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Exploring Eberron Review

I was late jumping on board for Eberron. When 3e Dungeons & Dragons was in full swing, I was busy picking up all of the Forgotten Realms and main product line books, and I couldn’t make any room for a new campaign setting. In fourth edition, I took a look at the setting, in part to see how...

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Feeling Seen in Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall

I never thought I’d ever see “Bob’s Burgers” and jiangshi ever be referenced in the same document, but life has a way of throwing surprises at you. Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall is a new game up for Kickstarting (follow the link here) until August 14th and it promises...

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Quest Review

The review that I’m writing today came about somewhat out of the blue. When people started discussing alternatives to Dungeons and Dragons, one game was mentioned a lot. Quest is a game about playing archetypal characters in fantasy adventures, with simple rules and a clear variety of options....

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Shotguns and Sorcery The Roleplaying Game Review

I know the beginning of my love for fantasy. I had sisters that were competing to get me to read J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. I have a harder time trying to pick out where my love of hard-boiled private investigator stories comes from. What’s weird is that I think I pick this up second hand,...

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#iHunt: The RPG Review

I’m going to start describing a game. It’s a game set in the modern-day about hunting monsters. It’s based on Fate and adds some widgets to the Fate toolbox. I was not going to be able to stay away from this game for too long. In this review, I’m going to look at #iHunt: The RPG, from Machine Age...

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Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition Review

Today I’m going to approach a daunting task. I’m reviewing the second edition of a product that John reviewed not long before I started writing for Gnome Stew. When I saw that there would be a second edition of the product, I was very excited to get a look at what was inside. If you want more...

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Fantastic Lairs First Look

James Introcaso recently reached out to me to ask if I wanted to take a look at the upcoming Fantastic Lairs product coming to Kickstarter. This is a 5e OGL product that is a collection of climactic encounters and boss fights designed by James, Micheal Shea, and Scott Fitzgerald Gray. You can find...

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Review: ShadowMyths Decks

This is a rare review for me. I used to do them all the time on another site, but have fallen away from doing them very often. Anyway, today I bring to you the ShadowMyths decks from artist, writer, and gamer, Doug Hoppes. Each deck runs $20.00 retail, and at the time of this writing, it appears...

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Threefold Review

Given how small and confined the world feels these days, I thought it might be appropriate to take a look at an RPG supplement about endless worlds and infinite alternate Earths. Somewhere out there, I’m sure we just skipped 2020! What is this setting full of potential? Today I’m going to look at...

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