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Arctic Survival House Rules for Icewind Dale


Icewind Dale Survival House Rules

This homebrew content has over 50 House Rules to build and expand upon the realms of Icewind Dale, by presenting Dungeon Masters with in-depth rule options to highlight the terrible difficulty of survival in this setting. The content of this text is meant to be customized toward your players and the type of game you and your party find healthy, enjoyable, rewarding...and mortifying. I would also encourage you to reward your players with upgrades to these rules as they slowly master the terrifying terrain of Icewind Dale.

Extreme Cold Homebrews

A major component of surviving Icewind Dale will be mastering survival in snowy terrain. Since your party will be exposed to the elements, there will be consequences to prolonged exposure, both for the party and their physical goods. I introduce a new scaling cold system called Frost Checks, Cold Weather Gear, Item Durability, and some items suited to surviving in the cold. 

Survival Homebrews

How to run Avalanches, Blizzards, Death, Lingering Injuries, Travel, Rest, and much more! I have complete breakdowns of each of these along with tips and tricks on how to customie them for yourself. 

New Mechanics and Systems

I have 6 different systems for Skill Challenge type events on how to have your players roll for climactic moments at the table. I also created a new way to roll for group encoutners that combine DM rolls, Player rolls, and Roll Tables all in one quick and efficient system.

Horror Homebrews

New Horror mechanics and tables to get across the feeling of FEAR and TERROR at your table

I really do hope you enjoy what is in this PDF and spark some creative ideas for your table!

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October 21st, 2020
Fantastic. We need up the DC for other terrains Desert, Forest, Mountain, and Ocean. Would have liked to see comments on Rangers here, such as bonuses to checks if their favored terrain. [...]
October 21st, 2020
This is defiantly one of the best homebrews you can add to your game. if you're looking to run horror, icewind Dale, or anything in between this set of rules are exactly what you're looking for this thing is just packed full of great and useful materia [...]
October 20th, 2020
The Dungeon Coach showcases its brilliant mastery of rules by creating a compendium filled with options for Icewind Dale that grately improve (and most of the time superceed) what's on the official book. If you paid for the adventure, you'd [...]
October 20th, 2020
There is a LOT in this book. Even if you aren't running RotFM, there are a lot of fantastic ideas to take from this product, from severe weather to building tension in a horror game. A lot of these can be implemented in your own games, and I gotta [...]
October 20th, 2020
I absolutely love this PDF. This is helpful for Rime of the Frost Maiden or your own adventures in frozen wastelands. The horror elements are great even in other horror adventures. Easily one of the best PDFs I have purchased on DMs guild. [...]
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