Scourge of the Howling Horde is a stand-alone adventure designed for a group of 1st-level characters. Perfect for new players or seasoned players, it features. Scourge of the Howling Horde (D&D module).jpg. Rules required, D&D Character levels, 1st. Campaign setting, Generic Setting. Authors, Gwendolyn Kestrel. First published, Scourge of the Howling Horde is a generic setting adventure module for the edition of the. We have a special treat for you in our excerpts for Scourge of the Howling Horde! Instead of presenting our excerpts as text on a web page, this.

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Unfortunately, the definition is rather poor, and it’s difficult to tell at yhe glance which body parts go to which goblin, as their poses overlap each other the secondmost goblin has his morningstar-wielding hand and arm practically wrapped around the neck of the foremost goblin, for example, making the foremost goblin’s arms look mismatched – it isn’t until closer examination that you realize that those arms aren’t both his.

Scourge of the Howling Horde

Secondly, there are times the DM needs that information, like any time a player has his wizard PC cast a sleep spell on enemies. Sleep affects 4 HD of creatures; how is a DM – especially a first-time DM, like the ones that this adventure is targeted for – supposed to figure out how many enemies are affected if he isn’t given the number of HD each potential victim has?

Off you go, then! I just hope this hofde an oversight in this one particular product, and that the powers that be at Wizards of the Coast haven’t decided that we no longer need to know just how many HD the creatures fhe their products have. Also, I want to point out that even though there are 20 stat blocks in this adventure and I have 20 items on my “unofficial errata list,” I added Thamior to the list merely out of convenience; he doesn’t even have a full stat block, just a list of spells.

Judging by his BAB, he’s a Ftr2. Scurge not like they can’t use it – they’re each wearing studded leather armor and wielding a masterwork longsword. Well, you might have thought that, but you’d have been wrong.


Scourge of the Howling Horde is a generic setting holing module for the 3. You can help by adding to it. Incidentally, I still recommend Of Sound Mind as the best low-level adventure for a brand new DM to sink his teeth into, even if he doesn’t intend to use psionics in his campaign; I understand it’s even being – or maybe has already been by now – updated to the 3.

You’d think that they’d have gone the extra effort for an adventure with this type of “new DM” focus, but Rhe guess not.

However, in some places the adventure is too simple: Cartographer Mike Schley also provides 14 black-and-white maps, although technically I suppose it’s more accurate to say that he provides two maps – one on the inside front cover and one on the inside back cover – with the 12 separate areas of the goblin lair on the inside back cover blown up into individual maps for the “encounter page” areas detailing each of those sections of the lair.

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This section is empty. The PCs track the goblins to their lair, and th work their way through the lair, fighting off goblins, hobgoblins, the occasional zombie and skeleton, a bugbear, a dire weasel, and eventually the cause of the recent goblin shenanigans: Speed should include ” can’t run.

I suggest bumping each of those three skills up by one point. I don’t see how that can be anything but confusing to a new DM trying to learn the game. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. Since he spent 2 points each on Listen and Spot, that leaves one skill point unaccounted for – spend it wisely!

Scourge of the Howling Horde

With 7 HD, she horfe have 3 feats, not just 2. This is troublesome for a couple of reasons. Add the fact that the “Terrain Features” font size is even smaller than the text on the rest of the page, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for eyestrain. Judging from his hp and CR, I’m guessing this is a Ftr1, in which case he should have a second feat listed his fighter bonus feat. As far as that goes, Gwendolyn does an excellent job providing the neophyte DM with all of the help he should need; she provides page numbers in the Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide where specific information can be found, gives reminders about how some of the concepts like damage resistance and hardness work, and so on.


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Saturday, 11th November, Unfortunately, the rest of the text in this tye is not as clear to read, due mostly to a poor choice in “background pattern” on the pages that hold the goblin lair area maps.

Sadly, past experience has shown scourgf cannot be taken as a given. Retrieved from ” https: That combination was not the wisest one that could have been made. Saturday, 19th May, Her water breathing and immunity to acid are not noted in her stat block. Scourge of the Howling Horde is a new adventure for 1st-level PCs, and is also specifically written for first-time DMs.

The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: There were also a few places where some odd assumptions were made; for example, the tunnel text on page 27 assumes the PCs are all Medium size, but this is not necessarily so, given that halflings and gnomes are core races.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. All in all, I commend the thought process that went behind the design of Scourge of the Howling Horde ; it’s about time Wizards of the Coast decided to create a 1st-level adventure with the neophyte DM in mind.

The interior artwork consists of a scant 3 black-and-white sciurge by Carl Frank: He only spent 9 of his 12 skill points.

For that matter, why doesn’t this poor little guy have improved grab and constrict attacks?

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