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UK3 The Gauntlet (1e)
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/14/2020 02:08:50

Spoilers follow.

Top class module which shows it is possible to have epic adventures at low levels. A sequel to UK2 The Sentinel, although an alternative start is provided. Various elements of gameplay are skilfully interwoven: dungeon-crawling, puzzle-solving, roleplay and negotiation, strategic use of defences, and desperate combat are mixed in a very satisfying way. Making use of the Sentinel's powers, the PCs gain special access to the Keep, and if they listen carefully to the artifact and avoid combat against the (somewhat drunken) garrison until as high up as possible, should take it. Then comes the jaw-dropping twist of having to defend what they have just captured from a second stronger force. Having beaten off a first assault, negotiations begin, and the PCs have to solve a puzzle under time pressure, with a greater attack threatened. The action climaxes with a rousing battle against the Gauntlet.

Some may not like the inclusion of a number of Fiend Folio monsters; however screaming devilkins are bound to be fun to play. Some pretty maps. A triumphant party will have gold and glory.

Highly recommended.



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Madness at Gardmore Abbey (4e)
by Adam N. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/13/2020 15:39:00

Hmmm, odd about the lower star reviews, especially lacking any sort of feedback.

This was one of my favorite 4e adventures. I mean, DECK OF MANY THINGS, interacting throughout the entire adventure, and it isn't completely broken?! Confession, when I was 11 I made my own Deck of Many Things out of playing cards after encountering it in AD&D.

In all seriousness, large variety of encounters, some pure combat, some social, traps, heck, even mass combat on a more wargame scale too!

There are good 5e conversion kits out there, and I have sucessfully run this twice for groups (once in 4e, once converted to 5e), and even used the theme/world/flair for another group.

Highly recommend.



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Priest's Spell Compendium Vol 3 (2e)
by Bruce L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/13/2020 11:20:41

I have not had time to go through it, entirely, but what I've seen/read thus far, is impressive! For players and DM's who use 2e Specialty Priests, with limited Sphere access, as well as unique Granted Powers, these three books are amazing! The spells for water, alone, are incredible. For sea priests, these new spells are awesome! I would higly recommend them, for expanding your game's horizons. I assume there are spells for fire and earth and air elements, as well.

While not all of the spells are balanced, as they may have been written by game enthusiasts who were published in Dragon Magazine, they are worth consideration. I would suggest each DM will need to carefully review, and perhaps modify, many of the new spells. They are laid out according to Spheres, which is a monumental task, by itself. I would further suggest that the listed Spheres may not be enough. There is one water spell, for example, listed in Protection, alone -- it is not listed in the Water sphere...

I printed all three of these volumes, single-sided, excluding the covers, on an HP color laser printer, using gray-scale printing (black toner only), at full quality (more toner), not the econo-mode (less toner, less quality). It used up one-half of the black toner cartridge, at a cost of $79 per full, standard capacity, toner cartridge.

That means that each volume in this 3-volume set, cost me around $40 to print, in toner alone (roughly 270 pages, per book). I printed all three volumes, with the first and second volumes emptying what was left in my almost-new black toner cartridge. After I replaced the toner, it emptied 50% of the new cartridge, printing the third, and final volume of the series of books. Your experiences may vary, but I wanted to give folks an idea of how much it will cost, to print a decent copy of this, at home, using a LaserJet printer.

To put this into perspective, I bid on OOP hard copies, on e-Bay: they consistently sold for $92 per volume! I was bidding $80 per volume, and I was outbid repeatedly. For me, a $40 copy, which I then 3-hole punched, and placed into D-ring binders, was worthwhile.

If Hasbro/WotC ever make POD copies available, I will jump on them! The D-ring binder versions will work, but they're clumsy. I did, however, color code them by printing on different colors of paper, for each volume. This will allow us to know which volume we are in, at a glance. I hope this is helpful to folks. Cheers!



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Priest's Spell Compendium Vol 2 (2e)
by Bruce L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/13/2020 11:20:05

I have not had time to go through it, entirely, but what I've seen/read thus far, is impressive! For players and DM's who use 2e Specialty Priests, with limited Sphere access, as well as unique Granted Powers, these three books are amazing! The spells for water, alone, are incredible. For sea priests, these new spells are awesome! I would higly recommend them, for expanding your game's horizons. I assume there are spells for fire and earth and air elements, as well.

While not all of the spells are balanced, as they may have been written by game enthusiasts who were published in Dragon Magazine, they are worth consideration. I would suggest each DM will need to carefully review, and perhaps modify, many of the new spells. They are laid out according to Spheres, which is a monumental task, by itself. I would further suggest that the listed Spheres may not be enough. There is one water spell, for example, listed in Protection, alone -- it is not listed in the Water sphere...

I printed all three of these volumes, single-sided, excluding the covers, on an HP color laser printer, using gray-scale printing (black toner only), at full quality (more toner), not the econo-mode (less toner, less quality). It used up one-half of the black toner cartridge, at a cost of $79 per full, standard capacity, toner cartridge.

