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

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Come Sail Away (Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse, Episode 2, 5e OGL)

It’s taken me a little longer to get back to looking at this month’s Fables adventure, Come Sail Away. I’ve had some hearty reviews on the docket lately, plus, working for a school district, for some reason, it gets busy when students come back to school. Go figure. This month’s Fable continues the Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse storyline. The

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Adventures in Rokugan (5e OGL)

The history of Asian-themed roleplaying games is filled with pitfalls. Much of this can be encapsulated by realizing that Asian-themed RPGs showed up fairly early in the lifecycle of the roleplaying hobby, and at a time when a lot of the content of the hobby was produced by white male wargamers who wanted to represent what they saw in the

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 18 (5e OGL)

I’m a little late on my look at this month’s Arcadia, but there is a lot going on in Arcadia-ville. Not only do we have a new issue, but you can find VTT support on Roll20 for the first three issues of Arcadia. That includes monsters, mounts, subclasses, and adventures. So, if you are interested in the content of those

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

The Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition Unearthed Arcana was a treasure trove of ideas. While it blighted my existence with the concept of gestalt characters, it also introduced concepts like the skill challenge, with became of staple of 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons. In addition to the broader concept of skill challenges, Unearthed Arcana also introduced Incantations. Incantations were extended

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? The Treasure of Shipgrave Reef (Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse Episode One, 5e OGL)

Now that it’s July, we’re moving into the second half of the year, and given that Ghostfire Gaming Fables series launched as a monthly series, with six adventures per campaign, that means it’s time to start a whole new campaign. Unlike the previous volume, which was set in Ghostfire Gaming’s existing Grim Hollow setting. For the new Fables campaign launching

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 17 (5e OGL)

Let us now turn our attention once again to gaming, and looking at the bountiful content available to us. In particular, let’s take a look at Arcadia #17 from MCDM.  Disclaimer You may know the drill by now . . . I’m subscribed to the MCDM Patreon and I receive my own copy of Arcadia every month, however, I do

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Citadel of the Unseen Sun (5e OGL)

I’ve been doing first impressions of all the individual chapters of the opening arc of Fables, which unfold into the Citadel of the Unseen Sun campaign. This time around, I’m going to wrap up looking at the sixth installment, then take a look at the overall campaign arc. If you want to see the previous entries in this series, you

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia #16 (5e OGL)

What’s the date? Well, looks like its Arcadia the 16th. In other words, it’s time to take a look at this month’s Arcadia magazine from MCDM. This time around we’ve got three articles to look at, across 33 pages. Let’s jump in. Disclaimer As usual, I’ve been provided with a copy of Arcadia early so I can write a review.

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? City of Decadence (Fables Episode Five, 5e OGL)

It’s after the first of the month, and that means another installment of Ghostfire Gaming’s Fables is available. We’re currently on episode five of six, and we’re less than a month away from the final adventure in this series. If you haven’t read my other reviews of this series, it’s not too late to get right with the universe, but

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia #15 (5e OGL)

It’s April, and that means the flowers are in bloom, and the sun is shining, right up until it freezes over again, kills the young buds on the plants, and the gray expanse of despair dulls all joy and hope emanating from the sun. You know, Spring! It’s also time to look at this month’s issue of Arcadia from MCDM.

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