DMs Guild Review – Secrets of the Drowgar

New hybrid race of Drow and Duergar, with backgrounds, subclasses, and statblocks.

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Designed by: Jimmy FlowersSplinterverse

Secrets of the Drowgar explores the fruitful offspring of two unlikely lovers, Drow and Duergar. The new Drowgar race includes three backgrounds, two subclasses, and several adventure hooks and NPC statblocks.

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Kickstarter Preview – Amazing Encounters & Places, Vol. 1

Over 60 encounters in eight different settings, for D&D 5E.

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Designed by: CZRPG (Christian Zeuch)

I have reviewed several of Christian Zeuch’s encounter books over the last year, including Encounters in Ravenloft and Encounters in Icewind Dale, and have been consistently impressed with the level of detail, color maps, and overall quality.

Amazing Encounters & Places, Vol. 1 is another such 5e adventure supplement. Unshackled by any predesigned campaigns, it’s aiming to provide dozens of original encounters and events across a variety of regional settings.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 24 Recap

We level up to 5, return to Bryn Shander, and learn of an odd treaty proposal from the goblins.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 5 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 5 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast
Celeste, level 5 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 5 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 5 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

After all their adventures around Ten Towns the Marshals reach level five, return to Bryn Shander, and acquire a fancy new vehicle for safer travel over the further reaches of Icewind Dale.

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DMs Guild Review – Wyrms of the Realms: Mythic Encounters

Over 30 legendary dragon statblocks from Forgotten Realms lore.

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Designed by: Bryan Holmes, with Ashton Duncan, Cassandra MacDonaldE. R. F. JordanJ. A. ValeurMagnus VogelNoah GrandSteve Fidler

Old Gnawbone. Iymrith. The Axe Mother. Daurgothoth. The Dark Lady. Tiamat. These are names (or nicknames) of ancient dragons with long, infamous histories in the Forgotten Realms, and they’re all included in Wyrms of the Realms, a large, 150+ page supplement that includes over 30 named dragons, along with unique new mythic traits and actions for even more epic battles.

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DriveThruRPG Review – Adventures from the Potbellied Kobold

Collection of 15 mini-adventures ranging from 2nd to 9th level, from some of the biggest designers in 5E.

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Designed by: Jeff Stevens Games, with writing by Alan Tucker, Alex Clippinger, Catherine Evans, Cody Faulk, Greg Marks, Hannah Rose, James Introcaso, Jean Headley, Jeff C. Stevens, JVC Parry, Kat Kruger, Maxine Henry, Mike Shea, MT Black, Oliver Darkshire, Shawn Merwin, Toni Winslow-Brill, Tony Petrecca

Adventures from the Potbellied Kobold is a goofy name for a seriously weighty tome (170+ pages!): a collection of 15 mini one-shot adventures, ranging from levels two to nine, from some of the biggest names in D&D adventure design.

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DMs Guild Review – Oath of the Fates + Path of the Hero

Paladin and Barbarian subclasses inspired by Greek Mythology.

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Designed by: David Serrano

In this rare two-for-one review, I look at two Greek Mythology-inspired subclasses, the Paladin Oath of the Fates and Barbarian Path of the Hero.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 23 Recap

The Marshals race to the town hall to stop a heist by the duergar.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 4 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 4 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast
Celeste, level 4 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 4 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 4 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

In the Easthaven ferry, the Marshals find a pair of maps. Both yield important clues. The first is a map of Icewind Dale, pointing out all ten towns, the duergar outpost near Caer-Konig, and a new location labeled Sunblight far to the south.

The other map shows Easthaven, with various notes and markings. One in particular catches their eye: the town hall circled multiple times, with the words “charadlyn statue” written in dwarvish. A pinned note reveals the plan: they know the Marshals are coming, and are moving to steal as much chardalyn as they can, tonight.

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Roll20 Review – The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

Explore a magical carnival and enter a shattered feywild realm in this campaign adventure for levels 1-8.

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Designed by: Wizards of the Coast

In the dozens of Feywild adventures I’ve reviewed on the DMs Guild over the years, I’ve opined that we hadn’t yet seen a proper Feywild hardcover campaign. The wait is over with The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, a level 1-8 campaign that begins with a carnival and ends with a fantastical journey through a fragmented fey realm.

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DMs Guild Review – Candlekeep Library Bestiary

Over 30 monsters and NPCs found in a magical library.

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Designed by: Stormcrow Dreamscapes

Candlekeep Mysteries added some great book-based modules, but it was mostly lacking in monsters. Candlekeep Library Bestiary adds over 30 new creatures and NPCs to populate the famous library, or any library worth exploring.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 22 Recap

The Marshals arrive in Easthaven to search for Duergar, but find an execution by fire.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 4 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 4 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast
Celeste, level 4 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 4 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 4 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

With Good Mead behind them, the Marshals set off toward Easthaven to follow-up on a lead about Duergar operating out of the Easthaven Ferry.

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