When Kobold Press released the great Tome of Beasts in 2016,I would have bet money that they had exhausted their collective imaginations of all new monsters. I would have lost that bet since they just released Creature Codex, the sequel to the original tome. Creature Codex introduces almost 400 new creatures for your 5e Dungeons & Dragons game, but does this new volume live up to what we have come to expect from the creative minds at Kobold Press? Read on to find out! Continue reading Creature Codex From Kobold Press Review
It’s no secret that I am a fan of the Tiny Frontiers RPG. I am also a fan of anything involving Giant Robots or Kaiju. Therefore, I was excited to hear that Tiny Frontiers was getting an expansion that would include both. I backed the Kickstarter (since apparently I back every RPG Kickstarter) and received my copy of the book back in February. I read through it right away, but haven’t shared my thoughts on the game until now.
Right before I headed out to Gen Con I received my reward for backing the Dragon Sheath Kickstarter from Dog Might Games. I didn’t get a chance to give my thoughts on my Dragon Sheath then, so let’s do that now.
Look, we could go on all day about using Dungeons & Dragons as a means to collaborative storytelling and how combat detracts from the “roleplaying experience.” Or, we could just admit that we play D&D so that we can murder fantastical monsters and loot their rapidly cooling bodies for treasure. Unfortunately, sometimes killing the same old giant spiders and baboons available in the Monster Manual gets a little stale. Players and DMs need a little spice in their encounters. Sure there are plenty of clever and original homebrew monsters on the internet (including some of mine), but occasionally I want a professional company to write up the stats for several hundred monsters, print them on paper along with illustrations, bind that paper together and mail it to my home in exchange for money. That’s why I bought Tome of Beasts from Kobold Press. Continue reading Tome of Beasts From Kobold Press Review
A few weeks ago I was checking out the Norse Foundry store and saw that they were selling a set of dice CNC crafted from aircraft grade aluminum. I love unique dice and I love things crafted from aluminum so these definitely peaked my interest. I picked up a set and wanted to share my thoughts on them. Continue reading Norse Foundry Precision Aluminum Dice Review
Recently I embraced my Kickstarter addiction and backed a project that was very intriguing. I am an avid collector of RPG dice and always need more bags to keep them in. When I heard about CritSuccess’ World’s Toughest Chain Mail Dice Bag I was instantly on board. The project was successfully funded on February 11th and less than two weeks later I received my backer reward: one Black Steel Dice Bag.
I received the new Dungeon Master’s Screen last week and wanted to give my thoughts on it. Let me preface all of this by saying that owning the Dungeon Master Screen is in no way necessary to DM a game. It is more of a nice to have accessory. To me a good DM screen needs to serve three functions. First, it needs to be pleasant to look at on the players’ side since they are going to spend plenty of time staring at it. Next it needs to adequately block the players’ view of what the DM is doing behind it. Finally, the screen should include useful information on the DM’s side for quick reference.