Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Beginner Box

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Comics

Pathfinder Legends

The 'Delvesdeep' Archive ;)


Shackled City Adventure Path


The ‘Delvesdeep’ Archive ;)

I am getting to the business in of the campaign and started looking back over some of the documents I have put together for the Shackled City over the years. I find it amazing that my party still has not completed the Path which just shows the sheer depth and size that the adventure has grown into.

I thought I would rate a few of the threads that I have put together on this site and some that I have posted (or have since been included) on other sites more to just amuse myself while I have a few minutes as much for any other reason. So here are my contributions in order of preference for me :D

Please excuse my self indulgences.

Here are my top 8 in order -

1. Alternative Adimarchus & the Cagewrights
http://therpgenius.pbworks.com/Alternate-Villains

This document underpinned the majority of the addition adventures, ideas and inclusions I made throughout the Path. It was my way of making the Path make sense for me and flow.

2. Demonskar Ball
http://paizo.com/dungeon/messageboards/shackledCity/archives/theDemonskarBa ll

The Demonskar Ball was inspired by my wish to try and foreshadow the Stormblades and nobles of Cauldron. I also wanted to create an adventure that rewarded role-play and skills that were not purely battle orientated. I loved creating the guests and the Bradly-Dipinshires in particular. 

3. Skies Treasury
http://paizo.com/dungeon/messageboards/shackledCity/archives/skieSTreasuryI temDescriptionsStories&page=1

This was one of the first creative documents I conceived. The bigger version of this can be found on theRPGenius.com site but this thread was a great combination of ideas of which my party still enjoys. Skies Treasury remains one of their favourite locations in Cauldron.

4. Sasserine
http://therpgenius.pbworks.com/FindPage?SearchFor=Sasserine

The Sasserine document ended up being a monster in terms of depth and detail. I wish I could have used it more because the amount of adventure ideas I came up with particularly revolving around the cities Taverns and Inns were substantial. I really loved the idea of the two cities in one and Noble family mysterious family links.

5. The Acquires
http://paizo.com/dungeon/messageboards/shackledCity/archives/cauldronAcquis itionExplorationDivisionAGoodThievesGuild

The Acquirers were written directly for my party rogue who was ‘homeless’ with the only guild options evil. The Acquirers also gave the party more allies and brought the Last Laugh more into the game.

6. The Redgorge Siege
http://paizo.com/dungeon/messageboards/shackledCity/archives/theRedgorgeSei ge

I wanted to come up with an adventure that wasn’t the typical Dungeon Crawl. I wanted it to be more event based and open-ended, something the campaign often lacks. The little side treks involving the Stone Giants and the Cemetery were my favourite parts of the adventure to write.

7. Foeshadowing Ideas
http://therpgenius.pbworks.com/Foreshadowing-ideas

Years ago I wrote a series of articles on theRPGenius.com that were designed to foreshadow some of the important villains that I felt were under developed. I couldn’t find them on the original site but luckily Section8 and nib have kept some of them on this site. I particularly like Shebeleth, capturing the Shackle Born, the Necrocants and others not found here. I have copies of these if people want them.

8. Cauldron’s Coins
http://paizo.com/dungeon/messageboards/shackledCity/archives/cauldronCoinag e

These ideas were in response to another posters thread but I liked this little add on once again to give more depth to the city and campaign.

Thanks for all the banter over the last umpteen years and I hope there is many more good conversations to come before my game comes to a close.

Delvesdeep

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this campaign over the years. My Shackled City has recently kicked off again after the most recent of several long hiatus. We’ve just finished Zenith Trajectory. I’ve used your Demonskar Ball and have / am going to use bits and pieces of your fore-shadowing and changes to the Cagewrights. Nice work.


Mothman wrote:
Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this campaign over the years. My Shackled City has recently kicked off again after the most recent of several long hiatus. We’ve just finished Zenith Trajectory. I’ve used your Demonskar Ball and have / am going to use bits and pieces of your fore-shadowing and changes to the Cagewrights. Nice work.

You've changed your avatar Mothman. I seem to remember a blue goblin-like creature? Good to see you are still floating about. many of those threads above have your imput in too I'm sure.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yup, I had a xvart avatar before. Now Paizo has a proper Mothman for me.

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Let me thank you as well, DD. I'm waiting to start my second running of SCAP here, and I only wish I had found all this material before running it the first time. Of course, then I probably wouldn't have finished the first time before my group split up, being mostly military. I ended up having to wrap up after Thirteen Cages.

