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Kraken's Gamble - a Storm King's Thunder Adventure

Kraken's Gamble - a Storm King's Thunder Adventure

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Kraken's Gamble

This adventure is designed for the Storm King’s Thunder campaign, and is meant to enhance your party’s connection to important events and NPCs. It is intended for use during Chapter 3 and 4, where your party is roaming the Savage Frontier, and has material enough for 1-2 full sessions. It brings your party in contact with the mysterious Kraken Society, and introduce them to the Golden Goose coin, which will make your players more invested in the events of Chapter 11: Caught in the Tentacles.

This download includes:

  • A 12-page adventure - set in the prosperous barge building town of Yartar, this adventure has your party interacting with everything from thieves and nobles to psionic prodigy's and even a dangerous Aboleth, to get to the bottom of a series of abductions.
  • Three new items - Aboleth mucous, the pincer staff and the sticky shield. 
  • Two handmade battlemaps - showcasing Yartar's sewers, one map is a multi-encounter mini-dungeon, while the other is an aboleth's lair, complete with detailed mechanics for creating an exciting encounter.
  • Creature Index Cards - every monster (with the exception of the aboleth, which can't fit on an index card) used in this adventure is described on a printable index card, so you can focus on creating fun experiences instead of flipping pages.

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If you like this purchase, or if you are wary of purchasing, please check out our other stuff (some of it is pay-what-you-want - such as the A Great Upheaval - a Storm King's Thunder DM's Resourcel!). Either way, leave a review and enjoy :)

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Stephen L March 28, 2018 9:40 am UTC
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I'm noticing a lot of typos in this. It would be nice (not to mention more professional) if you could find someone to proof these and update the files.
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Christian B January 18, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
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Question.... in the sewers it says: "Floors: All vertical surfaces are slippery and require a DC 10 Dex Save or fall prone" Or something to that effect. Does that mean that floors that the party walks on, or the walls?
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Maxime S January 18, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
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I'm pretty sure it's simply a typo. It's supposed to be "Floors: All horizontal surfaces are slippery and require [...]". That's how I played it, and it makes sense to me.
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Christian B January 18, 2018 7:30 pm UTC
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Cool. That's what I figured. Just wanted to double check to make sure I wasn't missing something. Thanks for the reply.
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Brendan E November 07, 2017 7:54 am UTC
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Is there a reason why the selectable document doesn't have the stat blocks? I'd like to copy/paste the stats into a word document.
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Brendan E January 13, 2018 10:00 pm UTC
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It was soon after I posted my comment that I realised what I wanted to do was pretty redundant.

What I SHOULD have said was that I really love these guides you've put together for SKT, I've bought almost all of them and they have helped me immensely. I concluded Kraken's Gamble recently and my players loved it, it was definitely the thing that excited them the most so far. Do you have plans to release any more? I would love to see a guide for each of the Giant strongholds as I intend to run them all (assuming my players are interested in pursuing those Giant lords). Ironslag seems particularly troubling.
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Arthur Wing Hang L October 27, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
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Just to let people know that Multiattack is missing from the Otyugh stat block.
Another useful thing to know is that only spells of 6th level or hire can cure aboleth's disease. One of my players cured Artan with lesser restoration before I read aboleth's stat block in the monster manual.
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Patrick M September 04, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
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I cannot find the stat cards at the end of the adventure. Am I doing something wrong? The PDF I download only has 13 pages, not the 18 in the mini preview.

Thanks!
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Maxime S September 04, 2017 11:52 pm UTC
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There are two PDFs in the bundle; a selectable PDF and a non-selectable PDF. The selectable one doesn't include the stat cards, while the non-selectable one does.
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Patrick M September 05, 2017 3:28 am UTC
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Thanks!
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Maxime S July 24, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
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It seems the stats for the Giant Seagulls are missing. I'm guessing they're close to the Giant Vultures or Giant Eagles of the Monster Manual?
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Valeur R July 26, 2017 2:16 pm UTC
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That's certainly an oversight on my part - I was sure it was included. But yes, use the statistics for Giant Vultures in the Monster's Manual :)
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Arthur Wing Hang L October 27, 2017 11:25 pm UTC
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A giant vulture does more damage with its talons than its beak, which would be awkward for a seagull's webbed feet. I swap their damages and replaced talons with a wing attack.
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Daniel H June 14, 2017 12:02 am UTC
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I absolutely love this module! Clear, well-written, and with some great hooks that work in a lot of different storylines.

I have one clarification question about the sewers section. Can I ask it here or is it OK to email you?
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Valeur R June 14, 2017 4:52 am UTC
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I'm very happy to hear that you like it.

