Dragon Archive

  • Crimson Dragon Slayer (OSR) This pdf clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of quotes at the back, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book went up on my review queue due to me receiving a print copy for the purpose of a fair and critical review.   It is the year 1983 and you pop in this awesome new game into your state of the art Commodore 64, studded with your cutting-edge Ultimax graphics card. You get ready for a truly immersive experience and let your stereo blast a wonderful mix of metal […]

    Crimson Dragon Slayer (OSR)

    Crimson Dragon Slayer (OSR) This pdf clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of quotes at the back, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This book went up on my review queue due to me receiving a print copy for the purpose of a fair and critical review.   It is the year 1983 and you pop in this awesome new game into your state of the art Commodore 64, studded with your cutting-edge Ultimax graphics card. You get ready for a truly immersive experience and let your stereo blast a wonderful mix of metal […]

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  • Dragon+, Issue #2 Issue #2 highlights the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons in the world of video games, including new details from n-Space on the world and heroes in the upcoming RPG Sword Coast Legends and pre-generated character sheets based on the companions players will recruit in the single player campaign. Readers can also get a preview of Spellstorm, a new novel from Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms setting, as well as updates on the D&D Adventurers League, a short story set in Icewind Dale and Heroes of Hesiod, a tabletop adventure for kids.   About the Cover & Artist For the cover of the second issue of Dragon+, Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to present […]

    Dragon+ Issue #2 released!

    Dragon+, Issue #2 Issue #2 highlights the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons in the world of video games, including new details from n-Space on the world and heroes in the upcoming RPG Sword Coast Legends and pre-generated character sheets based on the companions players will recruit in the single player campaign. Readers can also get a preview of Spellstorm, a new novel from Ed Greenwood, the creator of the Forgotten Realms setting, as well as updates on the D&D Adventurers League, a short story set in Icewind Dale and Heroes of Hesiod, a tabletop adventure for kids.   About the Cover & Artist For the cover of the second issue of Dragon+, Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to present […]

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  •   D&D fans have spoken: Dragon+ is a big hit! Since the all-in-one D&D companion launched in the App Store and on Google Play, Dragon+ has delighted fans of Dungeons & Dragons and newcomers alike. Within the first week of its iTunes release, Dragon+ reached the following milestones: Featured in the Best New Apps section Ranked #3 app overall in the News Stand Reached #1 in the Entertainment category in the News Stand, ranking ahead of publications like People Magazine and Maxim Readers are enjoying the sleek modern layout, the multi-media content (including videos from Acquisitions, Inc. and a new comic presented by Scott Kurtz of PVP), and deep-dives into the lore of the Forgotten Realms and Elemental Evil storyline. […]

    DRAGON+

      D&D fans have spoken: Dragon+ is a big hit! Since the all-in-one D&D companion launched in the App Store and on Google Play, Dragon+ has delighted fans of Dungeons & Dragons and newcomers alike. Within the first week of its iTunes release, Dragon+ reached the following milestones: Featured in the Best New Apps section Ranked #3 app overall in the News Stand Reached #1 in the Entertainment category in the News Stand, ranking ahead of publications like People Magazine and Maxim Readers are enjoying the sleek modern layout, the multi-media content (including videos from Acquisitions, Inc. and a new comic presented by Scott Kurtz of PVP), and deep-dives into the lore of the Forgotten Realms and Elemental Evil storyline. […]

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  • Dragon Companion Handbook This pdf clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, this is another pdf that puts dragons in the hands of players. My dislike for this very concept is by now probably widely known, so rest assured that I am not a fan of the very concept this book is based. My first thought here was simply that I did not want to do the vast amounts of math – but hey, I guess I’m pretty much a pro regarding reviews, so I swallowed my own inclinations like a man and opened the pdf. […]

    Dragon Companion Handbook

    Dragon Companion Handbook This pdf clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So, this is another pdf that puts dragons in the hands of players. My dislike for this very concept is by now probably widely known, so rest assured that I am not a fan of the very concept this book is based. My first thought here was simply that I did not want to do the vast amounts of math – but hey, I guess I’m pretty much a pro regarding reviews, so I swallowed my own inclinations like a man and opened the pdf. […]

