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

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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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Hit Point Press Presents Big Bad Booklet Patreon

I thought I would look at another Patreon providing Dungeons & Dragons 5e content, and this time around, we’ll be looking at Hit Point Press’ Big Bad Booklet Patreon. The Big Bad Booklet is a product created by Hit Point Press to provide a “boss monster” character that DMs can slot into their campaigns, along with plot hooks and support

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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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