The union of Rick and Morty with Dungeons and Dragons is a surreal one. If you had asked me before what franchises would be a good pair with D&D, I would’ve given you the same answer many others would’ve. Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, even the Dark Crystal would’ve been my guesses before this. But two graphic novels and a starter set later and here we are. I did have some worries about this mashup. Sure, the books were entertaining, but for a story to translate well into an adventure takes a bit of work. So my question going into this is does Rick and Morty Vs. Dungeons and Dragons work? Is it enjoyable for fans of both sides? Does the adventure serve as a great introduction to D&D? Let’s dive in and find out how well Rick and Morty Vs. Dungeons fares.
Real Life Adventures: Library Lessons
I recently had the chance to participate in my local library’s How-To Festival, an event where experts share their knowledge in a series of classes. I was fortunate enough to run not one, but two classes. My first class was meant to teach the basics of Dungeons & Dragons, and the second lesson was geared towards new dungeon masters. So how did I prepare for such a task? How well did I fare, knowing that I had effectively zero experience with running classes? Well, here’s what happened. [Read more…]
Descent into Avernus Review
Descent into Avernus is the newest adventure for fifth edition. In this campaign, players will traverse the first plane of Hell in an attempt to save a fallen city from the brink of destruction. During this adventure they will deal with devils, fight with demons, and helm metallic war machines, among others. The adventure’s tone aims for Dante’s Inferno meets Mad Max. Is Descent into Avernus as awesome as it sounds? Let’s take a closer look into the book and find out. [Read more…]
New Beginnings: Changes and What’s Next
It’s official: I have moved! Well, physically at least. I’ll remain here online, bringing the content! With this new move comes a new mind set, so there will be a few changes around here.
The first change is for posts here. I’ll be putting a post up each and every Thursday. The day is subject to change, but even if it does the posts will be up on a weekly basis.
And that’s just the beginning of the new content. I’m still working out the details, but I plan on making my debut on Youtube very soon! These videos will start out much like posts here, focusing on taking your game to the next level. After a while, the channel will branch out from there into stuff like actual plays and other fun videos.
The other platform I’m diving into is Twitch. I’m already established on there (twitch.tv/bravothebard) and I intend on streaming more D&D content there. Game prep, actual plays, D&D themed video games, and Q&A sessions. There’s no real set schedule for these streams, but I will be letting you know when I will stream through Twitter and Instagram.
Those are the changes for the near future! I hope to continue to improve in all aspects and pass that improvement to you all. Together we will improve our games of Dungeons and Dragons, and bring many more players to the game. Thank you for taking this journey with me; it should be a fun one!
Essentials Kit Review
It has been nearly half a decade since the first starter set was released. Five years of introducing players to the wonderful world of Dungeons & Dragons. It’s about time for an updated starter set, a new welcoming invitation to the world we know and love. Enter the Essentials Kit. The Essentials Kit aims to provide new players with the resources needed to start their own game of Dungeons & Dragons. How well does this kit achieve that goal? Let’s take a look and find out. [Read more…]