Roll20 Review – Acquisitions Incorporated

Move over, Phandelver, The Orrery of the Wanderer is my new favorite 5E Adventure.

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I’m a fan of Acquisitions Incorporated, ever since I listened to their first adventures in Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition. Their fun-loving antics didn’t immediately draw me into D&D, but their continued adventures was a major factor into eventually running a permanent, ongoing series of live-streamed adventures with my friends.

I’m predisposed to liking anything with their involvement, so you may want to take this review with a grain of salt. That being said, the adventure included in the Acquisitions Incorporated Roll20 module, “The Orrery of the Wanderer,” is the best I’ve seen out of D&D Fifth Edition, finally supplanting Lost Mine of Phandelver as the premiere low-level campaign.

MAJOR SPOILERS – DM’s only!

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Let’s Play – Gloomhaven TTS Episode 3

We play Gloomhaven on Tabletop Simulator!

Scenario #25

Party:
Crystal, level 3 Orchid Spellweaver (Eric)
Rat Fink, level 3 Vermling Mindthief (Chris)
Curio, level 2 Quatryl Tinkerer (Heather)

TTS Mod: Gloomhaven – Fantasy Setup (Scripted UI)

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Tips, Synergies, and Team Bonuses [Pixelkin]

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a flawed but fantastic action-brawler. One of its biggest flaws is how poorly it describes some of its underlying mechanics, such as attributes and synergies. We’ve compiled some quick tips, details, and strategies so you can spend less time staring at statistics and more time punching bad guys.

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Let’s Play – Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements Episode 7: Mage, Initiated

The night before initiation I have to hunt down a renegade fire mage and protect Lord McGyle from an angry mob.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review [Pixelkin]

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Once upon a time, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was a fun, easy to play, co-op action brawler series called X-Men Legends. Later they bequeathed the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series, featuring a huge roster of Marvel heroes and villains in co-op action full of fireballs, laser blasts, swift punches, sword strikes, and plenty of shield-throwing and Hulk-smashing.

The series lay dormant for the last decade, until now. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a triumphant return, showcasing classic comic book writing, art, and action in a post-MCU world. The Black Order retains the deep stat-based RPG elements while maintaining its easy and co-op-friendly action gameplay with an impressive amount of content and replayability.

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Gloomhaven Steam Early Access Impressions [PC Gamer]

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I adore Gloomhaven, the tabletop game. It’s a tactical RPG in board and card form, and has been the best board game on BoardGameGeek since 2017. Gloomhaven captures the turn-based combat and progression of Dungeons & Dragons along with unlockable hidden classes, a huge campaign of nearly 100 scenarios, over three dozen monsters and bosses, and a Choose Your Own Adventure story with multiple avenues and choices. I’ve completed dozens of scenarios and sunk well over a hundred hours, and now I’m starting over with the new digital version on Steam.

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Let’s Play – Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements Episode 6: The Redcap Goblins

I stumble into the Redcap Goblins’ camp, then proceed to get super stuck on a puzzle trying to get out.

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DMs Guild Review – 52 New Class Options

Dozens of new subclasses for every class in Dungeons & Dragons.

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Designed by: Alex Ilyinskii

Between the Player’s Handbook and Xanather’s Guide to Everything, most classes in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition have five or six different options for subclass archetypes. But players are always wanting more. “52 New Class Options” offers way more than anyone would ever need. Not everything works well and there are more than a few eyebrow-raising abilities, but with dozens of options you’ll definitely find something to like for each class.

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Diablo Meets Destiny with action-RPG Killsquad [PC Gamer]

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Killsquad looks and loots like the lovechild of Diablo and Destiny and plays like a co-op MOBA. It hit Steam Early Access this week as an action-RPG for up to four players, drenched in a hellish sci-fi theme that could almost be a Doom spin-off with some of its demonic alien creatures. The fast-paced action is easy to jump into, with gorgeous art design, fun attacks, and, refreshingly, zero microtransactions.

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