Tabletop Review – Beastlands’ Maelstrom of Monsters

A procedurally generated monster manual with nearly 300 monsters.

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Designed by: Todd Otto

“Procedurally generated” is a common buzzword (buzzphrase?) in gaming. It basically means content that is more intelligently randomly generated, involving parameters, settings, and algorithms.

Beastlands’ Maelstrom of Monsters” is a procedurally generated monster manual. The 285 enemies within aren’t even generated until you purchase the PDF, creating a uniquely bizarre concoction of mad-libs Frankenstein monsters that I don’t see any DM wanting to actually use.

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DMs Guild Review – Red Jack: A Gothic Earth Adventure

Investigate a Jack the Ripper-style murder in late 19th century London in this level 1 Gothic Earth adventure.

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Designed by: M. T. Black

I’m familiar with Jack the Ripper but less so with the Gothic Earth RPG setting, which was apparently introduced to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition in the mid 90s. Famous literary characters like Sherlock Holmes exist in this alternate period universe, as does magic and supernatural creatures.

Red Jack: A Gothic Earth Adventure” takes its major story cues and plot structure from a classic Holmes/Jack the Ripper murder mystery, distilled into a single D&D session for a new level 1 party.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 49 Recap

With the mine cleared out we set out through the long, dark tunnels that lead to the forge of Hrakhamar.

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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 underground mine tunnel that links Wyrmheart Mine with the Dwarven forge Hrakhamar winds for 40 miles. As we soon discover, no underground area in the D&D universe is safe.

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DMs Guild Review – The Art of War for D&D Players

A comprehensive rules guide and reference for D&D players.

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Designed by: M. T. Black

The Art of War is one of those classic books that everyone knows about but few have actually read (me included!). The Art of War for D&D Players is organized similarly to the original text on warfare and battlefield management, including quotes from Sun Tzu, providing a highlight reel of rules and information on rule, combat tactics, and recommended player builds.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 48 Recap

At the bottom of Wyrmheart Mine we confront the red dragon dragon, Tinder.

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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

Having finally reached the end of their mine cart ride to the bottom of Wyrmheart Mine, there was nothing left between the PCs and their goal: the young red dragon, Tinder.

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