DMs Guild Review – The Heir of Orcus: Verse II

Pick up where Verse I left off by delving into the demon-infested temple of Orcus in the conclusion to this pixelated Tier 1 adventure.

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A review copy of “The Heir of Orcus: Verse II” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: Anthony Joyce

dms guildThe Heir of Orcus: Verse II” picks up right where the first one left off, with our heroes entering the Temple of Orcus to recover a fallen angel. It’s a direct continuation of the Tier 1 adventure designed for a 3rd level party, featuring plenty of demon battles amid a straightforward dungeon crawl.

It’s a bit shorter and simpler than Verse I and is made up entirely of the three-room temple dungeon, though like the first one the included art assets and attention to detail for each area are top-notch.

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DMs Guild Review – The Heir of Orcus: Verse I

Embrace the quirky pixel art style in part 1 of 2 in this demon-themed Tier 1 adventure.

A review copy of “The Heir of Orcus: Verse I” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by: Anthony Joyce

I have a huge amount of nostalgia for pixel art and 8-bit games. They helped define my childhood and put me on the path to eventually write about games for a career.

Tabletop RPGs and video games have a lot of obvious crossover, but I’d never seen a DMs Guild module use actual pixel art in its maps, tokens, and handouts, until now.

The Heir of Orcus: Verse I” is the first-half of a two-part series, using the colorful backdrop of the never-ending war between angels and demons. It’s designed for a party around 3rd level and could be run as a one-shot depending on the number of combat encounters.

Verse I has lots of opportunities for fun role-playing and exploration. There’s a heavy focus on the richly-designed NPCs, though the adventure abruptly ends before the third act, requiring you to continue the story in Verse II.

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