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Madness of the Rat King
by Mehran B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/22/2016 12:04:37

Really great presentation for a fun little mini-adventure with some light comic elements - fully customisable to slot into a low-level campaign as a one-off/short adventure. I appreciate the work that went into this PDF/module and look forward to seeing more from the author/publisher in the future!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Madness of the Rat King
by Ben S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/21/2016 13:26:25

My low level party enjoyed this campaign. We used it to tie a layer upon our pre-existing location. Lots of good hooks to get started, and to follow up with.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thanks for choosing this adventure, Ben! Glad you enjoyed it!
Madness of the Rat King
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/08/2016 14:23:07

Three things were annoying enough that it was hard to read through this:

(1) ridiculous-but-not-actually-funny throughout: "explodey rats", "laser rats", "rat-bear-pigs" (2) quantum ogres: if the party is mostly level 1, they face these enemies, but if the party is mostly level 3, they face two or three times as many enemies. Why? What sort of sense does that make? (3) incredibly verbose statblocks, complete with pedantic notes on combat tactics; they read like the excesses of 4e instead of something actually written for 5e.



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the adventure, Tom. I'll try to answer: 1) I know the humor can be hit-or-miss depending on the reader and playgroup so I'll try to avoid that next time. 2) The intent with the "quantum ogres" is to provide flexibility on what groups can run the adventure while still providing the correct challenge level. Instead of just assuming your group is a party of 4-5 characters that are level 2 and it's up to the DM to tweak if it's not the case, the adventure gives guidelines for the encounter if it's a party that is level 1 or level 3, or less/more than 4-5 characters, or the characters are stronger/weaker than expected. I'm not sure why you find it annoying? 3) The statblocks are the same that you'll find at the back of your PHB or the MM; in fact, some of the statblocks, like the giant rat, are direct copies from the MM (they are covered in the SRD). I appreciate the feedback and hope to do better in the next adventure.
Madness of the Rat King
by Ronald R. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/08/2016 12:26:54

I must say that the designs are very nice, the adventure must be really entertaining.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
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