Conquest of Nerath: War Comes to D&D, and It Is Fun

With Conquest of Nerath, Wizards of the Coast conjures another successful board game, this one with an entirely different game engine than their prior dungeon adventure efforts. If you enjoyed conquering the world with plastic armies in endless games of Risk as a kid, imagine that game infused with fantasy flavor, strategic depth, exciting random events and a variety of unit types. So, imagine something way better than Risk.

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Relive the Infamy; Remember Those Who Were There

pearlEarlier this week (Dec. 7, specifically), we marked the anniversary of Japan’s attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,300 Americans were killed on the “date which will live in infamy.” Everyone has their own way of respecting and memorializing both those who lost their lives and those who fought on — being gamers, we tend to play out tactical and strategic simulations, replaying history or reshaping it and playing “What if.”

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