This post was inspired by the recent announcement that there is a new Lord of The Rings TTRPG game using Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition rules. For more information on that, check out Free League's press release. Some Tolkien fans like to boast how many times they’ve read The Hobbit, the LOTR trilogy, The Silmarilion..etc. … Continue reading I will Never walk in Middle-Earth
There's been speculation about the return of Minsc and Boo. This would be unlikely, but this is Dungeons & Dragons so anything is possible.
At different times in my dungeon mastering career I have attempted to implement critical fumbles. The result has always been the same. I employ them once or twice and by the end of the session I have dropped them altogether. Whether I was rolling for a result on the chart or applying a static critical … Continue reading Critical Fumbles – Do You Use Them
This weekend I attended Mishap Games grand opening event celebrating their relocation from the Blues Hills area of the eastern Roanoke Valley to the heart of Roanoke City. Mishap owner James Dixon purchased the landmark restaurant Fiji Island and has converted into a one stop shopping and gaming experience for just about any tabletop game … Continue reading Mishap Games Grand Opening
I just finished watching Baldur's Gate 3 reveal. The big buzz post reveal is the fact that Baldur's Gate 3 is turn based. I think this is the right move. It mimics the tabletop RPG experience. its yet to be seen how this change from the original Baldur's Gate games will be accepted by fan … Continue reading Baldur’s Gate 3 Reveal – My Initial Thoughts
My first experience with D&D 3.5 was a let down. Before you blow a gasket thinking this is another 3rd addition bashing, I assure you its not. It's only an observation of the impact the inclusion of feats and multiclassing had on character design, and players approach to character creation. I had been on about … Continue reading Are Optional Rules Killing Your Game
“In school I was a founding member of the ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ club at my high school. I was in chorus and I was in swing choir. I was an outcast but I was an outcast among a group of outcasts.” John C. Reilly On The Move By the time I was ten years old I was living … Continue reading Dungeons & Dragons May Have Saved My Life