I'd like for the following three items in my current pending order to be delayed until next month's shipment if possible:
CotCT Map Folio
If you can, please do.
I'd also like to know if I purchase the Beta playtest right now if it would appear on this shipment. I thought I might be able to get it a GenCon but life has gotten in the way. So I'll settle for purchasing it this way. :(
I noticed the same thing as Arnwyn and rolled my eyes at the "always wondered" comment.
I can't think of where at the moment, but I had read an interview where he says the Forgotten Realms title came from OUR point of view. We here on Earth forgot about these magical lands.
But for the life of me, I don't remember where I read that.
I just got the notification of the shipment of Northwest of Earth. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten the other books. I'm dropping this note as I was told to in order to have the two previous books packed with this new one.
Sucks though. Someone out there is reading (or has read) my copies of Elak of Atlantis and Secret of Sinharat.
Of course, according to the Mayan calendar, 2012 is the end of the world. So, if WotC wants to profit off 5e, the company had better push for a 2011 release.
December 2012 is the end of the world. We'd have a few months of playing 5e if they release at GenCon of that year.
If no one likes it, WotC doesn't have to worry about putting up with too many complaints.
Status shows that this was sent on December 27th, the day after the others in my Planet Stories order. I received that first package promptly, but the second part has not yet arrived. I'd like to know if there's any reason to this. Could the holiday rush have delayed one package and not another? And delayed it for a couple of weeks?
Please help me, I was actually looking forward to reading Elak of Atlantis!
Thanks Talion09, I've been thinking of the prisoner idea despite my reservations. Maybe if I combine two ideas?
The new PCs are hired by the church of Heironeous (or Wee Jas) to recover the OPCs (original PCs), but were perhaps captured by cultists outside of the mine (with the help of the Faceless One?).
I'm about to run my umpteenth session of Three Faces of Evil and need to come up with a way to bring in the 3 new PCs who are replacing those who died last game (near TPK!). But I've run out of ideas! I've used these so far:
Gelch Tilgast, who mentioned bringing down Smenk to original PCs, hires a elven rogue to keep an eye on the group as they infiltrate Dourstone's mine. Player stayed two games.
Original PCs enter mine, but Capt Trask is pressured by the Lord Mayor to bring the 4 back, as Smenk and Filge are accusing them of attempted murder. Three enter with militia man who dies almost immediately. PCs died 3 sessions later.
Now I need 3 more stories, but don't know which to use. General ideas (not class or race based) would be nice. As would ideas involving bringing these PCs into the AoW plot. Any help?
Thanks for all the advice everyone!
The town wouldn't know that they had taken up there if the naive elf hadn't said so to Tyrol Ebberly, who blabbed it to the rest of Diamond Lake within the day.
The dwarf in the group (a ranger with undead as his favored enemy) tossed the zombies in the dining room from the sides of the bluff and will get the group in trouble for littering, at the least. :)
I plan for Smenk and Filge to hide behind the law (assault for Smenk and attempted murder for Filge) to get the group in some legal issues. The observatory may be a point of contention in the case. Bribery of the Lord Mayor could actually come in handy.
I’m now entering my second session of TFoE and am happy to use the PCs time spent in the caverns trying to come up with an answer to my question:
What happens now that they have set up house in the Old Observatory?
It’s only a day after they decided to move in, but the group has announced to much of the town their intentions of ownership. They also feel they should have it for free. I’m of a different mind and believe that Mayor Neff wouldn’t take too kindly to rough folk moving in and would charge them a tax for doing so. But what is an appropriate amount?
It’s acknowledged that the place was once a site for priests of Celestian, and I think that would be a factor in the pricing. I also want it to be something fairly heavy so the gold-laden PCs feel the dent in their accounts, so I’m thinking of placing it at around 300 gp yearly.
Has anyone else had a similar problem or any advice on the question?
I have a question about the doorway to the True Tomb:
Would it close behind any characters as they enter or leave the room?
