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CCC - BWM - 003 A Tale of Two Towers

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The annual celebration of the abolishment of the Great Law of Humanity is happening in Hillsfar. As the leader of the factions in the region, Elanil Elassidil must attend the event, however, she has a guest with her. Elanil is looking after a young girl, who the adventurers may have met before, and has summoned adventurers to Elventree to watch over the girl while she is tending to the celebration. A simple babysitting task shouldn’t be too difficult for mighty adventurers, right?

A 4-Hour Adventure for 11-16 Level Characters

**I should point out this module is filled with many puzzles and very little fights.  In fact, a direct approach through fighting will likely lead to a very miserable game and failure in the mission.  The module requires significant amount of roleplaying and exploration, could have 0 fights, and even combat themselves are puzzles.  If your players like puzzles this could be the module for them.  If your players are mainly interested in fighting and tend to do badly with puzzles, this is likely not the module for them**

This module is a standalone module published at Bookwyrm 2018 along with two other standalone modules:

CCC-BWM-001 Howling on the Moonsea: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/253539/CCCBWM001-Howling-on-the-Moonsea

CCC-BWM-002 City in the Depths:
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/253855/The-City-in-the-Depths

 
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Tim K February 24, 2019 11:26 pm UTC
Ran this game at Genghis Con 42 this weekend, and thought I'd chime in. Reading through it the first time, I had concerns similar to those expressed by others. Railroading? Maybe. Little to no combat that advances the story? Probably. Annoying lead NPC? Certainly (at least from my perspective).

That said, I gave it a second read and a whirl with three players yesterday, and they all ended up enjoying it with a few editorial decisions made here and there by yours truly. Lack of combat? No problem they said, even for the Barbarian. Annoying NPC, yeah, but they ditched her for a while on some other babysitters and got on with the adventure, then went back to get her. Railroading? Yes, to a large degree, but then that prompted a creative story-breaking ending that I simply couldn't argue with. In the end, the game's the thing, and my players and I were able to have FUN with it.
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Nathan W February 10, 2019 5:28 am UTC
Played in the same game as Troy (with a regular DM that we all like) and no one at the table was enjoying it. I almost left as well. I would not recommend anyone DM or play in this module. I'm sorry. It seems like there is a lot of work in it, but NO.

Let's start with the description of the module:
"The annual celebration of the abolishment of the Great Law of Humanity is happening in Hillsfar. As the leader of the factions in the region, Elanil Elassidil must attend the event, however, she has a guest with her. Elanil is looking after a young girl, who the adventurers may have met before, and has summoned adventurers to Elventree to watch over the girl while she is tending to the celebration. A simple babysitting task shouldn’t be too difficult for mighty adventurers, right?" -- NONE of this matters at all. It takes place at The Stop and then suddenly switches to somewhere else. Okay, the awful adventure intro "babysit this girl, cuz maybe you'll get a better assignment...See more
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Jia Jian T February 12, 2019 1:43 am UTC
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Firstly, you talk of things that are not even in the module so I would consult your DM regarding those issues. I have no ideas where small creatures using heavy crossbows or heavy weapons come from. I have no clue how the DM spent 2.5 hours when the intro and first tower are only supposed to take a max of 1 hour. Timing was one of my main concern when writing this module and it was tweak many times from a lot of playtesting. For the final product, this is the first time I've heard it took so long. It seems your DM may have misunderstood or overemphasize certain things.

The "baby" and the "faction contact for all faction" are both established AL NPC but it is possible your group never played earlier seasons and never meet these NPCs.

Secondly, the module is not designed to be fought. I think I made pretty clear from the disclaimer on the module that it is not a "beat it till it dies" module. Combat in itself was designed to be a puzzle and the "baby"...See more
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Nathan W February 20, 2019 6:49 pm UTC
Thank you for your reply Jia. I'll forward it to our DM.
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Troy R February 09, 2019 8:49 pm UTC
Currently playing this module. Wow. This is the worst module I have ever played. It is a railroad that ignores 5e rules (npc rolled a nat 1 and still hit my character for 71 damage and no it isn’t combat, no initiative). Obnoxious NPCs with plot armor is utterly stupid. An NPC that is the faction contact for all factions? Also stupid. I have another session in 4hrs, so I’m sticking around but otherwise I would walk out. Worst. Module. Ever.
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Fatima R October 11, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
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So I bought this and ran it but came across a problem in it, on page 27 on the box text it states [If she has the Blink Dog, it joins her in running off], but I'm not finding where the blink dog is meant to be. Also the wall of force in the module is it meant to disappear when they deal with the puzzle or stay there for them to find a way to destroy? because if it stays there any party without a wizard will have a hard time progressing.
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Jia Jian T October 12, 2018 3:38 am UTC
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That is there on error. The older version had an option to run into a Blink Dog while exploring the Grey Keep but the module was already too long and I took out the additional exploration option. I will update the document to reflect this, it will be push through with the next update.

Thanks!
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Jia Jian T October 01, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
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Update v 1.2: Added instructions/clarification to Magic Item unlock for Season 8 rules
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William K October 01, 2018 1:18 am UTC
Great mod!

(Of course, I'm biased.)
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Erik T September 29, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
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The cert file is actually just a second copy of the mod.
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Jia Jian T September 29, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
CREATOR
Should be fixed now. Let me know if there's still a problem.
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Erik T September 29, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
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I still see the cert file as just the mod.
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Jia Jian T September 30, 2018 5:41 am UTC
CREATOR
I've double checked and reupload and confirm the cert files are up. Let me know if you're still downloading a copy of the module instead of the certificate. If that's the case, I'll contact technical support to see what they can do.

And send me your email or PM me your email, I'll just email you the cert so you don't need to wait for them to resolve it.
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