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DDEX1-01 Defiance in Phlan (5e)

DDEX1-01 Defiance in Phlan (5e)

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Defiance in Phlan

The Cult of the Dragon has come to Phlan, a lawless refuge on the Moonsea. Now, with no significant authority to stop the cult, other power groups in the Realms--the Harpers, Order of the Gauntlet, Emerald Enclave, Lords' Alliance , and even the Zhentarim--must untite to stop the cult from fulfilling its dark purpose in the city. Join the fight by participating in any one of five different missions aimed at stopping the cult.

An introductory adventure for 1st-level characters.

DDEX1-1 5E

Also included in the purchase of this adventure is a version specially converted for use with the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop software. The converted adventure features all the text and maps from the original adventure along with cross-linking of monsters, spells, magic items, equipment, and story elements, plus the powerful rules automation for which Fantasy Grounds is known.

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Denis C October 07, 2017 8:26 am UTC
Bought it on Dms guild login. I don't know how to merge them.

Stars: 4/5

I enjoyed DMing this more than I initially thought. Unless you really cut the RP, and npc interactions short it will take a lot longer than 1h per adventure tho. If you really use it as an entrance for new players to DnD or AL then plan to use 8h at least. Aside from that it is very enjoyable so long as you weave some of the information that is given to us as DMs into the adventure, maybe through exposition or people telling them. Because most of the information that we get is very interesting and paints a very interesting story that is about to happen in phlan. If you decide not to do that, players might feel like its an interesting thing thats happening right now but it doesn't really feel like part of a bigger picture.
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Joseph D September 13, 2017 9:21 pm UTC
This was a really great module. My players thoroughly enjoyed it!
The fancied themselves like the A-Team.
A Mastermind, a Face, and Bruiser, and a WILDCARD!
It was more along the lines of 3 bruisers, 1 of which was the face and the mastermind and a wildcard wizard who would yell THUNDERWAVE!!
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July 15, 2017 3:50 am UTC
This module is really great. It has a little something for everyone, and the setting is really a nice way for new players to learn the basics. Overall, I think it is a classic introductory adventure. I would give it 4/5 Stars.
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Raki R May 15, 2017 5:22 am UTC
Got this module for use by a friend, so posting review here.

Stars: 4/5
This was a great introduction to AL for my players. It had a wide arrange of playstyles with the different individual adventures. It makes everyone in the party feel useful as a talker, investigator, combattant or something else.
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Judd W R May 11, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
I ran this for my FLGS. Since it was their copy, not mine, I am reviewing it here instead of in the reviews section.

Overall: 4 stars. Great introduction for first time players. The mini-adventures within it are (mostly) simple, fun and easy to run. The challenges they present to PCs test a wide variety of different skills and character types - from stealth to RP to combat to problem solving; and any player playing all 5 will feel like they've contributed in unique ways.
A few specific notes on adventure 4:
The 4th mini adventure can be a bit challenging, especially with a big group. In a group of 4 or less, you can run through a bunch of rounds, and the players will get new clues each round, so they'll get to a point where they can solve it without great leaps on intuition within a reasonable time frame. A larger group (like the 7 I ran it in), each round took forever. Not just because there were lots of people taking their turns;...See more
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Dan D September 12, 2016 2:04 am UTC
Does the Fantasy Grounds module contain the original maps from the Adventure or were they Redon, any added for the avatar module?
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This title was added to our catalog on January 11, 2016.