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Metagaming Moments CLXVII - January 2020 Review of Races For Home Games

Metagaming Moments CLXVII - January 2020 Review of Races For Home Games

January 31, 2020

#DnD5E We look at four new races again this month. Two are the Amalgam and the Conjured races are races created by Mages with great versatility.  Listen to find out which one is the best. It takes 47 minutes.

Links:

Amalgam

Barbagazi

The Conjured

Sucron

5E News for Week 05 of 2020 - The Grognards are Grumbling!

5E News for Week 05 of 2020 - The Grognards are Grumbling!

January 29, 2020

DnD5E# News = Hear why long time D&D supporters are miffed about being stiffed on support for their favorite settings. Plus find out how to help Australian wildfire victims by buying DMs Guild bundles.  Then, On the lighter side Tommy Williams (@tyguitaxe) writes about cosplay & D&D personality Ginny Di's (@itsginnydi) new video of 100 vicious mockery insults. Moreover, here about Blood Hunter class update by Matt Mercer aiding Australian Bushfire victims.  Adding to that, Christian Hoffer (@CHofferCBus) touts a supplement of 100 NPCs. It takes 1 hour & 9 minutes.

 

Links:

The Divide Brewing Among Dungeons & Dragons Fans

Astral is a New Online Tool For DUNGEONS & DRAGONS with a Lot of Potential

Welcome to Astral! (Astral promotional Video)

Help Australia Relief Efforts with One of These DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Bundles on DMs Guild

Ginny Di Humors Fans with 100 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Insults

Link to Ginny Di’s video in YouTube: Vicious Mockery: 100 D&D Insults to Celebrate 100k Subscribers!

CURSED CLASSES Is an Inspiring DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Supplement

    Cursed Classes on DMs Guild

New Dungeons & Dragons Supplement Adds Over 100 Ready-Made NPCs

Adaptable NPCs II on the Dungeon Masters Guild

Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit Brings Setting Lore To D&D Player's

Dungeons & Dragons Supplement Adds New Monsters, Subclasses, and Magic Items for the Underdark

Look at the doors at DUNGEONS & DRAGONS in a new light with THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF DOORS AND LOCKS – Newsdio

Look at Doors in DUNGEONS & DRAGONS in a New Light with THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF DOORS & LOCKS

Link to The Incredible World of Doors & Locks on the Dungeon Masters Guild

Dungeons & Dragons Blood Hunter Class

Blood Hunter D&D Class Gets Major Revamp From Matthew Mercer

Link to Blood Hunter Class on Dungeon Masters Guild

 

New Adventure League Adventures on the Dungeon Masters Guild

House of Revenance (CCC-MTL-02)Madness?

CCC-TRI-21 The Rifts of Madness

CCC-TRI-20 Breaking Yûlash

kickstarter: 

 

FlexTale Encounter Generator v2.0

Witchcraft: Magic of Hereva, Printed & More Adventures (5e)

Niwri's Marvelous Menagerie of the Multiverse

Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove

Vast Kaviya: Primordial Sword & Sorcery 5E Campaign Setting

40 Page Preview PDF for Vast Kaviya

Jon Hodgson Map Tiles 2

 

 
Blogs:

(5e Adventure Review) Voice in the Machine

Free and Pay-What-You-Want 5e DMs Guild Highlights: Week Ending 1.25.20

Fluidic Race

Dragon Wing

Tinker Emporium Vol.1: Common

Tinker Emporium Vol.2: Uncommon

Tinker Emporium Vol.3: Rare

Tinker Emporium Vol.4: Very Rare

The Apothecary Grimoire 

The Marsh of Mire and Malice

Using Experience Points To Make D&D More Compelling

 
Videos:

Free, Easy Virtual Tabletop Alternative

Barbarian: Path of the Beast in D&D's Unearthed Arcana

Monk: Way of Mercy in D&D's Unearthed Arcana

Paladin: Oath of the Watchers in D&D's Unearthed Arcana

Warlock: Noble Genie in D&D's Unearthed Arcana

Chris Perkins reveals his thoughts of the Fantasy Genre & how it impacts D&D

 

