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Out of the Abyss Review

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Jan 262017
 

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Adventure

255 pp.

Retail 49.95

Published by Wizards of the Coast

 

 

Being the fourth adventure book for Dungeons and Dragons 5th ed., it has a lot to live up to. Like Princes of Apocalypse, Out of the Abyss is also a full blown campaign for characters from levels 1 through 15. While it’s set in Forgotten Realms, it gives us a totally new look into this game world. It is the first look we get into the Underdark in 5th edition.

The first thing I noticed when reading this book was that it felt different or unique while still preserving a connection to Forgotten Realms. They did a good job of making the Underdark have a personality all its own. So many things they did make it a character that is dangerous, creepy, and weird. There are hints and reflections of psionics throughout the book, which brings a rising anticipation to the traditional Underdark motifs that we are used to, but with new interpretations and mechanics.

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Dungeons & Dragons 5th: Storm King’s Thunder (Hardcover)

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Aug 212016
 

stormDungeons & Dragons 5th: Storm King’s Thunder (Hardcover)

$49.95

 

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

 

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.

 

This 256-page adventure for characters level 1 – 11+ provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience for the Storm King’s Thunder story, including rune magic items, a new treasure option for characters.

 

NEVERWINTER PLAYSTATION® 4 NOW AVAILABLE

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Jul 192016
 
NEVERWINTER PLAYSTATION® 4 NOW AVAILABLE
 
Experience the Sword Coast in Free-to-Play Dungeons & Dragons-based MMORPG
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 19, 2016 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced that Neverwinter – the Dungeons & Dragons-based, free-to-play MMORPG – is now available for PlayStation®4. Along the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms, Neverwinter players will experience a fully realized roleplaying-game based on Wizards of the Coast’s storied franchise with a living world and immersive fantasy storylines.

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Flip Through Curse of Strahd

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Mar 242016
 

In the Flip Through Matt takes a look at the Curse of Strahd for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition from Wizards of the Coast. Curse of Strahd revisits the iconic campaign setting of Ravenloft.

 

 

Ravenloft is always cool, but this rendition has me anxious.

Flip Through Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide

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Nov 162015
 

In this Flip Through Matt takes his first look at the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide.  I like the new class options the most.  Sword Coast is home to so many classic stories, like Baldur’s Gate, and Waterdeep, it’s a must have for any 5th ed player.

Check back soon for a full written review!

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Nov 012015
 

I this episode of Role-Play Ramblings Matt Lemke shares his gaming experiences with problem players, some of them include the wallflower,  philosopher, rules lawyer and even the instigator.  This short message is for Role-players at all levels of experience, but is most beneficial for GM’s.  These tips can be applied to any game system.

If you like this please like it please give it a thumbs up on YouTube and if you know someone who would enjoy it please share.  I had a lot of fun coming up with this seasons content and I would love to continue.

Next episode (targeted for Thursday) is “Who’s Telling the Story”. Is it the GM’s Story or the players?

 

Special Thanks to Owen K.C. Sthephens and Ryan Hale for their extra input on this season. I also have to thank all of my backers for making this happen.  I wouldn’t have had the drive to do this without their support!

Flip Through Out of the Abyss

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Oct 222015
 

In this flip Through Matt Takes a look at out of the Abyss.  I’ve always been a fan of the underdark and I love the role reversal they do with this title.  Most books are about delving into the darkeness, this one is about trying to run from it.  There are so many good things about this book.

I think it’s one of the best written adventure guides I’ve ever read.

D&D Collector’s Minis From GF 9

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Oct 102015
 

orcasDungeons & Dragons: Rage of Demons: Orcus

$75.00

 

Orcus is brooding and nihilistic. He finds some amusement in the suffering of the living but is satisfied only when they are dead. He focuses his anger and hate on living creatures turning them into undead puppets that he directs against any enemy who dares cross his path of destruction. Orcus wields the Wand of Orcus, which is topped with a magically enlarged human skull.

Ages 14+

Contains: 5 Resin pieces

All Dungeons & Dragons miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Rage of Demons: DM Screen

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Oct 102015
 

dm screenDungeons & Dragons: Rage of Demons: DM Screen

$14.99

The Underdark is a subterranean wonderland, a vast and twisted labyrinth where fear reigns. It is the home of horrific monsters that have never seen the light of day. It is here that the dark elf Gromph Baenre, Archmage of Menzoberranzan, casts a foul spell meant to ignite a magical energy that suffuses the Underdark and tears open portals to the demonic Abyss. What steps through surprises even him, and from that moment on, the insanity that pervades the Underdark escalates and threatens to shake the Forgotten Realms to its foundations. Stop the madness before it consumes you!

 

This screen is the perfect companion for those Dungeon Masters running the Out of the Abyss adventure, or any trek into the Underdark. The front includes ominous images of several demon lords while the back provides quick reference to maps, random encounter tables, and everything you need for an extended stay in the Underdark.

 

This DM screen is available in limited quantities, so order yours today!

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Word with Jeremy Crawford @ Gen Con 2015 on D&D 5th ed

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Aug 052015
 

Gen Con 2015 356In this round table of questions Jeremy Crawford chats with us about the following.

The history of Sword Coast

How Wizards of the Coast uses several tabletop genres to tell its story.

His favorite 5th ed mechanic.

The fundamentalism of skills.

How vast Forgotten Realms is.

The possibility of Eberron.

The presence of Wizards at Gen Con,

The biggest surprise in 5th ed both in play testing and post release.

Con Player

 

It looks like D&D has a promising future.

 

 

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