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News in Review for Apr 12 to Apr 18 2010

It was a bit of a slow news week for D&D 4E related stories.  There were a few choice pieces, however, such as the release of the new podcast “The Dungeon Master Guys” or the pre-release review of upcoming The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea.

And then there was that surprising piece by Chris Sims about using 3d6’s instead of a d20 for attack rolls!

But that might not be such a bad thing considering how busy I’ve been finishing the new Neuroglyph Games’ release: Bane of the Warlock!   It’s available from RPGNow, so check it out if you’re looking for a new Heroic Tier adventure!

And don’t forget, we have The Planes Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea and the new Three-Dragon Ante card games to look forward to this week from WotC.  I’ve already got my copies on pre-order!

  • Robert J. Schwalb discusses the best way to add the psionic power source to your campaign in The Mind’s Eye Opened.
  • Ameron over at Dungeon’s Master.com takes a hard look at Fighting an Opponent You Can’t Beat.
  • Sly Flourish’s Mike Shea has a set of Three Monster Powers to Speed Up Combats that every DM should consider for their toolkit!
  • In the newest Deities & Demigods, the evil god of the Underdark, Torog, is revealed, including information on his Boons, his cults & sects, and magical tattoos which revere “The King That Crawls”.
  • In Class Acts: Druids, Ari Marmell “discovers” a new breed of druid, that calls upon powers from nature where the veil between worlds grows thin, in Stepchildren of the Hinterlands!
  • Check out Critical-Hits.com to hear Episode 1 of the Dungeon Master Guys podcast, featuring Enrique the NewbieDM, Phill the ChattyDM and Dave The Game!
  • Humans of the Wild is a new feature article in Dragon Magazine this month, examining the traits and abilities of folks that live “On Civilization’s Fringe“.
  • The Map and Art Galleries are now available from The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea for D&D Insider Subscribers!
  • In this new Class Acts article, Clerics of Prophecy focuses on The Haruspex Assembly on Eberron, and offers a new build and prayers for these prophetic servants.
  • Bartoneus at Critical-Hits.com has a pre-release Review: “The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea”!
  • Chris Sims at Critical-Hits.com encourages Players to Play Boldly, with tips on how to amp up the energy at your gaming table.
  • Geek Ken.com has some Thoughts: Player’s Handbook 3 and his review of the newest sourcebook from WotC.
  • The Maze of Shattered Souls is a new adventure for 15th Level Characters in this month’s Dungeon Magazine, penned by James Wyatt.
  • In Friday’s Winning Races, Half-Orcs take the spotlight, with new Feats, and new powers for Half-Orc Avengers, Clerics, Paladins, and Sword Mages.
  • Dungeon’s Master.com wants to know Have You Retrained Today? Check out some thoughts and ideas about 4E retraining system.
  • EN World News has a scoop about a new Dungeons & Dragons comic book, licensed by Hasbro to IDW Publishing. Check out the official press release here: C2E2: IDQ Announces “Dungeons & Dragon’s Series.
  • Scott Wallace at Critical-Hits.com has a whole backpack full of adventure ideas in +1 Adventure Hook of Many.
  • Chris Sims pens an editorial for Loremaster.com in which he commits Dice Heresy by throwing out the d20 in favor of 3d6’s for attack roles!!!

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Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.

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