DMs Guild Review – The Lost Lyrics of Rezinar

DMs Guild Review

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

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Designed by: Steve “Jaspor” Orr and Bill Putrino

I love music and appreciate fun parodies (hello 90s Weird Al!). “The Lost Lyrics of Rezinar” provides a dozen parodies of popular classic rock and pop songs with new Dungeons & Dragons themed lyrics. Most of them are clever and fun, though I was hoping for much more meaningful bard-related content.

The D&D bard is one of the lamest bard incarnations I’ve come across, and has a ton of potential for interesting new musical mechanics, role-playing suggestions, and supplemental material.

“The Lost Lyrics of Rezinar” contains only a single new d12 table of insults to flavor Vicious Mockery. That’s a neat idea but what I want so much more! Give me lullabies for Song of Rest, inspiring cheers for Bardic Inspiration, and clever anecdotes bards can use to recall information with Jack of All Trades and Expertise.

Instead it focuses almost entirely on creating parody songs. While fun, these aren’t particularly useful for player bards or DMs. Role-playing a bard by belting out a popular song is absolutely what I would do, and some of these songs are delightful.

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There’s the obligatory “We Will Shock You” and “Eye of the Beholder” parodies, which are okay. I rolled my eyes at the Baby Shark song. But I particularly enjoyed “Fireball” set to the tune of “Wonderwall” (And maybe/it’s gonna be the thing that slays me/ cause after all/it’s a fireball). A song about killing and looting set to the memorable and creepy “Oompa Loompa” song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is another grand highlight.

I appreciate a supplement that does just what it sets out to do. But parody songs would more commonly fit in a twitter post than a paid DMs Guild product. I enjoy the concept and execution for the parody songs but there’s so much more interesting potential to explore with bards.

Pros:

  • Professional layout looks like an official 5e product.
  • A dozen fun parody songs of classic rock and pop music with D&D themes.

Cons:

  • Offers little beyond the songs themselves.

The Verdict: The D&D parody songs are clever and fun, but “The Lost Lyrics of Rezinar” lacks any real meaningful content for Bards or DMs.

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

Support my work via Patreon.

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Author: roguewatson

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