DMs Guild Review – Grimm Encounters

A dozen brief and twisted encounters drawn from classic fairy tale stories, such as Snow White and the Three Little Pigs.

A review copy of “Grimm Encounters” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: JVC Parry & Jeff C. Stevens (+ Ken Carcas, Jean Lorber, Patrick E. Pullen, Phil Beckwith, Tony Petrecca)

dms guild reviewWhen I reviewed “Grimm Encounters II” I wondered where the more obvious fairy tale stories were. Turns out they were here in the first installment!

Within “Grimm Encounters” you’ll find a dozen fairy tale-inspired encounters (CR 1-7), including the much more recognizable tales of Hansel and Gretel, the Three Little Pigs, and the Pied Piper. The encounters are much shorter and simpler than the sequel, but still successfully apply classic grimdark fairly tale characters and themes to Dungeons & Dragons. Continue reading “DMs Guild Review – Grimm Encounters”

DMs Guild Review – Grimm Encounters II

A dozen D&D encounters drawn and inspired from classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

A review copy of “Grim Encounters II” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

Support my work via Patreon.

Designed by: JVC Parry (+ Alex Clippinger, Beatriz T. Dias, Jeff C. Stevens, Ken Carcas, and Molly Meadows)

dms guild reviewFairy tales are classic story-telling devices, but the ones featured in “Grimm Encounters II” aren’t exactly the Disney-fied versions with singing and happy endings. This collection of 12 D&D encounters written by six different DMs Guild authors is based on the original, and sometimes very dark, Grimm’s Fairy Tales from the 19th century.

Each encounter is 2-5 pages long and designed to easily drop into a multitude of situations and environments, ranging from a single combat encounter to full on one-shots. The level ranges differ for each, with a generic Tier listed instead of specific levels (most are Tier 1 or 2). Since they’re based on fairy tales, expect to see several overlapping themes and archetypes, including evil witches, curses, and polymorphed victims. Continue reading “DMs Guild Review – Grimm Encounters II”