Abstraction in D&D: Perfections & Pitfalls

March 21, 2012 Dread Gazebo 14

There is beauty in the amount of abstraction that goes into playing 4e D&D. On one hand you have these great things like “combat advantage” that sum up a huge variety of situations with a simple set of words, also…

Review & Unboxing: Lords of Waterdeep

March 19, 2012 Dread Gazebo 4

Lords of Waterdeep is the newest offering from WotC as far as D&D board games go. This game, unlike it’s predecessors is not about dungeon crawls, heroics, or world domination. Lords of Waterdeep puts you in the drivers seat of one of the powerful lords that secretly control the city of splendors through trade, espionage, the clergy, magic, and all out warfare.

Heroes of the Elemental Who Cares?

March 16, 2012 Dread Gazebo 10

So, this will be my last 4e product review. I’ll still be talking about D&D here non stop, and I’ll still be reviewing other D&D products like Lords of Waterdeep and other cool things coming down the pipe. However since I’m no longer actively playing 4e, I don’t want to wind up feeling like a tool writing product reviews or content for a game I no longer play.