Curse of Strahd (D&D 5e) – 6 Optional Backgrounds from Adventurers League

Today we get a collection of six optional backgrounds for Season 4 of Adventurers League (or your own home game too) to go along with the Haunted One background.

Surviving the Mists takes guts, courage, and a bit of luck. Contained herein is a selection of new and interesting backgrounds for those who wish to explore the dangers of Lord Strahd’s realm.

The backgrounds are designed for starting play in Phlan and are Black Fist Double AgentDragon CasualtyIron Route Bandit, Phlan Insurgent, Stojanow Prisoner, and Ticklebelly Nomad.

Worth a look for sure.

D&D 5e 2016 February Survey & Survey Results

We see another discussion of the previous monthly survey, with results from Rune Magic & the Rune Scribe Prestige Class, and the Unearthed Arcana Underdark-themed subclasses. Here is the excerpt from the article, and the complete details of the survey for February about the January Kits of Old article. And here is a link to the new survey.

D&D Adventurers League – Content Now Open to All

Today we found out that Adventurer’s League adventures will be available for anybody to download and play in any location, not just stores and conventions. 44 adventures are currently available which range in price from $2.99 to $3.99. I hope all the stores and DMs who used to have free access to these adventurers remembered to save a local copy. It’s good to see WoC making so many short adventurers available to go along with the super adventurers they launch twice a year.

Adventurers League – Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide Rules

I finally was able to get a copy of the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide on Monday and I really like the book. SCAG is full of both background information on the Sword Coast and some character options. We now have answers to 2 big questions:

  1. What can I use when I create a new character for D&D Adventurers League?
  2. Can I rebuild an existing D&D Adventurers League character with these options?

D&D August Survey Results & Another Survey

We see another discussion of the monthly survey, and this one is featuring the Mystic and Psionics. There is also a new survey this month, and it is about Gen Con, Adventure League, Future products, and I saw a question that gets me really excited about having a Science Fiction or Post-Apocalypse setting adapted D&D rules. I hope that Wizards of the Coast is seriously considering this. I also need another level 1-5 adventure like Lost Mine of Phandelver. It is such a great adventure. And please start putting the complete monster stats in the adventure text, not in the back of the books, or to be found in the Monster Manual. Would that make it $5 more? I will pay for that convenience. Would you?

Out of the Abyss Preview – New Magic Item

Check out the new magic item preview: Wand of Viscid Globs, crafted by the Drow in Out of the Abyss!

You can still pre-order Out of the Abyss at

The Rage of Demons adventure, Out of The Abyss, is available September 15th for the wide release, and earlier on September 4th at core hobby stores.

wand of vicid globs

Updated! Out of the Abyss Previews – Forward, Zuggtmoy & Book Photos


Last week Wizards of the Coast shared some previews from the upcoming Out of the Abyss adventure for the Rage Demons storyline coming out in September. Check out Zuggtmoy, a glimpse at a map and the full cover illustration.