Archive for May 2010

Dungeons and Dragons Needs a Pronunciation Guide

How many times have you been in a gaming session and someone pronounces the name of a D&D race, character, or place in a way that makes you think you have been reading different books? I am not talking about cases where the person was trying to be funny, read something incorrectly, or has a regional accent different from yours. Examples of this from my own experience include “homonuclei” instead of “homonculi”, or “salad” instead of “slaad”; yes, I really have heard both of these in gaming sessions. I am talking about cases where you realize that you really have no clue how to pronounce the name.

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Monster Manual II Opinions

Recently I had purchased the Monster Manual II for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition and have mixed feelings about it. Overall, I feel that it is a good addition to my collection, but there are a few things holding it back from being all that it could be.

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