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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #59 – To Gravenhollow

The journey to Gravenhollow! Advanced expedition management. Random encounters, vanishing NPCs, and megalomaniacal illithids. Shane's amazing way cool new Underdark feature. Outpost building for fun and profit. Challenging "nova burst" parties. When should the expedition NPCs get involved in a PC encounter, if ever? This is an ongoing series of Shane's ...

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #58

Mantol-Derith concludes as the party receives crucial help for reaching Gravenhollow and also confronts the duergar enclave. More fallout from a player's rash action. A hungry xorn and Yantha's dramatic fate. Puzzling fences and mending gems. Can enlarging duergar be too pushy? This is an ongoing series of Shane's notes, thoughts ...

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #57

More Mantol-Derith as the party discovers Fraz-Urb'luu is truly a gem of a demon lord. Grave Insults to Drow for Dummies. Not so fast with that loot, buckos. Beholder snacking habits. Dual wielding in 5E. Gelatinous cubes as projectiles. Thoughts on player freedom vs the adventure's tone. This is an ongoing ...

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #56

Mantol-Derith continues with plenty of svirfneblin, drow and zhentarim, oh my! An insane assassin, a rather ugly beholder, and a lovestruck gargoyle. That gem's not worth the price. Players taking unexpected courses of action. More thoughts on splitting the party. Shane loves Waffle House. This is an ongoing series of Shane's ...

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #55

Embiggened duergar vs. emblurried svirfneblin in Mantol-Derith. Surprise, surprise the madness is here. A familiar name from Blingdenstone comes up. Daggers's epilogue. What does the party makeup look like now compared to when Out of the Abyss began? Let's split up, gang! This is an ongoing series of Shane's notes, thoughts ...

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #54

Leaving Gauntlgrym for Mantol-Derith with a metric stank ton of redshirts, er, NPCs. The finer points of leadership and expedition management. Passing helpful DM advice via an NPC. The Zhentarim assure the group that Mantol-Derith is an orderly place (yeah, right!). Shane kvetches a bit about the organization of info in OotA. Helpful resource for expedition ...