DMs Guild Review – The Heir of Orcus: Verse III

Explore a cyberpunk city in the Underdark to thwart the latest schemes by The Heir of Orcus in this Tier 2 AL-compatible adventure.

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Designed by: Anthony Joyce

I don’t quite possess the love and nostalgia for Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic, Blade Runner, but I do respect the hell out of it for how it (and most Philip K. Dick stories) influenced and inspired so much of our modern storytelling, including this third chapter of The Heir of Orcus Adventurer’s League series.

Designed for a level 8 party, The Heir of Orcus: Verse 3 takes a surprising yet satisfying left turn into sci-fi territory with a well-realized cyberpunk city, bolstered by incredible artwork and map designs.

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DMs Guild Review – Trust and Understanding (Saga of the Worm 3)

Continue to hunt Kyuss and his minions in this Adventurer’s League Tier 4 dungeon crawl.

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Designed by: Alan Patrick

The Saga of the Worm series of Adventure League modules concludes with Trust and Understanding, easily one of the most poorly named adventures I’ve ever come across.

Trust and Understanding doesn’t conclude the series so much as provide yet another standard AL-friendly dungeon crawl with Kyuss-themed enemies, this time at a solid Tier 4 challenge level. The few interesting ideas end up poorly executed or underdeveloped.

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DMs Guild Review – Those That Came Before (Saga of the Worm 2)

Seek out a Netherese lich in his lair in this Tier 3 Adventurers League module.

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Designed by: Alan Patrick

Those That Came Before is a psuedo-sequel to Window to the Past, continuing the Adventurers League series of higher level parties dealing with Netherese ruins and the trapped worm god Kyuss. This Tier 3 adventure features a dungeon crawl to meet with a Lich, then an epic boss battle versus an undead ancient dragon.

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DMs Guild Review – Window to the Past (Saga of the Worm 1)

An ancient Netherese ruin holds the prison of a dangerous dark god in this AL adventure for Tier 2.

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Designed by: Alan Patrick

I don’t have any personal experience running or playing in Adventurers League modules. I prefer long campaigns with lots of character development, but many players don’t have that luxury, or maybe just want to enjoy some one-offs at a convention, or meet-ups at a local game store. For those reasons and more, the Adventurers League can be a good source of bite-size adventures.

Window to the Past is one such AL-compatible adventure. It features a unique setting and dungeon within the Forgotten Realms, culminating in an epic showdown with an imprisoned evil god.

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DMs Guild Review – Skullport: Dragon Swindle

A total conversion mod for Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, taking place in Skullport instead of Waterdeep.

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Designed by: Alex Clippinger

I wasn’t exactly a big fan of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. In fact I would comfortably rank it as the weakest official Fifth Edition campaign. Skullport: Dragon Swindle is an interesting total conversion that re-themes that existing adventure, swapping Waterdeep for the underground, black market world of Skullport.

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DMs Guild Review – The Lonely Scroll Adventure Contest: Saltmarsh

A large collection of single-page adventures, themed around Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

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Curated by: M. T. Black

The Lonely Scroll Adventure Contest: Saltmarsh is a collection of 47 one-page adventures. In this case, adventure can mean anything from a dungeon crawl to a murder mystery to a tavern brawl to exploring a chain of islands, all designed to fit within the Ghosts of Saltmarsh campaign. The huge variety of content is staggering, though it also comes saddled with some annoying formatting issues.

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