Monthly Archives: September 2010

Character Counts

As a group we’re still trying to figure the best means of communicating with each other when we’re not actually around the table playing our D&D Essentials campaign. Email is immediate and convenient but it’s not so great for digging … Continue reading

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Nerd Rage!

(Editor’s note — Andrew wrote this in email, but it really deserves an airing here on the blog, so I’ve reproduced it under his name, to his eternal shame and embarrassment. Thoughts and insights are his, editing mistakes and snarky … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Red Box

Fate conspired to land me in my car for six hours this morning while ushering my kids through call-backs for their new play, but it wasn’t a problem as I planed to take this opportunity to dig into my D&D … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Rules Compendium

I got about ninety pages into the Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Rules Compendium last night. I like what I’ve read so far. The rules are approachable and readable. Very little actual rules content so far but with powers and combat … Continue reading

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The Essentials Have Landed

My Amazon box o’ D&D was waiting for me when I got home this evening. I haven’t had time to do much more than glance at the books but first impressions are favorable. Big type, lots of white space in … Continue reading

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Rules Of Engagement

We’re still waiting for our D&D Essentials rules to arrive but that doesn’t stop us from setting some ground rules. Our first campaign will be limited to six meetings. I will GM with Dave and Andrew as players. Indications are … Continue reading

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Why Essentials?

The D&D Essentials line wasn’t really on my radar before this week. I had heard about them in passing on Twitter but as I wasn’t in the market for D&D (and as the explanation of what they were about was … Continue reading

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