Podcasts:

NPCs at your game table (Tome 329)

Crit Academy's Anatomy of a D&D Campaign

Knights and Nerds Podcast | Creating Villains – Monks

Metagaming Moments CLXVII - Review DDAL09-06

Metagaming Moments CLXVII - Review DDAL09-06

January 26, 2020

#DnD5E #DnD_AdvLeague In this podcast I look at part two of the mid tear Behind Infernal Lines series and the sixth adventure in the Advernus Rising Adventure series. It is DDAL09-06 by DM Tim (@thegmtim) The party must prepare for and attack an old chateau on the side of the Styx River fighting devils, deamons and goblins.  It has many encounters for role play. It was not one of my favorites and I rated it below average. Plus, I have tips for you to run it well. NOTE: NOT FOR PLAYERS, for DMs only. It lasts slightly over 32 and a half minutes.

 

Links:   

DDAL09-06 Infernal Insurgency

The GM Tim – Professional Game Master Services

 

Metagaming Moments CLXVI - Review DDAL-EB-02 Voice in the Machine

Metagaming Moments CLXVI - Review DDAL-EB-02 Voice in the Machine

January 24, 2020

#DnD5E #Eberron  this podcast I am Joined by Bryce Lynch from tenfootpole dot org  and we review DDAL-EB-02 Voice in the Machine. I rated it as good the best I have rated and adventure.  We delve into things and give many tips and advice for running it so it goes long 1 hr. & 47 min.

Links:   

EB-02 Voice in the Machine

5E News for Week 04 of 2020 - Kobold Press’ Tome of Beasts 2/ DC Comics’ Last God Setting/ Monte Cook Games’ Ptolus

5E News for Week 04 of 2020 - Kobold Press’ Tome of Beasts 2/ DC Comics’ Last God Setting/ Monte Cook Games’ Ptolus

January 22, 2020

#DnD5E News = I am excited to bring you news about the Last God setting book from DC Comics, Kobold Press’ kickstarter for Tome of Beasts 2 and upcoming kickstarter for Monte Cook Games bringing Ptolus to D&D5E.  In addition a D&D movie update. Moreover, a new list of 25 celebrity D&D players. Also,find out about a USA Today feel good story showing Fifth edition’s strength. Find out about a new supplement on improving and upgrading equipment. Plus, continuing coverage on Explorer’s Guide to Wildmount. With all that information it lasts over an hour.

 

Links:

Tome of Beasts 2 Will Add Over 400 New Monsters of Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons had fallen on 'troubled times.' The role-playing game's fifth edition changed everything

New Dungeons & Dragons Supplement Provides New Rules on Upgrading Equipment

The Complete Armorer's Handbook on DMs Guild

Dragonmarks: UA Subclasses

Badges for this year's GECON convention go on sale on January 26!

Peacock Sets Expansive Scripted Development Slate Ahead of Formal Unveiling

Monte Cook Games’ Next Kickstarter Is Ptolus (for 5E and Cypher)

Help Redeem a Red Dragon in LAST MARCH OF THE TYRANT WYRM D&D Adventure

Link to Last March of the Tyrant Wyrm on Dungeon Masters Guild

Dungeons & Dragons Directors Break Silence on Twitter

Jonathan Goldstein Officially Confirms He's Working on a Dungeons & Dragons Movie

Spider-Man Homecoming Writer Teases Dungeons & Dragons Script

 

The Last God Coverage

DC Comics Publishing Dungeons & Dragons Sourcebook for The Last God

DC Comics Publishing Dungeons & Dragons Sourcebook for The Last God

THE LAST GOD The fantasy world comes to Dungeons & Dragons
DC Comics is making a Dungeons & Dragons setting from dark fantasy series The Last God

DC Comics Press Release on the Last God D&D Sourcebook

Metagaming Moments CLXV - UNEARTHED ARCANA 2020 Subclasses, Part 1

Metagaming Moments CLXV - UNEARTHED ARCANA 2020 Subclasses, Part 1

January 17, 2020

#DnD5E  In this episode we look at the new unearthed Arcana Episode and read the whole article and add our comments. Howard joins me adding insight and opinion. Howard's audio is a little quiet and it lasts around an hour.

