DMs Guild Review – 10 Monsters of Midsummer

Ten summer-themed monsters, including the Barbecue Golem and Sandcastle Crab.

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Designed by: Lucas AndersonBum LeeDaniel KingJack WeighillJonathan SwadleySharksideAaryan BaluSebastian Yūe

The creative team behind last year’s 12 Christmas Slays (as well as February’s 10 Hazards of Love and April’s 10 Foolish Fools) have returned with 10 Monsters of Midsummer, a summer-themed monster book with sandcastle crabs, barbecue golems, and the most fearsome of foes, The Sun.

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DMs Guild Review – The Monster Menu

Over 120 unique meals based on creatures from the 5e Monster Manual.

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Designed by: Dave Panfilo

I love the Monster Hunter videogame series (and you bet your butt I backed Heliana’s Guide to Monster Hunting) where you can craft weapons and armor from defeated creatures. But what about harvesting monster parts to cook a hearty meal?

The Monster Menu adds over 100 exotic meals that a daring party can cook from slain monster parts, gaining temporary monstrous abilities — and drawbacks.

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DMs Guild Review – Blackstaff’s Book of Bloodlines

31 new sorcerer subclasses, and over 120 new spells.

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Designed by: Micah WattElise CretelJeremy ForbingBryan HolmesRyan LangrIssac MayIam PaceKathleen Harrington

A sorcerer’s power is drawn from their origin. Whereas wizards study their craft and warlocks make a pact with a powerful entity, sorcerers are simply born with magic power due to their magical (or monstrous) bloodline, and drawn from their own willpower.

Blackstaff’s Book of Bloodlines is the follow-up to last year’s Tome of Wizardry, this time focusing on those naturally talented jerks, the sorcerers. With over 30 subclasses and over 120 spells, Book of Bloodlines is another stellar supplement brimming with content.

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DMs Guild Review – A Necromancer’s Tangled Web

Clear a cave full of undead in this dungeon crawl for level 4.

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Designed by: S.M. Sayers

A Necromancer’s Tangled Web is a classic undead-terrorizing-a-village story that leads to a relatively brief, straightforward cave dungeon full of undead, for level 4 parties. A lot of backstory and attention is given to the titular final boss, though the story is both too big, and too underdeveloped.

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Kickstarter Preview – Capes & Crooks: A 5e Superhero RPG

A superhero RPG based on the 5e rules from D&D.

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Designed by: Justin Handlin, Crit Academy

I have fond memories of superhero MMOs and RPGs in the 2000s that let me run wild with character creation, such as City of Heroes, Champions Online, and Freedom Force. Re-creating my favorite heroes was one thing, but I also draw endless enjoyment from designing my own unique heroes.

Given the excellent character creator in Capes & Crooks, I was able to bring many of my beloved hero creations to life in this tabletop RPG built upon the 5e open gaming license.

This Kickstarter Review is based on pre-release playtest material.

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DMs Guild Review – Playing Dead

Class feature replacements, along with new subclasses, spells, and items for transforming and creating undead player characters.

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Designed by: Steve Fidler, with Alex TannerAndrew T. Ha (LeukuDnD)BornToDoStuffCaitlin Bradbury (NotTheSmoooze)Elias Garoufalias (Aevilok)heavyarmsIsrael MoreiraProphRain-JunkieRyan MillerRyan Rose (flashpointbrews)Yorviing

Death in D&D typically leads to one of two scenarios: revive them through magic, or roll up a new character. Playing Dead presents a third option: transforming the player character into a uniquely undead version, with brilliantly themed new subclasses, spells, and adventuring gear.

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Kickstarter Review – Legendary Adventures: Epic Play for Fifth Edition

Epic class progression from levels 21-30, and dozens of high-powered dragons, demons, and time-travelling wizards.

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Designed by: Mike Myler

My last foray into epic levels in D&D (20+) was nearly twenty years ago during Neverwinter Nights‘ second expansion, Hoards of the Underdark, which included fighting an entire dungeon full of beholders and taking on Mephistopheles himself. Legendary Adventures: Epic Play for Fifth Edition is an upcoming supplement that adds epic levels, and equally epic monsters, to D&D Fifth Edition.

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DMs Guild Review – Ythryn Expanded Towers of Magic

Series of eight supplements that expand and enhance each arcane tower in Chapter 7 of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.

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Designed by: Daniel Kahn

WARNING: Massive spoilers for Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden!

There’s a lot I love about Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. I chose it as our next live streamed campaign, after all (coming in April). Yet it’s also an adventure that needs a lot of work, and one of those areas is in the final chapter, Doom of Ythryn.

The Ythryn Expanded Towers of Magic Bundle effectively fixes all eight arcane towers that parties will need to visit, expanding, replacing, and enhancing each tower to create far more memorable locations.

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DMs Guild Review – Twilight at Eventide

Three fey-themed mini-adventures for levels 1, 2 and 3.

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Designed by: David McDonough

Anthologies tend to feature 10+ adventures with a common theme. With three mini-adventures for levels 1-3, Twilight at Eventide has a smaller scope, but no less valuable, as players help the townsfolk of Eventide with some nasty threats from the Feywild.

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DMs Guild Review – Encounters in Candlekeep

Twenty encounters set in the legendary library-fortress of Candlekeep.

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Designed by: Kayla BayensChristian ZeuchKai Linder

Known for its powerful protective wards and neutral  source of knowledge, Candlekeep tends to be relatively free of drama and excitement. But where’s the fun in that? Encounters in Candlekeep provides 20 different events to spice up your party’s next journey to the legendary library.

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