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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 […]

I really like the Monster Manual 3

June 26, 2010 by


This past week another edition of the Monster Manual released, this one with a shiny new stat block for the monsters, new math under the hood for some of the monsters, and a new way to present the “fluff” or story for the monsters.  Is it a must have?  I think it may be, unless […]