DMs Guild Review – Encounters in Candlekeep

Twenty encounters set in the legendary library-fortress of Candlekeep.

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Designed by: Kayla BayensChristian ZeuchKai Linder

Known for its powerful protective wards and neutral  source of knowledge, Candlekeep tends to be relatively free of drama and excitement. But where’s the fun in that? Encounters in Candlekeep provides 20 different events to spice up your party’s next journey to the legendary library.

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DMs Guild Review – The Slithering Brood

Investigate a rash of disappearances in a small town in this level 1 mystery-adventure.

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Designed by: Dylan Hyatt

From the designer of Gloria’s Gambit and The Sunken Village of Little Corth comes The Slithering Brood, a investigation-heavy level 1 adventure that takes place in the small town of Ditch Nettle.

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DMs Guild Review – The Curse of Deltor’s Hold

Discover a buried secret while escaping a collapsed mine in this level 1 adventure.

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Designed by: Nicole Sparks

Level one adventures are challenging to design, because level 1 PCs suck. Few hit points, limited spell slots, and most classes lack their signature capabilities.

The Curse of Deltor’s Hold recognizes these limitations by focusing on story and exploration, while still granting exciting opportunities for heroism and dungeon crawling.

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DMs Guild Review – When Madness Calls

Rescue a famous horror writer from a cult in this Lovecraftian adventure for level 6.

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Designed by: Isaac Mandagie and Cita A F

Lovecraft, Cthulhu, and cosmic horror are popular sources of inspiration for horror and mystery-themed D&D adventures. When Madness Calls revels in its Lovecraftian tones – even using the author himself, in this cult-filled mansion adventure for level six.

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DMs Guild Review – The Phantom of Music

Investigate mysterious happenings and uncover an insidious plot at the Singing Brass Dragon Opera in this 4th level adventure.

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Designed by: Azzael Ulbrinter (Andrés Lillo)

I had the privilege of seeing The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway over twenty years ago, and it was a transformative experience, with music that I still hum and sing to this day. The Phantom of Music: An Adventure of Love and Death  adapts the beloved musical into a D&D mystery-adventure for 4th level.

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DMs Guild Review – Away with the Faeries

A rescue mission leads to a war between faeries in this Feywild adventure for Level 2.

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Designed by: Baden White

While we’ve yet to see a proper published 5e adventure starring faeries and the Feywild, plenty of excellent DMs Guild adventures and supplements have picked up the slack. Designed for level two parties, Away with the Faeries is easily my new favorite Feywild adventure.

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DMs Guild Review – Dread of the Ice Devil

Thwart a devilish ritual hidden in the mountains of Icewind Dale in this one-shot adventure for level five.

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Designed by: Christopher Waples

Dread of the Ice Devil is a one-shot adventure for 5th level parties, taking place in the frosty regions of Icewind Dale. Before you get too excited, the adventure predates the release of Rime of the Frostmaiden, but it’s still a solidly built, combat-heavy one-shot adventure.

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DMs Guild Review – Dramatis Personae: Archfey, Fiends, and Great Old One Patrons

Three Warlock supplements provide variants for Archfey, Fiend, and Great Old One patrons.

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Designed by: Andrés Lillo (Azzael Ulbrinter)

The Dramatis Personae series includes dozens of Warlock patron variants, with a separate supplement for each of the three otherworldy Warlock patrons in the Player’s Handbook: Archfey Patrons, Fiend Patrons, and Great Old One Patrons. All three can also be purchased together in the Bewitching Trilogy bundle.

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DMs Guild Review – Phantasms of Sri Raji

High level Tier 3 and 4 campaign modeled after Curse of Strahd, and based on the old Ravenloft module, Web of Illusions.

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Designed by: Jason Bowers

Phantasms of Sri Raji is described as a sequel to Curse of Strahd. Don’t get excited about a return trip to Barovia or Strahd’s resurrection, however.

It’s a sequel like the Final Fantasy games. The story has nothing to do with Strahd, but its entire narrative structure, including a magical mist-bordering dimension, a powerful villainous overlord, and a tarot reading that clues the players into critical artifacts and allies, are directly lifted from the popular 5E campaign.

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DMs Guild Review – Prophecies as Narrative Tools

DM guide on how to identify, analyze, and incorporate prophecies into a D&D campaign.

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Designed by: Martín Davico

Prophecies are classic narrative devices in adventures, from the Chosen One in The Matrix, Star Wars prequels, and countless JRPGs, to the Evil Approaches prophecy that serves as a background for the entire Cthulhu Mythos. Prophecies as Narrative Tools explains how to incorporate prophecies into your D&D campaign.

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