Ennie Award Nominee D&D 5th Content to Watch

There are plenty of interesting RPG Ennie Award content nominations this year, including D&D 5th Edition compatible posts.

The 2022 Ennies – an annual Oscar-style event that rewards creators of great tabletop role-playing content – ​​is in full swing. Products for Dungeons & Dragons and many other RPG systems have been nominated in specific award categories, and the winner from these finalists, voted on by the gaming public, will be revealed at the official Ennies Awards ceremony in August 2022. J&D 5th Edition should keep a particularly close eye on the following nominations, each designed to augment or transform the experience of ongoing campaigns with 5e rules.

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There are many RPG products besides J&D compatible content that is nominated for the Ennie Awards. In 2022 alone, the content of games such as the world’s fantasy RPG doomed MORK BORG, the LGBT fantasy game Sword Thirsty Lesbiansand peaceful Wind in the willowsRPG style such as wanderhome were nominated in categories such as Best Game, Best Artwork/Cover, or Best Helper/Prop.

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Most Named Ennies J&D the products listed below are J&D 5th releases by 3rd party developers – game designers and dungeon builders who have taken advantage of the 5th edition system reference document released by Wizards Of The Coast under an open play license. Among these products are vividly drawn fantasy game settings, bestiaries of new monsters/challenges, and even creative rulers that players can use to revitalize or even hack their J&D RPG experience.

Historia – Renaissance Dark Fantasy Frame for 5th


Ennie Awards Dungeons and Dragons Content Historia Setting 5th

The D&D 5e sourcebook setting Story, for sale on Drivethru RPG and published by Mana Project Studio, was nominated in the Best Art, Interior and Best Setting categories of the Ennie Awards. The fantasy world described by this source book, similar to that of the Bog The RPG system, is populated by anthropomorphic animals and has the technology and cultures of Renaissance Europe. The tone of this fantasy setting centers on gallant adventure and sinister intrigue, while the sourcebook text contains rules for new character classes, new animal species archetypes, and even rules for character-driven gameplay. factions and the use of period firearms.


Nightfell – Bestiary for D&D 5e


Ennie Awards Dungeons and Dragons Content Nightfall Bestiary 5th

Nominated for the Ennies 2022 Best Monster/Adversary Award, Nightfell – Bestiary for D&D 5e is a catalog of new monster models that Dungeon Masters can cast on their players. That’s not all, however; it’s also a drama book depicting a fantasy world where the sun is dead, the moon is the only source of light, and the survivors of this dark world are beset at every turn by undead plagues and horrors. old. The tone of the Nightfall setting seems to be heavily inspired by classic tales of vanishing worlds such as the dying earth novels by Jack Vance and The Land of Night by William Hope Hodgeson, while the monster writings evoke strange nightmares not so different from the transmitted by blood tough-to-beat beasts and cosmic relatives of the video game.


Critical Roles Reference Book – Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn


Cover of Tal'Dorei Camapgin Setting Reborn by Genel Jumalon

The Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn nominated for this year’s Best Setting Ennie Award category, is a sourcebook full of world-building details, storylines, and creature stat blocks for the fantasy continent of Tal’Dorei, the setting for the first season of the critical role Real game series. Published by Darrington Press, this Dungeons & Dragons The 5th Edition compatible volume allows role-players and Actual Play fans to explore the world of Exandria two decades after the voyages of the Vox Machina adventure party. The Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn book immerses players in iconic locations from Critical roles The Exandria setting, like the cities of Whitestone and Vasselheim, unlocks setting-specific subclasses and provides proficiency in the use of legendary artifacts known as Remnants of Divergence.


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Fateforge: 5th Tetralogy Box


Ennie Awards Dungeons and Dragons FateForge Box Set 5th Content

Published by the French company Studio Agate, the Fateforge: Tetralogy Box is a collection of basic books for the Forgedestin Dungeons & Dragons fancy decor. Nominated for the Best Writing Ennie Award category, the directing books of Forgedestin immerses role-players in a world of sword and sorcery populated by various civilizations. Forgedestin presents unique versions of the classic J&D non-human races and storylines such as a source of corruption called the Blight, ancient portals left behind by a people called the Travelers, and Fate as a real force interfering in people’s lives. The Fateforge: Tetralogy Box also contains a custom RPG system based on the J&D 5th edition SRD, containing new rules for character creation, and an all-new magic system that gives narrative weight to each new spell learned.

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