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Behind the Shield – Episode 59 – “Tales from the Yawning Pokemon”

It’s almost overwhelming how much is going on in the stores in the next couple of weeks. We try to keep our loyal listeners up to date and also have time to talk about the new Tales of the Yawning Portal book and WizKids D&D minis.


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Behind the Shield – Episode 53 – “Game Masters and Snow Days”

Our episode today is a little late because of a big snow we had yesterday in our area, but we’d never leave our fans without a podcast!  Lots of great info here about the Game Master Workshop Sam will be running in our Norton location.  Also you can listen as Amanda and I talk about big news from Wizards about changes to the Pro Tour and about playing Captain Sonar at the Gaymers of New England gathering last weekend.



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Behind the Shield – Episode 50 – “Revolt and Wars”

As you prepare to play in our traditional launch weekend Bundle Rumble I hope you will enjoy listening as we talk about our experiences at the Aether Revolt pre-release and about the Star Wars RPG games.



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Battleground is HIRING!



Battleground in NORTON is hiring!

Are you great with people? Do you have an interest in tabletop games? Here’s your chance to join our team.

Job posting here:


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Battleground in NORTON MA opens July 5th



Battleground Games & Hobbies is on to the next chapter! Our new location in Norton MA will be opening on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 175 Mansfield Ave, Norton MA – The Greatwoods Plaza. Detail on the Grand Reopening will be coming soon.


The doors of our Plainville location will be closing after about 6 years on July 3rd.


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Falling Asleep While Playing Dungeons & Dragons

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As most of you know, sessions of Dungeons and Dragons can be very involving. I’ve started sessions at 4 PM and ended them the following morning around 7 AM. In some cases, I’ve gone into sessions with very little sleep. Thanks to technology, playing the game has gotten a little more convenient. I mean, you can play from the comfort of your own home. Just log into your computer and save up on gas money.


Thanks to Twitch, not only can you host your own D&D session, but other can come watch and witness the debauchery that can ensue.  However, in some cases, the game can be very taxing and can catch you at your weakest. Take a look at this video where one of the players has a little too much fun and starts snoring during the live stream. We’re all human and these things happen. But it’s so much better when others can see it as well. My favorite part is how the DM tries to wake up his PC.



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