Icosahedrophilia Podcast, Episode 157: The Tomb, Part 3
Episode 157 of the Icosahedrophilia podcast has been up on iTunes and in our RSS feed since April 29, but I was so busy with graduation, grade reporting, a special lecture program, and starting a summer class that I’m only just now finding time to post the show notes. Sorry about that! If you’ve listened to episode 156, you heard two weresharks join the battle at the undersea infirmary where our heroes had been recuperating from a previous, enervating undersea battle. In “The Tomb, Part 3,” the PCs continue their struggle against Ripp Fangfin and Shredd Bloodgill, and learn that they have bigger fish to fry! Please listen now or subscribe via iTunes, Zune, or plain old RSS! Follow the “more to say” link below for a rundown of all the segments featured in episode 157.
Where’s the 4e in D&D Next?
In all the Internet chatter about D&D Next, one recurrent theme is the complaint that “there’s not enough 4e in Next.” According to the vision cast for D&D Next from the earliest announcements pictured the next iteration of D&D as one that would unite aficionados of all D&D editions, at least from the Holmes basic rulebook onward through AD&D, BECMI, 2e, 3(.5)e, and 4e. Judging by the comments on message boards, Twitter, and Legends & Lore columns, many players are currently finding it easier to see the influences of AD&D, 2e, and 3e than the influences of 4e on D&D Next. Here’s a brief transcript of one such exchange:
@redcometcasval Uhhh… do you really not see all the 3e/4e that’s basically the entire core system?
— Mike Mearls (@mikemearls) April 22, 2013
Icosahedrophilia Podcast, Episode 156: The Tomb, Part 2
In last week’s episode, our heroes survived what looked like certain death, only to find themselves and their mysterious Lemurian benefactors under attack! It’s another undersea battle, and it continues in “The Tomb, Part 2”! Please listen now or subscribe via iTunes, Zune, or plain old RSS! Follow the “more to say” link below for a rundown of all the segments featured in episode 156.
DriveThruRPG reviews for March 2013
During March 2013, I only managed to post four reviews for DriveThruRPG. One of these was for Dungeon Delve, a 4e “classic” now available in PDF through OneBookShelf’s new D&D-branded storefront, D&D Classics. Dungeon Delve shows its age, but is still a great source for quick combat-oriented 4e scenarios if you don’t mind updating the monster math, or living with outdated monster math.
Icosahedrophilia Podcast, Episode 155: The Tomb, Part 1
I think I’ve kept you waiting long enough, adventure fans! At the end of our previous adventure, “Fathoms Below,” we left our heroes unconscious underwater, and some of them were even inside a giant electric eel! How can the campaign continue? This episode, the first in a six-part adventure called “The Tomb,” resolves the cliffhanger, but danger lurks at every turn! Please listen now or subscribe via iTunes, Zune, or plain old RSS! Follow the “more to say” link below for a rundown of all the segments, as well as links to the stat blocks (in PDF and Monster Builder format) of the creatures the PCs faced in this undersea battle.