DMsGuild - Must Have Resources for DMs


Posted on Jan 8, 2021 by Admin


Dungeons and Dragons resources

Do you write your own adventures? I enjoy creating my own worlds, anything from the towns down to the seemingly insignificant NPCs. Creating something from nothing is a thrill, and having control over what plays out in your campaign, down to the minute detail, can make for unique experiences. Sometimes, however, we run out of time or come up short on ideas. That is where the Dungeon Masters Guild (DMs Guild) comes in.

This is a resource that I have used for years, finding everything from small adventures to battlemaps. If you are in a time crunch, this resource can come in handy.  Today we are going to cover a few of my favorite resources that I have found when using the DMs Guild.

SeaFoot Games Maps

SeaFoot Games has been releasing maps on the DMs Guild for a while now, but I recently stumbled across the quarantine bundle. This bundle contains a majority of the maps they have created, and at a fraction of the cost.  At the time of this writing the bundle is $39. From doing some research online I found they also have a Patreon page that I recommend checking out.  In my opinion, for map assets, the price that they have listed is very affordable.  And not only that, if you want to purchase a single map, you have the option to do that as well for a minimal price. Some of the maps they offer are:

The SeaFoot Games Quarantine Bundle can be found here. To note, the quarantine bundle is actually on DriveThruRPG, which is owned by the same company that runs DMs Guild.

25 New Backgrounds

Created by Richie Root, this small book of backgrounds is a great addition to the backgrounds provided in the 5e player’s handbook. With everything from a Bodybuilder to False Prophet, if you are in need of finding a new background, this can help you.

You can find this asset here: 25 New Backgrounds.

D&D Citizens: Extra NPCs

Created by Scott Holdon, this is a couple pages of extra NPC types that can be thrown into any campaign.  With only 11 NPC types, it’s not a very big document, but sometimes you just need a few extra.  This includes pirates, master thief, and a few others to round out your arsenal of NPC characters.

You can find this asset here: D&D Citizens: Extra NPCs.

The nice thing about most of these resources is they are fairly affordable.  I tend to be cheap when it comes to the resources I use in my campaigns, trying to get the best bang for the buck.  I will say my favorite is definitely the maps bundle. This list isn’t even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what is offered on DMs Guild, so I would recommend checking them out here: DMs Guild.

Hopefully this list is helpful and Happy Questing!