Category Archives: D&D 4E

A Short History of Monster Stat Blocks

Including monster statistics – stat blocks – in adventures is a challenge. The earliest adventures – the Giant adventures by Gary Gygax – listed the name of the monster and its hit points and nothing else. It’s a little hard … Continue reading

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Sale of D&D pdfs at DriveThruRPG!

Until February 22nd, 2015, there’s a sale of Wizards’ D&D pdfs at DriveThruRPG. The discounts are variable – The World of Greyhawk Fantasy Setting (AD&D 1E) is $8.49, down from $9.99, while the D&D Rules Cyclopedia (D&D Basic) is $4.99, … Continue reading

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Finishing off D&D 4E in style!

Last Friday, the Greyhawk D&D 4E campaign we began in June 2008 finished. Six years and over a hundred sessions since we started, the group stopped the cultists of Tharizdun from unchaining the Chained God, and thereby stopped the End … Continue reading

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Preparing my final D&D 4E session

In June 2008, I began a new Greyhawk campaign, using the newly released 4E rules. In July 2014, that campaign will end. It’s now less than a fortnight until that day. During the course of the campaign, the adventurers have … Continue reading

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Neverwinter Campaign Setting (4E D&D) review

This is a repost of a review I wrote back in 2011, but didn’t post on my blog. A long time ago, I was a Forgotten Realms fan. The release of the original Grey Box set was a revelation, and … Continue reading

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Fun in the Demonweb Pits

My D&D 4E Greyhawk group have reached the Demonweb Pits, looking for the soul of their bullywug companion (played by Paul). Yeah, it’s just another day in my Greyhawk game! Using this adventure out of the original context it was … Continue reading

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Search for the Diamond Staff – Review and Retrospective

Search for the Diamond Staff is the adventure that was used for the 14th series of D&D Encounters, which ran over eight weeks from the 12th of June to the 8th of August 2013. The adventure is set in the … Continue reading

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Tharizdun and Elemental Evil – my 4E campaign continues!

My 4E Greyhawk campaign, which I’ve been running since 4E first came out in 2008, is moving towards its final stages. The characters are mostly 24th level, and the story we’re now running should end the campaign. Although the campaign … Continue reading

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Thoughts on paying for D&D Encounters

I've been running D&D Encounters since it started in early 2010. Not continuously; I missed most of seasons 4 and 5, but we've just finished running season 13 so I've run 11 of the 13 seasons. So, I'm somewhat experienced … Continue reading

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Vault of the Dracolich – Game Day report – Incredibly awesome!

This is a fuller recount of the events of the recent Game Day than I've given before. Beware spoilers! June 15th. D&D Game Day. Vault of the Dracolich. Leading up to the event, I really didn't know that much about … Continue reading

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