It is Wednesday once again, dear Readers, and I am still experiencing the afterglow of a very memorable and exciting GenCon! Thankfully, I have not had any bouts of the dreaded “con crud” that I’ve heard about from other gamers, and I am quite grateful for that. And as you have probably read in my previous blogs this week, I had a very eventful and busy time during my “best four days of gaming” and met a lot of very cool gamers, bloggers, and writers from all over the community.
In fact, during the GenCon Keynote, I ran into Jeff Greiner of the Tome Show and both the James Brothers – Matt and Brian. Actually, I ran into Jeff a number of times as he was taping many of the seminars I was attending for his podcasts, so he quickly became my unofficial con buddy since we probably spent half of GenCon in the same seminar room!
But I bring up the James Brothers here because Brian, along with Eric Menge, have just scored a major WotC release in the new Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue supplement for the Forgotten Realms. Not only was the release accompanied by a major convention, but also as part of a new media blitz called Rise of the Underdark, with D&D Encounters, D&D Lair Assault, and in-game DDO drow events!
For more information about the Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue supplement, please click the link below and head over to EN World for the full review details:
Overall, I really enjoyed this setting, and it’s story and fluff heavy style without any crunch make it usable by any edition of D&D gamer, along with Pathfinder players, DragonAGE fans, and anyone who just wants to plunk down a major drow Underdark metropolis in their campaign! I’m pleased to see a book like this, particularly in the wake of my petition calling on WotC to make more material available to more editions of D&D – and I hope the trend continues! Of course, I would love to see some drow specific material pop up in DDI for 4E fans, but there’s plenty of gaming content in this new release – and the chance to play an evil Drow campaign to boot!
So until next blog… I wish you happy gaming!