The Midgard Heroes Handbook is a Mess (Part 3: Formatting Problems and Missing References)

To round out this examination I thought I’d move on to talking about all the formatting and missing references I found with this book. Part One of this examination can be found here, while Part Two can be found here. Formatting Problems Not having an index really makes using the physical copy of this productContinue reading “The Midgard Heroes Handbook is a Mess (Part 3: Formatting Problems and Missing References)”

The Midgard Heroes Handbook is a Mess (Part 2: Spells and Spell Access)

Continuing onto spells. I thought I’d talk a bit about all the problems I found with spells and spell access in this book. Part One of this examination is here. Part Three is here. Spells The term “spellcasting level” is used in 4 different spells in this book however its not actually clarified what thisContinue reading “The Midgard Heroes Handbook is a Mess (Part 2: Spells and Spell Access)”

The Midgard Heroes Handbook is a Mess (Part 1: Races, Subclasses, and Feats)

I was originally going to make like a bunch of Youtube videos giving a breakdown and review for the Midgard Heroes Handbook. But I don’t really have an interest anymore. So that is why I randomly know so many of the problems in this book (I read it cover to cover a few months back).Continue reading “The Midgard Heroes Handbook is a Mess (Part 1: Races, Subclasses, and Feats)”

Luskan: Pirate Accents Are Welcome

I’m not sure there is any city in the Forgotten Realms setting that has changed as much as Luskan has. Perhaps Baldur’s Gate, which they’ve most recently decided needs to be a gritty Gotham like place for some reason, but Luskan has probably changed even more than it. It’s because of this that the firstContinue reading “Luskan: Pirate Accents Are Welcome”

Gullykin: A Halfling? Gnome? Human? Village

Review of Sources Surprisingly, Gullykin only makes it into two official sources. I wish more had been written about this small little halfling village. So often on the Sword Coast we see human settlements (or at least settlements found by humans). It’s so rare and such a treat to see somewhere not founded by humans.Continue reading “Gullykin: A Halfling? Gnome? Human? Village”

Ulgoth’s Beard: More Than Just a Pirate Beacon

Review of Sources Volo’s Guide to the Sword Coast is really the definitive source for knowing about this small town. Most of what it has to say is going to be discussed here. There is also the Baldur’s Gate video game (and specifically its Tales of the Sword Coast expansion), which at times conflicts withContinue reading “Ulgoth’s Beard: More Than Just a Pirate Beacon”

Durlag’s Tower: The Fortress of Doom

Review of Sources Volo’s Guide to the Sword Coast is the most significant source of information on this tower. Along of course with the Baldur’s Gate video game (and specifically its expansion Tales of the Sword Coast), though the 3rd edition campaign setting does briefly mention it. Update: After writing this, I learned that theContinue reading “Durlag’s Tower: The Fortress of Doom”

Huzuz: The Waterdeep of the Far East

Yea I know Zakhara isn’t technically the Forgotten Realms (though it is on Toril). So by writing about it, I’m breaking from the mould a bit. With about 1.6 million people Huzuz is the closest thing the rest of Toril gets to a city that competes with Waterdeep (2 million). Sadly, like with a lotContinue reading “Huzuz: The Waterdeep of the Far East”

Beregost: From Mage Village to City

Anyone who has ever played Baldur’s Gate 1 will likely have taken a step into Beregost. This small town on the Coast Way plays a central role in the game as a place for any party to sell goods, buy magic items, and recruit non-player characters. Review of Sources Most people who decide to haveContinue reading “Beregost: From Mage Village to City”