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DDAL05-05 A Dish Best Served Cold (5e)

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Stagwick’s long-standing peace with giant-kind is threatened as a patrol of Blood Riders spark a feud with a local tribe of giants.

With word of strange activity coming from the Ice Spires, Good King Hartwick can’t be too careful.

Can you quench the giants’ thirst for revenge?

A Two-Hour Adventure for 5th-10th 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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Marvin N January 30, 2018 9:28 pm UTC
As a DM it is enjoyable because I have so many options based on how well I know my players.

As a player I enjoyed it because it won't necessarily be the same thing twice if I play it again with different characters.
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Matthew W January 14, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
This adventure starts with a good hook: a NPC's prejudice jeopardizes long-standing peace between Hartsvale's residents and neighboring Frost Giant community. PCs are given a deadline to successfully return - or risk the sparking of a war.

A confusing jumble of clues is present at the site of the giant Burleigh's abduction and another locale. You have to play detective to decipher what transpired and who may be involved. Failure to do so could mean you make poor decisions in the future.

Once the Blood Rider encampment is discovered, characters must decide how they want to proceed into the camp for a rescue mission. Depending on player choices, this encounter can produce many possible conclusions. The mechanics shaping how the encounter plays out are sound. Creativity may be rewarded.

I really enjoyed the various story awards that characters could accrue based on their decisions and the adventure's results. There is no question the awards might aid or complicate future adventures...See more
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Jude F November 25, 2017 8:12 pm UTC
This is a very cut-and-dry module, which gives a great opportunity for a DM to really show off his or her creative skills. The party greatly enjoyed this module. 4/5
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Matthew S September 24, 2017 4:31 pm UTC
Solid scenario.
Pros: Short, relatively easygoing with decently adjusted encounters and replay options.
Cons: Only really comes to life with a DM who is willing to be creative and role-play out potential encounters, and be flexible.
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July 03, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
Rating 3/5

A decent adventure with an ending that can be a huge fight, anti-climatic, or somewhere in between. There is a bit of a who-done-it story line and depending on the roll for random encounter can add some real interesting fights. The only reason I gave a 3 instead of 4 is because of the swingy nature of how this module plays out. the 1st time I played it I had lots of fun, the second time was rather lame.
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Hannah G November 30, 2016 12:13 am UTC
Does this file include maps for non-AL play?
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This title was added to our catalog on November 01, 2016.