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An Empty Cage

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When a storm-ravaged merchant vessel is grounded violently on a rocky shore, the death of its crew and the sad state of its strange cargo tell of a bad plan gone badly awry.

Explore the wreck of this ill-fated vessel and discover the hidden dangers and secrets it holds. Players will encounter riddles, traps, monsters and mysteries in this 3-5 hour module designed for a party of 3-6 level 1 characters.
Atmospheric, mysterious and enjoyable, it seamlessly incorporates the three pillars of RPGs - combat, exploration and roleplay - and can be used as a one-shot adventure or as a jumping-off point for a larger campaign.

Easily accessible material means it will be enjoyable for beginner and veteran players alike.

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Graeme A November 17, 2020 4:13 pm UTC
I played this module recently. Loved it. Safe to say there's much more than 5 hours of playing time in here if you want to keep the adventure going. While the action is centred on a kind of sandbox environment it didn't feel like there was any railroading of the party going on. Plenty of scope to tie this to a longer campaign and I'd say it's a setting that you could drop into most campaign worlds. Recommended.
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Vincent D December 11, 2019 12:29 pm UTC
I've noticed a missing description of the door to the captain's storage. There's no mention of it in B6
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Denver G November 05, 2019 6:13 pm UTC
I'm getting ready to do my first campaign and read a lot of different starter adventures, and so far this one seems like the best and the one I'm going to go with. Will update later with more info.

I just wanted to point out a typo to help anyone else. The map has two rooms named B6. The one above B5 should actually be B4. No biggie
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George C November 05, 2019 7:31 pm UTC
Hiya Denver,
Glad you like the look of it! I hope it plays out well for you, any and all feedback is always welcome :)
Thanks for pointing out the error, I'll get on correcting it as soon as I've got a moment.
- G
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This title was added to our catalog on June 06, 2019.