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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of questions we receive often. Here are the answers.

Q: Your blog posts won’t load! I want to read them! Help!

A: WordPress is robust, but there are some known issues. Especially when you have an ad-blocker. Here’s an article that may help. If you still have trouble, let us know!

Q: What criteria do you use in your reviews?

A: We actually have an entire page devoted to explaining how we review different items. Check out Review Criteria to get a detailed look at how our reviews work.

Q: What’s the deal with your Amazon Affiliate stuff? Are you just trying to make money?

A: We always encourage you to buy locally. Whenever possible, stop in at a locally owned and operated store near you. Want to buy a board game? Most game stores are local. The same for hobby shops. But to get to the meat of the question, yeah, we’re part of the Amazon Affiliate program. We’ll post ads to our site and if you buy something from Amazon or its partners based on a link from Fifth Level Nerd, we get paid a percentage of the overall cost. It’s a great way to help cover hosting and the other incidental costs that come up when running a blog.

Q: What’s the deal with your DriveThruRPG Affiliate stuff? Are you just trying to make money?

A: We always encourage you to buy locally. Whenever possible, stop in at a locally owned and operated store near you. Most of the time, however, these stores don’t carry some of the great RPGs that you can find on DriveThruRPG. Yeah, I’ll get some store credit if you buy something from DriveThruRPG using one of my links, but it doesn’t cost you any extra and it helps me get my hands on even more awesome stuff to review.