DMs Guild Review – Secrets of Valeguard Spire

A short DM supplement for the PC headquarters in the Chronicles of Sorrow.

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

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Designed by:  Blaise Wigglesworth

Secrets of Valeguard Spire” sounds like the title of an intriguing D&D adventure, but it’s actually an extremely short DM supplement based on the author’s level 1 adventure, “Sorrow’s Ruin” (which is excellent).

Specifically “Secrets of Valeguard Spire” expands upon an interesting element that’s added at the end of “Sorrow’s Ruin” – an inter-dimensional keep that the PCs gain as a base of operations. The supplement adds fun new abilities that are granted to every PC who joins up with the Valeguards, but would be better served in the next full adventure in this campaign, rather than as a tiny stand-alone supplement.

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DMs Guild Review – Sorrow’s Ruin

Help the church of Ilmater protect their people and their holy sites from their rivals in this 1st level adventure.

A review copy of “Sorrow’s Ruin” was provided by the publisher.

Designed by: Blaise Wigglesworth

dms guild reviewFirst level Dungeons & Dragons just kind of sucks. Fifth Edition has improved it somewhat (no more Wizard with 2 hp dying to a single goblin), but it’s still very rough and limiting. Every official published adventure by Wizards of the Coast fast-tracks player characters out of the early levels as quickly as possible.

Designing meaningful adventures for 1st level PCs is thus quite the challenge, but “Sorrow’s Ruin” makes it look easy. “Sorrow’s Ruin” is designed as a one-shot adventure for 1st-level PCs, and portrays an intriguing story along with a variety of encounters and social opportunities. Continue reading “DMs Guild Review – Sorrow’s Ruin”