DMs Guild Review – The Curse of Skull Island

Transform your session zero into a mini-adventure of character creation with a fun pirate theme.

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A review copy of “The Curse of Skull Island” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: Anthony Joyce (w/ Nautical Character Options by Jeremy Forbing)

Every DM should know what a session zero is, but just in case: session zero is the recommended way to start a fresh campaign, by gathering up your players to create their characters, discuss the campaign’s setting and themes, and go over any house rules, questions, and concerns, before starting your first official adventuring session together.

The Curse of Skull Island” is a mini-adventure designed to slot right into a “zero-th” session of a campaign. The brief adventure is specifically designed to kickstart a Ghosts of Saltmarsh or other nautical-themed campaign while letting players create their characters and introducing them to tabletop roleplaying, Dungeons & Dragons, or the specific Dungeon Master’s GM style (or all of the above).

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DMs Guild Review – The Lost Lyrics of Rezinar

A review copy of “The Lost Lyrics of Rezinar” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: Steve “Jaspor” Orr and Bill Putrino

I love music and appreciate fun parodies (hello 90s Weird Al!). “The Lost Lyrics of Rezinar” provides a dozen parodies of popular classic rock and pop songs with new Dungeons & Dragons themed lyrics. Most of them are clever and fun, though I was hoping for much more meaningful bard-related content.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 40 Recap

We deal with the third and final pirate captain and explore the rest of Jahaka Anchorage.

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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

After last week’s harrowing 3-hour battle, the party still had one loose end to tie up in the form of the escaping Captain Laskilar, followed by enjoying the spoils of all three pirate captains in the lucrative, but guarded, warehouse.

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Roll20 Review – Stranger Things D&D Starter Set

Hunt down the Thessalhydra, journey to the Upside Down, and survive the Demogorgon in this officially licensed D&D Starter Set.

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Like many geeks Stranger Things is one of my favorite shows, and not just because the series opens with a group of 80s kids playing tabletop Dungeons & Dragons in the basement. It’s supremely cool to see an official D&D tie-in product, as no small number of players became D&D fans at least in part by Stranger Things.

The Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set has everything you need to quickly jump in and play D&D, using the included pre-made characters. The adventure is ripped straight out of the series as the adventurers hunt down the monstrous Thessalhydra, with plenty of literal and metaphorical nods to the show along the way.

MAJOR SPOILERS – DM’s only!

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 39 Recap

The bar brawl at Jahaka Anchorage turns into one of the deadliest fights of our adventuring careers.

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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

In all our years of playing Dungeons & Dragons, we’ve never come as close to a total party wipe as this week’s session. The bar fight within Boscoe’s Bilge, the tavern at the hidden pirate base of Jahaka Anchorage, proved a bloody, drawn-out struggle as the party threw everything they had at the third and final pirate crew.

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