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Pathfinder Adventure Path #64: Beyond the Doomsday Door (Shattered Star 4 of 6)

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #64: Beyond the Doomsday Door (Shattered Star 4 of 6)

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Chapter 4 "Beyond the Doomsday Door"
by Tito Leati

The hunt for the seven shards of the Shattered Star leads the heroes back to the western coast of Varisia, to the multifaith monastery known as Windsong Abbey. The next shard appears to be hidden somewhere within the dungeons below the abbey. But when the PCs arrive, they find the monastery in ruins and held by savage giants and twisted fey! An ancient terror has returned home, and now dwells within the levels beneath the monastery—a terror who hopes to open the dread doomsday door within!

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Shattered Star Adventure Path and includes:

  • “Beyond the Doomsday Door,” a Pathfinder RPG adventure for 10th-level characters, by Tito Leati.
  • Delve into the horrors of the Abyssal monstrosities known as qlippoth, by James Jacobs.
  • Learn about the faith of Groetus, God of the End Times, and the madness of his tortured clergy, by Sean K Reynolds.
  • The perils of being a junkie in Riddleport in the Pathfinder’s Journal, by Bill Ward.
  • Five new monsters, by James Jacobs, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, and Jerome Virnich.

Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world’s oldest fantasy RPG.

ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-474-0

Beyond the Doomsday Door is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The rules for running this Adventure Path and Chronicle sheet are available as a free download (512 KB zip/PDF).

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Atmospheric string of dungeons with one of the most epic boss battles I've seen

*****

I ran this adventure for my party of 4 and did not make any major changes to the adventure as written.

We had a great time playing through it and enjoyed pretty much every encounter. I strongly recommend to bring in Jasper from the web enhancement of Curse of the Lady's Light (book 2 of Shattered Star) for added role-playing gold.

Spoiler:
In our game, Jasper went through some mechanical adjustments and is a PC. The encounter with Kandamereus was therefore extremely fun!

The dungeons in this book are mechanically solid and very atmospheric with some cool and creative ideas.

What stuck out as particularly good was that the PCs learn early on who their enemy is and what is up to, something a lot of adventures seem to forget and just surprise you with the BBEG at the very end. Here, the PCs learn gradually more of their enemy that might even change their attitude towards him entirely.

The final encounter of this book is epic in every sense of the word. The stakes are extremely high, the enemies powerful, and the final few moments have the drama of a cut-scene while still giving the players agency. Brilliantly done!

I strongly recommend this adventure to anyone who enjoys dungeon crawls. It is also ridiculously easy to use this adventure in your own campaign since the Shard can easily be removed or replaced by your own McGuffin.


The most epic adventure so far...

*****

Me and my group had found "Beyond the Doomsday Door" a very nice adventure. Very challenging one.

The scenario is very nice, the Windsong Abbey has a unique personality and a cool background. All the story behind the Ardanathus invasion is very original too. Brings a new perspective in the "dungeon type adventure".

Ardanathus himself is a very memorable villian, one with a personal background and a unique personality. One of my players ( a she) was in love with him. :P

Until I played this part of the "Shattered Star" adventure I was ignorant about the Qlippot theme and the existence of Yamasoth. They have result too be very interesting enemies with a unique personality and a strong challenge for my players.

I must to say this:

The player in love with Ardanathus had only 13 Hit Points (a Elf-Rogue), she was close to him and thrown to him a bottle of "Potion of Love" that they had found in previous adventures. The dices had spoken and Ardathus became in love on she.

That way the curse and the influence of Yamasoth was broken.

Something says me that me and my group will speak of this for the years to come.

<3

!Love the adventure!


Compelling story, great villain and theme

****( )

My reviews use bullet points, just how I roll.

The Good: -Location is very strong.
-Monsters and bonus monsters are very strong.
NPCs are strong.
-Backstory is strong.

The Bad: -If you're looking for more than a dungeon look elsewhere.

The Ugly: -Redemption option on main villain seems thin.

Overall: Can't give it a 5 star, I want more than just a dungeon. That said you can run this without the rest of the AP and be fine. Great back pocket dungeon.


Excellent Adventure

****( )

Read my full review on my blog.

The fourth instalment of Shattered Star, Beyond the Doomsday Door by Tito Leati, is an excellent adventure. It’s not perfect—there are some confusing inconsistencies in its setting’s history, for example, and it does start to feel a little drawn out by the end—but it contains a fascinating, dynamic setting, and a truly unique villain. It’s a dungeon crawl where you might not want to kill everything you meet along the way, and that’s the kind of thing I love.


Absurdly Awesome

*****

You probably know what to expect from Shattered Star so far: dungeon crawls done right. You won't miss out of that with this installment.

Basically the whole adventure is set within one dungeon and it's a doozy, with several intertwined threads of backstory and a lot of cool monsters.

But the backmatter is actually my favorite here. The new monsters are great and the articles on the Qlippoth and Groteus are amazing.

Overview: Get your sinister powers from before the dawn of time here, along with an adventure bringing those threads together.


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