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5E Rime of the Frostmaiden Previews Include a Scroll of Tarrasque Summoning

Some D&D designers and freelancers have been sharing previews of what's inside Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Take a look!

When a wizard puts their brain inside a helmless horror.

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David Sladek

A ring of warmth.

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Claudio Pozas

And this last item... perhaps the less said the better? Ouch!

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
Where?


EDIT: Nevermind. When I first saw the post, none of the embedded images loaded. Still would be nice to have links to the sources.
 
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Coroc

Hero
I first thought, wow, a Tarrasque but then I read "...hostile to all creatures ...." and tbh. I like that kind of player agency.

So basically the player gets a one shot nuclear bomb, but is strongly advised to stay out of the impact zone. It is the players choice, whether he drops that on Waterdeep, Luskan or the Frostgiant Lair.
 

Coroc

Hero
That Ring of Warmth looks snuggly.

Yea I love it. And I am tempted o provide a cursed version of it, a ring of snuggly critters.

The ring first appears to be and functions like a ring of warmth until you first make camp. Then your camp is swarmed by camprats (See Greyhawk MM)
who gnaw at everything and run of with items they can carry, be it your food rations, your water skins, your tent , your boots, your sleeping bag and your firewood.

To attack one of these animals a player of good or neutral alignment first has to pass a CHA save at -5 with disadvantage, because they look so cute. This save has to repeated for each attack.

:p
 







ccooke

Adventurer
... This has reminded me of a lovely plan that can not only defeat a tarrasque within a single round, but also produces a worse problem than a tarrasque: Arrange to have it attacked by a large number of intellect devourers (I don't recall the maths to calculate how many you need to have a 90% chance of defeating the beast within a single round, but it's not all that high, especially to any group who are considering fighting a tarrasque. Hell, I'd be tempted to have some mind flayers try to get hold of such a scroll just to use this trick...
 



Edit: Name that movie for a virtual cookie!
I'm going to go with, "The Man With Two Brains."

I did the "animated brain in a jar" in a previous campaign, but in my case it was an iron juggernaut (advanced iron golem) and the brain in a jar was housed inside the chest cavity, where it was further shielded. But I made sure it had two lights that activated when it spoke, like a Dalek.

Johnathan
 


Worrgrendel

Explorer
I'm going to go with, "The Man With Two Brains."

I did the "animated brain in a jar" in a previous campaign, but in my case it was an iron juggernaut (advanced iron golem) and the brain in a jar was housed inside the chest cavity, where it was further shielded. But I made sure it had two lights that activated when it spoke, like a Dalek.

Johnathan

Congratulations! An oldie but goodie.

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Retreater

Legend
D&D: "... Includes a Scroll of Tarasque Summoning."
Me: "Congratulations on breaking the game."

I mean it can have a great story reason and be limited to a single item, but they've created it. It will be put as an item in Roll20, D&D Beyond, etc. It's a scroll that (I'm guessing) can now be scribed during a wizard's downtime activity.

So yeah, they pretty much just broke 5e.
 


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