D&D. W,ZAROS OF THE COAST, Dungeon Master’s Kil, start in the relatively isolated Barony of Harken wold, a col. Monster Vault, Reavers ofHarkenwold. Find great deals for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Ed Reavers of Harkenwold PT 1 The Iron Circle Woc Shop with confidence on eBay!. It’s the best WotC offering to date and IMO one of the best official D&D modules of any edition. However, that’s not a very high bar for the most.

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As it turned out, none of the other characters in the party ever attacked the giant frogs when the characters ahrkenwold swallowed they were busy with the bullywugs.

I got some players breathing down my neck here, man! In any case you’ll end up with a style break when moving from one half of the castle to the other.

Since I wrote this, I made some maps of my own. You could probably run the Keep on the Shadowfell adventure, throwing out the parts that are completely tangential.

It continues with some possible adventure hooks, detailed amd of the locations the PCs might visit in the adventure complete with names of shops in towns and so onand then descriptions of the non-player characters that the party might meet including their motivations and role-playing tips for hsrkenwold most important NPCs.

Run by an experienced DM, Reavers of Harkenwold can be an excellent adventure. Jeff loaned it to me on the spot. If run as a linear series of combat encounters with little or nothing in between, the quality goes way down, but would in most cases still somehow work. It then moves into the various encounters that the PCs may meet.

Second, allow other characters who hit the Giant Frog to choose to grant the swallowed creature a saving throw instead of dealing damage to the Giant Frog imagine that they punch the Frog in the gut and cause him to lose his swallowed prey.


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There was so much space to work in, that I just kept adding elements until I had a complete low level campaign built up out of what originally was a fairly short adventure. This choice suddenly drew attention to two facts.

Reavers of Harkenwold

Perhaps your PCs discover that the iron circle land was controlled by an evil god who has similar plans on lots of planes, and the party has to plane-hop to find more clues, save more lands, and eventually take on dunheons evil god itself. Or you use some dry erase map or dungeon tiles. Yes, the Giant Frogs are a problem. But most of the battles do nothing for the plot of the story, so it takes a long time in real-world time for the story to go anywhere.

If you have rragons maps available, you can probably switch that one out in a battle or two. This format had its pros and cons, but despite its eventual abandonment, the format appears to have wrestled the drayons juices out of the designers at the time or perhaps in spite of it.

The order that they ran into the encounters was: Harkenwold is a Duchy that has been invaded by an outside army filled with mercenaries including a few summoned fiends. Reavers of Harkenwold is pretty much the same thing. They use a good mix of opponents, sometimes putting enemies the group fought before together with new ones, which is a good design. Some encounters can be skipped, or played in a different order.

My PCs prefer to get into fights and kill bad guys, and this adventure worked just fine for them, too.


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Modify it, though, and it can be okay. But it does require some preparation, an added dose of roleplaying, and creating of the missing maps. Please read my Terms of Service.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Unless of course you have far too much time on your hand and decide to build the whole castle in 3D. The Iron Circle are the super-evil-bad guys who have cast down the rightful Duke.

Review: Reavers of Harkenwold

The order that they ran into the encounters was:. The first begins with a thorough overview of the reaverrs of the adventure in both a super-brief format here are the three or four major points of the plot as well as a longer format for book 1 rungeons goes over the flow of that section. Specifically, the Giant Frogs are supposed to swallow characters up to medium size and the characters are then stunned and taking damage. They conquered and pillaged, but they also brought technology and civilization along with their conquest.

I removed the traps and one of the monsters from that battle dragoms it was STILL too hard the players retreated and came back the next day with an elf ally.

Think of the Harkenwols Legionnaires. Same as the old boss. What did you use to bring the characters from the 1st to 2nd level? Wizards of the Coast was testing out a different adventure designs with a publishing layout format requiring individual encounters within an adventure to fit on two pages only mini-map included.