Category Archives: MCDM

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 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? Arcadia Issue 4

Arcadia, MCDM’s D&D 5e focused publication, is back from a short hiatus. This hiatus was planned after the first three issues, to allow the company to take stock and evaluate content moving forward. Before we dive into the publication, the takeaway from the introduction cited the following observations and future directives: The publication has even more of a dedicated DM

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What Do I Know about Reviews? The Illrigger (OGL 5e Product)

Some of my earliest fantasy touchstones were the stories of King Arthur and his knights that my sisters would read to me at night. The idea of an evil knight that stands for everything wrong in the world caught my imagination early. In my young mind, an evil knight specifically sworn to oppose everything good was a great villain. Yes,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Arcadia Issue 3 (5e OGL)

For anyone following the MCDM experiment in D&D 5e content that is the PDF magazine Arcadia, you may remember that issue number three is where MCDM is planning on stopping and taking a breath and deciding where to go next. Don’t look now, but we are at issue number three, and given that the magazine is at its “contemplation point,”

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Arcadia Issue 2 (5e OGL)

Once again, James Intracaso was kind enough to share the current issue of Arcadia, the D&D 5e magazine published by Matt Colville’s MCDM, with me. Let this be my disclaimer, I received a review copy, but after the last issue, I’m glad I have the opportunity to see how the magazine develops in the second issue. Atlas of Arcadia The

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Arcadia (MCDM 5e Third Party Magazine)

I love magazine content to fuel my RPG obsession. Unfortunately, there isn’t much out there these days since Dungeon Magazine and Dragon Magazine were shuttered. I subscribed to D&D Insider, so I read many issues of the 4e version of Dragon Magazine, but that content always felt, I don’t know . . . safe? I enjoy Dragon+, but it also

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