Spirit Island Boardgame

Played Spirit Island this weekend and recommend playing it if given a chance. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/162886/spirit-island The flavor of the game is a reverse Settlers of Catan, anti-colonalism. Players are spirits of an island trying to get the settlers to leave. The mechanics start middle of the road difficulty but as the game progresses get really complicated. […]

Character Death ODD vs. 5E

Saw this idea in some review of ODD. Part of why character death in ODD and many OSR games isn’t as big of a deal character creation takes minutes instead of an hour or more. Building a character is usually less than the length of the combat encounter that killed your previous character. In 5E […]

Reading Greyhawk, Forgetten Realms and Mystara History

I’ve been reading/looking into a lot of the in world histories ofGreyhawk, Forgotten Realms and Mystara. Combinations of current canonand almost canon fanon. Possibly the biggest standout is a history filled with great worksbeing created and stopped. By great works I’m mostly talking aboutgreat magical works. Almost seems like more contemporary adventuresare much better at […]

D&D Beyond

Wizard 101: School of Abjuration It’s time to go beyond the Basic Rules. In this week’s Class 101, we examine the School of Abjuration, a wizard subclass from the Player’s Handbook that creates arcane wards to protect rather than to destroy. It’s time to go beyond the Basic Rules. In this week’s Class 101, we […]