Nerdvana’s 2017 holiday gift guide: RPG edition

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Whether they roll the bones or just love world building, RPG game books can be treasured gifts for your friends any time of year. Here are some ideas prompted by products Nerdvana has covered over the past year or so.

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Dungeons & Dragons

While there are more tabletop roleplaying games on the market than ever before, the granddaddy of them all — Dungeons & Dragons — still reins as king, and there have been some notable additions to the 5th Edition D&D library this year.

Xanathar’s Guide to Everything has … well, everything!

Tales From the Yawning Portal digs up, revamps classic D&D dungeons

Tomb of Annihilation may suck … the life out of D&D’s risen heroes

Volo’s Guide: a D&D monster manual with personality and purpose

Many out-of-print D&D classics resurrected for print on demand

Inspiration point

A John Scalzi book makes a great gift any time of year — but Miniatures, being a collection of short stories by the sci-fi genius, can provide endless inspiration for RPG adventures of many genres.

John Scalzi’s ‘Miniatures’ is largely entertaining

Gamer gear

Spiel Pro

Whether you need dice, slotted bases for metal minis or stands for cardboard tokens, Spiel Pro has you covered — and then some. The online game parts superstore, headquartered in Mesa, is an ally and affiliate of Nerdvana (use this link when shopping) and just an all-around great company.

Really, who doesn’t need a beholder and dungeon treasure-themed ugly Christmas sweater?