Category Archives: What Do I Know About Reviews

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Shadow of the Dragon Queen (D&D 5e); Part One

We’re going to do something a little different this time around. If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have seen some of this, but I’ve been looking at Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen a chapter at a time, and I’m pulling all of my social media thoughts together in one place, here on the blog. Looking

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? For Whom the Stars Toll (Fables: Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse Episode 5, 5e OGL)

It’s time to look at the next installment of Fables, this time looking at the penultimate chapter of the Pirates of the Atherial Expanse campaign, For Whom the Stars Toll. this episode pays off that setting information that touched on an ancient Storm Giant civilization, and if you know me, you know that’s going to catch my attention. Disclaimer I

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 21 (5e OGL)

It’s October, and the leaves are turning colors and falling, dead, from the trees, sometimes creating a pool of crimson to mark their passing. The dying breath of Summer fades, and the cool embrace of the lifeless Winter beckons. Can you tell I’ve been watching horror movies all month long? We’re going to take a look at this month’s issue

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Lost to the Aether (Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse Episode 4, 5e OGL)

It’s taken me a few extra weeks to get back to this one, but before the month is up and the next installment is out, I wanted to take a look at this month’s installment of Fables from Ghostfire Gaming. We are up to episode four of the latest campaign, with only two more installments to go. Disclaimer I was

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part Three–Classes and Subclasses

Now, we arrive at the beginning. We’re going to start looking at the classes and subclasses in the Expert Classes Unearthed Arcana. That means, for these purposes, we’re looking at the Bard, the Ranger, and the Rogue. It’s also noted that the Artificer is an Expert, but it wasn’t in the 2014 rulebooks. For reference, here are the links to

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part Two–Spell Lists, Class Groups, and Feats

We’re back for part two of this very, very large undertaking. If you didn’t start with Part One, well, I’m not your boss, read these in whatever order you want to read them. I just wanted to lay the groundwork for some of the changes we see in the classes later on, because some of the nuance of why things

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part One–Rules Glossary (D&D 5e)

I feel like I’ve been through a twelve-round fight, used up all my resources, and have only had a short rest. Why? Well, this Unearthed Arcana, called “Expert Classes,” is more than just presenting three redesigned classes and one subclass each, it’s delving into some revised rules, feats, spells, and spell lists. While we haven’t seen more than the three

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 20 (5e OGL)

Let’s take a look at this month’s Arcadia magazine, issue number 20. This one has definitely outlived some other attempts at stepping into the “original fantasy d20 game’s magazine” shoes, and it appears to be going strong at this point. Disclaimer I’m subscribed to the MCDM Patreon, so I would get a copy of this magazine when it goes out

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Squeaks in the Deep (Realms of Pugmire)

If you haven’t encountered Pugmire before, the game uses a modified version of the 5e OGL that is the basis of the current edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Instead of aligning classes, feats, and the like to the core rules, however, Pugmire chops up a bunch of 5e elements and makes them a bit more modular. This particular product is

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