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Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Richard J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/24/2018 19:05:49

I would recommend this to any first-time DM. I would also recommend it to any experienced DM with the caveat that to make it a truly great experience, it will take some extra preparation.

That said, I have mixed feelings about this adventure.

This is an excellent adventure for a brand new DM to run. It's largely linear, with only a few NPCs to worry about playing. There are incredibly useful stat sheets included for all of the enemies you will include, as well as HP trackers. There are also recommendations for running the adventure at first, second, or third level, which can be useful depending on where your party is at.

On the other hand, anyone with a bit of DM experience will find this adventure fairly plain, and very basic, especially so for the first level version. After the final battle, it just ends as quickly as possible, with a note on a single "random" encounter on your way back. Furthermore, while one of the reviews in the header advertises "amusing NPCs," I must mention that only Bale and two enemy npcs are given any sort of a personality, and there is nothing more than a physical description of several plot central NPCs, which ties into the problem that the game frantically rushes to its conclusion after the final fight.

For the price, I would expect a bit more, but it does only advertise as a 2-3 hour adventure, which does ring true.

I would like to re-emphasize that you do not need the Bale's Outfitting Outpost module to run this adventure. Furthermore, that adventure adds little to this one, so if you're considering getting both, do it for their own adventures, not because you need them both.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Marc B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/11/2018 08:54:50

A superb low-level adventure for new players. Uses a nice variety of skills in addition to some good combat. Extremely well laid-out for DM's with very useful content in the appendices. Highly recommend for new players and newer DM's alike!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Travis L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/25/2018 00:09:35

This adventure takes a fairly straightforward sequence of events, designed for low-level characters, and elevates it to a 5-star product through brilliant and utilitarian presentation, concise descriptions and impeccable quality.

As presented, this adventure would make a perfect starter story for a first time DM. The combat stat tracker is a beautiful addition, adding high value utility for quick reference. A great adventure and a solid model for other creators in resource presentation BRAVO!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Henrik S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/19/2017 01:33:12

Great little adventure, perfect to play with young players and should only take a session to complete. Loved the descriptions and the humorous tone of the adventure. It was a hit with my 11 year old players, especially Toots!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Todd F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/10/2017 18:26:52

This was a really fun adventure to run. My players had fun and it was well layed out. Toots was a big hit.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Michael M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/08/2017 23:43:58
  1. Excellent adventure to get beginning players going. Blood on the Trail not only acted as a great first adventure for my new crew, but reference for some homebrew encounters.


Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Joshua P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/23/2016 16:09:13

A brilliant adventure for a new party! See the full review here!

https://jvcparry.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/review-blood-on-the-trail/



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Chris K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/17/2016 16:32:31

A short and easy to run adventure. Ideal for new players. Full review here.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Glen C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/01/2016 09:44:25

Just downloaded this, looks ace for playing in Phandalin (Lost Mines of Phadelver). Going to exchange this for the Lionshield Coster ;)

I'll be back to give you the details!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Blood on the Trail - Adventure
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Jean H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/25/2016 18:58:36

A solid story, well balanced between combat and role-playing opportunities. A good starting adventure for low-level characters.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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