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The Red Hand of Doom 5E Conversion Guide (Guide Only)

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Conversion guide for red hand of doom module. DOES NOT include the original module, you must purchase that serparately here. 

If you wish to purchase the maps AND the guide, please  visit this link: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/266760/The-Red-Hand-of-Doom-5E-Conversion-Guide-and-Expanded-Map-Packs

 
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Christopher S May 01, 2020 7:02 am UTC
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Hi

I had a question about the Hobgoblin Veteran (p. 33 in your guide). Your entry said that it should be treated as a ”Veteran” (p. 350 in the MM), but I don't see any similarities to the Veteran in the stat block following this reference. Veterans seem to be much stronger monsters than Hobgoblin Veterans. Am I missing something? What is the link to the Veteran in the MM?

Thanks for making this guide. I've made some adjustments (simply out of personal preference), but overall I probably wouldn't have had the motivation to run one of my favourite adventures using 5e if it weren't for the existence of this guide. I do not have a problem with monsters being ”weaker” like one reviewer said. Personally, I'm not into long battles of attrition where monsters have lots of HP, but with hit dice it's easy to roll more HP if needed. I'm still at the beginning of the adventure, but well done so far!
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Daniel P March 20, 2020 6:14 pm UTC
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We have plans on doing a 5th edition conversion for Red Hand of Doom with maps for Fantasy Grounds! More to come soon!
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Marc K January 12, 2020 10:15 pm UTC
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The cliff notes were nice enough. But the custom stat blocks i found to be generally really underpowered. the CR is often way off. Take the final fight as an example: The PC's are assumed to be level 10. Four blue abishai and Azarr Kul, and PC's basically auto surprise. If the CR were correct (7 for abishai and 11 for azarr kul) this would be a very deadly encounter. The abishai are about 3 CR in reality, by DMG guidelines, and Azarr Kul is about a 7 CR. This makes it a barely deadly encounter for 4 PC's, without accounting for the guaranteed surprise. Pretty weak for the climax fight.
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Daniel P January 13, 2020 9:01 pm UTC
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CR ratings are VERY arbitrary and WOTC has not set very clear guidelines on 5th edition, therefore it makes calculating these values difficult. In the end, having a CR rating is nice but not honestly all that important. DMs can easily adjust HP etc very quickly to suit their needs. All other stats in the guide make sense and work perfectly. That being said at some point I do wish to go back and polish the CRs, but as it stands the guide works fine. Giving it a rating of 2 stars for the CR being wonky seems a bit harsh in my opinion.
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Ryan B August 25, 2019 3:02 pm UTC
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Can you list what this includes? Does it have full Stat blocks for all creatures and NPC's? Updated DC's and skill checks? Encounter tables? I'm about to start this with my group and if I can skip all of that I'd buy this guide. Thank you.
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Daniel P August 25, 2019 8:31 pm UTC
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It has everything you'll need, however keep in mind that the treasures have been scaled down from the Monty Haul levels the original module had. I have even added stats for new magic items: Dragonchain, Dragonscourge, Dragoncraft Armor/Weapons, and the Staff of Stormclouds. That said, I highly recommend to have access to the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, the original Red Hand of Doom module, and for Monsters/NPCs: Rise of Tiamat , Tomb of Annihilation, Volo's guide to Monsters, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything.
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Ryan B August 27, 2019 2:09 pm UTC
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Sounds good. Thanks for the quick reply!
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Kurt K September 25, 2019 6:10 am UTC
I’ve got the PHB, DMG, XGtE, VGtM, and I have access to the original module. What does the Rise of Tiamat, and Tomb of Annihilation tomes have that would help?
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Kurt K September 25, 2019 6:16 am UTC
Edit: Never mind, I see that your Guide is 42 pages. The module is 125+ pages. Your guide is cliff notes for parts of the module to bring it to 5e speed.
Not complaining, just trying to understand. Thank you for your efforts!
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Daniel P November 03, 2019 1:14 am UTC
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There are used as source material for monster conversion.
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Daniel P November 03, 2019 1:14 am UTC
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You bet! Thanks!
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Daniel P March 01, 2019 2:19 am UTC
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We also have a map pack for this too at: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/266760/The-Red-Hand-of-Doom-5E-Conversion-Guide-and-Expanded-Map-Packs
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Mike C March 02, 2019 2:59 pm UTC
No ratings for this? I feel like it'd be a popular module!
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Elmar S March 04, 2019 5:12 am UTC
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It's a big deal to rate this guide fair.
For some reason there are bad treasure blocks in guide, for example in the middle of original RHoD Part I after players taking Vraath Keep they will loot Staff of life (aka Staff of healing) that was specially placed by designers to resolve problem of resurrection and will help ‘em to endure future encounters while the guide suggests DM take ANY treasure from DMG treasure hoard that doesn't help to resolve this specific task. I thought that in conversion guide we will have some alternative of Staff of Life and other campaign “core magic items” of there is no such stuff. Also there is no particular prices info for magic items in shops, the guide just said there is the blacksmith and you can buy sword +1 or armor +1 in but no price or links to the source where DM could get it.
On the the hand it’s really-really nice monster conversation for Doom Clerics and other RHoD monsters, well designed encounter table and converted Skill checks DC that seem pretty...See more
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Daniel P August 25, 2019 8:37 pm UTC
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"For some reason there are bad treasure blocks in guide, for example in the middle of original RHoD Part I after players taking Vraath Keep they will loot Staff of life (aka Staff of healing) "

There are no bad loot blocks in the guide. There are many items are are either no longer in the 5th edition universe or were taken out to balance the gameplay, such as the Staff of Life. As far as not finding prices, use the Player's Guide and Dungeon Master's Guides that list items. I made that very clear. It's only necessary to do that in the one major town. Every other place in the guide lists everything clearly, so I don't understand where that criticism is coming from, you should read the guide again.

This guide is more than just a "conversion" it's a work of balance using the 5th edition rules, while still trying to keep to the original flavor of the original text. I feel that we have accomplished this. So far all the feedback has been positive.
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