You're more than welcome to write it here, it might benefit others who've run into the same question :)
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Daniel H June 16, 2017 8:22 pm UTC
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OK, great. In the sewers section, the text states that the canals are 5 feet deep. On the map, is this indicated by the green color only? What are the gray tiles, then?

I have a gnome character who I don't think would swim through the canals - will he be able to walk along the edge and stay out of the water, or would he have to swim?

[SPOILERS FOR STK!] My players are telling me that their antics on the Grand Dame are the best parts of the campaign so far. I'm so excited that I've been able to foreshadow it with your module and that it will come back in such a big way later on!
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Valeur R June 17, 2017 6:23 am UTC
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Hi Daniel!

The canals are indicated by the green water, yes, and the tiles on either side of the canals are walkways, that the characters can move on. None of the party need to actually be in the water, but the kuo-toa might attempt to pull them down into the water with their pincer staffs :)

I'm glad your party enjoyed the Grand Dame, it's a fun little excursion! :)
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spencer U June 01, 2017 6:16 pm UTC
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Greetings,

I really like your work but I ran into a number of monsters I'm not familiar in this module which I was hoping to ask you about. Do you have a preferred channel of communication for talking about possible spoilers in this, perhaps email?

Thank you in advance!
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Valeur R June 01, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
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Thanks a lot, that means the world to me! :)

All monsters should be fully statted in the document, but I am happy to answer any questions. I can't write privately here, but if you leave your e-mail, I will contact you through e-mail (and you can delete your post afterwards, if you don't want it public), or you can ask here, and I'll answer as promptly as I can.
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spencer U June 01, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
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Thanks for the fast response!

My email is spencer.underwood@gmail.com, if you could contact me at that address it would be great :-D
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Charles M November 18, 2016 12:01 am UTC
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Quick question, I've bought three things from you so far, this, Goldenfields and the Flying Misfortune. I really dig them but i was wondering if there is a way for you to have the PDFs have selectable/copyable text. I'd like to add them right into my notes for my Roll20 campaign of Storm Kings Thunder.
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Valeur R November 18, 2016 5:59 am UTC
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I'm glad you like them! I actually thought that they were selectable - but you're right, I can see that most of the text isn't. I've done some testing, and it seems to be an issue with the font I am using (Bookmania) which is the standard 5th edition font. In order to make these PDFs selectable, I'll have to back and change the font, and do some reformatting. I'll see if I can work something out by tomorrow. If there's any way you can get me your e-mail, I can also send you the source WORD-documents, if you're in a hurry. Otherwise I hope I can have a solution soon, at least for the three you're requesting and future publishings :)
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Charles M November 19, 2016 12:41 am UTC
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I downloaded the updated versions of everything i've bought, thanks man that was quick work
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Jake T November 16, 2016 6:04 pm UTC
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Out of curiosity, are we eventually getting a Bryn Shander product? That's the Chapter 2 Encounter I want to run and I've been checking every day for over a week for one :)
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Valeur R November 16, 2016 7:30 pm UTC
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Wow, I'm really glad to hear that! I'm actually working on it right now, I just need to finish the maps. I'm fairly certain I can have it up by tomorrow. I hope you get a chance to run this adventure as well :)
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Jake T November 16, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
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Awesome! I've bought 4 of your SKT products so far and was beginning to think that Triboar would be the best option... Very much looking forward to seeing Bryn Shander! I'll throw up some reviews once I get my group through your adventures :)
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Valeur R November 17, 2016 12:46 pm UTC
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Wow, thanks for the support, that's awesome! I've uploaded Bryn Shander now - it should be under the 'Newest DM's Guild section soon'.

If you want my advice, I think it depends on what you and your players will enjoy the most:

Long and complex battles over several different battlefields with multiple opponents, as well as a quest (Naxene's) that can put you on a straight path toward the campaign goal? Go for Goldenfields.
A dynamic and exciting town with some intrigue and fleshed out NPCs, that also provides several interesting quests with awesome rewards? Go for Triboar.
A simpler town with an easier-to-run encounter, that provides quests that can be really interesting if you do some work on your own? Go for Bryn Shander.

Either way, I hope you at least get some use out of all the creature cards and maps if you purchase several of the documents, and only get to run one of the towns. I'm happy for your support and look forward to seeing your reviews! :)
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Christian B January 18, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
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Tell me you're going to do more of these! I'd love your take on running the other Giant Strongholds as well as some other chapter 3 adventures. Be more than happy to continuing paying for them!
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