Hear Ye Hear Yer, 4E Forever is now available for your reading pleasure. What the fuck am I talking about you ask? Well allow me to elaborate. 4e Forever is a free fanzine created by Frothsof (one of the most entertaining forum posters you will ever read), although I would hesitate to call it a magazine as it’s like 154 pages long which really makes it more of a tome in my books. This is truly a labor of love as Frothsof strives to keep 4e support alive by uniquely blending old school game elements, aesthetics, and design with the game we all know and love (well most of us). The content is mainly geared towards epic level play were there is a dearth of official content. The magazine itself looks fantastic and reminded me of my old 1st edition texts minus my stickers and hand drawings. A lot of the content is stuff originaly presented on his blog but more fully hashed out and with a cleaned up presentation. I am not kidding on the amount of content either, you get two freaking adventures, over 30 new monsters, mass combat rules by Will Doyle, as well as additional rules for everything from morale to henchmen. If you’re a fan of 4th edition you really need to check out this fanzine, particularly if you’re a DM that likes to ball stomp your players (like me) as there is a definite and intentional fourthcore flavor to Frothsof’s design sensibilities. You can download the fanzine at his blog Frothsof 4E.
I am also continuing my own 4e journey as I gear up for the playing in the Against the Giants modules converted by Chris Perkins. I am playing Carl Laggerbelly, a sword and board fighter who makes a living by building auto-erotic asphyxiation contraptions (you know a true dwarven craftsman). While testing one of his devices he has a vision that the Giants are gearing up for a new Dawn War and that he has been chosen my Moradin to take the fight to them….you rightfully should have some empathy for my DM.