 

Links:

Kieth Baker’s Blog Dragonmarks: UA Subclasses

Unearthed Arcana Review: Subclasses, Part 1 (2020) | Nerd Immersion

New Unearthed Arcana (Subclasses Part 1) Tulok the Barbrarian

5E News for Week 03 of 2020 - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount

5E News for Week 03 of 2020 - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount

January 15, 2020

#DnD5E News = Find out details on the new book to be released in March! Then, here about the four new subclasses on unearthed arcana.  Also, how D&D is helping people deal with their social fears and anxiety. Furthermore, Hero Forge is running a kickstarter to give you full color miniatures.  Additionally, Amanda Hurych (@AmHurych) tells you about 10 sets of armor A DM should not give the party. Plus, find out about the new (@PBPublishing1) Western setting adventure.  Moreover, find out who the new DMs Guild Adepts are. It iis a lot and takes one hour and six minutes.

 

Links:

How Dungeons & Dragons can help SFU student wellness

Amazon Leaks Next Dungeons & Dragons Book

Cover to Dungeons & Dragons' Next Book Leaks Online

Dungeons and Dragons’ First Book of 2020 Focuses on Critical Role

‘Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount’ Lets Players Step Into the Setting from ‘Critical Role’

“Critical Role” Comes To “Dungeons & Dragons” With “Explorer’s Guide To Wildemount”

D&D is heading to Wildemount!

'Critical Role' becomes 'D&D' canon with 'Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount'

D&D Mini-Maker Hero Forge Will Soon Do Color Custom Minis

What the Wizards of the Coast D&D page says About Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount 

New Release: Spirit of the Untamed West

More Good Dogs and Cats are Coming to Dungeons & Dragons

10 Armors In D&D That A DM Should Never Give A Party

The start of a new year brings a new class of Dungeon Masters Guild Adepts!nearthed Arcana: Four New Subclasses

 

New Adventure League Adventures on the Dungeon Masters Guild 

EB-02 Voice in the Machine

CCC-RCC-01-01 Flight of the Forgemage

CCC-RCC-01-02 The King of Thar

CCC-RCC-01-03 Chains of Desperation

CCC-RCC-01-04 Black Bliss

CCC-RCC-01-06 The Handfasting

CCC-SAF01-01 Between Garrock and a Hard Place

CCC-KUMORI-03-03 Scales of Justice: A Moonsea Adventure

 

Kickstarter:

Monsters of the City for 5E RPG

Free Download of Monsters of the City Docks District

Full-Color Custom Miniatures with Hero Forge 2.0

 

Blogs:

(5e AdventurevReview) DDAL-EB-01 The Night Land

XP Started as One of D&D’s Breakthrough Ideas. Now the Designers Don’t See the Point

Videos:

THE NEW BOOK is: Explorer's Guide to Wildemount! (D&D 5e/Critical Role) | Nerd Immersion

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount! (D&D 5e/Critical Role) | Nerd Immersion

Matt Mercer on Dunamancy - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount for D&D

What is the Echo Knight? - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount for D&D

What is the Chronurgist? - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount for D&D

What is the Graviturgist? - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount D&D

What are the Vestiges of Divergence? - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount D&D

Matt Mercer reveals new Monsters in the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount for D&D

Matt Mercer reveals what it feels like to publish the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount for D&D

Matt Mercer on the Adventures in the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount D&D

 

Podcasts:

Crit Acadamy Episode 151: Player Storytelling

DnDiscussions Episode 15 – Traps and Backstories

Down with D&D – Descent into Avernus Walk through and Review. Part 11

Metagaming Moments CLXIV Dragon + Magazine Issue 29

Metagaming Moments CLXIV Dragon + Magazine Issue 29

January 14, 2020

#DnD5E #Dragon+ In this podcast we look at Dungeon + Issue 29. This is the Gargantuan Gift Guide with the knitted Monodrone on the cover.  It lasts a tad over 15 minutes.

