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No Foolish Matter

Some of the hamlets outlying Hillsfar have been struck by an odd malady. Rumor has it a traveling carnival visited those hamlets before the disease struck. Does coincidence not equal causation or is something sinister afoot?

A two-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters. 

DDEX3-06 5E

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Jacob I September 05, 2019 3:28 pm UTC
I love this adventure. It can be dropped into almost any campaign and almost any setting with ease
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Richard C February 28, 2019 3:17 pm UTC
Good adventure. Very Fun, especially with the madness effects.
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john J March 18, 2018 3:58 am UTC
Good adventure, I love the final boss. Very unique feel to the adventure
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Anders T January 25, 2018 9:28 pm UTC
Very nice RP adventure with funny games, i always like NPC fortune tellers.
Loved the mimes and, a good ending and my players enjoyed the end fight, and was challenged:-)
Would run again
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Jeffery F November 25, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
Has the author considered having a Fantasy Grounds Conversion done?
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Robert S November 18, 2017 3:30 pm UTC
I really enjoyed jumping between mirrors
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Erlend Pagander T October 01, 2017 8:22 am UTC
This is one of the most fun Adventures I've run, definitely the best Adventure League module I've DM-ed so far. I've run this twice - once at home and one time at an Adventure League session at the store I work at. It has it all: A creepy and wonderful setting and atmosphere (who doesn't love a creepy, off putting carnival), a unfolding mystery, creepy clowns, lots and lots of great roleplaying opportunities (acting out madness? Pure gold) and an actually interesting Boss encounter (adding lair actions to a tier 1 encounter is inspired and something I feel should be done more often).

This adventure almost got too much great stuff - the carnival is filled with so many interesting things to discover that the players are very likely to try to "see it all", unless you hold a very tight rein on the pacing (The adventure gives you all the tools you need to do this, so don’t worry). This, of course, is not a problem, far from it, unless you are running a convention game and have to keep to the...See more
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brandon M July 13, 2017 4:27 am UTC
This really does have enough material to be a 4 hour mod, and it seems like the adventure expects you to just check out two carnival rides and go straight to the boss to get under that time frame. I also wished the mirror maze part lasted just a little longer before going right into the boss fight, on account of it being a cool and creative idea.

Outside of that, this was a fantastic and well written mod. The pacing is great, the atmosphere is creepy, the encounters are tough but well balanced and fair, and the carnival itself allows for excellent role play. It is clear the author knows how to build tension in a story, and goes a fantastic job giving DM's all the tools he need's to have the players psyche them self out. This is an excellent mod to run players through, new and experienced, just make sure to let them know about the madness mechanic so they are away of the higher stakes!

4.5/5 for me!
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July 03, 2017 10:07 pm UTC
Score 5/5 Must buy

I have run this adventure for many different groups many times as an AL DM. This has to be my favorite. In this adventure there are a group of evil mimes and every time the players encounter these mimes they can't help but hate and roleplay with them. The key here is to make sure that you act out how the Mimes make fun of the characters, and pick attributes about the characters. If there are dwarves have them make fun of them for being fat, half-orcs being dumb, gnomes and halflings being small. Then they mimic the characters. When they threaten the mimes have the mimes mock laughing and waving their fists. I cannot say enough good things about this.

There are also other roleplay opportunities with the fair, attractions, and people in attendance.

7/5 if you play creepy carnival music while running this adventure.
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Peter R April 24, 2017 3:05 am UTC
A weird semi creepy adventure as if they were prepping for season 4...?
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