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Magic in D&D – Wait, You Can Do WHAT!?!? – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason March 5, 2018
 Now that the Fighter, the simplest Class to play, is familiar to you, I thought a conversation about magic in D&D is in order.  From it’s very humble beginnings in the 70’s, D&D has had a very close relationship with magic.  The fantasy lands of D&D, full of adventure and sometimes tragedy has used magic […]

The Ballad of Benvolio Gallipoli – Session 1 – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason February 19, 2018
Benvolio Gallipoli, exiled from the Feywild, chronicles his mist-adventures in the land of Barovia in this new D&D blog series. The Ballad of Benvolio Gallipoli – Session 1 – Goddamn You, Mist!  This is Hell.  Nine months in the world of man, the stench hasn’t gone away.  The sun has damaged my Elven skin.  It’s […]

What Is the Fighter class? – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason February 15, 2018
 Last month, I kicked off 2018 with a discussion on the 6 core ability scores at the heart of every character sheet.  Now what are you going to do with these abilities?  You’re going to get a job of course!  In D&D, your job is known as your class.  There are a ton of them, […]

Geek Tank Games TableTop Tokens Review – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason February 6, 2018
Geek Tank Games’ TableTop Tokens have terrific art, with good detail and a fun variety of tokens. They’re waterproof and pretty difficult to bend or crease. It looks good, helps with creativity and makes the DMs job easier. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, connecting with the gaming community is so easy that it can […]

Ability Scores: What Are They and What Do They Do? – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason January 8, 2018
 In 2017, I talked a lot about my views on this crazy game as a whole.  I wanted to be as wide open as possible so that as you learned/played the game it didn’t become a to-much-at-once situation.  Now that 2018 is here, I thought that some of you have taken my advice and started […]

The Ballad of Benvolio Gallipoli (Coming Soon) – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason January 8, 2018
  Not too long ago, my buddy Bob of the Battle For Salvation gaming club in White Plains NY (that’s called a shout out kids) called me up.  He had gotten his hands on the 5th edition D&D module The Curse of Strahd.  He thought it would be fun to get a few buddies together […]

Women in Dungeons and Dragons: This is no Boy’s Club – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason December 23, 2017
 Now that you’ve got the gear, let’s talk about the “role” of women in Dungeons and Dragons.  It’s fair to say that most people who identify as geeky are of the open-minded/progressive variety.  By definition, we love what we love so dang much we spend as much of our time and money on t-shirts, cosplay, […]

D&D DM Tips: Essential Gear – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason November 10, 2017
 In my travels, I have found some must-have, essential gear that make my D&D sessions run smoothly and maximize my own enjoyment.  Last month, discussing power gaming kind of wore me out.  So, this article on essential gear for DMs is a nice palette cleanser for everyone. Playing D&D is one of my favorite things to […]

D&D Philosophy: Power Gaming, Why It Sucks and Why You Need It – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason October 9, 2017
So far this year, we’ve addressed a lot of different aspects of D&D.  Now that we’ve covered monsters, I think now it’s time to address the elephant in the room: power gaming. D&D is a game of people being people in very over the top situations.  It allow us, as role players to act out […]

DM Tips: MAANSTAHHS!!!!! (Monsters) – For Those About To Roll, We Salute You!

by Kyle Thomason September 16, 2017
 Every game ever played in the history of everything has one thing in common: you play AGAINST something.  In chess it’s a mirror of yourself, as your opponent can do all the same things you can.  In Super Mario it’s a weird giant spiked turtle thingie that kidnapped your girlfriend.  In Magic the Gathering……. OK […]

Dicey Ventures Earth and Arcane 2D Terrain Kit - All 30 Terrain Pieces

For Those About To Roll, We Salute You! Dicey Ventures Earth and Arcane 2D Neoprene Terrain Review

by Kyle Thomason August 9, 2017
Dicey Ventures Earth and Arcane 2D Neoprene Terrain cut outs are durable and easy to transport. The artwork, while stylized and not highly detailed, effectively helps set a scene and allows for easy game prep. At $25.00 USD Dungeons & Dragons DMs are getting their money’s worth in items and quality.  A few weeks ago, […]

For Those About to Roll, We Salute You! Critical Role a.k.a. the Best Show on TV/Internets

by Kyle Thomason August 8, 2017
 A few years ago, I was on the Geek and Sundry channel on YouTube.  There was a video from their Twitch from a week prior.  I checked it out and I’m glad I did because the show, Critical Role, is hands down my favorite show on any media.  I was a huge Buffy fan back […]