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DDAL-DRW-The Death of Szass Tam

Szass Tam arrives in Xorvintroth! Just as you were about to secure victory, the Regent of Thay
is poised to turn things back in his favor. However, if Szass Tam is there to set things right, that
means he’s out in the open, and the rebel Zulkir Dar’lon Ma has a plan!
Part Two of the Frozen Worlds series of adventures.

A four hour adventure for 17th through 20th level characters.

Optimized for: APL 18

Content Warnings: Far Realm effects, “madness,” body horror (transformation), mind and body control, gore, possible phobia trigger (insects, rodents, snakes), compulsion curse, possible character death, possible character retirement

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Rick W January 05, 2023 6:30 am UTC
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Ran this a second time, and I made 2 changes to the final encounter that made it vastly more engaging.

1) When ST uses Psychic Scream, I use the "far realm impact" to change it from a 1 minute stun with a stupid high DC to a 1 minute slow with a stupid high DC. This at least allowed the players some agency in the final fight rather than just standing there waiting to die.

2) I ran the fight for 3 full rounds, ending it on the 4th. The first two rounds just feel painfully unrewarding as the players are just trying to get into it (assuming you've made change #1 and they are just sitting there doing nothing). By round 3, you may have a PC or 2 out of the slow (stun) effect, PCs are aware of the necro healing and will change their tactics to limit how much ST can heal. It's when the fight starts to have a glimmer of hope. Letting it roll for another round gives the PCs a chance to use their ability, get into the swing of things, and feel like they are accomplishing something....See more
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Deives M October 18, 2022 9:39 pm UTC
This module makes a strong case for strictly forbidding authors from making changes to monster stat blocks.

The niceties of exploration are absolutely destroyed by the sheer idiocy of the boss fight. It's a sh*tshow of extremely poor game design in a single fight. It's not challenging, it is simply NOT a D&D stat block. That's the challenge.
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Jacob B September 17, 2022 2:30 pm UTC
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The whole DRW series looks awesome but can someone please explain to me which of these arcs go together and which are completely separate? I want to take a party through as much as possible without the story being disjointed or the leveling being wack.
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Aaron H August 11, 2022 11:31 pm UTC
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You should really start at least mentioning where the maps are coming from. If you always say they are references but then use the maps details in the adventure just stated where we can get a copy of these maps or add better quality photos of them with the adventure.
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Br L August 11, 2022 10:40 pm UTC
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I experienced this as a player. I struggle to accurately describe the intensity of my displeasure without sounding abusive. This was an extremely bad experience; it occupies an outlying position, far beyond other AL adventures that I have disliked.
I almost want to purchase this just in curiosity about the adventure design, which is something I often do; but I cannot tolerate the idea of rewarding this.
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옥 ? August 04, 2022 5:57 pm UTC
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I can't see part 3 effects scene D. Is this an error?
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Klaus K August 04, 2022 9:30 am UTC
Did the Named Liches in this adventure looses their Proficiency bonuses for skills? or could it be a mistake in the statblock?

And another Question about the named Lich statblock.
For their Spells, can i use all AL legal Resources, or are their some restrictions of using Rulebooks for Spells (Fizban for Example)
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Levi F August 03, 2022 5:35 pm UTC
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So excited for this. Looks fun, I love how so many SA tie in to it.
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Jacob B September 17, 2022 2:31 pm UTC
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I may just be stupid, but what does SA mean? I'm really interested in running the whole DRW series and need all the information I can get before I start dropping money on each one.
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Kaellie C September 26, 2022 1:01 am UTC
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SA=Story Awards
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