Product Blurb: Take Your First Steps On the Road to Adventure. Goblins set upon the quiet town of Barrow’s Edge, and the community cries out for heroes to. Scourge of the Howling Horde (3e) – Take Your First Steps On the Road to Adventure. Goblins encounter format and includes useful DM advice for beginning and experienced Dungeon Masters. . The title page states, “This product uses updates materials from the v revision.” Dungeons & Dragons. – Adventure – Scourge of the Howling Horde [Lvl 1] – Download as PDF File . pdf), Text File D&D – Adventure – The Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde.

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For the record, the dire weasel stat block on page 18 looks perfectly fine to me. In thi s encoun-tThe UndeadThe undead attack anyone other th an t he shaman whoente rs the room. Scourge of the Howling Horde. The PCs track the goblins to their lair, and then work their way through the lair, fighting off goblins, hobgoblins, the occasional zombie and skeleton, a bugbear, a dire weasel, and eventually the cause of the recent goblin shenanigans: It contains a page adventure.

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The cover artwork, by Simone Bianchi, is a painting of five goblins in threatening poses, reminding me somewhat of the antics of professional wrestlers. Several spell and magic item names were not italicized, “goblin” wasn’t capitalized when used as the name of the language spoken by goblinoidsthere were a few parts of some stat blocks that had words that should have been in bold font but weren’t, sentences with incorrect words reference to the inside front cover was made when it howlinng the inside back cover that was being indicatedand a sentence missing a word.

Unfortunately, the rest of the text in this product is not as draogns to read, due mostly to a poor choice in “background pattern” on the pages that hold the goblin lair area maps. Speed should include “climb 20 hkwling. I’d delete one of the prestidigitation boxes. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait.

Kestrelwith cover art by Simone Bianchi and interior art by Carl Frank. Touch AC should be 10, not 9. Off you go, then! Each is a rather simple drawing with some basic shading, but I credit Carl with paying close attention to the written descriptions of what he’s illustrating, as the depictions are spot-on, from the details on the buildings to the specific weapons and armor carried and worn by the goblinoids.


I don’t see how that can be anything but confusing to a new DM trying to learn the game. That combination was not the wisest one that could have been made.

Shattered Lands Dark Sun: This review is about an adventure, so if you’re a DM, read on.

However, in some places the adventure is too simple: Incidentally, I still recommend Of Sound Mind as the best low-level adventure for a brand new DM to sink his teeth into, even if he doesn’t intend to use psionics in his campaign; I understand it’s even being – or maybe has already been by now – updated to the 3.

She now has 52 hp, yet there are 56 “check-off boxes” indicating her hit point total. Results 1 to 1 of 1. Of course, the adventure’s simplicity makes perfect sense when you consider its target audience: Since he spent 2 points each on Listen and Spot, that leaves one skill point unaccounted for – spend it wisely!

The gobli ns avoid this portion ofth e lair. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Hit points are 3.5 on the very first line of the stats something I noticed they had done with almost all of the stat blocks in Expedition to Castle Ravenloftsdourge Scourge of the Howling Horde even takes it one step further by adding a number of “check-off boxes” the DM can “X” through as the creatures take damage, but nowhere do the stat blocks state how many HD a given creature has. This article needs additional citations for verification. Hopefully this isn’t a taste of things to come in 4E!

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dark Sun Dark Sun: A typical Jist mi ght look like this: However, even it has an error: Also, while I don’t mind hairy-armed goblins, Simone’s attempts at rendering arm-hair makes it end up looking more like spines or quills.

Granted, it’s only a “lesser” gray ooze, but it’s as big Medium size as a “normal” one. Her water breathing and immunity to acid are not noted in her stat block.

You wouldn’t want to ruin the experience, would you? Also, I want to point out that even though there are 20 stat blocks in this adventure and I have 20 items on my “unofficial errata list,” I added Thamior to the list merely out of convenience; he doesn’t even have a full stat block, just a list of spells.


Observant char acters DC 20 Spot check notice that web-bing coversthe ceiling and walls-in the se tunnels. Judging from his hp and CR, I’m guessing this is a Ftr1, in which case he sciurge have a second feat listed his fighter bonus feat.

First of all, it’s a “dumbing down” of the stats, removing crucial information that’s needed to ensure that the stat block calculations were done correctly. This scourgge the same format that was first used in Expedition to Castle Ravenloftonly here, some of the “2-page encounter spreads” are just a single page.

This section is empty. It’s not like they can’t use it – they’re each wearing studded leather armor and wielding a dunegons longsword.

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Thewebbing is th icker around th e natural air vents. This area makes an ideal place for the pe s to rest after theyclear out the spider. Saturday, 11th November, It’s not the best cover artwork I’ve ever seen, but it certainly gets across the concept that the PCs will be fighting goblins, so in that respect it dungwons its purpose. You’d think that a product designed to help new DMs – and a product that only has 32 pages, and a total of only 20 stat blocks in all, all of which are of low-level creatures and therefore the least complex stat blocks in the game – would have top-notch, high-quality stats, wouldn’t you?

Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Why is there no “Immune: You’d howliny that they’d have gone the extra effort for an adventure with this type of “new DM” dungdons, but I guess not. The gray is splotchy and a bit dark, making parts of the black text difficult to read; this is especially true of the “Terrain Features” sidebars which hold the “map chunks” from the goblin lair map ghe the backwhich are a much darker gray in tone.