Review: Players’ Option: Heroes of Shadow, Part One

The aggregated consciousness of the collective RPG blogosphere has already dispensed its fair share of opinions on Player’s Options: Heroes of Shadow, the latest book for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition. Rather than attempt to summarize or respond those opinions, I’m going to go straight into my own review. Heroes of Shadow is the first hardcover … Continue reading

Dungeoneering: Bark at the Moon

If I wasn’t bound by time, space and money, I’d probably run every single published adventure I could get my hands on. Now I understand that there’s some pride to be taken from making your own stuff, and there are definitely a great many campaign and adventure ideas I’d like to develop myself. Still, I … Continue reading

An Interview with Metagame, Part One

Metagame is a web series about a group of quirky role-playing gamers and the DM who suffers their psychological hang-ups and neuroses. I enjoyed the series so much, that I knew I just wanted to get an interview with its creator and the principal cast. Metagame is written and directed mostly by Matthew David,  and … Continue reading

The Art of 4th Edition: Ralph Horsley

Over the two year of life span of 4th Edition so far, a few names have emerged as the go-to illustrators for the product line. Such illustrators, like William O’Connor and Wayne Reynolds, have become a recurring presence that have come to represent the visual identity of 4th Edition, much like Jeff Easley and Larry … Continue reading

Why Go To Polyhedral: Triple Crit?

With last month of 2010 rolling in, we at My Girlfriend is a DM are holding the third POLYHEDRAL, the only RPG-centric event in Metro Manila. With apologies to my friends from outside the archipelago, I must say that if you haven’t been to POLYHEDRAL then you’re totally missing out. So for today, I present … Continue reading

Review: Heroes of the Fallen Lands, Part 3: Slayer, Thief & Knight

This post is a continuation of an extensive multi-part look at Heroes of the Fallen Lands, written by guest writer Phil Corpuz. Phil is an editor at Nosfecatu Publishing, a local publisher of Philippine mythology themed supplements for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition. Content from their products is represented on a regular basis at POLYHEDRAL. In the last … Continue reading

Gladiator Combat @ Polyhedral: Double Damage

On October 16, 2010, My Girlfriend is a DM presents the return of  POLYHEDRAL at the Last Home Resto Bar @ Madison Square Pioneer! A complete schedule of games (including Shadowrun, D&D 4th Edition and Star Wars SAGA Edition) is forthcoming — check out My Girlfriend is a DM on Facebook — but in the meantime … Continue reading

Review: Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Part 4: Welcome to Athas

Now, after three posts devoted to player content from the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, we finally get to the DM content. And there is no shortage of stuff for DMs despite the decision to cram it all in the same 220 pages. None of it is insignificant in any way, and it comprises about half … Continue reading

Review: Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Part 3: Still More Player Options?

In the previous installments of this in-depth look at the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, we’ve examined the new builds for existing classes and the new races introduced by this well-hyped book, as well as the new options introduced for players such as character themes, wild talents and arcane defiling. In my opinion, the entirety of … Continue reading

Review: Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Part 2: More Player Options

In the first installment of my look at the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, I dug into the new builds provided by the book  for existing classes and the two new races introduced. They’re all pretty cool, but one of the best things about this book is that it expands on the flavor possibilities of characters … Continue reading