The Ice Kingdoms Campaign Setting: A Review



I don’t know if you know this, but Dungeons & Dragons has been represented in video game form for a very very long time. Currently, there are roughly 67 Games (not including expansion to those games, or remakes) that involve the D&D license. I personally started gaming around 88-89, and once I got a PC I became absorbed by these games growing up. So I decided, because I am nothing if not both a Tabletop Gaming Nerd…and a Video Game nerd, to combine the two and play some of these games. Now, I am not going to try to play all 67 games.  Hell I am not even going to try to beat them! Given that I want to play each of the games in the list below for at least 8+ hours, live on stream, and then do a review/retrospective on the game at the beginning of the next month, I simply cannot beat each one. Most of these are 30+ hour affairs if not MORE, and I have already played almost all of them from when I was younger.

So here is the plan. Starting on January 1st, and coming out on the 1st of each month, I will be doing video review/retrospectives on the following games, in the order of release. I have compiled this list to show some of the more popular games, such as the Gold Box Games, the Infinity Engine Games, the Neverwinter Nights series, and a few other choice ones that I think deserve to be mentioned. This is by no means a comprehensive list. That would take me over 5 years to do if I tried that. As it is this is going to be taking a very long time, 27 months roughly, so over 2 years. I am willing, and at the moment, able to do such a thing. Thats the plan at least.

So here is the giant ass list, in order of appearance. Starting with Pool of Radiance’s review on January 1st, 2017. All will not be quiet on New Years Day.

Pool of Radiance (1988)
Curse of the Azure Bonds (1989)
Secret of the Silver Blades (1990)
Champions of Krynn (1990)
Eye of the Beholder (1990)
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991)
Pools of Darkness (1991)
Death Knights of Krynn (1991)
Gateway to the Savage Frontier (1991)
The Dark Queen of Krynn (1992)
Treasures of the Savage Frontier (1992)
Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor (1993)
Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (1993)
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands (1993)
Dungeon Hack (1993)
Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager (1994)
Menzoberranzan (1994)
Baldur’s Gate + Tales of the Sword Coast (1998)
Planescape: Torment (1999)
Icewind Dale + Heart of Winter & Trials of the Luremaster (2000)
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn + Throne of Bhall (2000)
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance (2001)
Neverwinter Nights + Expansions (2002)
The Temple of Elemental Evil (2003)
Neverwinter Nights 2 + Expansions (2006)
Neverwinter (MMO) (2013)
Sword Coast Legends (2015)

Maid the RPG Actual Play – Presented without Comment

I really can’t explain what happened here.  I got roped into GMing a game of Maid, the RPG.  Its basically Anime the RPG…with cute maids.  It was silly, wacky, completely nuts, and people apparently loved it.  And yes, the title ACTUALLY means something in context.

Its SFW btw.  No weird sexual shit or anything either.  So thats a thing.

The Twitter Worldbuilding Experiment

Heya guys. So I am deep into the throes of Dungeons and Dragons stuff, and decided that its time to do something fun. Lots of my twitter folks have been doing similar things, using twitter polls to create new places and worlds for adventure, and I decided to do the same.

Granted, since its me, I am doing things a tad different.

In addition to running the polls, I will also be logging the results and lore of the world AS ITS CREATED on a page here on my blog.

The Page is Here

That page also has links to each poll which will run for 24 hours at a time. Its both to keep a full log of the experiment as well as also provide myself an easy way to find everything.

If you wanna participate, please check out the page and vote! The polls won’t be daily (might be every 2 days) but it should be a bit fun to see how I can craft a world based on twitter polls haha.