Tag Archives: Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Reviews

What Do I Know About Reviews? Elminster’s Candlekeep Compendium (Dungeon Masters Guild)

Anyone that has followed me for a while knows that certain aspects of the Forgotten Realms setting inspire a deep, nostalgic love within me. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Candlekeep is definitely one of those elements of the setting that remains dear to me. I love the concept of this wild mish mash of knowledge from all over

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Way of the Cobalt Soul and Oath of the Open Sea (Critical RoLe/D&D Beyond)

Recently two subclasses appeared on D&D Beyond, The Way of the Cobalt Soul for the Monk, and the Oath of the Open Sea for the Paladin. Both subclasses are connected to Critical Role, based on mechanics that Matthew Mercer has been tinkering with in the campaign, with two of his players. Unlike the Bloodhunter, an entire class which debuted in

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Sneak Peak of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Character Rules in AL Season 10 Rules

This weekend is the next online event from Wizards of the Coast to promote the release of Rime of the Frost Maiden, as well as to give previews of the upcoming Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. For more information on D&D Celebration, you can check out Wizard’s website here: Dungeons & Dragons Celebration Page To have everything up and running for

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What Do I Know About Houserules? Alternate Gritty Rules (D&D 5e)

Alternate Gritty Rules After running several sessions using the slow natural healing rules and the gritty realism rules for D&D 5e, as expressed in the optional rules in the Dungeon Master’s Guide, those are punishing. Careful resource management is a key to making a game feel more or less super heroic, but shifting rests to 8 hours and 7 days

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Return to the Glory (Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition)

I like orcs. I also like to challenge narratives. Not by completely denying previously established tropes, but by adding nuance and context to those tropes, and adding new aspects to what we have known before. In 5thedition I’ve played an orc wizard looking for ancient orc historical sites, an orc paladin of Baghtru, who was focused on protecting orcs rather

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Fey Gifts and Bargains (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

For whatever reason, Dungeons and Dragons hasn’t quite spent as much time developing the hierarchy and politics of the fey courts as it has spent exploring the politics of the Nine Hells, the interaction between the layers of the Abyss, or even the mercenary tendencies of Gehenna. There have been products here and there, but not with the level of

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Mirt’s Undermountain Survival Guide (Dungeon Masters Guild Product, D&D 5e)

It’s time to dig into another Dungeon Masters Guild product. This is one that I meant to pick up a while ago, so I circled back around to it recently. I will always have a special place in my heart for Undermountain, Mirt, and Durnan, because I ran a pretty extensive 2nd Edition AD&D game that was set in Waterdeep,

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What Do I Know About First Impressions? Unearthed Arcana Subclasses Revisited 2020 (May 12th)

More fun with Unearthed Arcana, as we get a new set of playtest subclasses, this time revisiting the previous Revived Rogue, Noble Genie Warlock, and Archivist Artificer, which drifted all the way over to becoming the Order of Scribes Wizard. It feels like we’re seeing a little more of the “second round” of some of these classes before final determination

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