DMs Guild Review – The Enchanted

New Fey-themed backgrounds for low-fantasy campaigns.

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Designed by: R.G. Wood

At only six pages, The Enchanted may be the shortest product I’ve ever reviewed on the DMs Guild. It includes two new Fey-themed backgrounds, specifically for use in low-magic campaigns, the Fey-touched and the Fey Exile.

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DMs Guild Review – Volo’s Tome of Ancient Archetypes (Dwarvish Archetypes + Elvish Archetypes)

Two 12-subclass supplements, one for each class inspired by dwarves and elves.

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Designed by: Christian Eichhorn and Christopher Walz

Volo’s Tome of Ancient Archetypes is a bundle that includes two separate class supplements: Dwarvish Archetypes and Elvish Archetypes. Both feature one new subclass for each of the 12 classes, thematically tied to these classic fantasy races.

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DMs Guild Review – The Consort

Fey-themed half-casting class devoted to a Fey Sovereign.

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Designed by: Jackson Lewis

The Consort is a fey-themed character class that combines elements of the Paladin, Bard, and Warlock into a powerful, and highly versatile package.

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DMs Guild Review – The Complete Armorer’s Handbook

New weapon and armor upgrades, including runestones for adding enchantments.

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Designed by: Heavyarms

Josie the Warrior is setting off on her first big adventure, proudly carrying her grandather’s sword that was passed down to her. After a few dungeon crawls she finds a generic +1 sword. Sorry gramps!

The Complete Armorer’s Handbook fixes these equipment issues by adding an upgrade system for non-magical weapons and armor, as well as adding a new runic system for slotting additional abilities or magical effects, creating an enticing new way to upgrade your character.

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DMs Guild Review – First Adventure

A unique one-shot adventure with pre-made character sheets starring a plucky group of kids.

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Designed by: Leonardo Benucci

The cover image of First Adventure is a fun rendition of the poster from The Goonies, a classic kid-centric adventure film from the 80s. Although the one-shot stars a pre-made group of plucky kid adventures, it actually borrows more from Stephen King’s It with an interesting mid-adventure time-skip to adulthood, and a terrifying monster that lurks below.

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DMs Guild Review – Adaptable NPCs II

Over 100 humanoid (and humanoid-adjacent) statblocks, along with 12 drop-in dungeons.

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Designed by: Grim Press (Trevor Armstrong, Jeffrey Fischer)

Adaptable NPCs II is a very much a sequel, expanding on Adaptable NPCs with even more NPC statblocks with picture art and tokens, and another dozen drop-in dungeons with full color battlemaps.

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DMs Guild Review – Psionics

Includes a new psion class, as well as new subclasses, feats, spells, magic items, and adventure hooks.

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Designed by: Bardic-Inspired DM

The Psion was a popular “DLC” class in previous editions of Dungeons & Dragons. It also added a lot of balancing and mechanical problems. Psions are noticeably absent from official books in Fifth Edition, but that’s not going to stop the community from trying to bring the mind-warriors to the modern era.

The psion class presented in the Psionics supplement is a disappointingly re-themed wizard, but the supplement also includes a huge amount of pisonic-related content to make up for it, including feats, spells, magic items, and an entire Gith empire to adventure in.

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DMs Guild Review – Splicer Class

Absorb monster traits, attacks, and resistances with the Splicer Class.

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Designed by: Justin Tholl (aka DarkJodo)

In our latest D&D campaign, we used an optional Unearthed Arcana rule for Druids acquiring new Wild Shapes. It involves meeting the potential animals and making Animal Handling or Nature checks based on their CR.

It’s worked quite well, especially in the dinosaur-filled jungles of Chult. The Splicer Class builds on this idea with the ability to absorb essence from beasts and monstrosities.

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DMs Guild Review – The Mansion of Duke Brago

A gruesome evil has taken hold of a noble family and a creepy mansion in this horror adventure for levels 7-8.

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Designed by: G. S. Brooks

My tolerance for the horror genre increases as I grow older and fears of demons and monsters are replaced by bill payments and my family’s safety. I’m also increasingly fond of a good horror adventure –  exploring classic horror tropes and letting players act as the non-stupid investigators rather than hapless teens (of course if you want to role-play hapless teens – go for it).

The Mansion of Duke Brago is a classic haunted house, with effective environmental storytelling and a well-constructed dungeon crawl, for levels 7-8.

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DMs Guild Review – The Garradrugh

A nature-themed warrior based on Celtic lore, featuring six subclasses.

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Designed by: Daylight Productions (Cameron Day)

The Garradrugh is a new character class inspired by Celtic culture, specifically nature worship. Mechanically it’s a Fighter with nature-themed abilities, including a special bond with a sentient nature spirit that can take different forms depending on your chosen subclass.

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