Dungeon Master’s Guild Review: Backgrounds, Vol. 1

Full Disclosure: Shamus Williams, author of this product, asked me to review it.

This product is an interesting opportunity for me, as a reviewer/critic/whatever. When I review a class, archetype, or subsystem, I have a lot of crunchy bits to talk about. So much, in fact, that I think I went a little overboard last time, with the Swordmage. I left basically nothing to the imagination.

With this one…if I talk about the crunchy bits, there’s really not much for people to spend money on. Therefore, I’m going to have to be a bit more careful with my wording on this review.

Before we begin, here’s a link to the document in question:

BACKGROUNDS, VOL. 1, BY SHAMUS WILLIAMS

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D&DE: Dungeons and Darwinian Evolution

This week was rather hectic, between scheduling issues at work and a nasty power outage. Therefore, I didn’t get to edit this article as thoroughly as I would have liked. If it comes off choppy, I apologize. 

I’m going to present you with a monster. I want you to tell me what’s special about this monster? What makes it different?

Ready? Here it is.

Tropical Sahuagin

Now, what’s special about it? Get it in your mind, write it down, say it out loud, whatever. If you’re in the future, then store the thoughts in your psychometric PAN cloud. Now tell me. What’s special about it? What’s different?

That’s right! Octopus Telepathy, Underwater Camouflage, and a poisonous bite. You get a cookie.

Now, can you tell me why?

You only knew that because of the title of this article. Cheater. I hope you choke on that cookie. Continue reading “D&DE: Dungeons and Darwinian Evolution”

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