DMs Guild Review – Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim

Comprehensive guidebook to the Black Network, including history, player options, and regional information.

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Designed by: Justice ArmanM.T. BlackAnthony JoyceCeleste ConowitchJeremy ForbingSadie LowryNoah GrandEd GreenwoodBrittney HayGabriel HicksLaura HirsbrunnerAmber LitkeJessica MarcrumKienna Shaw

Wealth. Power. Influence. Of all the base factions in D&D Fifth Edition none are as recognizable or relatable as the Zhentarim, a network of evil-aligned wizards, scoundrels, and thieves. Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim is a comprehensive guidebook to all things Zhentarim, from their history and major players, to new class options and spells, and advice for running evil-aligned campaigns.

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DMs Guild Review – Shadow Over Snowhollow

Warring orcs and frost giants stand between the party and a tomb occupied by a white dragon in this tier 2 adventure.

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Designed by: MitchellOdy” Edwards

We discussed using factions in a recent DM Roundtable discussion, and Shadow over Snowhollow would make a great example of using traditional monsters as fleshed-out factions. The tier two adventure involves players in a deadlocked battle between arcane frost giants and necromantic orcs, before taking on (almost) ancient white dragon.

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DMs Guild Review – Fool’s Gold: Mystery in Baldur’s Gate

An investigation into missing persons in Baldur’s Gate leads to a villain with the Midas touch in this 3rd level mystery adventure.

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Designed by: Colin Caelin

It doesn’t take a super sleuth to draw at least two conclusions from the title of Fool’s Gold: Mystery in Baldur’s Gate – it’s a mystery-based adventure, and it takes place entirely within the city of Baldur’s Gate. 

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Kickstarter Review – Legendary Adventures: Epic Play for Fifth Edition

Epic class progression from levels 21-30, and dozens of high-powered dragons, demons, and time-travelling wizards.

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Designed by: Mike Myler

My last foray into epic levels in D&D (20+) was nearly twenty years ago during Neverwinter Nights‘ second expansion, Hoards of the Underdark, which included fighting an entire dungeon full of beholders and taking on Mephistopheles himself. Legendary Adventures: Epic Play for Fifth Edition is an upcoming supplement that adds epic levels, and equally epic monsters, to D&D Fifth Edition.

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DMs Guild Review – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

A collection of over 40 humorous feats for player characters.

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Designed by: Gordon McAlpinM.T. BlackAndrew CawoodJeremy ForbingLaura HirsbrunnerChris Sims

Feats are such a ubiquitous part of D&D that’s it’s easy to forget they’re technically a variant rule. There are already plenty of great feats to choose from in officially published books. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now adds over 40 new feats with a much more humorous, and personable, tone.

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DMs Guild Review – Ythryn Expanded Towers of Magic

Series of eight supplements that expand and enhance each arcane tower in Chapter 7 of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.

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Designed by: Daniel Kahn

WARNING: Massive spoilers for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden!

There’s a lot I love about Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. I chose it as our next live streamed campaign, after all (coming in April). Yet it’s also an adventure that needs a lot of work, and one of those areas is in the final chapter, Doom of Ythryn.

The Ythryn Expanded Towers of Magic Bundle effectively fixes all eight arcane towers that parties will need to visit, expanding, replacing, and enhancing each tower to create far more memorable locations.

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DMs Guild Review – Cosmolyths

Magical Celestial race inspired by space and celestial bodies.

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Designed by: Hamilton Ross

Celestials in the D&D universe are typically associated with the gods and other divine beings, and the assimar race. Cosmolyths adds a new race that’s more literally associated with space and space-stuff, like stars, novas, planets, and even the black vacuum of nothingness.

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DMs Guild Review – Twilight at Eventide

Three fey-themed mini-adventures for levels 1, 2 and 3.

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Designed by: David McDonough

Anthologies tend to feature 10+ adventures with a common theme. With three mini-adventures for levels 1-3, Twilight at Eventide has a smaller scope, but no less valuable, as players help the townsfolk of Eventide with some nasty threats from the Feywild.

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DMs Guild Review – Rescue at Brightwell

Sneak behind enemy lines to rescue a spy in this military-heist adventure for levels 3-4.

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Designed by: Matthew Wulf

Countries at active war is a common backdrop in many video game RPGS (particularly JRPGs), but a rarity in D&D. Rescue at Brightwell drops the player characters into a military-themed heist mission, tasked with rescuing a valuable spy behind enemy lines.

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DMs Guild Review – Encounters in Candlekeep

Twenty encounters set in the legendary library-fortress of Candlekeep.

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Designed by: Kayla BayensChristian ZeuchKai Linder

Known for its powerful protective wards and neutral  source of knowledge, Candlekeep tends to be relatively free of drama and excitement. But where’s the fun in that? Encounters in Candlekeep provides 20 different events to spice up your party’s next journey to the legendary library.

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