DMs Guild Review – The Evil at Ra Manor

Uncover a vampire infestation at a local manor in this 5th level urban adventure.

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Designed by: Lars Erik Eriksen

The Evil at Ra Manor is a two-part dungeon crawling adventure for fifth level that begins at a brothel and ends with some old fashioned vampire-hunting.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 40 Recap

After several days of post-dragon rest, the Marshals set out to investigate Vaelish Gant’s chardalyn dig site in the Dwarven Valley.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 7 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 7 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 7 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 7 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 7 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

Three days have passed since the Marshals defeated the Chardalyn Dragon in Targos.

Hundreds were saved thanks to the party’s previous adventures, including helping the kobolds in Termalaine, kicking out the cult in Caer-Dineval, and clearing the brewery in Good Mead.

But hundreds more were killed when the dragon swooped in and burned eight of the Ten Towns to the ground. Only Targos and Bryn Shander remain.

With the everlasting night still in effect and food supplies dwindling, the people of Icewind Dale face an extinction-level crisis.

During this down time, the Marshals and their allies did not stand idly by.

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Roll20 Review – Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep

Heed the call of a forgotten demigod in this full-length adventure set in the 5e fantasy world of Critical Role.

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Designed by: Wizards of the Coast

I need to preface this review the same as when I reviewed the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount back in 2020: I know very little about D&D streaming show Critical Role. I’m impressed by their storytelling prowess, D&D skills, and popularity, but I haven’t the time to keep up with a 4-hour session series (which goes for most D&D shows).

But I do review and play lots of D&D adventures. And I can confidently proclaim that Call of the Netherdeep is an excellent D&D 5e campaign, regardless of your Critter-ness.

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Forge of Fury Session 4 Recap

Our second party had survived their first foray into the Forge of Fury, but would they survive the boss fight with a room full of orcs?

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden to bring you an entirely new mini-campaign! It’s the Forge of Fury (from Tales from the Yawning Portal), with guest DM, Heather.

Starring:
Absalon, level 4 aasimar cleric of death
Lat’Zure, level 4 githzerai rogue soulknife
Youb Asic, level 4 human champion fighter (played by Lat’Zure, then Frank)
Frank, level 4 tortle battle master fighter
Rech, level 4 human champion fighter (played by Abaslon)

After the battle with the hill giant and death dogs, our second party settle down for a short rest and heal up. With a party of three fighters, a short rest is party darn valuable!

From there the only way to go was northwest. A short hallway ended with a big dwarven statue, with a door off to the side.

Rech (played by Chris/Absalon this week) went to investigate the statue, realizing too late that the floor is one big pressure plate. The statue’s mouth opens and poisonous gas spews out into the hallway, poisoning him and Lat’Zure.

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DMs Guild Review – Off the Books

Explore a library of magically awakened books in this mini-adventure for level 5.

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Designed by: Dana Floberg

Off the Books is a 5th level mini-adventure that turns a library into a dungeon crawl. An enchanted book of fiction has brought several characters to life, and the library needs a helpful group of adventurers to set things right.

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Forge of Fury Session 3 Recap

A new party descends into this deadly dungeon.

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden to bring you an entirely new mini-campaign! It’s the Forge of Fury (from Tales from the Yawning Portal), with guest DM, Heather.

Starring:
Absalon, level 4 aasimar cleric of death
Lat’Zure, level 4 githzerai rogue soulknife
Youb Asic, level 4 human champion fighter
Frank, level 4 tortle battle master fighter
Rech, level 4 human champion fighter

When we last left off, our doomed heroes were dead, dying, or hovering around 1 hit point, with a pair of fresh orc reinforcements bearing down on us.

This week, those poor bastards are no where to be found, as an all-new team descends into this deadly dungeon.

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DMs Guild Review – The Foestone Compendium

Create hundreds of magic items, weapons, and armor through defeated monsters.

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Designed by: Wilson Belshaw

Inspired by Pokémon and slottable gear, The Foestone Compendium introduces magical gems called foestones. Foestones capture the essence of a defeated monster, conferring its abilities and traits into weapons, armor, and wondrous items, with literally hundreds of options.

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Forge of Fury Session 2 Recap

Deeper into the dungeon we discover a room full of angry orcs. Everything’s going fine until the orcs start exploding.

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden to bring you an entirely new mini-campaign! It’s the Forge of Fury (from Tales from the Yawning Portal), with guest DM, Heather.

Starring:
Snigbat, level 3 goblin beastmaster ranger (and Piggie)
Gazz, level 3 goblin armorer artificer
Owla Din, level 3 owlin paladin of glory
Vasool, level 3 loxodon druid of the moon
Recter, level 3 elf way of the drunken master monk

Deeper into the dungeon we discover a room full of angry orcs. Suddenly we’re in for the fight of our lives, and not all of us will make it out.

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DMs Guild Review – Yon Adventure Bundle

Three new locations and adventures that expand Chapter 4 of The Wild Beyond the Witchlight.

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Designed by: Daniel Kahn

Like the excellent Hither Adventure Bundle and Thither Adventure Bundle , the Yon Adventure Bundle enhances a chapter of The Wild Beyond the Witchlight by expanding underdeveloped content, or adding all new mini-adventures, in three different locations.

This adventure bundle focuses on chapter four. Yon is a mountainous realm of constant thunderstorms ruled by the melodramatic hag, Endelyn Moongrave. It includes the Astronomer’s Throne, Korred Clans, and Mill in the Mists, which can also be purchased separately. Each adventure includes maps, statblocks, and magic items, and are designed for parties around sixth level.

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Forge of Fury Session 1 Recap

In our first session, our characters take on a mission to plumb the depths of an dwarven stronghold, now overrun by orcs.

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Starring:
Snigbat, level 3 goblin beastmaster ranger (and Piggie)
Gazz, level 3 goblin armorer artificer
Owla Din, level 3 owlin paladin of glory
Vasool, level 3 loxodon druid of the moon
Rector, level 3 elf way of the drunken master monk

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden to bring you an entirely new mini-campaign! It’s the Forge of Fury (from Tales from the Yawning Portal), with guest DM, Heather.

In our first session, our characters take on a mission to plumb the depths of an dwarven stronghold, now overrun by orcs.

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