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Welcome to the digital home of Bards and Sages Publishing.  We specialize in roleplaying games and speculative fiction.  

Our RPG division supports both the 3.5/OGL system and our own Karma Roleplaying System.    

 
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A Quill Full of Dragon's Blood

A Quill Full of Dragon's Blood


Experience lyrical tales of dragons, witches, and enchanted realms with A Quill Full of Dragon's Blood, a collection of fantasy poetry. Featuring poetry from both new and established poets, A Quill Full of Dragon's Blood will awaken your inner bard....   [click here for more]
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A Quill Full of Shadows

A Quill Full of Shadows


Explore the macabre side of the poetic mind with this unique collection of dark verse. Includes poems by award winning poets F. J. Bergmann, Greg Braquet, and Lynn Veach Sadler. The collection also includes poems from Guy Belleranti and Brian Rosenberger, who previously contributed to the popular horror anthology Dead Men (and Women) Walking. A Quill Full of Shadows also reintroduces...   [click here for more]
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A Stealthy Thief

A Stealthy Thief


A thief that leaves no trail has been stealing Lord Fiax's livestock. Who better to track down something that can't be tracked than a group of ambitious young adventurers? A Stealthy Thief is a micro-adventure designed to take less than an hour to run. Perfect for a launch adventure for brand new campaigns or as a filler or side quest for an existing one, A Stealthy Thief is scaleable...   [click here for more]
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Adventure Havens:  Lords of the Manor

Adventure Havens: Lords of the Manor


You know what they say about the best laid plans... The Adventure Havens series continues with Lords of the Manor, a 30 page supplement packed full of locales and NPCs for use in your fantasy d20-style/3.5 games. Lords of the Manor presents 12 ready-to-use castles, keeps, and manor homes that can be dropped into almost any campaign. With NPCs ranging from CR 1 all the way up to CR 35, DM's will...   [click here for more]
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Adventure Havens:  Temples

Adventure Havens: Temples


You know what they say about the best laid plans. No matter how much you plan, your players will figure out a way to throw you off your game. Whether it is deciding to go tavern hopping instead of dungeon delving, or chosing to spend time shopping for gear upgrades instead of searching for bad guys, players have a tendency to create their own adventures. With Adventure Havens: Temples,...   [click here for more]
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Adventure Havens: Guild Houses

Adventure Havens: Guild Houses


Crafts and professions are useful skills for just about any player, but where exactly do players go to master their chosen fields of expertise? Adventure Havens: Guild Houses offers twelve ready-to-use guilds for your d20/OGL games. Each guild is fully developed with a detailed history, important NPCs, and story seeds that can be easily folded into your game. Do you have a player that...   [click here for more]
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Adventure Havens: Hammers, Anvils, and Tongs

Adventure Havens: Hammers, Anvils, and Tongs


Adventure turns up in the oddest places. In the exciting and unpredictable world of fantasy, even the simple act of getting one’s armor repaired can lead to danger. Adventure Havens: Hammers, Anvils, and Tongs presents twelve fantasy blacksmith and leathersmith shops that can be used in any campaign setting. Conplete with dozens of NPCs and story seeds, each issue of Adventure Havens...   [click here for more]
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Adventure Havens: Specialty Shops

Adventure Havens: Specialty Shops


Adventure Havens: Specialty Shops presents twelve unique trade opportunities for players. In fantasy settings, GMs often have to figure out ways to provide opportunities for players to spend their gold or trade loot without engaging in the “Magical Walmart” approach. Adventure Havens: Specialty Shops helps GMs overcome this problem while providing dozens of story seeds and...   [click here for more]
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Adventure Havens: Trading Posts

Adventure Havens: Trading Posts


Where civilization borders on the wild places, you will find a trading post. The trading post is more than a place to buy supplies. It is the glue that binds the cities to those resources they need to not only survive but also thrive. In Adventure Havens: Trading Posts, we present 12 ready-to-use trading posts that can be easily folded into almost any 3.5/OGL campaign setting. Each location features...   [click here for more]
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America the Horrific: An Anthology of Horror

