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Libris Monstrum #35: Kuo-toa Revisited

Libris Monstrum #35: Kuo-toa Revisited

Last time we visited the kuo-toa we talked about their changing existence throughout the history of D&D and their relationship to cosmic horror literature. Because they are D&D IP, other games must find or create different creatures to act in their stead. Today we will look at some examples of that. Skum This is an interesting one. Skum started off in Dungeons & Dragons as a slave race. Like so many of the horrific, aberrant races of horror the aboleth…

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Review: Whispers From The Void

Review: Whispers From The Void

Hello all, today I have an adventure review from a publisher whose work I have looked at before (and really love!). The adventure Whispers from the Void is one which you can get for either 5th Edition or Pathfinder and continues on the story from the previous adventure the Claws of Madness. While I have a copy of Claws of Madness, I have not yet had a chance to go through it. Instead of going through both, I decided to…

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Review: Mines, Claws, & Princesses

Review: Mines, Claws, & Princesses

Mines, Claws, & Princesses is an OSR / Classic D&D style adventure module that is compatible with 5E and I have many feelings. Okay, this is probably the hardest review for me to write yet. For the most part I have looked through modern, indie games and adventures. I am on board with the more modern trends in tabletop gaming, but I do recall the things that initiated me into this world. Monsters are evil, treasure is good, and dungeon…

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Making Magic Eldritch!

Making Magic Eldritch!

Hello everyone! This week I released Lovecraftian Spells, a 5E supplement focusing on adding some cosmic horror to your spell lists. It has almost 30 new spells, guidelines for reskinning spells for your own needs, ideas for making the Madness rules a little more harsh, and ideas for spell themes. In the coming weeks there will be updates to wording and clarifications and in the coming months I hope to continue expanding the spell list. Below are a couple preview…

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Sub-Class: Oni-Blooded Sorcerer

Sub-Class: Oni-Blooded Sorcerer

Hello everyone and welcome to another self-imposed challenge! When I had the Twitterverse vote on these, which feels like months ago, I was very happy that the Oni-Blooded sorcerer came out as one of the things I should try to do. In the time since then I have managed to produce an entry of the Libris Monstrum that talks about oni and come up with some ideas on what I might do with this class. We’re going to start with…

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Review: Dungeon Master Jam #1

Review: Dungeon Master Jam #1

Hey everyone! Today I have an interesting review for you that features a collection of adventures for 5th Edition. This product was developed as a little bit of a competition and judged by a couple DMs from the community. The competition would result in a small monetary prize for the winner and the adventures would be included in a bundle on the DM’s Guild. The guidelines included a few things that had to be in the adventure and a two…

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Plague Doctor Class Draft 1

Plague Doctor Class Draft 1

Greetings everyone! Today we finally get back to working on some class-based stuff. If you recall a recent subclass article, I discussed using the bard college of lore as a simple way to make a plague doctor character. If you haven’t read it, you can check it out here. For the TL;DR I concluded that, while possible, the plague doctor really deserves its own class. To this end I decided to skip the attempting to build another subclass this month…

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Libris Monstrum #32: Golems Revisited

Libris Monstrum #32: Golems Revisited

Welcome back to the Libris Monstrum and the revisit portion of our second series! Today we are going to talk about golems, those lumbering magical constructs that guard many a dungeon and wizard sanctum. Last time we touched upon a lot of the real world myths surrounding these things and where the D&D version seems to stem from. In looking for stuff to talk about today, I discovered a few things I had not realized. Golems that appear in various…

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Review: The Northseat Book 1

Review: The Northseat Book 1

Hello everyone! Today we come back around to the North Seat with Book 1 of this campaign setting / adventure module. For those of you who are intrigued in this you can also find Book 2 which recently came out. If you were here a few weeks ago I was going to be reviewing this product back then, but realized I needed more time and how important it would be to review the Player’s Primer first. You can find the…

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Preview: The Retroverse

Preview: The Retroverse

Today I have something I have been waiting to look at for quite a while. It is also something I was hoping to be able to direct you towards. Sadly, the Kickstarter has been delayed but the reasons are good. Despite all the work that has been accomplished and how far along this project has gone, there were some simple problems that Chris and Lluis ran into with general logistics of the release. This was manly promised rewards, tenability, and…

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