Author Archives: Jared Rascher

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia #15 (5e OGL)

It’s April, and that means the flowers are in bloom, and the sun is shining, right up until it freezes over again, kills the young buds on the plants, and the gray expanse of despair dulls all joy and hope emanating from the sun. You know, Spring! It’s also time to look at this month’s issue of Arcadia from MCDM.

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What Do I Know About Crowdfunding? Flee, Mortals! (5e OGL)

This monster book snuck up on me. It must be an Ambusher. Okay, if you are wondering what I’m talking about, I’m going to look at the preview material for MCDM’s most recent Kickstarter, for their bestiary Flee, Mortals! Disclaimer James Introcaso at MCDM sent me the preview material early, which I read immediately, but haven’t had time to expound

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Land of Despair (FABLES: Citadel of the Unseen Sun Four; 5E OGL)

It’s early in the month, which means it’s time to look at the latest volume of Ghostfire Gaming’s Fables product, their monthly adventure subscription service. We’re at the fourth adventure out of six in this campaign, so we’re moving past the halfway point, angling towards the endgame. So what does the second half of the campaign look like? Let’s take

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 14 (5e OGL)

It’s Arcadia O’clock again, and we’re going to be looking at the fourteenth issue of MCDM’s D&D 5e . . . er . . . 5e OGL magazine. Have I ever mentioned how hard it is to come up with introductions for these reviews and first impressions? Well, now I have. Disclaimer While I am a member of the MCDM

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Revisiting Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn

I don’t revisit my first impression of an Unearthed Arcana article, but after hearing how widely disparate the reads for this Unearthed Arcana were, I wanted to revisit the document and also throw in how I read some of these (beyond my mistaken read). Return of the Kender! This is a quicker revisit than what I’m going to present later,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Star Trek Discovery Season 1 Player Characters (Star Trek Adventures)

In recent years, we’ve seen a lot more “micro releases” coming from RPG companies, where short, PDF only supplements come out for a game system. Shadow of the Demon Lord did this at an amazing pace when the system was first released, and Modiphius continues to take advantage of this style of publishing with its various 2d20 releases. Today, we’re

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2022 Heroes of Krynn (D&D 5e)

A new Unearthed Arcana dropped today. Almost like a flaming mountain thrown at a planet by angry gods, starting 300 years of misery and despair, only to be ended with the return of a long-lost weapon, the Dragonlance! Sorry, I had to build up to it. Yes, today’s Unearthed Arcana is Heroes of Krynn, and it’s got a lot of

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