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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:54 AM
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Default Secrets of the Ancients - Adventure 5

Just in time for the Christmas break, we have posted the latest installment of the Secrets of the Ancients campaign, a full, epic story that is yours, free to download! This adventure, Otherworld, marks the halfway point in the campaign, and things are beginning to get very strange, with some very real secrets being revealed - more to come in 2011!

You can download this adventure, with the other four, here;

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/ho....php?qsID=1843
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What page is xx?
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Pg 3 - "Shortly afterwards, the Droyne custodian (see page XX) tracks down the characters, no matter where they are, and paralyses them with a high-gravity field."

Pg 3 - They lift it out of the Ancient vessel and carry it over the horizon towards the ship graveyard outside the starport (see page XX).

Pg 4 - Removed components are placed inside the robotís skeletal thorax for storage; they will later be processed or stored in Habitat 4 (see page XX).

Pg 18 - The leader of the priestly caste is Irkur, an elderly priest who is next in line to be sent to tend to the Maker (see page XX).

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Dude, spoilers!
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Okay, when was the last time you bought an rpg product that didn't have errors, ommissions, ect.

And you didn't even have to pay for this one
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Thanks for letting us know Matt! Its just in time for my post Winter semester game!
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So far this campaign seems very railroady to me (though that aside, it is better than the original campaign IMO). This is not the first time that I have seen "if the players do the wrong thing, they will be instantly killed/rounded up/captured" mentioned in one of these adventures. This sort of bludgeoning of the players seems very dated nowadays.

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Pg 3 - "Shortly afterwards, the Droyne custodian (see page XX) tracks down the characters, no matter where they are, and paralyses them with a high-gravity field."

And the part where Grandfather shows up and they are practically forced to prostrate themselves in the presence of His Awesomeness.

Another example from a previous installment (the gas giant one) was they had to NOT surrender to SEVEN or their ship would just be destroyed out of hand and they would all be killed.

I do hope that the next installment is not a boring monologue from Grandfather, and I hope that the players are not reduced to spectating Events Beyond Their Understanding either. Those were two major failings of the original campaign IMO.

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It does railroad in parts, I'm afraid. It's the nature of a continuous-narrative campaign where I have to get the PCs to a specific end point so the next episode can carry on. (Plus, the power level involved means that the characters are going to be overwhelmed at times.) The second half is a bit more open, and if I get to do another campaign like this, it'll be more episodic.
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I'm not sure its possible to do a published campaign that won't seem railroady to someone just because you have to proceed though the individual adventures somehow. It would be daunting, if not downright impossible, to write something entirely freeform which still takes you from Point A to B to C . . .
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