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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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. The gibbering mouther was pretty amusing. It features a number of well constructed hideen and some of the best puzzles. The flavor of this dungeon works really well. The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan has 54 rooms, and is populated with a variety of monsters and traps. Retrieved from ” https: I made sure they both turned up later on.

DMAcademy submitted 1 year ago by BadRussell. Illusions and diversions tamoacan as well, designed to keep players trapped beneath the earth. The shrins mentions using either water or some means of not touching the pole-axes as possible ways of shorting out the traps.

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But at my table, the adventure posed a fair challenge to a group of 5, fifth-level characters. The best tournament adventures focus on a series of challenges that demand player ingenuity.

Although the map and rules are detailed, they are also confusing. My party knocked it out in two-ish months at one game a week. From their rough landing, players are given a simple objective: I wanted to give the game an urgent feel and I explained beforehand that this was going to be challenging, more so than the level adventures we have been playing together so far.

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Tips running Hidden Shrine Of Tamoachan

Firstly, I felt like I needed to do a lot of preparation and planning. Ted rated it it was amazing Feb 04, We have just finished the first half of Out Of The Abyss, which sees the adventurers trapped in the Underdark, and the party managed to escape to the surface.

Authors Harold Johnson and Jeff R. The party went to meet up with him at the dig site and fell into the sinkhole that starts the adventure enroute. The background leads the adventure to pit the characters against monstrous snails, crayfish, and hermit crabs. I’m pretty sure I know their fate.

Also included herein are background information, a large-scale referee’s map, referee’s notes, and new monsters and description This module contains a challenging setting as well as an original scoring system and shriine assortment of pre-rolled characters for adventuring. In the original, poison damage was received every 10 minutes.

A dragon boat bearing the copper coffin floats in a river of mercury at the center of a miniature recreation of the empire.

The encounters are brilliant, but what separates a tournament module like this from a fully fleshed out adventure like Caverns of Thracia is the lack of a compelling backstory. If you want you can also add a few hunters use Thugs and Veterans from p.

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Depends on how speed-runny your party is. As mentioned earlier, if shirne players like puzzles and problem solving, this is the perfect module for them. One player figured it out after that.

How Running Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan Reversed My Opinion of It

Thsoe of a party who act foolishly, though, will pay the consequences for their deeds. Atournier rated it it was amazing Jan 08, I wish the adventure had included illustrations for areas 42 and The illustrations transported me into the Shrine more vividly oc any text description could.


I started the adventure with characters trapped at the lowest level, racing to escape the poisonous red fog. If you were thinking those warrior statues. Many of the rooms are decorated with figures and statues and murals that depict scenes from the culture.

Submit a new question. Many of the rooms are decorated with figures and statues and murals that depict scenes from the culture.

D&D Retro: Hidden Shrine Of Tamoachan – Bell of Lost Souls

The pictures still enrich the adventure. Does the The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan stand as a classic or an overrated dud?

But if you warn them first, this might not be such a bad thing. Justin rated it really liked it Jan 06, Funny story, there are a few bodies sprinkled through the upper levels that look to have died anywhere from a few months to a few years ago.

As they fled, the ground beneath them opened up and they descended into the dungeon. Also included are three pre-made characters for use if the scoring system is used.

Like all the dungeons in Tales From the Yawning Portal, The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan is packed full of content that can be dropped directly into pretty much any campaign.