The 13th Skull / The Balance Blade

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The 13th Skull / The Balance Blade

Post by Zeiros » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:00 am

My 13th Skull showed up today, another great read..hope to eventually get to run it.

I like Mr. Goodmans , hardcore Appendix N take, that things in the end, rarely have a happy ending.

Which leads me to "The Balance Blade". while I love the hardcore narrative aspects of this short adventure,

I think I may find my players being not to happy with this. Other than a campaign narrative

one shot, I can't find an "campaign" upside for the players here (other than the experience)

As your sacrificing the main protagonist, and may lose some others along the way.

I'm thinking with some modification, as some sort of dream sequence OR bumping it to level 4 characters or

so, when the players may be fine with retiring a few through an interesting situation as this.

anyone else read these yet?
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Re: The 13th Skull / The Balance Blade

Post by goodmangames » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:10 pm

Yeah there's a reason I suggested The Balance Blade for one-shots. I have run it many times at cons, which it works really well for, but in a campaign it would be tough. Although I like your suggestion of a dream sequence - that is a good idea for integrating it into ongoing play.
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Re: The 13th Skull / The Balance Blade

Post by Primus » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:26 am

Foil edition cover received

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Post by Vanguard » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:10 am

Snagged this one yesterday. No idea when it will hit the table.
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Post by Raven_Crowking » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:52 am

I picked it up in pdf....still working on Toronto-area connections for physical copies......Some very nice work.
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Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Post by Vanguard » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:53 am

Raven_Crowking wrote:I picked it up in pdf....still working on Toronto-area connections for physical copies......Some very nice work.
Pssst. . .

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Post by Raven_Crowking » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:43 am

Vanguard wrote:
Raven_Crowking wrote:I picked it up in pdf....still working on Toronto-area connections for physical copies......Some very nice work.
Pssst. . .

I

ugh

know a guy.
Youse bettah not be teasen me, mistah!

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Post by TheNobleDrake » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:09 pm

Finally picked up my pair of copies (one special cover and one standard, because I can't help myself) today, and have to say that somehow every module released makes me think "Wow, I just don't see how they could write one better than this."

...and the special covers, keep 'em coming and I'll keep buying more copies of the products than I can actually justify other than as an art collection.

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Post by sedric the hero » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:20 pm

This is weird the "2012 Free RPG Day Module" booklet just showed up on my doorstep (which I was expecting) but I haven't received my copy of "The 13th Skull" yet..

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Post by jozxyqk » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:55 am

Any chance anyone wants to post an actual photo of the limited edition cover of this module? I love my LE rulebook, and I'm trying to decide whether I can justify getting the black/silver cover... maybe even framing the damn thing after I've run it...

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Post by goodmangames » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:26 am

Here you go. I have updated the product pages as well.

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Post by Flexi » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:35 pm

I got one foil and one standard edition on their way to me. I feel kinda guilty about getting both as I have spent a lot this month already, but I just know that I am gonna enjoy them so much! :)

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Post by fishgeekted » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:50 pm

I ordered both foil & (what do you call the other "normal" beautiful covered one?) and they showed up last week. They are gorgeous as well as durn good reads! The shipment actually contained the adventures 67-71 and arrived in perfect condition! Yeee Haw!

I am really digging the love and care that are going into DCC! It shows. Thanks!

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Post by TheNobleDrake » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:54 am

fishgeekted wrote:I ordered both foil & (what do you call the other "normal" beautiful covered one?) and they showed up last week. They are gorgeous as well as durn good reads! The shipment actually contained the adventures 67-71 and arrived in perfect condition! Yeee Haw!

I am really digging the love and care that are going into DCC! It shows. Thanks!
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Re: The 13th Skull / The Balance Blade

Post by Rick » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:57 pm

Finally got around to getting the silver foil cover; it looks even cooler than I thought it would -- the pictures really don't do it justice.

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Re: The 13th Skull / The Balance Blade

Post by Wayfaring_Sword » Tue May 20, 2014 7:57 am

I picked up the regular edition last year and hopefully will find the special edition cover soon. I was in the playtest for this module and was the guy who managed to save the princess. :) I want to run it for my regular group soon and see what solution they come up with.
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