DMs Guild Review – Grimbuckle’s Guide to Smithing

Over 50 crafting recipes with unique ingredients for weapons and armor in the DMG.

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Designed by: Dave Albin

As a Monster Hunter fan, I crave a worthy crafting system for magic weapons and armor. Unfortunately, Grimbuckle’s Guide to Smithing is disappointingly bare, with much of its content pasted from the Dungeon Master’s Guide.

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DMs Guild Review – The Dancer Class

A new martial support class, with over 20 unique dance moves and seven subclasses.

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Designed by: Taron PoundsNate Butler

D&D Fifth Edition prefers subclasses over completely new classes, and rarely is there a third party class that wouldn’t fit better as a simpler subclass. But Pounds has proven to be an excellent full class designer (see the Merchant Class), and The Dancer Class is no exception, offering a unique style of supportive gameplay in a class that’s frankly a much better realization of the Bard.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 25 Recap

The wider tundra of Icewind Dale proves harsher than the trails of Ten Towns as our heroes try to cross a frozen river. In the goblin fortress of Karkolohk, they make a startling discovery.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 5 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 5 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast
Celeste, level 5 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 5 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 5 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

The wider tundra of Icewind Dale proves harsher than the trails of Ten Towns as our heroes try to cross a frozen river. In the goblin fortress of Karkolohk, they make a startling discovery.

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DMs Guild Review – The Kobold Kompendium

Dozens of new kobold statblocks, traps, and encounters.

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Designed by: Azzael UlbrinterJack Weighill

Ah, kobolds. D&D’s proverbial low-level punching bags, second only to goblins, but perhaps a bit more lovable. The Kobold Kompendium expands the few statblocks provided in the Monster Manual and Volo’s Guide to Monsters. offering dozens of new kobold variants and traps.

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DMs Guild Review – Bert’s Potion Shop

Over 75 potions in a high-end luxury shop owned and operated by goblins.

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Designed by: Jia Jian Tin

A goblin is the last person one would expect as owner of a high-end, luxury shop. Bert is not only honest and sophisticated, but he has some truly excellent and creative potions.

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DMs Guild Review – Secrets of the Drowgar

New hybrid race of Drow and Duergar, with backgrounds, subclasses, and statblocks.

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Designed by: Jimmy FlowersSplinterverse

Secrets of the Drowgar explores the fruitful offspring of two unlikely lovers, Drow and Duergar. The new Drowgar race includes three backgrounds, two subclasses, and several adventure hooks and NPC statblocks.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 24 Recap

We level up to 5, return to Bryn Shander, and learn of an odd treaty proposal from the goblins.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 5 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 5 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast
Celeste, level 5 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 5 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 5 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

After all their adventures around Ten Towns the Marshals reach level five, return to Bryn Shander, and acquire a fancy new vehicle for safer travel over the further reaches of Icewind Dale.

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DMs Guild Review – Wyrms of the Realms: Mythic Encounters

Over 30 legendary dragon statblocks from Forgotten Realms lore.

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Designed by: Bryan Holmes, with Ashton Duncan, Cassandra MacDonaldE. R. F. JordanJ. A. ValeurMagnus VogelNoah GrandSteve Fidler

Old Gnawbone. Iymrith. The Axe Mother. Daurgothoth. The Dark Lady. Tiamat. These are names (or nicknames) of ancient dragons with long, infamous histories in the Forgotten Realms, and they’re all included in Wyrms of the Realms, a large, 150+ page supplement that includes over 30 named dragons, along with unique new mythic traits and actions for even more epic battles.

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DriveThruRPG Review – Adventures from the Potbellied Kobold

Collection of 15 mini-adventures ranging from 2nd to 9th level, from some of the biggest designers in 5E.

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Designed by: Jeff Stevens Games, with writing by Alan Tucker, Alex Clippinger, Catherine Evans, Cody Faulk, Greg Marks, Hannah Rose, James Introcaso, Jean Headley, Jeff C. Stevens, JVC Parry, Kat Kruger, Maxine Henry, Mike Shea, MT Black, Oliver Darkshire, Shawn Merwin, Toni Winslow-Brill, Tony Petrecca

Adventures from the Potbellied Kobold is a goofy name for a seriously weighty tome (170+ pages!): a collection of 15 mini one-shot adventures, ranging from levels two to nine, from some of the biggest names in D&D adventure design.

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DMs Guild Review – Oath of the Fates + Path of the Hero

Paladin and Barbarian subclasses inspired by Greek Mythology.

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Designed by: David Serrano

In this rare two-for-one review, I look at two Greek Mythology-inspired subclasses, the Paladin Oath of the Fates and Barbarian Path of the Hero.

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