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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?

Momanatrix’s Musings: Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Be A Fairy, Damnit!

September 13, 2011 DreadPixie 23

So the other day my husband was bitching about the new races that are coming out in the Heroes of the Feywild book. He was going on about how “back in the day” there were only a few races and nowadays there are all kinds of different creatures you can be. I find this funny coming from a guy who wasn’t really around “back in the day” as far as D&D goes.

Kill Em’ All and Let Strahd Sort Them Out

September 9, 2011 Dread Gazebo 30

I think it’s time for a bit of purging by fire, or in the case of my campaign: vampiric slaughter. When I first started my game things were relatively simple and everyone was happy with their character. Sessions were met with anticipation and enthusiasm, plot points were pondered and everyone had a strong character concept. This isn’t the case anymore, and it’s becoming very un-fun for my two most important players: my wife, and myself.