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"Ran this adventure tonight... it went fantastically well."

A whimsical, urban romp inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman and TS Eliot. Meet a host of strange and new characters such as the Worg Lord and the Wayside Oracle, while exploring Neverwinter's famous Clockwork Carnival and the notorious Sideshow Alley.

King of the Cats is a 4-6 hour adventure for characters of 1st-2nd level. It is full of roleplaying, investigation and challenging combat encounters.

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Jonathan S February 18, 2021 9:55 pm UTC
Gonna run this on Saturday as part of a live stream game for AlignmentmayVary, and really excited! I've wanted to run it for some time. One thing: that map description of the cottage seems rather tiny, but I'm guessing that's supposed to be the case because a gnome lives there? I just am not sure how 8 swarms of rats and 5 worgs are going to fit on that. 5 worgs LITERALLY can't fit in the space described.
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Jonathan S February 18, 2021 11:59 pm UTC
(If anyone is wondering why, it's because Worgs are large creatures)
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M.T. B February 19, 2021 3:39 am UTC
You are quite right and it was an oversight on my part. I recommend doubling the size of the cottage
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Jonathan S February 20, 2021 6:12 pm UTC
Sounds good!
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Rebecca J February 01, 2020 9:07 pm UTC
Sorry to bother, I am new to all of this. Is there not a map for King of the Cats? I just purchased the volume 1 collection and the other modules for level 1 characters seem to have maps on the last page, not so for this one. Does this story use another story's map, maybe? Thanks for any help!
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M.T. B February 01, 2020 10:15 pm UTC
Hi Rebecca,

This adventure does not really need a map. Nevertheless, I did have a map of Neverwinter made up, just for broad reference.

kind regards,
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Malcolm W October 12, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
I can't leave a proper review/rating on this as I got it as part of the collection, but... this module is so good. I've been itching to run it since the moment I read it and now that I am it's living up to every moment of anticipation. I'm adapted it very slightly to fit into my Dragon Heist campaign and my players are having a blast with it - and so am I. It's a wonderfully written adventure and a great tone shift. I am absolutely going to keep it in my back pocket for future campaigns - I think it'd be a great way to kick off a campaign, in fact.
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M.T. B October 13, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Thanks Malcolm, I appreciate these kind words!
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Kathlyn T December 12, 2017 3:52 am UTC
I just need to tell the creator of this wonderful adventure what my players have done to me with your story.

They fell in LOVE with the Ugliest Boy (I bellow out his stories and tales and have a pretty fantastic voice for him, I will admit) and they have now persuaded to employed him at 10GP a day to stay in their group, and are semi-keeping him hostage. They are also now spending money to send him to bard college, and he's become a staple in their every day lives. There was a full blown heist game based around the Clockwork Carnival and getting back there to acquire him.

My artificer stole the Gorilla Head and is keeping it in her work shed. I don't know why. I'm afraid to ask.

It has literally become a storyline, and I had to create a full on character sheet for ugliest boy, who is now off to college. I hope that this pleases you. Sincerely, my D&D Crew.
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M.T. B October 13, 2018 12:02 am UTC
Thanks Kate! Drop back in sometime and let me know what happened to that little fellow!
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Tal A July 21, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Can't add a proper review here as I got "King of the Cats" as part of "The Complete Adventures of M.T. Black" (which you should immediately buy). I ran this last night as the first adventure of a new campaign with 5 1st-level PCs. Everybody had fun - the players particularly enjoyed the Congress of Cats and the very imaginative Clockwork Carnival. Bombalina proved to be a surprise hit as an NPC and may return in future adventures.

A few notes for DMs:

- The playing time for this one can vary a LOT based on which paths of the investigation the party opts to pursue. We finished in less than 2.5 hours, and that was with the inclusion of one of the optional encounters (destitute former mentor). My players made choices that led them on a very direct path to the resolution, and I think it is quite possible that other groups would do the same. Not necessarily a bad thing, but the DM should probably be aware that this can happen, and be prepared to add padding if there is...See more
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M.T. B October 13, 2018 12:02 am UTC
Thanks Tal!
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