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  • Dragon Tiger Ox This massive book by Little Red Goblin Games clocks in at 172 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 7 pages of SRD (with some pages duplicating text from the adventure at the end of the book), leaving us with 163 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now if you’ve been following my reviews, you’ll know that I usually take apart crunch for races and classes in a pretty detailed manner. The problem with a book of this size and my approach is evident -were I to do that here, the review would bloat beyond compare. Hence, I’ll be somewhat less detailed than usual in this review, picking out the cherries and the […]

    Dragon Tiger Ox

    Dragon Tiger Ox This massive book by Little Red Goblin Games clocks in at 172 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 7 pages of SRD (with some pages duplicating text from the adventure at the end of the book), leaving us with 163 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now if you’ve been following my reviews, you’ll know that I usually take apart crunch for races and classes in a pretty detailed manner. The problem with a book of this size and my approach is evident -were I to do that here, the review would bloat beyond compare. Hence, I’ll be somewhat less detailed than usual in this review, picking out the cherries and the […]

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  • The Dark Totem Pt.2: The Dead Dragon’s Den The revised edition of the Dark Totem Pt 2 is 51 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 48 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   If you have avoided Rocks Fall Games so far – rest assured that this has NOTHING in common with their first offerings. Following on the heels of the excellent revision of the First Dark Totem module, we actually get new maps, content etc. in this one as well – and yes, even artwork. That out of the way, this review necessarily contains SPOILERS.   Still here? All right! The PCs […]

    The Dark Totem Pt.2: The Dead Dragon’s Den

    The Dark Totem Pt.2: The Dead Dragon’s Den The revised edition of the Dark Totem Pt 2 is 51 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 48 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   If you have avoided Rocks Fall Games so far – rest assured that this has NOTHING in common with their first offerings. Following on the heels of the excellent revision of the First Dark Totem module, we actually get new maps, content etc. in this one as well – and yes, even artwork. That out of the way, this review necessarily contains SPOILERS.   Still here? All right! The PCs […]

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  • Here’s the runelord of evaluation (no delusions of grandeur, a fan came up with the name) with a review of the second part of Michael McCarthy’s adventure arc,   Saatman’s Empire II: Storm’s Wake This module is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 blank page, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 38 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? This is the second part of the Saatman’s Empire-adventure arc after A16, Midwinter’s Chill, in which a white dragon cast a frosty swath of destruction into the Klavek […]

    A18: Saatman’s Empire II – Storm’s Wake

    Here’s the runelord of evaluation (no delusions of grandeur, a fan came up with the name) with a review of the second part of Michael McCarthy’s adventure arc,   Saatman’s Empire II: Storm’s Wake This module is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 blank page, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 38 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? This is the second part of the Saatman’s Empire-adventure arc after A16, Midwinter’s Chill, in which a white dragon cast a frosty swath of destruction into the Klavek […]

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  • I’ve never made a secret out of the fact that I like grand plots and this is the first of an arc that should challenge your PCs indeed:   A16: Midwinter’s Chill This module is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 39 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? A swathe  of supernatural cold is cutting through the regions of the Klavek Kingdom, courtesy of a mysterious force and the PCs are on route towards Whitespire Abbey. The isolated place has been […]

    EZG reviews A16: Midwinter’s Chill (Saatman’s Empire 1 of 4)

    I’ve never made a secret out of the fact that I like grand plots and this is the first of an arc that should challenge your PCs indeed:   A16: Midwinter’s Chill This module is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 39 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? A swathe  of supernatural cold is cutting through the regions of the Klavek Kingdom, courtesy of a mysterious force and the PCs are on route towards Whitespire Abbey. The isolated place has been […]

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  • Player’s Guide to the Dragon Empire     The second of Midgard Player’s Guides is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The Mharoti-empire is one of the most interesting nations in the Midgard setting: An empire in service to the elemental dragon lords, this vast nation is governed by a sultan(a) elected by the conglomerate of dragons in order to avoid the power-struggles between draconic masters. Hungry to satiate the draconic lust for treasure and power, the young empire is on the constant verge of expansion and looking to use its vast, draconic military to fuel its conquests. That being […]

