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What Does It Take To RPG?

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What does it take to RPG? I remember the first time I was asked to play Dungeons & Dragons. I was a senior in high school and about to go to college when a friend of mine invited me to play D&D with some people on Saturday night. I was hesitant. I had played very few table-top RPG’s. I was not against the idea, but I knew almost nothing about it. My initial reaction to his invitation was, “but I don’t know how to play.” If I invited you to join my friends and I in a game of basketball, but you knew nothing about the sport or how to play, you might respond the same way. However, one of the greatest elements of an…

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Extra Life Game Day Weekend 2017!

Game Day 2017 Banner

Extra Life’s annual Game Day is coming up on November 4th. As always, we will be participating in our own special way – with marathon role playing and awesome milkshakes! All weekend long we will be featuring the return of our popular #ForTheKidsShake, a special milkshake available only during Extra Life events. Stop in any time during the weekend and purchase a #ForTheKidsShake. The Malted Meeple will donate 50% of each shake sold to Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! On Saturday we will once again be hosting our annual Meeple Cares Marathon. This year’s event will be a 12 hour Star Wars Force and Destiny role playing game marathon, featuring the Ghosts of Dathomir campaign! We will host two spotlight tables of…

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October Brewery Spotlight – Fat Head’s Brewery

Fat Head Brewery

One of the things we are passionate about here at Ravenwood Castle and the Malted Meeple is craft beer. We pride ourselves on having an excellent assortment of craft beers for the enjoyment of our guests. In our monthly Brewer’s Spotlight feature we raise our pints to the men and women who dedicate themselves to the brewing craft. This month, we raise our pints to our local friends from Fat Head’s Brewery – a brewery that encourages everyone to chill out and have a beer! Fat Head’s Brewery is based in Middleburg Heights, Ohio but was founded in 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They currently have locations in Pittsburgh, PA; North Olmstead, OH; Middleburg Heights, OH; and Portland, Oregon. Originally begun as a craft beer bar, in 2009…

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October’s Publisher Spotlight – Level 99 Games

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One of the things we like to do here at The Malted Meeple is give some extra attention to our favorite board game publishers and designers. In our monthly Publisher’s Spotlight we provide a bit of background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives! This month, we shine our Publisher’s Spotlight on our friends from Level 99 Games! Level 99 Games takes its name from classic videos games, where in many games the 99th level was the highest that a hero could obtain. Many of their game designs and artwork are also inspired by classic video games. Level 99 Games is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but works…

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October Game of the Month – Red Scare

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The year is 1951. Fear and paranoia fill the air and the America we know and love is fraught with it. The threat of communist infiltration is at an all-time high and red panic is everywhere. Director Hoover has entrusted you and your group of loyal, trusted patriots of the FBI to scour the files for evidence of any kind that might point to a citizen who has been promoting the Soviet agenda and threatening the American way of life! Director Hoover, The FBI, and the entire nation trusts you and your team to detect these traitors. Then, you must accuse and deport them back to Soviet Russia! But be warned. There have been reports of Double Agents everywhere! Even your closest colleagues cannot be…

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