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DDAL05-03 Uninvited Guests (5e)

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The Shrine of the Axes has been restored and Raggnar Redtooth, who previously conspired with dragon cultists, is trying to restore his reputation in Parnast by sponsoring a feast.

There is just one thing he needs, meat for his feast. Game is supposed to be plentiful in the Weathercote Wood, but the townsfolk are all busy with their own work, and the minions of Bad Fruul are still out there causing trouble.

What can go wrong on a simple hunt?

A Two-Hour Adventure for 1st-4th 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.

 
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Jude F November 28, 2017 10:46 am UTC
I ran this immediately after running the Black Road. The plot of this mission tied very well with their previous mission. This adventure to a good place to test the mechanics of the game and get players familiar with AL rules. Good adventure all around. Recommended for DMs and players alike. 5/5
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nikita B November 18, 2017 11:10 am UTC
This adventure provides your players with opportunities to engage in combat of varying degrees of difficulty while still providing opportunities for roleplay and a small amount of exploration.

Some of the fights in this module can be made to be engaging, but how engaging they are unfortunately largely depends on player choice, since one set of possible encounters is made up of creature types that act to make it far more interesting than others.

The roleplay encounters in this module are interesting, but I do not like that, as written, they have some dependency on alignment. The complications in the final encounter also could have been added a little better, and I had a little difficulty making them engaging for my players while they were locked into combat.
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CIRCOLO OVERLORD P October 14, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
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I really love it. I've played it so many times that I can run it without the module itself. Really enjoyable.
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brandon M July 13, 2017 4:39 am UTC
On the whole, I liked this module quite a bit. It's more RP and exploration heavy than the other AL mod's I've run thus far (which I admit is not many) so it was nice to just let the players run wild around town and grill everyone on their motivations, not to mention the great RP sequence with the sprite Prince and how it can have significant changes to the adventure's difficulty and resolution. My favorite part was the chaotic good Druid underselling the widower sylas on a potion he did not know the true price for, getting found out by the sprite prince, and had to RP and apology later and was super embarrassed both in and out of character.

The combat is there to help break up the rp and add the proper tension, but I'd not call it much more than serviceable. I ran it with the perfect party ratio that the mod was built for, and they didn't really break too much of a sweat, other than one party member dropping to zero right at the end. Might have just been my bad rolls however.

If I was...See more
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Jon E July 10, 2017 1:27 am UTC
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This is pretty fun, roleplaying a nice fight and skills challenges. Ran it twice for two different groups and they liked it.
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July 03, 2017 10:32 pm UTC
Rating 5/5

I love this adventure. It has a lot of interesting encounters that will get your players to figure out who your characters are. You will meet a widower, fea, and participate in a feast. Great fun, and a continuation of the Parnast story line.
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Robert A March 31, 2017 10:45 pm UTC
Michael M. - While a nice suggestion for a non-DDAL adventures, random encounters are not included in any DDAL adventures because of the nature of organized play. Thanks for a great review, though.
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April 01, 2017 12:48 am UTC
I'm sorry ... but DDAL adventures have no random encounters????? Guess we don't play the same events then. Every event I played in Season 4 was littered with random encounter. Any encounter that does nothing to forward the plot of the module or is inserted for "filling" is a random encounter. Just ask as all the bears and twig blights that were killed last year. No random encounters ... best laugh I've had all day.
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Robert A April 03, 2017 6:35 am UTC
Sounds like there is some confusion about what a random encounter is. That's probably my fault because my definition comes from 1st edition. Based on your definition, you're right, there might be tons of random encounters. Traditionally, random encounters that appeared in adventures were rolled by the DM based on a table and the monster, if an encounter result did come up, was also random. This meant that the estimated time of the adventure, the number of monsters and therefore the XP rewards for one party might be wildly different than another. As a DDAL author, we are asked to design the encounters very specifically and deliberate, so random encounter tables do not exist in DDAL adventures. Some of the hardback adventures may have exceptions. By doing this we can deliver a more consistent experience for organized play, as well as offer adjustments to the designed encounter that allows the DM to adjust to stronger or weaker parties. Sorry for the confusion in my original comments.
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April 07, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
Again, I'm sorry Robert, but if you put a random encounter in a fancy new dress and call it Shirley, it is still a random encounter. By your definition, it could be called a "filler" encounter which is just as bad. Just because your encounter doesn't have a dice-rolling chart associated with it doesn't mean it isn't a cop-out when it comes to writing adventure modules. Padding an adventure with them to "fill" XP or word count is just plain awful. The only reason most AL players don't realize this is they have awesome DMs that either make them exciting or cut them entirely. If they would actually read the adventures they may not be as impressed.

DDAL 04-05 The Seer is the perfect example of this, among many.

The adventure contains, in order – a senseless random encounter, a role playing encounter, another role-playing encounter with a bit of investigation, another senseless random encounter, and a final fight. So, 25% of this adventure is nothing more than a filler,...See more
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ARTHUR P January 30, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
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Is the .mod file specific for some program? I can't open it with WMP and so far i couldnt convert it with any program.
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February 07, 2017 12:14 am UTC
Yes, the mod file is for use with Fantasy Grounds
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Noel M November 14, 2016 8:13 pm UTC
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I have a question, was it intentional to use two of the names of prominent Planeswalkers for the NPCs in this and DDAL 05-02? (Chandra and Ellspeth)
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Ron M November 08, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
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Scratch that, I think the security set on it messed with my Adobe version. Tried it on another computer and it worked fine.
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Anne T November 21, 2016 3:05 am UTC
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Glad to hear you solved it yourself! But FYI, any technical questions should be addressed to the DMs Guild directly, through the red "Contact Us" at the very bottom left of the page. This discussion only notifies the publisher and/or author, and while they can help with content, they can't usually offer much help on the technical side of things.
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Ron M November 08, 2016 5:57 pm UTC
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I can not seem to open the certs. I have downloaded it twice and both times Adobe gets hung up on it.
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