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Classic Modules Today: Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (5e)

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In 1980, TSR published the module named “Queen of the Demonweb Pits” with the module code “Q1”. It was written by David C. Sutherland III and Gary Gygax, and illustrated by Jeff Dee, David S. LaForce, Erol Otus, Jim Roslof, and David C. Sutherland III. It consisted of a 32 page booklet and double cover folder containing maps.

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Taed W May 21, 2019 1:08 am UTC
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We're done.

The first Lolth battle in spider form went pretty much as expected. My small party of 3 PCs plus Trose were unprepared for poison damage, so the Legendary Action b.ite was the big winner. After killing her minions and about 220 HPs against her, she teleported away.

They then decided to destroy the ship, so they trashed the control room and then the engine room. Lolth feels the shuddering of the ship, and goes to check it out in Drow form. Second battle starts and with her action and Legendary Action, she has 4 Charm Person spells per round. Despite having 3 elementals and 2 demons under the party's command, she quickly charms all of them and two of the three PCs. Lolth tells them to please go get some yummy strawberries upstairs. The sole remaining PC runs up to them, does Plane Shift, and they make their escape.
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Taed W May 21, 2019 12:45 am UTC
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There were a few mentions of "Giant xxx" which should be "Large xxx".
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Taed W May 19, 2019 6:11 pm UTC
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While preparing for today's battle with Lolth, I was struck that your 5e version of her was considerably less magic-based than the 1e version. I'd expect her to be at least equivalent magic-wise as her priestesses and mages, who have faerie fire, ray of sickness, cloudkill, insect plague, and E's black tentacles.

That said, I'm definitely adding "3/day: power word kill or power word heal (self only)" as this explains the two mysterious heals that she does when retreating, but then also gives her another offensive spell.
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Taed W May 07, 2019 5:20 am UTC
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DemonWeb level 4 gate A is missing a reference to Meriven, Duke Alfric's consort. She is also missing from the Monster list. May I suggest a Drow House Captain (CR 9) or Drow Shadowblade (CR 11), both from Mordekein's.
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Mark S May 09, 2019 1:08 am UTC
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Shadowblade is a great suggestion, thanks! I'll add it in.
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Taed W May 07, 2019 5:02 am UTC
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Special Monster Bone Colossus is out of alphabetical order. Monster 100 has a tab instead of a space.
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Mark S May 09, 2019 12:48 am UTC
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I did that to make the stat blocks spread across pages better. The bad spacing on the Monster list is fixed on the current pdf, so just download it again.
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Taed W May 07, 2019 4:51 am UTC
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Special Monster Trinax's text refers to "Trose" and seems to be exactly the same as Trose, but he should be level 8 versus Trose's level 10. I expect there is a copy and paste error.
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Mark S May 09, 2019 12:49 am UTC
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Yeah, one of my shortcuts went unchanged. I'll fix that.
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Taed W May 07, 2019 4:22 am UTC
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In Room 11 of DemonWeb level 3, there is a +1 sword / +2 against magic-users and enchanted monsters which not in the conversion's Magic Items list. I decided to replace it with a Dragon Slayer from the DMG.
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Mark S May 09, 2019 12:51 am UTC
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I'll put that in the magic item list. I think I need to hire you as an editor. Seriously, thanks for catching these so I can improve the conversion!
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Taed W April 21, 2019 9:38 pm UTC
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The NPC Trose needs updating. It looks like he was built with a proficiency bonus of +3 instead of the +4 appropriate for 10th level. There may be other updates needed, but that was the obvious one.
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Mark S April 23, 2019 3:46 am UTC
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Hi Taed. All the NPCs are built as monsters, using the rules from the Dungeon Master's Guide (pgs. 273-283).

They don't use class level to determine proficiency bonus; rather their combination of offense and defensive abilities determine CR, which in turn determines proficiency bonus.

