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Review of Eureka by Engine Publishing/Gnomestew.com

Editor-in-Chief | August 30, 2010

“Now let me ask you a question: Would an imbecile come up with this?” ~ Norville Barnes (The Hudsucker Proxy, 1994)
In some respects, Dungeon Mastering might be considered a hobby within a hobby.  Players of Role-Playing Games, like D&D 4E, show up at their weekly or bi-weekly session, slip into their Characters’ persona, and spend [...]

News in Review for Aug 23 to Aug 29 2010

Editor-in-Chief | August 29, 2010

Feeling a mite under the weather today, so did not have time to prepare my usual commentary on this week’s D&D 4E News – there is nothing is quite so obnoxious as coming down with a head cold in hot summer weather. But to highlight this week’s activities, I would have to say that [...]

The Psyclone: A King of the Monsters Contest Reject!

Editor-in-Chief | August 27, 2010

“Ars prima regni posse te invidiam pati.” ~ Seneca (The Madness of Hercules, d. 65 AD)
Translation: “The first art to be learned by a ruler is to endure envy.”
This week, the list of the ten finalists for Kobold Quarterly’s King of the Monsters Contest 2 was released – and sadly, my entry was not among [...]

The Balance Restored: New Rules for Magic Item Rarity

Editor-in-Chief | August 25, 2010

“But I want it NOW!” ~ Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 1971)

This week, WotC’s Mike Mearls posted a new “Countdown to Essentials” article regarding some rather major changes to magic items.  Entitled Magic Item Rarity, it discusses how magic items will be sorted as Common, Uncommon, and Rare, and redefines how the [...]

Review of Dark Sun Campaign Setting by Wizards of the Coast

Editor-in-Chief | August 23, 2010

When the original Dark Sun was released back in 1991, I recall that I was not terribly interested in a new campaign setting.  My Players and I were still trying to get a handle on how 2nd Edition was going to mess with our AD&D Greyhawk game, and I was thoroughly absorbed with trying to [...]