Links

Dragon + Issue 29 

Mazzmatazz.co.uk The Art of KnitCroMancy

Download the 3D papercraft Tressym Splobberchops

Free download to the Iron Defender’s Statistics Block

Metagaming Moments CLXIII - Review DDAL09-03 Hungry Shadows

Metagaming Moments CLXIII - Review DDAL09-03 Hungry Shadows

January 10, 2020

#DnD5E #AdventureLeague = In this adventure I review DDAL09-03 Hungry shadows.  I rated it slightly above average. It would have been rated better if it was not written in the terrible Adventure League style! I like the interesting dungeon crawl, the reoccurring Fire Daryn Falburn tying the adventures together and part the spy was tailed in. It was not a good story, but it is entertaining and has interesting parts. You may want to listen for my DM Tips. NOTE: FOR DMS ONLY NOT FOR PLAYERS!! It lasts about 24 and a half minutes.

5E News for Week 01 of 2020 - NEW BOOK Amazon Leaks that new Laeral Silverhand book could be coming in March

5E News for Week 01 of 2020 - NEW BOOK Amazon Leaks that new Laeral Silverhand book could be coming in March

January 8, 2020

#DnD5E News Podcast = Christian Hoffer (@CHofferCBus) reports on New Book Due in March.  In addition, Learn about the Cubicle 7 (@cubical7) Lord of the Ring 5E Blowout Humble Bundle. Then, hear about adventure League Administrator Changes.  Also, Find out how to stop your player's from taking so many rests. Plus, find out how to get the Sapphire Dragon. In addition, find out the best battlemaster maneuvers. Not only that, but new Adventure League Adventures, kickstarters, blogs and podcasts. Finally, it ends up lasting a tiny bit over one hour.

 

Links:

Dungeons & Dragons: How A DM Can Stop Players From Resting All The Time

Adventure League Changing of the Guard

CUBICLE 7 Lord of the Rings Humble Bundle Blowout

Dungeons & Dragons: 10 Best Battle Master Maneuvers, Ranked

Dungeons & Dragons: How DMs Can Save A TPK Situation (And Why They Shouldn’t)

Dungeons & Dragons to Announce Next Book This Week

A New Dungeons And Dragons Book Is Coming!

Waterdeep Wiki on Laeral Silverhand

“Dungeons & Dragons” Reveal Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit

Hurry and Pick Up DAERDAN'S CLASS FEATS Bundle for Under $4

Click here to get the first two volumes of Daerdan’s Class Feats on Dungeon Masters Guild

Dungeons & Dragons Brings Back an Iconic Type of Dragon

Dungeons & Dragons: What Could The March 17 Book Be?

Wizards Changes New Book Announcement Date

 

New Adventure League Adventures on the Dungeon Masters Guild:

CCC-UNITE-05 House of Moonlight

CCC-MMT 01-03: Honorable Dissent - A Price of the Red War Adventure

 

Kickstarters:

The 'Big Book' of DND 5E Characters

A One-shot Mystery Adventure Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft!

Chronicles of Denoa: Chapter 1 - 5e RPG Setting & Campaign

Blogs:

Free and Pay-What-You-Want 5e DMs Guild Highlights: Three Weeks Ending 1.4.20

Mike's Free Maps Collection #8

Hex Dice Vaults  

Roguish Archetype: The Minstrel

The Murkwater Maniac

Hagspawn: A Half-Hag Race

Simple Mass Combat

A Feast for the Forest

(5e Review) Blacksmith’s Folly

 

Podcasats:

Edition Wars Christmas Day 8: Spells & Magic 2

Edition Wars Christmas Day 9: Spells & Magic 3

Edition Wars Christmas Day 10: High Level Campaigns 1

Edition Wars Christmas Day 11: High Level Campaigns 2

Edition Wars Christmas Day 12: High Level Campaigns 3

DnD Adventure Design

DwDD – Descent into Avernus Walk through and Review. Part 10