DMs Guild Review – Weeping Walls

Explore a manor haunted by a vengeful ghost in this 4th level dungeon crawl.

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Designed by: Leonardo Andrade

For most of my life I wasn’t big into the horror genre, but in recent years I’ve grown to admire its creative storytelling – even if I still can’t muster the courage to play a horror video game. But horror is an excellent genre to explore with D&D, and Weeping Walls effectively checks all the right horror boxes to recreate a modern ghost story in under 20 pages.

The adventure includes the following content warnings: domestic violence, suicide, and body horror.

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DMs Guild Review – Legends of Frozenfar: An Icewind Dale Player’s Companion

13 new subclasses and a new runic invocation system linked to Icewind Dale.

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Designed by: Taron PoundsBenjamin HuffmanRoss LeiserAJ Pickett

With our own Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign firing up this week, I’m very interested in any content geared toward Icewind Dale. With its focus on Giant runes and an entire magic system of Runic Invocations, Legends of Frozenfar: An Icewind Dale Player’s Companion may be more suited to Storm King’s Thunder than Rime of the Frostmaiden, however.

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DMs Guild Review – Palms Passing Parcel & Logistics Guild

Work for a well-respected delivery guild with this group patron supplement.

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Designed by: Ryan Hennessy

A faction made up of delivery persons may not seem like the most exciting organization, but what is The Lord of the Rings if not one big delivery quest? The awkwardly named Palms Passing Parcel & Logistics Guild is a mouthful, but it’s also a well-designed group patron that can be used for the whole party or just a single courier interested in traveling the world delivering important goods.

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DMs Guild Review – Oddities & Odysseys: The Night Fiend of Ravenloft

Hunt a ghostly, kidnapping Oni in this 3rd level Ravenloft adventure.

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Designed by: Kerry Jordan

The Night Fiend of Ravenloft is a quick mini-adventure (almost an encounter) for 3rd level characters. It fits perfectly within Curse of Strahd, but could be used for any horror-themed scenario, as the party are tasked with destroying a kidnapping Oni, who may already be dead.

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DMs Guild Review – Pact of the Gambler

A card-based gambling subclass for Warlocks.

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Designed by: Brandon Cedeno

Pact of the Gambler isn’t the first subclass to use playing cards as a resource – but I still love seeing it every time. The concept of a card-based resource system and gambling theme is very enticing, but a class built on gambling and random chance is a tricky thing to properly balance.

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DMs Guild Review – Group Spellcasting: Concerts

Gather your musically-gifted friends for magical concert spells with this supplement for players and dungeon masters.

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Designed by: Jason Bowers

With my background as a band nerd, Bards should be one of my favorite DnD classes. But the 5th edition version leaves much to be desired, with much of their musical prowess distilled down to giving out Bardic Inspiration. Group Spellcasting: Concerts adds a new Performance-based spellcasting system for multiple player characters – not just Bards, along with over 20 new concert spells.

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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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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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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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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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