What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 17 (5e OGL)

Let us now turn our attention once again to gaming, and looking at the bountiful content available to us. In particular, let’s take a look at Arcadia #17 from MCDM.  Disclaimer You may know the drill by now . . . I’m subscribed to the MCDM Patreon and I receive my own copy of Arcadia every month, however, I do

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Assault on the Fuhrer Train (Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20)

I’ve reviewed a few of the Achtung! Cthulhu adventures that have come out so far. Most of them have been shorter one-shot products with pre-generated characters, with some of them coming out before the full system and referencing the Quick Start rules. These have been PDF only releases that skip around in the timeline of World War II. While previous

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Citadel of the Unseen Sun (5e OGL)

I’ve been doing first impressions of all the individual chapters of the opening arc of Fables, which unfold into the Citadel of the Unseen Sun campaign. This time around, I’m going to wrap up looking at the sixth installment, then take a look at the overall campaign arc. If you want to see the previous entries in this series, you

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The One Ring Strider Mode (TOR Second Edition)

How many times have you picked up an RPG, and really wanted to get it to the table, but you either don’t have the time, or the buy-in from the members of your regular gaming group? Would you be interested in being able to give those rules a workout in a manner that provides some twists and turns that you

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2022 Giant Options

Huge Unearthed Arcana dropped yesterday (as of the time that I’m writing this). And by huge, I mean giant. And by giant, I mean it’s about giants. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s take a look at this. If you haven’t encountered Unearthed Arcana before, these are the playtest documents that Wizards of the Coast release a few months

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia #16 (5e OGL)

What’s the date? Well, looks like its Arcadia the 16th. In other words, it’s time to take a look at this month’s Arcadia magazine from MCDM. This time around we’ve got three articles to look at, across 33 pages. Let’s jump in. Disclaimer As usual, I’ve been provided with a copy of Arcadia early so I can write a review.

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Tales of the Dungeon (Talisman Adventures)

The Talisman Adventures RPG occupies an interesting space in current RPG design. To capture the feel of the boardgame, it attempts to capture a specific setting that, at the same time, uses broad storytelling conventions that draw from both fairytale stylization and epics. For example, The City has specific traits, but it is The City. The most closely analogous setting

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