Where Be Dragons--A Single-Take Review of Volo's Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons 5E)

Where Be Dragons--A Single-Take Review of Volo's Guide to Monsters (Dungeons & Dragons 5E)

As you may know, I (Firestone) have jumped down the kobold hole of RPGs lately. I’ve played the excellent Star Wars Roleplaying Game from Fantasy Flight Games. And I have a group that meets every two weeks to play Pathfinder. And now I’m dipping my feet into Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. I’m collecting books and getting ready to run my first campaign as a DM with my 11-year-old and his friends. So we’re going to be including some D&D supplements with our regular board game reviews. Don’t worry: We still love board games, and we’ll be reviewing those as usual.

This first book we’re reviewing is a supplement that gives DMs more info for running the monsters in the game. I’m not sure who Volo is, but he’s got a lot to share about monsters. So is this book everything it’s krakened up to be, or is it just mis-guided? Let’s find out!

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Taming the Wild West--A Single-Take Review of Old West Empresario

Taming the Wild West--A Single-Take Review of Old West Empresario

Can you imagine heading into the West? Untamed and unmarked land as far as the eye can see. Endless opportunity. Dangers! Well, as we’ll see in today’s review of Old West Empresario, it’s your chance to tame that land! You’re setting up a city, and looking to run it better than your opponents. So is this the 24 karat nugget you’re looking for, or is it just fool’s gold? Let’s find out!

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