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.

A review copy of “Candlekeep Library Bestiary: Monsters, NPCs, Magic Items, and more for Candlekeep Mysteries.” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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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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DMs Guild Review – 13 Horrors of Halloween

Over a dozen seasonally spooky and terrifying monsters.

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Designed by: Lucas AndersonBum LeeDaniel KingJack WeighillJonathan SwadleyAaryan BaluSebastian Yūe

How do you make a Halloween-themed monster supplement for D&D 5e when so many of the appropriate creatures already exist in the official Monster Manual? Ghouls, zombies, skeletons, vampires, scarecrows, crawling claws, mummies, and all manner of demons and devils.

13 Horrors of Halloween draws inspiration from classic monster movies, cultural folklore, and the holiday itself to provide another seasonal monster supplement from the Holidanger crew.

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DriveThruRPG Review – Tomb of the Twilight Queen

Raid a desert tomb full of traps and danger in this adventure for level 3.

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Designed by: M.T. Black Games

Raiding tombs in deserts is as classic an adventure trope as meeting in a tavern; yet I’m always a sucker for a well-designed dungeon crawl. Tomb of the Twilight Queen features a classic dungeon delve for level 3 parties, for D&D Fifth Edition.

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Goodreads Review – Skyward (Skyward, #1)

Skyward (Skyward, #1)Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Describing Skyward as YA Top Gun is far too reductive. Sanderson weaves an exciting, expertly paced story of survival on an alien planet. Humanity has been driven underground after crash landing, while their foes relentlessly attack from the air. Their air force is the only that that stands between them and total annihilation.

Skyward isn’t a grimdark war story, but neither does the author shy away from death and mental trauma among a class of teenage cadets. Our protagonist, Spensa, is immature and aggressive, the very definition of chip on her shoulder thanks to her father’s disgrace. Yet she shows real growth throughout the story, which thankfully evolves beyond the stereotypical “power of friendship” that these stories tend to lean on.

My only complaint is a certain character who is introduced about halfway through. The personality is a bit too jarring and off-putting, and I didn’t quite buy the relationship between them and Spensa.

Every other character is an absolute delight, however, from the gruff veteran teacher to the acerbic admiral who has it out for Spensa, and all her classmates. The ending actually answers a lot of the mysterious questions that surround the entire plot structure. Looking forward to reading the sequel!

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DMs Guild Review – Tatarus: Journey into the Underworld

Explore the Underworld and help Persephone defeat Hades in this level 12 dungeon crawl.

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Designed by: Elise Cretel

Greek Mythology can be considered the progenitor of the entire fantasy genre. The classic stories depict the original hero’s journey, with giant monsters, magical artifacts, and epic moments.

Tartarus: Journey Into the Underworld adapts the story of Persephone escaping from Hades and the Underworld into an effective one-shot dungeon crawl for 12th level parties.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 21 Recap

Triumphantly returning from the Verbeeg Lair, the Marshalls still have to deal with the infestation in the Good Mead brewery.

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Original character art by Jimmy McClure.
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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

Triumphantly returning from the Verbeeg Lair, the Marshalls still have to deal with the giant bee infestation in the Good Mead brewery. They opt to Long Rest first, identifying a Pearl of Power and Wand of the War Mage +1 from the tomb in the cave. Thimbleweed takes the pearl, while Edmond integrates the wand into his mechanical arm.

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