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DDAL07-01 A City on the Edge (5e)

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Often called the “Gateway to Chult”, the exotic city of Port Nyanzaru is built upon a landscape both mystifying and marvelous.

However, the city’s vibrant beauty is overshadowed by a mysterious scourge that plagues all within the land. Can the divergent forces within the city discover the truth before all are overcome by this growing threat?

Five Four-Hour Mini-Adventures for 1st-4th Level Characters

 
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Jeff M June 09, 2018 11:56 am UTC
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My group loved these. Fantastic way to learn the city.
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roki K May 29, 2018 12:05 am UTC
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For some reason, I can't leave a review.
I have run this through several times.
My players seemed to enjoy it, but I was bored to tears as DM.
Very linear. fairly trite mini stories.
Took 6 hours to run all the way through, (2-3 sessions), since the players switched out between sessions, they never got the whole story. just a bunch of disjointed mini stories.
After all that, the adventure gets about half the XP of a normal module.
2/5
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Ben A April 27, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
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A good bunch of adventures that link well, however there could have been more clarity on why certain events happened
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Robert N April 25, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
One of my players provided me with the adventure to run it for them.
I'd give it a 3/5.

- The first mission is probably the best self-contained one of the bunch. I liked how the secret passage system reappeared later in the adventure as well and the story award is great for fluff. Would like to see more awards like this in the future.
- Second mission felt more like a side quest. Dinosaur race was fun but kinda dragged on for too long because no one in my party was great at Animal Handling (also some bad luck with obstacle saves). Ran into the typical tabletop race issue of just rolling a bunch of dice in quick succession to handle it. Arena fight seemed a bit too easy on average, especially Slicer could use a slight buff (he went down in 2 attacks before he even got his turn, pretty much ending the fight immediately).
- Third mission was fine. Only issue I had was not really getting why the grungs were doing the ritual thing. Didn't really seem to be connected with the overall plot...See more
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Antonio O April 01, 2018 3:08 pm UTC
Funny and perfect to introduce people in the AL system and in the city of port nyazaru. The only problem that i found is the time: it's impossible to run each adventures in only one hour.
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Andrew K March 16, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Played City On The Edge last week. It was my first adventure in over 25 years so I was just getting my D&D player legs under me. It was simple enough for me to start to remember how things work. It's amazing to see the support system that has grown up below D&D like all DM's Guild and the YouTube/podcast community.
It took us about 2 hours but it could have gone quicker. There were other new players to D&D in the group.
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Matthew H March 03, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
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A fun little set of adventures that can be played quickly. Perhaps a little complicated at times for inexperienced players, and the rewards are... pretty non-existent. Low renown gains, low experience, no items, but some fun flavour rewards at least.
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Lucas W March 03, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
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Was a fun starter for getting back into D&D.
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Samuel S February 25, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
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4/5
Mission 1 is perfectly serviceable.
Mission 2 is very fun to run.
Mission 3 is cool, but the pool encounter can be a problem if you have a grung PC.
Mission 4 is very cool, nice puzzles. Nifty battle at the end.
Mission 5 is an excellent boss fight for low level characters.
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James C February 20, 2018 7:25 am UTC
3/5 I really enjoyed the series but as a player it offers no real reward. Very little gold, no items, very little xp, and you only get one renown even if you play all 5. The adventures are around 2 hours and are said to only last 1. After all of it finding out that it isn't connected at all is a huge let down.
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Doreen G February 17, 2018 7:13 am UTC
I really liked this so far. My players beat the first boss in one hit.
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Joshua H February 15, 2018 3:13 am UTC
3/5

My players had a good time with this, choosing to focus on RP rather than combat. Anything above APL of 2 should easily blow even the very strong adjustments out of the water. The race was definitely a highlight, but some of the combat-focused stories dragged. I tend to run fast and this ended up running a little long.
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Elijah V February 14, 2018 3:49 am UTC
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I ran this adventure for my party in conjunction with Tomb of Annihilation. They liked it. The dinosaur race was the best bit. It did take a bit longer than it said, but it worked well other than that.
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Richard V February 12, 2018 7:17 am UTC
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This was my least favorite of all of the intro mods I have run. Our parties favorite part was the dinosaur race, of course, which one of my players stated "now this is podracing." Which brings me to my second point that these intro mods are kinda like the prequels for star wars. You enjoyed the idea and premise of where it was going, but it just did not turn out as was expected. Especially changing the rules for Dino racing 3 times (07-01, 07-03, and the hardcover). But other then that the players enjoyed coming together and playing D&D. I really enjoyed the way that Chult was laid out, and wish that they would have included more information about the dragon turtle!
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Peter Adam R January 05, 2018 8:17 am UTC
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It's a nice introductory adventure for players who went to Chult for the first time.

PROS:
+ Many things to do
+ The dinosaur race was great
+ Chult was well-described

CONS:
- Could take longer than the prescribed time
- A bit too sandbox-y at times
- The macguffin wasn't properly fleshed out
- Confusing wordings

Overall rating: 3/5
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Jay M December 27, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
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Who can i talk to about providing an FG module for this?
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