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Is the D&D module dead?

September 22, 2015 by


I know this question is maybe a little sensationalist, but I think it’s fair. Is the module dead?  First, what do I mean by module? I see modules as cheap, short, low prep adventures that a DM can run in a few sessions and be done with it. The kind of adventures we’d get in […]

No Surprises: D&D Next arriving in the Summer of 2014

December 20, 2013 by


So as most of us thought, the release date for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Ed. has been announced, and the game lands on the nebulous “Summer 2014” date… which is clearly a Gencon launch. Here’s the cryptic release… Why cryptic? Let’s talk after you read it… Wizards of the Coast Announces Thrilling Dungeons & Dragons […]

2nd Edition D&D Coming Back, Old Modules Coming Back… What’s Next?

November 2, 2012 by


It seems that Wizards of the Coast is on a reprint kick. Of course, it’s easy to figure out why.  4th Ed. is on its way out, and at this point that’s more reality than speculation.  Books haven’t been announced, and yeah, Dungeon/Dragon content is still being released, but…. obviously 5th Ed. is king right […]

So what will happen to the Forgotten Realms?

January 10, 2012 by


A rather clever guy on twitter named @newbiedm tweeted the following after 5e was announced: I wonder if Elminster will wake up next to Bob Newhart and realize it was all a dream. Funny, right?  Yeah, he’s pretty clever.  But while he was probably trying to be cute, the question about what the heck to do with […]

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

May 18, 2011 by


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


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 […]

Where’s D&D Going?

February 28, 2011 by


I never really do posts like this, but I thought it would be fun to throw my speculative hat into the ring along with every other blogger out there making claims about D&D and what the future holds not only for 4e, but for the brand. This is all speculation and wild theory, just for […]

Transitioning from 4e to Dragon Age

February 12, 2011 by


My experience as a DM has been a unique one compared to a lot of other DM’s out there.  I suspect many people DM’ing D&D started out early on, with the boxed sets, then AD&D, and followed the logical footsteps of the game up until the point where we are today with D&D 4e.  My […]

RIP Dragon, Dungeon, and D&D minis

January 13, 2011 by


Dragon magazine first saw print in 1976, giving readers of a pre-internet age tons of rules, spells, items and information regarding Dungeon & Dragons.  It gave the world the Forgotten Realms, and it gave Elminster a place to teach readers about ecology.  It was a source of information for players who craved more than their […]