DMs Guild Review – 10 Monsters of Midsummer

Ten summer-themed monsters, including the Barbecue Golem and Sandcastle Crab.

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Designed by: Lucas AndersonBum LeeDaniel KingJack WeighillJonathan SwadleySharksideAaryan BaluSebastian Yūe

The creative team behind last year’s 12 Christmas Slays (as well as February’s 10 Hazards of Love and April’s 10 Foolish Fools) have returned with 10 Monsters of Midsummer, a summer-themed monster book with sandcastle crabs, barbecue golems, and the most fearsome of foes, The Sun.

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DriveThruRPG Review – Following the Tracks

Track animal-stealing bandits across the savannah in this 5th level adventure for Pathfinder 1st ed.

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Designed by: Maria Gatta (Wilderling)

My experience with Pathfinder may be limited, but I know a solid adventure when I see one. Following the Tracks takes a vastly underused setting, a wild savannah, and injects a setting-appropriate story with plenty of beasts to battle, herd, and rescue.

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DMs Guild Review – The Monster Menu

Over 120 unique meals based on creatures from the 5e Monster Manual.

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Designed by: Dave Panfilo

I love the Monster Hunter videogame series (and you bet your butt I backed Heliana’s Guide to Monster Hunting) where you can craft weapons and armor from defeated creatures. But what about harvesting monster parts to cook a hearty meal?

The Monster Menu adds over 100 exotic meals that a daring party can cook from slain monster parts, gaining temporary monstrous abilities — and drawbacks.

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DMs Guild Review – Fantastic Terrain 2

Another 50 supernatural terrain, areas, and effects.

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Designed by: Crit Academy (Justin Handlin), with Alex ClippingerJean LorberDaniel XavierChris Karelis

Fantastic Terrain 2 is the sequel to last year’s Fantastic Terrain, which already added over 50 environmental hazards and effects. Somehow the sequel finds 50 more “wondrous sources of energy,” which can include anything from mudslides and kelp mats, to portals, statues, and elemental gems.

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DMs Guild Review – Blackstaff’s Book of Bloodlines

31 new sorcerer subclasses, and over 120 new spells.

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Designed by: Micah WattElise CretelJeremy ForbingBryan HolmesRyan LangrIssac MayIam PaceKathleen Harrington

A sorcerer’s power is drawn from their origin. Whereas wizards study their craft and warlocks make a pact with a powerful entity, sorcerers are simply born with magic power due to their magical (or monstrous) bloodline, and drawn from their own willpower.

Blackstaff’s Book of Bloodlines is the follow-up to last year’s Tome of Wizardry, this time focusing on those naturally talented jerks, the sorcerers. With over 30 subclasses and over 120 spells, Book of Bloodlines is another stellar supplement brimming with content.

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DMs Guild Review – A Town Called Mud: The Haunted Mine

Defeat a deathlock in this Western-themed mini-adventure for level 4.

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Designed by: Benedict Hall

Westerns have a deep vein of colorful characters, familiar tropes, and fun settings and situations to mine from. A Town Called Mud: A Haunted Mine is a Western-inspired adventure for level 4 that doesn’t quite live up to its potential.

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DMs Guild Review – A Necromancer’s Tangled Web

Clear a cave full of undead in this dungeon crawl for level 4.

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Designed by: S.M. Sayers

A Necromancer’s Tangled Web is a classic undead-terrorizing-a-village story that leads to a relatively brief, straightforward cave dungeon full of undead, for level 4 parties. A lot of backstory and attention is given to the titular final boss, though the story is both too big, and too underdeveloped.

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DMs Guild Review – Quite the Pickle: A Saltmarsh Adventure

A series of tavern events for levels 5-10.

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Designed by: Trevor Salla

Quite the Pickle takes place in and around the Snapping Line, a classic dockside inn and tavern in the town of Saltmarsh. Though advertised as an adventure for levels 5-10, it’s more of a series of events that take place over several days and nights as the players play a game of darts, fend off a pirate attack, and rescue a waiter from a shadowy fate.

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Kickstarter Preview – Capes & Crooks: A 5e Superhero RPG

A superhero RPG based on the 5e rules from D&D.

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Designed by: Justin Handlin, Crit Academy

I have fond memories of superhero MMOs and RPGs in the 2000s that let me run wild with character creation, such as City of Heroes, Champions Online, and Freedom Force. Re-creating my favorite heroes was one thing, but I also draw endless enjoyment from designing my own unique heroes.

Given the excellent character creator in Capes & Crooks, I was able to bring many of my beloved hero creations to life in this tabletop RPG built upon the 5e open gaming license.

This Kickstarter Review is based on pre-release playtest material.

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DMs Guild Review – The Great Trial: Frostbite

Level 10 hex-crawl dungeon, and a stand-alone sequel to the original Great Trial.

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Designed by: Christian Zeuch,

The Great Trial: Frostbite is a stand-alone sequel to The Great Trial, a challenging gauntlet for 10th level parties. It can be run as a follow-up adventure, or on its own, providing a more interesting hex crawl dungeon design thanks to its icy theme, warring demons, big boss battles, and roaming threats.

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