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Only the most cunning and courageous of heroes can triumph against the Citadel of the Corruptor! You can edit this page to create it.
Along the way, the players will encounter a couple of points that run counter to type, but nothing too jarring. In fact, this seems to be part of a general editorial decision to stick to the facts of the immediate situation as much as possible, without so much as a cross-reference to help. The maps at the back of the book are not as good. There is some foreshadowing of the BBEG’s terrible weapon, corru;tor he cifadel not develop a strong sense of identity.
Class Based Pilot, Wizard, Scientist, etc. This leads to some slightly awkward, slightly humorous bits like monsters that barely have their serial numbers filed off – the Knightly Ghost rather than Phantom Warrior, and a Dire Wolf that is legally distinguishable for being Famished. Unfortunately, CotC is rather linear, and even veers toward railroading at the beginning.
Back to reviews index. Readers have to figure out context from previous sections, or by scanning handouts, later parts of the adventure, or even the maps.
Also, if you buy DCC products as PDFs, intending to print them out, this background will be an ink hog, even in a book this short. Following in ictadel wake of bloody, madness-induced slaughter, can the heroes prevail where an army has perished?
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Fourth Edition… I would recommend it to DMs looking for an easy-to-run adventure, such as a one-shot game, DMs that citsdel played and enjoyed the earlier installments of this adventure path, or DMs without a lot of time and with a macguffin in search of a home.
In addition to the main description, there are two event descriptions ov are presented out of sequence citqdel to how they will likely happen. Tags separate by space: Unfortunately, the experience of the page is marred by a background illustration of a world map that reduces the page’s legibility a bit, distracts from the content, and makes the book look dirty and dreary.
They try too hard to be a black and white version of the WotC full-color stat blocks, and black and white print would be better served by other approaches that do not rely on shaded backgrounds.
There are a couple of headscratchers, too. When the forces of the wicked Mountain King discover an eldritch weapon of unmatched power, the future of the Northlands hangs in the balance. I found one section especially confusing at first. The fact that the adventure’s denouement takes place in a more interesting location than its climax does is a little deflating, though.
Only the most cunning and courageous of heroes can triumph against the Citadel of the Corruptor! Blood and madness are in citadeo, for where Lord Ablair the Corruptor passes, death must surely follow. Nothing that should concern a would-be DM, perhaps, but it should be better. Follow the complete Mountain King adventure path!
Reviews – Citadel of the Corruptor. Also, it can easily be adapted to a DM’s own ongoing plots. More problematic is some of the editing. A macguffin you can tie to Fort Frostbite thee probably be a better hook than what the text offers, and you can even ditch the irksome storm. Unfortunately, the read-aloud sections, featuring descriptions on areas and events, are a bit creaky. In this case, there are a couple of DC 8 checks, one to find some barely hidden treasure.
Citadep, Pommier reaches for a flourish that feels a bit forced and out of line with the rest of the writing. About OgreCave and its staff Recent Reviews. There are also some instances citade magic items corrupotr without any description or reference, which is less amusing. When the forces of the wicked Mountain King discover an eldritch weapon of ov power, the future of the Northlands hangs in the balance. There are even tips on how to draw reluctant parties onward so they can finally uncover the beginning of the main storyline.
Dungeon Crawl Classics #61: Citadel of the Corruptor
In a world of arcane magic and divine might, some secrets are best left hidden. Better story hooks would rhe just as well, and would give a nod to player agency, at least. Scott Purdy Graphic Design: There are fewer solos and plus-level elites fighting the party by themselves; combats with multiple monsters are more likely to feature a mix of monsters; traps are used as an integrated, dynamic element of an encounter, not standalone gotchas; and the skill challenge presented in CotC is complex, featuring a long list of useable skills.
While it will not blow ckrruptor doors off, and there are elements that bug me, it gets the job done. Add tags Tags separate by space: For my money, a better approach would be throwing the situation in their faces, forcing them to act rather than just camp out.
Please select a support frequency. Blood and madness are in store, for where Lord Ablair the Corruptor passes, death must surely follow. A couple of pieces are oddly placed relative to the part of the adventure they present, but overall they do a good job of presenting what’s going on in the adventure, including a two illustrations that are full-blown player handouts.
I’m not sure the plot is grabby enough as written if keeping the players “on track” requires the techniques described in the text.