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D&D Next - Mines of Madness
Cost: $0.00
Level: 3

First Session: Monday -- May 20th, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
[Eastern Time]

Approx. Length: 4-6 sessions

Mines of Madness is a rollicking D&D® adventure designed for use with the D&D Next playtest packet, which you can download for free at dndnext.com. The adventure is intended for four 3rd-level characters, created using the rules in the playtest packet. The Mines of Madness is a fictional adventure location (aren’t they all?) first introduced in Steve Kurtz’s web comic PvP, as a loving tribute to the classic D&D “dungeon crawls” of old. check out www.tabletitans.com

This adventure brings the adventure location to life, allowing D&D fans at PAX East 2013 to experience the Mines of Madness for themselves. Let us begin by saying: This is not a fair test of the players’ abilities. The dungeon is tragically stacked in the DM’s favor and built to frustrate, maim, humble, and ultimately kill adventurers. But if the players band together and use their brains, with a little luck their characters might survive to tell the tale of how they descended into the Mines of Madness in search of the Forever Stone and prevailed. What’s the Forever Stone? We’re glad you asked. . . .

The wizard Abracadamus hid the Forever Stone in the darkest depths of a failing mine, coerced monsters into serving as guardians, and rigged the dungeon with traps galore. Then he died, as all good wizards do. Many heroes have fallen prey to the Forever Stone’s lure of immortality. To date, only one stalwart band has plunged into the Mines of Madness and lived to tell the tale. You think you’re better than them? You think you got what it takes to grab life by the stones and conquer the dungeon that won the 2012 Gygaxian Award* for Bonecrushing Awesomeness? We seriously doubt it, but go ahead . . . prove us wrong!

For creating characters, you start at level 3, with 150gp, and no magic items. Or use a pregen.

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Please read the RSVP rules as well as the houserules: Campaign Rules.

RSVP is closed since Tuesday -- May 21st, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

People can Show Interest up until Tuesday -- May 21st, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
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Dwarf Fighter
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Halfling Rogue can do 20th or 21st both
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 Human Mage
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 Human Mage
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May 31, 2013 9:42 AM - Sam K.: Hey all - thanks for letting me join your game (and thanks to Dan for running it). It was fun playing with you.
May 29, 2013 11:55 AM - Benny: Illusion? Or Madness!

