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Out of the Abyss - DM Guide


Elven Tower presents a compilation document of all the content for DMs running Out of the Abyss module.

This guide has been very well received by the DMs community. I have gotten great response during the creation of this content.

The guide is over 60 pages long and contains hoards of information, guides, suggestions, and general information for DMs running this module.

It now has clickable table of contents and bookmarks for all the different chapters for easy navigation.

There are maps for Gauntlgrym, Sorcere Tower, Vizeran's Tower, Karazikar's Maw as well as some very needed flowcharts and infographics to better understand the adventure.

The guide also features some maps drawn by me (Elven Tower) to supplement the missing illustrations for important locations.

I've also included a print friendly version with no background.

Thank you for your support.

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Jeremy B May 23, 2022 6:50 pm UTC
In the doc it mentions a separate article where you stat out Yeenoghu's cursed flail. I'm not seeing that anywhere and I'm considering taking my group down this path. Do you have a link to that writeup?
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Derek Antonio R May 27, 2022 3:58 pm UTC
Hi Jeremy, I never actually made stats those weapons in any part of my guide. It’s something that slipped my mind and never happened, but this is what I did when I ran the campaign. I never gave stats for the Glaive since my characters didn’t ever use it. But they used the flail, and this is what I did. It was a Nine-lives Stealer weapon with a +3 magical bonus. Damage was 3d10 + the PC modifiers. After each battle using it you had to roll a charisma or wisdom save, don’t remember exactly or become chaotic evil permanently. This deterred my players from using the weapon too often since the price was to high for them. The difficulty was 13.
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Jeremy B May 27, 2022 4:13 pm UTC
Thanks Derek. I very much appreciate this guide. I've used it to enhance the second half of OoA considerably and my players are really enjoying it.
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Paul C September 16, 2021 12:32 am UTC
I have a love hate relationship with most of the adventure modules from WOTC. Grand ideas, great NPCs but the flow of the books can be super messy. But when the world sends ya lemons, make lemonade and that is EXACTLY what independent content creators like Elven Tower has done. These guides to run adventures like OOTA are very helpful. This one has 60 pages worth - just the one idea around an expanded story for one of the NPCs (Prince Derendil) I think makes this worth the price of admission.
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Barry B April 10, 2020 12:35 pm UTC
Keeps giving me an error when I try to download.
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Derek Antonio R April 10, 2020 1:36 pm UTC
Hi Barry, I've updated the files to see if that fixes it. Let me know if you still have issues?
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Steve T February 21, 2020 12:14 pm UTC
I actually used this from the web site but as I got so much out of it, I thought it was only fair to purchase it too!
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Derek Antonio R February 21, 2020 9:25 pm UTC
We're glad it was useful to you and thanks for your purchase!
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Henry S February 03, 2020 8:07 pm UTC
Is the Spell attack modifier and Spell save DC on the pudding King stat block correct? I’m comparing it to the official stats and they are almost the same but the pudding king in this guide has much higher charisma.
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Henry S February 03, 2020 8:45 pm UTC
Never mind, was looking at the wrong numbers.
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