H1 Keep on the Shadowfell & Quick-Start Rules (4e) – An Introductory 4th Edition D&D Adventure for Characters of Levels 1st-3rd. The town of. The town of Winterhaven stands watch over a ruined keep that was once a bastion of good in the realm. This keep overlooks the Shadow Rift. Over in Help! I am going to teach D&D4E to 7+ people, I made a throw-away comment that I thought that H1 blows chunks.

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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. They suggest that the officially revised version is better.

DMs routinely change modules to suit their tastes or their parties, and the variety can be really interesting. It’s like they tried to be too clever and organized things in a really bizarre way.

So overall, H1 is a huge railroad, right? Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. The folk at WotC also did a republication, and the fixed adventure is now downloadable for free at their TryDND website.

And the page-flipping should have been handled tne. I don’t know if our DM increased the encounter difficulty to accommodate or not. Ninaran is made someone’s mother Kalarel I think giving her a personal reason to be involved, the ghost his father giving him a personal reason to want to stop his twisted son etc.

shadowfekl The adventure was designed by Bruce R. I wouldn’t recommend it in general, but system mastery is always a good thing to have.


Sign In Create an Account Cancel. Yeah, Keep on the Shadowfell is pretty lame. My beef is this- the fight sets?

Results 1 to 10 of We don’t even know what will happen if Kalarel is not defeated. However, once you start introducing heavy plot you’re telling some groups that the adventure isn’t for them.

If you no modules but don’t want the above route, Dungeon magazine on Wizard’s site have various adventures set. Cover adds impetus to maneuver. Given the huge amount of items that have come out since then, either use wish-lists, the new random treasure-parcel method, or your own judgement to bring item rarity and power in line. Forum Software Powered by Vanilla. These are all binary things; they’re won or lost.

The page-flipping is awful. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: The most important one, albeit unofficial, is the one at the Alexandrian website.

dnd 4e – What fixes are there for Keep on the Shadowfell? – Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

Originally Posted by Rechan. Adam Dray The combat encounters themselves are fine. I want enough situation so that the module could even have replay value. I agree, it’s not the best b1. And outside of a few cool adventures in Dungeon adventures, that’s a pretty shallow pool of awesome for comparison. The characters were driven off to regroup the first time, and when they came back, the antagonists were ready for them with real defensive fortifications.

And this comment suggests that the treasure drop rates are just way too low.

[4E] Why I think H1 Keep on the Shadowfell sucked

Sorcerer Blob 2, 2 24 They are all confronted in exactly the same way. Low-level early-game monsters tend to be hideously over or under powered. You’ll notice that every single encounter ends on a page boundary; I assume this is mandatory for at least the H-P-E series. If you believe your item has been removed by mistake, please contact Steam Support.


The torturer tne north uses terrain. Wizards of the Coast.

Next, Firey Dragon has free printable tokens for download of all the Keep monsters. I wanted a lot of environmental effects, things you could swing from, knock over, force enemies into, push people off of, etc.

The fight with Irontooth was awesome in our game. This page was last edited on 18 Juneat Kalarel plans to reopen the Shadow Rift to connect the material world to Orcus’s temple in the Shadowfell. What if all those undead he’s making are refugee souls from a plane of terrible tyranny and suffering?

FWIW, Keep on the Shadowfell was the first module I went through as a player in 4e and out group didn’t have any problems. I mean something free like asmor’s.

Once you finish Keep on the Shadowfell, what next? The aftermath of a multi-objective encounter is far richer as well. Description Discussions 0 Comments 0 Change Notes.