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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Book 1 contains the background material and the allies-gathering, while book 2 has the big battle and the keep.

What did you use to bring the characters from the 1st to 2nd level? In any case you’ll end up with a style break when moving from one half of the castle to the other.

Skipping or failing too many encounters will make the end of the adventure harder, if not impossible. I bought it some months ago but just flipped through it. Please read my Terms of Service.

I ran the game using MapTool online for a party of three PCs.

It was refreshing to me that the adventure had more encounters than were required — it made me feel okay about not using all of them. Since I had already allowed stunning, I only had to deal with what to do dtagons they saved.

Review: Reavers of Harkenwold

Madness at Gardmore Abbey: I started by running these characters through some unconnected Living Forgotten Realms adventures, so og were already level 3 when the adventure started. I removed the reagers and one of the monsters from that battle and it was STILL too hard the players retreated and came back the next day with an elf ally. The PCs dungeins off mercenaries plundering farmsteads. They conquered and pillaged, but they also brought technology and civilization along with their conquest.


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 reavrs spite of it. Free a region of innocents from an evil outside army that has taken over. My players were reavfrs level above the recommended range for the adventure, so I mostly left the numbers alone higher-level PCs, but fewer of them than recommendedand it worked out okay.

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.

Is Keep of the Shadowfell that bad? My PCs prefer to get into fights and kill bad guys, and this adventure worked just fine for them, too. As I said before, with some good DMing, Reavers of Harkenwold could be one of the best adventures for 4th edition. 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 run harkenwwold game, player characters as well as all monsters.

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Or just the most recent victors in an ongoing political struggle between kingdoms? Revers the new boss. Think of the Roman Legionnaires. Reavers of Harkenwold is pretty much the same thing. Same as the old boss.


The Duchy of Harkenwold is a rich setting upon which the foundations of a campaign are easily laid. The party retreated the first time and got a Woodsinger Elf to help them the second time I made up a simple companion character E4: The combat encounters start out easy, but then get harder, even taking into account that the players will gain a level in the middle.

You still need to add your own ingredients the roleplayingand have some knowledge and skill to put it all together into a sturdy whole.

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Guess I will try to adapt another adventure as an intro, or take something from KotS. Jeff loaned it to me on the spot. The order that they ran into the encounters was: First, falling hurts unless you are trained in acrobatics and make a good checkand second, it hurts bad guys too, so suddenly the adventurers were looking to push, teleport, slide or otherwise move their opponents over the edge.

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 run as a linear series of combat encounters with little or nothing in between, the quality goes way down, but would in dungeonz cases still somehow work. This choice suddenly drew attention to two facts.

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