Crafting Annihilation 12/05/19

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DMs Guild Review – Compendium of True Evil

An evil-themed player supplement with new archetypes, feat, spells, and a new class.

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Designed by: Clayton Whittle and Goblin Ink Productions

Evil player characters are obviously problematic, but not an impossible hurdle. The designer of Compendium of True Evil understands this, providing a helpful chapter of advice on creating compelling and sensible “evil” characters, as well as evil-themed class archetypes, spells, feats, and backgrounds.

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DMs Guild Review – Nameia’s Laboratory

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Designed by: Stratos Fotakis

Nameia’s Laboratory is a short dungeon crawl through a cultist den ruled by a blood mage, the titular Nameia, for 6th level parties.

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Roll20 Review – Eberron: Rising from the Last War

All-in-one campaign sourcebook for Eberron with player options, detailed lore, and an introductory adventure.

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The Forgotten Realms have been the focus for almost the entirety of Dungeon & Dragons Fifth Edition‘s existence. But D&D’s world-building extends far beyond the likes of Waterdeep and the Sword Coast. Eberron was created in the early 2000s for D&D 3.5 Edition as an even more magically-influenced world, one of lighting-trains and sentient arcane-powered robots, with themes of world wars, rival factions, and noir-drenched cities.

Eberron: Rising from the Last War captures all the history, lore, and adventure seeds of Khorvaire, along with player character options and a level 1 adventure to provide and all-in-one campaign setting sourcebook for this unique high-magic world.

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DMs Guild Review – Challenge Accepted!

Adds D&D 4E’s Skill Challenges into Fifth Edition, along with over a dozen example encounters.

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Designed by: Justin Handlin (Crit Academy)

I have zero experience with Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition, but according to Challenge Accepted!, Skill Challenges were a popular and well-received rules mechanic for overcoming encounters outside of, or sometimes adjacent to, combat encounters.. The rules supplement features over a dozen detailed example encounters that employ Skill Challenges, as well as several traps and hazards to create exciting situations in D&D 5E.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 58 Recap

We mount a rescue operation in a zombie-infested compound, and learn more about the Red Wizards in Omu.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 7 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 7 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 7 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 7 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 7 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

Deeper into Omu the party mounts a rescue operation in a zombie-infested compound to rescue Orvex, a scholarly ally of the Red Wizards, who promptly spills the beans about their operations in Omu – including the discovery of the Tomb entrance and the significance of the shrines.

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