Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything brings a variety of additions to the rules of 5th edition, the first of which being changes to race bonuses. This comes as a response to the discourse around the community regarding the more unsavory aspects of the racial system in D&D. A problem that is symptomatic of the problematic tropes that D&D was originally built on, as well as the reluctance of Wizards of the Coast to employ BIMPOC voices to help erase those tropes. Seems like a pretty heavy topic to handle in… two pages. Let’s take a look at these pages and see how well the Wizards of the Coast handle this issue. [Read more…]
The next big rules expansion for fifth edition is here! Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is the next update of rules, including a variety of character options and dm tools. It’s essentially Xanathar’s Guide 2: electric boogaloo. So how does this book stack up to its predecessor? Let’s take a preliminary look to see what awaits us in Tasha’s cauldron.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has released recently, and many people (myself included) are already falling in love with it. For those of you not aware, Animal Crossing is a video game where you live in a world alongside animal villagers. There’s no real story to the game; you just get to do whatever you want, whether that’s catching fish, planting flowers, or decorating your home. It’s literally downtime: the game. So what does everyone’s infatuation with Animal Crossing have to do with Dungeons and Dragons? What can this game teach us about down time between adventures? [Read more…]
Recent events have driven us all to our homes. Luckily social isolation doesn’t mean our games have to come to a screeching halt. We have the technology. Thanks to apps like Roll20 and Discord, I am able to continue my games right from the comfort of my home. The only problem? I haven’t played any role playing games online before. So let me share the experience of running my first few games online with you. [Read more…]
The holidays are right around the corner! Have you gotten all of your gifts to give yet? If you’re still looking for something great for your loved one, I have an idea for you. This dungeons and dragons gift basket has everything a player could ask for, and then some. It has gifts for new players, organized players, and crafty players. All of this in one neat basket that’s easy to place under the tree to surprise them on the big morning. [Read more…]