Our book review this week focuses on What Love Feels Like, a novel where a computer program falls in love with a girl but has great trouble romancing her. The book is controversial for some surprising reasons however, and may not be appropriate for younger readers.
The plot of The Case of the Damaged Detective, 5-Minute Sherlock Book 01 is ridiculously annoying and amusing, with a government experiment allowing a man to overclock his brain for five minutes. It’s basically a road trip buddy story, in the style of Sherlock Holmes.
Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit is a small bundle of goodies for your Dungeons and Dragons campaign. It features a set of really beautiful arctic blue and silver dice, a fancy carrying case and adventure cards of Sword Coast people and places.
Combining the Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat modules from 2014 under one new cover with some minor story touchups, Tyranny of Dragons offers classic dragon slaying role-playing where characters can rise from humble beginnings all the way up to level 16, assuming they survive the journey.
Chris Spivey is best known for his award-winning RPG Harlem Unbound. Now this African-American war veteran is taking on the weird west with the Haunted West RPG, a game we hope to be able to play very soon.
The Eberron: Rising from the Last War Campaign setting book takes the mysterious and magical land of Eberron and brings it in line with the new fifth edition Dungeon and Dragons rules. This solid supplement also adds some interesting elements like a patron system and a new crafting-based artificer class.
Why can’t zombies write good music? They can only de-compose. And where to people buy their giant hammers? A maul. These and many other role-playing-centered witticisms can be found in the hilariously great A Dragon Walks into a Bar RPG joke book.
In this wonderful new boxed set, the crazy comedy of Rick and Morty take on the greatest RPG game ever made, Dungeons and Dragons. This is probably one of the coolest, funniest and most unique takes on the game ever created. And of course, Rick and Morty fans will be in heaven.
We all know that Brandon Sanderson is a master storyteller and novelist. His latest work, Starsight is yet another sci-fi gem. Set after the events of Skyward, it features even more crazy and lovable characters in an interesting spacefaring world.
Going well beyond typical advice about improving role-playing games, author James D’Amato actually divides up various games by type, and then offers specific help to keep things interesting and fun. It’s a must read for any game master looking to level up their performance.