Review: The Game Master’s Book of Random Encounters (5e)

Product: The Game Master’s Book of Random Encounters (Print) (PDF)Author: Jeff AshworthPublisher: Jeff AshworthSystem: 5e, but can be used for to inspire in almost any systemSummary: Eight one-shot adventures, a Random NPC generator, d100 tables for curses, dreams, party connections and more – as well as 500 maps, story hooks, and even more ways to spark your creativityContinue reading “Review: The Game Master’s Book of Random Encounters (5e)”

The Unrepeatable Success of Critical Role

Critical Role is the most popular Actual Play series of D&D in the English language. It’s rise perfectly tracks the current resurgence and boom of D&D – the point where it’s hard to even separate the fates of the two. Did one spur the other? Is it the other way around? Does it even matter?Continue reading “The Unrepeatable Success of Critical Role”

Review: Arcadia 4 (5e)

Product: Arcadia Magazine, vol. 4Author: VariousPublisher: MCDM ProductionsSystem: Dungeons & Dragons – 5e Summary:  Cool stuff for your game from the best freelancers in the community. This issue contains rules for exotic mounts, a mysterious and dangerous location, and some drop-in road encounters. Snap Judgement for Busy Wyverns: Awesome stuff, as always. I’m a huge fan ofContinue reading “Review: Arcadia 4 (5e)”

Review: Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands (5e)

Adventure: Shadowed Keep on the BorderlandsAuthor: Creighton BroadhurstPublisher: Raging Swan PressSystem: Dungeons & Dragons – 5eSummary: The Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands is a sandbox adventure—the characters can explore the various zones of the keep in almost any order. Thus the characters will find some areas easier than others, and they may never even discover other portionsContinue reading “Review: Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands (5e)”