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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 the Secrets of the Triskelion campaign where Off to a Weird Start left off, this adventure is designed to continue the 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.

Discover the secrets of The Palace of Pain’s Pleasures TODAY!

The v1.4 update of this title is now live, including typo corrections and clarifications based on customer feedback.

Please be sure to rate and review The Palace of Pain's Pleasures and continue the Secrets of the Triskelion campaign with The Felicity Triskelion, NOW AVAILABLE at DMsGuild!

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Paul B January 25, 2019 4:15 am UTC
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♪♪ Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for ♪♪
♪♪ You've been searching in the dark, your sweat soaking through the floor ♪♪
♪♪ And buried in your bones there's an ache that you can't ignore ♪♪
♪♪ Taking your breath, stealing your mind, and all that was real is left behiiiiind ♪♪

(Immediately what came to mind when I was reading through this adventure. Gonna probably try and run these chain of modules for a Ravnica campaign though, should be fun XD)
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Travis L January 25, 2019 4:22 am UTC
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That's AWESOME!

Please let us know how the adventure chain goes at your table!!
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Paul B January 25, 2019 3:16 pm UTC
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Certainly will, although it will be a while since I plan to start in the summer.

Part of the 'fun' will be figuring out how to adapt the maps to Roll20. : P
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Travis L January 25, 2019 3:33 pm UTC
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Let me see what I can do on that front as well. I have very limited time for the coming weeks due to a high volume of freelance work, but maybe I can put together some gridless versions of the maps for VTT use.
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Paul B January 25, 2019 5:09 pm UTC
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I look forward to seeing what you come up with then :)
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Matt N January 16, 2019 9:56 am UTC
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I play DnD with my 7 and 10 year old kids. They have no problem with the monsters or with the fighting that goes on, but as I looked at the preview, I am getting the sense that this adventure may have elements not suitable for kids of this age. What, pray tell, does a masochist's potion (or whatever it was called) do? Can anyone who's bought this adventure comment on its appropriateness for young kids?
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Travis L January 16, 2019 1:09 pm UTC
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Matt,

As the author, I do not mind telling you that there are elements of this adventure that I would find problematic running for young kids. The Cult of Rakdos, who are the primary antagonists in this module, are pretty debased and violent. Some of the items, trinkets, and themes are just not appropriate for young kids.

Thank you!
Travis
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Matt N January 16, 2019 1:34 pm UTC
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Thank you for the fast and frank reply. My kids love DnD and are totally jazzed by the Ravnica setting. If you are so inclined, it would be great to have a follow up to Off to a Weird Start that is a little more kid appropriate. You'd have one customer for sure :)
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Travis L January 16, 2019 5:59 pm UTC
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Matt,

You could, with a little work, set up the next adventure in the series, The Felicity Triskelion to be a direct sequel. Instead of the Weird heading to the Rakdos, you could have it head to the area detailed in that adventure. It's a little scary, but hat can be managed in your DM style. There's nothing inherently kid-unfriendly in that adventure.

The link is in the product description above.

Thanks,
Travis

P.S. I will also look into making some kid-friendly Ravnica resources. I love the setting, and there is definitely space for it.

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Matt N January 17, 2019 10:35 pm UTC
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I just read about Rakdos in the GGR. Let me be a bit more blunt in my question...does your module delve into S&M and other similar sexual things or is it torture and pain without a sexual overtone? I / we can deal with torture and twisted evil, but anything sexual is off the table for now. Thanks!
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Travis L January 17, 2019 11:05 pm UTC
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There is nothing graphically sexual in the book, and certainly nothing that is central to the plot. You will probably want to ignore or change the trinket table, and obviously alter whatever other set dressing you might find disturbing/inappropriate, but there's no reason you couldn't omit potentially problematic elements at your discretion. The plot is very straightforward interrogation/espionage. Difficult to say too much more without spoiling the story.

I hope this helps.
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Matt N January 18, 2019 7:01 pm UTC
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I bought this this morning and I'm glad I did. It will be very easy to modify the few things that might need modification to make it kid friendly. One of my original question was what, pray tell, does a masochist's potion do and I can say that given its result, I can easily change the name without losing anything. To the creators - nicely done.
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Travis L January 18, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
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Thank you so very much! I'm glad to see that you're enjoying it! Please be sure to rate and review this and the rest of our Ravnica adventures!
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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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The v1.2 update of this title is now live, including typo corrections and clarifications based on customer feedback.

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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