DMs Guild Review – Of Slavers and Sahuagin

Find a missing friend in a lawless city of scum and villainy in this Tier 1 coastal adventure.

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Designed by: N Gaudyn

Presentation isn’t everything, but it can be the difference between a good DMs Guild product and a great one. On the other end, a poorly edited product can drag an otherwise solid mystery adventure into mediocrity, as is this case with Of Slavers and Sahuagina mini-adventure for levels 3-5.

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DMs Guild Review – The Skull of Drag’Nalar

Retrieve an evil artifact from some foolish thieves in this gory drop-in adventure for level 4.

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Designed by: Maxwell Zener

Not every adventure needs to be a complex, interwoven story of mystery and drama. Sometimes you’re hired to get a thing, rescue a person, or defeat a monster – and return for that sweet reward. The Skull of Drag’Nalar is a relatively straightforward, but also well-designed, drop-in adventure for level 4 parties.

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DMs Guild Review – Merchant Class

An item-based class with six merchant guild subclasses.

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Designed by: Taron Pounds

I’ve played my share of RPGs and tactics games that include some kind of item-based class. I never though it would work with D&D 5e, but Merchant Class  provides a well thought-out and fun signature class ability, along with six merchant guild subclasses to further define your gold-hungry character.

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DMs Guild Review – Way of the Druid

Over 50 pages of druid content, including new subclasses, backgrounds, spells, factions, and equipment.

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Designed by: DM Conclave

Fun fact: druids and other nature-themed classes are among my favorites in RPGs. Animal pets, shapeshifting – what’s not to love? Way of the Druid is a hefty supplement that focuses entirely on the druid class in D&D 5e, including five new subclasses.

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DMs Guild Review – Joy of Monster Cooking: Devilish Desserts

Eight fiend-inspired recipes that bestow supernatural effects.

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Designed by: Lex MandrakeChris Boudreau

The Joy of Monster Cooking: Devilish Desserts is the follow-up to the Joy of Monster Cooking, providing eight recipes born out of fiendish ingredients.

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DMs Guild Review – The Feather of Aka’Ayah

Delve into a unique vertical prison inside a dreamworld to unwittingly free a terrible evil.

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Designed by: Leonardo Benucci

Judging The Feather of Aka’Ayah by the shadowy visage of a certain infamous horror villain on the cover may lead you to believe you’ve stumbled on a D&D adventure ripped from A Nightmare on Elm Street.

While the evil nightmare deity Phobetor is certainly based on Freddy, this one-shot for level five PCs is a wholly original adventure into a towering prison complex located in the Dreamscape.

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DMs Guild Review – Mythic Encounters

The most powerful monsters in D&D are made even stronger with new Mythic traits and abilities.

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Designed by: Steve FidlerBryan HolmesE. R. F. Jordan

With the majority of my D&D experience coming from Fifth Edition, and most 5e campaigns ending around the low teens, I have precious little knowledge of truly high-level threats. Ancient dragons, eldritch horrors, and titanic monstrosities can be found across several officially published sourcebooks.

Mythic Encounters takes over 30 of these CR21+ monsters, granting them a second-stage self-renewal and new Mythic Actions to challenge even the most badass of high level adventuring parties.

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DMs Guild Review – ColdBlood

Supplemental rules for surviving the frozen wastes of Icewind Dale.

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Designed by: Alice Loverdrive

Wizards of the Coast describes Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden as a survival-horror adventure, though horror elements are sporadic at best. The eternal winter the party endures could be tuned to create a more horrific atmosphere. Coldblood attempts to expand on these themes with new rules and undead statblocks.

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DMs Guild Review – The Surrounded

In this one-shot adventure with pre-made characters, the biggest danger is your fellow party members.

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Designed by: Erdem Acır

D&D is a team-based game. DMs often ban evil or “chaotic stupid” player characters to mitigate in-fighting, and players are typically discouraged from stealing from or thwarting each other.

The Surrounded turns all that around by providing a one-shot with premade characters, each of whom has a secret. They have a shared goal, but once they reach the end all hell breaks loose.

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DMs Guild Review – The Oni That Ruined Jinglemas

Fight your way through a toy warehouse taken over by orcs and ogres in this one-shot holiday adventure.

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Designed by: Tomas Gimenez Rioja

Holiday-themed adventures tend to go hard on the holidays, injecting theme as much as possible. The Oni That Ruined Jinglemas is more of a traditional dungeon crawl, that just so happens to take place in a toy-shipping warehouse.

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