Hello and welcome back to Parry’s Picks! In this article series I highlight 5 of my favourite products that have gone live on the DMsGuild within the last week. If you’re looking for content, this is the one to read!
It’s that time of year again, which means I’m going to be hitting you left, right and centre with Halloween adventures! This particular adventure comes from one of the best; Patrick E Pullen! This lovecraftian adventure is filled with impending doom and hopelessness; perfect for a Ravenloft adventure with such a poignant climax. Although the production could use a little work, I’ve no doubt that this adventure will create the perfect ambience for your Halloween session, and could even serve as an introduction to Curse of Strahd.
Although I’m not sure you’re allowed to use the names of previous WotC products for your own work I’m still going to recommend picking this one up. This supplement is made for both DMs and players and contains dozens of spells, magic items, subclasses, additional rules and feats. If you’re looking for something new to run in your Halloween session, this could be the perfect source for your new character. Although not all of the mechanics are perfectly balanced, the great flavour presented truly makes up for it, as does the great production quality of the product.
I don’t know what foul, blasphemous forces occupy the mind of Clippy, but whatever they are, they seem to compel him to release the wackiest supplements on a preposterous schedule. This particular supplement provides rules for called shots or targeted strikes against a huge variety of monsters from the Monster Manual, Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. The mechanics for these called shots are simple yet effective, and have different implications for the specific monster the characters are tackling. If you want to surprise players with some new, variant monster feats and give them the opportunity to have more dynamic combat, then I highly recommend picking up this product.
If you fancy running a Dickins meets Forgotten Realms meets Sherlock Holmes meets Jack the Ripper style adventure this Halloween, then Heart Hunt may well be the one for you! This adventure takes place in the city of Waterdeep (a great choice if you’re about to/are running Dragon Heist) and profiles a string of gruesome murders that the characters can help to solve. The murders seem identical to those committed a decade or two ago, save one thing; the killer. Vick Valentine, the original killer was hung for his crimes. If you want to run a relatively easy, hassle-free adventure this Halloween with a distinct Victorian England feel, then I highly recommend Justice’s debut adventure!
How could I possibly run down this week’s top picks without giving mention to the new Keith Baker adventure for Eberron! This adventure is the 2nd in the series to Curtain Call: A Sharn Adventure which was released by the Guild Adepts. If you want to be running content in Eberron thanks to the release of the Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, there really is no better place to look than here as Keith Baker (if you don’t know) is the creator of the world. This adventure is a noir, faction driven thriller in the underworld of Sharn and shouldn’t be missed!
For those of you that play through the Fantasy Grounds VTT, this is an unmissable addition from the King of Fantasy Grounds; Rob Twohy. I featured this adventure in last week’s Parry’s Picks, and if you’ve not already picked it up, I highly recommend that you do so! If you’re interested in Fantasy Grounds, I’ve got an interview with Rob going live on the blog next week!