This is definitely a D&D specific anthology, meaning that if you dont have a passing familiarity with the game and the various settings, you might not appreciate them as much. That limited accessibility is why i knock a star off my rating in fact. The fact that some of the stories are fairly pedestrian is why i knock the other star off. It's always fun to get some Elminster in, and i am always going to enjoy anything coming out of Eberron and Dark Sun, but overall, while good stories, a few didn't really grab me. You certainly wont feel like you wasted time with them, but of the eleven stories in the book, i only thought six were above average. However, they were still fun to read, and i think the overall effect is a nice anthology where you will find something you like a lot. I wont go into the details of the individual stories, since they are all short, but like i said, if you enjoy the genre, you will want to read this. If not, i dont think you will find much for your interest here.
So....for me, this was a three star effort, although i would boost it to 3 1/2 if that was an option.