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Encounters in Icewind Dale
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by MICHAEL J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/09/2021 12:03:52

I purchased this product. Overall the PDF is great. They were very quick to respond to my concerns and fixed the problem. A really great product. Thanks for the help with it!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hello Michael, not sure what happened but I will attempt to upload all maps again under a ZIP file using my phone data package. If this does not work, I will do this tomorrow night on wifi. So you can download the maps by tonight or Monday at most. Thank you for the heads up and sorry for any inconvenience. CZ
Hi, I just uploaded a new ZIP file. Let me know how it goes please. Tks
Encounters in Icewind Dale
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Vitor M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/06/2021 20:58:00

The content is amazing! Exceptional work, really useful!



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Encounters in Icewind Dale
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Andrés L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/26/2020 11:12:08

Wonderful content! This deensly packaged product contains many little encounters to add to your Icewind Dale game (or well, any artict game). Personally I am not into adding "Random Encounters" for the sake of adding encounters, but even with that in mind there is a lot of value on this product: Many new artic monsters! RotFM already added many artic variations to known monsters and this one adds even more, I specially love the goblins and orcs as I felt that RotFM missed their chance on enhancing this well known enemy which are prominent on the adventure. MAPS! Due to social distancing I have been forced to play this adventure with VTT which means that I need plenty of maps. Even if I don't use some of the random encounters of this product, I have enough maps here to add to my game. Do I lack a map for the encounter with goblins in the middle of the tundra in the Foaming Mugs quest? there's a map for that. Meeting the goliath werebear in the mountains? Well I can pull a map from here now. Nice ideas. Some encounters are really inspiring and fill me with ideas to add to my campaign, the "Pick a side" is so simple yet I love how it helps reflecting the harsh reality of Ten-Towns. "Competition Time" is also great as yet another game to add for my Barbarian and Goliath PCs to compete.

I only have some really minor nitpicks:

  • The bolded light blue headers over white background are painful to read.
  • The maps that appear on pages of the product need some border or framework, otherwise it looks like they were forcefully pasted. It doesn't help that they are more often than not aligned to the border of the page instead of centered or with a good margin.
  • It includes a separated .rar file with maps, great! Just as a little extra benefit I would like for the file name to contain the size of the map in squares (Ice battle map 21x21 for example). This helps a lot while importing maps into VTT
  • Quoting Nerdimmersion: "Why doesn't it have bookmarks?"


Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thank you so much for you review Andrés! It really means a lot! Aside from the size in the map name file, which I have already included in more recent products, I will apply your suggestion in next products. Regarding the bookmarks, the current PDF version lost the hyperlinks during the compression. I compressed the PDF again and it is now available for download again, with hyperlinks. Thanks for the heads up!
Encounters in Icewind Dale
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Curse o. S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/23/2020 15:26:50

Encounters in Icewind Dale by Christian Zeuch (@czeuch1)

Coming off the back of the fantastic and freaking creepy The Isle of Endless Fog, Zeuch (@CZeuch1) is back at it again with another sensational supplement! Zeuch and Realm Warp Media (@RealmWarpM) are most definitely an awesome combination!

This is a seriously impressive array of encounters of all shapes and sizes with all manner of ways to approach them. The encounters are written in such a way that they slot in anywhere and provide multiple possible reactions, outcomes and results, so you can have some idea how the players will react which is incredibly helpful, both in the moment as if you decide to use this to spring random encounters on your players and self, or if you are using the thought and flavour in the behind these encounters to inspire and aid with prep because there are seeds in them there encounters!

There is certainly more than enough meat on these encounter’s bones to make your own adventure and inspire many more! This is an element that raises this encounter supplement above the hordes of its siblings, as the backstory and events truly feel like they are alive and happening anyway, regardless of the players. There’s a life and a vibrancy within these pages, so much potential and different ways for things to play out and random encounters and results within encounters that the amount of use and effect this could have on your game is exponential. The encounters are collected by geographical area and all include suggested levels, the type of encounter (and there is a much greater variety of encounters than just a list of things to bonk with your sword!), the possible reactions outcomes, along with suggested physical and XP rewards depending on the actions of the party, as well as a few possible pals and additions to the party.

Whether you are determining the fate of a beached whale, assessing how to react to pirates in the vicinity, saving a man from his ego...and huge polar bear bites, protecting mugged miners from the dangers of the Dale (this encounter even comes with its own random encounters filled with many new creatures included om this supplement!), find and fight a flind who’s already had a few fights, an awesome avalanche of epic proportions, everyone loves a fishing mini-game and lots of chance to roleplay, freeze your buns off for a shot at money and fame, help a little lost dire pupper in dire need of some dire love direly, and a shack with multiple optional occupants and encounters, from ice toads protecting their spawn, a lonely hobgoblin in need of some love, or treasures – there are so many things to add to the game with so many options and results, which will add to and fill your game with all sorts of awesomeness!

It’s even lovely to see the maniacal Aenor Gleenwith, the powerful elf wizard featured in The Great Trial (another tremendous Zeuch adventure), who is back with his tricks and a particularly amusing letter puzzle brought by a friendly wandering Frost Giant.

The maps are gorgeous and Zeuch clearly knows what he is doing and has a passion for aesthetic and playable maps, as well as adding their own great creatures and chilly variants to bring new life to the cold north.

My Affiliate Link: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/325154/Encounters-in-Icewind-Dale?affiliate_id=1507682

CREDITS

Author Christian Zeuch (@czeuch1)

Editor Ryan Langr (@RealmwarpM) https://ttlevelup.com

Cover Illustrator Piaxabay under CC0 License

Interior Art Art under CC0 license, Wizard of the Cost stock art and some Inkarnate scenes created by Christian Zeuch Arctic Elite Orc Art Art under CC BY 3.0 license, modified to suit this product. Author: Lucas Salcedo (Source). Title: World of Warcraft Orc grunt by Lucas Salcedo.

Playtesters Bruno Alves Lima, Laércio Hernane Amorim Gonçalves, Marcos Sillas, Vitor Mühlstedt Lopes Special Thanks GMBinder for the amazing layout tool Rodrigo Kuerten (@R_Kuerten) for his ideas and inspiration on this product

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/325154/Encounters-in-Icewind-Dale?affiliate_id=1507682

Previous Zeuch adventures I’ve reviewed:

Cities of Myth: The Isle of Endless Fog https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/321076/Cities-of-Myth-5e-Isle-of-Endless-Fog?affiliate_id=1507682

The Grand Trial https://www.dmsguild.com/product/304957/The-Great-Trial?affiliate_id=1507682



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