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DDEX1-09 Outlaws of the Iron Route (5e)

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Outlaws of the Iron Route

The Iron Route, an important trade road east of Phlan, is beset by competing bandits. An exiled Black Fist officer leads his band of mercenaries turned cloaked ruffians, while a mysterious dragonborn sorcerer commands screaming savages from the north. In this war over the trade route, the beleaguered merchants are the victims, and Phlan suffers from a lack of supplies. It’s up to adventurers to strike out and reopen this vital route.

An iadventure for 1st-4th level characters.

DDEX1-9 5E

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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Andrew C September 06, 2021 5:20 am UTC
This took a while to prep, but wow was this fun! Played online with strangers via Roll20. What normally would have worked well in theater-of-the-mind was actually a little chaotic with a grid. Be prepared to play loose and not roll every combat between NPC orca, kobolds, and humans. The prison sequence ran a little long, and try as I did I just kept fumbling on NPC names. The ending was a blast and only involved two attack rolls against PCs. Otherwise, they tricked and snuck their way around the whole conflict, triggering a devastating bandit vs bandit battle in the process.
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JB D April 19, 2020 12:19 am UTC
What do I do with the .mod file?
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Paul K April 30, 2020 11:11 am UTC
All .mod files are for Fantasy Grounds. (I asked too)
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Philip C April 08, 2019 5:43 pm UTC
is this a 2 or 4 hour adventure?
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Charles F June 03, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
I've run this adventure 5 times, and I love it because there's a lot that you can play with. As its written, it's rough because it's not clear exactly how all the interactions between the different sides will go down. But it's got a lot of great aspects that are well-worth using to pare this down for whatever your group wants.

So run this, but don't try to run it without actually prepping it a bit. Especially if you're trying to do it in a 4 hour session.
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wendy G August 31, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
what is the .mod file?
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Justin T April 18, 2020 12:33 am UTC
I believe it is to import the adventure into Fantasy Grounds.
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Philip C April 19, 2020 1:11 pm UTC
That is correct
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Keith P September 29, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
I ran DDEX01-09 Outlaws of the Iron Route on Sep 23. I’ve been running this adventure periodically since it was first released and Its never lived up to it’s promise. Between the Riot, Grimshackle Prison, Walharrow, the meeting at King’s Pyre, and the Orc raid, four hours is seldom enough time for a group to complete the adventure.

The editing of this adventure leaves a lot to be desired. On first (and second, and third) read, the story is confused, and undirected. This is definitely NOT an adventure that a DM would want to run cold with only a half-hour to skim beforehand.

To run Outlaws as a four hour adventure, replace the Riot and Grimshackle Jail with a mission given directly from Braden Yil working on behalf of House Cadorna. He explains the following;

* Caravans on the Iron Route have been plagued by bandits two groups in particular have been particularly troublesome. The Grey Patriots and The Claws of Tiamat
* In addition to the 100 gp bounty for Sahnd...See more
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Barbarossa B January 22, 2016 5:00 am UTC
I highly recommend this mod. There's great handouts, the story is flexible, the author gives advice on how to handle mechanics, and there's many details to expand on. I think I've liked all the mods I've played by author Will Doyle.
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Paige L January 15, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
I have played the free version of this mod and it's great. I've had really great GMs (Chris Steele, I'm lookin' at you!), and they make it obvious that this is a fun adventure.
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