Title – The Sinister Spire Publisher – Wotc System – D&D Format – Soft covered booklet Pages – 64 pages MSRP – $ Rating – 2 Stars. DD2 The Sinister Spire () – Delve into the Darkling DepthsThe waters of a D&D doesn’t have many adventures that rely on people who are. In the sinister spire adventure there is a part called Bridge Askew where an Aboleth appears and attempts to enslave the players. they give the.

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DD2 The Sinister Spire

Relying on a monster, as just a monster, to be a cool villain, without more, is a huge risk. Hold it together, he told himself. A bone or two were cracked, that was certain.

Put the present situation into some context. How far had he dropped?

No one cared to try. Transplanting him, or leaving him be, could both be options. Numbered, or keyed, areas are described in the initial section of this text. Xeron and his underlings succeeded, but their activities attracted too much attention.

All of the half-there parts of the adventure just chronicled are developed sufficient to run the adventure and 35. such are available to the enterprising DM who wants to build the backstory and contextual elements the adventure did not deign to include.

The Scouring of the Land. His heart thundered; his mouth dried. He blinked several times. This adventure assumes you have experience as a DM. Things do pick up a bit when the PCs encounter Es Sarch but again we see laziness. This section is empty.


No matter how wide he opened his eyes, they couldn’t gather any light in the unrelieved darkness. Although The Sinister Spire is a stand-alone adventure, it is also part of a series, so the end of this journey could lead to a connecting quest.

Evaluation The Sinister Spire is a thrown together adventure with little thought given to background or setting beyond that necessary to get the PCs through the adventure. We can start with the drowish vault, which is mapped.

The PCs must turn to Es Sarch for help, who asks them to accomplish missions for him in return, all while navigating the dangers of plague ravaged Pedestal. This is horrible design. Barrow of the Forgotten King, the hole they discovered in the floor of the forgotten king’s tomb leads to this tunnel.

Results 1 to 1 of 1. Ultimately, the PCs must confront Fadheela. Prophecy has it that the forgotten king might return from beyond death to aid the realm in its most desperate hour. In a homebrew, this level of detail would be fine. Even as sketchily described as he is in the adventure, he comes across as cool.

Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Perhaps they were looking even now but couldn’t find him in the dark. How long had he already lain in the dark depths of the earth?

He strained his head one way, then another. Indeed, the characters might avoid whole encounters, either intentionally or unwittingly. Here again, the plot device is old and threadbare – you undertake missions for me and I will help you.

In a better executed adventure, this old chestnut could work. He tried to lift his hands, but pain flared in answer. The Sinister Spire is an adventure module for the 3. Any DM worth their die could come up with something more evocative. A tactical encounter’s page or pages include a map of the area in which the encounter takes place, notes on setting up the encounter, monster statistics blocks, and text descriptions of how the terrain and features of the encounter affect play.


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Another clatter came, closer this time. Somehow, he had the impression considerable time had passed.

Worse, the prediction could be perverted to evil ends. It was inhabited by a necromancer who existed in Pedestal separate from the drow. Home Recent Additions Welcome Wiki. A yuan-ti pureblood sorcerer named Xeron was part of an evil consortium known as the Vanguard of Sertrous.

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So, the whole adventure seems a bit pointless. If a keyed entry involves combat or other action that places importance on position and movement, that entry refers you to a tactical encounter. The town is now run by gangs and the mysterious Es Sarch, a unique undead, who has no particular powers of note but who manipulates all within Pedestal as a information broker. Particularly given that Plagueburst that left an actual crater where a large portion of the town once was?

However, the actuality is even worse. In this, The Sinister Spire does present a unique environment. Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, The PCs begin this adventure there.