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The Five Temples of the Earthmother Part 1: Life and Moon

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Welcome to Alaron and the quest to re-awaken the temples of an ancient god...

The Five Temples of the Earthmother is a series of short adventures for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. Broken into chapters, which take place on the Island of Alaron in the Moonshae Isles of the Forgotten Realms, each chapter in the series details a different adventure site. Each site is a lost temple dedicated to the Earthmother, the force representing the primal essence of nature and life, a revered force in the Moonshaes.

Built for characters levels 1-3 and featuring:

    • Nine New Monsters
    • Two New Magic Items
    • Original maps for each area
    • 12 hours of gameplay for your table
    • 21 pages of new content

Life and Moon is the first in The Five Temples of the Earthmother series and will continue with 'Beast And Shipwreck,' also from Encoded Designs (date not set).

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Wesly H November 22, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
We alle had great fun with this adventure and I hooked into a greater campaign.
Still really hoping for part two to be released or re-released so we can revisit this part of the adventure and complete the consecration of all five temples.
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Mike S June 17, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
I just purchased this product and I enjoyed reading it. I was wondering if there is any news on the moonshae product or the next adventure being released
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Salvatore D May 17, 2017 5:23 am UTC
Bought and played this back in March of 2016... came to see if part two was ever released, turns out it wasn't. Description for this product still states that part 2 will be released in 2016. Is there an ETA on the part 2, or is this dead in the water?
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Robert D May 18, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
The authors just talked about this on the most recent episode of their Down with D&D podcast and confirmed that they will finish the Moonshae Player’s Guide and the next Moonshae adventure “Temple of the Beast. No date was given yet.
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Ian F March 06, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
My players really loved the Temple of the Crescent Moon. Any update on when part 2 will be available?
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July 06, 2016 10:02 pm UTC
Section 4. The colony (pp. 11 and 12) has a Hive Warrior stats and hasn't a Hive Worker stats.
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July 29, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
Sorry, stats are in their places. But Hive Worker is misprint as Hive Warrior.
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March 31, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
So, I've purchased and am about to run this module. Figure it will take 2 sessions to complete. Any idea when the next module or modules will be published? I may find myself making up the next couple temples myself otherwise.
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Shawn M April 06, 2016 10:49 pm UTC
We are currently working on some player content for Moonshae-based characters. That is in development and playtest currently. When that is completed, the next adventure should follow soon after. Thanks!
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Robert B S June 20, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Just purchased, and looking forward to running it in the near future, as it looks great, but any ETA on the above mentioned Player Content? That will determine if I volunteer to run next for our group, as I would love to build a whole campaign set in the Moonshae's, and that information would be great to have before beginning it.
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Camen L March 17, 2016 4:09 am UTC
So I read through the adventure and it looks great, I'm gonna run it for some friends soon. One thing is really strange to me though, at the beginning it says you should give the players one or more of the rumours, but none of the rumours ever come up in the rest of the adventure. I don't know if maybe they're gonna come up in the next adventure, but I'm kinda worried that if I start by saying "There's a Great Druid who disappeared" or "The king's Son has been taken", it's gonna be kinda weird when the King is only interested in them helping with the temples.
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Tom H March 04, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Great module. Excellent writing!

This is well worth the purchase price.
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David O February 26, 2016 4:47 am UTC
Great Module! I've been running a Moonsea campaign and this really captured the Celtic heritage/feel of that part of the realms... My only question... How do you pronounce "Failbhe"?
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Shawn M March 04, 2016 5:42 pm UTC
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Robert D January 15, 2016 12:49 am UTC
Is this legal for Adventurer's League Play?
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Merric B January 18, 2016 8:06 am UTC
No. Only adventures with the D&D Adventurers League logo will be legal for play.
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Robert D January 18, 2016 9:15 pm UTC
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Joshua F January 14, 2016 2:37 am UTC
Just read through the module after I bought it.

It's 21 pages long and sort of follows the same format the starter kit did. It doesn't include monster blocks except for new monsters, otherwise it will bold the monster name and you pull the stats from the Monsters Manual.

It has some decent maps and artwork, the story is interesting in fun. Not the best module I have ever read but definitely looks fun. I'll post after we start the game to see what the party things of the module.
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Joshua F March 08, 2016 5:03 am UTC
Just a followup that this module starts off a bit slow, typical 1st level stuff.

My party really started to enjoy themselves once they reached the temples and Shawn did a great job at making these experiences and fights interesting and fresh for lower levels.

I wish it had more RP setup and hooks for the Moonshae Region but overall would give this module an 8/10.

Shawn my players were asking me when we can expect the Part 2 of this series. I read a tweet somewhere that not too far away does that mean within the next 6 months?

Thanks for the good module!
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Shawn M March 17, 2016 12:22 am UTC
Thanks for the kind words. We have an outline for the next adventure, but first we wanted to create some player content (new races, classes, etc.) that fit within a Moonshae campaign. When that is done, the adventure will not be far behind, but it is taking some time because of other deadlines.
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