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"The writing, the artwork and the overall feeling of this adventure is absolute triple A quality!" - Mr. Tarrasque

We are ADAMANTINE Bestseller, thanks to you! The PDF & Print+PDF Bundle gets exclusive paper miniatures from TRASH MOB MINIS! PISCA AHLORSATH, LARISSA TEMERITY, THE TEMPEST BEAST, MURASA SEPRET & BREENA 'SCORCH' SIZZLEPOCK come with this adventure!*

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Riches beyond imagination await!

Buried decades ago, the great treasure of the notorious Captain Jadescale is waiting at the Mistcliff.

Though the exact location of the treasure is unknown, it’s said that the owner of the Shore of Dreams has clues about the location, although nothing is ever that straightforward when it comes to treasure.

Can you unearth the secrets of the treasure of Captain Jadescale or will you be undone by its mystery?

A Dungeons & Dragons adventure for characters of level 5 to 7.

This 3 - 6 hours adventure features:

• 18 pages full with social encounters, dungeon crawling, puzzles and a hint of mystery
• custom art and handouts* for your players
• custom map with a DM and a player version*
• new monsters, npcs & magic items

From our playtesters:
"It's very atmospheric, and a breath of fresh air amongst a lot of clones."
"This module was a nice change of pace from the usual fare."
"The story kept my group guessing right up until the end."

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"Worth every penny. Probably worth five times every penny. Buy it. Read it. Run it." - Travis L.
"Highly recommended!" - Richard M.
"Although, in general, this product is ONE OF THE BEST adventures I’ve ever read. Every DM should try it." - The DM's Tavern
"Recommended!" - Teos A.
"Overall, Shore of Dreams is an excellent adventure." - The Kind DM
"[...] A good adventure, and I appreciate that there are some good opportunities here for both role-playing and combat." - The Rambling Roleplayer
"An amazing adventure!"- DM Dango
"[...] This is a magnificent product for any Dungeon Master that wants to add some extra “flavor” to their campaign [...]" - Aurican's Lair
"[...] This adventure is what I could call the Gold Standard in writing quality, layout design, and artistic aesthetics. [...]" - Death By Mage
"You see all these reviews, speaking of greatness and golden standards? They are all true. No need to add anything more." - Jason B.
"[...] I highly recommend this module to anyone who enjoys one-shots [...]" - Adam D.
"[...] Definitely worth the $3 for any DM to have in their back pocket." - Curt S.
"[...] I love this adventure [...]" - Adam C.
"[...] I cant wait to run it again. [...]" - Steven W.
"[...]  a fantastic excercise in roleplaying and [...] combat." - Jay B.
"[...] It was really fun, nice story line for oneshot, with great characters. [...]" - Kate S.
"[...] My players fully enjoyed the villain as well as the asian theme. [...]" - Justin H.
"[...] This was a single session adventure for my group, and everyone loved it." - Bryan H.
"[...] The NPCs are well rounded and lively, the plot is intriguing and engaging and the setting is adorable and unique. Probably the best adventure module I ever bought." - Alyssa B.
"[...] a fun and interesting side story that would is great in a larger campaign.." - Zian W.
"I loved this adventure! [...]" - Jessica S.
"An amazing adventure that you should definitely pick up. Totally recommended!!" - Stratos F.
"[...] Seriously one of my best purchases on the DMsGuild. THIS is the kind of content that needs to be released in official publications. Well done!" - Taron P.
"This is probably one of the best products available on the dmsguild [...]." - Kale M.
"[...] It was my first time as a DM. We had a lot of fun.[...]" - Daniel W.
"[...] This truly is a beautiful looking and beautifully crafted adventure full of stories, some true, some not, but all exciting, entertaining and accessible. [...]" - Curse of Sebs
"New DM here and I really enjoyed running this adventure. Lots of good story material while still allowing enough ambiguity for the ending to feel natural. [...]" - Lilith T.P.
"Without a doubt the best thing I've bought on DM Guild. This is exactly the kind of fun "side-quest" stuff that I like to plop into my adventures when it fits [...] " - Alan M.
"[...] Awesome little threads to follow. Would definitely run it again. Art was beautiful, enemies and stat blocks were easy to read and worked well [...]" - Evan L.
"[...] There is a huge variety of things to do (RP, combat, skills, intrigue, puzzles) and everyone had a chance to shine [...]" - Finlay L.
"[...] It was a good adventure with interesting setting. [...]" - Everett S.
"One of the best third party modules I've ever run! So many cool tricks in the 'dungeon' portion, so many interesting and memorable encounters, and I LOVED playing the main NPC, she was a blast![...]" - Lindy B.
"[...] In addition to the wonderful adventure itself, it has so much polish: the full-color maps are beautiful and the paper minis really bring the characters to life. [...]" - Joonas K.
"Great module, wonderful art and descriptions, the paper minis are awesone! [...]" - Jeremy G.
"[...] In short, this is a brilliant adventure that's really easy to prep for! ... [...]" - Brian S.

