Merry Christmas to my readers and best wishes for 2019.
I’m back from a week away with the family in the Trossachs and as a result of the break, and a collection of D&D related Christmas gifts, I’m refreshed and ready for a great year of gaming in 2019.
I’ve very kindly had a selection of review material sent to me by both Kobold Press and Frog God Games and I’ll be working my way through that in the coming days and weeks, so watch this space for reviews. I’m hoping to drive this blog forward even more this coming year. I’ve been operating this blog since 2017 and it’s gone from strength to strength. I plan for 2019 to bring more great articles and more great product reviews.
Speaking of products, I’ve been totally inspired by three great D&D 5e Christmas gifts I received. Art & Arcana, Into the Borderlands and Waterdeep: Dragon Heist all landed under the Christmas tree this year. I’ll be delving into these in the weeks ahead with the possibility of a review or two on here. Of them all, Art & Arcana has impressed me the most so far. Every page drips with nostalgia. Every single piece of artwork from those early days or Basic, 1e and 2e Dungeons and Dragons just stirs up this amazing wave of nostalgia inside, touched with a tinge of sadness that I’m getting old and I’ll probably never truly recapture the magic that I felt as a teenager when I picked up those books. The curse of the human condition I guess.
In my current campaigns, one of my groups is about to stand at the gates of Castle Ravenloft for the final chapter of Curse of Strahd. I do expect it to be a long chapter though, given it has take us a year and a half to get to this point (talk about completionists!!!). My other group is on it’s way to discover the Lost City of Omu in Tomb of Annihilation. That campaign still has a long way to run but 2019 will be the defining year for it as well.
That’s it for now. I was just checking in with you all between cups of tea and After Eight Mints. I hope you all had a great Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2019. May all your rolls be natural 20s.
I am a 40 something DM/GM located in Scotland. In 2016, I rediscovered the joys of tabletop role-playing games. This blog documents my journey back into the fold.