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G&S’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Wassail, Wizards, The Wild West, Warhammer’s Beastmen And More

G&S’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Wassail, Wizards, The Wild West, Warhammer’s Beastmen And More

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-Up, where we highlight some of the articles and videos that have gone up over the past week that you might have missed, and appropriately enough, seems to be brought to you by the letter W this week, as we’re talking about wizards, painting with wind, gaming in the Wild West, explaining wassail in Vampire: The Masquerade, and Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar‘s newest faction release.  

Building Your Wizard’s Backstory With 5 Questions


For new D&D players, creating a compelling and playable backstory for your character can be somewhat intimidating. But by answering these 5 questions, G&S contributor Rob Wieland can help you can nail down some important details for your character, giving you (and your DM) story hooks, providing your character with some playable details that you can carry through your campaign, and help you nail down how to roleplay your character sooner, which will make your sessions all the more enjoyable.

Who’s Who in D&D – Meet Dritzz!


You may know him, you may not, but if you’re into Dungeons & Dragonsyou’ll want to be on his good side. Contributor Raf Cordero talks about one of the most well-known personalities of the Forgotten Realms, Drizzt Do’Urden.

Painting With Wind: Airbrushing Lesson on G&S Painters Guild


This week host Will Friedle took a field trip to learn how to master airbrushing from Fon Davis. You can check out the materials they used in the G&S Painters Guild Season 3 Lesson Guide and watch the episode exclusively on Alpha! (If you don’t have a membership, you can sign up for a free 60-day membership with code MINI.)

The Wild Beastmen Return to Warhammer: Age of Sigmar


Ian Williams covers the newest supplement for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar that harkens back to a classic army from Warhammer Fantasy’s Old WorldThe Beast of Chaos. As Ian put it, “Beastmen have always been some of the most characterful miniatures in Games Workshop’s line, going all the way back to the beginning.”

Board Gaming in the Wild West


This week Becca broke out Great Western Trail, showing us how to set up and play it on How to Play and playing it with guests Jason Charles Miller and Ross Thompson on Game the Game.

Wights, Wassail and Wrestling With the Beast – Exploring Hunger in Vampire: The Masquerade


Vampires get the munchies, except instead of reaching for Doritos they might look for that’s higher in protein, iron, and perhaps rhesus negative. Writer Rick Heinz helps explain the nuance of hunger in Vampire: The Masquerade 5th edition, including what happens to a vampire gets really hungry.

Be sure to check out our Vampire: The Masquerade RPG show, L.A. By Night, where you can jump into the World of Darkness by tuning in on Fridays at 8PM Pacific on Twitch and Alpha. (New Alpha member can get a free 60-day trial at with code BITTEN.)

Wargamers in the Philippines – Meet The Makati Marauders (Community Feature)


Who says tropical sun and gaming don’t mix? This gaming club in Metro Manila, Philippines sure doesn’t think so. Showcasing how global tabletop gaming is, contributor Ruel Gaviola explores how this group of passionate gamers is helping to grow the popularity of board games, RPGs, CCGs, and, of course, miniature wargames throughout the country.

Water Encroaches on Critical Role


If you missed last week’s episode of Critical Role, you can catch the full episode “Encroaching Waters“, as well as the 5-minute recap on Critical Recap here on Geek & Sundry!

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Image Credits: Wizards of the Coast, Critical Role, Ian Ronneil Navarro

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