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What Do I Know About Reviews? Return to the Glory (Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition)

I like orcs. I also like to challenge narratives. Not by completely denying previously established tropes, but by adding nuance and context to those tropes, and adding new aspects to what we have known before. In 5thedition I’ve played an orc wizard looking for ancient orc historical sites, an orc paladin of Baghtru, who was focused on protecting orcs rather

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Fey Gifts and Bargains (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

For whatever reason, Dungeons and Dragons hasn’t quite spent as much time developing the hierarchy and politics of the fey courts as it has spent exploring the politics of the Nine Hells, the interaction between the layers of the Abyss, or even the mercenary tendencies of Gehenna. There have been products here and there, but not with the level of

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Dungeons and Dragons, Fractured Communities, and Sacrificial Marketing

Before we begin, I would like to offer up a disclaimer. I’m going to mention various generations in broad terms. No broad definition fits everyone. Additionally, when discussing generational labels in American society, the closer you are to privilege, the more those generational definitions apply to you, because that’s the social group that gets the most scrutiny. So if you

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Mirt’s Undermountain Survival Guide (Dungeon Masters Guild Product, D&D 5e)

It’s time to dig into another Dungeon Masters Guild product. This is one that I meant to pick up a while ago, so I circled back around to it recently. I will always have a special place in my heart for Undermountain, Mirt, and Durnan, because I ran a pretty extensive 2nd Edition AD&D game that was set in Waterdeep,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Princess Project (Dungeon Masters Guild Product, D&D 5e)

Anthology adventure series have become very popular for the Dungeon Masters Guild lately, and I enjoy the trend, as it often means that people will be bending their creative strengths towards a specific theme, often themes that are overlooked or locked into cliché. In addition to looking at fantasy themes with a fresh perspective, another benefit I have seen develop

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Psionic Options Revisited (D&D 5e)

  Psionics continue to evolve in Unearthed Arcana. If you haven’t been keeping track, WOTC’s first playtest of psionic material was the Mystic, the dedicated psionic “caster” class. That disappeared for a while, and last year, WOTC introduced several psionic subclasses, flavors of existing classes with psionic themed abilities. Online, many voices cried out that anything psionic must have a

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Legendary Bestiary, Legendary Actions for Low-Level Monsters (Dungeon Masters Guild)

For a while I have been discussing how I would love to see more alternate monsters with slightly different traits for D&D 5e, or more monsters with legendary actions. I have also mentioned how I like the idea of that one really tough, singular beast that lives in the woods, a creature that doesn’t need to be overtly supernatural to

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