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Keep on the Shadowfell is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure designed for characters of levels It includes three double-sided poster maps suitable for use with D&D miniatures, [Collapse] Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition products edit. best), an adventure (such as Keep on the Shadowfell), and dice. D&D 4th Edition Final Development Strike Team. Mike Mearls and Bruce. Hello everyone. I’m planning to run a campaign using keep on the shadowfell. I have 4 PC and was wondering whether I would have to scale.

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I’m looking for hi-res jpgs or something of the outdoor encounter maps. I would suggest to reduce the number of minions and soldier monsters in each encounter. References to trademarks and copywritten material are included for review shadowfelo commentary use only and are not intended as any kind of challenge. Thursday, 21st February, Corollary to that, such exception-based rules design will lead to the creation of broken combos with the creation of additional powers and options in future sourcebook.

These tje purchased separately from the physical books. I actually ordered a few more small chips and game pawns from another company in an attempt to get a little more variety. New DMs and DMs new to 4e might find that useful but even once you learn the rules, the adventure is lacking without some work on your part. Thanks for that review, Chatty. A few other KotS remixes I’ve found: A reviewer from the gaming-oriented Pyramid commented that, as the first scenario for the yet-unreleased new edition, Keep on the Shadowfell was “quite a significant item,” particularly because Wizards’ had included rules from the new edition.

Aka, if you can handle AoOs and flanking without minis in 3e, you can handle the extra movement options in 4e. Eldritch Wizardry Supplement IV: &dd were four, iirc. Update the items The magic items offered in keep are pre-PHB.


By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. The adventure is designed for characters from levels 1 to 3. There was something about gaining a bunch of HP back when you roll a 20 on your death save maybe you use a healing surge in 4E?

If you want some more oomph to closing the portal once Kalarel is defeated, there’s a skill challenge for that.

For example, you are told you can build on the discussions between a PC and a Store owner if and when they try to pawn a piece of jewelry looted from the monsters. In fact, I predict that a group of well designed characters handled by a group of players used to teamwork and cooperation will be extremely efficient during combat encounters… Luckily or unluckily DMs with good deck encounter building skills will be able to create fiendish encounters whose synergistic powers will be quite a match to brilliant players.

Thanks for the update.

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Questions PCs would ask are printed out, followed by in-character responses that this or that NPC would answer you can read, paraphrase or adapt as you see fit. I think you guys miss my point….

All magical items too. You want to pre-order this adventure? As I mentioned to you earlier, this is much less likely that in M: Dragondown Grotto Red Hand of Doom. Understand the adventure was the first for 4e, so its primary purpose was teaching the 4e ruleset. I hope they release a printable template, so we can fill in our own powers. Beyond the keep itself, there is room for some side-treks. WotC kept their Encounter Format developed in later 3. This is actually the module that pushed me away from 4E until about a year ago, so go figure!


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This updated version fixed many typographical errors throughout the module, revised the presentation and formatting of many encounters, and re-tuned the difficulty of certain key sections by adding or subtracting monsters. It is followed shadowdell the sequels Thunderspire Labyrinth and Pyramid of Shadows. Makes me feel better about my preorder. After 13 years of MTG evolution, this type of writing rules is great….

All of this is packaged in a sleek, light cardboard portfolio. Sign up using Facebook. Wizards of the Coast. After reading your review, I see that the thing I had the greatest problem with in 3.

Chatty’s Review: D&D 4e’s Keep on the Shadowfell

I hope that will be included in more than just the preview adventiure. And honestly, I had no idea it was considered “broken” before this question.

Still, it would have been nice for those of us who play online to have to retype a lot of description. It refocuses combats, removes encounters or shifts them in time, to make a more believable and enjoyable experience.

I would give you XP, but powers that be say I shadowrell to spread suadowfell love around! Each encounter features different monsters, each presented in an all-inclusive stat block that covers all special powers with full descriptions.

In this adventure, encounters will be designed for 5-person parties. If you want modules but don’t want the above route, Dungeon magazine on Wizard’s site have various adventures set.