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DDAL07-09 Unusual Opposition (5e)

DDAL07-09 Unusual Opposition (5e)

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Level Range: 11-16 (optimized for 13th level)

Adventure Designer: Dan Dillon

Adventure Description:  The trail leading from the Fane of the Whispered Fang has grown cold, but you can still taste the machinations of the yuan-ti in Chult’s humid, stagnant air. Because of this, you must venture deeper still into the jungle and petition the aid of an
unlikely ally—the fabled Ramshackle King. His assistance is crucial to the effort to save Chult!

Adventure Length: 4 hours

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Roberto B May 01, 2020 5:50 pm UTC
Will this ever be part of a bundle? Or is there a bundle containing it and I can't find it?
Thanks :D
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Angelo G October 24, 2019 2:55 pm UTC
This adventure take place after TOA events?
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Dan D October 24, 2019 5:18 pm UTC
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Ryan V August 30, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
4/5 has some balance issues, as written the party can long rest between every real fight so depending on your party they could moonwalk over everything. I made it so the seasickness of the boat meant their rest was only good enough to be considered a "short rest" it worked out pretty well.
The party murdered the poor arch-mage before it even got a turn (rolled a 2 initiative)
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Scribbly D August 12, 2018 4:52 am UTC
Scribbly reviews: DDAL07-09 Unusual Opposition

Now you're here. Now you're here. Now you're here.

Characters are whisked away to Ishau, an abandoned and flooded villlage to meet an Alchemist Grandmother Callandra. A short conversation and pointless combat immediately leads them into the jungles to the Court of the Ramshackle King, a primitive little settlement build out of lost shipwrecks and foliage. But don't stay long, there's some temple over there with a final boss.
While this isn't inherently problematic, this adventure feels a little unfocused as if using up a few really great left over ideas. But if you take your time to enjoy the scenery each location is a really fun place to be.

Grandmother Callandra is so much fun to play. So welcoming and sweet, you can almost smell fresh baked cookies. Just find en excuse not to eat them.
Ramshackle King... Just because we've seen all of this before in every adventure from "King Solomun's...See more
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Anders T April 07, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
JUst ran this today, as my first tier3 mod in AL.

Both me and my players loved it.
My players have kinda cakewalked through most of tier2, but as one of em said.

This felt just as dangerous as Tier1, but with a much more fun character to play.

I would love to run this again, and im now itching to run more t3 content.

Thanks to Dan Dillon from Adventurers League Denmark for a great mod.
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Dan D April 08, 2018 3:15 am UTC
I'm so glad your group enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to say so, I really appreciate it.
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Alexis G March 21, 2018 10:53 pm UTC
So far this is my favourite of the first season 7 T3 modules I've played. Not sure if I'll get the chance to run any of them.
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Dan D March 22, 2018 12:40 am UTC
I'm very happy to hear you enjoy it, thank you for saying!
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Dan D March 05, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
I'm noticing repeated mention of the sea sickness checks, and I think I might have to see about a clarification update to the module. The sea sickness bit is really only intended for people who stay shuttered below decks. If they spend much of their time above decks you should ignore those. Likewise I should change it to characters accustomed to sea life should ignore them completely, not just get advantage.

The idea there was to add a little touch of (bile) flavor to a voyage in rough seas for characters who aren't used to it, definitely not to create a slog of saving throws.
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Brian P August 28, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Hey Dan, have you considered uploading a v1.1 with minor corrections? Believe it or not, people are still running this as the season is drawing to a close; my (non-AL) party will be running through it in the next week or two. Besides tweaking seasickness, I can see another minor correction: in the first sentence of "B1. Mating Season," I think you mean "sea travel" instead of "land travel." It also looks like a couple of formatting errors (artifacts of change tracking in an original Word document?) slipped through, with random words underlined and in red. These are small nits to pick, but it'd be great to have a "definitive" version!
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Richard V February 12, 2018 7:09 am UTC
I have not had the chance to run this module yet, but have had the chance to read through it and prep it for the upcoming adventure league that I am running from my apartment. I would have to say that I am interested to see where they go with the teir 3 and teir 4 for the rest of season 7. I actually enjoy the fact that they are starting to add unique weapons that you do not find in the usual mods. Such as this one, with the frost brand. I look forward to commenting on how the table went after I run this module!
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Dan D February 12, 2018 7:35 am UTC
Good luck, I hope it works out well!

Be sure to review the Tricks of the Trade on the final encounter, a lot of people seem to be misunderstanding the setup. :) Basically, it's all one encounter, all the monsters can participate, it's not separate fights.
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Jay M February 07, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
If you are interested in a module for FG for this let me know.
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Dan D February 07, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
That is definitely interesting, but I confess ignorance as to the procedure and requirements there. You can email me at to chat if you like!
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Jay M February 07, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
info sent
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Donald M February 07, 2018 3:41 am UTC
For the story reward - is it missing the text to cross this story reward off after it has been used given the text of for this adventure and the next adventure ?
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Dan D February 07, 2018 4:05 am UTC
I'm not sure what you mean. The story award doesn't seem to be missing text, but the intention is it ends after you complete any other adventure after 07-09.
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