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Phil Ulrich

Phil Ulrich @awaymessageclub — Phil Ulrich is a software developer from Cincinnati, an amateur game dev, a heroic raid leader for a guild full of retired ex-raid-leaders, and sometimes even a writer. His time in World of Warcraft goes back to 2008, and he's really been hooked ever since. Outside of WoW and Diablo, Phil is also an avid console and PC RPG fan, and a tabletop RPG "forever DM."

What holiday reward would you like to see added to World of Warcraft?

Over the last year or so, a lot of WoW's holiday events have seen smaller or larger revamps; while Winter Veil added a few new rewards as it always does, and Noblegarden offered a big basket of eggs for your dragonriding mount, it wasn't until the most recent Love is in the Air that we saw an entirely new festival area, revamped daily quests, and a heaping helping of new rewards.

Blizzard buffs drop rate of Fyr’alath the Dream Render

In a forum post sure to excite any WoW player who's still hunting for Fyr'alath the Dream Render from the Amirdrassil raid, Kaivax announced that the effect of Lesser and Greater Embers of Fyr'alath -- the "bad luck protection" item from Amirdrassil -- have been buffed retroactively, increasing raiders' chances of finally getting their hands on the legendary axe.

Four tabletop RPG Kickstarters flying under your radar

While big-name tabletop RPGs aiming to compete with Dungeons & Dragons (or at least try to fill a similar niche) garner a lot of attention -- for example, Matt Colville's "tactical heroic cinematic fantasy" MCDM RPG, which raised over $4 million dollars --  there are a lot of cool and innovative games offering unique experiences that are also out there competing for your attention (and pledge of support).

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