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    5E Wendy’s sponsoring Critical Role?

    FWIW, I run a small business and I absolutely vet my sponsors. I'd be silly not to. This doesn't require a "deep dive" either. When considering a sponsor or partnership, I google "(Name of thing) controversy". Doing that with Wendy's tells you the whole deal in seconds. And my small business...
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    5E Wendy’s sponsoring Critical Role?

    What went wrong here was a lack of due diligence. My initial reaction when they first announced the gig was surprise and mild disappointment. Two minutes of googling on their part would have turned up enough red flags to make them second guess the deal, and they did drop the ball there. The...
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    5E Help for disease based campaign

    Might be worth mining for ideas. Compilation of 9 disease-themed adventures; also includes a selection of magical and non-magical disease-related items: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/282688/The-Malady-Chronicles?src=by_author_of_product
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    5E 1st level dungeon/wilderness adventure(s) (No Orcs, Goblins et al)

    Attack on Coppercoil Duergar raiders have attacked a secret gnome outpost. During a desperate rescue mission, adventurers encounter giant snails, a net full of gnomes, an octopus, a sealed scriptorium, death, a ruined birthday party, a berserk construct, a haunted letter, and much more. Attack...
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    Tharizdun symbol by Beedle and Grimm!

    I have the Beadle & Grimm Saltmarsh set & can confirm that it's included in there.
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    What monsters in 5e overshoot or undershoot their CR?

    If a DM takes full advantage of the goblins' (CR 1/4) ability to Disengage or Hide as a bonus action, then 4 of them are a VERY tough encounter for 4 level 1 characters, and are likely to be able to down 1 or 2 adventurers even if the party goes in at full strength. Since action economy is king...
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    Essentials Kit D&D Beyond Adventures?

    You can't download them as PDFs. You can download them to the DNDBEYOND mobile app so you can access them offline. But the intent of DNDBEYOND adventures is pretty clearly that you would indeed run them on a browser by having a laptop at the table.
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer and Warlock

    Divine Soul sorcerer gets some. Giant Soul (also UA) gets them as well.
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    5E Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer and Warlock

    The warlock seems very much inspired by the warlock Travis Willingham plays on Critical Role, and his patron Ukatoa.
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    Nov 9 - Bronx, NY - Play in D&D Charity Event

    What: DUNGEONS & MONKEYS, a charity D&D event. 50% of proceeds to benefit Midnight Run homeless outreach program. 50% of proceeds to benefit Red Monkey Theater Group, a non-profit theater company. Where: Cahill Theater, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, NY When: Saturday, November 9th Who...
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    5E Recommend me an adventure

    My players really liked this one, and it ticks all your boxes. Dragon is black, not green, but you can easily change that. Into the Belly of the Beast - Adventure - Dungeon Masters Guild | Dungeon Masters Guild
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    5E Anyone else feeling "meh" about recent 5e releases?

    Mordenkainen's - as a DM I have actually gotten a lot of use out of the monsters, so it's been worth it for that alone for me Dragon Heist - was quite interested; it's an ambitious product that imo doesn't quite succeed at what it's trying to be. If somebody called it a disappointment I...
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    5E Greg Tito Gives First Look at Eberron: Rising from the Last War

    I like the group patron idea a lot. Kind of like the fixer in Shadowrun. I really like the trend of including short adventures in the sourcebooks. The DMG should have had one TBH.
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    Ghosts of Saltmarsh

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    5E [DMsGuild] Secrets of the Blind Palace

    https://www.dmsguild.com/product/267835/Secrets-of-the-Blind-Palace A 5-7 hour adventure for 3-7 characters of levels 1-4 The wealthy Von Crofts hire a party of adventurers to find the body of their dead son in a haunted pleasure palace – and to bring him back to life. To aid in their...
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