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Return to the Glory (5e)

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Your people once dominated everything south of the mountains; you had the greatest, most advanced underground stronghold ever known to orc-kind. Then the cataclysm happened. Centuries have passed, and only a few tribes have survived and assembled under the banner of one cause. Reclaim what was once yours! 

This adventure is designed for four to six orc characters, levels 6 to 8.

All proceeds from your purchase are donated to Red Nose Day.

Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. Through the power of entertainment, they bring people together to laugh and have fun, all while raising life-changing cash for the children that need it the most. Since their debut in 2015, they have raised $200 million and have positively impacted over 25 million children in America, and around the world.

 
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James F October 15, 2020 9:15 pm UTC
How difficult would it be to retool this adventure to work in Eberron?
I know the history of Orcs in Eberron is quite different, so maybe it wouldn't work at all.
Just curious!
Thanks
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Xavier C September 25, 2020 2:17 am UTC
How many pages?
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Aaron L October 08, 2020 5:25 am UTC
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38 pages including cover and credits. There are 73 marked locations on the map described in 5E fashion.
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Jared R June 27, 2020 4:35 am UTC
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http://whatdoiknowjr.com/2020/05/28/what-do-i-know-about-reviews-return-to-the-glory-dungeons-and-dragons-5th-edition/
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Aaron L June 16, 2020 6:32 pm UTC
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So reading through this, am I the only one missing on where the entrance is? It reads as if the Area 1 is done first, but Im sure that doesnt have to be the case. Is it up to the DM on which random tunnel leads into this map? Very open for a DM to play with, but oddly specific in other areas...
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Ron O July 01, 2020 9:12 pm UTC
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See Nick H's links below... someone put all of the art together so you can see the HUGE map.

Linked here for quickness: https://rpgcharacters.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/tabloid-dungeon-august.png
https://rpgcharacters.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/chambers-of-the-absent-city.png
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SUNGWOO C June 13, 2020 9:23 pm UTC
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Is it legal for AL?
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Aaron L June 16, 2020 6:33 pm UTC
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Yes, but only for Orc/HalfOrc characters in the FR campaign, and in the level range (6-8)...so its not merely Tier2. There are tweets and FB posts that go over those details with it to show in the catalog soon.
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Faik M May 27, 2020 3:51 pm UTC
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How long does it take to finish this adventure?
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M.T. B June 02, 2020 6:01 am UTC
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I would guess 20-25 hours.
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Nicholaus D June 13, 2020 7:59 am UTC
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I’m just midway through prep for it, but it’s feeling like 5-9, 4 hour sessions to me with the group I’m planning on running it for. A nice, mid length mini campaign...
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Shawn P H May 23, 2020 12:39 pm UTC
I realize that this is for charity purposes, so good on WOTC. However, this product seems like it needed a little more time for fine tuning before it was rolled out.
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Nicholaus D June 13, 2020 7:57 am UTC
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Agreed; just a few little steps would have made this a full on 10/10 for me... still looks like it will be a blast to run through, but a player handout/summary of the tribes and their omens/superstitions would have been nice... as well as more... flow? synergy? between the location encounters and the map’s overall shape/layout... as is, the map and encounters feel a bit awkward.
Still very excited, and happy to play... just takes a little DM finagling to get to where it could have been. For me, a solid 8/10...
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Sean T May 22, 2020 1:19 pm UTC
Red Nose Day has been around in the UK since 1988. Just saying.
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Nick H May 22, 2020 8:22 pm UTC
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1986, but why are you "just saying"?
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Jordy W May 23, 2020 1:12 am UTC
They're pointing out that the description says RND started in 2015.
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Sean T May 23, 2020 3:18 pm UTC
The first Red Nose Day was 1988.

