Roll20 Review – Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus

Go to hell in the this official Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition campaign for levels 1-13.

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Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus is the first fully original level 1-10+ campaign release since 2017’s Tomb of AnnihilationIt maintains the odd city-colon-adventure naming scheme from last year’s Waterdeep duology, though the city of Baldur’s Gate is featured only in the first of five parts, representing a fast-track to get the players leveled up and battling demons and devils in the first layer of hell as quickly as possible.

Avernus is an awesome setting and the adventure has one of the best endings of any of the official hard cover fifth edition adventures, tied to the fate of a central NPC, but Wizards’ insistent and repeated usage of Dyson Logos maps continues to translate poorly to a virtual tabletop such as Roll20.

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Roll20 Review – The Reach of Empire (Against the Aeon Throne 1)

Help a colony rebel against the oppressive Azlanti Star Empire in the first module for Starfinder’s Against the Aeon Throne.

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Starfinder‘s second ever Adventure Path, Against the Aeon Throne is being officially adapted into Roll20, starting with the introductory module, “The Reach of Empire.” It’s not the most exciting adventure but the maps are well done and it’s an easy introduction into Starfinder.

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Roll20 Review – Acquisitions Incorporated

Move over, Phandelver, The Orrery of the Wanderer is my new favorite 5E Adventure.

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I’m a fan of Acquisitions Incorporated, ever since I listened to their first adventures in Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition. Their fun-loving antics didn’t immediately draw me into D&D, but their continued adventures was a major factor into eventually running a permanent, ongoing series of live-streamed adventures with my friends.

I’m predisposed to liking anything with their involvement, so you may want to take this review with a grain of salt. That being said, the adventure included in the Acquisitions Incorporated Roll20 module, “The Orrery of the Wanderer,” is the best I’ve seen out of D&D Fifth Edition, finally supplanting Lost Mine of Phandelver as the premiere low-level campaign.

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Roll20 Review – Stranger Things D&D Starter Set

Hunt down the Thessalhydra, journey to the Upside Down, and survive the Demogorgon in this officially licensed D&D Starter Set.

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Like many geeks Stranger Things is one of my favorite shows, and not just because the series opens with a group of 80s kids playing tabletop Dungeons & Dragons in the basement. It’s supremely cool to see an official D&D tie-in product, as no small number of players became D&D fans at least in part by Stranger Things.

The Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set has everything you need to quickly jump in and play D&D, using the included pre-made characters. The adventure is ripped straight out of the series as the adventurers hunt down the monstrous Thessalhydra, with plenty of literal and metaphorical nods to the show along the way.

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Roll20 Review – Ghosts of Saltmarsh

Embark on a series of high seas adventures in this collection of updated classic D&D adventure modules.

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Ghosts of Saltmarsh is similar in concept to 2017’s Tales of the Yawning Portal, a collection of seven classic Dungeons & Dragons modules updated and converted to Fifth Edition. Instead of a dungeon-crawling theme, we’re on a boat!

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Official Discord Server!

For fans of my YouTube channel, including our weekly D&D live play show, we now have an official Discord server. Multiple chat channels are set up where we can talk tabletop RPGS, board games, video games, and discuss the current D&D campaign.

You’ll also be able to easily look up helpful information surrounding our D&D campaign, such as reschedules, resources for maps, and our house rules.

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Roll20 Review – Rise of the Runelords

The original Pathfinder Adventure Path campaign is given an official Roll20 adaptation.

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Rise of the Runelords was the very first Adventure Path released for the then brand new Pathfinder tabletop RPG, in 2007 and 2008. An updated and expanded Anniversary Edition was released in 2012, celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Despite its age, Rise of the Runelords remains one of the most well-regarded campaigns to ever come out of Pathfinder, spanning a rich tapestry of monsters, exotic locations and dungeons, motivated villains, and a classic tale of a reemerging evil presence. With a plethora of well-constructed dungeons and solid multi-chapter organization, Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition is particularly well suited to Roll20, making it an excellent adventure for Pathfinder veterans and newcomers alike.

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