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Audio for my online games

November 11, 2020

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Gaming through a pandemic has forced my home game to go online, leading me to reassess what it is I want (or not) out of my online games, and how to get there. I have one major rule of thumb when it comes to gaming online, and it’s very simple: If I can’t recreate it […]

5e Spell templates for VTT

October 15, 2020

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Due to the COVID pandemic, all my gaming has moved online, and while that in it of itself is not a bad thing, it has generally changed my prep and the way I run games, even if it has allowed for greater consistency in our scheduling.  One of the things I find the most challenging […]

A look at the roll20 version of Eberron: Rising From the Last War

November 20, 2019

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The folks at roll20 were kind enough to send over a review copy of their latest release for 5e D&D, Eberron Rising From the Last War, so I took it for a spin. Check out the video below If you’d like to support the work I do on my blog, podcasting, or twitter, perhaps you’d […]

5e Eberron first look

November 14, 2019

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Wizards of the Coast was kind enough to provide a review copy of their newest release, “Eberron Rising from the Last War”, and I posted my first look at it on youtube and twitter. Check them out. Alright nerds. Ready to visit Eberron? Lets do this. #dnd pic.twitter.com/JVECTtb8CO — NewbieDM (@newbiedm) November 14, 2019 If […]

Thoughts on running the beginning of Descent into Avernus

October 11, 2019

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I’m a few sessions into Wizards of the Coast’s latest D&D hardcover, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus for my home group, and I thought I’d put out some thoughts about my experiences running the beginning of the adventure. For those of you into this sort of thing, here’s my party’s makeup: Human Fighter Kobold Ranger […]

Descent into Avernus lore: The Hellriders

September 22, 2019

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WOTC’s latest release for 5th edition D&D, Descent into Avernus, spins a tale that spans from the fabled city of Baldur’s Gate in Faerun, to Avernus, the first level of hell. In it, we learn the story of Zariel, ruler of Avernus, a fallen angel who sought to destroy the very thing she became, an […]

A look at the roll20 version of Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

September 21, 2019

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The folks at roll20 were kind enough to provide a review copy of Descent into Avernus, so I streamed my look at it. If you’d like to support the work I do on my blog, podcasting, or twitter, perhaps you’d consider supporting me on Patreon. I’m only asking for $1, and I’m doing it for […]

NewbieDM Review: Descent into Avernus

September 10, 2019

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Dungeons and Dragons wants to send you to hell—and it wants to do so aboard a massive, soul powered, Infernal War Machine that’ll have you rumbling across the surface of the first layer of hell while doing your best Mad Max. Sound cool? Read on. Descent into Avernus‘ format should be familiar to veteran 5e […]

NewbieDM Review: Hrothgar’s Hoard DM Solution

July 31, 2019

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I normally do not do Kickstarter reviews or plugs, as I prefer to review final products finished and ready to go in my hands, but the folks at Hrothgar’s Hoard offered to send me a prototype of their DM’s Solution wooden box, and I agreed. Lets take a quick look at what’s inside. The DM […]

NewbieDM Review: D&D Essentials Kit

June 23, 2019

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I was lucky enough to snag a copy of the new D&D Essentials Kit at Target a few days before release date, and I unboxed and reviewed it on twitter. If you’re wondering how this compares with the other 5e box, the D&D Starter Set, my opinion would be that this is definitely the better […]