Rolled & Told Vol. 1
Rolled & Told is an all-inclusive gaming experience! Each and every month, we brought you a ready-to-play, fun adventure for one of your favorite tabletop role-playing games. And now the first 11 adventures are collected here! These pages are packed with beautiful illustrations, comics coinciding with each adventure to excite and inspire your players, and helpful articles sure to enhance the game for new and old game masters alike. Within you'll also find early art of our iconic heroes and extra content you couldn't get in the single issues!

Rolled & Told Vol. 1 Details

TitleRolled & Told Vol. 1
Author
ReleaseJun 18th, 2019
PublisherLion Forge
ISBN-139781549306846
Rating
GenreFantasy, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Games, Role Playing Games

Rolled & Told Vol. 1 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    This was billed as a comic, but it's really a collection of fantasy role playing adventures that may have an illustrated page with the adventure.. That being said, it's a great, well thought out collection of adventures that any Dungeon Master could easily incorporate into their role playing games.
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  • Sheila
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars. I freaking LOVE this book! It contains adventures for tabletop gaming (specifically D&D).I love it so much, that halfway through reading the e-version I got from NetGalley, I went and preordered the hard copy.This is an adventure book for D&D 5th edition. It contains 7 long adventures and 6 mini adventures (though you could tweak them to make them longer). What sets these adventures apart from others I have read is I can actually see myself running these. Often, adventure module 5 stars. I freaking LOVE this book! It contains adventures for tabletop gaming (specifically D&D).I love it so much, that halfway through reading the e-version I got from NetGalley, I went and preordered the hard copy.This is an adventure book for D&D 5th edition. It contains 7 long adventures and 6 mini adventures (though you could tweak them to make them longer). What sets these adventures apart from others I have read is I can actually see myself running these. Often, adventure modules are either too complicated and I get lost in too many options, or the story is sparse and I can't find the hook/motivation. These strike the perfect balance of story and fighting. They range from zany (an airship battle with gnomes and goblins) to scary (undead plagues). I really want to use "Mama Yum-Yum's Big Ol' Birthday BBQ" adventure with my party! It combines humor with a lot of challenge--just what my D&D group likes. Ghosts, vampires, dragons--everything I love is here. Two have school settings (a particular favorite of mine!) and one has a carnival setting (love it). Most of these would be great for first-timers, or could be modified for children.The art, provided by a variety of artists, is wonderful--fun and lively. The back section of the book contains maps, some interesting articles, a gallery of art, and character sheets for the adventuring party illustrated in the adventures.Highly recommended for dungeon masters, or anyone who's interested in D&D.I received this review copy from the publisher on NetGalley. Thanks for the opportunity to read and review; I appreciate it!
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  • Etienne
    January 1, 1970
    This one was original in its form. Kind of a D&D short adventures collection mixed with comic book. Maybe a good way to introduce a new generation, ore bring back the old timer (less sure the hardcore old fans would like it though), to this genre. You must have a D&D based knowledge to be able to enjoy/play it. Not the greatest adventures of all times but I have to give it some points for the originality and what it try to do with it. Interesting!
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  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    An excellent collection of ready-made one-shot adventures for new Dungeon/Game Masters! This is particularly attractive to me, as I thoroughly enjoy shows like Critical Role and have a fairly solid grasp of the 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons rules, but am completely overwhelmed as far as actual worldbuilding and lore creation. There are all types of stories, starting with a traditional dungeon delve (with a twist) as promoted in their Issue 0 published in July 2018. Again, this is not a campai An excellent collection of ready-made one-shot adventures for new Dungeon/Game Masters! This is particularly attractive to me, as I thoroughly enjoy shows like Critical Role and have a fairly solid grasp of the 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons rules, but am completely overwhelmed as far as actual worldbuilding and lore creation. There are all types of stories, starting with a traditional dungeon delve (with a twist) as promoted in their Issue 0 published in July 2018. Again, this is not a campaign guide, or a comic book, but a bunch of creative ideas and commentary to further enhance your own home game.
