• 4E Flavor – Powers Overwhelming?

    As a DM in my high school years, I was often expected to be the one to provide an unlimited source of flavorful descriptives when it came to combat. This was never an issue for me,...

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  • Mass Combat with D&D 4e – Formations as Swarms

    D&D is primarily a skirmish game, as far as combat is concerned, well suited to about five combatants per side.  That said, giant armies clashing is a staple of fantasy.  Unfortunately, playing out giant army battles...

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  • Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #2 (The Moon Radish Patch)

    The second session of my 4E adaptation of Paizo’s  Kingmaker adventure path turned out to only have my four players, the other 5 (plus the co-DM) all being out of town on a field trip to...

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  • Red Box Wandering Monster Table, Dungeon Level 1

    As they are sadly absent from the D&D Essentials Red Box, here’s a Wandering Monster Table for Dungeon Level 1. This is inspired by the one in the Mentzer Red Box and adjusted to accommodate the...

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  • No D&D Insider Tools Update in September

    I just got this broadcast message from WotC: Unfortunately, we will not have a data update ready for the D&D Insider tools in September.  The process of integrating the new changes from Dark Sun and Essentials...

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  • Oh gods not another Red Box review

    ‘Fraid so. In a hobby where our only limit is our imagination, it seems like that’s something in short supply among we blog writers with darned near everyone filling the ether with their thoughts and opinions...

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  • D&D 4th Edition Essentials…Essential?

    Having recently picked up the Rules Compendium and Heroes of the Fallen Lands for D&D, a part of their Essentials line, the question of course begs to be asked:  How Essential is it?  The answer, dear...

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  • Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #1 (Trouble at Oleg’s)

    Our first session of the 4E adaptation of Paizo’s Kingmaker adventure path involved both play groups altogether which meant 9 players at the table and the second gamemaster acting as my co-DM. Session Summary I started...

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  • The World of Athas

    The task of creating a campaign for players is the ultimate challenge for many GMs. World building must be weaved with a plot that will excite and challenge your players. Fortunately for those who want to...

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  • D&D on Kindle: A call to action

    A while ago on Twitter I posted up a question: “Hot topic: Would you be interested in Kindle versions of the D&D Core Rules? What if they were auto-updated with errata? Price?”. The responses were overwhelmingly...

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