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5e Eberron first look

November 14, 2019 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 […]

NewbieDM Review: Descent into Avernus

September 10, 2019 by

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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: D&D Essentials Kit

June 23, 2019 by

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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 […]

NewbieDM Review: Ghosts of Saltmarsh

June 1, 2019 by

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Let me just say it… Ghosts of Saltmarsh is the book Tales of Yawning Portal should have been. It’s a book filled with adventures that can be played independently of each other, or as a cohesive campaign that spans levels 1-12. It’s also a mini setting, a new rulebook, and a collection of adventuring sites […]

The many faces of Durnan the Wanderer

November 12, 2018 by

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Looking for danger and excitement, are you? Well don’t be so eager to hunt it down it often finds you soon enough in this city. If you ever want to ever live to see your first gray hair, you’ll learn to not rashly seek out peril at every opportunity. I don’t mean you should stop […]

3d printing and Dungeons & Dragons

October 29, 2018 by

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3d printing has positioned itself as an emerging technology that could upend the way we approach D&D accessories and decorate our table. It is fascinating to watch how quickly it has grown and entered gaming culture, almost out of nowhere, and has led to people creating things for our games we thought were well out […]

Launched a new campaign last night and other gaming updates

March 9, 2018 by

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It feels like forever since I’ve updated my blog, and I’ve had so much to talk about here but haven’t had the time. So last night I launched a new campaign on Roll20.net, and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a Star Wars game set in the new films’ era, right after Last Jedi, and […]

Don’t Split the NewbieDM Minicast

December 13, 2017 by

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  Exciting news! The NewbieDM Minicast is joining the awesome “Don’t Split the Podcast Network”  of RPG and gaming podcasts! I’ve long wanted to return the Minicast in some way, shape, or form, and I’m glad to have found a home with the great folks at DSTPN. If you’ve never heard of the Minicast before, […]