Hello and welcome back to Parry’s Picks! Each week in this article series I take a look at what’s been published on the DMsGuild over the past 7 days and try to highlight 5 of the best ones out there! This week we’ve got a real range of products, including two that I helped create!
This incredible supplement focuses on running naval combat. It contains a huge amount of information about potential ships, each of which is given its own statistics which takes into account things like Initiative, AC, Weapon Slots and HP (Hull Points). As well as taking you through the new mechanics for naval combat we get some upgrades for ships, and some humorously named encounters!
Drifters Game Workshop was kind enough to send me a complimentary copy of Captains & Cannons, so keep your eyes peeled for a full review in the next couple of weeks!
Alex Clippinger et al.
The first of the two products I was involved in this week is The Faithful of Eberron. This huge compendium provides new archetypes, backgrounds and stat blocks for religious fanatics in Eberron. As well as the brilliant design, the production quality of the supplement is extremely impressive, and the attention to detail in the lore is amazing. If you’re playing in Eberron at the moment, this is definitely one you’ll want to pick up. The Faithful of Eberron has already shot to #1 on the DMsGuild where it should stay for a while!
If you want to check out what I wrote for this product, check out the Monk archetype; Way of the Flayed Hand for The Mockery – one of the Dark Six.
JVC Parry et al.
The second of my offerings this week is Grimm Encounters II! It contains 12 encounters and mini-adventures written by some of the DMsGuild’s best! Each of them is based on an original Brothers Grimm fairy tale, but warped into something far more horrific, and adapted for your D&D table! If you want a look inside the book before buying it, you can do so here.
Now tell me this, who doesn’ want to play a humanoid ooze for their Halloween one-shot session? The answer – no one! This hilariously amazing book is the one-stop-shop for playing ooze-based characters, and even includes a short adventure for 4th-5th level characters! For only $1.99, I’d seriously recommend picking this one up!
Says it right there on the tin! 60 new spells, all of which are based on elemental categories including acid, fire and thunder! These spells are a lot of fun, and are well balanced too. I’m not always a huge fan of supplements like this, as I don’t really feel the need for more player options, especially spells, when we have so many already, but DropTheDie has really created something amazing here. These spells are especially useful if you want to create a certain character that specialises in one of the elemental types.