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|Chris Lambertz Community & Digital Content Director|
I just got finished playing this, It is one of the most ridiculous adventures I have been on. It is so railroaded that the GM was apologizing to us about how limited our choices are. there was so description on things that really did not need it and so little on actual plot. It became a running joke that we were on the tracks about halfway through the game. and we felt like it was a really bad Scooby Doo episode( we had a large cat for scooby stand in). all in all the best part was taking the villain and making them a pincushion in the end. and mind you my character started this adventure really not a big violent person but by the end he was the biggest supporter of murder death killing. all in all the adventure is one that try's to be investigative mission without really letting and/or you dont make the rolls and you are kinda left wanting. sorry for the rant but damn was looking forward to this and was more comedy (for the wrong reasons than suspense)
A couple possible errors I noticed reading through the scenario while doing prep.
The trap starts with Perception 30, Disable Device 25. My guess is that they got the numbers swapped for reduction, and it should read
"Reduce the Perception DC of the nightmare vapor trap to 27. Reduce the Disable Device DC of the trap to 23.
We played this tonight. It was a very interesting investigative scenario, and enjoyable, despite major railroading. But, despite investigating moderately quickly in the beginning, skipping the optional encounter, and some major GM squeezing of the later investigation time, we ran just over 5hrs.
Please Paizo, you really need to edit/playtest these kinds of scenarios for time. I'd hate to run/play this in a convention slot.
This is the worst scenario I have ever played. I have previously played this writers 4-05 scenario and I continue to be unimpressed by his scenario design. The scenario is overly deadly, 1 player dead and 2 unconscious in the first encounter which isn't even a combat, in the end the party walked away and this is overly deadly. There should be a warning on this adventure and it should be tweaked, when you have venture captains telling stories of losing 4 people to this mod this isn't fun this is sadistic cheese.