DMs Guild Review – The Heir of Orcus: Verse 4

The fourth chapter in The Heir of Orcus AL campaign is a descent into Cthulhu-inspired madness.

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Designed by: Anthony Joyce

After an odd left-turn into cyberpunk in the previous verse, the fourth chapter of The Heir of Orcus adventurer’s league campaign is a return to form – specifically the madness-inducing form of Cthulhu and his terrifying minions.

The Heir of Orcus: Verse 4 is designed for 8th level parties, featuring a well-designed dungeon crawl and two excellent side quests.

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DnD 5E War for the Lost Plane Session 2 Recap

Exploring the second floor of the tower, we find a treant being attacked by fiery demons.

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Starring:
Kaelan, level 13 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 13 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 13 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 13 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 13 warforged War Domain Cleric

We descended the stairs, I and my strange companions. A warrior-triton. A warforged healer. A rather talkative paladin.

They were odd, yet oddly comforting. I could sense hardened resolve, unshakable bravery, and foolish pride. Fellow adventurers.

The next floor held doors in each direction. The shadowy rogue – some elf blood in her, no doubt, crept towards the west, where we heard a woman screaming for her babies. The concerned paladin wasn’t far behind.

The door was destroyed. Peeking in we saw a winged demon carrying a large fork and hurling balls of flame at some trees and shrubs. One of the trees had the face of a person, and was sobbing in anguish.

Normally I wouldn’t care about a damn tree. But my hands instantly went to my crossbows as I laid eyes on the demon. Adrenaline coursed through my body like a raging fire as I cast a protective ward.

The paladin, Scarlet, was trying to speak to the demon. I couldn’t help but grin when it snarled back. I materialized from the shadows, took aim, and peppered its body full of bolts.

This may be a strange place, but this feeling was all too familiar.

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DMs Guild Review – Various Vehicles

A series of supplements with expanded rules and statblocks for common vehicles,

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Designed by: William Bosley

One of the more exciting components from Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus were the Mad Max-inspired Infernal War Machines, which included expanded rules on handling these unique vehicles.

Various Vehicles is a series of supplements that apply those rules, along with new statblocks, to more commonly found vehicles such as wagons, carts, and carriages.

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DMs Guild Review – Calpurnia’s Guide to Practical Traps

Over 40 traps and triggers, along with a trap-filled hex crawl adventure.

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Designed by: Joel Kelley

Calpurnia returns! After blessing us with an excellent supplement regarding Lesser Magical Items, Calpurnia’s Guide to Traps details over 40 traps as well as an entire 20+ page, trap-laden adventure.

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DMs Guild Review – The Blood Hunter

A solo adventure specifically designed for a level 5 blood hunter (and their bard sidekick).

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Designed by: Anthony Joyce

The Blood Hunter is a solo adventure that cleverly draws inspiration from popular action-adventure genre TV shows such as The Witcher and The Mandalorian. It’s designed for a single fifth level Blood Hunter, and is extremely well-crafted, with beautiful artwork and full color maps.

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DnD 5E War for the Lost Plane Session 1 Recap

Magically transported to a mysterious place, our veteran heroes are quickly thrust into a violent battle with monstrous forces.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 13 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 13 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 13 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 13 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 13 warforged War Domain Cleric

The demon snarls, saliva dripping from its maw. A bolt sinks into its chest. It drops to its knees. 

I stand over its body, leveling the crossbow at its head. We both know another shot will send it back to hell. But I have a question,”What is Anonyma?”

“Not what,” the demon hisses.

Another voice suddenly cuts in, “He’s almost here of his own volition.” A human voice?

I whirl around. My eyes glow red with demon-powered magic, but see nothing. “Demon-killing is a niche skill set, but a useful one,” the voice continues.

I look back to the demon, but see confusion written on its ugly face. A green light surrounds me, and everything turns black.

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DMs Guild Review – Bloodties Anthology Volume 1: Bloodstained

A collection of 12 horror themed mini-adventures for levels 1-10.

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Designed by: Darren Kenny, with Ana Paula RebolledoAran MoonBeth BallCindy ButorDaylight PublicationsHiten DaveJay DavidsonJürgen HubertKai LinderLeanne JohnsonMiłosz GawęckiTyler Mahoney

Bloodties Anthology Volume 1 offers 12 mini-adventures for levels 1-10, centered around horror themes such as a plant-based blood plague, monstrous science experiments, dark gods and evil cults, and a good old fashioned circus of horrors.

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The 10 Best RPG Board Games [Dicebreaker]

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Tabletop RPGs provide some of the most memorable experiences you can have at the table, whether it’s cheering at a clutch dice roll, gasping after a dramatic payoff or laughing at the charming antics of Tim the Goblin. But tabletop RPGs require a substantial time commitment, a dedicated game master and proper planetary alignment for everyone’s schedules.

Thankfully there are an ever-increasing amount of RPG board games aiming to recreate different parts of the roleplaying experience.

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D&D 5e War for the Lost Plane Session 0: Character Introduction

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Starring:
T.I.M., level 13 Warforged Domain of War Cleric
Kethra, level 13 Half-elf Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 13 Triton Champion Fighter/Bard College of Lore
Scarlet, level 13 Human Paladin, Oath of Devotion
Kaelan, level 13 Tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock

War for the Lost Plane is our next big adventure, with some major differences from our previous campaigns. Chris returns to the DM’s chair for a high-level, homebrewed adventure.

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DMs Guild Review – SWAT: Special Wizards and Tactics

The party are forced to defend themselves against a raid in this urban encounter for 4th level.

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Designed by: Oz Mills

An urban-focused adventure involving the local authorities is a great recipe. SWAT: Special Wizards and Tactics is only a single encounter, but it’s a memorable one that pits the players on the defensive against a police-like raid in their own home.

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