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Call from the Deep

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Assault from the Astral

After crash-landing onto the Material Plane, a strange, otherworldly ship brings with it an unexpected wave of piracy, hideous creatures from the bottom of the Trackless Sea, and a notorious foe who has been awakened from the deep, intent on destroying the world as you know it.

The adventurers must set sail along the Sword Coast, fending off the pirate attacks while putting together the fractured puzzle that will reveal the true villain.

A Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Campaign for characters from 1st - 12th level.

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SP S July 03, 2020 11:28 pm UTC
what are the chances of call of the deep being offered in the print format?
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JVC P July 04, 2020 6:21 am UTC
CREATOR
Zero. You can always print a personal copy through a local or online printer though!
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Nick J June 28, 2020 12:54 am UTC
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In chapter 2, Waterdeep, is it intended that the Conch was taken to Umberlee's Cache, via the Malenti Ilanquor, at the order of Abeline, once she had it in her possession? Sorry if that doesn't make sense, trying to figure out Ilanquor's role in getting it to area U4.
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JVC P June 28, 2020 11:12 am UTC
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That’s correct. Abeline’s clergy dropped it into the cache, Ilanquor hid it away in area U4 for the coming sahuagin.
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Bazil Z June 25, 2020 8:22 am UTC
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Hi there! I just got this and am super excited to run this with my group. One question though, they are currently at level 5, and I was wondering if there would be any major issues to run through this campaign as is without too many modifications?

Thanks a lot!
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JVC P June 25, 2020 2:50 pm UTC
CREATOR
Shouldn't be an issue - chapter 1 is likely to be quite easy for them, but that chapter really just sets the scene for what's to come. I'd suggest you start the adventure at the Crash Site, giving them a brief introduction about why they are there beforehand. That should help to move things along.
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Tanja O June 23, 2020 6:09 pm UTC
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Hi, I hope it's okay to ask here. I'm running this adventure for my group and they're almost level seven now. We've had a great time so far! But I'm a bit worried about the last chapter where the party face-off with Slarkrether and the mind flayers. Are the PCs supposed to bring backup/allies to this fight, or can level 10 characters really beat the elder brain/kraken combo? (my group only has 4 players too) They already asked Zelifarn (the dragon) to help them, but I'm wondering if it would be a good idea?

Also when should the kraken teleport into the ruins, (when it's below half hitpoints, when it has 20 hitpoints left etc)?

If anyone who's run this campaign sees this, please share how you ran the last chapter, it would be a great help.
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JVC P June 24, 2020 12:32 pm UTC
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Hi Tanja,

When the characters first meet Slarkrethel and Zellix'Phor, the elder brain is [SPOILERS] almost undefeatable. This is because of the numerous spellcasting brain jars scattered throughout Ascarle protecting the elder brain from harm. In order to actually defeat this foe, the characters must first explore Ascarle and destroy the brain jars. During this exploration, characters should be given the opportunity to gain 1-4 more levels (1 for all jars, 2 jars, or each jar).

Given that you're running for only 4 players, I'd suggest letting them level up at least twice. But anywhere up to 6 times would probably be fine (additional levels could be earned for killing the mind flayer assistants to the elder brain). I definitely would allow allies. In my current campaign, the characters are taking an undead dragon turtle and a storm giant into the fray with them.

