Scourge of the Howling Horde is a stand-alone adventure designed for a group of 1st-level characters. Perfect for new players or seasoned players, it features. Scourge of the Howling Horde (D&D module).jpg. Rules required, D&D Character levels, 1st. Campaign setting, Generic Setting. Authors, Gwendolyn Kestrel. First published, Scourge of the Howling Horde is a generic setting adventure module for the edition of the. We have a special treat for you in our excerpts for Scourge of the Howling Horde! Instead of presenting our excerpts as text on a web page, this.
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Secondly, there are times the DM needs that information, like any time a player has his wizard PC cast a sleep spell on enemies. Well, you might have thought that, uowling you’d have been wrong.
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Flat-footed AC should be 12, not With 7 HD, she should have 3 feats, not just 2.
In the end, I rate Scourge of the Howling Horde at “3 Average ” – good concept, decent if by-the-numbers adventure, helpful reminders and suggestions for the neophyte DM, but poor stat blocks and a difficult-to-read background make this product a much lower value for the money.
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Touch AC should oc 10, not 9. Saturday, 19th May, There were also a few places where some odd assumptions were made; for example, the tunnel text on page 27 assumes the PCs are all Medium size, but this is not necessarily so, given that halflings and gnomes are core races. This review is about an adventure, so if you’re a DM, read on. However, even it has an error: Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.
Here’s my “unofficial errata” for Scourge of the Howling Horde: Unfortunately, the definition is rather poor, and it’s difficult to tell at first glance which body parts go to which goblin, as their poses overlap each other the secondmost goblin has his morningstar-wielding hand and arm practically wrapped around the neck of the foremost sclurge, for example, making the foremost goblin’s arms look mismatched – it isn’t until closer examination that you realize that those arms aren’t both his.
This is troublesome for a couple of reasons. Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, I’d delete one of the prestidigitation boxes. I guess we’ll find out as they release future products.
I’m guessing the reason was “because there wasn’t room for those lines if we wanted the stat block to fit on the page.
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. All in all, I commend the thought process that went behind the design of Scourge of the Howling Horde ; it’s about time Wizards of the Coast decided to create a 1st-level adventure with the neophyte DM in mind. Scourge of the Howling Horde is a generic setting adventure module for the 3. He only spent 9 of his 12 skill points. However, in some places the adventure is too simple: 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.
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? It’s a rather simple “go fight a goblin tribe in their cave network” adventure, with a few added things thrown in here and there.
For that matter, why doesn’t this poor little guy have improved grab and constrict attacks? As far as that goes, Gwendolyn does an excellent job providing the neophyte DM with all of the help he should need; she provides page numbers in the Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide where specific information can be found, gives reminders about how some of the concepts like damage resistance and hardness work, and so on.
Similar Threads Memories and Portents Chapter 2: Breath weapon should be a foot, not foot, line of acid. The book was published inand was written by Gwendolyn F. Unfortunately, the rest of the text in this product is not as clear to read, due mostly to a poor choice in “background pattern” on the pages that hold the goblin lair area maps.
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 serves its purpose.
The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: It contains a page adventure. 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 in the backwhich are a much darker gray in tone.
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Scourge of the Howling Horde
Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. 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: You’d think that they’d have gone the extra effort for an adventure with this type of “new DM” focus, but I guess not.
Since he spent 2 points each on Listen and Spot, that leaves one skill point unaccounted for – spend it wisely!