    Midgard: Player’s Guide to the Dragon Empire

    Player’s Guide to the Dragon Empire     The second of Midgard Player’s Guides is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   The Mharoti-empire is one of the most interesting nations in the Midgard setting: An empire in service to the elemental dragon lords, this vast nation is governed by a sultan(a) elected by the conglomerate of dragons in order to avoid the power-struggles between draconic masters. Hungry to satiate the draconic lust for treasure and power, the young empire is on the constant verge of expansion and looking to use its vast, draconic military to fuel its conquests. That being […]

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  • Today I’m taking a look at the latest epic symphonic black metal CD…just kidding! It’s time for the review of   Way of the Wicked IV – Of Dragons and Princesses   This pdf is 106 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages maps of Talingarde, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 99 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following text contains a lot of SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right! The last adventure had the PCs in a precarious situation – the sacking of the most holy places of Mitran religion […]

    Way of the Wicked IV – Of Dragons & Princesses

    Today I’m taking a look at the latest epic symphonic black metal CD…just kidding! It’s time for the review of   Way of the Wicked IV – Of Dragons and Princesses   This pdf is 106 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages maps of Talingarde, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 99 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following text contains a lot of SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right! The last adventure had the PCs in a precarious situation – the sacking of the most holy places of Mitran religion […]

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  •   Hej everybody, today I’m going to take a look at the two modules Ron Lundeen has so far penned for Headless Hydra Games,   The Haunting of Soldragon Academy  This adventure is 27 pages long, 1 page front/back cover, half a page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving 24.5 pages of adventure, so let’s check it out! The pdf adheres to the two-column formatting standard. Editing is top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches or typos. The only strange decision of the formatting is that the front and back cover are on the same page, which is a pity as the cover image is nice. There are also some enumeration-dots missing on the last page. Once you check the file out, […]

    Ron Lundeen’s Headless Hydra Games adventures (Soldragon Academy + Keening Crone)

      Hej everybody, today I’m going to take a look at the two modules Ron Lundeen has so far penned for Headless Hydra Games,   The Haunting of Soldragon Academy  This adventure is 27 pages long, 1 page front/back cover, half a page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving 24.5 pages of adventure, so let’s check it out! The pdf adheres to the two-column formatting standard. Editing is top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches or typos. The only strange decision of the formatting is that the front and back cover are on the same page, which is a pity as the cover image is nice. There are also some enumeration-dots missing on the last page. Once you check the file out, […]

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  • Dawnguard is Skyrim’s first expansion.  It’s not just added stuff to bolster what we have, there is a lot of new content as well.  We’ll be able to join the Dawnguard or become a Vampire Lord.   Killing people as a Vampire Lord opens a new skill tree to level up.  The more Vampiric carnage you cause, the more you can upgrade your Vampire Lord abilities.  Some of the new powers include: Summoning Gargoyles, Turning into a cloud of Bats, Slowing Time, inflicting Instant Paralysis, and Flight (Although it looks like hovering.  I’m not yet sure if we can fly over Skyrim, especially because the developers have previously stated that they took away the Levitation spell because they didn’t want […]

    Dawnguard, Skyrim: Elder Scrolls V

    Dawnguard is Skyrim’s first expansion.  It’s not just added stuff to bolster what we have, there is a lot of new content as well.  We’ll be able to join the Dawnguard or become a Vampire Lord.   Killing people as a Vampire Lord opens a new skill tree to level up.  The more Vampiric carnage you cause, the more you can upgrade your Vampire Lord abilities.  Some of the new powers include: Summoning Gargoyles, Turning into a cloud of Bats, Slowing Time, inflicting Instant Paralysis, and Flight (Although it looks like hovering.  I’m not yet sure if we can fly over Skyrim, especially because the developers have previously stated that they took away the Levitation spell because they didn’t want […]

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  •   My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 2 Originally aired Saturday 9/24/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.” – Dostoevsky Seriously, a lot of sarcasm in this episode, I suppose it IS a defense mechanism. Of course I loved it, Pinkie getting one last gulp of chocolate rain, the shameless and beautiful Star Wars ending. ANYWAY! So I can’t help but think I set myself up for disappointment this week. I was part of the big over-analysis group that wanted DisQord to come back as a recurring character with diminished powers. Thinking about it, that makes less sense than […]