Seriously though. Thanks for allowing me into the game, guys. It was fun and depressingly morbid at the same time. *Tips the flask in honor of Eric the Cleric: A man whose passion for smiting evil was out-shadowed only by his incessant desire to die horribly.
May 29, 2013 10:15 AM - Matt H: That was just an illusion!
May 29, 2013 10:08 AM - Benny: . . . in which one member of the party empties his bladder upon a taciturn gargoyle.
May 28, 2013 7:01 PM - Capt_Dan: We'll work it out, no worries.
May 28, 2013 6:59 PM - Benny: Looks like ill be pretty late guys.
May 28, 2013 6:43 PM - Sam K.: On my way. Might be a few mins late due to rain/tough dog walk.
May 28, 2013 6:25 PM - Benny: Definitely omw. Might be running late due to traffic but I'll be there.
May 28, 2013 3:17 PM - Capt_Dan: Absolutely.
May 28, 2013 3:13 PM - Seth: We still on for tonight?
May 23, 2013 10:49 PM - Capt_Dan: No, they don't. When it was run as a tournament at PAX, sure. But for this, i'm happy for you to roll your own. L3, any legal. Matt L; new guys turn up overnight, you can be in the 'remains' of their party. Reskin the paladin, or start fresh.
May 23, 2013 10:17 PM - Benny: I'll go with the elven ranger then.
May 23, 2013 8:14 PM - Seth: Pretty sure all of the characters for this module have to be pre-gens
May 23, 2013 8:13 PM - Sam K.: I'll jump in with the rogue (but understand if Matt wants first rights to something else). I'd like to try creating a character too. This one sounds intense!
May 23, 2013 7:24 PM - Matt L.: I guess it all depends on how the new player will get inserted. If I get back in in an artificial way then I'll stick with the gob.
May 23, 2013 3:49 PM - Capt_Dan: 2. This is a tournament mod, you guys are, on balance, not supposed to make it; if the Owl hadn't been there, someone would have been devoured by the purple worm... Okay, honest answer, are you cool with Hug Hug, or would you prefer back in with another adventurer PC? I'm easy either way.
May 23, 2013 3:47 PM - Capt_Dan: Matt, I know it can be a bit of a downer, i'll say two things 1. You played it right, you just got unlucky. In a campaign, they'd have dragged you back and paid through he nose to return you to flesh...,probably...
May 23, 2013 2:32 PM - Matt H: Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger; and whatever DOES kill you makes you stronger-er.
The first die I ever rolled playing D&D was to make a death save, which I failed -- good times had by all.
May 23, 2013 2:12 PM - Matt L.: I got a confession to make. It was the first time I had a character die in D&D and having it happen within 45 minutes from the start and in such an anti-climactic way was somewhat off-putting and became a distraction for me for the rest of the night, so I apologize if I was being unhelpful. I kept thinking about why I didn't ask more questions before launching out into the fight. Anyway, I still had a good time. I'll just know to be a more shrewd tactician in the future.
May 23, 2013 12:11 AM - Capt_Dan: Sorry to se you go James, hope all works out soon.
May 22, 2013 3:17 PM - Matt H: The Mines are meant to be deadly to CHARACTERS; the fact that they killed a PLAYER is a real testament... Good luck with the little ones -- sorry to see you go.
May 22, 2013 3:11 PM - James L: Still pissed at that stupid moldy backback dropping those potions. I'm more upset that I can't play for weeks, if not months. Sorry to bail like this.
May 21, 2013 4:13 PM - James L: that link should show the picture of the building and the corner you should enter from.
May 21, 2013 4:12 PM - James L: Citicenter takes up entire block. go here http://goo.gl/maps/LzBV8 then there are stairs down to an outdoor courtyard. Go into the building. go towards the center and there are tons of tables, look for some "cool looking" D&D players.
May 21, 2013 3:35 PM - Seth: Thanks James. Btw, where exactly are we meeting? I've never been to Citi Center.
May 21, 2013 11:41 AM - James L: Seth, I think I can print and bring the pregen Cleric for you.
May 21, 2013 9:24 AM - James L: I'm switching to Rogue, I bet one is needed in this dungeon.
May 21, 2013 9:14 AM - Seth: Will the pregen characters be available for pick-up on site?
May 21, 2013 8:45 AM - Capt_Dan: If anyone still eants in, there's time...
May 20, 2013 8:45 AM - John McCullough: Good luck everyone! Keep your head on a swivel!
May 20, 2013 1:44 AM - Capt_Dan: It is still happening, four still works, i've left registration open to the last minute. It had to move because our dogs got sick.
May 19, 2013 11:44 PM - Seth: So is this still happening? Seems like we're down to 4...
May 19, 2013 12:49 PM - John McCullough: Weds and Thurs aren't good for me either that week. This one might not be in the cards for me.
