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CAN YOU SURVIVE WATERDEEP'S MOST INFAMOUS DEATHTRAP?

The infamous Blue Alley lies hidden in the heart of Waterdeep. Built by a secretive wizard, it is a magic maze full of tricks, traps, strange monsters, and rich treasure. Countless adventurers have ventured inside to test their bravery and skill, yet few have returned. And now it is your turn…

Blue Alley is a 3-4 hour Dungeons & Dragons adventure for characters of 1st to 4th level. It expands upon the material presented in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but can be played on its own or as part of any D&D campaign.

This product is a DMs Guild Adepts adventure! The Dungeon Masters Guild Adept program brings highly talented individuals together for creative development. Guild Adept products are identified with the golden ampersand and logo.

This adventure is Adventurers League legal and uses the code DDHC-WDH-03.

Stretch goals:

  • If this product earns Electrum metal status, we will add an all-new, high-resolution map! 
  • If this product earns Gold metal status, we will add a Fantasy Grounds version!
 
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M.T. B October 15, 2018 2:53 am UTC
CREATOR
This adventure is now Adventurers League legal and uses the code DDHC-WDH-03.
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M.T. B October 11, 2018 1:33 am UTC
CREATOR
Friends - the Electrum goal has been unlocked! The new hi-res map is currently being drawn.
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Jorma S October 13, 2018 1:53 am UTC
PURCHASER
Outstanding! This is a fantastic lead in to Dragon Heist for a new group of players. The map was my only criticism, and now that’s fixed. Congratulations on hitting Electrum!
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Alexander O October 01, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
PURCHASER
In area 7, it says there is an animated sword. However, that isn't a thing? Did you mean flying sword?
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M.T. B October 01, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
CREATOR
Good pick up - I'll make a note
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Andrew S October 01, 2018 8:46 am UTC
it sounds great from the description and comments, but I'm hesitant to pick this up knowing that there isn't currently a high resolution map in the product (or mention of what the stand-in is currently). That's incredibly important for my group.
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M.T. B October 01, 2018 1:11 pm UTC
CREATOR
It's a pretty basic map at the moment, black and white and simple line art. We've just hit electrum so we will are in the process of commissioning a map
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Andrew S October 01, 2018 1:50 pm UTC
Great! Look forward to checking this out when it's done.
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Alexander O October 01, 2018 8:58 pm UTC
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I'm about to run this next session (next Sunday), or maybe the following Sunday depending on what my players do. Any chance it'll be done by then? And if it isn't any chance I could purchase the unfinished version just so I have something to work with?
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M.T. B October 01, 2018 10:18 pm UTC
CREATOR
We are only at the quotation stage with the cartographer. I think we are a couple of weeks away until it's complete, I'm afraid
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September 29, 2018 3:57 am UTC
PURCHASER
How can players survive the encounter in Map Area #4?

To get the key you MUST fight & kill the creature and the creature is all but garuntee to one-shot 1st level players and a fair chance at one-shotting lvl 2 players.

The creature has nearly 80 HP, fighting this thing seems to be asking for a TPK. What am I missing here?
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M.T. B September 29, 2018 4:53 am UTC
CREATOR
[spoliers]

In the text you'll see that attacks against the creature have advantage due to its disorientation - this makes a BIG difference. Players can also make the creature "phase out" at will, allowing them to set up an ambush.

There were no reported TPKs in the five playtest groups, which included a level 1 group. I think you'll find this is a beatable challenge. Let us know how it goes!
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M.T. B September 29, 2018 10:19 am UTC
CREATOR
Having said that, if you only have a small first level party, I'd probably beef it up with a couple of guard henchmen.
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September 29, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I did see that but the text also says that when the creature phases back it is as if it were summoned anew, which means back to full HP.

Advantage will make it easier to kill the creature but not to survive the process. Well, I'll see what happens! Thanks for the advice.
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M.T. B September 29, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
CREATOR
Yeah, level 1 players will need to be smart to overcome this challenge, but it is beatable.

It's also worth noting there are two other ways through the Ivory Door that are "doable" for a 1st level party
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M.T. B September 30, 2018 12:36 am UTC
CREATOR
I can also think of three nearby traps you could lure the creature into and let the traps do some of the work for you.

There are other ways as well. That's the sort of adventure Blue Alley is - it's more about creative problem solving than stand and bang. I hope you folks have a great time! :-)
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Ahsan R September 27, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
PURCHASER
queswtion on XP and leveling, am i being blind as i cant find anything about leveling and XP if not playing as AL
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M.T. B September 27, 2018 8:26 pm UTC
CREATOR
If you are not playing AL, use whichever leveling method you wish. I do milestone leveling myself, and would level a party after completion.
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Ahsan R September 28, 2018 3:36 pm UTC
PURCHASER
cheers
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Danil P September 21, 2018 1:52 pm UTC
PURCHASER
This is AL legal?
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M.T. B September 21, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
CREATOR
Soon!
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October 11, 2018 1:10 am UTC
How long would soon be now? I love the look of this adventure, and I'm partial to traps, but I currently only run AL games.
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M.T. B October 11, 2018 1:33 am UTC
CREATOR
I'm told possibly this week - fingers crossed!
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Ryan F September 21, 2018 11:29 am UTC
PURCHASER
In the meantime, is there anywhere we can buy the high-res map?
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M.T. B September 21, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
CREATOR
No, it has not been commissioned yet
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Corentin P September 20, 2018 12:53 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Could you please tell me what you keep from the City of Splendor's box set for this adventure ? I have the feeling it is more than a 5E conversion, right ?
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Corentin P September 20, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Sorry about my english mistakes, I can't edit my post and my english isn't perfect. If it was, I would be publishing on DM's Guild myself ^^
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Alan P September 20, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Hi!

This adventure is very heavily inspired by the original text in the boxed set, but it is decidedly different. You WILL find some similarities in the encounters, but it's clear that time has passed... things are different. There's a reason - you'll learn some things during the adventure, and more in the sequel!
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Zachary C September 21, 2018 5:25 am UTC
PURCHASER
Oh is there a sequel planned?
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M.T. B September 21, 2018 6:57 am UTC
CREATOR
Yes!!!
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Corentin P September 21, 2018 7:33 am UTC
PURCHASER
Thank you for your aswers and we have the breaking news about the sequel, that's great ! Is there something lurking UNDER the Blue Alley ? ;)
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Alan P September 21, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
I hear that there's an entire mountain's worth of things under Blue Alley...
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M.T. B September 20, 2018 12:16 pm UTC
CREATOR
Some of the playtest feedback:

"We loved it!" (EH)

"It was a ton of fun. I loved it, players loved it." (TL)

"Overall, a lot of fun!" (JS)

"We had a blast playing this mod and I had more fun running this one than I have in a while!" (WW)
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