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New D&D Map Pack : Haunted Temples release today!

Today Wizards of the Coast releases their first foldout battle maps in their new Map Pack series: Haunted Temples. Providing high-quality maps, the new release is compatible with all Dungeons & Dragons editions, and are designed to use with D&D miniatures.   Map Pack: Haunted Temples is a new release from Wizards of the Coast. Containing three double-sided… Read More »

Where are the Wrath of Ashardalon bonus adventures?

I’ve owned Wrath of Ashardalon for a couple of months now and like the game – it’s fun, plays fast, and offers enough replayability that playing the same scenario twice isn’t boring. Nevertheless, I’m annoyed that on page 2 of the Adventure book, the writers say, and I quote: And check out www.DungeonsandDragons.com, where you can find bonus adventures for use with this …

Wow, D&D is now truly a CCG

*Gag* I predicted this would happen when WotC announced that the Gamma World boosters would involve a collectible element. This one is the ultimate in stupidity though: I especially love the fact that these are clearly being positioned to be released in waves of card series. Talk about ruining a RPG by monetizing every aspect of it.

Nice – the new web-based Character Builder crashes reliably

I only have 4 days left on my DDI account, but I figured I’d still take a look at the new DDI Character Builder to see what the new character sheets look like. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem possible since it’s crashed five times in the first 8 minutes of use. Trying to make a warforged paladin crashed it. So did …

It’s pay-to-play for Gamma World Game Day

I mentioned this over a month ago that the upcoming game day premier of Gamma World required participants to purchase two booster packs of cards (MSRP is $4 per pack of 8 cards) in order to play but was told by a number of people that “WotC would never make people buy something in order to participate in a game day!”. Well, here’s it straight from the …

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 is taking a bit longer than we expected, and we plan to update the Character Builder in early October.  We will continue to keep you informed …

R.I.P. DM Rewards program

It appears that the DM rewards program is also being largely eliminated. There is a lot of uproar about the fact that the latest D&D reward is a single card for the Ravenloft board game, which turns out just to be the promo card that was given out at GenCon. I’m not sure who thought a card for the Ravenloft board game was an appropriate…

Essential Dungeon Master’s Kit Unboxed

Looks pretty cool.

Is WotC ever going to update the DDi Adventure Tools?

It’s now been over a year and the DDi Adventure Tools continues to be going nowhere. The Monster Builder is still a beta version and, as far as I can tell, has seen no added features in a long, long time. As it stands now, it’s not even particularly useful it’s a pain-in-the-ass just to export monsters from…