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Encounters in the Savage Cities
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Jan L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/20/2017 12:10:15

Really enjoying this. I am adding some of the quests to Tomb of Annihilation such as the Dirty Doves and It Ain't Rats. Good quality!

The only comment I have, is that the maps are a bit simplistic.



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Encounters in the Savage Cities
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Kevin L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/19/2017 13:41:27

Just picked this up last Friday(and Encounters in the Savage Frontiers as well) and spent the weekend reading through both. First thing I have to say is, Soooo worth the money! Let me try to break this down for you.

  1. A fantastic showcase of writers. I will be picking up other products from some of these writers based on the encounters they presented in these two tomes.
  2. The formating and built in scaling of each and every one on these encounters ensures thier usefulness troughout the adventurer's carreer.
  3. 50 encounters(combined with Savage Frontiers) works out to just under $0.22 each!
  4. The inventiveness and creativity of most of these encounters could remain as entertaing stand alone encounters...or easily bloosom into major story arcs all on thier own.

I will greatfully use these tools in my home campaign and prey that Jeff C. Stevens and his friends find the time to do this again. New witers should be begging to be in the next one.



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Encounters in the Savage Cities
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Teos A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/06/2017 18:24:50

This is a steal at this price. If just a couple of these encounters are used in the game, or you use the cool maps, you will get your money's worth as you and your players have a blast.

There are some really fun encounters in this product, and they are self-contained. You can run them as one-shots, but easily add an overarching plot to them. Those jackalweres? They are in the employ of the big bad gal in your campaign. The gang of thieves? A front for your villain. The ease with which this can be done makes the product even more useful.

Each encounter is nicely laid out and has scaling options (often covering APL 1-10). THe maps for the encounters are great line-drawing "battlemap style" art and work well for all kinds of situations. I think many DMs might pay this price just for useful maps.



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Encounters in the Savage Cities
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Curt S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/25/2017 12:52:04

After looking at the cover art and reading the description, this brings to mind some great potential side quests and story arcs that would happen in any big city that my players go to. My current players in my campaign have been exploring Baldur’s Gate and Iriabor in the Forgotten Realms, so slipping in these would work seamlessly.

Looking over the good amount of different adventures available and scaling options built in means that I could potentially pull these in to my games at anytime. Below I will list the various Pro’s I have found with this supplement.

Pros: The collective ideas of these writers makes for very unique ideas that can be easily tailored into any city. One of my favorites is the Hunger of the Ancient Orb.

The detail on the backstories around the places you go and people you meet are very robust.

Each module is in the same format regardless of the writer that contributed it, which is helpful when looking for Challenge Rating, DM Notes, Location Type, and a brief description of what the encounter will be about, and some include how to Scale them for other CR’s.

The book also does a very good job at not only giving page numbers in the Monster Manual to referenced NPC’s and monsters but also goes the extra step to give simplistic stat blocks for ease of reference.

The book contains some very cool new monsters with properly formatted stat blocks such as the Mud Mephit Mischief Pack, the Giant Mimic, the Ancient Orb of Aeons, the Street Rat, etc.

Cons: Honestly, I didn’t really find any big flaws with this supplement.

Overall Impression: Overall, I think this is a absolutely fantastic product and tool for any Dungeon Master to have in their back pocket. There are so many unique mini adventures and encounters to use while you are in between your character’s next main quest. This would also be very handy for running One Shot adventures or something random if one or more of your normal players can’t make it to a a session and you need to “stall” for a side quest. I will definitely be looking to dropping some of these into my campaigns.

For full review and others check out my blog. https://auricanslair.wordpress.com/



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