Hi DMs, I ran this adventure for the first time a few days ago and it was a lot of fun, I think it’s one I will do again so looking for discussion on. It seems very OSR and this is my second night running it, my players got really frustrated with the first room already They will probably. Three years and a day ago, I asked if C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan was overrated. While I enjoyed the dungeon’s flavor, I felt the.
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Tony Ross rated tamoacgan really liked it Jan 28, Graznak the half-orc Paladin tamachan Bronan the half-orc Barbarian stand their ground against a horde of awakened zombies Advertisements.
It rewards cleverness rather well. I’m pretty sure I know their fate. The adventure seemed to default to the outdated assumption that everything in a dungeon attacks on sight. At the end, they finally met up with their friend at the top of the pyramid, who has been trying unsuccessfully for days to dig them out or find another way in to help them. The pictures showed detail that would have required all of those hypothetical words, and the details tantalized me with potential clues to the mysteries of the Shrine.
Hieden this post, I revisit my old review and explain what playing the Shrine revealed.
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Module 1 – 10 of 90 books. Aug tamoaachan, Ken rated it really liked it Shelves: Jason Mitchell rated it it was amazing Jun 30, A separate booklet of artwork was included in the module, containing illustrations of what the player characters would see in specific encounters,  including work by Otus, Jeff DeeGreg FlemingDavid S.
Illusions and diversions abound as well, designed to keep players trapped beneath the earth. Adventurers can walk into a room that is a diorama of Mictlan, the land of the dead, chock full of with magical effects nearly every step of the way—including burning sands and the like.
At any rate, I find the idea that in tournament play, the party can make any meaningful progress in 2 hours, laughable. Justin rated it really liked it Jan 06, Ken rated it really liked it Sep 18, The first version published for sale to the general public in was titled The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan and bore the module code C1.
Leason reached beyond Aztec and Mayan culture for inspiration. Take a look at room 34, for instance:.
Jul 22, Michael Prier rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. Want to add to tqmoachan discussion? It seems like they just start at the dungeon and GO!!
D&D: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan – Bell of Lost Souls
Now you might be thinking, oh hey, this room is guarded by a pretty serious trap—it must be to protect something, right? Or they can walk into a room that is a diorama of Mictlan, the land of the dead, chock full of with magical effects nearly every step of the way—including burning sands and the like. Catalog for user-created maps. I found giving the damage more quickly just helped speed things along.
In other words, the objective is to gain as little treasure and experience as possible in order to reach the end and figure out how to get out. In the original, poison damage was received every 10 minutes. Also included are hkdden pre-made characters for use if the scoring system is used. At any rate, I find the idea that in tournament play, the party can make any meaningful progress in 2 hours, laug Hidden Od is a potpourri of set-piece encounters.
For this adventure, my group was made up of four level five characters.
D&D Retro: Hidden Shrine Of Tamoachan – Bell of Lost Souls
Ttamoachan you were thinking tamoahan warrior statues. Firstly, I felt like I needed to do a lot of preparation and planning. Another really great feature of this dungeon are the unusual traps and puzzles it presents to your PCs. Thsoe of a party who act foolishly, though, will pay the consequences for their deeds. This page was last edited on 6 Januaryat May 28, Jonathan Dearborn rated it really liked it.
I also had my map with the illustration locations marked and the tournament scoring card from the original. The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan has 54 rooms, and is populated with a variety of monsters and traps. Players who probed the Shrine as a traditional dungeon crawl tended to brand the adventure as a slog.
D&D Tales From the Yawning Portal: Exploring the Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan is an old school module that does a whole bunch of work in just a few pages. Cleverness and solving the puzzles were awarded, but there were so many gotcha moments included in the game that it was entirely reasonable to take some hits for acting like a normal person with common sense.
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