Just a few minutes before I was getting ready to post this review link, I got word regarding a post on the WotC site. In News on D&D Next, Mike Mearls has announced that Monte Cook has left the D&D Next Design Team, expressing his surprise and sadness over the loss of the veteran game designer. Mike goes on to announce that D&D Next is about to enter the next phase of the design process, and will be entering open playtest on May 24th. On a personal note, I am obviously curious about the reasons for the swift departure from the Next Team, but I wish Mr. Cook well in his future gaming endeavors. Also, I’m excited to hear about the open playtest, and look forward to seeing for myself how the community reacts to the Next Version of D&D.
However, getting back to the topic at hand, I just posted a review today of the new D&D 4E adventure setting, the Halls of Undermountain! This is the seventh product produced detailing the greatest super-dungeon ever created for D&D, and the first one offering the Undermountain experience for 4E gamers.
To read all the details about this product, please click the link below and head over to EN World to read the full review posted there:
As I stated in the review, I wish I could be more enthusiastic about the product, but it feels a bit short of contents compared to the earlier editions versions of this mammoth dungeon delve. And a mere 96-pages of contents seems a bit steep at 30 bucks plus tax for full retail – it’s a good thing Amazon offers a fairly decent discount on the book, which makes it a modestly reasonable purchase. While I love my 4E books, the dwindling page lengths have been continuing now for almost two years, and the prices stay just as high, which I think is a real frustration to any gamer – myself included!
So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!