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DM's Kit: On the Trail of Tyranny


Are you a Dungeon Master embarking on a Tyranny of Dragons campaign using the published adventures, Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat? 

DM’s KIT: On The Trail of Tyranny can help!

From the gaming table of an experienced DM to you, the DM’s Kit provides material that can enhance the playing experience:

14 player handouts, including decoded messages from Harper agents, correspondence from key NPCs, broadsheets providing reports on the Lord’s Alliance, and battle plan for the assault on the Well of Dragons!

Also included: A printable deck of Alpine Chase cards, a printable DM screen to track delegates at the Council of Waterdeep, side quests through Baldur’s Gate, Waterdeep and a cross-county journey astride a wyvern.

And more, including advice on running sections of the adventure, helpful tables and other charts.

About the author: 
Troy E. Taylor has been writing and editing for roleplaying games since 2005. His publishing credits include Dragon magazine, Kobold Press and Engine Publishing. Since 2008 he has been a regular contributor to the multi-Ennie winning GM advice site, Gnome Stew.

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Dale H February 07, 2023 11:35 pm UTC
A++. Adds an amazing amount of depth and flavor to the campaign. Well worth the price for the newspaper headlines alone.
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Matthew A April 14, 2023 8:51 pm UTC
Can you confirm whether or not this is good for DMs who have already gone through chapters 1-5 of Hoard of the Dragon Queen? I definitely would like to get some more flavour into my game but if the majority of content is only for before then, I might just look at my own stuff.
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Troy T April 15, 2023 12:59 am UTC
I’d say it has utility from pg 17 on, which is still a good portion. You might even find the earlier sections helpful
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Jeremy F August 05, 2018 8:06 am UTC
5 out of 5 stars. This is an amazing campaign and I highly recommend it, especially for the the excitement of battling the dragons. This guide helps with DM prep since it is a complicated campaign to run.
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Mathieu P July 26, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Description should say ''with help running the published adventures : Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat'' instead of ''with help running the published adventures, Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat''

Here I thought the published adventures were the AL modules...
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