Advanced Search >

DDAL05-01 Treasure of the Broken Hoard (5e)
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/189132.xml&w=500&h=324
Full‑size Preview
http://watermark.dmsguild.com/pdf_previews/189132-sample.pdf

DDAL05-01 Treasure of the Broken Hoard (5e)

ADD TO WISHLIST >
Multiple File Formats
$3.99

A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find caches of treasure hidden by the now-
defeated followers of the Cult of the Dragon.

Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death.

And do other parties have designs on the treasure as well?

Five 1-Hour Mini-Adventures for 1st & 2nd Level Characters

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.

 
 Customers who bought this title also purchased
Reviews (26)
Discussions (10)
Customer avatar
May 09, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
I very interesting set of missions.
Customer avatar
Candace L April 10, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Does this include pre-generated characters?
Customer avatar
Jonathan F April 04, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I ran missions 1-3 for 3 brand new to D&D players. They did great (did 3 missions in 2 hours 30 minutes).

Ratings:
-- Target Level: 1st level.
-- Story: 5/5.
-- Pacing: 5/5.
-- Combat Difficulty: 5/5.

Introduction: Great intro hooks and treasure is a great motivation for new 1st level PCs.

Exploration: Not so much exploration, but it has a bit of delving and trap management.

Pacing: Great pacing.

Combat: Some of the combats have some suprising damage options considering these are written for 1st level PCs.

Roleplaying Opportunities: From reading the module, I would say that half of the missions have roleplaying opportunities.

Overall: Great module. Great opportunity for new PCs to bank some downtime.
Customer avatar
Rich C January 25, 2017 4:06 am UTC
PURCHASER
I like that there is now a fantasy grounds module available for this module. However, I believe there should be two different copies of the map for Mission #3 - Against the Frost. The map in the module has the X's indicating all the trap locations and it's a dead giveaway and ruins any kind of surprise when, either with a lit torch or darkvision, the DM unmasks those areas of the cavern to show what they see. The players have to be very conscious at that point not to metagame. Ideally I'd like to see a battle map without the trap markers and a smaller DM's version with the markers.
Customer avatar
RICHARD C October 04, 2016 6:26 am UTC
I have run this Adventure for my PC's 3 times now. It was fun, interesting, and a little ironic. If you DM this adventure really master the Dramatic pause and watch the PC's squirm... "In the room you find two Frost Giants...Dead. They seem to have killed each other."
Seasoned players = Ran all 5 adventures in 4 hours. They burned through the RP and Really went whole hog on the NPC's.
2 New players and 2 Apprentice players = Ran in almost 6 hours. There was a lot of rule explaining and reexplaining. Just a lack of experience
5 Friends at home = Took way too long. Of course we joked and talked more than we played...
Cannot wait for Regular season mods to be available!
Customer avatar
Michael B October 03, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Check out Shawn's G+ channel "Down with D&D". He requested a month ago that people give him feedback and let him know if they'd want the Fantasy Grounds mod.

Perhaps report the PDF issue directly to dmsguild.com support - they do respond within a couple of days.
Customer avatar
Michael S September 30, 2016 7:39 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Curious if this has happened to anyone else. I just purchased this module, and had it printed at Staples to use. And starting at page #5, 6, 7 and page 10 many random letters are replaced with boxes filled with question marks. Yet the PDF looks fine when I view it on the monitor. Thoughts? What went wrong here?
Customer avatar
September 30, 2016 7:43 pm UTC
Check out the comments over at "A Great Upheaval (5e)". Someone at Wizards/AL doesn't know how to do PDFs correctly. If you muck around with the printer settings you can get it to work, but it's obviously another classic instance of someone over there not knowing what they're doing.
Customer avatar
Michael S September 30, 2016 10:01 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Thanks for the reply. Hopefully the original author, or Wizards, will look into this and make the corrections. This is the first PDF I've had this happen with and it was a bit disappointing and perplexing.
Customer avatar
September 30, 2016 10:58 pm UTC
Well, that post has been on that thread for over a week and nothing has been done. I would not hold your breath too long. Seems to me like the AL staff doesn't "look back" after they have your money.
Customer avatar
Michael S November 05, 2016 5:12 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I went ahead and submitted a support ticket on this file. I thought something might be done about it by now but it looks like nothing has changed. Hopefully this helps.
Customer avatar
Daniel M September 06, 2016 10:48 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I am new to adventure league, is this included in the hardcover book, or is this supplemental to that?
Customer avatar
Timothy M September 07, 2016 12:33 pm UTC
PURCHASER
This is supplemental. These adventures can be played alongside, or completely separate from, the hardbacks
Customer avatar
Ronald L September 06, 2016 6:16 pm UTC
PURCHASER
If this had the FG mod included, it would have been an instant purchase.
Customer avatar
adam O September 06, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
PURCHASER

this is Adventures league content not the core book the book is up on both fantasy grounds and roll20. So far no AL content has official fantasy grounds modules sadly.
Customer avatar
Daniel L September 06, 2016 9:53 pm UTC
A lot of the last seasons have fantasy grounds modules sold officially with them on DMsguild, not just the core books. Have a look by sorting by virtual table top on the filters on the left and you will see what we are talking about adam O
Customer avatar
adam O September 07, 2016 12:42 am UTC
PURCHASER
I did and didn't find any AL content in fantasy grounds on dms guild I found 1 adventure from season 2 on fantasy grounds website.
Customer avatar
Timothy M September 07, 2016 12:28 pm UTC
PURCHASER
The you aren't looking in the right place. There are over 20 AL modules available for fantasy grounds right here on DMs guild. I should know, I've bought most of them myself.
Customer avatar
Timothy M September 07, 2016 12:30 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Agreed Ronald. I am dissapointed that the author chose not to include a Fantasy Grounds conversion with this product.
Customer avatar
adam O September 07, 2016 4:58 pm UTC
PURCHASER
here are the only 2 AL content fantasy grounds modules I could find they are for the https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/product.xcp?id=WOTC5EDDEX301 and https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/product.xcp?id=WOTC5EDDEX302 . Yes there is other fantasy grounds content on dmsguild but those are the books converted into a fantasy grounds module not Adventurers league content.
Customer avatar
adam O September 07, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
PURCHASER
O I see what you mean now they made all the old AL modules on fantasy grounds, they just did that then because when I have been buying every AL module for the past year and have never seen that before. So clearly its something they add after the season is over I guess,
Customer avatar
Brian W September 09, 2016 4:50 pm UTC
From what I understand its a 3rd party doing the conversion and up to the author to include them or not. Sometimes they get done and the author drags their feet. More info on the FG forums.
Customer avatar
Kenneth B September 06, 2016 4:43 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Some of the adventures have Fantasy Grounds modules added to the bundle. Whenever that is added it GREATLY increases my interest in purchasing. Sad to see this one doesn't have it.
Customer avatar
adam O September 06, 2016 8:10 pm UTC
PURCHASER
this is Adventures league content not the core book the book is up on both fantasy grounds and roll20. So far no AL content has official fantasy grounds modules sadly.
Customer avatar
Timothy M September 07, 2016 12:26 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Adam, you are incorrect. Many of the AL mods have fantasy grounds modules included. Check under "format" then cllick virtual table. You will see all of the DDEX modules that have fantasy Grounds module included with the purchase. They are not on Fantasy Grounds website, they are right here on DMs guild.
Browse
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!









Product Information
Platinum seller
Author(s)
Rule System(s)
Pages
36
File Size:
10.19 MB
Format
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
December 14, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on September 06, 2016.