Curse of Strahd – The 2nd and 3rd Deaths of Strahd

The Group finished Curse of Strahd successfully!  Much to my surprise and internal (and eternal) shame no PCs were killed in the course of their final battle. We had left off the previous session after one round of combat ending with The Druid summoning a horde of boars.  I had a couple weeks to think […]

D&D Epic – The Iron Baron

Below my review of the adventure is an account of how running the adventure went. A player in my Curse of Strahd game (the one who fell to evil in the Amber Temple) invited me to DM D&D Adventurer’s League.  But this is not just a one shot adventure for 4-6 players.  This is an EPIC […]

Strahd Update – Now with Strahd

Last night was not my best session.  I usually DM on weekends and even if I’m not prepping much I’m still mentally going over the adventure rather than thinking about work. We ended our last session with the PCs just entering the Tower of the Heart of Sorrow.  They figured out right away when the […]

A Crow for Dragons

Prolific Song of Ice and Fire pundit Brynden Blackfish posed a question to the public.  Did George RR Martin drop the ball on the last two books, A Feast for Crows (AFFC) and A Dance with Dragons (ADWD)?  In a fictional series with this many pages and characters that is a big big question.  I […]

Power Score Game!

So last night I was privileged enough to play 5E on Google Hangouts with the writer of the blog “Power Score.”  If you don’t know what Power Score is but you’ve found my site I have no idea what to tell you.  That’s like not knowing what Jaws is but you love Grizzly.  GO READ […]

Storm King’s Thunder

Storm King’s Thunder is our latest hardcover 5th Edition D&D adventure from Wizards of the Coast.  Like Curse of Strahd it was written by Chris Perkins and the in-house D&D team rather than being contracted out to a third party.  Like Tyranny of Dragons, Princes of the Apocalypse, and Out of the Abyss it is […]

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel character.  He’s the only one I’ve actually read some of the comics for.  Otherwise my reading habits have been strictly DC and Other Stuff.  So between that and my fondness for The Cumberbatch I was really looking forward to this one.  Did I like it or not?  I did […]

Curse of Strahd Part 4 – Now with Actual Ravenloft

At long last the party crossed the threshold and entered Castle Ravenloft.  We planned for an all-day session to finish off Curse of Strahd once and for all. After 10 hours we are not even close to finishing but speaking just for me I had a blast.  I think the players did too.  We ended […]

Curse of Strahd Campaign – Update #3

My last report on Curse of Strahd was in early June.  Four months later our group is headed into the final act of the adventure still going strong.  Our last session ended with the players inside the Amber Temple.  They had just encountered the spellcaster in the statue.  This caught them completely off-guard and the party […]

Scenes Guaranteed to Make Me Cry

As the Big Lebowski said, “Strong men also cry.”  The following is a list of scenes that are guaranteed to make me weep like a small child whenever they happen to be on TV. In my experience there are two sorts of crying that emerge from me.  Obviously the first is when something sad occurs.  […]