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  • Wayne McCoy
    January 1, 1970
    'Rolled and Told Vol. 1' from Lion Forge collects issues #0-6. This is a unique monthly magazine featuring a roleplaying adventure, comics and an article.Included are 11 adventures, from a dungeon run under a bar for training and honor to a wizarding school where the students have gone missing in a portal. All the modules have difficulty levels as well as ways to modify them. There are stat charts for new characters and maps for the modules and fun drawings and comics. The back half of the book 'Rolled and Told Vol. 1' from Lion Forge collects issues #0-6. This is a unique monthly magazine featuring a roleplaying adventure, comics and an article.Included are 11 adventures, from a dungeon run under a bar for training and honor to a wizarding school where the students have gone missing in a portal. All the modules have difficulty levels as well as ways to modify them. There are stat charts for new characters and maps for the modules and fun drawings and comics. The back half of the book has some great articles about setting the tone and making yourself a better GM. You will still need a core D&D rule set for much of this, but the adventures included seem like a lot of fun. The articles are thoughtful and the whole thing reminds me of all the fun I had with friends rolling dice. I really liked this book.I received a review copy of this ebook from Lion Forge, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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  • Sionna
    January 1, 1970
    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*As a full disclaimer, I picked this one up thinking it was going to be a comic following a group playing D&D. I don't actually play the game, but have learned enough to somewhat make conversation with people at work who do--I feel like most Youth Librarians need to know the bare basics. Anyhow, I've learned [once again] not to request things off Netgalley when I'm tired. That being said, I'm not the b *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*As a full disclaimer, I picked this one up thinking it was going to be a comic following a group playing D&D. I don't actually play the game, but have learned enough to somewhat make conversation with people at work who do--I feel like most Youth Librarians need to know the bare basics. Anyhow, I've learned [once again] not to request things off Netgalley when I'm tired. That being said, I'm not the best person to review this material. I will say the images, maps, and little strips that go along with the adventures are cute and lovely. The adventure themselves seem to be a good variety: different levels of time duration, severity, and setting.There are also articles, which I read more in depth than the adventures, which I loved. Again, they deal with a variety of topics. I loved the one about featuring romance in the game and very much appreciated the sections regarding fridging the love interest and not gamifying relationships or making them a reward.While I'm not a player or expert, this is still something I'll be considering buying for my YA collection and recommending to people thinking about being GMs.
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  • Ron
    January 1, 1970
    I want to thank Lion Forge and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this volume.Rolled and Told is a compilation of short adventures that first appeared in individual issues of Lion Forge's magazine of the same name. The adventures are written for the 5th edition of D & D for lower level characters (1-3 or 4-6) providing the setting, layout, NPCs, maps, and illustrations that can be used to provide atmosphere for the adventure. If you are looking for stand-alone adventures, you could do a I want to thank Lion Forge and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this volume.Rolled and Told is a compilation of short adventures that first appeared in individual issues of Lion Forge's magazine of the same name. The adventures are written for the 5th edition of D & D for lower level characters (1-3 or 4-6) providing the setting, layout, NPCs, maps, and illustrations that can be used to provide atmosphere for the adventure. If you are looking for stand-alone adventures, you could do a whole lot worse then picking up this collection.
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  • Yaiza
    January 1, 1970
    Una mezcla de módulos de D&D super cuquis y originales con mini cómics y artículos para las Dungeon masters. Viene con cuatro personajes prediseñados, tiene mucho contenido extra como mapas y PNJs y las aventuras están pensadas para poder llevarse a cabo en una o dos sesiones, por lo que es perfecto para jugadores novatos o grupos de iniciación
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  • Kiri
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.Wonderful compilation of interesting looking mini D&D campaigns. The illustrations are lovely and each campaign is straight forward and easy to understand. I can't wait to purchase this book and try them out with my friends!
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  • Kayla
    January 1, 1970
    Special thanks to NetGalley for a copy.I don't play a lot of table-top games but this one caught my attention. The adventures are simple and easy, the art is adorable, and the comics are fun and cute.
  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    Manna for heaven for D&D players, with the kind of content you'd expect from White Dwarf or any such other publication – maps and plots for copious wacky scenarios, articles, and so on. A lot of the artwork was a little too cartoonish for my taste, but hey – that's all part of the fun.
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  • Lauren (Northern Plunder)
    January 1, 1970
    honestly 5 stars if you play / run Dungeons & Dragons but i don't so theres a definite disconnect as im not the target audience (i wish i did) but i was too curious about its concept so i picked it up on netgalley anyway
  • Rob
    January 1, 1970
    A compilation of the early issues of Rolled and Told. Nice tome to have, but pointless if you already have all the individual issues.
