Review – Rolled & Told #12 A Must for D&D Players
Rolled & Told #12
Author/Lead Game Designer: E.L. Thomas
Senior Development Editor: Andrew E.C. Gaska
Cover Art: Vanessa Morales
Cartographers: Phil McAndrew, Comfort and Adam with Aubrie Warner
August Issue Guest Authors: Findlay Logan, Adam Ma, Andrew G. Schneider, Renee Rhodes, Lisa Olsen, Ben McFarland
August Guest Issue Illustrators: Katie Green, Savanna Ganucheau, Melanie Tingdahl, Carolyn Novak, Lisa Steele, Martin Abdurrasheed, Rachel Kahn, Michael Harris, Rudy Mora
Creative Direction: Annie Monette
Design: Robin Allen
Project Manager: Susan Sordo
For those not familiar with Rolled & Told, it’s a comic-style Dungeons & Dragons book that is put together by Lion Forge. Inside, you find a main adventure, or campaign and then a mini-adventure. They run off D&D 5e, which is the rules of the game and has its own book that you need. They have a website that features the characters used in the campaign, maps and other useful information. It’s awesome. With that out of the way, let’s get into issue August’s issue 12.
The main adventure, Secrets Of The Plague Spiders, centers around how a missing hero, Stella Luminita, had extinguished the spiders many years ago. The problem now is that without her around, the spiders have returned. The mini-adventure deals with a demonic theatre troupe. Even with those two adventures, there’s plenty more inside Rolled & Told. This month featured articles such as Memorable Monsters: Roleplaying Dragons Great And Small. Then there’s Running The Game: Bridging Generations – Family Game Night. There’s more, too. This issue is huge and full of great, useful content. And while there’s the maps that go with the campaign, you can get them from their website listed in the previous paragraph. There’s a lot of great art, in the vein of comic art, that is throughout the issue. There’s comic strips that accompany the adventures, helping give a voice to the characters that are in the campaign.
The campaigns seem like they’d be a blast to play through. The enemies seem to be well-built and nothing seems cheap or rushed. It’s great that a mini-campaign is thrown into the issue as that’s a great thing to do on an afternoon.
One might scoff at the cover price on this, which is $7.99 but if you are playing Dungeons And Dragons, you’ll get your money’s worth with Rolled & Told. For me, I love the content offered and these books are going into my pull list each month. Rolled & Told is a must for D&D players.