DriveThruRPG reviews for July 1–14, 2012

I spent the first two weeks of July 2012 in Alabama, New Mexico, and Arizona, away from consistent, reliable Internet access. In my scattered moments of access, I managed to post five reviews for DriveThruRPG. Although I only assigned it ★★★ for various reasons, my favorite item in the group was the ICONS adventure Gangbusters! …

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Paizo’s Pathfinder miniatures: my first few figures

As you know, Paizo has teamed up with WizKids to get into the prepainted plastic miniatures business. Wizards of the Coast met with mixed success during the run of Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures. WotC opted for a random-packaging model, which seemed to work relatively well as long they were linked to a miniatures skirmish game. …

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Shadowghast Manor, a.k.a. the coffin warehouse

December 2011 brought with it Shadowghast Manor, the latest set of Dungeon Tiles from Wizards of the Coast. Like the previous sets in the DN series (as well as DT and DU), Shadowghast Manor includes six sheets of double-sided tiles printed on sturdy cardboard, and features the unsurpassed cartographic artistry of Jason Engle. I’m a …

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Dungeon Tiles Index updated with the Witchlight Fens set

Those of you who follow or otherwise interact with me on Twitter or Facebook know that I recently took a long road trip with my family. We actually left town just before the broad (non-premier store) release of Dungeon Tiles set DN2, The Witchlight Fens. We got home Sunday afternoon, and since the tiles had …

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Nanotechnology: hype, hope, and reality

By now, you’ve probably already heard that Paizo Publishing (Pathfinder, GameMastery accessories) and WizKids (MageKnight, HeroClix) will work together to “resurrect pre-painted plastic fantasy miniatures.” (I first heard about it from NewbieDM on Twitter.) The preview figure looks great, and even though I don’t play Pathfinder, I love Paizo’s GameMastery line and HeroClix by WizKids, …

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DriveThruRPG reviews for January 16–22, 2011

During the week of January 16–22, 2011, I reviewed ten items at DriveThruRPG. Although it didn’t receive the highest star rating of the bunch, my favorite was Spark: Fantasy Personas by John C. Walborn for Knights Crimson.

Dungeon Tiles Master Sets: a belated review

The fall semester proved very demanding, so I didn’t dive into the Dungeon Tiles Master Sets as quickly as I might otherwise have done. I also harbored doubts about whether I wanted to buy them at all. I experienced some frustration trying to get a straight answer from Wizards of the Coast spokespersons about whether …

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DriveThruRPG reviews for July 11–17, 2010

During week of July 11–17, 2010, I reviewed the following products for DriveThruRPG: D100 Discoveries Series: Temple, Castle, and Wilderlands Vol. 1 by Jarrod Camiré for Zodiac Gods. If you take this product’s name as an indication that you’ll get a list of 100 possible discoveries for your fantasy RPG, think again; you’ll actually get …

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New reviews at DriveThruRPG

I recently posted reviews of the following products at DriveThruRPG. Darkhand’s Tomb by Crafting Zone Entertainment and Dark Dice Games. A short and, frankly, uninspired adventure for Pathfinder or any 3.5 edition d20/OGL fantasy game. Lackluster story with below-average production qualities. ★★ The Forbidden Monsters of Foree: Wan-Ti Snakemen by Skirmisher Publishing. A set of …

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