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Unearthed Tips and Tricks: Volume II


Do you like Monsters and Magic Items?

How about interesting character concepts for PCs and NPCs?

Are you always seeking to take your game to the next level?

So do we! 

That's why we created a resource that has them all!

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This is the second volume to the best selling Unearthed Tips and Tricks: Volume I and is part of an ongoing series by us over at the Crit Academy, a Dungeons and Dragons discussion podcast.

This book is a collection of tips, tricks, ideas and concepts we've discussed on the show. It will provide guidance, inspiration, and a reusable resource for both players and Dungeon Masters at the table!

What's inside of this epic D&D Sandwich?

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The Bread...

25 Character concepts for PCs or NPCs to give your characters some flavor and uniqueness.

25 Monsters to terrorize your characters and villages in your stories and campaigns.

25 Encounter concepts to spark your imagination for a hook, adventure or campaign.

25 Magic items for your players to torment their foes with.

The Meat...

25 Dungeon Master tips to help take your game to the next level.

25 Player tips to finally get everyone on the same page..don't stand in the red stuff, and focus fire!

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Let's top off this epic D&D sandwich with some bonus special sauce!

Send us proof of purchase (screenshot of receipt) to and we will toss in a bonus secret sauce! Our "Unearthed Adventures: Volume I" Six one-page adventures for you to bring with you on your next adventure!

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April 15th, 2021
I really enjoyed the originality and the opportunity to get ideas that are unrelated to an interconnected campaign. [...]
March 17th, 2021
After Volume I, I was super psyched to dig into Volume II. So good. I don't have enough time to incorporate everything but flipping through or picking a random page just lights up my imagination. Kudos to the team and highly recommend for DMs and [...]
October 29th, 2020
For fans of the podcast, this is like a great yearbook. Most likely character concept to make your PC enjoyable to play, most likely monster for the DM to use against meta-gaming, most likely encounter to spice up your adventure. They are all there. [...]
June 27th, 2020
I have known of the Crit Academy for quite some time now. They are a part of the Crit Nation Fellowship, along with Interparty Conflict, which is how I came to know Ian and Justin. Gabe, of Interparty Conflict, helped write this game supplement and rea [...]
May 21st, 2020
As always, Justin and his team deliver amazing content! Many of the ideas in this book are easy to adapt to a wide variety of campaigns, making this an ideal tool for a DM to use. The character concepts and player tips are also great for generating ide [...]
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