A quick rating of the other 5e manuals

So, after not a whole lot of careful consideration, we have a 10 point review metric set up for RPG manuals! Huzzah! So we might as well throw some numbers at things! You know that big analysis I did for Vog’s Guide to Monsters? That’s not what’s going on here! We have 4 books to cover in one article, so we need to hop straight in! Continue reading “A quick rating of the other 5e manuals”

D&D Book Review: Volo’s Guide To Monsters (9/10)

I’ve been wanting to do book reviews on here for a bit. And, since I just got a new book and I’ve been bemoaning my famine of content, I guess it’s time to do this thing and see what I can do to make it work. In my mind, the perfect review is my 10 Point Review system, which is sadly not calibrated to reviewing D&D manuals. Yet. But that’s not the main point of this article. Hopefully, by the time I’m done here, I’ll have finished my metric. But let’s get into my thoughts and impressions of the book, hmm? Continue reading “D&D Book Review: Volo’s Guide To Monsters (9/10)”

Daily D&D Ramble: Fixed up some characters

So I made a bunch of characters (like, 6) for Fixed D&D on Wednesday. Here’s some thought on that, with only this weak intro to show for it.

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Daily D&D Ramble: Escalating Wild Encounters?

While I have yet to catch up on any sleep deprivation, I was able to safely return to my home in ND, with my beautiful 2 screens of multitaskedness. So in therory, I should be able to get more, better work accomplished. Instead, I’ll probably play Minecrtaft and watch anime, but we can hope!

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Daily D&D Ramble: What to read? Five options

Okay, I’m headed out the door in entirely too short of a time. Hopefully, tomorrow evening will be broadcast from my apartment, instead of on the road somewhere. But, to make this a useful and quick article, I thought I should share five books that I think are good for DMs to check out. So let’s go! Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: What to read? Five options”

Daily D&D Ramble: Tanks for the Memories

(If something hasn’t used that punchline before, the world has failed me.) This article is starting to be written at 2am, so take that as you will. I spent my last night in Colorado introducing my family to one of my favorite anime, Girls Und Panzer. It is, as you may have gathered, about tank fighting. And, since the only other thing I did today worth trying to shove into an article is hanging some doors, lets talk about some tanks! Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: Tanks for the Memories”

Daily D&D Ramble: On prepping a campaign

I sat down with my sister last night and did a lot of brainstorming for my Fixed Table D&D. It was probably about an hour or so of me jotting down note, explaining things about what I wanted to do, then coming up with different and better ways of having things happen. It was a lot of work. And that’s something about D&D that I want to recognize today. Continue reading “Daily D&D Ramble: On prepping a campaign”

Daily D&D Ramble: A new reason I don’t play 3e

As part of my D&D manual addiction and for my aforementioned review idea, I read and buy a lot of manuals that aren’t for 5e. I know there are a few 3rd party 5e sources out there, but they haven’t ended up in the used books sections yet. So a lot of my acquisitions are for older editions and a large chunk seem to be 3e( or maybe 3.5e. They’re similar enough (or rather, I don’t know the difference) that I’m just going to say 3e in this article) But from my readings and note takings for a review of Tome and Blood, I discovered a new reason that I couldn’t bear to play 3e.

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