DMs Guild Review – The Spirit Guide Class

A ghostly new player class that possesses others.

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Designed by: Joshua Raffles

What a player character dies it’s either off to the nearest temple to raise them, or time to roll up a new character sheet. But what if there was a third option? The Spirit Guide Class is a unique class with a startling prerequisite – you have to die.

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DMs Guild Review – Weapon Perks

New weapon-specific abilities for every simple and martial weapon in the Player’s Handbook.

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Designed by: Justin Handlin (Crit Academy)

Despite being based on Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition, Baldur’s Gate 3 makes a number of changes, including adding weapon-specific abilities to each kind of weapon. The Pillars of Eternity series also has different modal stances that could be turned on depending on the weapon you were wielding.

Weapon Perks brings these video game concepts back into D&D, with new abilities for each of the 30+ ranged and melee weapons found in the Player’s Handbook.

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DMs Guild Review – Death by Goblins

Fight your way out of a massive goblin lair in this adventure for 6th level parties.

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Designed by: Gordon McAlpin

The aptly named Death by Goblins is an adventure centered around a single, massive goblin lair, for 6th level parties. How do you make goblins challenging at 6th level? Start by throwing them into the deepest room at the bottom of the dungeon, and put the goblins under the command of a hilariously deranged elf bard.

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DMs Guild Review – Rescue: A Familiar Tale

Play as daring animal companions on a stealthy rescue mission in this one-shot adventure.

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Designed by: Transparent GamesAnna KonczakAndrew BishkinskyiMatthew BoothBernardo Bueno

We all grew up with heroic anthropomorphic animals saving the day, yet the animal companions and familiars in Dungeons and Dragons are often an after-thought. In Rescue: A Familiar Tale, the adventurers are captured by a mind-flayer, leaving their familiars and companions behind to rescue them in this clever one-shot adventure.

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DMs Guild Review – The Owlbear

A character class where you embody one of the most iconic D&D creatures.

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Designed by: Jackson Lewis

Owlbears are one of the most iconic creatures in D&D. Kinda silly, kinda fluffy, and often ferocious. Who hasn’t looked at an owlbear and wanted an awesome pet? Better yet, what if you could just be an owlbear?

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DMs Guild Review – Town Musicians of Bremen

A highly moddable one-shot based on the classic folk story.

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Designed by: Lucas Zellers

Town Musicians of Bremen is a one-shot based on the German folk story of the same name. Designed for Tier 1 (levels 1-4), the adventurers meet multiple D&D versions of the four animals from the folk story on their way to Bremen.

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DriveThruRPG Review – Monsters of Murka

Satirical sourcebook of United States culture, politics, and cities.

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Designed by: Action Fiction

Making fun of the United States of America isn’t exactly a challenging endeavor. Our culture of celebrities, excess, and ignorance pretty much mocks itself at every opportunity. Satire can be a bit more difficult, but when carefully crafted and applied, can contain a multitude of messages and realizations draped in humor.

Monsters of Murka is an effective satire of American culture and politics, a sourcebook for a fantasy world that reflects our current (or at least, circa 2016-17) state of political divisiveness alongside huge leaps in social media, technology, and globalization. Not all of it is overtly clever, but there’s more than enough content, including new player options, to craft an entire campaign in the tumultuous land of Murka.

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DMs Guild Review – The Psion Class

A new mind-warrior character class with five subclasses and over 190 spells.

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Designed by: Stratos Fotakis

The Psion Class tackles a popular character class option, the mind-based Psion, who has access to an entire unique list of nearly 200 new spells, though ultimately falls into the same trap of re-theming the Wizard and Warlock classes.

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DMs Guild Review – The Dark Tide of Damodan

A dungeon crawl through a sunken keep for levels 5-8.

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Designed by: Crit Academy (Justin HandlinGarret ThomasTravis Legge)

The Dark Tide of Damodan is an aquatic-themed adventure for level 5-8, with a dungeon crawl in a partially sunken keep. It checks all the boxes for combat, role-playing, and exploration, though the dungeon crawl is a bit too by-the-numbers.

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DriveThruRPG Review – Tall Tales of the Snowshoe Halflings

One new arctic subrace and three new thematic archetypes for D&D 5e.

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Designed by: Reluctant Pirate Games

Tall Tales of the Snowshoe Halflings adds a new arctic-themed Halfling subrace and three new subclass archetypes: The Huntmaster Fighter, Myth Domain Cleric, and Trailblazer Ranger.

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