Category Archives: Review

5E Adventure Review: The Scroll Thief

The Scroll Thief, the sixth adventure of the first season of the D&D Adventurers League, is a curiosity: an investigative adventure that fails to have an investigation! It’s probably fairer to say that The Scroll Thief is a dungeon crawl … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: Thralls of Zuggtmoy

Thralls of Zuggtmoy is a 5E adventure originally released in three parts and finally as a consolidated document on the DMs Guild. This is an adventure that shares a format with the D&D Adventurers League adventures and, though it isn’t … Continue reading

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AD&D Adventure Review – DL4 Dragons of Desolation

The First Book of the Dragonlance adventures concluded in 1984 with Dragons of Desolation. In this adventure, the heroes guide the refugees of Pax Tharkas into the dwarven city of Thorbardin, and then have to persuade the dwarven council to … Continue reading

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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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