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Shane C May 17, 2024 1:53 am UTC
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Hi there, running this game Saturday and really looking forward to it! Was just wondering if you could help me with something: How many tempest beasts are there supposed to be in the cave? It seems like there's one guarding the prisoner's pen in T1 and then another with its two offspring in T6 behind the barred door? Thanks!

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Florian E May 18, 2024 4:06 am UTC
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Dear Shane,

Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the late reply.

Yes you are correct ! Albeit to be precise, the Tempest Beast at T1 is waiting outside of the cave, though for dramatic effect it can already window-shop the contents of T1 (to write as spoiler free). Though if your party is already depleted there might be benefit in having mercy on them and have the Tempest Beast at T1 out for a hunt.

I already wish y’all a great time!
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John K April 30, 2024 7:26 pm UTC
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Excellent module and adventure. Worth the price of admission and then some. I was able to fit it into my adventure of an inland grass sea with floating ships rather easily.
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Florian E April 30, 2024 7:27 pm UTC
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Thank you so much for the kind words.
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Nicolas E February 21, 2024 8:22 pm UTC
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How do y'all pronounce "Pisca"? Is it like "pisska", "peeska", "paisa", or "paiska"?
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Florian E February 21, 2024 9:04 pm UTC
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Going by the phonetic alphabet, I would go for "pis-kä". This would be the fourth entry from your list. Though that is my preference and on your table there is no wrong pronounciation. Even if you want to fit her into your campaign and thus rename her and / or switch her with a complete different person, more power to you!
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Rihards K November 07, 2023 9:52 pm UTC
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**spoilers**

Hey there,

I'm running this for four lvl 6 characters as a one-shot. I'm quite new to DMing (I've only run another one-shot before) and my players are new to DnD. We're running this in multiple sessions, so far the players have noticed the poisoning attempt and they've just barely managed to beat the guards (only one of the players is left conscious) and I'm looking for advice on how to proceed. From this point on the most logical continuation seems to be: players find the temple -> they fight the tempest beast inside -> they find Pisca who's managed to get the Crown of Black Pearls while the player's fight -> players fight Pisca in the temple. Is this chain of events the intended/default one for the "An Impatient Triton" event? And I'm thinking how to balance the final encounter. Should I let Pisca use the crown against the players? And should I give her some help (I'm worrying about Pisca's action economy)?

Thanks!
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Florian E November 07, 2023 10:22 pm UTC
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Hey there,

Thank you for reaching out.

It depends how fast the players now rush on. You mentioned they seem to be beaten and bruised after the fight against the guards, so if they rush, you still have a meaningful fight and play here with Pisca‘s more passive abilities (i.e. invisibility) to still have a memorable fight, even if the player‘s come out on top. Pisca is full of hubris, potentially thinking she still has the other hand.

On the other side, if the players lick their wounds, I would suggest postponing meeting Pisca again until maybe a couple sessions later, with them completing only the missing adventurers part and now wonder if they encounter Pisca and what company she is keeping.

Note that your players already had a tense moment at the inn and everything following up is now the proverbial cherry on top. So it‘s up to you how you want to play things out in the future, though if you want to give them another fight, a wounded party can can still...See more
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Joshua B September 11, 2023 8:58 pm UTC
If I wanted to run this adventure for a group of level 3 characters. Would that be possible? What changes would I need to make to accommodate the lower level?
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Florian E September 11, 2023 9:20 pm UTC
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Hey there,

Thank you for your question. Scale down the stats of the encounters and def. scale down certain rooms at the end!

