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Gamer Accessory: The Ivar Backpack--A Backpack with Shelves

Gamer Accessory: The Ivar Backpack–A Backpack with Shelves

Carrying game supplies is a pain. Sometimes figuratively, often literally after a long convention. In my long years of gaming I observed everything from backpacks and duffel bags to rolling luggage . I just ran across another option and I thought I would share it. The Ivar Backpack. Ivar looks like a standard backpack externally, […]

The Alpha Omega DM Screen Homebrew

The Alpha Omega DM Screen Homebrew

Next month my Alpha Omega campaign begins. I am excited to try a new system and world and have studied the rule book carefully. I believe I understand the key elements of the game well enough to run a session without referring to the book too much. However, there are several charts that will see […]

Plastic Sleeves for Board Games from Mayday Games and a 15% Discount!

Plastic Sleeves for Board Games from Mayday Games and a 15% Discount!

Games like Agricola, Cataan, Dominion and especially Wings of War require a lot of card handling. The problem is that cards are paper and become stained, fuzzy or otherwise damaged with regular handling. Effectively marking the cards in games that require secret hands and draws. Sadly, the more popular the game, the faster the cards […]

Review: Gaming Grid Paper from Gamingpaper.com

Review: Gaming Grid Paper from Gamingpaper.com

I am all about reviewing new gaming accessories, but this is a new one for livingdice.com, a review of a roll of paper. Gamingpaper.com sells rolls of 1-inch graph paper in 30″ x 12′ rolls for role-playing and miniature games. All gamers use graph paper at some point in their gaming careers, but the scale […]

New Gaming Product: Warealm Portable Game Tabletops from P9gaming

New Gaming Product: Warealm Portable Game Tabletops from P9gaming

P9gaming is a new company that plans to release its initial product line at Gen Con 2009. P9 designed and patented a line of gaming tabletops designed specifically for collectible card game like “Magic: The Gathering” and “World of Warcraft.”  Some of their features include a built-in life counter, card tray and carrying case.  I […]

GAMA Trade Show 2009: Crystal Caste

Crystal Caste is a long-standing vendor of dice, but they had a couple of new items that I thought worthy of a post outside my other GTS 2009 coverage. First is the “Cyboskull.” It holds dice and looks cool, which is more than enough for me. In the realm of dice, I saw a new […]

Curled Maps that Will Not Lay Flat? I Have an Elegant Solution

An ongoing issue for tabletop war gamers and RPG players are maps that will not lay flat. Long-term storage in a tube or rolled up in a car trunk permanently creates hills, valleys and curling corners in soft maps. Most groups solve the issue with some well placed books and the occasional “Mountain Dew” can. […]

WOTC Dungeon Tile Sets Index

Icosahedrophilia put together a complete index of all of Wizards of the Coast’s “Dungeon Tile” sets.  He breaks down each set by size, quantity in the set and what images are on both sides.  Here is a sample: Worth a look for the tile-using DMs out there. Trask, The Last Tyromancer

Gamer Tools Review: The ZÜCA Wheeled Bag

The ZÜCA is quite possibly the world’s best gamer bag for convention goers. Trask has been asking me to do a review for a while. He even featured it in this year’s ‘10 Christmas Gift Ideas for a Role-Playing Gamer‘ due to all my man-love speech. So, without further ado, I will begin… Trask and […]

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