Category Archives: Dungeon Masters Guild

What Do I Know About Timelines? D&D 5e OGL History

Year Month Product Notes Company Comparative Library from DriveThroughRPG 2014 July D&D Basic Rules Free WOTC 4% 2014 August Player’s Handbook WOTC 2014 August Fifth Edition Fantasy #1 Produced 3rd edition OGL and 4e D&D game material Goodman Games 2014 August The Murmuring Fountain Previously released Pathfinder game material Legendary Games 2014 September Monster Manual WOTC 2014 October Monster Template:

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Level Up Your Background (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

Backgrounds in D&D 5e are one of those rules elements that I love, and that I feel don’t have the impact that I wish they would. I’m always excited to see new backgrounds, but new backgrounds, when utilizing the standard rules associated with them, don’t really end up doing anything more than what they have in the past. The best

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Icewind Dale: Cult of the Shattered Peak (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

One thing I have really enjoyed about the more recent D&D 5e adventure offerings is that they have spawned a lot of interesting ancillary Dungeon Masters Guild products related to the locations and the storyline. For Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus, we received offerings detailing Candlekeep, and alternate scenes that could be used to start the adventure from Elturel or

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Encounters with the Dark Powers (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

There is a category of RPG product that I think has really flourished in the Dungeons & Dragons 5e era. That’s not to say this category didn’t exist previous to 5e. I know, for example, Legendary Games started off by providing supplementary campaign products to Pathfinder adventure paths, but the campaign supplemental product is well represented on the Dungeon Masters

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What Do I Know About Reviews? My Dad’s Monster Manual (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

The product we’re looking at today has a pretty unique origin. James Introcaso decided to show the illustration of monsters from the D&D 5e Monster Manual to his father, and ask him the following questions: What is this creature’s name? What can this creature do? What is this creature’s story? From those questions, James and Lucian Introcaso and Hannah Rose

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What Do I Know About Reviews? The Creed of Auril (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

Icewind Dale has a special place in my heart, as much because of the CRPGs as any inclusions in novels or stories set in the Forgotten Realms. I love cold, wintery settings, and I love the isolated, “starting over” feeling of the setting. Because of this, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden definitely snagged my attention, and supplemental material is

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What Do I KNow About Reviews? Eberron Confidential (Dungeon Masters Guide Product)

I love how story hooks can flesh out the feel of a setting. You can state a ton of facts in a campaign setting book, but those facts don’t feel alive, they don’t feel real, until they have some inertial behind them. How those hooks are presented can vary. In Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus and Icewind Dale: Rime of

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Chilled Secrets (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

I’m going to try to be brief with this review, not because the product doesn’t deserve a deep dive, but because I feel a little strange writing a review longer than the product that I’m looking at. What I am looking at today is the Dungeon Masters Guild product Chilled Secrets. Chilled Secrets is a product similar to Chultan Death

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim (Dungeon Masters Guild Product)

When finishing up my read through of Elminster’s Candlekeep Compendium, I just happened to see another product that piqued my interest almost as much. That product has many of the same contributors, this one being Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim. Going way back to some of my earliest Forgotten Realms memories, I’ve loved Manshoon as a villain. I’m not sure

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What Do I Know About Reviews? Elminster’s Candlekeep Compendium (Dungeon Masters Guild)

Anyone that has followed me for a while knows that certain aspects of the Forgotten Realms setting inspire a deep, nostalgic love within me. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Candlekeep is definitely one of those elements of the setting that remains dear to me. I love the concept of this wild mish mash of knowledge from all over

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