Since you are going for Lv 3, I would in your case take low level entries and just give them some style. In short, don't dread over translating and scaling down everything word for word. i.e. for the Tempest Beast use the Crocodile entry and make it's XXX piercing and lightning.

Fun forward!

Also be mindful that a Lv 3 party has far less resources, so don't fret over letting them find the odd healing potion or let a certain someone be healthy enough to lend a helping hand ;).
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Vladimir K January 18, 2023 8:26 am UTC
Please make it available on roll20 and I will insta-buy this. It's hard to upload all the custom stuff yourself once you get used to buying a product with maps and tokens already available for you to start playing.
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Florian E January 18, 2023 8:34 am UTC
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Thank you for your comment. As of now we have no plans for a full on conversion (though that might change in the future), as all hands are on deck on the our next product.

However we keep this in mind, though we want to explore how to provide a stellar experience there, too.
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Renee S December 29, 2022 4:31 pm UTC
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is this still available as print on demand? everytime i put it into my cart as an actual book, it reverts to pdf only in my cart.
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Florian E December 29, 2022 4:48 pm UTC
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Hey Renee,

It should be available. I have not heard anything else. Can you check if it works if you clear your browser cache?
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Florian E December 29, 2022 5:35 pm UTC
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Hey there Renee,

I checked with the great people from OneBookShelf, they are no error with the PoD, too.

If you have more information, you can share them here, or just reach out to them. Thanks though for alerting me to any issue.
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Hannah G July 21, 2022 10:01 pm UTC
Hello! I'm considering purchasing Shore of Dreams, and I was just wondering what world this adventure takes place in if any. Thank you!
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Florian E July 22, 2022 2:09 am UTC
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Hello Hannah,

Thank you for reaching out. While this is written to take place within the Forgotten Realms, you don’t need to make exhaustive changes to bring it into other campaigns. Please make ample use of the preview to gauge if this works out for your campaign.
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Sean G June 15, 2022 11:42 pm UTC
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Hi there i am planning on running this campaign for some groups and was hoping to get some custom stickers made from the cover art as gifts for the players.
Is there anyone i am able to get in contact with regarding the use of the artwork?
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Florian E June 16, 2022 8:38 am UTC
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Hey there Sean,

Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately I can't grant you rights to use the artwork. Though why not gift the players those custom made Trashmob Minis in the end? Something they can put on their table and remeber a wonderful adventure?
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JJ S May 08, 2022 6:53 pm UTC
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Does anyone know the map dimensions to get the grid to align nicely on a VTT? Having trouble getting it perfect on Roll20.
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Florian E May 08, 2022 8:21 pm UTC
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Hey there JJ S, tha is for your comment. While I can't unfortunately provide you with the solution, as I've no Roll20 account to quickly check. I've seen people making it work.
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JJ S May 09, 2022 11:59 am UTC
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Thanks for your reply. Do you happen to know the dimensions of the map?
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Florian E May 09, 2022 1:51 pm UTC
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Thanks so much,

I checked the file sizes for you. So The overall map has a width of 3300 pixel and a height of 2550 pixel with 300 dpi in mind a rectangle is roughly 70 pixel by 70 pixel with 300 dpi. Does this help?
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Nicola M April 16, 2022 6:38 am UTC
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SPOILERS for those who've not read the module

Hi, bought this and I'm planning to run it for some friends... First time dming!
Couple of questions for either the authors or those who already ran it...
-im not 100% sure I understood when/if the party is expected to fight Temerity, whether they get captured or not. Does she join the fight to subdue them if they avoid the poison? If they are poisoned/captured, does she pop up at some point in the temple? If they are neither poisoned nor subdued and she did not join the fight, what does she do?
- any general advice on running the trap, as we are all rather new to the game (and they'll lack an int based character!)
-if pisca is ahead of the party, what determines whether she beats them to the crown? Just my choice of whether I want her to have it for the fight?

Thanks!

Nicola
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Florian E April 16, 2022 7:06 am UTC
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Hey there Nicola,

thank you for reaching out. Let me first reply to you with. YOU GOT THIS and since you are first time DMing, always treat an adventure module (no matter who wrote it) as a stage play; knowing that the audience does not know the exact words. But let's answer your specific answers.