America the Horrific: An Anthology of Horror


An empty stretch of highway. A freak electrical storm. A bus full of strangers. And a mysterious bus driver with a rather peculiar agenda. America the Horrific: An Anthology of Horror presents eleven tales of terror in the tradition of classic storytelling. When a freak storm strands a bus on a deserted stretch of highway, the passengers find themselves suddenly "disconnected"...   [click here for more]
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Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Vol. 1-5)

Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Vol. 1-5)


Drivethrufiction exclusive! All five installments of the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice speculative fiction series are available in PDF format for only $3.99. Since 2002, Bards and Sages Publishing has sponsored an annual charity writing contest. Each installment in the series features the winners of those contests. In addition, you'll also find stories from the winners of out annual Readers' Choice...   [click here for more]
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Bards and Sages Quarterly (2009-2013 Bundle)

Bards and Sages Quarterly (2009-2013 Bundle)


Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. This unique bundle is exclusive to Drivethrufiction.com and its sister sites and features the original PDF...   [click here for more]
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Beneath the Surface of Things

Beneath the Surface of Things


A homeless man trapped in a hell of his own making finds a reason to hope in "Redemption Song." A camping trip turns into a race for survival after the discovery of a bizarre artifact in "The Taking of Michael McConnolly." A man begins to question his sanity as patrons at a cafe begin to vanish one by one in "Charlie's Lunch." Over two dozen exceptional tales of terror....   [click here for more]
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Champions of the Frozen Wastes

Champions of the Frozen Wastes


Champions of the Frozen Wastes details the world of the Xan. Dubbed barbarians by other cultures, the Xan (singular and plural) have a rich history and complex culture. The Xan reside in what is called the Frozen Wastes, a land far to the north covered in glaciers and separated from the rest of civilization by unforgiving mountains. Where others look out across the empty expanses of ice...   [click here for more]
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Dangerous Creatures:  Bullet Ant

Dangerous Creatures: Bullet Ant


Imagine being hit by a bullet. Now image being hit by a bullet and the pain of that moment lasting for 24 hours. Meet the bullet ant, a one inch long insect with the world's most painful sting. Dangerous Creatures: Bullet Ant brings you this real world bundle of pain for your 3.5 games. This product features the standard bullet ant (CR .5) and a monstrous variant (CR 1). You'll...   [click here for more]
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Dangerous Creatures:  Fossa

Dangerous Creatures: Fossa


It looks like a primative cat. It moves like a squirrel. It has the ferocity of a bobcat. It's the adorable but deadly Fossa. Dangerous Creatures: Fossa introduces you to this strange real world animal and gives you everything you need to introduce it to your game. This compact PDF presents the creature write up for both the Fossa and the Greater Fossa. You also get rules...   [click here for more]
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Dangerous Creatures:  Sea Wasp

Dangerous Creatures: Sea Wasp


A RPGNOW exclusive! It is perhaps the world's most venomous creature, able to kill 60 humans in under three minutes. But who would think a jellyfish could wipe out an entire party? Dangerous Creatures: Sea Wasp brings you another $1 Deal to stretch your gaming dollar while adding original content to your d20-style games. This compact PDF includes background information about the Sea Wasp, its...   [click here for more]
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Dangerous Creatures:  Solenodon

Dangerous Creatures: Solenodon


Bringing you more rare and dangerous critters to throw at your unsuspecting party, Bards and Sages presents Dangerous Creatures: Solenodon. This relative of the hedgehog is one of the few mammals on the planet with a venomous bite, as your players will painfully discover the first time they disturb the creature's nest! Besides the basic monster write up, you also get three variants...   [click here for more]
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Dangerous Creatures: Cassowary

Dangerous Creatures: Cassowary


Sometimes the most dangerous creatures are the ones you don't think about. This special $1 Deal is an RPGNOW exclusive, and presents the real world Cassowary as a unique creature to use against your unsuspecting party. Get the most bang for your buck with this compact product. Besides presenting a general overview of the Cassowary, you also get stats for the Dire Cassowary, a fiendish variant,...   [click here for more]
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Death's Shadow: The Book of Vampires

