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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 […]

Classics Unboxed: Planescape Campaign Setting

May 3, 2011 by

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It’s hard not to think about the numerous campaign settings that were released for D&D when one thinks of 2nd Ed.  In fact, campaign settings are likely the reason for that edition’s popularity throughout the 90’s.  The era of the boxed sets brought gamers many jewels, and to many, the brightest one of all was […]

Running Dragon Age

December 23, 2010 by

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My group and I  jumped back into the fantasy genre this week, and did with a new game, no less; Green Ronin’s tabletop version of Bioware’s video game, Dragon Age. Now I can’t write this post without doing a little bit of explaining as to why we didn’t pick up and jump back into our […]

The Powers That Be

November 10, 2010 by

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One of my biggest gripes about 4e has always been in the presentation of it, and specifically the presentation of powers.  Now I’m not saying that I dislike the power system of 4e, on the contrary, I find it to be a great way to spice up the otherwise boring attack, repeat, attack treadmills of […]

Classics Unboxed: Council of Wyrms

October 22, 2010 by

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The Council of Wyrms boxed set was released in 1994 by TSR for the 2nd Ed. AD&D game.  It was written by current head of RPG’s at Wizards of the Coast, Bill Slavicsek.   The setting is unique in that for the first time in AD&D it allowed for player characters to play Dragons.  One could […]

Red Box gaming via Skype

May 26, 2010 by

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I decided to experiment a little bit tonight and play a bit of old school D&D.   I ran a third level Basic D&D game over Skype, using a classic module, “Horror on the Hill”.  We used the online whiteboard Scriblink as our game table, and rolled real dice  (honor system). Playing with me were […]

Setting the mood in a galaxy far, far away…

April 21, 2010 by

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I blogged about this before, last year when I thought I was going to start a SW Saga campaign.  it took a while to get it going, but finally tonight we are playing Star Wars.  I’ll be running it, taking a small break from my 4e campaign for a few sessions, and then just run […]

Couple of neat finds…

February 22, 2010 by

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Here are a couple of neat things I found that you can use in your D&D game.  Enjoy! First, here’s a thieves cant dictionary.   Now  your Guildmaster at the Thieve’s Guild doesn’t have to sound like he came out of 2010.   Let’s Kimbaw the Cull. Second, here’s a bunch of art from old books.  […]

Alingment as more than just flavor for the PC’s

January 7, 2010 by

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I’m going to come out of the closet here and admit that I am a fan of the classic D&D alignment system.  Maybe fan is a strong word, but I certainly never felt a strong dislike for it.   While some see it as restrictive, I see it as a good framework for a character’s […]

About the indispensable PC…

May 4, 2009 by

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A message to newbie DM’s everywhere:  avoid falling into the trap of making your PC’s indispensable to your story! Picture it:  You’ve got your epic adventure all planned out.  You’re assembling your fellowship of heroes, and are ready to throw them into the fire.  In your mind, each of them fills a certain role within […]