With regards to when to teleport into area 70, that's mostly left up to you. The guidance on page 150 is:
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Glenda L June 22, 2020 12:50 pm UTC
Do the maps come as their own image files for printing or for use on a VTT? Or are they just part of the PDF.
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JVC P June 22, 2020 2:17 pm UTC
CREATOR
They are included as separate files :)
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Andreas I June 21, 2020 8:55 am UTC
I can see from the comments that DMsGuild won't allow you make this Print on Demand.
I'm curious as to what their reasons are? This seems like an awesome product.
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JVC P June 22, 2020 10:12 am UTC
CREATOR
I’m not sure what the reasons are I’m afraid! You can get a personal print copy via commercial printers!
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Dan K May 31, 2020 1:06 am UTC
How easy would it be to go into this after Lost Mine of Phandelver?
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JVC P May 31, 2020 7:54 am UTC
CREATOR
Perfectly easy - both set in the Forgotten Realms.
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Ron S May 28, 2020 4:09 pm UTC
When's this gonna get a "print version"???? Who do I complain, whine, go full on Karen to???
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JVC P May 28, 2020 4:21 pm UTC
CREATOR
It's not I'm afraid! Save yourself the time and effort and get it printed with a local printer or large online printer.
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Alexander O May 10, 2020 10:26 am UTC
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You know, unless I missed some sidebar somewhere, I'm pretty sad that the pirate king and all the pirate lords don't have their ships detailed. Like... it's a pirate adventure... The ships are what makes it that. They should be fundamentally part of the NPCs/villains in my opinion. Any chance you'd be willing to come up with "DLC" to buy to add all the pirate lords' ships (names, descriptions, capabilities, etc)? It just feels like a really big oversight to me to leave those out. It feels akin to leaving out their ideals, bonds, and flaws.
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JVC P May 10, 2020 12:05 pm UTC
CREATOR
Perhaps it’s not clear in the adventure - when the pirate lords bend the knee to Tentrix, their ships become part of his floating lair! Hence, those pirate lords each have quarters there.
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Nick J May 09, 2020 7:24 pm UTC
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Reading the bit on Luskan, shouldn't all the wizard's be in Luskan? If you read the bit in SCAG the tower has 5 spires, and the center hosts the archwiz, and the other 4 are split between the other 4 cardinally direction towers? Hopefully that makes sense?
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JVC P May 10, 2020 7:40 am UTC
CREATOR
Absolutely the members of the Arcane Brotherhood are based in the Hosttower of the Arcane in Luskan! However, I’ve assumed that unlike us, the wizards aren’t in lockdown. They’ve got research to do; people to meet, places to see. Because of this, I’ve made the assumption that they travel around Faerûn, or at the very least the Sword Coast, to conduct research.

That said, if, in your game, it makes more sense for them to stay in their tower - then that’s what they do!
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Greg S March 13, 2020 7:08 pm UTC
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I purchased this and now I wonder if there was a hard cover version available also as I would love to have it as a hard cover copy also, but it does not show my if there was one available since I have already purchased the pdf version, and if so how can I get one.
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Greg S March 13, 2020 11:01 pm UTC
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ok I see what to do but I must be an idiot I do not see where to make myself a publisher on drivethrurpg.
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JVC P March 15, 2020 11:54 am UTC
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Try this link:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/join.php?fbclid=IwAR1voaOZlW8PlFHvA4ponUuCC1uZDUCr8XK5WXVzDoWtvfRAZwEe6y8tyKM
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Nick J February 10, 2020 10:00 pm UTC
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Has anyone used the Print option made available in the update yet? Would love to hear about the experience, I am interested in getting it done but have NO idea where to start. Only want a single copy for myself.
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JVC P February 11, 2020 12:52 pm UTC
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I know a few folks (including myself) who have done it successfully now. There should be a .txt document in the update that has a step-by-step process.
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Nick J February 14, 2020 2:25 pm UTC
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Yeah I read that .txt but I am also not super familiar with DrivethruRPG. Can I just have a single copy made, without worrying about other people ordering prints of it? About how much does it cost? Alternatively if someone wanted to sell me a hard copy I would be up for that as well.
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JVC P February 14, 2020 5:19 pm UTC
CREATOR
You can yeah, it should cost about $30 plus shipping. Unfortunately, no one can sell you a hard copy. It violates the T&Cs of the DMsGuild. You have to print one yourself.
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Nick J February 14, 2020 6:33 pm UTC
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Ahh ok. I will have to give it a shot. Thanks! Such a great campaign!
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Granville S February 16, 2020 9:47 am UTC
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Yeah, I tried. May need to be more specific with the instructions. I've spent about 30 minutes trying to get it printed and still cannot figure it out. My players are enjoying the campaign thus far, though! Would just love to have a hard copy to show off, too.
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JVC P February 16, 2020 12:59 pm UTC
CREATOR
Drop me an email at jvcparry@homail.com and I'll see what I can do to help you out!
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Nick J February 19, 2020 4:12 pm UTC
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I just ordered my "Proof" copy. It took me a little time to get it figured out and a few days for it to be "approved" but it looks like the creator is going to help you. Hope you get it figured out. I cannot wait to get my copy. This is up there with Curse of Strahd in my opinion as one of the best campaigns for 5e
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Nick J March 03, 2020 1:16 am UTC
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Got my printed copy in the mail last Friday. All I can say is, its BEAUTIFUL! I was so happy to get my hands on it.
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Jason D February 07, 2020 10:03 am UTC
This looks great, read and watched a couple of reviews that sing its praises and I've been looking for a illithid-centric adventure, but I really dislike the maps. I'm reluctant to use other maps as a lot of the reviews say the dungeon designs are great outside of the b&w map styl. Kinda a shame for such a colourful and well-presented product.

