Ascalaphus: Yeah, and the biggest problem is: where do you draw the line?
If the characters finish the scenario in one day and say they spend a whole day mapping out the dungeon - can I really argue they failed their objective because the players did not do the same thing?
These sentences just seem so...WRONG to me:
Doing so requires the PCs accomplish at least three of the following goals, many of which depend on the players’ actions, not those of the PCs.(...)
First, the PCs should provide a map [...], which they fulfill so long as at least one player draws a representative map of the site.
(Emphasis mine)Same thing goes for the confirmation, though - if a player states that his character notes certain things and can be more precise than "Oh, you know...everything" and in the end of the adventure I tell him "Aha, but your character does not get respect for that, because the power that controls him did not do it!" the "Gotcha!" sets in.
I guess "Learn to distinguish between player and character" only counts when you don't want to screw your players.
Or maybe it's just poorly worded.
Another (minor) thing:
The barbarians have a dex modifier of -1, so their AC should be 13 (9 touch, 14 flat footed). But we are expected to not fix those bugs and run as written, right?