Trose works out to be a CR 5 NPC, so his proficiency bonus is +3.
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Taed W April 23, 2019 8:40 pm UTC
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Ah, we've been using him as a semi-PC for a drop-in player. It's probably worth a note / parentesized to-hit stats for him due to his +2 mace functioning as a +0 (but still magical) mace since it is not a Drow weapon.
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Mark S April 24, 2019 12:22 am UTC
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Thanks for catching that. The conversion is updated to reflect that as well as adding a note about reducing magic weapon bonuses.
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Taed W April 15, 2019 10:47 pm UTC
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We also ran into a bit of confusion when they wanted to take a long rest, but it was the end of the session, so I haven't had to make a ruling about it yet.

#2: The original Q1 has this text, and it's not clear if that is still in effect for the 5e update or not. Namely, when playing 5e, can clerics get all their spells after a long rest, or only 1st and 2nd level? If only 1st and 2nd, then what happens with higher slots? Namely, do they get no expended slots back, or perhaps they get slots but cannot swap out spells, or perhaps they get the slots but no spell such that all they can do is upcast 1st and 2nd level spells?

"CLERICAL SPELLS
It is very important to note that while in the Abyss, clerics may not regain spells which must be granted by the deity or agents thereof (Le,, only 1st and 2nd level spells may be relearned). This is due to the fact that the deity will not wish to interfere in the affairs of another plane where such meddling might be seen as offensive to...See more
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Mark S April 17, 2019 2:58 am UTC
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My intention, which I should have been clearer about in the text, was that clerics, druids, paladins, and rangers would not be able to change their prepared spells once in the Demonweb, but would still recover spell slots. If they prepared spells that don't function in the Demonweb, they'd be out of luck until they escaped it.
This differs from the 1st edition, where spells were memorized individually, but I feel it's the closest analogy. If you want to really challenge them, then allow clerics and druids to recover only 1st through 3rd slots, and paladins and rangers 1st & 2nd slots, on a long ranger.
Hope this helps answer your questions!
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Mark S April 23, 2019 3:47 am UTC
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That last sentence should read "If you want to really challenge them, then allow clerics and druids to recover only 1st through 3rd slots, and paladins and rangers 1st & 2nd slots, on a long rest."
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Taed W April 15, 2019 10:45 pm UTC
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We started playing this over the weekend and ran into a tiny hiccup.

#1: The Cleric spell Spiritual Weapon was not on the "will not work" list. I think that it should be, but I wanted to see if it was an oversight or intentional.

The 1e Cleric spell Spiritual Hammer was on the Q1 list: "Spiritual Hammer: The spell will fail, as the divine aid necessary for the spell's completion will not be given." The 1e spell flavor text says, "By calling upon his or her deity, the cleric casting a spiritual hammer spell brings into existence a field of force which is shaped vaguely like a hammer."

The 5e spell flavor text says, "You create a floating, spectral weapon within range that lasts for the duration or until you cast this spell again."

So perhaps the reason for not including it on the new list is that the original says "by calling upon his or her deity" whereas the new one refers to it as a "spectral" creation...See more
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Mark S April 17, 2019 2:50 am UTC
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Hi Taed. I left Spiritual Weapon off the ban list since it really isn't a powerful spell or one that necessarily requires cross planar contact. It's your choice whether to allow it or not, but it's generally not a game changing spell either way.
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Kevin M April 11, 2019 3:48 pm UTC
I have a copy of the GDQ1-7 mod. Will this still work or will i need to use the Q1 mod itself?
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Mark S April 12, 2019 3:25 pm UTC
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Hi Levon. Some of the room names have been slightly altered in GDQ1-7, and the page numbers will no longer match up, but otherwise the content is the same and the conversion will work just fine.
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Mark S April 17, 2019 2:46 am UTC
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I don't know why I typed Levon instead of Kevin, so I'm going to blame it on my fat fingers and the tiny phone keyboard. My sincerest apologies Kevin!
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Kevin M April 17, 2019 3:17 am UTC
if it makes you feel any better, my facebook account is names levon. and i didnt bother the change it. so your not the only person to misspell my name. haha
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