What Do I Know About Reviews? IDW Year Five Tie-In (Star Trek Adventures)

When a property has lots of different media presentation, some of which “count” and some of which don’t, I enjoy the opportunity to use the storylines from those “non-canon” works as a framework for RPG scenarios. For example, when I was running a Star Wars Age of Rebellion campaign, I used the Black Fleet Crisis as a jumping off point

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2021, Travelers of the Multiverse (D&D 5e)

Its been a while, but here we are with a new Unearthed Arcana today. Our theme is the multiverse, and our content is six new races for the game. Are all these options going to be included in Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse? I guess we’ll find out early next year, although I wouldn’t be surprised if one or

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The Future of D&D, Part Two: The Near Future

While we initially got to see some of the future design of “caster” stat blocks in The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, this doesn’t appear to be a one-time experiment. During the Future of D&D segment of D&D Celebration, new slipcase editions of books were announced, and they aren’t 100% reprints of the original versions of these books. This reissue is

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 8 (5e OGL)

It’s that time again. I’ve got a review copy of Arcadia to look at, Issue 8, and I wanted to run down what we’re seeing this month. As always, if you haven’t read some of my previous articles about Arcadia, I’m a patron, but I also get a preview copy for review, so I get to look at it a

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The Future of D&D, Part One: Spellcasting NPCs

There was a lot going on at D&D Celebration this year, especially regarding the final round of announcements at the Future of D&D segment. While I’m planning on getting to the discussion of 2024 and the “is it 5.5 or what” aura surrounding the 50th Anniversary edition of the core rulebooks, I wanted to start with something that’s already starting

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What Do I Know About Adventurers League? Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide (September 22nd, 2021)

On September 22nd, a new D&D Adventurers League Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide was released. Before I dive into this, I wanted to do a quick refresher on personal involvement in Adventurers League. I played a lot during the Rage of Demons season and dropped in and out during the Curse of Strahd, Storm King’s Thunder, and Tomb of Annihilation seasons.

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What Do I Know About Reviews? City of Cats (5e OGL)

The first campaign I ran in the Forgotten Realms was set in Waterdeep, after reading FR1 Waterdeep and the North. Before I even had a chance to read any of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories, the D&D supplement detailing Lankhmar let me know I had to explore Nehwon. The Roman-esque, minotaur-ruled city of Kristophan was one of

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