- So Temerity tries only to subdue the party, if they avoid being poisoned. At that time, the party should already have a clue what is going on and are paranoid. The fight is a way to confirm their suspicisions. If the party is poisoned, Temerity will tend to the Shore of Dreams, assuming everything will go as planned and soon a next set of adventures might be needed to "help" to excavate the temple further. If the party is still oblivious, she rather deals with Murasa. Temerity and Pisca really wants and extra set of hands, after the last workers had been driven to the brink of their exhaustion, so she will make sure the party will stay, for good! If the party is subdued and excapes,...See more
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John D March 16, 2022 8:56 pm UTC
Would this fit well into "Call from the Deep" in Chapter 3 as something additional to the campaign content?
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Florian E March 16, 2022 9:09 pm UTC
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Hey there John,

thank you for your question. Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable with the Call from the Deep campaign and JVC Parry does not receive commentary from this product page. However it might be good to reach out directly to him via Twitter via @jvcparry.

In general though, the crucial moving parts are easily identifiable in this module and equally easily amendable. Do make use of the preview, that should give you ample information to see if it fits.

I do apologize for not being able to answer your question to your full satisfaction though.
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John D March 16, 2022 9:16 pm UTC
I'm open to any hooks that might slip in nicely, as well. ;)
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Florian E March 16, 2022 9:19 pm UTC
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While I would love to help you in that regard, I need again to stress, that I am not privy to the Call from the Deep campaign. I do apologize.
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John D March 16, 2022 9:29 pm UTC
Wow, fast reply. Thanks so much. I have been reading the campaign and the sample and I'm pretty sure I can slip it in even though it's not likely to tie into the plot as I can see it, but thematically and by level it fits perfectly. I'm excited to run this and if I run it as part of CftD, I'll get to have my players attached to the characters they play in this module.
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Florian E March 16, 2022 9:47 pm UTC
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Hey there John,

You just caught me staring on my phone, so I could spring to it.

As a recommendation, even if I adore the main villain here (as REDACTED was my first creation) if you have recurring characters from Call from the Deep, so supplant everything that does not fit! Remember, your players do not know what is in the text, so improvise or change when needed.

Maybe even maybe the villain here has a place in JVC Parry's grand campaign!

Hope those little extra nudges do help!
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Florian E March 17, 2022 7:45 am UTC
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Hey there John,

this morning I reached out to JVC Parry on your behalf and he agrees with me, since Shore of Dreams is (more or less) self contained, the best course of action would be to supersede some of the elements in Shore of Dreams with elements of Call from the Deep. Since you are familiar with Call from the Deep, you will be make those changes easily.

JVC Parry did not mention anything particular you need to be mindful at and encourages you (as I do) to go to town and make it your very own, using only the base framework.

I've seen that with lots of outings. If you want to share, I am eager to know how you interwoven both campaigns / adventures and maybe someone passing here, will also cherish your comments.

Be awesome!

Cheers,

- Florian
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Hana H December 23, 2021 8:49 pm UTC
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Hello there, my group is looking to play this as a one shot adventure. I noticed in previous responses for a group of three players at lvl 7 simply reduce the hit points and spell slots on the named characters correct?

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Also for the trap T4 room it states that the trap activates on initiatives 30 and 10, what does this mean?
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Florian E December 23, 2021 8:57 pm UTC
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Hey Hana

Thabk you for reaching out! I am currently travelling so my reply will be a bit on the briefer side. I do apologize.

1) Yes, this is what I suggest.
2) This means that, as with combat, the trap will act at those initiave values, with 30 being probably the highest, it will move before the party and the remainder starting at 10. So treat this as a an combat encounter.

Hope this clarifies your question. You got this!
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Diyanah H December 20, 2021 3:56 am UTC
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Hi! I'm looking to play this with my friends and am very excited, it sounds great! We will only have 3 players, though, and I know the final battles can be rough. Would you recommend I bring them all up to Level 8, or adjust the encounters and keep them at Level 7?

