Author Archives: Bill Cavalier


After a brief hiatus to make room for Gen Con, The Dungeon Bastard Guide to Class Warfare is BACK. And THIS TIME we’re changing gears as I take on THE GLITTERBOY! Extrude your laser-tipped drilling pylons, kiddos! You’re in for … Continue reading

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Enter the GAMEHOLE!

…It’s like an octagon, but it has 20 sides and every one of them KICKS ASS. Actually gamers, it’s a convention in Madison, Wisconsin and I WILL BE THERE November 1st-3rd along with such table top luminaries as Frank Mentzer, … Continue reading

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AFTER HOURS… with Rodney Thompson!

In this latest installment of the Dungeon Bastard AFTER HOURS, I hang out with game designer Rodney Thompson. We talk about his first D&D game, the inherent dichotomies involved in being a nerd jock, and whether or not Rodney is, … Continue reading

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One on One with Amanda Valentine!

Editor, designer, gamer, geek… Amanda Valentine wears many hats. I check in with her about Gen Con, gaming with kids, and the ENnies in this quick interview!

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One on One with MIKE MEARLS

Watch me go head-to-head with Mike Mearls at a Night with D&D in my FAKE TRIVIA CHALLENGE. Note: I made up fake trivia questions, Mr. Mearls DID NOT.  

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After Hours… with Joanna Gaskell

Gamers, Joanna Gaskell is a lady of many fine talents: writer/producer/star of the excellent series Standard Action, she has a game review show called Starlit Citadel Reviews, and she’s appeared in various Zombie Orpheus projects like Gamers: Hands of Fate. … Continue reading

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Own the ACTUAL Maps from the World’s Worst Dungeon Crawl

Hey gamers, as part of the World’s Worst Dungeon Crawl live event I used two full rolls of Gaming Paper. This allowed me to LITERALLY scroll through the action as it progressed without having to redraw anything. It was fast, … Continue reading

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After Hours… With GeekyLyndsay

Here’s ANOTHER installment of The Dungeon Bastard… AFTER HOURS. My special guest? Lyndsay Peters. We talk about Gloom, Gen Con, the Doom That Came To Atlantic City, washing your luggage, and I play the piano! Or, more accurately, I touch … Continue reading

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The Dungeon Bastard AFTER HOURS with STAN!

I am proud to announce a new long-form segment called The Dungeon Bastard… AFTER HOURS Don’t worry, I don’t parade around in a smoking jacket and make demeaning sexist remarks. I do, however, get to hang out with cool geeks … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide To Gen Con!

Gamers, this year I was honored to provide the official coverage of Gen Con. We started on Wednesday with the pre-con warm-up and kept charging hard right on through Saturday. (Sunday I was *AHEM* otherwise occupied.) In case you missed … Continue reading

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