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What Do I Know About Reviews? Night Reign

Who knew when I started doing reviews that I would be able to create a subset of reviews for games inspired by Dishonored. Including Dishonored. What’s interesting is looking at what elements of the game generate what kind of design space. Modiphius’ Dishonored is more about generally recreating the experience, without narrowing in on one aspect of the game’s themes.

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Empire of the Ghouls (5e OGL)

I’ve been a fan of Kobold Press’ setting of Midgard for a while now. Part of what makes me appreciate the setting is that it manages to walk the line between feeling just right for level-based fantasy RPGs and pushing into territory that many of the currently published settings don’t touch. There is just enough difference to make that difference

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Star Trek Adventures Enterprise Player Characters

I haven’t had as much of a chance to mention it on the blog, but I’ve been running Star Trek Adventures for a while now, and really enjoying the system. From a mental health standpoint, I’m enjoying running games in a future where humanity gets it collective act together and works for the greater good, and from a creative standpoint,

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Armaments of Legend (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

Magic items in Dungeons and Dragons started off as one of many, many tropes that got added to the game to emulate all the various sources that inspired the game. Everything from classic mythology and folklore to pulp stories describe various items, which got stats and could show up across the board. In early D&D, this meant people could randomly

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Underworld Player’s Guide (5e OGL)

It’s no secret that I’ve invested a lot of my gaming efforts to Kobold Press’ Midgard in recent years. I ran a campaign set in Zobeck, and am almost finished running the Tales of the Old Margreve adventure anthology. Because of that, it’s probably not a surprise that I backed the Kickstarter for the Empire of the Ghouls adventure, and

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Ancestry and Culture: An Alternative to Race in 5e (5e OGL)

There has been a lot of discussion about race in Dungeons and Dragons, and what the mechanics and terminology says about the biases we have in the real world. There have been several passes at this concept so far, including James Haek’s article on D&D Beyond, and Grazilaxx’s Guide to Ancestry (which I reviewed at the link). This has become

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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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