First Impressions – “Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons”

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The Adventure Ends – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode 8 “What Comes Next”

All good stories have an ending, especially Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. The final episode of Exandria Unlimited, titled “What Comes Next”, brings about the end of the current mini-series. After watching the episode through, I’m still not entirely sure where I stand on the totality of this series, particularly since there are still some unanswered … Continue reading The Adventure Ends – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode 8 “What Comes Next”

The Dark Future Part 2 – Recap of R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk” Timeline

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook by R. Talsorian Games. Available on Amazon (Associate Link) If you enjoy this essay, please consider supporting me through the Buymeacoffee button to the right. Becoming a member grants early access to essays and reviews like this article, as well as exclusives only available to Members. When everything collapses, what is … Continue reading The Dark Future Part 2 – Recap of R. Talsorian Games’ “Cyberpunk” Timeline

A Puzzle and A Plan Revealed – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode 7 “Beyond the Heart City”

One thing that can be said about any Dungeons and Dragons game is that it doesn’t always fit the typical narrative structure of a novel, movie, or television show. By the very nature of the game’s structure (and how any given Dungeon Master chooses to run their game), the narrative cohesion may be episodic in … Continue reading A Puzzle and A Plan Revealed – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode 7 “Beyond the Heart City”

A Place of Peace – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Six “A Gift Among the Green”

With only three episodes left in the Exandria Unlimited miniseries, the overall plot of the story needed to move forward in a big way. Episode Six of the series, titled “The Gift Among the Green” certainly delivered on that, with quiet moments of revelation followed by a stunning turn of events at the end. The … Continue reading A Place of Peace – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Six “A Gift Among the Green”

The Dark Future – Alternative History of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk Game

Core Rulebook for R. Talsorian Games' Cyberpunk Red. I’m a fan of alternate history stories. The main reason I like them is that they are a classic case of Socratic questioning: Suppose _____ is true, what happens next? Role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy, and others that are more based in medieval European-style … Continue reading The Dark Future – Alternative History of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk Game

Malevolence and Beauty – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Five “A Test of Worth”

There are moments in any Dungeons and Dragons game that focuses on narrative and player decisions where the consequences of their previous actions come to the forefront. In the latest episode of Exandria Unlimited, titled “A Test of Worth”, the still un-named party of adventurers experience the repercussions of their decision to keep the Circlet … Continue reading Malevolence and Beauty – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Five “A Test of Worth”

Glitter and Glamour – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Four “By The Road”

Another week has gone by and another episode of Exandria Unlimited has been posted. This past week’s episode, “By The Road”, found the party of glorious idiots (and I use that term with love and affection for the characters) encountering a dark reflection of one of their own, picking up a new companion, and finding … Continue reading Glitter and Glamour – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Four “By The Road”

It’s Always Glorious In Emon – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Three “A Glorious Return”

If you enjoy this review, please consider signing up for Buy Me A Coffee (link to the right). For $10 a month, you can get early access to posts like this before they become public. To say that as a fan of Critical Role I was excited for this episode of Exandria Unlimited would be … Continue reading It’s Always Glorious In Emon – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode Three “A Glorious Return”

A Trip to the Oh No Plateau – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode 2 “The Oh No Plateau”

Source. When things are going swimmingly in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, it usually means not much is happening. That cannot be said for the second episode of Exandria Unlimited, titled “The Oh No Plateau”. The nascent group of adventurers find themselves in an even bigger mess than they were before and a new set … Continue reading A Trip to the Oh No Plateau – Review of “Exandria Unlimited” Episode 2 “The Oh No Plateau”