DMs Guild Review – Artifacts of the Guild

A massive compendium of over 250 magic items from dozens of DMs Guild creators.

Advertisements
dms guild review

A review copy of “Artifacts of the Guild” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

Support my work via Patreon.

Compiled by: Terry Herc, with 50+ DMs Guild Contributors

Artifacts of the Guild” is massive magic item compendium featuring contributions from may of the best DMs Guild creators, including JVC Parry, Ashley Warren, Phil Beckwith, James Introcaso, and Christian Eichhorn.

With so many different contributors there’s a large amount of creativity found within its 80+ pages. The Armor of Animal Aspects can cast a number of animal buffing spells (like Bull’s Strength and Cat’s Grace) and shape the armor to match that style. The Bracers of Infinite Blades magically produce +1 daggers in each hand, while the Earthen Bell includes different magical spells depending on the type of terrain you’re standing on.

Want to try something your PCs will never expect? Give them an Equinculus Potion and watch them vomit up an adult horse!

There are also a large number of gag items, some of them silly Common items but others just as powerful as anything else. The Armor of Questionable Taste is a satisfying nod to bikini armor, and you can bet your players will enjoy seeing the hugely concussive force produced by the toothpick-size wand called Noisy Cricket.

dms guild review

If you’re looking for more serious or lore-heavy items, any one of the legendary items or artifacts should have you covered. The Blade of the IceQueen’s Champion tells of a love-struck knight, and his obsession will transfer to you via the cursed sword (which can also freeze liquid, nice).

For dragon-hating paladin’s there’s Koh’Vil, a greatsword imbued with the soul of a legendary lawful good hero who slew the dark goddess Tiamat, and bestows its own oath upon its wielder. All the artifacts and many other items include well-written backstories that provide compelling insight into the items’ histories.

The compendium is organized alphabetically and features nice artwork on nearly every page. An index is included at the end which organizes the items by rarity, as well as listing each contributor’s specific item contributions.

I would’ve liked to see an additional index that organized everything by item type, such as armor, weapons, rings, books, etc. But otherwise I have no real complaints regarding this compendium. It’s a fantastic compilation of magic items. To roll out a terribly old cliché, if you only buy one magic item compendium on the DMs Guild, make it this one.

Pros:

  • Over 250 magic items, from Common to Artifact.
  • Over 50 contributors ensures a large variety of magic items and styles, from humorous gag items to sentient artifacts with deep lore.
  • Artwork on every page.

Cons:

  • None!

The Verdict: With over 250 magic items from many of the best DMs Guild creators, “ARtifacts of the Guild” may be the last magic item compendium you ever have to buy.

A review copy of “Artifacts of the Guild” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

Support my work via Patreon.

Author: roguewatson

Freelance Writer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s