Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal

The “Rage of Demons” tier 1 storyline wraps up with “Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal”. This mini-storyline actually consists of DDEX03-12 and -14 together. I found them somewhat different, though, so I’ll separate them out a bit as I review them here. As normal, these reviews include spoilers after the jump. So for this portion, players should […]

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Review: Shackles of Blood

My Rage of Demons campaign moved on to DDEX3-02 Shackles of Blood. This adventure continues the theme of “The Deep Threat” in the Rage of Demons storyline. This is a more traditional adventure in which the characters investigate some missing halflings near Hillsfar and run into some complications from the local tyrant’s enforcers. If you run […]

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Review: Harried in Hillsfar

As a way of easing myself back into playing D&D “publicly” (i.e. not just for my kids or solo), I set up a couple of mini-campaigns on Roll20 to run according to Adventurers League rules. This way, I would have an easy time finding players and also an excuse for doing so in an episodic, […]

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Solo RPG Play using Scarlet Heroes

I finally spent some time playing Scarlet Heroes, the old-school D&D-alike from Sine Nomine Publishing and Kevin Crawford. Unusual for these sorts of games, Scarlet Heroes focuses on very small parties (one or two characters) and even provides support for solo play where the GM is also the player. The system supports existing D&D material with one or two […]

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On the 5e core book set

So now we’ve had the D&D Fifth Edition core books for a bit. Many bloggers have written many words about their impressions and evaluations, sometimes in great detail. But as I look at the shelf to my right, one of the three stands out more than the others. The Player’s Handbook covers the core mechanics of […]

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