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Classic Modules Today: I7 Baltron's Beacon (5e)

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In 1985, TSR published the module named “Baltron's Beacon” with the module code “I7”. It was written by Phillip Meyers, and illustrated by Larry Elmore and James Roslof.  It consisted of one 32 page booklet and a tri-fold cover with dungeon maps.

This conversion guide allows DMs to run the original module with 5th Edition rules and provides a reference sheet for encounters.

To use this conversion guide you will need a copy of "I7 Baltron's Beacon", originally available in hard-copy and now for sale in Digital format at DMsGuild.com.

"Classic Modules Today: B4 The Lost City" contains the OpenOffice/LibreOffice source files used to create this PDF. Visit Classicmodulestoday.com for instructions on creating your own classic module conversions and selling them on the DMs Guild.

Classic Modules Today are a series of products that convert early edition Dungeons & Dragons and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure modules to the Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition rule set. They fully adhere to the rules set forth in the Community Content Agreement of the DMsGuild. The CCA states that adventure conversions must be:

"A streamlined, bare-bones conversion guide for someone who already owns the classic adventure — i.e., encounter-by-encounter conversion notes with any 5E stats needed, leaving out all other content."

For more information, download the free guide "Using Classic Modules Today Conversions".

 
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Chris W April 23, 2020 9:04 pm UTC
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Am I missing stats for Cyrus, Tyrus et al? I couldn't seem to find them.
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Mark S April 26, 2020 12:11 am UTC
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The monster list has them referred to standard NPC stat blocks in the Monster Manual and Volo's Guide to Monsters. They're in location G6 in the Gatehouse under Planned Encounters.

Cyrus and Tyrus are thugs, Boris is an illusionist, Borg is a spy, and Rothgar is a priest. Their equipment can be swapped out a bit, but the base stat blocks work.

If you wanted the group to be more powerful, Cyrus and Tyrus could be veterans, Borg could be an assassin, and Boris could be a mage.
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Chris W April 28, 2020 8:28 pm UTC
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Thank you! I don't know how I missed that.
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Patrick V March 24, 2020 11:17 pm UTC
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I find this series very helpful and worth the money. However, they have one major flaw: in several of these, certain monsters featured in the classic module is missing from these conversion products. In this one, so far I've noticed three monsters/creatures missing: a Demon, a Guardian Daemon and a Son of Kyuss.
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Mark S March 26, 2020 8:49 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads-up Patrick. I don't revisit these conversions as often as I should, so I'm glad you took the time to provide feedback so I can address the issues. If you've found others in my conversions, please let me know and I'll work on them as time permits.
The Son of Kyuss and Guardian Daemon have been given custom stat blocks and inserted in the correct places per the original module. I had replaced the GD with a slaad because the CR fit at the time, but it deserves its own stats.
The "Type 1 demon" referenced in the module was renamed in later editions to Vrock. The vrock is in the 5e Monster Manual, so it has only a page reference instead of reprinting the stat block. Some folks may not know about the name change, so I inserted a brief note in the conversion stating that.
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Patrick V March 27, 2020 2:35 pm UTC
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Thanks! And I often recommend your products...a big help and time saver for those of us playing 5E and looking to play the classic AD&D modules. The content in this series is well organized and easy reference.
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