwork for Dungeons of Drakkheim
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Dungeon Dudes Talk Dungeons of Drakkenheim on D&D Beyond, What To Expect, And D&DBeyond Third-Party Support

We spoke with Dungeon Dudes, Monty Martin and Kelly McLaughlin, about their experience having Dungeons of Drakkenheim releasing on D&D Beyond and WOTC continued Third-Party push

November 30, 2023 | 11:00 EST

An image of Ben Byrne with key art and the logo for Lairs of Etharis
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Ghostfire Gaming Creative Content Director Ben Byrne Discusses D&D Beyond, Lairs of Etharis, and Monster Hunter-like Features

We got to talk with Ben Byrne about Ghostfire Gaming adventures coming to D&D Beyond, what might be in store for the future, and Lairs of Etharis' Monster Hunter-like systems.

November 30, 2023 | 11:00 EST

Jerry Holkins with the Acquisitions Incorporated logos and his character
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Acquisitions Incorporated Season 2 Highlights and PAX Unplugged Finale With Jerry Holkins

We spoke to player and founding member of Acquisitions Incorporated, Jerry Holkins, about the latest season, story twists, and the future of the franchise.

November 29, 2023 | 05:00 EST

Jerry Holkins with white text in front of the cast of Acquisitions Incorporated
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Discussing Acquisitions Incorporated Origins With Jerry Holkins

Acquisitions Incorporated is Actual Play history as a D&D podcast that began in 2008 that is continuing to fill theaters and fans homes with wild TTRPG content.

November 29, 2023 | 03:00 EST

The TechRaptor Black Friday Tabletop Guide Header image, featuring black and red gift bags
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Best Tabletop Games And Accessories To Pick Up This Cyber Monday 2023

Our Black Friday Tabletop rundown has everything you need to know about saving money on board games, wargaming, CCG's and more!

November 27, 2023 | 11:48 EST

Peter Romenesko and the Demiplane logo on the Candela Obscura character sheet
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Talking Digital TTRPG Tools, Candela Obscura's and Demiplane's Future with CEO Peter Romenesko

We sat down with Demiplane CEO Peter Romenesko to discuss Demiplane, what players can expect using these tools, and what they have in store for the future.

November 22, 2023 | 12:00 EST

Ned Donovan and Brian David Judkins from Encounter Party across their new set
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Ned Donovan And Brian David Judkins Talk About Encounter Party, D&D, And The Journey From Podcast To TV

We got to talk with Ned Donovan, Executive Producer and Player, and Brian David Judkins, Producer and Dungeon Master, of Encounter Party on D&D Adventures.

November 10, 2023 | 12:00 EST

An image of the Heroes Feast set with the Heroes Feast logo and hosts Chef Mike and Sujata Day
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We talk D&D and Food with Heroes Feast hosts Chef Mike and Sujata Day

We got to speak with Chef Mike and Sujata Day to discuss D&D and food, what we can expect from Heroes Feast, and what their ultimate D&D snack is!

November 10, 2023 | 10:00 EST

Richard Garfield and Justine Gary alongside the SolForge Fusion Logo and new SolForge Fusion Digital interface
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MTG Creator Richard Garfield, Justin Gary Discuss SolForge Fusion Digital Kickstarter And Expansion

We had a chance to sit down and talk with Justin Gary and Richard Garfield about SolForge Fusion Digital and new mechanics for The Last Winter expansion.

November 2, 2023 | 01:45 EDT

An image depicting Doctor Who's car Bessie and Vislor Turlogh, two deep cuts of lore from the Doctor Who Commander Set.
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Doctor Who Commander: Deep Lore Only True Whovians Would Notice

The Doctor Who Commander decks are here for MTG, and our lifelong love of the series prepared us for this moment - to clue you into all the deepest lore!

October 22, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Images of Siobhan Thompson and Erika Ishii and the characters they portray in Dimension 20: Burrow's End
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Dimension 20 Burrow's End: Generational Trauma and Environmental Storytelling With Siobhan Thompson and Erika Ishii

After Episode 2 of Dimension 20 Burrow's End we got to talk with Siobhan Thompson and Erika Ishii about generational trauma and environmental storytelling

October 12, 2023 | 02:00 EDT

Rashawn and Jasper with their Stoats with the logo of Dimension 20 Burrow's End
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Rashawn and Jasper Talk Dimension 20 Burrow's End, Playing a Family, and Dice Luck

We spoke with members of the Stoat family of Dimension 20 Burrow's End, Rashawn Scott and Jasper Cartwright. What is a stoat and how traumatized is it?

October 11, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

The Best New Horror Board Games To Play This Halloween, depicting images from multiple scary board games.
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Best New Horror Board Games To Play This Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, we're taking a look at some of the Best New Horror Board Games to hit shelves in the last year!

October 6, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Key Art showing the Tardis behind the Fourth, Thirteenth, and Tenth doctor, as well as Jasmin and Rose
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Everything We Learned About the Doctor Who Commander Decks

Doctor Who Commander decks release next week and we have a look at a number of cards in the decks as well as hot information about them.

October 3, 2023 | 01:15 EDT

Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster Box
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Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster Box Opening

We open a full Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster box to look at the rarity breakdown in our Disney Lorcana The First Chapter Booster Box Opening.

September 27, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Brennan Lee Mulligan dressed as Sean Finnerty next to the Candela Obscura logo against a blurry image of the Candela Obscura Chapter 2 cast
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Brennan Lee Mulligan Discusses Candela Obscura Chapter 2, Sean Finnerty, And The Importance Of Laughing At Fear

In Candela Obscura Chapter 2 Brennan Lee Mulligan plays Sean Finnerty. We hear about the character's creation and how he approaches this horrifying realm.

