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D&D 4E – Keep on the Shadowfell reviews

Written by Expy - Published on May 24, 2008

Dungeons and Dragons 4th edition – first product released

This should be interesting for those of you who are wondering about getting on the 4e bandwagon or not.

Buy Keep on the ShadowfellYou might be wondering if I have any opinion on the first official D&D 4th edition product. Well, I didn’t get around to reading it yet. I was working on major Dungeon Mastering updates – looks like I’ll unleash my latest plans for world domination in time for Dungeons & Dragons Day. Soon…

Buy Keep on the Shadowfell

You can buy this adventure from our store. And while you’re there you can look up the customer reviews (6 of them last time I checked)

What do you think about the 4e hype?

If you’re on 4e hype overload you probably gave up on this article before now but I’ll ask anyway.  What do you think of WotC’s job of promoting the 4th edition?

My take on it?  They did a pretty good getting in everyone’s face and make us notice.  However I feel like the game is marketed by D&D geeks.  You’d think this is a good thing but it’s the same reason some/most gaming stores go bankrupt.

I’d be curious to know if Hasbro or WotC has community programs tied with 4e – like the get paid to start a D&D club program.  Let me know if you have info on this.  In the meanwhile I’ll contact Hasbro.

Over and out.  Have fun playing 4e!

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11 Responses to “D&D 4E – Keep on the Shadowfell reviews”
  1. DM Bob says:

    I don’t really mind the mindless promotion. I’m free to ignore it, really.

    And I love Chatty. Great review there. Great articles all the time, really.

  2. Yax says:

    Chatty is awesome indeed. He really enjoys writing and it shows – his websites oozes gaming goodness.

  3. Your check is in the mail! :)

  4. Dave says:

    To be honest, I’ve not seen much of it. A few of the guys in my local group post snippets on our group forum and I received a large, full-colour, ad sheet in the post but it’s not exactly been smacking me over the head.

    Which is a good thing (IMHO) as I’m not exactly enthused with what I’ve heard/read so far. So much so that, at the beginning of the year, I made the leap to Savage Worlds! I’ll still play D&D 3.5 (I’ve spent too much money on 3.5 product to just ignore it), but any new RPG purchases will either be to fill holes in my 3.5 collection or Savage Worlds supplements/campaign settings.

  5. Asmor says:

    Keep on the Shadowfell IS marketted to D&D geeks.

    They’re coming out with a basic set in the fall designed for getting new players into the fold. KotS is for people who are already into RPGs, to bring them up to speed on 4e.

  6. @Asmor: Makes sense… I really got the feeling that H1 was a primer for initiates.

  7. Yax says:

    Thanks for your input everyone.

  8. body active says:

    Good luck getting people behind this one. Though you make some VERY fascinating points, youre going to have to do more than bring up a few things that may be different than what weve already heard. What are trying to say here? What do you want us to think? It seems like you cant really get behind a unique thought. Anyway, thats just my opinion.

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