Category Archives: Dungeons & Dragons

It Comes In The Mail

Fresh out of the box from Amazon: Andrew, I will bring my copy of Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms to you for our Sunday “Dawn Patrol” — you can borrow it if you’re serious about rolling up a Ranger.

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Monsters & Minions

As part of the fight at the Bridge of Four I threw a wave of thirty-two goblins at four heroes. Thirty-two goblins. That number is pretty staggering for a number of reasons. Those goblins were matched against first level characters, … Continue reading

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The Core Of The Matter

So how is this newfangled Essentials Rules Compendium holding up to actual play? Mechanically, the rules are doing just fine. Everything seems to be fitting together without contradiction or error, which is what you’d expect of this revised-but-don’t-call-it-Version-4.5 rules set. … Continue reading

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DM Debrief

A few random thoughts about the rules and last night’s game, and also an excuse to post silly stuff, like … Bill Gates character sheet … and … Both of these images were heavily in my mind last night as … 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: 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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