DMs Guild Review – Oath of the Nightbringer

Embrace darkness with the Shar-worshipping Oath of the Nightbringer.

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Designed by: M.T. Black

I was never a big fan of the holy warrior/chivalric knight archetype until D&D Fifth Edition. The 5e Paladin is very well designed, capable of tanking, healing, and dishing out lots of damage via divine smites, as well as a very complimentary spell list. 

But the Paladin also has the least diverse subclasses, with many Oaths that feel a bit too standard and same-y. The Oath of the Nighbringer is a thematically sound new subclasses, but also highlights that lack of diversity.

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DnD War for the Lost Plane Session 32 Recap

As worlds collide, we face down our final foes: Irathon the fiend and Rahmael the celestial.

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Starring:
Kaelan, level 20 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 20 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 20 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 20 half-elf Assassin Rogue/Fighter
TIM, level 20 warforged War Domain Cleric

With Radiant light pouring out of Scarlet, she swings her sword at the angel, his own light fading. He grimaces as the sword strikes into his chest, and for the first time he looks sad and resigned.

“We just wanted something better for us,” he intones, the light rapidly fading from his sagging body.

“That’s your problem,” Scarlet replies, her tone as even-keeled as always. “Gods don’t just think of themselves. You were never going to create anything other than chaos and ruin. Now it is your time to return to the light. May the gods have mercy on you.”

She pulls the sword free and the once grand celestial being slumps over, his body now floating in the void surrounding us.

From nearby, Irathon screams.

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DMs Guild Review – College of the Crow’s Nest

Seek treasures and add to your Ethereal Keepsakes in this pirate-themed bard subclass.

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Designed by: R Morgan Slade

Pirate-themed player characters are a common theme for adventuring, usually represented in the fighter and rogue classes. College of the Crow’s Nest takes a surprising turn with the bard as a swashbuckling explorer, but by utilizing a fun new treasure-seeking feature, creates a worthy new subclass.

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DnD War for the Lost Plane Session 31 Recap

The party finally reaches the spellbook, just as the World Ender begins to awaken.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 19 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 19 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 19 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 19 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 19 warforged War Domain Cleric

Scarlet hurries back, spellbook in hand, Gillian’s magical wind whipping her hair back and forth – keeping the acid cloud at bay.

The triumphant moment is interrupted by an earth-shattering roar. The World Ender! We’re out of time.

From nearby we hear ominous squelching noises.

“Is Scarlet done yet?” calls Kethra, “We need to get out of here. There’s something coming!”

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DMs Guild Review – Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim

Comprehensive guidebook to the Black Network, including history, player options, and regional information.

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Designed by: Justice ArmanM.T. BlackAnthony JoyceCeleste ConowitchJeremy ForbingSadie LowryNoah GrandEd GreenwoodBrittney HayGabriel HicksLaura HirsbrunnerAmber LitkeJessica MarcrumKienna Shaw

Wealth. Power. Influence. Of all the base factions in D&D Fifth Edition none are as recognizable or relatable as the Zhentarim, a network of evil-aligned wizards, scoundrels, and thieves. Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim is a comprehensive guidebook to all things Zhentarim, from their history and major players, to new class options and spells, and advice for running evil-aligned campaigns.

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DnD War for the Lost Plane Session 30 Recap

We continue our fantastic voyage through the innerspace of the World Ender.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 19 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 19 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 19 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 19 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 19 warforged War Domain Cleric

Flame shot out of the Hellfire crossbow, engulfing the fleshy creatures. They burn, but continue advancing on Scarlet, striking out with tendrils and claws of sinew. 

I grunt, and follow up with a volley of fire bolts, striking into multiple creatures. One of them explodes, but before I can even smile, the smaller fleshy bits begin to reform into single-tentacle creatures.

“Not helping!” Scarlet yells, as she brings down another column of holy fire. We weren’t going to last much longer without the rest of the team.

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DMs Guild Review – Shadow Over Snowhollow

Warring orcs and frost giants stand between the party and a tomb occupied by a white dragon in this tier 2 adventure.

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Designed by: MitchellOdy” Edwards

We discussed using factions in a recent DM Roundtable discussion, and Shadow over Snowhollow would make a great example of using traditional monsters as fleshed-out factions. The tier two adventure involves players in a deadlocked battle between arcane frost giants and necromantic orcs, before taking on (almost) ancient white dragon.

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Roll20 Review – Candlekeep Mysteries

Anthology of 17 mini-adventures that all start with a book.

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Designed by: Wizards of the Coast

I’m the only one in my family who likes seafood, so on the rare occasion that we get seafood (like my birthday), I tend to order the big sampler with a bit of everything. Candlekeep Mysteries is the sampler of the Sword Coast, bringing over a dozen mini-adventures thematically tied to different books, all of which could be found in the legendary library of the Sword Coast.

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DnD War for the Lost Plane Session 29 Recap

The party is forcibly injected into the World-Ender in search of the Creator’s spellbook.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 19 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 19 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 19 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 19 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 19 warforged War Domain Cleric

“Here’s here,” Orner yelled. “I didn’t expect him so soon, we’ll have to hurry. Quickly, into the tower!”

The entire world rumbles as what looks like an entire mountain appears un the distance. Great claws the size of ancient trees churn the ground. An echoing roar chills us to the bone as we strap ourselves into the tower. 

We feel the tower shift as Orner points it at the impossibly large beast. The World Ender.

Scarlet nervously calls out, “Anyone not want to do this anymore?”

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