Death's Shadow: The Book of Vampires


For every action, there are consequences. For some, those consequences are eternal. Inspired by folklore, myth, and legends from around the world, Death's Shadow: The Book of Vampires provides storytellers with a unique resource to explore the dark side of immortality. Allow players to actually dive into the role of vampires, or create exceptional adversaries for your...   [click here for more]
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Elemental Awakening

Elemental Awakening


Centuries ago, powerful entities from the elemental planes of The Flux visited the world. Taking an active interest in the affairs of mortals for their own alien reasons, these entities, known as the Noble Djinn, imbued certain people with a token of their elemental powers. These were the first Elemental Weavers. Legend says that it was their own hubris that led to their downfall. Mortals, unaccustomed...   [click here for more]
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Elemental Metals

Elemental Metals


This free companion product compliments Elemental Gemstones. Unlock the magical secrets of the world's metals with this free download. 23 real world metals are explored, from commonly known metals such as copper and gold, to rare and elusive ones such as duralumin and tantalum, to metals that have been practically forgotten by time such as hepatizon and tumbaga. This product is useable...   [click here for more]
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Folklore and Fairy Tales of the East

Folklore and Fairy Tales of the East


Whimsical. Scary. Funny. Thought-Provoking. These are the folk legends and fairy tales of the East. Introduce yourself to the tales of Persia, India, China, Japan, Tibet, and the Phillipines with this enjoyable collection. Learn why dogs wag their tails, why husbands should let their wives handle the finances, and why one should always keep a crystal cup handy. 15 entertaining tales in all....   [click here for more]
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Horror Stalker

Horror Stalker


Be afraid. Be very afraid. They lurk in the shadows behind the tavern. Down the dark alley between abandoned buildings. Behind the trees in an otherwise mundane forest. Their goals are often alien, if they have any real goal at all. Some say nothing, allowing the viciousness of their attacks to speak for them. Others are alarmingly charming, right up to the moment they plunge a dagger in your back....   [click here for more]
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Jungle Alchemy

Jungle Alchemy


In the world of Neiyar: Land of Heaven and the Abyss, alchemy and science are almost one in the same. Instead of being the domain of spellcasters alone, alchemy is studied by those otherwise shut out from the magical arts. These men and women seek to replicate the effects of magic in order to bring their benefits to the most people...and perhaps take back some of the power the Devi hold...   [click here for more]
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Karma Quick Guide

Karma Quick Guide


This PDF presents a quick reference guide to some of the rules behind the upcoming Karma Roleplaying System. Get a peek at character creation, spell creation, and learn how experience and training points work. This free download also explains the core game mechanic that will be used for the system. This Free Download includes: 4 Page Quick Guide Two Page Character...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Adversary:  Necromancer

Karmic Adversary: Necromancer


He's young, handsome, and wealthy. So why does Naromar Grimald live all alone in his dead uncle's manor? Simple: necromancers need their privacy. Karmic Adversary: Necromancer presents storytellers with a fully developed nemesis for their players. This supplement includes everything you need to add Grimald to your campaign, including stat blocks for a prelimary, advanced, or epic encounter....   [click here for more]
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Karmic Grimoire

Karmic Grimoire


The Karmic Grimoire offers both storytellers and players plenty of pre-generated spells and magical items to help launch games immediately. All spells can be customized and advanced using the basic Karma rules. Easily edit spells to allow for player specializations and disciplines. Explore advanced rules for alchemy, as well as consumer-grade magic items. Contents: Information...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Monster: Sight-Eater

Karmic Monster: Sight-Eater


Need more monsters for your Karma game? Here's one that is sure to scare your players. The Sight-Eater is a frightening alien creature that feeds off the vision of its victims, using psionic powers to blind them. This new monster write up also includes a few bonus story seeds to inspire your game. ...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Monsters

