Author Archives: Jared Rascher

What Do I KNow About Reviews? Eberron Confidential (Dungeon Masters Guide Product)

I love how story hooks can flesh out the feel of a setting. You can state a ton of facts in a campaign setting book, but those facts don’t feel alive, they don’t feel real, until they have some inertial behind them. How those hooks are presented can vary. In Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus and Icewind Dale: Rime of

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Back to Reality (Star Trek Adventures)

Star Trek has been consistently calming my nerves in several ways over the last six or so months. I love the optimism of the franchise, and even at its most grim, it’s often more positive about the future than many other properties. Rewatching Star Trek The Next Generation and Star Trek Deep Space Nine have been great for my nerves,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

When finishing up my read through of Elminster’s Candlekeep Compendium, I just happened to see another product that piqued my interest almost as much. That product has many of the same contributors, this one being Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim. Going way back to some of my earliest Forgotten Realms memories, I’ve loved Manshoon as a villain. I’m not sure

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020, Subclasses Part 5 (D&D 5e)

We’ve had a little bit of a break from Unearthed Arcana releases, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the “final” version of lots of the material that I’ve reviewed over the last year when Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything releases next month. But, even before we get that book, we’ve got another Unearthed Arcana to look at today. Unearthed Arcana 2020, Subclasses

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Elminster’s Candlekeep Compendium (Dungeon Masters Guild)

Anyone that has followed me for a while knows that certain aspects of the Forgotten Realms setting inspire a deep, nostalgic love within me. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Candlekeep is definitely one of those elements of the setting that remains dear to me. I love the concept of this wild mish mash of knowledge from all over

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