If it's the latter, what are some good ways for me to adjust the Thundering Squall trap?
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Florian E December 20, 2021 6:48 am UTC
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Hey there Diyanah,

thank you so much for reaching out. I would suggest to flat out reduce the HP of them and maybe in case of some of the named characters reduce their spellslots a bit.

It is great that you already identified the trap as one of the hurdlestones. Since this trap relies on overwhelming the party, I suggest to reduce the number of successes to deactivate it and reduce some of the effects (maybe the spawning) and the damage profile (maybe consider lowering some dice i.e. d6 -> d4, to make it managable for the group. Remember, you all want to have a good time and a TPK is pobably not the way to go ;).
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Diyanah H December 20, 2021 7:35 am UTC
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Hi Florian,

That makes sense - I'll keep them at Level 7 then, and go ahead to do as you suggested! Thank you for responding so quickly and of course for sharing such a great story with us!
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Florian E December 20, 2021 7:36 am UTC
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No, thank you for reaching out. Hope you all have a blast! You got this.
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Mikhail S December 05, 2021 5:53 am UTC
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Would really love some help on ambiguity! What should I do if players pursue conversation with Murasa after the battle? Encourage her to step outside the bar, or even request to speak first thing in the morning? What do Temerity and Pisca say after the battle (PCs won vs thugs, no survivors)? One player noticed that Temerity didn't join the fight even though the chef did, and I've described Temerity as a strong looking individual.
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Florian E December 05, 2021 6:17 am UTC
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Hey there Mikkhail,

thank you for reaching out. Remember that Pisca and Temerity know about Scorch's checkered past and use that to further subterfuge. While I think you can reward players, Temerity has probably a flimsy excuse (remember, Pisca's room is full with trinkets of adoration and Temerity "... just made sure none of the thugs would make a dash for them." and further "... she was at awe at the wonderful display of power the party gave.") to not act.

Pisca and Temerity want to still hinder the conversation, making Murasa clean up and ushering the party out, but if the party find a good way to speak to Murasa, reward your players for being keen that something is tritony... err fishy!
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Mikhail S December 10, 2021 9:47 pm UTC
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That's great insight! Thanks Florian!

I have a couple of more things that I'd love to disambiguate. Players arrive to Yokotoro by ship, so why can't they take that ship to their next destination? I used the hook of missing adventurers and my players decided they're on a rescue mission and aren't interested in any treasure.

The players wanted to eat on day 1, and I didn't poison their food then... should I have? After the fight Murasa slipped them the potion, and whispered a warning. I think that next session they just won't eat any food at all, regardless of the potion.
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Florian E December 11, 2021 5:50 am UTC
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Thanks for the follow up;

They can leave any minute, but I'd wager they noticed something is fishy and if they did not caught on; well there will be some mighty Triton coming back to haunt them, maybe they cross path later on.

If they don't eat it, Temerity will also catch on that something is amiss and take matters in their own hand, treat it as if they ingested the potion :)
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Taylor B October 15, 2021 3:32 pm UTC
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Hey Florian I am planning on running this module for my wife and two others in my homebrewed world. They are all very new to playing dnd (my wife sitting in on sessions I have ran/played in AND watching CR w/ me and a friend playing a bit of pathfinder). That being said I want to accomplish this in one session of 3/4 hrs. Of the recommendation of levels 5 - 7, what would be a good level to keep them at as I help them build characters and what would be the best route for getting to the temple and getting the main beats of the adventure accomplished in that context? Thanks a lot!
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Florian E October 15, 2021 5:02 pm UTC
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Hey there Taylor,

thank you for reaching out. Personally I think the best way is for them having a good time is having them at Lv 7+, after all there is no fun to be had with introducing new players with a TPK if they are woefully underleveled. As for the the later delving, make sure they can survive T4, as this trap designeed to slightly overwhelm the players and in the heat of the action they can get overwhelmed.

It is always good to remember that you get together to have fun as DM & players alike.

You might want to skip the dungeon part alltogether and have this for a potential follow up session and leave with the cliffhanger of the party learning something crucial, so you have some easy fights and witrh them testing the water and lots of chances to RP :).

As a bonus, this creator https://twitter.com/papi3rschnitz3l has some nice buildings on the sister site drivethrurpg, they might mesh well with the miniatures provided by Trashmobminis.
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