Category Archives: What Do I Know About First Impressions

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 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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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Strixhaven–A Curriculum of Chaos (D&D 5e)

I’ve read way less of this book than would be standard for one of my First Impressions but worry not! I still sat in my living room with a notebook, stopping every few pages to take notes. If you have been cut off from the greater D&D hive mind for a while, Strixhaven–A Curriculum of Chaos is the latest Magic

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 9 (5E OGL)

Nine issues of Arcadia already? I remember when this magazine was just a single issue with a dream. At any rate, let’s get ready to look at the latest issue of MCDM’s D&D 5e focused magazine. Between the Covers This issue is forty-nine pages, including a page of links to supporting material, a map for the included adventure, a page

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana 2021, Travelers of the Multiverse (D&D 5e)

Its been a while, but here we are with a new Unearthed Arcana today. Our theme is the multiverse, and our content is six new races for the game. Are all these options going to be included in Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse? I guess we’ll find out early next year, although I wouldn’t be surprised if one or

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 8 (5e OGL)

It’s that time again. I’ve got a review copy of Arcadia to look at, Issue 8, and I wanted to run down what we’re seeing this month. As always, if you haven’t read some of my previous articles about Arcadia, I’m a patron, but I also get a preview copy for review, so I get to look at it a

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issues 6 & 7 (5e OGL)

When Arcadia Issue 6 came out, I was a little busy, diving into Kingdoms and Warfare. Since I’ve been taking on a lot of longer reviews lately (several of which aren’t out yet), Arcadia Issue 7 snuck up on me. Because of this, I’m going to look at both issues in one article. Both issues adhere to the usual three-article

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? The Star-Shaman’s Song of Planegea First Look

I’ve seen at least a few ice age settings for roleplaying games. Often, these settings either attempt to recreate an ice age setting as a more “historical” setting, or when fantasy is involved, they add in subtle, less powerful magic. I know there are compelling stories to be had in that kind of setting, but fantasy pre-history can feel a

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