What Do I Know About First Impressions? Shadow of the Dragon Queen (D&D 5e), Part Three

Chapter 4: Shadow of War I’m going to dance around some spoilers in this section while trying to say something meaningful about it. We have more thematic echoes of the original adventures, in this case a situation not entirely unlike the arrival at Thorbardin. We also get an NPC foil in the veil of Theocrat Hederick or Derek Crownguard from

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Shadow of the Dragon Queen (D&D 5e), Part Two

Chapter 3: When Home Burns I really like how this is framing the beginning of this adventure, by echoing, but not directly mirroring, a lot of elements in the earliest Dragonlance adventures. There is a good narrative reason for the player characters to have a connection to one another, as well as to the starting location. There is a lot

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Shadow of the Dragon Queen (D&D 5e); Part One

We’re going to do something a little different this time around. If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have seen some of this, but I’ve been looking at Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen a chapter at a time, and I’m pulling all of my social media thoughts together in one place, here on the blog. Looking

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? For Whom the Stars Toll (Fables: Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse Episode 5, 5e OGL)

It’s time to look at the next installment of Fables, this time looking at the penultimate chapter of the Pirates of the Atherial Expanse campaign, For Whom the Stars Toll. this episode pays off that setting information that touched on an ancient Storm Giant civilization, and if you know me, you know that’s going to catch my attention. Disclaimer I

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Arcadia Issue 21 (5e OGL)

It’s October, and the leaves are turning colors and falling, dead, from the trees, sometimes creating a pool of crimson to mark their passing. The dying breath of Summer fades, and the cool embrace of the lifeless Winter beckons. Can you tell I’ve been watching horror movies all month long? We’re going to take a look at this month’s issue

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Lost to the Aether (Pirates of the Aetherial Expanse Episode 4, 5e OGL)

It’s taken me a few extra weeks to get back to this one, but before the month is up and the next installment is out, I wanted to take a look at this month’s installment of Fables from Ghostfire Gaming. We are up to episode four of the latest campaign, with only two more installments to go. Disclaimer I was

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part Three–Classes and Subclasses

Now, we arrive at the beginning. We’re going to start looking at the classes and subclasses in the Expert Classes Unearthed Arcana. That means, for these purposes, we’re looking at the Bard, the Ranger, and the Rogue. It’s also noted that the Artificer is an Expert, but it wasn’t in the 2014 rulebooks. For reference, here are the links to

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, Part Two–Spell Lists, Class Groups, and Feats

We’re back for part two of this very, very large undertaking. If you didn’t start with Part One, well, I’m not your boss, read these in whatever order you want to read them. I just wanted to lay the groundwork for some of the changes we see in the classes later on, because some of the nuance of why things

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