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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Vesicant: The Lost Module of the Slave Lords Reply with quote

I recently stumbled across the module "Vesicant" in Dungeon #16 and was struck by its similarities to the Slave Lord series. While not set in Greyhawk, Vesicant was clearly inspired by A1-4. With the Slavers receiving a lot of Hasbro attention and two new modules this summer, Vesicant would make a perfect 7th installment in the series.

Common themes include:
*characters levels 4-6.
*the PC's are hired by an alliance of surrounding nations to end a pirate menace.
*they journey to a temperate coastal city and surrounding mountains in the summer time.
*the pirate city has a mixed population of evil human and humanoid factions led by a half-orc.
*The pirates capture slaves on their raids and sell them in the city.
*There is a "Dragon Temple" and priest.

The module itself is very non-linear. The first two thirds consist of information gathering, stealth, and faction politics, the end is a wilderness trek and dungeon crawl.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just skimmed through it, and yeah, I could see it being made to fit pretty easily. The city of Scrape could make a good Blue.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Vesicant: The Lost Module of the Slave Lords Reply with quote

vestcoat wrote:
With the Slavers receiving a lot of Hasbro attention and two new modules this summer


I know about A0 in the Slavers reprint; what's the second module?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noted the A0 addition to the SlaveLords re-release, but haven't had the chance to peruse it. Anyone care to share the basic gist of that module??? I'm very fond of the A series and own all the originals.

very curious,

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Vesicant: The Lost Module of the Slave Lords Reply with quote

grodog wrote:
I know about A0 in the Slavers reprint; what's the second module?



"The Last Slave Lord" (1e!) in Dungeon Magazine #215.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. Does it tie into the A0-4 modules well, or is it completely independent save in title?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It takes place shortly after A4 and fits right in. The PC's journey to a remote location and tie up a loose end. Worth a one-month subscription to DDI.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vestcoat wrote:
It takes place shortly after A4 and fits right in. The PC's journey to a remote location and tie up a loose end. Worth a one-month subscription to DDI.


And I can go back and download all the rest of the other GH-related articles, too, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grodog wrote:

And I can go back and download all the rest of the other GH-related articles, too, right?

Yep. You can access the whole backlist of Dungeon and Dragon since they went electronic, though navigating their website is a mess. Recent issues are all downloadable as a digest and some of the early issues have also been compiled, but a lot of issues are still segmented as individual article downloads, which makes file management a PITA.

Also, the terms of service state that Hasbro will automatically renew your subscription and gouge you for another $10 even if you only sign up for one month, so be sure to mark your calendar 29 days out and cancel it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vestcoat wrote:
Yep. You can access the whole backlist of Dungeon and Dragon since they went electronic, though navigating their website is a mess. Recent issues are all downloadable as a digest and some of the early issues have also been compiled, but a lot of issues are still segmented as individual article downloads, which makes file management a PITA.

Also, the terms of service state that Hasbro will automatically renew your subscription and gouge you for another $10 even if you only sign up for one month, so be sure to mark your calendar 29 days out and cancel it.


All info that's very good to know, thanks! :D
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I had added Dungeon 16 to my list of issues to download from WOTC but alas it seems to be unavailable. Cry
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't countenance a google search, there are physical copies on ebay for $5.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DDI?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vonbek wrote:
DDI?

No idea what you're trying to say.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He means D&D Insider, the current WoTC subscription service. It only has the issues of Dungeon and Dragon since that publication went entirely digital, so # 16 would not be on there.
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