Category Archives: What Do I Know About First Impressions

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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What Do I Know About Second (?) Looks? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses Part 2 (D&D 5e) This Time, Officially Released

I’m doing something a little strange today. I’m reposting a blog, because I’ve already written a first impression of the topic. In this case, the Unearthed Arcana Subclasses 2020 Part 2 document was OFFICIALLY released by WOTC now, and it has some changes from the leaked version from earlier this week. Before I start, however, I wanted to restate something

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2020 Subclasses Part 2 (D&D 5e)

  Since I wrote this piece, it appears the Unearthed Arcana arcticle referenced was taken down. I’m going to leave this up for now, but I may be pulling this article if I hear any further reasons for why the initial article was pulled from WOTC’s site. For now, if you haven’t seen the Unearthed Arcana article it references, this

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana (Subclasses, 1/14/2020)(D&D 5e)

Remember back in 2019, when Wizards was releasing all of those Unearthed Arcana articles, non-stop, and it seemed like they were never going to end. Everyone was really wondering what they were all leading up to. It’s like it was yesterday. Oh, hey, what’s this? Another Unearthed Arcana article with three more playtest subclasses? Okay, twist my arm, I’ll take

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Talisman Adventures Playtest Guide

  I was a latecomer to the Talismanboardgame, and I actually played Fantasy Flight’s Relic variant set in the Warhammer 40000 universe before I played Talisman itself. That said, there was a time when I first got the app version of the game that I was playing it obsessively. I was interested to see what a TalismanRPG would look like

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