What do you love about D&D adventures? What do you hate? What would you like to see more of? What level makes them the most useful? What sort of tables and charts help out? It's going to be a little different for everyone, but still, Elderbrain is looking to create the Best D&D Adventure and they want your help. They've posted up an extensive survey and are asking gamers to partake.
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With Coronavirus impacting every aspect of life, that includes not letting people go to work. As such, it's hard to get new things made. In this case, it's WizKids letting us know what products they'll be delaying due to the outbreak. They've posted up a list so you can know what might be affected by these delays.
Not really sure about the new Explorer's Guide to Wildemount? Maybe you're not all that much a Critical Role person. You'd like to get a little look inside just what you'll get before you plonk down your funds. Well, that can be done as well as Roll20 has posted up a free preview adventure for it that you can add to your account and download now.
So, we're supposed to stay socially isolated during this pandemic. As such, getting together to game might not be really feasible. Thankfully, there's programs like Roll20 that seem custom-made for just such a scenario. But what if you want to try out the new Explorer's Guide to Wildemount? Well, fear not, as it's available electronically as part of your Roll20 account now. Head on over and pick yourself up a copy (digitally, of course).
For those of you out there that watch Critical Role and play Dungeons & Dragons, you'll be really excited for the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. If you do just one or the other, you'll still possibly be excited for this book. This is a whole new realm for your characters to adventure around in, all based on the popular setting. You can pick up your copies now.
The campaign is coming to an end. No, not the Kickstarter (that still has a bit of time), but the campaign that your players started when the gods of Mescalaro and Sapelo Island first called on their help. The Devil's Bridge will be the third and final installment in the adventure path. You can go pleadge for it now over on Kickstarter.
Magic Items. Along with your class, spells, and abilities, they can easily be what defines your character. My bard wouldn't be anywhere near the same if he didn't have his magic guitar. Well, if you're looking for a new set of magic boots or a cape or hat or whatever else, maybe check out The Griffon's Saddlebag, a new magic item compendium that's up on Kickstarter now.
Norse mythology is filled with amazing tales of heroes, adventure, and epic gear. Sounds pretty perfect for a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, really. And if you're looking to do just that, look no further than the Norse Grimoire up on Kickstarter now. The campaign is also looking to reprint the Journey to Ragnarok book as well, because why not head to the ultimate battle to end the universe?
When you want to fill your day with gaming info, a gaming magazine's a great way to do it. And you're in luck, as a new issue of Dragon+ is now available from Wizards of the Coast. As always, it's free to download, so why not check it out and see if there's some stuff that you can add to your game.
Having pre-made monsters at your fingertips is extremely useful for a DM. Maybe your players head a direction you're not expecting and you need to come up with a new encounter. Or, maybe, you just want to throw in something that the players haven't seen a hundred times before. Whatever the reason, having these stats is invaluable. And that's what you get in Monster Temple, a new RPG Zine that's up on Kickstarter now.
You've headed to Ravnica. Soon, you'll be able to head to another Magic: The Gathering world in your Dungeons & Dragons game. However, this one's all Greek to me, and you, and everyone else. It's Theros, the setting based on ancient Greek lore. Go and check out Mythic Odysseys of Theros now.
Sometimes, you've got a great setting that you want your group to play. But, it uses a different gaming system and some players can be resistant to learning a whole new set of rules. If you were a Spheres of Power or Spheres of Might player, this could pose an issue until now. Conversions for both of these over to D&D 5th edition are up on Kickstarter now.
The folks over at Wizards of the Coast are always looking to add to Dungeons & Dragons. Considering the open-ended nature of many of the rules, it's easy to add on more to it. In this instance, they've got some new subclasses for different builds. My personal favorite is the power armor Articifer. I'm gonna make me a character with their own mecha suit!
