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BoLS PRIME: How D&D Invented The Boss Fight

J.R. Zambrano 5 Minute Read Jan 26

If you’ve ever had a harrowing boss fight in a video game, you owe the experience to a little game called Dungeons & Dragons. The link between D&D and video games is a surprisingly deep one. Both of them sort of grew up together. The DNA of D&D can be found in video games that […]

Warhammer 40K: Origins and Similarities of the T’au Empire – PRIME

Clint Lienau 5 Minute Read Jan 19

Acting for “The Greater Good” is more than just a sci-fi concept. Known by several less than flattering names across the hobby, the T’au are nonetheless a powerful presence in the 41st millennium. Though the dial has waffled from obscenely overpowered to middling and laughable as new editions and codices have dropped, their empire is […]

The Origin Of D&D Adventurers: Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser – Prime

J.R. Zambrano 4 Minute Read Dec 29

In the years before Dungeons & Dragons, two erstwhile heroes laid the foundation for every PC ever. Including yours. Dungeons & Dragons is a genre unto itself. It’s not quite high fantasy, nor is it strictly medieval dark fantasy. Through the years, D&D has acquired a texture from rolling, Katamari-like, through its various influences. D&D […]

The Santas of Games Workshop – PRIME

Clint Lienau 4 Minute Read Dec 22

Ho ho hoooo boy there have been a lot of Games Workshop Santa miniatures in the past few years. The holiday season is well and truly upon us now, and several winter festivals are either wrapping up or just getting into full swing. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, that means wrapping presents, singing […]

BoLS Prime: How Adventure Paths Saved ‘Pathfinder’

J.R. Zambrano 5 Minute Read Dec 17

Pathfinder rose out of the ashes of Dragon Magazine and 3rd Edition D&D. But the thing that kept it going was the humble Adventure Path. Depending on who you ask, Pathfinder is one of the best things to come out of the rise of 3rd Edition D&D. Sparked during the height of the popularity of […]

Warhammer: Origins of the Old World Gods – PRIME

Clint Lienau 6 Minute Read Dec 15

Boy, some of these guys and gals look pretty familiar… Everybody strap yourselves into the BoLS Time Machine because we’re going back in time to 1986 and the 2nd Edition of Warhammer Fantasy RPG. Back then, Warhammer Fantasy Battles was still only a single book, the world was much smaller, and several of the most […]