May 19, 2013 12:31 PM - Capt_Dan: Weds or thus?
May 19, 2013 11:51 AM - John McCullough: I can't make Tuesday the 21st. Is this change definite?
May 18, 2013 5:47 PM - Capt_Dan: Five is no problem
May 18, 2013 3:24 PM - Matt L.: Tuesday is still good for me. We're still a go being one short?
May 17, 2013 6:11 PM - Xerek: Then I'm out. Enjoy guys.
May 17, 2013 6:06 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay - sorry for the late change. Unless there are objections, we're on tuesdays.
May 16, 2013 5:55 PM - Matt L.: I don't mind doing mage. I've never tried fighter or mage, so I'll be game for either.
May 16, 2013 1:06 PM - Matt H: I'll sling some spells, if I must...
May 16, 2013 10:18 AM - Capt_Dan: Lastly, is someone packing a mage? You don't 'have' to...
May 16, 2013 10:17 AM - Capt_Dan: It is absolutely happening on the 20th, unless someone needs that to change..? I am also going with Citi center, because while I don't mind the heat, it can be nasty.
May 16, 2013 10:04 AM - Seth: Have to admit, I'm a bit confused at this point -- is this still happening on the 20th?
May 16, 2013 9:59 AM - Sam K.: I have to drop out of standby. Hope you guys have fun; sounds like it's a good adventure.
May 16, 2013 9:34 AM - James L: Au Bon Gout was damn hot and sweaty, it was so bad my pants were wet when I left.
May 15, 2013 10:56 PM - Saj: Sorry, she works late on Tuesdays. oh well. have fun guys and try not to die.
May 14, 2013 6:07 PM - John McCullough:
May 14, 2013 4:35 PM - James L: Saj you can do Tuesdays?
May 10, 2013 8:55 PM - Saj: i am sorry guys. I have to bow out. My wife is on call every Monday till July, so I will be with my little one.
May 8, 2013 10:29 PM - Capt_Dan: That's a good point though - some people have other plans. Would another weeknight work better? I may put up a second daytime session, or something else...
May 8, 2013 9:15 PM - James L: May 27th is Memorial Day (major holiday) everyone should have off.
May 6, 2013 10:32 PM - Capt_Dan: Cancel - you can build characters using the rules, or use the pre-gens. State clearly what race/class you are.
May 5, 2013 7:46 PM - Capt_Dan: For char creation, if you are not using the pre-gens (advised) DO NOT select a speciality. And take the average for HP.
Apr 30, 2013 12:04 AM - Capt_Dan: Okay, this stays exactly as it is - Mondays.
Apr 29, 2013 8:38 PM - Capt_Dan: John, can you sap out to Arts game, as it is now a week later?
Apr 29, 2013 5:16 PM - Capt_Dan: How about doubling up in one week, mon and thu?
Apr 28, 2013 2:46 PM - Capt_Dan: Pre-gens are: Dwarf Fighter; Dwarf Paladin; Elf Ranger; Elf Wizard; Hafling Rogue; Human Cleric
Apr 28, 2013 2:44 PM - Capt_Dan: Xerek, np. Keep us informed. Pre-gens: we're using them in Arts. As a tournament game, I don't know how hard/balanced it is - not reading it until I've played a session! But, I'm happy either way. If you are creating, please name a pre-gen, and stick to the general archetype, though.
Apr 28, 2013 2:01 PM - Xerek: Weds would be the best option for me. Can't do Tues and would prefer not to do Thurs. I can talk to the group tomorrow night and see if we can get an alternate time to finish our game so we dont have to push everyone out and cause havoc. It's getting ridiculous :(
Apr 28, 2013 2:00 PM - James L: The packet writes it pretty clearly, that making a character seems implied. I think PAX might have limited to the pre-gens.
Apr 28, 2013 1:56 PM - John McCullough: Are we using the pre-gens or rolling our own?
Apr 28, 2013 1:54 PM - John McCullough: I can't play Thursdays, but other days should be fine.
Apr 28, 2013 12:21 PM - Capt_Dan: Okay, I have to push this out. I think it works best if I change the day, so what days can't people do? Tue, Weds, Thus?
Apr 27, 2013 4:37 PM - John McCullough: I could play 6/1 or 6/2, but I leave on 6/4 so playing on the night of 6/3 isn't going to pass the wife test.
Apr 27, 2013 10:20 AM - Capt_Dan: Well, i'm in the UK from June 5, so it won't go into that. What's the last date you can manage?
Apr 27, 2013 10:11 AM - John McCullough: I would prefer to keep it where it is. If it starts later I'll have to drop, as I'll be heading out for my summer gig in early June.
Apr 26, 2013 3:07 PM - Capt_Dan: Fyi, this may get pushed a week in the monday night traffic jam...
Apr 26, 2013 3:07 PM - Capt_Dan: Fyi, this may get pushed a week in the monday night traffic jam...
Apr 26, 2013 3:07 PM - Capt_Dan: Fyi, this may get pushed a week in the monday night traffic jam...
Apr 22, 2013 10:25 PM - Saj: Captain Dourbeard, famed Dwarven Defender, reporting for duty. and ale.
Apr 21, 2013 6:01 PM - Seth: Hey, I'll be the Cleric here
Apr 19, 2013 10:50 AM - Capt_Dan: This is for everyone that couldn't make the first run. Picture to follow...