Cheliax

DelvesDeep, your articles and ideas basically served as the foundation for my own Shackled City campaign and I can never thank you enough for the ideas you inspired in myself and the other posters on this board. Shackled City was already a very cool AP, but it became something much more due to your hard work and ideas.

My own campaign is on hiatus for the summer, but will be starting up at Foundation of Flame very soon.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Good stuff delvesdeep. I hope to see some of your work on the Savage Tide AP soon :)


I meant to write up a few more adventures years a go but I changed jobs and had a few kids and time has raced by. My party is just about to confront their old drunken friend who they were instumental in having elected as Lord Mayor - Vhalantru, about why he had half orcs attempting tp clear Lady Thifiranes maor after the players crashed her party. Should be a nice surprize ;)

Chef - you were one of the first posters I read when I first found these boards. How is your Savage Tide campaign?

Sean - thanks for all the additions you have made these boards over the journey. Good to hear you are beginning your game once again.

TriOmegaZero - thanks for your praise. Great to hear you are beginning the campaign once again.

Delvesdeep


Let me add some praise.

Yep, while plenty of DMs made contributions to the path here on the boards, it definitely was DD, who made the biggest impact with his posts. I, too, have embraced the Demonskar ball and Skie's treasury and was inspired enough by the Redgore siege to develop my own version of it. I shied away from the alternative cagewright setting, as I feared it put too much workload on my tight schedule.

Anyway, great work, much of which has made it into my campaign and definitely contributed to my plans to run it a second time with new players starting some time this year.

Thank you.

Nib

PS: Check out the Wiki that has evolved from theRPGenius.com and may still continue to grow...

http://therpgenius.pbworks.com/Shackled-City-main-page


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
delvesdeep wrote:


Chef - you were one of the first posters I read when I first found these boards. How is your Savage Tide campaign?

It's going pretty well, although not as fast as I would like it to go. We're a year into the campaign and still on the second chapter. Basically the game is on an hyatus right now. Hopefully we'll be able to continue the campaign early next year after my wife has had her second baby.

I can definitely say that the experience gained from SCAP and AoW is clearly visible in STAP. It's put together a lot better and has a much more fluid feel to it.


Chef's Slaad wrote:
delvesdeep wrote:


I can definitely say that the experience gained from SCAP and AoW is clearly visible in STAP. It's put together a lot better and has a much more fluid feel to it.

The only thing that I stuggle with with AoW and STAP is that they are not is a hardcover form. I like the look of the STAP over the AoW.

I'm at the crossroads in terms of moving onto the 4th addition of which I now own or using the older edition still but playing one of these APs.

Shackled City has been my D&D life for years now.

Delvesdeep


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
delvesdeep wrote:


The only thing that I stuggle with with AoW and STAP is that they are not is a hardcover form. I like the look of the STAP over the AoW.

I'm at the crossroads in terms of moving onto the 4th addition of which I now own or using the older edition still but playing one of these APs.

Shackled City has been my D&D life for years now.

Delvesdeep

The lack of a HC is definitely a problem. One I solved by getting the mags a second time through my FLGS (at bargain prices) and cutting out the AP. I bound those in a book. I needed fotocopies of some of the maps and pages. Overall, it went ok.

I don't know about 4e and probably never will. I'm enviously looking at some of the other AP's coming out right now (Council of Thieves, I'm looking at you!).

I know what you're saying about SCAP being your life, though. I really enjoyed it. In the end, I was kind of relieved it was over, though.

Andoran

I have to send out a mighty thanks to Delvesdeep and the community here. I started a 4e SCAP game for some friends a few months ago and it's been going great. I'm using much of what Delvesdeep has published for the Alternative Adimarchus and Cagewrights as well as other supplemental stuff. It has all really helped me flesh out the overall campaign and in planning the story arcs for the future. They just finished Life's Bazaar, so have not encountered much of the meat of the campaign yet. I'm sure I'll be referencing this thread many times. Thanks again.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I'm going to add my thanks to the chorus. Your foreshadowing ideas were a great addition to my campaign. Right now my guys are invading the Cagewright sanctum and gleefully crossing targets off their list. That's a vast improvement over faceless NPCs, so thanks!

Also: the Demonskar Ball was a very nice addition earlier on. :D


This is a Bump for Moorluck.

Qadira

marked

Andoran

I will also add my thanks to the chorus. While I absolutely mutilated your ides for my campaign they gave me what I needed to turn Shackled City into an amazing campaign that my players will remember for years.

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo Publishing / Older Products / Dungeon Magazine / Shackled City Adventure Path / The 'Delvesdeep' Archive ;) All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.
Recent threads in Shackled City Adventure Path

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.