Crafting Annihilation 5/09

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DMs Guild Review – The Dreaded Tunnels of Ruxabar

Venture through a gauntlet of poison and disease in this underground dungeon crawl for 8th level.

A review copy of “Adventure: The Dreaded Tunnels of Ruxabar” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by:  Mistfactor Press

The Dreaded Tunnels of Ruxabar” is a straight-forward dungeon crawl for five players around level eight. It’s a 20-page gauntlet through disease-infested caverns, with several modified monsters, tons of environmental hazards and traps, and a few new treasures. It also includes separate VTT-friendly player maps and tokens.

The adventure is very light on role-playing but I enjoyed the overall layout and interesting challenges within the dungeon.

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DMs Guild Review – Autumn Blues (Shadow Heist 3)

The Waterdeep agents discover a surprise underground dungeon and crime ring during the third heist adventure.

A review copy of “One Shot: Autumn Blues – Waterdeep’s Shadow Heist No. 3” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by:  Christian Eichhorn

Autumn Blues” is the third one-shot adventure in Christian Eichhorn’s Waterdeep Shadow Heist trilogy, and like the others it’s designed as a straightforward heist mission from the local thieves guild. Unlike the first two adventures, “Autumn Blues” features a surprise underground dungeon as the PCs get the chance to shake down an entire criminal enterprise.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 33 Recap

We return to Port Nyanzaru after weeks in the jungle, buying supplies and checking up on old friends before heading back out to Firefinger.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 5 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 5 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 5 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 5 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 5 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

Thanks to the teleport circle in the Heart of Ubtao (and making friendly with Valindra) the party was able to return to Port Nyanzaru for the first time since they set out in the jungle back in *checks notes* Session 9!

We checked up on a few NPCs before setting out down the River Tiryki to tie up a loose end: retrieving Azaka’s stolen heirloom from the pterafolk of FireFinger.

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DMs Guild Review – The Bone Dancer (Shadow Heist 2)

Steal from a visiting noble who has everything to hide in this one-shot heist set in Waterdeep.

A review copy of “One Shot: The Bone Dancer – Waterdeep’s Shadow Heist No. 2” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by:  Christian Eichhorn

Although it sounds like the name of a cheesy porno, “The Bone Dancer,” is the second one-shot adventure in Christian Eichhorn’s Waterdeep Shadow Heist series. The PCs are sent to recover incriminating letters from a traveling nobleman at an inn. The twist is that he’s much more than he seems.

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The Secret Unknown Stuff Trilogy [Tabletop Gaming Magazine]

Pick up Issue #30 of Tabletop Gaming Magazine

I interviewed the developers at Sentient Cow Games about their debut tabletop game Escape from Dulce and their plans for an entire trilogy on their wonderfully weird Secret Unknown Stuff sci-fi universe.