Warlock Patron: The Archfey of Happy Thoughts

In going over the upcoming Feywild adventure book, The Wild in the Witchlight, we found that they were giving it the DOMAIN treatment much like Ravenloft has sported for over two decades. Only, instead of Domains of Dread, Chris Perkins and his whimsical pixies over at Wizards of the Coast are treating us to DomainsContinue reading “Warlock Patron: The Archfey of Happy Thoughts”

Forgotten gods of D&D: Astilabor, the Hoardmistress

We’re back with D&D Forgotten with a series of articles displaying some of the old draconic gods that we hope show up in the upcoming book (due in September), Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons. We already know we’re getting the Gem Dragons in that book. We also know that they are offering this draconic content forContinue reading “Forgotten gods of D&D: Astilabor, the Hoardmistress”

The Summer or Drizzt is upon us: What do we have in store?

Welcome to the summer of Drizzt. With the release of the animated short, Sleep Sound, written by the man who wrote both the old and new adventures of Drizzt, R. A. Salvatore, we have entered a stretch of nonstop capitolization on the D&D Drow superstar. And who can blame Wotc? Drizzt Do’Urden is the mostContinue reading “The Summer or Drizzt is upon us: What do we have in store?”

Gods, Planeswalkers and other creatures: Speculation for MTG’s Forgotten Realms

The hits just keep on coming, kids! Welcome back to The Magic Tavern where it’s speculation 24/7/365! This is BDC and I am beyond excited for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms coming in July this year. This is mainly because Wotc seems to be extra excited and spoilery real early! First up, Wotc went theContinue reading “Gods, Planeswalkers and other creatures: Speculation for MTG’s Forgotten Realms”

DM Rant: Gatekeepers, Critters and the New Paradigm

It’s the state of D&D these days that we sit in the balance of vastly different views of what it all actually is. Nothing is more indicative of this than a recent tweet by Dragonlance tomeist, Tracy Hickman. The top pic is a portrait of the second season of the critical Role characters with the words ‘Reject Modernity’ plastered over it. Under it is a picture of Dragonlance characters with ‘Embrace Tradition’. Now, although he’s taken it down and made clear his love of all eras of D&D, it stands indicative of an undercurrent of malcontent between two sides of a great divide concerning our favorite RPG.

Speculation Time: What the Hell is happening in Kaldheim?

This is BDC and it’s been far too long since we published a speculation of any sort and I have to beg your forgiveness. The last week has been a daunting endeavor indeed. Been far too busy ‘raisin’ the axe’ and building Kaldheim decks on Arena. First of all, a GREAT set. Loads of fun are going to be had online and on dinner tables all over the world in the coming weeks. But I have been remiss in my duties as a researcher and studier of all things MTG…

Hittin’ harder than a bag of hammers: Casual EDH

Wotc has been telling us throughout the last month to ‘RAISE OUR AXES’ and, even though that’s very Viking and in theme for Kaldheim, I’m going to encourage us to raise our HAMMERS!