Crafting Annihilation 10/17/19

Behind-the-scenes DM-only live stream of building and preparing our ongoing Tomb of Annihilation series.

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DMs Guild Review – Malar: The Beastlord Compendium

A 100-page sourcebook all about the lord of the hunt, including history, cultists, and tons of new player options.

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Designed by: James Welch

In the Forgotten Realms pantheon, Malar is the bestial lord of the hunt, and most commonly associated with were-creatures and evil-aligned druids and barbarians. You can find everything you’d ever want to know about Malar’s history, rituals, followers, as well as a selection of new Malar-themed player options, in Malar: The Beastlord Compendium.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 54 Recap

The final battle for Hrakhamar is upon us, but first the party regroups, rescues the prisoners, and scouts a new path.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 6 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 6 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 6 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 6 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 6 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

With the major battle for Hrakhamar subsiding, both sides retreated and regrouped. The party went back to rescue the prisoners and scout out the rear path to assault the firenewt-fortified armory.

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DMs Guild Review – Cormyr: Land of the Purple Dragon

A review copy of “Cormyr: Land of the Purple Dragon” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: Matthew Lee Myers

Like many folks who really didn’t start playing Dungeons & Dragons until Fifth Edition, most of my lore knowledge when it comes to D&D is centered firmly on the Sword Coast. There are multiple fantasy universes that D&D has used in the past, including Greyhawk, Eberron, and Krynn, but 5E-era D&D is myopically focused on the Forgotten Realms, and even then almost entirely on a single region.

Cormyr, located several hundred miles east of the Sword Coast, is a traditional high fantasy kingdom with rugged lands, lakes, forests, swamps, and mountains, and a violent history of razing dragons and war wizards. Cormyr: Land of the Purple Dragon is a staggeringly comprehensive sourcebook along the same style as the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, providing detailed lore, culture, and history of the region, along with new encounters, magic items, player character options, and more.

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DMs Guild Review – Vault of Magic

Over 50 magic items and over a dozen new spells.

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Designed by: Marco Bertini and Marco Fossati

We can always use more magic items, particularly on the lower end of the power spectrum, the commons and uncommons. Vault of Magic includes over 50 magic items, along with a little over a dozen new spells. The artwork and overall visual presentation is excellent, but the actual content left me wanting more.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 53 Recap

The massive war for Hrakhamar wages on.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 6 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 6 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 6 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 6 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 6 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

The party continues the knock-down, drag-out fight with the firenewts of Hrakhamar, resulting in our second all-combat session in as many weeks.

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