Category Archives: Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Reviews

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 First Impressions? Weird Wastelands Psion (5e OGL)

Should I launch into a history of psionics in D&D? No, there is too much, let me sum up. I largely ignored psionics in AD&D 1e, so I wasn’t really paying attention until in AD&D 2e. The first pass at dedicated psionics in 2e was The Complete Psionics Handbook, which introduced the Psion as its own core class, and introduced

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? The Lost Citadel

In 2015, The Walking Dead was heading into its 6th season, and it’s spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, was just reaching the public. Arnold Schwarzenegger was debuting his first zombie film, Maggie.  The Call of Duty games regularly included zombie DLC. Robert Kirkman was still four years away from ending the comic book on which The Walking Dead was based,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Warlock Guide to the Planes (5e OGL)

It’s been a while since I checked back in with Kobold Press’ Warlock zine, the periodical that the company releases to support D&D 5e as well as their Midgard Setting through their Patreon. Since I last touched on Warlock content, the company has not only continued to publish issues, but also introduced Warlock lairs, short adventures that come put in

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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 First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2021: Mages of Strixhaven (D&D 5e)

Today a new Unearthed Arcana dropped for D&D 5e, and I really want to jump into this one. The theme of this one is Mages of Strixhaven, a Magic: The Gathering setting about magical colleges which is getting its own hardcover this fall. That said, my excitement over looking at this is more about what this Unearthed Arcana is doing,

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Big Bad Bundle II (5e OGL)

Time to look at the next Big Bad Booklet Bundle that Hit Point Press shared with me, this time looking at issues 7 through 12 of the series. If you are interested in seeing the other first impressions of the Big Bad series, you can find the previous posts here: Hit Point Press Big Bad Booklet Patreon Big Bad Bundle

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Big Bad Bundle (OGL 5e)

After I wrote my first impression of Hit Point Press’ Big Bad Booklet Patreon, they reached out to me to ask if I wanted to look at more of their offerings. I said yes, and I received the bundles of previous Big Bad Booklets currently available. The first volume contains issues 1-6, and the second bundle contains issues 7-12. For

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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 Book of Fiends (5e OGL)

Last year Green Ronin put up the 5e adaptation of The Book of Fiends on Game On Tabletop. I had backed it at the time. Immediately after the crowdfunding campaign, a beta version of the book was available, but now the full version is here. The original Book of Fiends was released under the 3.5 d20 license for use with

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