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DDAL00-13 Knuckleheads & Other Such Curiosities: A Travelers’ Guide to Icewind Dale
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DDAL00-13 Knuckleheads & Other Such Curiosities: A Travelers’ Guide to Icewind Dale

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Hope for the Best. Prepare for the Worst. Bring a Warm Coat.

The frozen wastes are as inhospitable place as you can find. Subzero temperatures. Driving winds. Chest deep snows. Hungry predators. And between all that? A lonely death. But still, those few who prepare for it manage to survive where all others fall. Ready yourself. The blizzard comes. 

Knuckleheads & Other Such Curiosities: A Travelers’ Guide to Icewind Dale contains new arctic themed subclasses, backgrounds, spells and magic items for players; new monsters, afflictions, herbs, terrain, and weather rules for the DM. In addition, we offer over 60 random encounters and expanded encounters to augment your Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign and full-length adventures legal for the D&D Adventurers League Forgotten Realms and Oracle of War Eberron campaigns!

Those chapters pre-approved for use with D&D Adventurers League campaigns are marked with the DDAL medallion. Other rules content (Chapters 2 and 5) may be used with campaign documentation. 

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Terry T August 31, 2021 1:07 am UTC
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Any chance to get an Artificer spell list added?
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Jared R July 01, 2021 4:50 am UTC
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I'm hoping to get in contact with someone over the credits in the opening section of this product. If anyone happens to see this, I would like to get a chance to touch base about this. Thanks for your time.
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EVGENII T March 15, 2021 12:46 pm UTC
Wait... Are there any more 'Oracle of War' legal adventure modules (full blown adventures with Adventure Records, not just Salvage Missions) randomly scattered in different DM's Guild products? :O
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Gregory M March 16, 2021 4:01 pm UTC
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Other than the actual OoW DDAL adventure series, I don't think so.
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Bruce W March 08, 2021 3:54 am UTC
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For the Servants to Fashion random encounter (pg. 45-46) one of the rewards is a Robe of Useful Items. It lists 5 patches that it has (iron door, wooden ladder, mastiff, portable ram, pitx5). Are those the only patches it has or does it have the basics ones from the DMG (dagger, steel mirror, 10 foot pole, hemp rope, sack) plus the ones listed in the encounter?
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Gregory M March 09, 2021 6:23 pm UTC
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Those are the random ones. It still has the ones that are normally found as well.
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Bruce W March 09, 2021 9:57 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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Casper K February 21, 2021 4:57 pm UTC
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So, as a content provider to DMsGuild, I cannot review or rate this. Fair enough. So instead, have my comments here:
Five stars. Five. Stars. Five stars from me.
Greg & co have created a "small" book for Icewind Dale on par with the Tasha's book. Multitude of subclasses, backgrounds, items and background stuff to enhance Icewind Dale as a setting. Throw in two adventures, that are up to the usual Greg Marks & co standards (which means _very_ high quality), and you have the PERFECT addition to your Icewind Dale shelf in your game room!

