Crafting Annihilation 8/01/19

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Roll20 Review – Acquisitions Incorporated

Move over, Phandelver, The Orrery of the Wanderer is my new favorite 5E Adventure.

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I’m a fan of Acquisitions Incorporated, ever since I listened to their first adventures in Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition. Their fun-loving antics didn’t immediately draw me into D&D, but their continued adventures was a major factor into eventually running a permanent, ongoing series of live-streamed adventures with my friends.

I’m predisposed to liking anything with their involvement, so you may want to take this review with a grain of salt. That being said, the adventure included in the Acquisitions Incorporated Roll20 module, “The Orrery of the Wanderer,” is the best I’ve seen out of D&D Fifth Edition, finally supplanting Lost Mine of Phandelver as the premiere low-level campaign.

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DMs Guild Review – 52 New Class Options

Dozens of new subclasses for every class in Dungeons & Dragons.

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Designed by: Alex Ilyinskii

Between the Player’s Handbook and Xanather’s Guide to Everything, most classes in Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition have five or six different options for subclass archetypes. But players are always wanting more. “52 New Class Options” offers way more than anyone would ever need. Not everything works well and there are more than a few eyebrow-raising abilities, but with dozens of options you’ll definitely find something to like for each class.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 43 Recap

Gillian finally reunites with her brother in a unique fashion before delving into the back caves and confronting the high priestess of Umberlee.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 5 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 5 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 5 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 5 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 5 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

Note: The Typhoon Palace is not originally from Tomb of Annihilation. It appears in the Torte Package by Wizards of the Coast. I’ve adapted it to our campaign.

The latter half of the Typhoon Palace was more linear, but featured a great balance of combat, environmental hazards, and big story moments.

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DMs Guild Review – The Frozen Forge

A mini-adventure that combines frozen undead, warring elemental cults, and an opportunistic frost giant.

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Designed by: Dustin Martens

In many ways “The Frozen Forge” is exactly what I want out of a DM’s Guild product, a succinct dungeon crawl adventure with a solid theme, easy ties to published adventures, and some neat new ideas. “The Frozen Forge” falls a bit short in its execution but it has all the right pieces for a memorable side trek.

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