Category Archives: Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition 3rd Party Reviews

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Handimonsters Patreon (5e OGL)

When I finished my review of Beowulf: Age of Heroes, I started following Handiwork Games for any future news about their projects. In doing so, I came across their Patreon, Handimonsters. This patreon publishes multiple monthly monsters for members, so I decided to check it out. No, I’m not obsessed with D&D monsters. Why would you say that, and no,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Beowulf: Age of Heroes (5e OGL)

There has been a lot of talk about WOTC’s 5th Edition d20 OGL, and the suitability of the framework for various roleplaying games. Some of this revolves around the “d20 Glut” that happened around the time that Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 was released. If you weren’t around for that, or weren’t paying attention to RPG news, effectively, many, many games

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What Do I Know about Reviews? The Illrigger (OGL 5e Product)

Some of my earliest fantasy touchstones were the stories of King Arthur and his knights that my sisters would read to me at night. The idea of an evil knight that stands for everything wrong in the world caught my imagination early. In my young mind, an evil knight specifically sworn to oppose everything good was a great villain. Yes,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Arcadia Issue 3 (5e OGL)

For anyone following the MCDM experiment in D&D 5e content that is the PDF magazine Arcadia, you may remember that issue number three is where MCDM is planning on stopping and taking a breath and deciding where to go next. Don’t look now, but we are at issue number three, and given that the magazine is at its “contemplation point,”

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Blue Rose Adventurer’s Guide (5e OGL)

Way back during the d20 boom, Green Ronin released a system that utilized the d20 SRD, but in a way similar to what they had with Mutants and Masterminds. It was a d20 level-based system, but it didn’t use hit points, and realigned the concept of classes into three broad archetypes. To go along with this game system, the Blue

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Fantastic Lairs (5e OGL)

Ready to creep into the deepest chamber of the dungeon, where the most dangerous of all denizens is lurking, plotting and sending out their tendrils to degrade the world around it? Have a good idea how to design that deepest chamber? That’s what Fantastic Lairs is attempting to solve for D&D 5e game masters. Fantastic Lairs is a product that

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Arcadia Issue 2 (5e OGL)

Once again, James Intracaso was kind enough to share the current issue of Arcadia, the D&D 5e magazine published by Matt Colville’s MCDM, with me. Let this be my disclaimer, I received a review copy, but after the last issue, I’m glad I have the opportunity to see how the magazine develops in the second issue. Atlas of Arcadia The

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? The World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game: The Zine

There are times when I could swear that I have visited a topic before, and yet I can find no evidence. I backed the Kickstarter for The World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game: The Zine, and I’ve been enjoying the content so far. You can find some of the individual articles here on DriveThruRPG. As a backer, I’ve been getting these in

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Arcadia (MCDM 5e Third Party Magazine)

I love magazine content to fuel my RPG obsession. Unfortunately, there isn’t much out there these days since Dungeon Magazine and Dragon Magazine were shuttered. I subscribed to D&D Insider, so I read many issues of the 4e version of Dragon Magazine, but that content always felt, I don’t know . . . safe? I enjoy Dragon+, but it also

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Empire of the Ghouls (5e OGL)

I’ve been a fan of Kobold Press’ setting of Midgard for a while now. Part of what makes me appreciate the setting is that it manages to walk the line between feeling just right for level-based fantasy RPGs and pushing into territory that many of the currently published settings don’t touch. There is just enough difference to make that difference

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