Category Archives: What Do I Know About Reviews

What Do I Know About Reviews? The Underworld Player’s Guide (5e OGL)

It’s no secret that I’ve invested a lot of my gaming efforts to Kobold Press’ Midgard in recent years. I ran a campaign set in Zobeck, and am almost finished running the Tales of the Old Margreve adventure anthology. Because of that, it’s probably not a surprise that I backed the Kickstarter for the Empire of the Ghouls adventure, and

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Ancestry and Culture: An Alternative to Race in 5e (5e OGL)

There has been a lot of discussion about race in Dungeons and Dragons, and what the mechanics and terminology says about the biases we have in the real world. There have been several passes at this concept so far, including James Haek’s article on D&D Beyond, and Grazilaxx’s Guide to Ancestry (which I reviewed at the link). This has become

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Skullport: Shadow of Waterdeep (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

Way back in ancient days, when boxed sets roamed the land, and armor class descended, I had a second edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game that spent a lot of time in Waterdeep, the Yawning Portal, Undermountain, as well as Skullport. I even ran a short 3.5 campaign set in Skullport, with my players all being agents of various nefarious

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What Do I Know About Reviews? OAR3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition)

  If you tell me you want to address the history of roleplaying while creating a product that updates something from the past to the present, you are going to get my attention, if only to see what form that adaptation takes. Up to this point, I own all three of the Original Adventures Reincarnated (OAR) series published by Goodman

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Swords and Sorceries (The Sea Demon’s Gold, Song of the Sun Queens, The Tomb of Fire)(OGL 5e)

This time on the blog, I’m not just going to look at one product, but all of the adventures that have been published for a line up to the time of this blog post. The company that produced these adventures is not new to RPGs, but this is their first foray into publishing for Dungeons and Dragons 5thedition. Er .

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Hagmalgams (D&D 5e)

Hagmalgams is a unique Dungeon Master’s Guild product produced by James Introcaso, featuring the art of Kayla Cline. According to James, this product was born from the comments of D&D designer Jeremy Crawford making a comment about hags riding unicorns. Allowed to percolate in James’ brain, it turned into this product, a unique monster supplement. The Book of Fluffy Inviting

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What Do I Know About Reviews? 5e Hardcore Mode (Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition)

Sometimes, you just want to pick up a product that is all about tinkering with rules and rules assumptions, and that’s where I found myself when I picked up 5e Hardcore Mode from Runehammer Games (producers of the Index Card RPG). This product was pitched as an option for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition games when your group has started

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Monsters Know What They’re Doing (D&D 5e)

I love to read game master advice books. As much as I like games and game supplements, I also really enjoy the discussion of games in process and practice. I’m also really interested whenever I see a book about roleplaying games getting into mass distribution in locations like Target or Barnes and Noble. The book in question this time around

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Blood Hunter (D&D 5e)

For someone who would reflexively say that Dungeons and Dragons 5thedition doesn’t really need more character classes, new character classes seem to catch my attention from time to time. The one I’m referring to at the moment was especially hard to miss, since it was a revision of Matt Mercer’s Blood Hunter class. While it started life as a translation

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