Karmic Monsters


Karmic Monsters provides you with plenty of ammunition to use against your unsuspecting players! Designed exclusively for the Karma Roleplaying System, Karmic Monsters not only provides new insight into designing monsters from scratch, but provides you with ready-made monsters to use right now. Contents: *Detailed explanation of Creature types, sub-types, and templates *Information...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Monsters:  Chul'achar

Karmic Monsters: Chul'achar


As you cut your way through the thick jungle undergrowth, a small reptilian biped appears in front of you. It stops, tilting its head curiously. At just over 3 ft tall, its awkward appearance and inquisitive nature make it appear harmless. You reach into your backback to offer it a treat, and think maybe it would make an intriguing exotic pet. Unfortunately, you never notice the rest of its...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Pirates

Karmic Pirates


Welcome to the Golden Age of Piracy, a time of high risks and high adventure! In Karmic Pirates, players will find everything they need to live the life of a high seas pirate, and storytellers will find everything they need to challenge them! Designed as a sourcebook for the Karma Roleplaying System, Karmic Pirates offers players a glimpse into the dangerous world of classic...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Places:  Revelation

Karmic Places: Revelation


In the end, there was no anti-Christ. No Four Horsemen. No Whore of Babylon. No demons pouring out of the abyss. We didn't need supernatural help destroying the world. We were more than capable of doing it all by ourselves. Calvin Turner Founder of Revelation Fifty years after World War III, the last remnants of humanity struggle to rebuild civilization. Karmic Places: Revelation...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Places: Chochokpi University

Karmic Places: Chochokpi University


Welcome to your orientation for Chochokpi University, the premiere institute of higher learning in the American Heartland. Haven’t declared a major yet?...Well, there is the Parker-Walsh School of Archeological Research. Field work includes excavating nearby pre-Columbian ruins. You never know what you might dig up. There is also the Alber Engineering School. Work on some exciting technologies...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Races:  Gnomes

Karmic Races: Gnomes


When the world was young, the mortal races struggled to survive. Struggling just to find food and shelter, the mortal races were unable to achieve their full potential. To speed them on their way to advancement, the powerful Daimonia created the first gnomes. With their exceptional intellect and innate understanding of mechanics, the gnomes helped guide the early mortals out of the dark ages and...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Races: Dwarves

Karmic Races: Dwarves


It is said that the earth loves the dwarves as much as the dwarves love the earth. While many races can lay claim to being protectors of the natural world, only the dwarves truly share a spiritual affinity with the spirits of earth and stone. For only the dwarves possess a tiny fragment of a destroyed Earth Djinn within their souls. Karmic Races: Dwarves brings you a unique look at one...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Races: Elves

Karmic Races: Elves


Once, the elves were the favorite creation of the Djinn, and for countless millenia served as immortal assistants to the elemental rulers of the Flux. But the corrupting influence of the Shades brought about their downfall, and now the elves walk as mortals upon the material plane. Karmic Races: Elves is the first in a series of supplements designed to inspire storytellers to rethink everything...   [click here for more]
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Karmic Races: Orcs

Karmic Races: Orcs


Legends claim the first orcs came from the belly of the daemon-lord Orcus himself, and served in his terrible armies to crush the mortal realms. Long persecuted for the crimes committed while enslaved to their daemonic master, the Orcs now seek to make their own way in a world hostile to their very existence. Karmic Races: Orcs offers storytellers a new spin on one of fantasy's most maligned...   [click here for more]
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Legendary Horrors

Legendary Horrors


Legendary Horrors features a compilation of both modern and classic horror tales. Mud Hallow Bridge, David Hart A tourist unlocks a terrible secret that has cursed a small town for generations. The Vampyre, John William Polidori The classic vampire tale that set the standard for everything that came after it Zombie Maker,...   [click here for more]
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Looting for Fun and Profit

Looting for Fun and Profit


Fantasy adventurers have it easy. Not only does nobody give them a hard time about looting vanquished foes, but it's practically expected of them. Alas, the poor hero in the modern world does not have the same luxury... ...or does he? Looting for Fun and Profit in the Modern World is a quick guide to unloading loot acquired from villains, criminals, and assorted bad guys. This...   [click here for more]
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Neiyar: The Ruins of Dazu