  • Liz H {Redd's Reads}
    January 1, 1970
    When I first heard about this new magazine/series, I was excited to see so many of my favorite things come together! There's great character art, RPG modules, comics, and tips & tricks sections to wow your players. It had a lot to offer, and I think it did a great job living up to all of those things. The only thing I was sad to miss out on was extended storytelling through the comic medium. Those sections are short for a reasons, but I would totally read full graphic novels with these chara When I first heard about this new magazine/series, I was excited to see so many of my favorite things come together! There's great character art, RPG modules, comics, and tips & tricks sections to wow your players. It had a lot to offer, and I think it did a great job living up to all of those things. The only thing I was sad to miss out on was extended storytelling through the comic medium. Those sections are short for a reasons, but I would totally read full graphic novels with these characters! Here's hoping that we get lots more in the future! And maybe some new characters will be introduced also.
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  • Brooklynne
    January 1, 1970
    This collection of campaigns was a delightful light-hearted fun reminiscent of The Adventure Zone and that type of humour. It was well presented and easy to follow, great for gathering friends around to play even for the first time DM. I thought it was beautifully formatted and stunning presentation. This just makes me itch to get my dice out and DM some games.
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  • Desiree M
    January 1, 1970
    I grew up with every issue of Dragon magazine on my parent's bookshelves - and even issues of Dungeon - that I would spend hours pouring over and reading. My dad was a Dungeon Master, but I adored reading up on stuff as a kid, filing away all the information and hoping to great my own campaigns. The magazine ended its print run in 2013 however, and from there switched to mostly digital. But Rolled and Told has taken up some of the spirit of roleplay magazine style, infused with awesome comic ill I grew up with every issue of Dragon magazine on my parent's bookshelves - and even issues of Dungeon - that I would spend hours pouring over and reading. My dad was a Dungeon Master, but I adored reading up on stuff as a kid, filing away all the information and hoping to great my own campaigns. The magazine ended its print run in 2013 however, and from there switched to mostly digital. But Rolled and Told has taken up some of the spirit of roleplay magazine style, infused with awesome comic illustrations, a variety of articles and campaigns, and fun ideas to help a new generation of gamers and dungeon masters. I'm definitely going to pick this up - the ideas are fantastic and fun, they inspire me to try new things, and I'm sure I'll be able to rope my friends into some of the campaigns found here. I think some people are confused by this being listed as a graphic novel, since it's not a singular graphic story, but instead comic illustrations of campaigns. That aside, I don't want people to miss this book! Hopefully it will inspire new gamers and old hands alike.
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  • Kirsten
    January 1, 1970
    Oh gosh I can't wait to play these - not only is each adventure filled with exciting fights and fun stories, the book contains beautifully illustrated comics and maps to accompany each module. I've used a few of their modules in the past and having them all in one volume is SO AWESOME. Highly recommended for DMs and players of all levels. The modules are easy enough to insert into an ongoing adventure or just use for a fun oneshot.
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  • Kira
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book in exchange for a honest review from NetGalley. This was not at all what I was expecting and I was delighted. I will be bringing my friends together soon to play at least one or two of these campaigns they all sound so much fun!! They are funny and clever and seem like they are really well put together. Very excited to try these out!
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    TL;DR - A selection of fun campaigns to play with your Dungeons and Dragons group.Ragdoll Rating: 4.5/5 ButtonsRecommended For: TTRPG fans, especially dungeon mastersAbout the Book...Rolled and Told is a super little collection of campaigns for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. Each campaign is provided with a setting, challenges, and experience guides and so on to allow your DM to run them with ease!What I thought...OK, I'm a part time DM for my younger sisters and a couple of their friends, an TL;DR - A selection of fun campaigns to play with your Dungeons and Dragons group.Ragdoll Rating: 4.5/5 ButtonsRecommended For: TTRPG fans, especially dungeon mastersAbout the Book...Rolled and Told is a super little collection of campaigns for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. Each campaign is provided with a setting, challenges, and experience guides and so on to allow your DM to run them with ease!What I thought...OK, I'm a part time DM for my younger sisters and a couple of their friends, and this book looks exactly the kind of thing I need. Each campaign is clearly well thought out, providing all the information you could possibly need to run it for yourself.Seriously, this book has everything - setup and flavour text, NPC stats, challenge descriptions win/loss conditions, starting and ending information, plot and background stuff...just, everything!It's also set out really nicely to make it easier to access specific information.I'm particularly fond of the comic pages that accompany each campaign, setting the scene for the whole thing. It's a really nice touch that makes the whole book seem a lot more fun, and would definitely appeal to my group of players.Final Thoughts…I'm absolutely certain my group would enjoy this book, and quite frankly I'm planning to put my money where my mouth is and get me a copy so I can test this theory. So much love to the folk who created this book!
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  • Loren
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love this book. The fact that they include the adventure is a huge bonus for me and makes me enjoy the book that much more.
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