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CCC-GREY-01-01 A Rat's Tale


When a collection of rare books disappears from a wealthy landlord’s vault, adventurers are dispatched to sleuth out the thief and bring the tomes back home. But perhaps some knowledge is better buried than claimed… A collection of four 1 hour adventures for Tier 1 Characters. Optimized for APL 3.

In this series of short intro modules, the adventurers' hunt for the mysterious thief will lead them on a wild romp through the city of Hillsfar, where they will find themselves caught up in a raucous tavern brawl, solving magical puzzle boxes with a tempermental halfling, and contending with the baddest mobster this side of Waterdeep! An excellent series of adventures for introducing new players to Dungeons and Dragons.

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RICHARD H September 27, 2019 4:43 am UTC
Hi! I am planning to run this adventure in October 2019!
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Colby S October 03, 2019 6:16 pm UTC
Glad to hear it! I hope you enjoy the module!
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RICHARD H October 10, 2019 3:22 am UTC
I ran the adventure last night (will post a review), and the players asked why there was no magic item unlock? I'll be running this at PAXAus for the next three days.
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Colby S November 11, 2019 4:53 am UTC
Good question! It has to do with the changing adventure format at that time. When it was first being written, it was right near the end of Season 7, and at that time there was going to be a magic item. When the preliminary guidelines for Season 8 CCCs came out, I was asked to follow those guidelines, and I was told that no magic item could be given out in a collection of mini adventures, but that I could do so if I wrote it as a 4-hour adventure. It was too late to re-write the whole adventure to not include the item at all, so I adjusted for that format, but after doing so the Season 8 CCC rules were finalized and I was required to switch to them in order to publish. In those it specified that Tier 1 adventures could only unlock magic items on Table A or B. Since I couldn't put in the unlock anyway, I went ahead and swapped back to a collection of mini adventures, but unfortunately with no item. I also wish the item could be unlocked! It's always been one of my favorites in D&D.

By the way (SPOILERS...See more
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RICHARD H November 12, 2019 2:20 am UTC
Thanks Colby, this is one of my favourite Tier 1 adventures. It's interesting to know the background to the creation of the module. These things seem to take a long time.
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Colby S November 13, 2019 2:57 am UTC
I'm glad to hear you like it! CCCs can definitely be a lot of time and effort to get made, but it's always really rewarding to see them run, especially at their premier con.
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