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Penny Dragon Games has just launched a Kickstarter for two fantastic 5e supplements: Aizendore’s Vault of Tragic Treasure and Order of Elemental Chaos. These two supplements weigh in at 500 pages and are chock-full of magical items and a high-stakes adventure module.
While this is an ambitious project, Penny Dragon Games is no stranger to making creative large-scale content. They’ve released a 100-page 5e magazine for free on their website if you’d like a taste of what you’re getting in their latest Kickstarter.
Let’s take a deeper look at what this Kickstarter brings to the table.
Aizendore’s Vault of Tragic Treasure
This supplement contains over 300 brand-new items for D&D 5e. While the quantity (and quality) of items in this supplement is no doubt impressive. The variety of items this supplement contains is what stands out to me.
There are plenty of unique items, powerful weapons for martial fighters, magical ammunition for ranged attackers, and of course, spellcaster-centric goodies.
There are tons of options for every playstyle in this supplement.
Each tier of play is well-represented in this book. There are items for every party, whether they’re beginning their adventure or protecting the world from literal gods.
My favorite set of items were the Artifacts of Ascension. All the items in this chapter have the ability to grow in power alongside the PC that attunes to them. They scale with their wielder as the campaign progresses, unlocking new features and abilities along the way.
It’s a neat mechanic that incentivizes PCs to become attached to their equipment since unlocking its power is its own reward.
Order of Elemental Chaos
Many of the magical items in Aizendore’s Vault of Tragic Treasure provide unique plot hooks for the party to explore. Some may generate a quick side-quest for the party to tackle. Others, like the Bottle of Djinn, can kickstart an entire campaign.
This adventure takes the party through the various Elemental Planes and into the Elemental Chaos. As they journey through the Planes they’ll find themselves caught in a struggle between titans and gods.
Their only escape from this chaos is to stop an order of genies and primordials that are causing this conflict. Failing to do so will create a ripple effect of destruction that will reach the Material Plane.
This is a high-stakes adventure. Failure isn’t an option.
I like this adventure premise for a few reasons. The first of which is that the Elemental Planes are such a chaotic setting for an adventure. The second is that I don’t see many adventures that revolve around genies for 5e yet they’re so fun to deal with.
Between dealing with an order of genies and traveling through Elemental Planes this module is sure to be a memorable experience.
Plus, for those of you interested in 3D Printing, an STL pack of creatures from the adventure is part of the Kickstarter bundle.
Final Thoughts on Aizendore’s Vault of Tragic Treasure & Order of Elemental Chaos
From the sneak preview I saw, I can tell that a ton of time, effort, and care went into these ambitious projects. The formatting, artwork, and editing were top-notch, especially for a small company.
The Kickstarter runs from today until May 8th. If either or both of these books are up your alley, head on over there and pick them up while the getting’s good!
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