Tag: 5e

Dungeons & Dragons: Essentials Kit

Having recently reviewed the two alternative starter sets for fifth edition D&D, I wanted to also take a moment to discuss another similar product; the D&D Essentials Kit. Now, I’ll be the first to address to elephant in the room. Do we really need another “starter” set for D&D? The original Starter Set was excellent. I understand that the Stranger...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Call of the Netherdeep

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Critical Role has become a big deal for D&D. To date, we’ve seen the publication of one official and two unofficial Critical Role campaign books for fifth edition. This is no small accomplishment! The Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount brought the world of Critical Role into the official D&D cannon – something...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (Official Reprint)

Its no secret that I’m a big fan of the Original Adventures Reincarnated line by Goodman Games. To date, I’ve discussed the first two installments in this series. Both of which were legendary D&D modules of great renown. I’m happy to report that the trend continues with the third entry in this line up: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. If...

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Third Party D&D: Tome of Beasts II (Kobold Press)

Whenever I manage to get caught up on my reviews of official D&D products, I like to delve into the deep waters of third-party releases. To date, I’ve focused on releases from Kobold Press. This publishing house is renown for their quality products. As I’ve discussed on this site in the past, I’ve been extremely impressed with their monster collections;...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

For me, Ravenloft has always been one of the most fascinating settings for Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a fascination with gothic horror. This is something that originally stemmed from viewing old Universal Monster movies as a young child. Then, around the age of thirteen I got my hands on an old copy...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Acquisitions Incorporated

Of all the fifth edition D&D products released so far, Acquisitions Incorporated is the first one I considered passing up. Compared to other D&D supplements, this one seems a little odd. You see, while most supplemental material focuses on serious things like new campaign settings and cultures, this one strikes a comical tone and introduces a concept best described as...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

Anyone who has followed D&D since the older days will recognize the words “Unearthed Arcana“. This was title of a rules supplement for the first edition of AD&D. That book added a plethora of new optional classes and rules to the core game. Over the years since, there have been other Unearthed Arcana books released for various editions. These days,...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Tomb of Annihilation

Finally! We are up the most recent D&D adventure for 5th Edition. In fact, at the time of this writing, this is the adventure that is currently being run in official game sessions. Of course, I’m talking about Tomb of Annihilation. Tomb of Annihilation is an adventure set in the world of Forgotten Realms. It takes place in tropical region...

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Dungeons & Dragons: Tales from the Yawning Portal

We’re almost caught up with our look at Dungeons & Dragons products. Today, I’m going to talk about a book that I’m super-excited about; Tales from the Yawning Portal. This book is a collection of classic dungeons that span all ages of D&D. Here they have been archived, polished, and given the official 5th edition treatment.ย Let me be clear and...

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