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Review: Mordankainen’s Magnificent Emporium

September 27, 2011 Dread Gazebo 8

I’ll admit, my first impression of Mordankainen’s Magnificent Emporium was less than great. I excitedly opened its pages and thumbed through to only stumble over the few items I’d already seen from within DDI play test articles and a magical items that seemed pretty lackluster (flaming swords, wand of frost, gauntlets of ogre power etc), making me wonder why anyone would pay $40 for a book full of stuff they’d already seen?

Review: Conquest of Nerath

August 18, 2011 Dread Gazebo 4

Conquest of Nerath is the latest board game from Wizards of the Coast – but it’s not your typical D&D dungeon crawling fare as it compares to games like RISK or Axis & Allies. I wasn’t interested in the game at all when I’d first heard about it, yet after mounting curiosity and an ever-widening strategic wargame hole in my soul, that changed. I’m very pleased with the outcome because it’s fun game with simple rules yet provides a good strategy experience and in a short amount of time too.

Chaostle Wins Origins!

June 25, 2011 Dread Gazebo 0

Just got back from our trip to origins and I’d really like to tell you all about a game that I had a ton of fun with while I was there. I wound up purchasing it and I’m extremely happy about making that decision so I really want to get the word out about Chaostle as soon as possible in hopes that anyone at origins or heading there knows to not pass this one up. The six hour drive to origins was worth it alone, read on to get all the details.