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Given that WoTC released the Mystic on DMs Guild this month, it’s no surprise that there have been a lot of new products making use of psionics. Personally, I love psionics in my game, so I’ve been very happy with that development. Still, I’ve tried to provide a nice variety of products here, since I know not everybody is as enthralled with psychic abilities in D&D as I am!
I hope you’ll find something you like here. Although many of these products are Pay What You Want, I hope you’ll consider chipping in a little something to support these authors. I also released two products myself this month which I hope you’ll find the time to check out. The first was my map of Chult, followed by my second book of trinkets.
Anyway. Here we go!
Random Encounters Pack 1 by Trash Mob Minis
I think we all know how much I love Trash Mob paper minis by now. This latest pack is brilliant as always - and it's perfect timing, since I'm releasing a free bulette adventure this week. I've been using the bulette mini from this pack in playtesting, because it's gorgeous. $2.25 well spent.
Putting Dwarves In A Trenchcoat by Dwarves in a Trenchcoat
'Putting Dwarves In A Trenchcoat' is both hilarious and a really solid system for narrative-driven stealth. All of the Dwarves in a Trenchcoat products are really well written and look great - the Penguin Classics-esque format is something I never even considered for RPG supplements, but DiaTC pull it off brilliantly. Funny, useful, and PWYW - an excellent addition to any GM's library!
The Flaxen Friar by Broken Knives
The third in the Tales of Bentaven The Bard series (I feautured the 1st one last month), this short encounter series by Broken Knives is becoming one of my favourite things on DMs Guild. It's a long-running series of encounters with an interesting bard NPC that's spinning a mystery through very short tales. I love it, and I can't wait to see where it goes. And it's Pay What You Want!
Uncommon Devotion by David Adams
This is an expansive collection of domains, pacts, paths, etc for a whole host of character classes, intended to provide options to play characters who have a relationship with the divine but who channel that relationship through non traditional means. It's an interesting concept that's been executed very well, and the character options in this PDF provide a wealth of inspiration and tools to build some really interesting characters. PWYW.
Order In Chaos by Goblin Ink Press
I don't often review adventures, but I was drawn to this for two reasons - the gorgeous cover art, and the fact that the backstory reminded me of my entry for this year's One Page Dungeon contest and I wanted to see where a different writer had taken the idea. The mystery here is a good one, and the setting is well executed. I haven't had a chance to playtest this myself, but the new monsters look great and reading through the adventure was a joy. The fact that it's scalable from 5th to 10th levels is nice, too. It's Pay What You Want, and worth a look!
Gifted Ones by Anthony AL
I saw a lot of common themes this month - namely, superheroes, and psionics. Out of all of them, this was by far the best. Gifted Ones opens up the new psionic rules to provide a class that feels both alien and powerful, while still being balanced. There are a host of new psionic talents to choose from, and a really handy section providing psionic NPC stats. I can't wait to use this in my game, and at PWYW you should definitely check it out.
Champions of Mystery by Jeremy Forbing & David Pakirdjian
In a similar vein to Uncommon Devotion, Champions of Mystery provides a wealth of options for players and GMs who want to explore more options for magic users - 11 subclasses, new feats, and a ton of lore to expand what you know about magic in your world (including new factions and NPCs). The author calls this a "living document", meaning that it will be continuously updated. I'm interested to see how that goes and what is to come for this in the future. It's currently $6.95, and I think it's worth it.
Divine Mind by David Adams
I'll be honest - I didn't realise I'd already included something by David Adams in this month's roundup when I added this. It's clear that I'm going to have to keep an eye on this guy, because I thoroughly enjoyed both Uncommon Devotion and this class. This is what happens when you combine psionics with clerics; I've been planning an all-Mystic game for some time, but having seen this I may have to include this option for characters as well. This is another PWYW title.
Feats Revisited by Drop The Die
This is only a small product, but it's a valuable one - taking some of the less useful feats from 5e and updating them to bring them more in line with the power and versatility offered by the other standard feats. I haven't had a chance to use all of these in play, but it looks well balanced and it's nice to see some of the feats that my players and I have brushed off as being useless being given an upgrade. It's PWYW, too.