People love pets. There's tons of you out there with kitties and puppies. Maybe some have snakes or hamsters or ferrets. Some of you probably have something rather wild and exotic. Well, why can't your RPG character have a cool pet as well? (I once had a character with a Shocker Lizard familiar) Stibbles Codex of Companions is just chock-a-block full of new critters that you can add to your games as friends for your adventuring party. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
The land to the east is the home of the beast folk. They started from nothing to create just a little plot of land that they could call their own to homestead. Now, your characters can go and see what they're up to in Untamed Lands, the new expansion book for Ponyfinder. It's got not just info about the people and the region, but new gear, new spells, new class options, and more. You can pick up your copy now.
Monte Cook is just a name you know when you get into the gaming industry. His works are legendary and vast. But as time marches on, some of them go out of print or the systems they were written for are updated. Thankfully, there's nothing keeping those games and adventures from being updated as well. Case in point, Ptolus, Monte Cook's RPG setting is getting updated for 5th Edition and Cypher System. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
Haunted houses. They're filled with mystery and possible terror. Strange sounds. Flickering lights. Doorways that seem to come and go. All combine to give a very unsettling feeling to the location. But it's just the sort of place adventurers tend to find themselves. The Haunting of Eliuska Manor is a new 5th edition RPG adventure that takes players to an old manorhouse. The adventure is up on Kickstarter now.
Venger Satanis, the mind behind Kort'thalis Publishing, has many thoughts on what makes a D&D game awesome. He's collected them and put them all together in a single book, the Crimson Dragon Slayer, so you can have rockin', kick-ass sessions whenever you want. He's put out an updated version of the book, and it's free to download, so why not go see what he's got in mind? It might just help out your game.
Sure, your characters can just head down to a local shop and -hope- that they have the specific potion, magic item, or bit of gear that your party needs. Maybe your DM is nice like that. But what if you're an enterprising type and want to just build it for yourself? That's where The Ultimate Guide to Alchemy, Crafting & Enchanting comes in. It's a new D&D supplement that's up on Kickstarter now.
There's tons of different reasons that someone might miss out on a Kickstarter campaign. But just because the timer's run out doesn't mean that you've lost the chance to get all the cool extras and special pricing. For example, Painting Polygons is now taking late pledges for their Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove campaign. Want to get yourself some babypuppies and pretty kittes for your D&D games? You can get your name on the list to get them now.
I love to cook. I love the chemistry of it and mixing different flavors to (hopefully) form something greater than its different parts. If you're like me and you'd love to bring cooking to your RPGs, you might want to check out Dragon Stew. It's a new cooking supplement for 5th edition, letting your characters eat more than just hard tac 'n' beans whenever they're out on an adventure. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
Many of you have probably picked up some of the Wardlings figures from WizKids to add to your games of Dungeons & Dragons. These pint-sized adventurers and their animal companions can be a weclome addition to any adventuring party. But, if you've been wanting to run a whole game based on these young adventurers, you're soon to be in luck. Renegade Game Studios is creating a Campaign Guide for them. It'll be hitting store shelves in May.
I know not everyone loved 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons, but I did. I'd gladly play in another game if one were available. Alas, while I cannot, I'm sure some of you out there can and are. One interesting thing from 4th Edition was the Skill Challenge. It was an interesting concept, but it was a little wonky to implement. The DMG tried to explain it, but I don't think they did all that great a job. Well, that's where Skirmisher Publishing's Mastering a Challenge guide comes in. You can pick up your copy now.
When you're a GM, you want to have stuff readily available to grab at a moment's notice when needed. My last game session, for example, our party took a "right turn" when not expected and the GM had to come up with a quick encounter for us. Thankfully, they had stuff handy. And your GM can too. The Phylactery, an OSR-based RPG zine, is up on Kickstarter now. Inside it, you'll be able to find all sorts of helpful game info.
Sure, having electronic books is nice and you can carry an entire library in your pocket, but there's just something about having the actual book there that I love. If you're like me and you are excited about the Odyssey of the Dragonlords set of books from Modiphius, then you're in luck. The print version of the Adventure Book, Player's Guide, and more are all available now in their webshop.