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Art As a Way of Healing

It has been a difficult year to say the least. 

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent mass shootings, at times, the world can seem like it is falling apart. 

It can be hard to find the good in all of the dark and gloom. 

In these extraoridnary times, we all need something to hope for.  We need something to comfort us and look forward to the future.  

For me, art is that comfort, that hope for the future.

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Misconceptions of Female Rulers

Queen Lili'uokalani

Queen Lili’uokalani

In honor of Women's History Month, we take a look at female rulers who over time, have been misunderstood or misconstrued.

In chess, queens can move any number of spaces in any direction, making them the most valuable pieces on the board. 

Likewise, real queens have also made great strides and acheived startling accomplishments. 

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What YA Book should you read based on your D&D Class?

For my first Dungeons & Dragons campaign, I played a halfling wizard librarian who consistently carried at least 13 books in her pack.

Her most devastating moment in the campaign was when a magical scroll burst into flames in front of her eyes before she had the chance to fully read it.

In honor of her, and in honor of our upcoming virtual Teen D&D one-shot campaign hosted by Pastimes Comics where we cover a full story in just 2.5 hours (Grades 7-12 can sign up here!), I’ve put together a list of YA reads for all of the classic D&D classes.

Take a look and see if you agree or disagree with your recommended read!

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