Browsing All posts tagged under »4e D&D«

Getting back on the 4e horse

August 24, 2011 by

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This week I got back to Dm’ing 4e.  No, I haven’t dropped Dragon Age, in fact that’s going quite well, but rather I added a game to my schedule.  I’m running this game online, and I made it Essentials only, so it’s an experiment of sorts. One, I wanted to see what Essentials brought to […]

NewbieDM Review: Neverwinter Campaign Setting

August 20, 2011 by

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I’ll start this review by telling you that I’ve never been a huge Forgotten Realms guy, although I love the older Forgotten Realms products.  I’ve owned the boxed sets, source books and a few novels from the 2e era of the Realms.  I even own the 3e forgotten Realms book, even though I played very […]

Poaching Encounters

August 12, 2011 by

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The Dark Legacy of Evard season is finally over. After running a table this season, I also ran a table for the World Wide Game Day event for the Neverwinter Campaign Setting at my local store. I had a lot of fun and I’m stepping down as a DM this season while looking forward to […]

NewbieDM Review: A Whole Bunch of Stuff….

July 18, 2011 by

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I haven’t reviewed stuff in a while, and recently I was offered the chance to review some stuff from Open Design and Engine Publishers so I wanted to share my thoughts with you.  As a disclaimer, these PDF’s were offered to me in exchange for a review.  Also, upfront I’ll tell you that I enjoyed […]

The Easiest Combat Map You’ll Never Make

July 15, 2011 by

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Like a kid playing with Legos, I derive a childish glee from clearing off my coffee table and laying out dungeon tiles. I also have vinyl grids and wet-erase pens. When tiles can’t help me, carefully drawing vinyl maps is a close second in the glee department. I’m a busy DM though, I don’t always […]

Staring at the D&D Bookshelf – A Guide for New Players

May 18, 2011 by

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I’m writing this post out of frustration.  Bear with me, as it’s meant for people new to D&D. Okay… If you are completely new to D&D, and don’t know where to even start, then this post is for you! The genesis for this post stems from a recent visit to my local big box book […]

Guest Post: Why I stayed with DDI

April 14, 2011 by

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I posted my “Why I left DDI” post this week and received numerous responses.  Some were supportive of my decision, while some were calls of me even somehow being a “traitor to WOTC and D&D” whatever that means.  I know, ridiculous. One of the most level headed guys in the community is Teos Abadia, who […]

Why I Left DDI

April 11, 2011 by

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There’s no way to write a post like this without sounding like, or coming across as, a troll looking for cheap traffic.  And those are two things I’ve tried never to do in the 2.5 years I’ve been running my blog.  Having said that, I feel that it is a topic worth exploring and writing […]

7 Weeks in my Realms

April 7, 2011 by

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My name is Mike Lemmer, and the last campaign I GMed stalled a year ago. Eager to shake the rust off before starting a new one, I posted a call to arms on the RPTools forums for an adventure set in 4th edition D&D’s Living Forgotten Realms. I vowed to create & run 6 homemade […]

NewbieDM.com Minicast Ep.14

February 24, 2011 by

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There’s a new episode of the ENnie nominated NewbieDM.com Minicast out today, and my guest this time around is Dave “The Game” Chalker , Editor-In-Chief of the Critical Hits blog. Also, regarding the Minicast, I intend to get back on a more regular schedule, and I’m opening it up to the Dragon Age RPG as […]