Category Archives: What Do I Know About Reviews

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? Unearthed Arcana 2021 Gothic Lineages

I feel like it was just yesterday when all the Unearthed Arcanas said “2020,” and it was literally the only good thing to contain the numbers 2020. But, low, what rises from the ashes of such a cursed year? A new Unearthed Arcana, clothed in burial shrouds, carrying with it predation, curses, and unlife. That’s a fitting follow up to

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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? Icewind Dale: Cult of the Shattered Peak (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

One thing I have really enjoyed about the more recent D&D 5e adventure offerings is that they have spawned a lot of interesting ancillary Dungeon Masters Guild products related to the locations and the storyline. For Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus, we received offerings detailing Candlekeep, and alternate scenes that could be used to start the adventure from Elturel or

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Midgard Chronicles (Organized Play Program)

Warduke Press is an organization that has recently started to run an organized play group for Kobold Press’ Midgard setting. Warduke Press appears to be the next iteration of the Greyhawk Reborn group that has been maintaining a Greyhawk based organized play group, so they appear to have some experience in managing a third party organized play group. As a

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Dungeon Master’s Screen Wilderness Kit

I rarely get gaming products for my birthday or Christmas, because even the geeks in my life have a hard time keeping up with what I have or don’t have. That said, as much as I have a weakness for GM screens, I haven’t been quite as ardently picking those up since, oh, around March of last year for some

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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? Encounters with the Dark Powers (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

There is a category of RPG product that I think has really flourished in the Dungeons & Dragons 5e era. That’s not to say this category didn’t exist previous to 5e. I know, for example, Legendary Games started off by providing supplementary campaign products to Pathfinder adventure paths, but the campaign supplemental product is well represented on the Dungeon Masters

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