Neiyar: The Ruins of Dazu


Six Centuries ago, the great Krakodonian capital of Dazu was destroyed, and with it the heart and soul of the Krakodonian empire. Since then, the race has fallen apart, with warring clans struggling for dominion over each other. The once great empire has been carved into fiercely defended territories. But factions are forming that seek to rebuild the empire anew, and new battle lines are drawn to...   [click here for more]
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Nemesis V: The Burell Gang

Nemesis V: The Burell Gang


Every Hero Needs a Nemesis. Each installment of the Nemesis series presents 5 ready-to-use NPCs for use in your 3.5/OGL games. Whether you need an emergency bad guy after the party unceremoniously defeated your main villain, or you are looking for inspiration to launch a new campaign, the NPCs in each Nemesis product provide plenty of adventure. In Nemesis V: The Burrell Gang,...   [click here for more]
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Nemesis VI:  Warlords

Nemesis VI: Warlords


Every hero needs a nemesis. Each supplement in the Nemesis series presents five ready-to-use NPCs with detailed backgrounds, story seeds, and multiple stat blocks. These NPCs can easily be folded into your existing game as exciting side adventures or as the catalyst for a new campaign. In Nemesis VI: Warlords, we present five individuals that will prove to be not only a threat to the...   [click here for more]
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Not Dreamt of in Your Philosophy

Not Dreamt of in Your Philosophy


Bards and Sages is pleased to bring you this collection of award-winning speculative fiction from author and poet Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler.  This collection includes twenty one of Dr. Sadler's most acclaimed short stories, including PerSwayzion, winner of the Abroad Writers Competition/Fellowship (France).  Dr. Sadler is also a former winner of the Pittsburg Quarterly's Hay Prize and...   [click here for more]
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Pantheon Building

Pantheon Building


Whether you are designing a new campaign setting for a roleplaying game or looking to create a world for your fantasy fiction, the creation of a pantheon will be an important part of the process. Pantheon Building provides a short primer on the issues to consider while developing your pantheon. This booklet discusses Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the role of government in the development of...   [click here for more]
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Politicians

Politicians


What is scarier than a horde of zombies, more destructive than a dragon, and more vindictive than a Drow Matriarch? A politician at election time. Politicians is a slightly tongue-in-cheek supplement for 3.5/OGL game systems that presents the Politician Class as both a useful NPC class or a completely viable PC support class. This 16 page supplement provides a detailed overview of the class,...   [click here for more]
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Post-Apocalyptic Blues (GM Edition)

Post-Apocalyptic Blues (GM Edition)


Post-Apocalyptic Blues takes place fifty years after World War III in the city of New Orleans, or Nola as it is called by the locals. Ruled over by the enigmatic Baron Samedi, New Orleans struggles to rebuild while defending itself from slavers, raiders, internal tribal squabbles, and an angry environment that has been trying to swallow it whole long before the first bombs fell....   [click here for more]
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Post-Apocalyptic Blues (Player's Guide)

Post-Apocalyptic Blues (Player's Guide)


Post-Apocalyptic Blues takes place fifty years after World War III in the city of New Orleans, or Nola as it is called by the locals. Ruled over by the enigmatic Baron Samedi, New Orleans struggles to rebuild while defending itself from slavers, raiders, internal tribal squabbles, and an angry environment that has been trying to swallow it whole long before the first bombs fell. Designed for...   [click here for more]
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Races of Neiyar:  Amphikin

Races of Neiyar: Amphikin


Manipulative, conniving, underhanded, sneaky. The Amphikin are all of that and, unfortunately for those that cross them, much more. Enter their world, but keep one an eye on your coinpurse and the other looking over your shoulder. This supplement for the Neiyar: Land of Heaven and the Abyss campaign setting can be used in any jungle environment and includes everything you need to introduce these...   [click here for more]
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The Dad Player Class

The Dad Player Class


On the (high) heels of our tribute to Moms in May, here is our ode to all things Dad with The Dad Class! Celebrate Dad with twenty levels of his awesomeness! ...   [click here for more]
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