Category Archives: What Do I Know About First Impressions

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Iconic Villains: Non-Player Characters (Star Trek Adventures)

I’m having a ton of fun with my Star Trek Adventures campaign, so I’m looking about just about everything that comes out for the game. It seems like the Enterprise Player Characters release just happened (it did), but now we’ve got another “characters” product, this time called Iconic Villains: Non-Player Characters. This is “kind of” a first impression article, but

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? MechWarrior Destiny (Cue System)

When I first started playing RPGs, where you bought your RPG material heavily influenced what games you were exposed to. Dungeons & Dragons made it into toy stores and book stores, and many “second-tier” TSR releases followed D&D into book stores, but some corners of the hobby only existed in specialty stores. The first two RPGs that I played were

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses Part 4 (D&D 5e)

Time for another round of first impressions with the release of a new Unearthed Arcana today. Press play on your MP3 of Alice Cooper’s “I Love the Dead,” because that’s kind of the theme of today’s offerings, with two new subclasses that deal with spirits from beyond. In this case, the subclasses are for bards and warlocks. The College of

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Mothership Sci-Fi Horror RPG Player’s Survival Guide

I’ve been playing in Sean P. Kelly’s (of Gaming and BS fame) Mothership game on Thursday nights (which you can see here). As we have been playing the game, I realized I had to do a first impression article for this product. I’m going to write this as a first impression because I think, from what I understand, there is

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Numenera Discovery and Destiny Slipcase Edition

This is going to be a first impressions article, because I have not managed to make the time to read both of these books cover to cover, but I did want to address what I have seen so far, and very particularly, what the physical slipcase edition has included with it. As a full disclaimer, I have most of the

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana Subclasses Revisited 2020 (May 12th)

More fun with Unearthed Arcana, as we get a new set of playtest subclasses, this time revisiting the previous Revived Rogue, Noble Genie Warlock, and Archivist Artificer, which drifted all the way over to becoming the Order of Scribes Wizard. It feels like we’re seeing a little more of the “second round” of some of these classes before final determination

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Spells and Magic Tattoos

The pace of this year’s Unearthed Arcana articles was going really fast, but recently, we’ve had a bit of a chance to digest the previous offerings. Good thing nothing major has happened in the world since the last time we had one of these. Ahem. Anyway, let’s take a look. Today’s Unearthed Arcana is for Spells and Magic Tattoos. Most

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Whispers in the Dark Quickstart Rules (5e OGL)

During the d20 boom, there were a lot of RPGs that created d20 versions of multiple genres. Many of these d20 games did not do much to instill a feeling of mastery of the rules from the designers. There wasn’t much of an examination of what genres best utilized a level-based structure, or why some of the rules that existed

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