Free D&D Adventures from Wizards of the Coast

I often see DMs (new and experienced) asking about where to find free adventures and similar content for D&D Fifth Edition. In D&D Adventurers League especially, we need to use official adventures approved for use within AL. The design of sometimes makes finding older material difficult, including adventures they already released for free. Here are […]

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Episodic Campaigns

Episodic campaigns are important because people have lives. At some point, it becomes difficult to meet as regularly and consistently as we would like: jobs, kids, other responsibilities take priority. So maybe we need to go back to the way we used to play when we were younger, in sort of an episodic fashion. By […]

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Tomb of Annihilation: Campaign Diary Introduction

I recently started running the Tomb of Annihilation adventure with a group of players from my summer Rage of Demons tier 1 mini-campaign. The group consisted of a Duergar fighter (from RoD), a half-orc barbarian, a dwarf barbarian/druid, a tiefling sorcerer, and a tabaxi bard, all between levels 1 and 4. Since this campaign operates under the […]

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Out of the Abyss: Campaign Diary 1

After completing “Forge of Fury”, the adventurers had not all leveled to 5. This meant they couldn’t start “Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan” as a group. We talked about options, and eventually we decided to run Out of the Abyss instead. That led to further discussion about whether or not to stick with Adventurers League for the […]

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DDAL07-02 Over the Edge (review)

Unlike previous Adventurers League seasons, the Tomb of Annihilation storyline provides a set of introductory missions for tier 2 (levels 5-10) characters. The module here gives players a good taste of the sorts of enemies and puzzles they’ll face in ToA, and in that sense it’s quite good. But it shares some weaknesses with earlier DDAL […]

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DDAL07-01: A City on the Edge (review)

The first DDAL module for Season 7, “A City on the Edge” attempts to provide a pathway to the Tomb of Annihilation storyline at tier 1. It starts off a bit rough, though. As usual, this review contains SPOILERS, so the TL;DR version is “not bad”. Advertisements

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Campaign planning: Autumn 2017

Right now feels like a good time to look back at my gaming for the last few months and then ahead to what comes next. Weyward Scions (homebrew) My alternating Sundays campaign with friends has almost wrapped up. The DM and one of the other players are law students, and thus they don’t have nearly […]

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Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal

The “Rage of Demons” tier 1 storyline wraps up with “Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal”. This mini-storyline actually consists of DDEX03-12 and -14 together. I found them somewhat different, though, so I’ll separate them out a bit as I review them here. As normal, these reviews include spoilers after the jump. So for this portion, players should […]

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Adventurers League Season 7: Kickoff

Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League Season 7 has begun! Already we have two individual adventures, DDAL07-01 City on the Edge and DDAL07-02 Over the Edge. Both of these resemble introductory adventures from earlier seasons in that they consist of five 1-hour scenarios. OtE differs a little in that it provides this type of introduction for Tier 2 […]

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DDAL06-02: The Redemption of Kelvan (Review)

Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Season 6 (Tales from the Yawning Portal) only contains three DDAL adventures and the hardcover. All of the former are supposed to provide a hook to a particular dungeon in the book. This one introduces White Plume Mountain. Warning: this review includes spoilers. If you’re going to play through the […]

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