An Essentials Perspective

Cody—resident player, tactician, and sometimes-MVP—took over the reigns for Seth on Sunday and DM’ed Session 4 of our Essentials campaign. He decided to run us through “The Broken Tower,” a...

An Essentials Diversion

Over the past few months, Seth’s been running what we’ve come to call “The Essential’s Campaign.” In a nutshell, we all made characters from the options available in the two Essentials class...

Redesigning Encounters: Ambush!

War of the Burning Sky’s conversion from 3rd Edition came at a time before Wizards of the Coast had perfected monster design. Because of this, every creature in The Scouring of Gate Pass is built using the original...

Essentials Versus Core

Talking to the average 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons player, you would think a new edition came out last fall. But it didn’t. That is to say, it’s still 4th Edition; new rules are just heading in a slightly...