This is pretty important because my group is close to reaching the room, but don’t have any information on the Wind Dukes, like the name used to open the coffin. This will probably prompt them to visit Allustan, forcing them to leave the room, which may seal itself behind them.The info in the adventure implies it would close, but that would be...bad.
I’m thinking of having the door stick at about halfway up allowing them entrance and exit from the room, but with some effort (ducking under). Does that sound viable?
I'm currently running "The Whispering Cairn" (after a 3 month interlude) and am preparing each session with details of the upcoming adventures. Just recently, rumors began spreading of Smenk's involvement with Dourstone.
Now, the party's cleric works for Dourstone under duress (her family being indentured and all) and I am looking to completely describe Smenk's life. In the opening of "The Three Faces of Evil," it is mentioned that Smenk's right-hand man is killed as a warning to the mine manager, but who is this guy? Is he written about elsewhere? Did I overlook him in the Overload?
I'm about to begin running the AoW for a group of 3 players, and am confident in my ability to work out the new ELs. But I'm worried I won't be able to keep the same elements of the original write-up. For instance, with what do I replace the tomb mote? or the lurking strangler? And still have the "freaky little creatures" moments?
Any suggestions will be appreciated and evaluated
I'm about to run AoW within a couple of weeks and am still deciding on the rules for PC creation. The biggest dilemma I'm having comes with my desire to use the awesome Greyhawk regional feats, but don't know how to make them viable for players. I was thinking of making them free at first level, but am afraid it could throw off the power level of the game (or else have to add them to all PCs).
Has anyone else used them in their campaign and how so?
I've been running my players through this fantastic adventure as an introduction to the WoG after years of generic or home-brewed worlds. It was supposed to get them used to the world and its geography and important characters (I've been referencing topics constantly) before running RttToEE. Of course, it seems the following game will now be the AoW path.
Anyway, they tackled the first two levels fairly quickly, but have now begun to slowly take on Kerzit's Fane. With only a week of game time passing for both the Great Hall and Tomorast's Hold, it's been two weeks for less than half the Fane.
Now, I'm wondering if there are any logical ways for the remaining enemies to react. Yug-Anark, Aldest and Nemill are all dead, along with every one of the Seeker guards. Could Eli contact someone to recruit more Seekers? How do the gnolls act after the death of their leader- the only person keeping them near the humans? Could any of the dead be replaced, at all.
I want some rationale behind the dungeon and activity around the characters, and have done some of this myself, but would like more input from other players. And as it seems that my players will be taking more time between encounters and fewer encounters per day, any reactive tactics on the part of the dungeon's denizens would be appreciated
I wasn’t too upset with the use of dragons in the AP, especially since I was able to tailor the encounters to work with my version of the story. Gottrod, Dhorlot and Hookface were all knitted fairly well (I think, at least).
Gee, it wasn't until I started thinking about it that I realized the game has been pretty deadly.
Life's Bazaar- No kills, but the druid's wolf companion took down Prickles.
Flood Season- TPK!!! Tongueeater and his cronies were a little tough, even for the bugbear and werewolf in the group.
Zenith Trajectory- Two deaths. One death as the party's sorcerer acted as Crazy Jared's shield against Gottrod's breath . Another as the party's cleric investigated the three gricks hiding in an alcove on the way to Bhal-hamatugn.
Demonskar Legacy- Three deaths as Nabthatoron's attacks brought down an unarmed Alek and focused on the party's fighters. (Conrad "Dragonslayer" was so paranoid of the possibility of Alek attacking again, he took his sword.)
Test of the Smoking Eye- One real death. Conrad died from the lich's touch. The ninja believing the other three were dead after Kaurophon cast blasphemy, she dived into the gusher.
Secrets of the Soul Pillars- Vittriss Bale + paralyzing gaze = TPK.
It's been a pretty frustrating game for both me and the players. They for trying to survive, me for trying to actually keep them alive.