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5E Adventure Review: Resurgence

Resurgence is the third part of the first Hillsfar trilogy from Baldman Games, playable as part of the D&D Adventurers League. It is a curious adventure, which while being perfectly adequate, doesn’t quite manage to hit any heights. Its chief … Continue reading

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5E Supplement Review: The High Moor

The High Moor is a 28-page supplement for the D&D game that offers information on a section of the Forgotten Realms, drawing on information presented in previous books and updating it for use with the current edition and the current … Continue reading

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AD&D Adventure Review: White Plume Mountain

In the late 1970s, Lawrence Schick took the best bits of the dungeons he’d designed, stuck them all together, and gave the result to TSR as a sample document hoping to persuade them to hire him. It worked. His sample … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Flames of Kythorn

Flames of Kythorn is one of the Elemental Evil series of D&D Adventurers League adventures. An adventure for 3-7 characters of levels 1-4, it presents the players with a fascinating situation, and then just can’t handle the landing. The basic … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Struggle in Three Horn Valley

One of the earliest adventures I owned was The Isle of Dread, a Lost World adventure where the adventurers got to explore an island inhabited by dinosaurs. Phil Beckwith’s Struggle in Three Horn Valley is also set on an island … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Halaster’s Maze of Madness

How do you design a maze in Dungeons & Dragons? The traditional way is to draw the map of the entire maze, and have the players explore it. Unfortunately, this tends to lead to your players getting more and more … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: For the Sake of Shaleigh

Have I mentioned how much I hate monospaced fonts? If you are using them for the main text of a DMs Guild product, you are doing it wrong. Such is the fate that befalls For the Sake of Shaleigh, a … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Into the Belly of the Beast

Jeff C Stevens’ adventure Into the Belly of the Beast is a wilderness adventure set in a swamp for a party of 5th-8th level adventurers. Having found a map to treasure, all the adventurers must do is get to it. … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Windride Hangover

Windride Hangover is a short adventure for first or second level characters. It also presents the very real possibility of the adventure ending in the first encounter if a key NPC is killed. Discovering the text notes “should Vesryn somehow … Continue reading

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AD&D Adventure Review: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan

The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan is the first module of the “C” or “Competition” series of modules. It was originally used (as Lost Tamoachan) in the 1979 Origins tournament, and this module was the first to give a scoring system … Continue reading

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