When I first heard that Wizards was going to create a cross-brand product between MTG and D&D, I was curious about what they would do with it. Ravnica, when it was announced, had me pretty excited as it was my absolute favorite MTG setting. Now that I’ve had a chance to actually own it, read it and digest it, I think it may just be the best setting book published. Its simply awesome. Lets take a look at it, shall we?Continue reading
Tag: Dungeons and Dragons
It’s been another long stretch, but I want to start getting back to writing about the small yet important things that people should pay attention to that make a dig difference in trying to take people to a different world. This time, I want to talk briefly on laws, punishment, crime, and the judicial system, because its a fascinating topic that I think can make a big difference in how players see breaking the law, and why their actions matter in a fantasy, middle ages world.
While I’ve focused on the Interaction between people and magic, as well as where magic comes from, there is another interaction with magic that must be looked at: That of Innate spell casters. While speaking about how biological and chemical magic happens , Innate magic is a different topic all together.
I’m just going to jump right in.
Savannah, Rainforests and Deserts this week!
This is going to be quick and simple. NOVA is bearing down on me and I’ve got a lot of things going on, but I want to still put something out there.
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about historical accuracy and the feel of an RPG, especially Pen and Paper, and it has lead me to do research on a number of topics that I’ve not really considered before.
But, what do bridges have to do with anything? A lot, it turns out.
The new edition of D&D is starting to trickle out, as I mentioned yesterday, and I am really excited. I had held off on any emotion until I saw the actual rules. I’ve been playing D&D now for 20 some years, and I’ve been through it all. I started with my dads AD&D set, and was amazed when I moved down to Maryland and met people who played this mysterious “second edition” game. I played that system with a fervor for 4 years before 3rd edition was announced. We looked over it, and disregarded it. We saw no use in this edition. I finally got picked to play in an adventure with a friend (it was some sort of raffle), and absolutely fell in love with 3rd in early 2003. Later that year D&D 3.5 came out, and we embraced it heartily, playing it for another 5 years until 4th edition was announced. This time, I wasn’t going to be late to the party, I wanted in at the ground floor. I even bought my friend his own PHB! While we played it for some time, it was not what I had bargained for. 4 years later, after a number of tried, 4e just kinda died. We played Gamma World, tried Dark Sun out, and eventually played the Iron Kingdoms RPG, which was a blast. We’d fallen out of love with D&D, it just wasn’t the same. Wizards eventually caved, and in May of 2012 started their 2 year long beta test of the next edition. I was cautiously optimistic, burn me once, shame on me, burn me twice, well… you know the end.