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A galvanice weird has torn apart an Izzet laboratory in the Blistercoils. The weird’s path of destruction leads to Tin Street where the weird was spotted being subdued and taken aboard the notorious Palace of Pain’s Pleasures, a mobile Cult of Rakdos performance stage. To return the weird to its proper owner and discover the mystery behind its bizarre behavior the party must brave The Palace of Pain’s Pleasures!

The Palace of Pain’s Pleasures is a 2-hour Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica adventure for 2nd - 3rd level characters. Picking up where Off to a Weird Start left off, this adventure is designed to be part of an ongoing campaign. For Dungeon Masters who wish to incorporate The Palace of Pain’s Pleasures independently from the ongoing story, 20 Adventure Hooks (two for each guild) are included, giving The Palace of Pain’s Pleasures flexibility for one-shot play or for inclusion in your own campaign!

The Palace of Pain’s Pleasures contains:

  • A new location that is also a magical construct.
  • New trinket tables for the Cult of Rakdos.
  • A new NPC antagonist (or contact), Ophyira, the star performer of the Palace!
  • Two new magic items.
  • One new spell.

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Jeremy E December 30, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
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I just read through the adventure and have a few things I noticed:

Hooks:
-Dimir 1 “you sent” should be “sent you”
-Golgari 1-“here” should be “her”
-Simic 1-“cam” to “calm”

1A. I’m a little confused about the layout of the stage. Can you change “room” to “stage” in the first sentence? That confused me for a second. Then the stage has barbed wire splitting it in half but people are throwing daggers at each other from opposite sides of the stage so I can’t picture where the barbed wire is. Also is there barbed wire surrounding the stage so it’s between the performers and the audience? I just couldn't get a clear picture in my mind where the barbed wire net was.

Is the only way to enter from the stage? If so should there be some more explanation about how to handle other options to get in other than paying the 1gp-what if the party fights the Rakdos to enter (is anyone inside alerted?) or what if they try and use Persuasion...See more
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Travis L December 30, 2018 10:37 pm UTC
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Jeremy,

Thanks much for the feedback! I appreciate the catches re: typos. In response to your points:

1A. the area is split vertically by the net. I can add some clarifying language there.

There is a sidebar regarding sneaking in. Persuasion to get in free is not included because it is not an option. I feel it would be a waste of space to account for every possibility (teleportation, charm, disguise self, Wild Shaping into a small sparrow) I trust DMs to sort that out on their own. Violence to get in is possible but as noted in the sidebar that describes sneaking in, there's a bit of a crowd watching and the Rakdos puppeteers are also watching the stage. Ultimately the DM can determine the response level, but my assumption would be that they would call to the guards posted throughout the structure in the event of non-scheduled violence. Unless the party made it one hell of a performance....

1D. The stairs are fully described and detailed in entry 2A. Again,...See more
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Travis L December 31, 2018 12:35 am UTC
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Please be sure to rate and review The Palace of Pain's Pleasures and keep an eye out for The Felicity Triskelion, coming soon to DMsGuild!
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Jeremy E December 31, 2018 12:09 pm UTC
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Thank you for replying with so much detail. Someday I hope to write an adventure. I keep forgetting to congratulate you on producing great content for this setting and another setting I follow you on. I look forward to seeing what you come out with next and will continue to purchase your products.
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Travis L December 31, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
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Happy to do so! Your feedback is incredibly helpful and I certainly look forward to seeing what you put together. You have a great eye for detail!

Thank you so much for the support. It means the world to me!
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Stephen G December 18, 2018 12:32 am UTC
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so far I've picked up Off to a Weird Start and this module, and I can't wait to put my players through this. The modules are very well constructed, thank you!
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Travis L December 18, 2018 12:36 am UTC
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Thanks so very much! I am thrilled to hear you are enjoying them! Please be sure to rate and review both, it is MASSIVELY helpful!
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Victor S December 18, 2018 12:02 am UTC
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Just out of curiosity do you have a name for this sort of ongoing campaign?
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Travis L December 18, 2018 12:35 am UTC
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Not yet. I'm open to ideas. ;)
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Victor S December 18, 2018 5:41 pm UTC
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Haha will have to wait till I see the rest lol. How many adventures have you planned out for this ongoing campaign?
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Travis L December 18, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
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At least one more, but if the story can be ended in a way that makes sense to do so, or I can tie an adventure into the events from the first trilogy, I will continue beyond that.
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Victor S December 19, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
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oh, that is very cool.
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Travis L December 19, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
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I would like to, eventually, craft a separate adventure focusing on each Guild as the antagonist (whether more directly as the Rakdos are in this adventure, or indirectly as the Izzet are in Off to a Weird Start)

If I can connect all of those together with a narrative thread that makes sense and carries characters up into early Tier 3 play, I will do so.
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