Comic relief was founded in 1985 and their first live fundraising event was 1986, but it was called “Comic Relief Utterly Utterly Live“, not Red Nose Day.
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Nick H May 24, 2020 1:36 am UTC
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Ok.
Well, the first Red Nose Day put on by Comic Relief US (not the same as Comic Relief USA which I remember having telethons on HBO), the sister charity to the UK-based Comic Relief, was in 2015. I assume the money donated from this will be going to the US-based organization, not the UK one.
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Alessandro S May 22, 2020 9:06 am UTC
This should really benefit from a set of included pregens...
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Joshua H May 22, 2020 1:19 am UTC
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The opening blurb suggests the product only requires the three core books to run but does not reprint orc statistics for play. So... that's not true at all.
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Nicholaus D June 13, 2020 8:02 am UTC
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True indeed, Volos for Orc Racial stats needed, and I could be mistaken, but I thought XGE or MtF came up about midway through... can’t seem to find it now... maybe it was for something optional
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Brendon W May 22, 2020 1:08 am UTC
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Hey guys, I know you used existing Dysons maps to make this adventure but the first half seems unfinished, there are a bunch of rooms which are unlabelled and a heap of paths that disappear into nothingness which aren't addressed in the text.
Also seconding the request to provide the unlabelled maps as separate downloads so they can be used online without hunting them down from the Dyson Logos site.
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Nick H May 22, 2020 12:33 am UTC
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I assume the Ring of Animal Friendship is supposed to be a Ring of Animal Influence, since I cannot find the former in the DMG.
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Nick H May 22, 2020 1:02 am UTC
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Also, are rotters plants or constructs, as their stat block says? I'd assume the stat block is correct, but it contains an error under the Tree Stride ability - it says Dirt-Under Nails, instead of rotter (and vice versa).
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Nick H May 22, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
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More questions:

Maps: what is the scale? 1 sq = 5ft? 1 sq = 10ft?
8: What spellcasting abilities does Audra have? Just non-descript divining magic?
19: There are 10 medium-sized creatures that sleep and eat in a 6 grid-squares room that also has crates, wardrobes, and barrels? Assuming a scale of 1 square=5 ft, that is one cramped space.
39: this round room is "very similar to area 36"? Is it supposed to be area 37, the other round room with stairs? Also, how high is the cage supposed to rise?
49: Does Dirt-Under-Nails have a goal or anything like that? There's great detail about some of the other NPCs (Great Claw, for example), but hardly anything about him.
49A: is there anything in the reliquary?
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Susan Q August 13, 2020 5:29 am UTC
I agree!!! There was so much that was missing. I was glad that I was not running it Adventure League Legal as that allowed me to just put stuff into the other rooms. I mean honestly there is no way that there was enough bedrooms within these for the amount of Orcs that they implied lived here. Also, I know that bathrooms are not necessarily a thing within a dungeon crawl but a kitchen should be and there was not one on either level. Also.....what the heck kinda room was that final boss room anyway? Not to mention the instructions of "make this be whatever you want". Umm come on! There was so much potential to make this a super important spot for the big bad to have taken up residency in.

I ended up making my own versions of the maps as I could not find them online when I first started looking. It took me forever but they ended up looking great and my players appreciated it. I just finished the campaign yesterday with a total of 5 players and through parts of it it was very difficult for...See more
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Aaron L October 08, 2020 5:21 am UTC
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For maps scale, its 1sq=10ft. I determined this because I was confused with room 4. If it was 5ft, than the side halls would have to be squeezed though, and tight space for the monsters described. But if it is at 10ft, than the setup works fine.

8: Audra, shes merely a orc with plot armor. What spells she may have are determined by the DM, likewise the help she gives, and how she responds to the encounters. If she makes it to the end, it could be heart wrenching.

19: As I noted for area 4, when scaled at 1sq=10ft it seems reasonable. Room 16 is only slightly larger and has 14 cots for comparison.

39: Its accurate for being similar to 36...its like a combination of 36 and 37. Like 36 the "walls of this room are covered in tapestries that are interrupted by alcoves which hold cages." Instead of alcoves of birds, its a bolter and bear You can think of 37 as Performance of the Arts, and 39 as Performance of Battle. it is a strange setup and I believe it would...See more
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Matthew S May 21, 2020 10:57 pm UTC
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Is there any chance of getting untagged versions of the maps for this adventure? With the current situation, it would be a super useful add on.
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Nick H May 22, 2020 12:31 am UTC
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I found the maps at https://dysonlogos.blog/2019/09/06/city-gardens/ and https://dysonlogos.blog/2019/12/14/city-chambers/
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Ron O July 01, 2020 9:09 pm UTC
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Nick, you are amazing. Thank you for this.
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