That means that each volume in this 3-volume set, cost me around $40 to print, in toner alone (roughly 270 pages, per book). I printed all three volumes, with the first and second volumes emptying what was left in my almost-new black toner cartridge. After I replaced the toner, it emptied 50% of the new cartridge, printing the third, and final volume of the series of books. Your experiences may vary, but I wanted to give folks an idea of how much it will cost, to print a decent copy of this, at home, using a LaserJet printer.

To put this into perspective, I bid on OOP hard copies, on e-Bay: they consistently sold for $92 per volume! I was bidding $80 per volume, and I was outbid repeatedly. For me, a $40 copy, which I then 3-hole punched, and placed into D-ring binders, was worthwhile.

If Hasbro/WotC ever make POD copies available, I will jump on them! The D-ring binder versions will work, but they're clumsy. I did, however, color code them by printing on different colors of paper, for each volume. This will allow us to know which volume we are in, at a glance. I hope this is helpful to folks. Cheers!



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Priest's Spell Compendium Vol 1 (2e)
by Bruce L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/13/2020 11:17:56

I have not had time to go through it, entirely, but what I've seen/read thus far, is impressive! For players and DM's who use 2e Specialty Priests, with limited Sphere access, as well as unique Granted Powers, these three books are amazing! The spells for water, alone, are incredible. For sea priests, these new spells are awesome! I would higly recommend them, for expanding your game's horizons. I assume there are spells for fire and earth and air elements, as well.

While not all of the spells are balanced, as they may have been written by game enthusiasts who were published in Dragon Magazine, they are worth consideration. I would suggest each DM will need to carefully review, and perhaps modify, many of the new spells. They are laid out according to Spheres, which is a monumental task, by itself. I would further suggest that the listed Spheres may not be enough. There is one water spell, for example, listed in Protection, alone -- it is not listed in the Water sphere...

I printed all three of these volumes, single-sided, excluding the covers, on an HP color laser printer, using gray-scale printing (black toner only), at full quality (more toner), not the econo-mode (less toner, less quality). It used up one-half of the black toner cartridge, at a cost of $79 per full, standard capacity, toner cartridge.

That means that each volume in this 3-volume set, cost me around $40 to print, in toner alone (roughly 270 pages, per book). I printed all three volumes, with the first and second volumes emptying what was left in my almost-new black toner cartridge. After I replaced the toner, it emptied 50% of the new cartridge, printing the third, and final volume of the series of books. Your experiences may vary, but I wanted to give folks an idea of how much it will cost, to print a decent copy of this, at home, using a LaserJet printer.

To put this into perspective, I bid on OOP hard copies, on e-Bay: they consistently sold for $92 per volume! I was bidding $80 per volume, and I was outbid repeatedly. For me, a $40 copy, which I then 3-hole punched, and placed into D-ring binders, was worthwhile.

If Hasbro/WotC ever make POD copies available, I will jump on them! The D-ring binder versions will work, but they're clumsy. I did, however, color code them by printing on different colors of paper, for each volume. This will allow us to know which volume we are in, at a glance. I hope this is helpful to folks. Cheers!



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CM1 Test of the Warlords (Basic)
by Alex F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/12/2020 13:00:23

I read older adventure with an eye to convert them into 5e games. This adventure was short, but I loved how it is organzed and a lot of the events are very evocative.



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GAZ3 The Principalities of Glantri (Basic)
by Phillip G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 17:12:11

Been waiting to get this one back again. Love all the full color maps of Glantri City.



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GAZ1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos (Basic)
by Phillip G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 17:09:39

Good scan, good print excellent read.read.Though when delivered had a small tear on the top back cover. Other than that very pleased.



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Dawn of the Emperors: Thyatis and Alphatia (Basic)
by Phillip G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 17:06:34

Purchased the hardcover edition. The binding is perfect, pages a decent paper weight, and good print, easy to read. Very satisfied. Would recomend this service.



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D&D Rules Cyclopedia (Basic)
by Phillip G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 17:02:18

Just received my copy and the quality is great. The maps remind me of when I had the original RC. Very pleased to have this again.



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Into the Darkness (3.0)
by Lawrence S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 09:06:09

3e seems a little odd this adventure might be decent for low levels with some tweaking for 5e



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H1 Keep on the Shadowfell & Quick-Start Rules (4e)
by Lawrence S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 09:00:42

beautiful artwork well laid out should make a good crawl once I tweak it for 5e



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D&D RPG Starter Set Quickstart (4e)
by Lawrence S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 08:56:48

From starting with 1e and then being out of it for a while then coming back into it at 5e, it was nice to see how the rules changed and got a few ideas for other stuff too.



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Caves of Shadow (3.0)
by Lawrence S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2020 08:25:15

A fun little adventure to teach my grandbaby to play, now she's hooked.



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Adventure with Muk (5e)
by tone k. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/09/2020 18:44:52

I went through this with my five year old. This has become the basis for his "Dinosaur Hunting Game." Callie (his elf) and Muk have become great friends throughout their adventures. He loves the workbook and spends hours with it.



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