September 12, 2023 | 01:08 EDT

Eritte of the Charmed Apple sitting, holding her cursed apple with the owrds Magic: The Gathering Arena in the top left and Wilds of Eldraine in the top right
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Exploring Wilds of Eldraine Limited Best Archetypes and Commons

Our Wilds of Eldraine limited primer will take you through the set and introduce you to key cards and archetypes to play Magic: The Gathering's latest set

September 5, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

Author Liz Marsham against an image of Exquisite Exandria, a Critical Role Cookbook
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Exploring Critical Role Cuisine with Liz Marsham and Exquisite Exandria

Critical Role Cuisine is being celebrated in Exquisite Exandria, we had a chance to talk with Liz Marsham about food and the stories that accompany them.

September 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

An image of the Tyranids 10th Edition Codex featuring the book overlayed atop an image of Tyranids going to war.
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Our Five Coolest Finds In The Tyranids 10th Edition Codex

From incredible fiction and lore to new rules and updated units, we're diving into the coolest aspects of the upcoming Tyranids 10th Edition Codex.

September 2, 2023 | 12:15 EDT

An image of Spenser Starke next to the Candela Obscura logo. A blurry view of the cast sits behind him.
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Spenser Starke Is Bringing Cinematic GMing To Candela Obscura Chapter 2

Speaking with Designer and GM Spenser Starke we learn about what narrative and mechanical elements to expect from Candela Obscura Chapter 2

August 28, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Commander Masters key art featuring the Ur-Dragon rather than the new commander masters cards
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Best New Commander Masters Cards

Commander Masters is coming soon, and we're looking at the new preconstructed decks and the best of the new Commander Masters cards that come with each

July 27, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

An image of the MTG LOTR Tales of Middle-Earth MTG starter set and some additional cards that can be used to upgrade the deck.
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How to Upgrade LOTR: Tales of Middle-Earth MTG Starter Set Decks

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth MTG Starter Set released, and we take you through some of the cards you could use to improve your starter deck

July 18, 2023 | 05:49 EDT

An image of MTG Tales of Middle-earth bundle of new products, including a pre-release set and more.
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MTG Tales Of Middle-earth Product Showcase

From bundles to jumpstart packs and beyond, we're checking out a barrow's worth of treasures from the new Tales of Middle-earth Magic: The Gathering set!

June 23, 2023 | 07:40 EDT

Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle-earth art of Doors of Durin
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The Best Lore Deep Cuts in Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth MTG

Find out more of the history behind the cards in Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth as we look at the new MTG Set's deeper cuts from Tolkien's writing

June 16, 2023 | 11:53 EDT

The One Ring in Magic The Gathering
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Should You Let The One Ring Tempt You In MTG Tales Of Middle-earth?

The Fellowship may not have wanted to use the One Ring or let it tempt them, the Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth MTG set may tell a different tale.

June 16, 2023 | 11:47 EDT

Photograph showing the cover of Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game with a blurred photo in the background.
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A Day With Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game

We were recently invited to spend a day with Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game, and now we'll share the details with you!

May 18, 2023 | 09:49 EDT

The Party reacting at the table for The Ravening War with the logo on top
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Investigating the Scrumptious Scoundrels of Dimension 20: The Ravening War Character Analysis

Now that we've met all of the party for the latest Dimension 20 season it's time to dive into some Ravening War Character Analysis

May 10, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

An Image of Anjali Bhimani and her character Lady Amangeaux from The Ravening War
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Anjali Bhimani Talks With Us About Lady Amangeaux and Dimension 20: The Ravening War

Anjali Bhimani talks with us about The Ravening War, her character Lady Amangeaux, and the state of the world in Dimension 20: A Crown of Candy's prequel.

May 9, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

An image of the box and contents of Star Wars Shatterpoint, a new skirmish board game featuring lots of gray plastic sprues.
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Star Wars Shatterpoint First Impressions

We're unboxing the new highly anticipated Star Wars Shatterpoint to see what's inside, what it's like to build everything, and what we think of the ruleset

May 4, 2023 | 04:48 EDT

Artwork from Pathfinder Lost Omens Firebrands featuring a swashbuckling pirate surrounded by a cheering crowd
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Five Cool Things in Pathfinder Lost Omens Firebrands

With the release of Pathfinder Lost Omens Firebrands, Paizo's TTRPG now has the tools for daring rebellions and revolution. Here are just five cool things.

May 1, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The cover of Blades in the Dark, featuring a smiling man in a hood.
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TTRPG Settings That Need a Film Adaptation

With the critical and commercial success of the D&D movie, we have a list of other TTRPG settings that could make the leap to the big screen.

April 8, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Fablecraft Exploration Gameplay Showing Video Chat
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FableCraft Creators Talk About Their Accessible Digital TTRPG

FableCraft is a new Digital-first TTRPG that focuses on creating a low barrier of entry for anyone interested in embarking on a roleplaying adventure.

March 29, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Warhammer 40K 10th Edition
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Warhammer 40K 10th Edition FAQ: Don't Get Left Behind!

With the announcement of a new edition of Games Workshop's flagship tabletop game, we answer all your questions in our Warhammer 40K 10th Edition FAQ.

March 24, 2023 | 10:48 EDT

Cover artwork of a dragon sitting on a pile of treasure and books from Pathfinder Treasure Vault
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Ten Cool New Items In Pathfinder Treasure Vault

Interested in the new items and mechanics introduced in Pathfinder Treasure Vault? This lights highlights just ten of them and their uses.

March 21, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

A photo of the Pathfinder Second Edition Core Rulebook
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The Culture Shock of Moving From D&D to Pathfinder

Moving from D&D 5e to a new system takes a bit of work. But when pivoting to Pathfinder, it can result in serious culture shock.

February 28, 2023 | 11:00 EST