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DDEX1-04 Dues for the Dead (5e)

DDEX1-04 Dues for the Dead (5e)

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Dues for the Dead

For years, the Most Solemn Order of the Silent Shroud has tended the dead at Valinghen graceyard, providing them a peaceful eternal rest. Now, that rest has been disturbed by a necromancer seeking out a key to re-activate the Pool of Radiance.

An adventure for 1st-4th level characters.

DDEX1-4 5E

 
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roki K May 28, 2018 11:43 pm UTC
As a player, I quite enjoyed this. My favorite part was exploring the city of the dead and encountering the skeleton family.
As a DM, I ran this for a Tier 1 table whose DM didn't show. It only needed about 15 minutes of prep...
Fairly linear, but it still provided challenge and a few twists for the players.

This is a fun one to have in your pocket for emergencies.
4/5
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Nathan D April 28, 2018 10:04 pm UTC
Dues for the Dead is a great mod to introduce newer players to the game. Here are some recommendations for running it:

-Be sure to have Yovir emphasize to the players that there could be tens of thousands of corpses in the catacombs, and that the city faced an existential threat from the undead in the past. This should help raise the stakes so players will care more about getting to the bottom of the situation.

-When I run this mod, I remove the secret passage to the end of the dungeon. It could also be kept but skip less of the dungeon.

-I usually have the Goggles of Night be a belonging of Sister Bethel (one of the Kelemvorites that got eaten and was found). I think it helps explain why Yovir randomly has such a magic item.

-This is a great adventure to get players to think about their character's morality, but the "default" way of running it doesn't have the moral shades of gray that could make it more interesting. The vast majority of treasure in...See more
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David B March 27, 2018 4:54 am UTC
One of the weaker modules in season 1. It was a pretty straight forward dungeon crawl with little to distinguish it.
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January 29, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
This is a pretty middle-of-the-road dungeon crawl. It's been a while since I ran the adventure, but I don't remember any stand-out parts, either good or bad. I think the only in-game complaint was that the catacombs are described as being very extensive, but the map was tiny (as would fit a one-shot adventure).

Stars: 3/5
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Denis C October 07, 2017 8:36 am UTC
Bought it on Dms guild login. I don't know how to merge them.

Stars: 3/5

My least favorite in the Tier 1 adventures of season 1. I can't describe why but it just didn't feel good. The end fight is a total drag and makes the players feel liek there is nothing they can do unless they are highly over leveled. I know other DMs loved playing it but i just couldn't get into it. Maybe take my opinion with a grain of salt. I would still play it agin for a group doing the whole season but definitaly not as a stand alone.
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Joseph D September 13, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
This is by far my favorite module in this story line and tier. The mission into the tombs to investigate the bones is the perfect way to introduce players to the pillars of adventure.
They interact with the Doomguide, puzzle their way through things and fight the baddies!
5/5 stars
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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Anthony J July 16, 2017 9:38 pm UTC
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4/5 Stars, this Module is a great way to get your PCs started and introduce the idea that NPCs can escape. The dungeon allows players to have use of tactics by funneling NPCs into the hallways. I think this was a great module overall and recommend it for newer players to learn concepts of DnD.
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JASON D April 07, 2017 4:58 am UTC
The classic Moonsea setting of Phlan, a crypt filled with undead, and who is behind it all but a... Well, you'll have to see for yourself! However, this is a classic mini dungeon crawl, filled with combat encounters, pitfalls, and eerie interactions. Well worth the four hours of gameplay and lots of fun!
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