Kudos, Greg et al, on a very thorough and fullfilling product! I have it on my desk when I write DCs :)
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Gregory M February 24, 2021 2:11 am UTC
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Thanks! Also to be fair, Shawn Merwin (who is an adventure writing whiz) provided the two adventures with only the tiniest polish from me. I'm pretty sure Travis Woodall wrote something in that book too!
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Casper K February 24, 2021 9:36 am UTC
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Feel free to pass on the kudos to the entire team :) It doesn't make it less of a splendid book! :D
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Fadzli J February 08, 2021 4:52 pm UTC
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Is this AL legal for season 10 or for legacy play?
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Gregory M February 08, 2021 7:59 pm UTC
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s10
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Fadzli J February 08, 2021 8:41 pm UTC
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Thank you! :D
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jayden S February 02, 2021 8:51 am UTC
In the Bitter Zephyr feature of Frost druid how long does it last? Or can you do it as soon as you drop to 0 hit points? Are all of the effects in the feature instantaneous and do they happen all at once?
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jayden S February 02, 2021 9:10 am UTC
Also in Animal Sprits patron i assume you mean warlock invocations when you say warlock incantation
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jayden S February 02, 2021 11:14 am UTC
And uh Cold Domain domain spells there should be a *s* after conjure minor elemental(s)
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jayden S February 02, 2021 2:23 pm UTC
Also what is the range for hurl ice in Heart of the Blizzard (Frostblooded)
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jayden S February 03, 2021 1:22 am UTC
For Hearth barb what is the trigger for the Spark of Life reaction?
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jayden S February 05, 2021 2:35 am UTC
Also it is Arctic Guide not Artic Guide minor typo there
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jayden S February 02, 2021 8:21 am UTC
In the Circle of Frost the Circle of Frost features table show Circle Spells as a 1st level feature, when druids get subclasses at 2nd level
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Daniel B January 01, 2021 10:53 pm UTC
For the Primal Magic Wizard tradition, does it take a bonus action to enter primal state? Also for primal strike I assume that the extra melee weapon attack isn't viable for a cantrip like Booming Blade or whatnot being tagged on top of it?
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Shawn M January 04, 2021 9:22 pm UTC
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Answered below.
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David B December 08, 2020 4:40 pm UTC
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Is there any option for including the maps within, to be easily used in VTT?
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Triden G November 17, 2020 10:39 am UTC
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Little feedback: your back cover says the product requires 5e PH, MM and DMG but some of the monsters mentioned in the text are from VGtM (e.g. bheur hag, spawn of Kyuss). You should consider providing those statblocks in Chapter 9 or update your back cover blurb to say "Requires 5e PH, MM, DMG, and VGtM".
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Jonathan B November 16, 2020 6:22 pm UTC
How would someone get campaign documentation to allow whatever backgrounds are in the book?
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Gregory M November 16, 2020 10:05 pm UTC
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Hi Jonathan, the Backgrounds are approved already for use the Adventurers League (they are in chapter 3).
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Nick H October 24, 2020 4:55 am UTC
I see the image of a crag cat above. If they're in the adventure, is the book already out of date and have them as beasts and not monstrosities, as they are in Rime of the Frostmaiden and, thanks to errata, Storm King's Thunder?
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Christopher B October 19, 2020 4:22 pm UTC
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How many page is this module, it sounds like a ton?
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Gregory M October 19, 2020 11:28 pm UTC
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Do you mean the book itself? Or the something else? There are over 60 random encounters and expanded encounter, as well as two full length 4 hour adventures.
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Christopher B November 10, 2020 12:53 pm UTC
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I was asking about total pages as I was deciding if Hardcover was worth the price. I purchased the hardcover, and I love it. Excellent artwork that pops in print. Great Job, absolutely love it.
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Xavier C October 16, 2020 3:02 am UTC
How much is usable in Oracle of War?
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Bruce W October 16, 2020 8:12 pm UTC
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There is an entire Tier 2 module that looks to be 4-6 hours of online play for the Oracle of War Series.
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Xavier C October 17, 2020 1:44 am UTC
I was actually wondering more about the subclasses and player options, but thank you! The Cold Spell in the Frostfell adventure sounds interesting.
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Shawn M October 19, 2020 4:03 pm UTC
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For Oracle of War, just the adventure is AL-legal unless the player has campaign documentation giving access to anything else.
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Wayland B October 15, 2020 6:16 pm UTC
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Can you clarify the Primal Wizard "Starting at 2nd level, you can enter a primal state that lasts for 1 minute"? Is it as an action or bonus action, or free?
Also, the Wizard has so few melee spell attack options, what was the idea behind this? I love the concept, but everything beyond shocking grasp is Cleric or Druid (Inflict Wounds, Flame Blade)
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Shawn M October 15, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
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No action to enter the primal state. While there certainly aren't many melee spell attacks for the wizard, there are a few more than shocking grasp. Booming blade and green flame blade are cantrips that fit the bill. Vampiric touch and steel wind strike are also there from "official" sources.
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Wayland B October 15, 2020 7:32 pm UTC
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Booming blade and green flame blade work? They are counted as melee spell attacks? I thought they were melee attacks (like Shadow Blade), and thus don't work.
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Shawn M October 15, 2020 10:03 pm UTC
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As the person who created the subclass, I consider them melee spell attacks because under the attack type for the spell it says "melee." Shocking grasp and booming blade/green flame blade have the same word there. I don't think doing so is overpowered, and I had those spells in mind when creating the subclass.
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Wayland B October 16, 2020 1:54 am UTC
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OH, Awesome! Thanks so much for the clarification!
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daniel R October 27, 2020 3:43 pm UTC
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Shawn, are you saying that Shadow Blade also works then?
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Shawn M January 04, 2021 9:26 pm UTC
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It does in my game! :-)
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