DMs Guild Review – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Marvelous Magic

A compendium of 200 wondrous magic items from the mad mage.

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Designed by: M. T. Black

The only thing I know about Mordenkainen is that he’s a powerful wizard, a bit of a nutter, and has his own sprawling mega-dungeon complex under Waterdeep.

(Editor’s Note: Foolish Eric confused Mordenkainen with Halaster. Our deepest apologies to both wizards).

It makes perfect sense that the mage mage would also have a vault of magical items. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Marvelous Magic includes 200 wondrous magic items, and you won’t find a single +1 sword among them.

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DMs Guild Review – Oath of the Voidwalker

A new Paladin Sacred Oath powered by the Void.

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Designed by: Justin Handlin and Austin Sargent (Crit Academy)

I’ve reviewed plenty of compilation supplements that feature multiple new subclasses, races, feats, items, spells, etc. It’s rare that I like everything featured in those bundles, which makes me appreciate something smaller like Oath of the Voidwalker, a 6-page product featuring a single subclass – and it’s a darn good one.

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DMs Guild Review – The Dead Wizard’s Tower

A one-shot dungeon crawl in a magical tower for level 5.

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Designed by: Jordan Carmichael

The Dead Wizard’s Tower is a short dungeon crawl that takes place – you guessed it – entirely within a magical tower. A wizard has recently passed and his friendly rival tasks a party of adventurers to go inside and retrieve his staff and spellbook.

Unfortunately the one-shot lacks any kind of map, and the dungeon quickly devolves into a series of linear combat encounters.

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DMs Guild Review – Enchanted Ammunition

Over 100 new arrows and bolts with magical effects.

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Designed by: Thieves’ Cant Games (Evan Jackson)

I never cared much about playing archers in RPGs, not when there are tons of cool melee weapons and spells to use. But I appreciate Divinity: Original Sin‘s archery gameplay the most due to its elemental arrows and other spell-like arrows, turning archers into fun and versatile ranged spellcasters.

Enchanted Ammunition takes the fun concept of arrows with special effects and applies it to D&D 5e, featuring over 100 special new ammo types for all your ranged needs.

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DMs Guild Review – Delia’s Doppelganger Dilemma

A role-playing heavy mini-adventure that scales for all four tiers of D&D.

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Designed by: Matthew Moyer

Delia’s Doppelganger Dilemma sounds like a cheeky story in an alliterative children’s series, but it’s actually a serious, role-playing heavy mini-adventure. The twist behind the dilemma is richly compelling, but the entire product is undermined by an unattractive layout and some shocking tonal dissonance  in the first act.

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DMs Guild Review – Weekend at Strahd’s

A radical one-shot adventure filled to the max with totally awesome 80s references, dude!

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Designed by: Anthony Joyce and Oliver Clegg

I can now check off “adventures based on entire decades” off my review list. Weekend at Strahd’s is technically a one-shot D&D adventure for levels 5-10. But in reality it’s a goofy, over-the-top collection of references from the 1980s masquerading as a D&D adventure.

Your love of 80s pop culture (80s movies in particular) will directly affect your enjoyment of this otherwise well-produced, richly formatted one-shot.

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DMs Guild Review – 2112

A one-shot adventure based on the 1976 album by Rush.

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Designed by: Perseus

I’ve reviewed nearly 100 products on the DMs Guild, including adventures based on movies, fairy tales, and other adventures. I can honestly say I’ve never see an adventure inspired by a rock album – until now.

The band Rush was the direct inspiration for 2112, a one-shot mini-adventure based on the 1976 prog-rock album of the same name. It’s a uniquely cool concept for an outlandish one-shot, but it’s all over way too quickly.

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