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Blue Alley

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CAN YOU SURVIVE WATERDEEP'S MOST INFAMOUS DEATHTRAP?

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. Unlocked!
  • If this product earns Gold metal status, we will add a Fantasy Grounds version! Unlocked!
 
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Isaak B October 26, 2020 1:12 pm UTC
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Is the Fantasy Grounds version available yet?
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Mallory W October 14, 2020 7:43 pm UTC
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I'm about to run this with my group and I have a couple of clarification questions regarding the guest book.
1. What exactly is the significance of the crossed out names. Are they NPCs that were killed inside Blue Alley? 2. Hypothetically if the players leave Blue Alley and try to get back inside (like if they end up in area 28), will they be able to sign the guest book again and get back in? 3. If the players were to succeed in completing the objectives and then reenter the alley in like a month what kinds of changes could there be? In other words, is it possible you'll write a tier II version in the future?
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M.T. B October 14, 2020 10:30 pm UTC
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Hi Mallory,

1. Yes, the implication is that these are folk who died.

2. Yes.

3. We'd love to write a sequel one day, though no solid plans atm
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Mallory W October 21, 2020 12:57 pm UTC
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Thank you! One more question. In room 20, with the statue, what is the purpose of the phrase on the wall (utter madness. PURE RUBBISH), and for that matter the vials on the floor? I feel like it's supposed to be a hint or a pun or something and I'm missing it. Thanks.
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M.T. B October 22, 2020 9:59 am UTC
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The rubbish hints at the fact that the boggles (who clean up rubbish) might be summoned here. The vials are just random debris.
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Michael H August 16, 2020 1:15 pm UTC
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What is the light situation in the Blue Alley? Dark, dim light from above sky in corridors only, rooms dark, magically lit, or something else?
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M.T. B August 16, 2020 9:22 pm UTC
CREATOR
Good question - we should have mentioned that. The alley itself is dependant on natural light, while the rooms all have bronze sconces fitted with everburning candles.
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William M June 25, 2020 12:38 pm UTC
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Am I being dumb, The clue about the secret door south of a barbed window? I'm especially tired right now bu I cannot find that matching on the map, not sure i should mention it at all to players if is a forgotten thing>
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M.T. B June 25, 2020 4:19 pm UTC
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Should be “barred” window
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Andy K June 18, 2020 3:15 am UTC
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I can't find a reference to "animated sword" found in room 7 in DNDBeyond. Did you mean flying sword? If so this seems rather weak, CR 1/4 given that most of the other monsters are much stronger. Am I missing something?
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M.T. B June 18, 2020 3:55 am UTC
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Ah, you are right. It should be a flying sword. We will fix it when our layout person gets some free time.

In the text, the sword has some buffs that make it a bit more of a threat than a regular flying sword. But its not intended to be a terribly difficult fight
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Andy K June 19, 2020 5:20 am UTC
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ok, cool. Thank you.
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Zach L May 16, 2020 5:02 am UTC
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Hey I just picked this up and I'm really excited to run it as my first DM. My audience is 3-4 people who have never played DnD but they like escape room board games, so I think this will be a perfect intro.

My plan is to build fun characters for them to play and then let them randomly choose. What would your advise be for classes that would be useful in this dungeon. First impressions would be that a rogue would be handy. What else? Also, should I jump them to lvl2 or higher to make it more forgiving for newbies?

Thanks in advance!
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M.T. B May 16, 2020 10:20 pm UTC
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Typical party is fine, so add a spell caster and a tank. Level 2 or 3 is probably the sweet spot but any tier 1 will do
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Patrick L May 15, 2020 8:08 pm UTC
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This is so wonderful. My party has gotten bored with dungeon crawls and love puzzles. Thank you SO MUCH.

Also— can anyone recommend other puzzle heavy adventures like this?
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Frankyston L May 07, 2020 1:45 am UTC
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Thank you for the adventure!!!
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Sébastien M May 06, 2020 12:46 am UTC
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Thank you for the adventure!!!
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Chad B April 17, 2020 8:16 pm UTC
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Can this be used easily on Roll20? I JUST bought a roll20 plus subscription and this will be the first game I have ever run on roll20. I have used roll 20 to play but I wouldn't say I am fluent in Roll20.
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M.T. B April 17, 2020 11:38 pm UTC
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I'm not a roll 20 user myself so I can't say for sure. But there is a nice battlemap included with this module, which is usually the thing most needed.
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Addison S April 02, 2020 6:28 am UTC
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I'm a little confused. On of the NPCs states that their is a shield within the Alley, however no shield is described in the actual adventure. Is this just a dead-end rumor, or an omission?
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M.T. B April 03, 2020 8:00 am UTC
CREATOR
It's a false rumor
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Rebecca V February 09, 2020 4:19 pm UTC
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Loved this adventure, especially room 3! Possible error, in Room 26, with the disks: In one paragraph they are called metal disks, the next they are called wooden.
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M.T. B February 09, 2020 9:48 pm UTC
CREATOR
Good catch, thanks! Glad you loved the adventure!
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Patrick H December 09, 2019 11:13 pm UTC
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Hi there! Does anyone know the maps grid dimensions? (How many squares on the x axis and how many on the y axis?)

I'm trying to align the image to my VTT but am struggling to get it right. I don't use Fantasy Grounds sadly.
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Patrick H December 10, 2019 5:23 pm UTC
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One other request if possible.

Would it be possible to release compressed or much smaller files of the maps? Something optimized for VTTs? Less than 10mb. The colored maps are over 100mb.
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David B October 08, 2019 10:30 pm UTC
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Does this contain the fantasy grounds version also? It just says pdf at the top, but searching the site only shows this one and not a separate one for fg, so I'm confused a bit. Thank you for any help!
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M.T. B October 08, 2019 10:42 pm UTC
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when you purchase this product, you get the Fantasy Grounds .mod as well as the PDF.
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David B October 08, 2019 11:53 pm UTC
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Thank you! Made my choice easy. :)
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Patrick R July 23, 2019 2:27 pm UTC
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Hey, room 27 seems pretty cool but there is not much explanation what happens if a player falls. Will he get attacked by all the mephits down there while wandering in this heavily obscured area? This would probably end in his death. Is there a way up? Is there anything he can do down there (maybe with smoking pots)?
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M.T. B July 24, 2019 1:56 pm UTC
CREATOR
The fall is the main hazard here. Depending on the strength of the party, the DM might rule that the mephits head to the floor and attack.
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Patrick R September 02, 2019 5:13 pm UTC
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Okay. I got another question what are the words on the coin in room 18: "Minted in 1364 DR, golden anniversary of the reign of Lord Piergeiron the Paldinson" referring to?
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M.T. B September 02, 2019 9:18 pm UTC
CREATOR
That coin is the key to the gold door. The words are the clue
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Patrick R September 03, 2019 12:33 pm UTC
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I understand that the coin is the key. But I don't understand how these words are a clue for that. Could you please explain what is so special about 1363 DR or Lord Piergeiron the Paldinson. Thanks.
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M.T. B September 04, 2019 9:35 pm UTC
CREATOR
It's the fact that it is the "golden" anniversary - that is the clue. The other bits are unimportant
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Halie S July 01, 2019 4:38 pm UTC
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Hello! I use a Mac and I'm having trouble opening the Blue_Alley.mod file. Does anyone have any suggestions for a program I can use?
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Michael P August 02, 2019 5:36 pm UTC
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It is the file to be used for Fantasy Grounds (VTT program).
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