The Gassy Gnoll: The Smell of Magic in 5e

Even as this Gassy Gnoll gets excited about diving headlong into the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, I struggle mightily with the balance between low level wizards and damage capability that I’ve seen even with the Starter Set and online PDF of the 5e rules. And I’m not a system guy, so bear . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: The Smell of Magic in 5e

The Gassy Gnoll: Fireball, Fireball, Fireball!

Why do I feel like the Most Interesting Man in the World this week? (Thank you Dos Equis.) Might it be that I started playing a new wizard in 4e D&D last weekend and the first spell I selected was Fireball?

What is it about Fireball that makes it the “must have” spell in D&D? . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Fireball, Fireball, Fireball!

RPG Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG from Goodman Games, Part V

Why is it that I have the lyrics to “It’s a Kind of Magic” by Queen going through my head? (No, it’s not because Ryan Reynolds was recently rumored to be cast in the Highlander reboot and I want to run screaming from the news.) Perhaps it’s because I have been pondering the craziness of . . . → Read More: RPG Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG from Goodman Games, Part V

Andrew’s Angle: Clerics are NOT Healbots

Welcome to Dungeons and Dragons! Lets have the players introduce themselves…

‘Hail! I am the mighty Fighter! Through extensive training I have become the master of all forms of martial combat. My heavy armor absorbs the blows of my foes as I spin my weapons in a dazzling array of powerful techniques. I have the . . . → Read More: Andrew’s Angle: Clerics are NOT Healbots

Game Review: Fantasy Craft by Alex Flagg, Scott Gearin, and Patrick Kapera from Crafty Games – Chapter 3

When I started tackling Fantasy Craft a chapter at a time, I had no clue I’d hit a chapter filled to the brim with 41 pages of spells and spellcraft. When I was working on early books for Moebius Adventures we came up with a book of spells that was about 164 pages long unformatted . . . → Read More: Game Review: Fantasy Craft by Alex Flagg, Scott Gearin, and Patrick Kapera from Crafty Games – Chapter 3

Book Review: Visions of the Oracle by Sigfried Trent (Open Design)

What is an oracle? An oracle, whether discussing it in terms of religion or mythology, is a person or group who can tell the future. Sometimes this was through connection to a deity, the cosmos, or some other magical interpretation. The Oracle at Delphi is the one that most often comes to mind, otherwise known . . . → Read More: Book Review: Visions of the Oracle by Sigfried Trent (Open Design)

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