    Season 2: Episode 2

      My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 2 Originally aired Saturday 9/24/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   “Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.” – Dostoevsky Seriously, a lot of sarcasm in this episode, I suppose it IS a defense mechanism. Of course I loved it, Pinkie getting one last gulp of chocolate rain, the shameless and beautiful Star Wars ending. ANYWAY! So I can’t help but think I set myself up for disappointment this week. I was part of the big over-analysis group that wanted DisQord to come back as a recurring character with diminished powers. Thinking about it, that makes less sense than […]

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  •       My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 1 Originally aired Saturday 9/17/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   Well, it seems that DisQord won and the ponies lost. Next week will be an epilogue of the beginning of the new age of chaos and insanity. It was a good run, but this is the end of My Little Pony, thanks everypony for watching!   Let it be known from this point forward, that the villain “Discord” shall henceforth be known as “DisQord” in recognition of John de Lancie’s marvelous performance as the newest and best villain of MLP. John de Lancie is a fantastic actor, commonly known for his many interpretations of the enigmatic character “Q” in […]

    Season 2: Episode 1

          My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2: Episode 1 Originally aired Saturday 9/17/2011 WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!   Well, it seems that DisQord won and the ponies lost. Next week will be an epilogue of the beginning of the new age of chaos and insanity. It was a good run, but this is the end of My Little Pony, thanks everypony for watching!   Let it be known from this point forward, that the villain “Discord” shall henceforth be known as “DisQord” in recognition of John de Lancie’s marvelous performance as the newest and best villain of MLP. John de Lancie is a fantastic actor, commonly known for his many interpretations of the enigmatic character “Q” in […]

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  • Twilight Sparkle eez best pony!     I’m sure you’re thinking by now that this guy is off his rocker, insane in the membrane! But let me be perfectly clear, Equestria is real and the ponies that live there are my very best friends!   No, I’m not that far off the deep end…yet. But I will take you back to January when it started for me. Like any good internet dweller and general geek, I would peruse its reams of effective intellectual discourse. Short story even shorter, ponies were the flavor of the month. That’s when something amazing happened! And now I can talk to animals.   Well, not really. The animals talk to me at least, but just […]

    The Best Pony…

    Twilight Sparkle eez best pony!     I’m sure you’re thinking by now that this guy is off his rocker, insane in the membrane! But let me be perfectly clear, Equestria is real and the ponies that live there are my very best friends!   No, I’m not that far off the deep end…yet. But I will take you back to January when it started for me. Like any good internet dweller and general geek, I would peruse its reams of effective intellectual discourse. Short story even shorter, ponies were the flavor of the month. That’s when something amazing happened! And now I can talk to animals.   Well, not really. The animals talk to me at least, but just […]

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  • SKYRIM Questions answered for our NERD TREK readers at PAX Prime 2011: Our time with Bethesda was limited so we couldn’t ask every question you submitted, but I think we did a pretty good job.   One of the guys from Bethesda told us that ours were the best string of questions by one media outlet he’s ever heard.  I credited the NERD TREK readers and he said he was very impressed.  Great job guys!  Here you go: Toney asked: Will there be Daedric Shrine quests? This question opened a can of worms.  Matt Carofano said that they have intentionally avoided confirming or denying this.  He said that they have NOT really talked about it yet.  Since the press demo […]

    Skyrim Answers from Bethesda!!

    SKYRIM Questions answered for our NERD TREK readers at PAX Prime 2011: Our time with Bethesda was limited so we couldn’t ask every question you submitted, but I think we did a pretty good job.   One of the guys from Bethesda told us that ours were the best string of questions by one media outlet he’s ever heard.  I credited the NERD TREK readers and he said he was very impressed.  Great job guys!  Here you go: Toney asked: Will there be Daedric Shrine quests? This question opened a can of worms.  Matt Carofano said that they have intentionally avoided confirming or denying this.  He said that they have NOT really talked about it yet.  Since the press demo […]

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