When working with an African coded setting, there’s a lot of biases and temptations that come into play. And from Rifts World Book 4: Africa in 1993 to Tomb of Annihilation in 2017, we see them at work in different ways but with similar results. So how did the creative team behind Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse approach the task?Read more
Category Archives: Thoughts
Why does D&D struggle with lore? This is a question that has seen me type 5000+/- words in drafts over the back half of 2021 after Jeremy Crawford’s bombshell at D&D Live 2021. After I was provided a copy of Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse by Paizo for review purposes, the quandary deepened. How was Paizo rocking and rolling with lore while its senior in the genre of D&D Fantasy was struggling? Why was the Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft so threadbare? So this is it. Let’s dive into D&D’s Lore Problem.Read more
Pound for Pound, the true Arcane Age, not just the Netheril corner of it, is one of the most exciting and interesting campaign periods in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, and this episode is the introduction to it!Read more
Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft. For older gamers in the D&D world, literal music to the ears, and exciting new info for younger gamers primed by Curse of Strahd, right? Well, this review missed its spooky season planned release, but that’s no reason to not dive into Wizards’ latest campaign setting now!Read more
The Grippli have been around for a long time, but only finally get the love they deserve in Pathfinder’s Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse! This is my first dive into Pathfinder’s Golarion lore, courtesy of a Paizo provided copy of the Mwangi Expanse. Hope you enjoy this first dive into Golarion’s lore!