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Playing Dungeon! With My Kid

November 5, 2012 by


This weekend I had the opportunity to play Dungeon! with my daughter (7).  We had a great time, and the rules were easy enough for her to quickly pick up and play.  The game is simple, but very fun, and I definitely recommend it for parents looking for a D&D-ish game to play with their […]

TheSheDM Reviews: Terraclips

January 26, 2012 by


Last weekend our Friday night DM surprised us with a fantastic pair of maps made from Terraclips and D&D tiles for our campaign finale. I had never heard or seen these strange tile-and-clip things, so I asked him about it. I was also surprised by how sturdy the structure was – he picked it up […]

A look at Heroes of the Feywild

December 2, 2011 by


One of the things I expected to see one day in the life of 4e was a pair of robust boxed sets for the Shadowfell and the Feywild. While it doesn’t look like we’re going to get that any time soon, we’ve gotten a couple of things that attempt to bring the two 4e additions […]

Review: Lair Assault – Forge of the Dawn Titan

September 27, 2011 by


Here there be Spoilers: Players wanting to be surprised when they play Lair Assault should steer away now! The other weekend, I sat down to judge my first session of Lair Assault – Forge of the Dawn Titan. In a sort of “slot zero” session, I had arranged for many of the DMs at my […]

NewbieDM Review: Neverwinter Campaign Setting

August 20, 2011 by


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 […]

NewbieDM Review: A Whole Bunch of Stuff….

July 18, 2011 by


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 […]

NewbieDM Reviews: Essentials Monster Vault, DM’s Kit, and The City Dungeon Tiles

November 16, 2010 by


I wanted to do a quick review on these Essentials product, and throw my hat in the ring although you can find tons of reviews and unboxings elsewhere online for all of them.  I’ll preface this review by saying that I really like what Wizards of the Coast is doing with the Essentials line, and […]

Flipping through the D&D Essentials Rules Compendium

September 16, 2010 by


I got my grubby hands on this book, and well, what can I say about it?  First, that my poor DMG1 will go off to the back of a shelf somewhere, never to be seen again.  This book makes my DMG completely irrelevant.  And it does the same for the non-classes portions of the PHB1 […]

NewbieDM Review: Red Box Starter Set

September 6, 2010 by


I’ve been struggling with this review for a few days, and I can’t quite come to terms with how it is I feel about this new Red Box as a starter set to D&D.  I’m also struggling to find for whom exactly this set was designed for.  Was it for the completely new players who […]

A quick look at the Dark Sun Creature Catalog

August 19, 2010 by


I was pretty surprised at the Dark Sun Creature Catalog.  Aside from being in essence a Monster Manual, it also includes Monster Themes, Fantastic Terrain and Hazards, which have historically been part of the DMG’s.  I guess this may come as a result of the Dark Sun setting being combined into one book, rather than […]