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Dungeons & Dragons Reviews

D&D Essentials Review

I posted a while ago that I was confused about the goals of the D&D Essentials product line (Confused about D&D Essentials), but otherwise I’ve been waiting to see the entire product line before trying to review them.  Last weekend, I picked up the Monster Vault and Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, and while I […]

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Gamma World

Two-Headed Mutants

I picked up the new version of Gamma World about a week ago, and it is a really great game.  While the card boosters seem a bit overpriced, the main game is a pretty good value.  The box contains the 160 page rule book, poster maps, and character/monster tokens.  The box also contains 4 character […]

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HeroQuest: My Gateway Into RPGs

While my journey as a role-playing game enthusiast arguably started with playing the original Final Fantasy at my best friend’s house, my first step into pen-and-paper gaming and game mastering was the HeroQuest board game that was sold by Milton Bradley in the early 90s.  It was my first experience with sitting behind a screen […]

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BattleTech Reviews

BattleTech

One of the games on my bookshelf is BattleTech.  It’s a strategy game where players control opposing forces of mechs, battle armor, tanks, helicopters, and other units.  It was originally developed by FASA, but the game has changed ownership several times and the books are now published by Catalyst Game Labs. How I Started Playing […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Reviews

Demonomicon

Demonomicon is a source book covering demons and the Abyss for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition.  It is written by Mike Mearls, Brian R. James, and Steve Townshend. The first chapter of the book, Demon Lore, maintains a great balance between story elements and rules material.  It offers a background history for the Abyss covering […]

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Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead

Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead is a source book covering undead creatures for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition.  It is written by Bruce R. Cordell, Eytan Bernstein, and Brian R. James. This book is in many ways similar to Draconomicon:  Chromatic Dragons.  Both books give details on a group of monsters and provide a […]