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The Fiddler's Lament (PFRPG) PDF

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Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, it's true, but some music truly is the devil's music. This dark fantasy adventure is designed for characters beginning a gothic-themed Adventure Path campaign. An orphan raised by gypsies, now full-grown but still lost and alone, must face once more the tragic curse that destroyed her past. Will her darkling music bring ruin to the village she now calls her home? The adventure can help PCs gain additional experience and much-needed trust with the townsfolk even as they unravel the mystery of the haunted prison overlooking the town.

Designed by Greg A. Vaughan with the Legendary Games Design Team of Neil Spicer, Clinton Boomer, Jason Nelson, and Clark Peterson. Who better to provide you with alternate magic items for your Adventure Path campaign than the very writers of those adventures themselves? Answer: no one. Legendary Games' Adventure Path Plug-Ins supplement and enrich your campaign experience, offering adventures and supporting products that incorporate and expanding upon unique concepts, themes, and rules subsystems introduced in the Adventure Paths while filling in the background characters, items, and locations that make those adventures come alive in delightful (and often dangerous) detail. Legendary Games combines stellar writing talent with innovative layout and product design and top-notch artistic values that we think will bring you back again and again.

Download includes TWO files: a full color version AND a stripped black and white version for easy printing.

Check out this gothic-themed adventure and Make Your Game Legendary! This adventure was designed for PCs of 1st-2nd level.

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Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Been looking forward to this one for awhile now.

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

So, get a review written...STAT! ;-)


You should have what level characters this is written for in the beginning of the description.

Shadow Lodge

Does anyone else's full-color PDF seem to have a rather pixelated cover page?

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Kthulhu wrote:
Does anyone else's full-color PDF seem to have a rather pixelated cover page?

Mine looks fine. Maybe try reDLing it.

Shadow Lodge

Tried redownloading. Still pixelated.

I'm beginning to think today is just not my day.

Qadira

darth_borehd wrote:
You should have what level characters this is written for in the beginning of the description.

Seconded. I'd like to know this as well.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Sorry for the lack of clarity - both "The Murmuring Fountain" and "The Fiddler's Lament" are for 1st-2nd level characters. The blurb I wrote says "characters beginning a gothic-themed Adventure Path campaign," which I think was an overly cute phrasing that I meant to imply beginning-level characters--i.e., 1st or 2nd. I can email Liz and ask her to add a sentence to that effect to the product description, and I'll be sure to call it out specifically in future adventure releases.

Thanks for the feedback!

P.S. As far as the pixelation, the ones I have look fine, so I'm not sure what the issue is there. :(

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Kthulhu wrote:

Tried redownloading. Still pixelated.

I'm beginning to think today is just not my day.

Odd, what PDF program do you use? I use PDF-Xchange, I also checked and opened mine in Adobe and it was fine in that as well.

Shadow Lodge

I use Adobe Reader X mainly, but I also opened it in Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1, and it had the same pixelization. Same with Foxit.

It's not really bad enough to make it unusable, but it annoys me. :P

Just for reference:

Print-Friendly Cover

Full Color Cover

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Ok that is really weird. I checked your two links and the first one looks fine to me but the second one is messed up, enough the print in the lower left corner is hard to read in it.

Lantern Lodge

Super curious, but I have to take a pass on this one, were halfway through the second book.

Glad to see the tap is flowing again.

Cheliax

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Would work just fine with later books, just would have to upgrade the CR's is all.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Dark_Mistress wrote:
Would work just fine with later books, just would have to upgrade the CR's is all.

I'd agree with Dark_Mistress here. Without spoilering the adventure too much, the orphan-gypsy who is the lynchpin of the adventure could easily appear in any town in Ustalav, and the primary menaces that torment the town at her command could be easily swapped for more menacing equivalents straight out of the Bestiary without complicating or compromising the plot integrity of the adventure.

Spoiler:
Simply put, replace skeletons with skeletal champions, ghouls, or even wights, and mission accomplished.

I should also point out that "The Murmuring Fountain" already includes some scaling suggestions for using it past the initial level, though overall it might be more hard-coded as a low-level adventure than "The Fiddler's Lament."


IMHO, both those stories are heavy role playing/investigation type adventures and can be played at any time in Harrowstone.

I've posted elsewhere about player reaction to the first session using Fidler's. The guys are quite intrigued about what is going on. It was funny the way they reacted. Hey, wht the heck, weren't we suppose to go back to the prison this morning?


And reviewed here, on DTRPG and sent to GMS magazine. Cheers!

Cheliax

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Nice review End, btw did you find a cute goth girl to make out with at that goth event you went to? :)


There was some making out, indeed! Though admittedly with the goth lady that accompanied me there - not for lack of interest in my person, though. I don't know why, but verbal fights between laced-in, beautiful females are perhaps one of the most alluring things in existence for me. :D


I have decide to run a parallel story with Alhindriosa. The party will take her to Lepidstadt (sp) in part two, at the request of the town council so she can get treatment. On the way there, she will get a night visit by the dark stranger. The PC's will be warned to stay away from her or else......

She will, of course, regularly escape and cross the party's path. The stranger will send minions to eliminate those pesky adventurers.

It appears the stranger would be a devil of some sort (don't really want to use Orcus.... but a demon could be used.....)

What are your ideas abaout this?

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Gondolin wrote:
What are your ideas abaout this?

Half-fiend night hag.


Sounds chaotic enough! ;-)

Cheliax

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Endzeitgeist wrote:
There was some making out, indeed! Though admittedly with the goth lady that accompanied me there - not for lack of interest in my person, though. I don't know why, but verbal fights between laced-in, beautiful females are perhaps one of the most alluring things in existence for me. :D

Good to know, but did your goth lady find a pretty goth girl to make out with... and let you watch? :D

Back to the product. I really liked this one for the atmosphere, me personally I would want to keep the fiddle. :)

@Gondolin - Nice add on to this, to make it go further.


They had a heck of a time getting rid of it. They ganged up on her and pinned her to the ground and the barbarian raged, grabbed the fiddle and smashed it on a tombstone. Très The Who.... lol


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I just finished running this adventure last night. My players had a LOT of fun, and were running very low on resources by the end of it.

spoilers!:
They ended up succeeding on a Disarm combat manueuver to take the fiddle away. Before she could fight back to take the fiddle back, the party fighter and monk dropped her to negative HP.

At the end of the night, everyone was grinning about how much fun they had over the last 2 sessions. When I mentioned that this segment had been a 3PP plug-in, they were surprised. "Wait, that WASN'T part of the AP as published? How far through the first book ARE we?"

I'm working on getting a review written...

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Fantastic, Itchy. We always strive to make these plug-ins work as seamlessly as possible for the APs they're intended to enhance. Sounds like Greg succeeded big-time for your group. We look forward to seeing your review. The feedback not only serves to give kudos to the hard work everyone puts into them, but it also helps us learn and enhance the way we structure these plug-ins for future APs.

Osirion RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

What Neil said. Glad you guys had a great time with the adventure. My group certainly had fun with it when we ran through the first two modules of Carrion Crown.

I appreciated the module's breakneck pace. It's just one thing after another, and the PCs need to be careful to manage themselves and their limited resources as a low-level party to keep pushing on toward the end as events keep building to the climax!

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