Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game

Posted in Non-Collectable Card Game, Product Review with tags , , on April 28, 2016 by boccobsblog

 

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The gang over at Expedition have launched a new Kickstarter and it is doing great! Jump on now to grab a cool, fast-paced game (and hopefully some more stretch goals). There are only five days remaining in the Kickstarter.

What will you pledge get you? According to their Kickstarter page:

The Expedition Adventurer’s Kit includes:

  • 166 cards, enough for up to 6 adventurers and one (optional) Guide, including 10 adventurers, 80 abilities, 40 encounters, 30 loot and 6 helpers
  • 1x d20 die
  • 12x plastic health tracker clips
  • Box and quick start rules sheet (not pictured)
  • The Expedition app – available right now at app.expeditiongame.com on all phones and tablets, and for Android (iOS-specific app coming soon)
  • Potentially even more (at no extra cost to you) if we work together and reach our stretch goals

D&D Quest Ideas at Limitless-Adventures.com

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 1, 2016 by boccobsblog

Our D&D 5e content store, www.Limitless-Adventures.com just went live! We weren’t able to push all the products that we wanted, or debut all the bells and whistles of the website, but those will come with time. This entire process has been a learning curve.

What do we have to offer? Our Limitless Locations are ten random encounters for each of the ten environments used in 5e. How much do they cost? Each Limitless Location pack is $1.99. So you’ll get 10 encounters (generally seven combat, and three non combat), each of which comes with an OGL stat block, treasure (when appropriate), and three hooks for further adventures (30 total per pack). These D&D quest ideas work well to fill a random encounter table, fill the hexes of a sandbox, or just to keep handy in case your session goes somewhere unexpected or runs short.

We would love to have as many gamer test the site as possible and give us some feedback. Let us know what you think of the products and the website. Share your comments in the comments section below, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter.

Thank you! Please share our site with others if you like the great D&D quest ideas that you see.

Free D&D 5e Materials!

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons, Uncategorized with tags , , on March 26, 2016 by boccobsblog
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Limitless-Adventures.com

Our 5e content store opens in just 6 days! On April 1st we’ll need gamers to visit the site and offer their feedback. We’ll be giving out free products to celebrate the launch.We hope you’ll stop by and look around. Join the e-mail list to get free 5e product on the first of each month. All our products are either .99 cents or $1.99, and each is detailed, and crafted to make a DM’s life easier. 

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Free D&D 5e Products at Limitless-Adventures.com

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons with tags , , on March 9, 2016 by boccobsblog

With the release of the Open Game License for D&D fifth edition, the B3 team has decided to wade into the third-party marketing game with our website, Limitless-Adventures.com

The Limitless Adventures website goes live on April 1st and we’re hoping to get as many people to visit as possible. We really need feedback from gamers on all aspects of the site: its usability, thoughts on price points, feedback on content, etc. In return for your help, we’ll bury you in free 5e products and exclusives.

Please visit Limitless-Adventures.com and join the e-mailing list to receive free products monthly. We won’t sell your information or e-mail more than once a month.

The website goes live on April 1st, but you can visit now and join the mailing list.

5e Resource Archive Updated

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2015 by boccobsblog

The 5e Resources Page has been updated, please take a look and let me know if I’m missing any official Wizards content that has been released.

Expedition: The Live Adventure Card Game

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 5, 2015 by boccobsblog
The Expedition game set up

The Expedition game set up (Image from ExpeditionGame.com)

Recently I had the privilege of playing an advanced copy of Expedition and couldn’t be more impressed. The game’s creator, Todd Medema was kind enough to send a copy to B3 and I’m hooked. The game follows familiar fantasy game tropes that fans of Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder will find familiar.

Image of the game demo

Image of the actual game demo

The Highlights:

  • 1-8 players (Yes, you can play this game solo)
  • Combat is fast and easy
  • Combat is made even easier with the use of a free app
  • The app works well on smart phones and tablets
  • While the rules are simplified, the game can still be played tactically
  • The deck is available for free through the Creative Commons license
  • The game is customizable and allows you create unique cards
  • The website has an amazing Demo to give you an idea of game play (the demo is replayable)
  • The Expedition website is impressive and has been expertly crafted
  • The game’s Kickstarter campaign starts today

All in all, Expedition is a solid game. You can play it solo or with a group, as a distraction as you wait for your other players to arrive, or as an RPG system of its own. I will be excited to see what stretch goals are reached, I’d love to see a web-based game (multi-player or solo) created. I hope you’ll check out the demo and view their Kickstarter page (the campaign runs until November 9th). Expedition is, in a word…impressive.

 

another image of the game demo

another image of the game demo

 

5e Improv Cheat Sheet

Posted in D&D 5e, D&D Fifth Edition, D&D Next, Dungeons and Dragons with tags , , on August 12, 2015 by boccobsblog

Improv just got easier! We’ve updated the Oh Sh!t Sheet for D&D fifth edition. This handout contains several useful charts to help a DM trapped in an “oh shit” moment, when the players take you in a direction you weren’t expecting and you need to come up with something on the fly.

Names
Pretty self-explanatory. This is usually the first place a DM gets tripped up at improv. Your PC’s interact with a seemingly unremarkable NPC that you’ve written nothing about and for some reason they ask for his/her name, you can grab one quickly off your sheet and it will seem planned.You may also be interested in our longer name list posted a few years back: Names.

Encounters
We’ve added a few “mostly” non-combat encounters that could be dropped into a session that runs short or goes off the rails entirely. Be sure to check out our 5e Skills challenge conversion sheet: Skills Cheat Sheet

Traps
I love the simplicity of the 5e trap system. Just slap a common trap archetype on the table like a  pit, chest, rigged door, etc and the chart does the rest. This chart can be used for unintentional traps as well; like removing someone from a burning building, falling debris or a weak floor in an abandoned building.

Urban Locales
This is a list of possible urban locations when you need a business or place name on the fly. They are generic enough to drop in any city of village.

Wilderness Locales
This area works like the Urban section, all the names are generic enough to be used in any setting. Additionally, the geographic features are small enough to explain their absence from a campaign map. We avoided rivers, mountains, oceans, etc. that would seem conspicuously absent from lore and instead used creeks, hills, and ponds that will provide you an instant location for your impromptu quest.

Hard Encounter Cheat Chart
This handy gem comes to us directly from Slyflourish.com. Mike Shea is all about making a DM’s life easier and is known best for his book, The Lazy Dungeon Master. Shea’s chart is the quickest and simplest way to create an encounter on the fly. Mike was kind enough to allow us to replicate his work so check out his site; there are a lot of amazing articles over there.

Instant NPCs

These three NPCs are the most common you’ll need in village or city setting and are taken directly from the D&D 5e PDF’s on Wizards.com each stat block has a few possible quirks to make the NPC memorable.

It is impossible to plan for every possible scenario in a D&D session, but hopefully this handout will help when your players taken you off the planned path. Now when they ask about an NPC you didn’t plan for, you can quickly reply with a name and a quirk and even have stats should you need them.

Improv Sheet 5e

Liked this content? If so, check out our D&D 5e content site, Limitless-Adventures.com

 

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