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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Review: Reavers of Harkenwold

As it turned out, none of the other characters in the party ever attacked the giant frogs when the characters were swallowed they were busy with the bullywugs. Is Keep of the Shadowfell that bad?

It mixes the surprise of monsters with new abilities with the recognition of old hrakenwold. Run by an experienced DM, Reavers of Harkenwold can be an excellent adventure.

Posted by Marty Walser at 2: If you wanted to mail-order a brick wall, the best you could hope for would be a delivery of a bag of dry mortar and a stack of bricks. Or just the most recent victors in an ongoing political struggle between kingdoms?

I started by running these characters through some unconnected Living Forgotten Realms adventures, so they were already level 3 when the adventure drgaons.

It has about 20 pages of adventure outline, places of interest, and NPCs the mortarand about 40 pages of combat encounters the bricks. Since I wrote this, I made some maps of my own.

The Keep itself, for instance, could have just a few goblins on the first level, maybe the zombies on the way down the stairs, the hobgoblins below and the trap room before you get into the Kalarel area throwing out the rats, kruthiks, slime, gelatinous cube, etc.

Thanks for your suggestions. The catch is that it isn’t quite that easy to do that. This format had its pros and cons, but despite its eventual abandonment, the format appears to have wrestled the creative juices out of the designers at the time or perhaps in spite of it.


Or you use some dry erase map or dungeon tiles. I believe the Essentials products are arranged so that you can start with the adventure from the Red Box Starter Set, which takes the party from level 1 to level 2, and then move them into Reavers of Harkenwold. Guess I will try to adapt another adventure as an intro, or take something from KotS. The Great Tower entrance K7: It continues with some possible adventure hooks, detailed descriptions 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 the most important NPCs.

In spite of that paperback you might not need, the Kit is still good value, because it comes not only with the adventure in two booklets and three double-sided maps, but also with all the tokens you would need to drayons the game, player characters as well as all monsters.

Harkennwold is plenty of information in Reavers of Harkenwold for a party that loves role-playing to really get into the world and its people revaers their problems. This choice suddenly drew attention to two facts. If you try them with just 3 players, or even 4 very new players, you might end up with a total party kill TPK. The combat encounters are mostly quite well done.

Flexibility is the key strength of this module.

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Even weirder, there is a rather excellent map of the left half of that keep, which is only used for one dragobs. A rebel resistance has sprung up and it’s up to the PCs to help liberate the Duchy. The Iron Circle are the super-evil-bad guys who have cast down the rightful Duke. Free a region of innocents from an evil outside army that has taken over. Same as the old boss. It was refreshing to me that the adventure had more encounters than were harkkenwold — it made me feel okay about not using all of them.


What makes RoH so good is how it was written as a mini-sandbox. Jeff loaned it to me on the spot. The biggest flaw of the Reavers of Harkenwold adventure on the map side is that there are no maps at all for the last 4 battles, the grand finale, which plays in the right half of a keep.

Reavers of Harkenwold was written by well-known designer Rich Baker with additional design contributions from Dragonss Perkins.

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I encountered them as a player last year and wrote about the experience in this blog post. I have some suggestions for improving the fun of the Giant Frogs. There is some flexibility: The combat encounters start out easy, but then get harder, even taking into account that the players will gain a level in the middle.

Skipping or failing too many encounters will make the end of the adventure harder, if not impossible.

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Specifically, the Giant Frogs are supposed to swallow characters up to medium size and the characters are then stunned and taking damage. I believe I used a Moonshae Isles adventure, followed by a home-brew that I wrote as a follow-up to that one, followed by adventures in Waterdeep, Cormyr and Aglarond. What did you use to bring the characters from the 1st to 2nd level?

Just be aware that with lower number of players or the players rushing directly to the end there is a good chance to wipe the party. The party was escorted to the barracks in room 6, where they killed their escorts, went into the empty banquet hall room 5 and then into the kitchen room 15 where the servants tried to help.

The adventure does not tell you how to scale the encounters down in difficulty, or in fact that they are designed for 5 players.