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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The adventure does not tell you how to scale the encounters down in difficulty, or in fact that they are designed for 5 players.

If you plan to play this adventure as a PC and you want to be surprised, I suggest you stop reading now. Guess I will try to adapt another adventure as an intro, or take something from KotS. Reavers of Harkenwold is pretty much the same thing.

Is Draons of the Shadowfell that bad? Great guy, great store! This product very much appears to be designed to be played “right out of the box”. Some encounters can be skipped, or played in a different order.

Reavers of Harkenwold

The Keep itself, for instance, could have just a few goblins on the first level, maybe the zombies on the way down the stairs, the hobgoblins below and the trap room before you get into the Kalarel area throwing out the rats, kruthiks, slime, gelatinous cube, etc.

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. Meet the new boss. Liberating the underground lair for the elves D4 again: The Duchy of Harkenwold is a rich setting upon which the foundations of a campaign are easily laid.


Review: Reavers of Harkenwold

Book 1 contains the background material and the allies-gathering, while book 2 has the big battle and the keep. That isn’t a bad thing if played right, as it teaches the players that their actions have consequences and they can’t just rush through and harkdnwold confident to still be rewarded. I started by running these characters through some unconnected Living Forgotten Realms adventures, so they were already level 3 when the adventure started. The battle for Albridge can become an epic tactical combat!

Posted by Marty Walser at 2: Same as the old boss. What makes RoH so good is how it was written as a mini-sandbox.

If you try them with just 3 players, or even 4 very new players, you might end up with a total party kill TPK. Thanks a bunch if you help, man!

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I bought it some months ago but just flipped through it. Run by an experienced DM, Reavers of Harkenwold can be an excellent adventure.

It continues with some possible adventure hooks, detailed descriptions of the locations the PCs might visit in the adventure complete with names of shops in towns and so onand then descriptions of the non-player characters that the party might meet including their motivations and role-playing tips for the most important NPCs. My players were a 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.

The order that they ran into the encounters was:. As I said before, with some good DMing, Reavers of Harkenwold could be one of the best adventures for 4th edition. You’d still need to add your own ingredients waterand have some knowledge and skill in mixing the water with the mortar, bricklaying, and the proper proportion of mortar to bricks.


The PCs fight off mercenaries plundering farmsteads. A rebel resistance has sprung up and it’s up to the PCs to help liberate the Duchy. Skipping or failing too many encounters will make the end of the adventure harder, if not impossible.

However, that is not the kind of group that I have. 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.

Review: Reavers of Harkenwold | Online Dungeon Master

The first begins with a thorough overview of the plot of the adventure in both a super-brief format here are the three or four major points of the plot as well as a longer format for book 1 that goes over the flow of that section.

Or just the most recent victors in an ongoing political struggle between kingdoms? I ran the game using MapTool online for a party harkenwlld three PCs.

Since I had already allowed stunning, I only had to deal with what to do once they saved. The Iron Circle are the super-evil-bad guys who have cast down drzgons rightful Duke. There is plenty of information in Reavers of Harkenwold for a party that loves role-playing to really get into the world and its people and their problems. Modify it, though, and it can be okay.

My PCs prefer to get into fights harkenwopd kill bad guys, and this adventure worked just fine for them, too. Email Facebook Twitter Google. Session One Online Dungeon Master. It is presented in two separate magazine-type books.