Category Archives: What Do I Know About Reviews

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Dreams of the World Beyond (Fables: Citadel of the Unseen Sun Episode Two; 5e OGL)

It’s February, and love is in the air. What better time to explore a world of dreams where the souls of the dead are trapped in their own memories until their souls are eaten by a lich. It’s time for romance . . . necromance! Last month we looked at the first installment of Ghostfire Gaming’s monthly adventure series. The

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Acadia Issue 12

I’m a bit late on this month’s issue of Arcadia. Turns out, there was some kind of monster book that came out last week, and I may have had a game and an online convention to prep for and . . . look, I let you all down, and I’m submitting myself for the Atonement version of the ceremony spell.

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Monsters of the Multiverse Part One, Fantastical Races (D&D 5e)

I’ve been waiting for Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse for a while, since it was announced. Not only were we going to get redesigned monster stats for several creatures, but the odds were that we were going to see a good number of player option ancestries reworked using D&D’s more recent design philosophies. Since Volo’s Guide to Monsters wasn’t

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide (Star Trek Adventures)

Way back when Star Trek Adventures was ramping up, the organized play campaign that Modiphius started specifically mentioned the Shackleton Expanse, a region of space between the Klingon Empire and the Romulans. This region wasn’t canonically detailed and was specifically created for development in RPG products. The Star Trek Adventures core rulebook mentioned the region but didn’t go into great

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Game Master’s Guide to Evolving Magic Items

I would just like to start this review by saying bless you to anyone making some bite-sized content for various RPGs, so I have something to talk about while I’m working on larger review projects. Today’s bite comes via Teos (Alphastream) Abadia. Last June when he was a guest on Dragon Talk, the official D&D podcast, he wrote up the

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Death is Not the End (Fables: Citadel of the Unseen Sun Episode One; 5e OGL)

Ghostfire Gaming is currently a company that is hard to ignore in the D&D 5e space. The company has produced a campaign setting, player’s guide, and is working on a bestiary for their Grim Hollow setting, not to mention the other projects that they have helped shepherd through the Kickstarter process. While there have been a few starter adventures provided

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 11

I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that Arcadia has published 11 issues in one year, in addition to delivering the Kingdoms and Warfare PDF, the Illrigger class, and the Beastheart class. That’s a pretty impressive years’ worth of material. Now that we stopped to think about how much we’ve already seen in 2021, let’s take a look at

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What Do I Know About Reviews? She Is The Ancient (DMs Guild Product)

Vampires! Okay, I got that out of my system now. One of the tropes that has emerged regarding the Curse of Strahd adventure has been “what if Strahd, but . . .,” with one of the most popular of these twists being Strahd as a woman. While this has been mentioned several times in the past, She is the Ancient

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Vault of Magic (5e OGL)

It’s magic time! Or more specifically, it’s time to write a first impression article for Vault of Magic, the D&D 5e supplement from Kobold Press that introduces an entire volume of new magic items to the game. Why is this a first impression instead of a review? Mainly because any book that has a ton of individual entries on a

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Beastheart and Monstrous Companions (5e OGL)

While working on the reviews and first impressions I was going to post on the blog, a quiet, stalking presence crept into my email inbox. When I wasn’t looking, it sprung itself on me, pinning me to the keyboard. Then I realized that James Introcaso had sprung his monstrous ally upon me. So, yeah, sit back and enjoy this first

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