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DDAL00-04 Winter's Flame (5e)


This year’s Midwinter holiday efforts have been met with unusual obstacles: small stockpiles rummaged through, foods spoiling, ale casks leaking, festive clothes torn up, and crucial pembelon fruits missing.

With schedules and deadlines rigid, any bigger bumps in the road might result in disaster. Who would want to keep the people of Chult from celebrating this long-revered holiday?

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

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Ismael A February 21, 2019 8:08 pm UTC
I was thoroughly disappointed by this adventure. The boxed text was impenetrable, the plot was thinly applied, and the pacing was ill-kept given the expectation to pad it out with carnival games that don't generally appeal to a table of randomized AL players.

I am genuinely perplexed that it is so highly rated. Somewhere in here was a good adventure, but I was not able to implement it in its current state. I would recommend a rewrite, and at least one more encounter. Probably one that gives better exposition for the fruit and the old wizard. I'd give this adventure 2 stars if I could, and I wish that I could ask for my money back.
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Ethan Y January 15, 2019 3:23 am UTC
Hi All!

I ran a game for some friends who were new to the game over the winter holiday. I used this adventure as the starting point for the one-shot I ran for my friends and they absolutely loved it! I added a few more encounters and some additional information in order to make the adventure a complete one-shot that gave an overview of all that our wonderful game has to offer. (Mainly, I added an introduction combat encounter, and an exploration encounter.)

I've uploaded my supplemental encounters to this adventure here on DMs Guild. Feel free to use both this adventure and my supplement to run a festive new player-friendly one-shot!
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Ben M August 30, 2018 1:54 am UTC
I really liked running this adventure. I think it could have used some more prizes for the games like someone else said, but it's a small complaint. My players found the games a little tedious, but overall enjoyed themselves. I used it as an intro to Port Nyanzaru/Chult for season 7 adventures, and I think it worked perfectly as a low-stakes first session.

Rating: 4/5
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Scribbly D August 13, 2018 3:36 am UTC
Scribbly reviews: DDAL00-04 Winter's Flame

Who doesn't love a festival? And this is a great fun faire full of games and prizes, missing some rides and sickeningly delicious deep fried foods, but there is a good feeling of a carnival present.
The games are a little weak, and kind of end up just being a selection of D20 rolls, but there's enough going on that players could imaginatively deal with the carnies and their games. The only unfortunate downside is it really needs a few extra non-magic prizes to buy with excess tickets. Who wouldn't want to win a stuffed toy flying snake?
And then out of no ware a plot!!! But in this instance the sudden appearance of the final boss actually works in this adventure's favor. It's a little silly and fun and that's how a good trip to the faire should be. If only there was a Ferris wheel though.
Slab is a great big softy. He's cute and as fun to play as he is to interact with. How can you not love a villain that you agree with?...See more
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Meera S July 13, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
I loved running this, but my players turned the entire first part into a murder-hobo festival, attacking every commoner that passed by and then going into PVP territory. This is one of my favorite modules ever, but unfortunately it doesn't work with every group, especially groups that love combat and nothing else.
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Scribbly D August 13, 2018 3:35 am UTC
Hahaha, Mine did too! they literally burned the whole festival down then blamed it on a drunken man from Sweden. I love players
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Jon B July 07, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
the 1st half of the module will either be very exciting, or very boring based on your players interests. My party enjoyed the skill tests, but the "prize" was left behind, at the time we didn't realize that common magic items did not count against your magic item limit.
the 2nd half of the module I ran in theater of the mind, and although I thought the players would be annoyed that they had little impact on the fight, it turned out they enjoyed getting NPC's to safety and holding back the monster
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Gael L April 06, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Suggestion : add a "Games host" to present the games in a friendlier way than what Ouen Azemar is capable of
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Lucas W March 03, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
Fun quick adventure.
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Matthew P January 14, 2018 2:03 am UTC
Anyone else notice on the back of the Items Certs, that they display 'Faichen's Fantastic Faire' ?
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Vilma S January 03, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Hi! very good adventure! we had so much fun playing it. thank you.
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Aaron A January 02, 2018 9:28 am UTC
Hi Ryan! I have fully converted your module "DDAL00-04 Winter's Flame" for use with Fantasy Grounds for my own personal use. Please contact me if you would like it made available to others. It is prepared to a level where I would feel comfortable publishing it.
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Gregory V December 28, 2017 6:11 am UTC
A few questions:
1. How large is the Galeb Duhr? (Page 3 refers to it as a "15 foot Galeb Duhr")
2. Is the "Middle" somewhere between Port Nyanzaru and Fort Beluarian? Like Promontory Point Utah? (The site where they completed The Transcontinental Railroad)
3. Do the carnival games take place in Port Nyanzaru, or at this "Middle" location (assuming question 2 is yes)

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Julia F December 21, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
Hello! Is there a map for this campaign? Thanks so much!
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Kelly J December 22, 2017 9:02 pm UTC
A map isn't really necessary for this module...
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Julia F December 24, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Cool, thanks!
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