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News in Review for Nov 23 to Nov 29 2009

Editor-in-Chief | November 30, 2009

In this new article for the Forgotten Realms, you’re invited to Explore Airspur: Villains & Vagabonds. Meet some of the shady characters lurking in Akunel in Dragon #381.
If you remeber White Plume Mountain, you’ll love this Excerpt from the Plane Below: Secrets of Elemental Chaos Supplement, featuring Wave, the Watery Trident!
Kobold Quarterly, is holding [...]

Friday’s 4e Freebie: Book of the Dead by Mesh Hong

Editor-in-Chief | November 27, 2009

Rick: “Is he supposed to look like that? “
Evie: “No, I’ve never seen a mummy look like this before. He’s still… still…”
Rick: “…juicy.” (The Mummy, 1999)
I have always been a big fan of creepy undead monster movies.  Whether they are serious and scary, or goofy and tongue-in-cheek, if it’s a movie about zombies, ghouls, vampires, [...]

Ode to Thanksgiving Day Gaming

Editor-in-Chief | November 26, 2009

Well, here we are at Thanksgiving, and the start of the Holiday Season.
I had been planning to come up with a holiday entry for Dungeon’s new Design a Holiday Dungeon Contest, and had a great idea for a Thanksgiving Day themed adventure.  I was going to base it upon a group of colonists fighting [...]

Review of RISEN (Epic Edition) by Emerald Press

Editor-in-Chief | November 25, 2009

“With all dead, well, with all dead there’s usually only one thing you can do. Go through his clothes and look for loose change.” ~ Miracle Max (The Princess Bride, 1987)
Death of a Character in a D&D game is pretty much an inevitability, given a long enough campaign. No matter how reasonable the [...]

Pre-Release Review: Azagar’s Book of Rituals by Goodman Games

Editor-in-Chief | November 24, 2009

“…the right ritual in your back pocket can mean the difference between freedom and death…” ~ Azagar Bloodfist
Probably one of the smartest changes that 4E did with the ubiquitous D&D Magic System was the invention of Rituals.  As a Dungeon Master running a 3.5 edition campaign, I was beginning to feel pretty swamped by the [...]