The thrice-Ennie-nominated super-adventure Madness of Gardmore Abbey contains a wonderful sandbox adventure four 4th edition Dungeons. But having run my players through several sessions of Madness at Gardmore Abbey, I am of the opinion that it is easily the best 4E adventure. Madness at Gardmore Abbey has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. Brandon said: No spoilers here! This is the definitive 4th edition adventure. Pick this up even i.
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I love using props in my games any time I can, and the Deck has been a smash hit with my group so far. There is detailed information on the setting, the important figures the players will interact with and an interesting mechanic with the Deck of Many Things how it affects the players’ battles with the various NPCs.
Ties to Other Planes. Add tags Tags separate by space: The environment established around the Abbey is rich and filled with interesting creatures and NPCs. It creates a lot of flipping back and forth and I wish that they had just consolidated the information relevant to one encounter together. John Seals rated it really liked it Dec 03, Another iconic creature, the beholder, is a major antagonist, in a truly creepy environment. A sheet of Dungeon Tiles enables the DM to create the encounters exactly as intended.
Home About Books Essentials Adventures. GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: Madness at Gardmore Abbey is intended for characters of level 6 to 8.
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But having run my players through several sessions of Madness at Gardmore AbbeyI am of the opinion that it is easily the best 4E adventure, and compares favorably to such beloved classics as Keep on the Borderlands and Tomb of Horrors. This adventure brings characters into the extensive dungeons beneath the ruins—dungeons that are warped and twisted with the raw forces of Chaos surrounding the cards of the deck. I admit, I have read alot about the game, and skimmed the rules, but still haven’t played it.
I’m guessing that completing this adventure would take over 12 sessions using 4E. Email required Address never made public.
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Here are six reasons why Madness at Gardmore Abbey is great. Peter added it Oct 22, The Lovecraft-inspired Far Realm has directly intruded gard,ore one location in the Abbey, with suitably horrific events playing out as players explore.
Phil marked it as to-read Jun 10, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Matt Wickenheiser rated it really liked it Dec 28, Jul 30, Brandon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. HLF marked it as to-read Oct 03, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Madness at Gardmore Abbey is a treasure trove of interesting locations, characters, and challenges that can be swapped into nearly any campaign.
This makes for an adventure that balances challenge with simplicity to great effect. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
Whether by intention or not, Madness at Gardmore Abbey follows the line of adventures in the Essentials series very well.
No longer is traveling to a different plane restricted to high level characters with access to powerful magic. Best of all, for those like me on the lazy side, excellent poster maps for important fights are also in the box. Mark Cogan marked it as to-read May 11, Sinfjotli marked it as to-read Jun 30, Twilight, Mandess only meant to stay awhile Twilight, I gave you time to steal maness mind Away from me.