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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 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 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 has a pre-release Review: “The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea”!
  • Chris Sims at encourages Players to Play Boldly, with tips on how to amp up the energy at your gaming table.
  • Geek 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 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 has a whole backpack full of adventure ideas in +1 Adventure Hook of Many.
  • Chris Sims pens an editorial for in which he commits Dice Heresy by throwing out the d20 in favor of 3d6’s for attack roles!!!

About The Author

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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