DMs Guild Review – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Marvelous Magic

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

A review copy of “Mordenkainen’s Tome of Marvelous Magic” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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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 – The Lonely Scroll Adventure Contest: Saltmarsh

A large collection of single-page adventures, themed around Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

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Curated by: M. T. Black

The Lonely Scroll Adventure Contest: Saltmarsh is a collection of 47 one-page adventures. In this case, adventure can mean anything from a dungeon crawl to a murder mystery to a tavern brawl to exploring a chain of islands, all designed to fit within the Ghosts of Saltmarsh campaign. The huge variety of content is staggering, though it also comes saddled with some annoying formatting issues.

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DMs Guild Review – Saltmarsh Encounters

A collection of 60 nautically-themed encounters for ship-bound (or ship-adjacent) adventures.

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Designed by: M. T. Black, with Ashley Warren, James Haeck, James Introcaso, and Rich Lescouflair

Ghosts of Saltmarsh gave us an excellent reason to dive into a nautically-themed adventure. But every adventure, no matter how detailed, is going to need some encounters to fill those long sea voyages. “Saltmarsh Encounters” provides 60 Tier 1 (levels 1 – 4) encounters that fit perfectly within a sea-worthy campaign.

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DMs Guild Review – Red Jack: A Gothic Earth Adventure

Investigate a Jack the Ripper-style murder in late 19th century London in this level 1 Gothic Earth adventure.

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Designed by: M. T. Black

I’m familiar with Jack the Ripper but less so with the Gothic Earth RPG setting, which was apparently introduced to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition in the mid 90s. Famous literary characters like Sherlock Holmes exist in this alternate period universe, as does magic and supernatural creatures.

Red Jack: A Gothic Earth Adventure” takes its major story cues and plot structure from a classic Holmes/Jack the Ripper murder mystery, distilled into a single D&D session for a new level 1 party.

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DMs Guild Review – The Art of War for D&D Players

A comprehensive rules guide and reference for D&D players.

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Designed by: M. T. Black

The Art of War is one of those classic books that everyone knows about but few have actually read (me included!). The Art of War for D&D Players is organized similarly to the original text on warfare and battlefield management, including quotes from Sun Tzu, providing a highlight reel of rules and information on rule, combat tactics, and recommended player builds.

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