Any plans on getting a map pack for this? I notices some people are working on doing their own, I'm kinda too lazy to want to spend time remaking them myself, but I will if I have to I guess.

On the wishlist!
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JVC P February 10, 2020 12:03 pm UTC
CREATOR
I'm sorry to hear you don't like the map style. I typically use these maps for two reasons;
1. Clarity. I find them easier to use and understand.
2. Price. I drew these maps myself using Dyson Logos maps in some instances as a base. To hire a professional to draw a colour map would cost upwards of $800 per map (in my experience). That's not something I can realistically afford to do when I only recieve 49% of the royalties from this product.

I will not be adding colour maps to this adventure at any point. However, there is a Discord server where folks are putting together some colour maps themselves to use:
https://discord.gg/75zUnSB

Hopefully this is enough to elevate the product for you!
JVC Parry
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Jason D February 11, 2020 5:37 am UTC
Well we have scrapped the idea of using SKT at my table, everyone is in favour of running this. So, elevating the product is unnecessary: I'll definitely pick it up at some point :) The more I read about your work the more I want it!
I know art for business use can get expensive quick, especially if you need many pieces, its also a personal preference kinda thing, some people swear by b&w, isometric, old school blue etc.

Any way to buy this with you getting the lion's share of the profit? It seems really unfair on you, getting 49%....
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JVC P February 11, 2020 12:51 pm UTC
CREATOR
I'm afraid not! That's the cost of using Wizards of the Coast IP
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Loren S January 24, 2020 1:49 pm UTC
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There are a couple of us working to redo the maps into more highly detailed full-color images, as well as provide discussion and resources for DM's running the adventure, on the Ghosts of Saltmarsh discord. https://discord.gg/75zUnSB . So far we have new maps fully created for Chapter 1.
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JVC P January 24, 2020 2:16 pm UTC
CREATOR
Awesome!
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Charles S January 23, 2020 5:38 am UTC
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Is there a physical book planned?
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JVC P January 23, 2020 7:36 am UTC
CREATOR
Unfortunately there will never be a PoD option for this title. Soon I will be uploading files and a guide for folks to more easily print their own personal copy
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Jonathan F December 17, 2019 4:58 pm UTC
Any chance of getting this book as Print on Demand? Looks great, but would love to have a physical copy!
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JVC P December 17, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
CREATOR
Unfortunately not. DMsGuild won't allow it at this time. I'm soon to upload an update with files that should make it easier to print yourself a personal copy.
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Jonathan F December 17, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
That would be cool, thanks!
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