Tomb of Annihilation Session 84 Recap

The party navigates the cog-rooms of the Gears of Hate, tangling with plant-monsters and interdimensional wardrobes.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 10 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 10 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 10 Triton Bard of Whispers – inhabited by Unkh
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

Last week the party became separated in the Gears of Hate. Mannix, Khaless, and George were stuck in the Control room with slime pouring out of some nearby tubes. Therin, Gillian, and Ishmakahl were back in the central pentagonal room, where the rotating cog-rooms revealed the path to the next cog, as well as a room full of gas that transformed the vegetation around them into a trio of shambling mounds.

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DMs Guild Review – First Adventure

A unique one-shot adventure with pre-made character sheets starring a plucky group of kids.

A review copy of “First Adventure was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: Leonardo Benucci

The cover image of First Adventure is a fun rendition of the poster from The Goonies, a classic kid-centric adventure film from the 80s. Although the one-shot stars a pre-made group of plucky kid adventures, it actually borrows more from Stephen King’s It with an interesting mid-adventure time-skip to adulthood, and a terrifying monster that lurks below.

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Solasta: Crown of the Magister Transforms D&D Into a Tactical RPG [Pixelkin]

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Video game RPGs owe much of their DNA from the classic tabletop RPG. Despite Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition catapulting the tabletop RPG into mainstream popularity, there’s been a stark lack of officially licensed D&D video games in recent years. Indie studio Tactical Adventures hopes to change that with Solasta: Crown of the Magister.

“We’ve been a big fan of tabletop RPGs for 30 years,” says Mathieu Girard, CEO and creative director at Tactical Adventures. “We have a D&D campaign running every week – currently playing Descent Into Avernus. Making a D&D RPG is a passion project for us.”

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 83 Recap

An NPC turns enemy in a large battle in the throne room; the party reaches the Gears of Hate on level 5.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 10 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 10 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 10 Triton Bard of Whispers – inhabited by Unkh
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

The Tomb of the Nine Gods has so much going on that it can be difficult to keep track of it all. On top of that, I’m trying to create a meaningful, reactive world for my players, such as George and the Gray Slaad from Level 2.

This week I had a fun opportunity to end Orvex’s story in spectacular fashion in the final room of Level 4.

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DMs Guild Review – Adaptable NPCs II

Over 100 humanoid (and humanoid-adjacent) statblocks, along with 12 drop-in dungeons.

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Designed by: Grim Press (Trevor Armstrong, Jeffrey Fischer)

Adaptable NPCs II is a very much a sequel, expanding on Adaptable NPCs with even more NPC statblocks with picture art and tokens, and another dozen drop-in dungeons with full color battlemaps.

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DMs Guild Review – Psionics

Includes a new psion class, as well as new subclasses, feats, spells, magic items, and adventure hooks.

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Designed by: Bardic-Inspired DM

The Psion was a popular “DLC” class in previous editions of Dungeons & Dragons. It also added a lot of balancing and mechanical problems. Psions are noticeably absent from official books in Fifth Edition, but that’s not going to stop the community from trying to bring the mind-warriors to the modern era.

The psion class presented in the Psionics supplement is a disappointingly re-themed wizard, but the supplement also includes a huge amount of pisonic-related content to make up for it, including feats, spells, magic items, and an entire Gith empire to adventure in.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 82 Recap

Half the party sneaks through Shagambi’s tomb, while Unkh’s holds traps, puzzles, and a horde of undead monsters.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 10 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 10 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 10 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

In the last two weeks we had been crawling through the fourth level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods at a snail’s pace. This week we made up for it, blazing through the final two trickster god rooms and nearly completely the entire floor, thanks to an extra-long episode.

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