What Do I Know About Reviews? Kingdoms and Warfare (5e OGL)

Matt Colville has worked with tabletop and video games for quite a while, but he’s probably best known in RPG circles for his YouTube channel. His first videos were 10 years ago, discussing D&D 4th edition, but his video content really picked up five years ago, when he began his Running the Game series. He was an enthusiastic ambassador for

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Weird Wastelands Psion (5e OGL)

Should I launch into a history of psionics in D&D? No, there is too much, let me sum up. I largely ignored psionics in AD&D 1e, so I wasn’t really paying attention until in AD&D 2e. The first pass at dedicated psionics in 2e was The Complete Psionics Handbook, which introduced the Psion as its own core class, and introduced

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? The Lost Citadel

In 2015, The Walking Dead was heading into its 6th season, and it’s spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, was just reaching the public. Arnold Schwarzenegger was debuting his first zombie film, Maggie.  The Call of Duty games regularly included zombie DLC. Robert Kirkman was still four years away from ending the comic book on which The Walking Dead was based,

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Tales of Xadia: Cortex Prime Digital Tools

Some of you may have known me long enough to know about my obsession with Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, one of my all time favorite roleplaying games. What you may not know about those ancient, lost days of 2012 is that when you played Marvel Heroic Roleplaying through Google Hangouts, there was a set of tools developed by fans of the

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What Do I Know About Timelines? D&D 5e OGL History

Year Month Product Notes Company Comparative Library from DriveThroughRPG 2014 July D&D Basic Rules Free WOTC 4% 2014 August Player’s Handbook WOTC 2014 August Fifth Edition Fantasy #1 Produced 3rd edition OGL and 4e D&D game material Goodman Games 2014 August The Murmuring Fountain Previously released Pathfinder game material Legendary Games 2014 September Monster Manual WOTC 2014 October Monster Template:

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Warlock Guide to the Planes (5e OGL)

It’s been a while since I checked back in with Kobold Press’ Warlock zine, the periodical that the company releases to support D&D 5e as well as their Midgard Setting through their Patreon. Since I last touched on Warlock content, the company has not only continued to publish issues, but also introduced Warlock lairs, short adventures that come put in

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Arcadia Issue 5 (5e OGL)

My how time flies. We’re halfway through 2021 (as of this writing) and the next issue of Arcadia from MCDM is out as well. I’m writing this review from the preview copy that MCDM has provided me, although, as I have mentioned in previous reviews, I’m also signed up for the company’s Patreon. Arcadian Boundaries This issue of Arcadia is

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Rules for Collaborative Campaign Creation

The product I’m looking at today came my way via my Patreon subscription to the Misdirected Mark Network, via the Dungeons & Dragons podcast Mastering Dungeons. One of the hosts of Mastering Dungeons, Teos Abadia, was featured on Dragon Talk, the official D&D podcast. While he was on that podcast, he and regular host Shelly Mazzanoble walk through a process

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2021: Mages of Strixhaven (D&D 5e)

Today a new Unearthed Arcana dropped for D&D 5e, and I really want to jump into this one. The theme of this one is Mages of Strixhaven, a Magic: The Gathering setting about magical colleges which is getting its own hardcover this fall. That said, my excitement over looking at this is more about what this Unearthed Arcana is doing,

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Achtung! Cthulhu (2d20)

Over the last few months, Modiphius has sent me a few releases for its upcoming Achtung! Cthulhu line. The initial one is the Achtung! Cthulhu Quickstart rules, and the two subsequent releases have been the Operation Vanguard and Under the Gun scenarios. Now that I’ve had a little bit of time to digest them, I wanted to put out a

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