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Auril's Abode – an Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden DM's resource (maps, handouts, advice)


Maps, advice, & more to help you run Chapter 5: Auril's Abode

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a chilly campaign that will take characters from 1st to beyond 10th level, as they face frosty foes, deeply buried dangers, and dark deities, while reshaping the fate of Icewind Dale – and perhaps the entire Sword Coast along with it!

Things get real for the characters in Chaper 5: Auril's Abode, as they must travel to the Island of Solstice to face dangerous guardians, treacherous guides and ghosts, undertake perilous tests, and – perhaps – even face off with Auril herself! But how do you make sure the chapter stays tense and exciting, how do you handle Auril's tests – and is it possible to run an encounter with a goddess without derailing the adventure's story?

This download, which covers Chapter 5 of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, provides you with tools and thoughts that will help you make your campaign an exciting experience for your players – and much more manageable for you to run.

This download contains:

  • Auril's Role. Advice on how to handle Auril’s role in the chapter without disjointing the larger story – including an option to replacing Auril with a fearsome frost giant druid!
  • Getting to the Island. Suggestions on how to make the characters’ journey to the island a bit more exciting.
  • Pacing Chapter 5. An in-depth discussion of the chapter’s pacing and a method for structuring the chapter so it remains tense and exciting.
  • Island of Solstice & Grimskalle. A closer look at each of the locations featured in Chapter 5 and advice on how to run them, including adjustments to Auril’s tests to make them more fun for both you and the players.
  • 4 Full-Color, VTT-ready Encounter Maps. Four encounter maps that will help you run encounters in 'Underwater Shipwrecks', the 'Garden of Death' or by the 'Ice Statues'.
  • Nass Lantomir Handout. A handout for any player who’s character becomes possessed by Nass Lantomir.
  • Encounter Sheets. Most of the creatures from the chapter arranged neatly together on sheets so you don’t have to flip through multiple books at the table!

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