Crafting Annihilation 8/01/19

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Roll20 Review – Acquisitions Incorporated

Move over, Phandelver, The Orrery of the Wanderer is my new favorite 5E Adventure.

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I’m a fan of Acquisitions Incorporated, ever since I listened to their first adventures in Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition. Their fun-loving antics didn’t immediately draw me into D&D, but their continued adventures was a major factor into eventually running a permanent, ongoing series of live-streamed adventures with my friends.

I’m predisposed to liking anything with their involvement, so you may want to take this review with a grain of salt. That being said, the adventure included in the Acquisitions Incorporated Roll20 module, “The Orrery of the Wanderer,” is the best I’ve seen out of D&D Fifth Edition, finally supplanting Lost Mine of Phandelver as the premiere low-level campaign.

MAJOR SPOILERS – DM’s only!

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 43 Recap

Gillian finally reunites with her brother in a unique fashion before delving into the back caves and confronting the high priestess of Umberlee.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 5 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 5 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 5 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 5 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 5 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

Note: The Typhoon Palace is not originally from Tomb of Annihilation. It appears in the Torte Package by Wizards of the Coast. I’ve adapted it to our campaign.

The latter half of the Typhoon Palace was more linear, but featured a great balance of combat, environmental hazards, and big story moments.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 42 Recap

The party encounters numerous traps, ambushing monsters, and animated objects while searching for answers to Gillian’s brother.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 5 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 5 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 5 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 5 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 5 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

Note: The Typhoon Palace is not originally from Tomb of Annihilation. It appears in the Torte Package by Wizards of the Coast. I’ve adapted it to our campaign.

It can be nerve-wracking as a DM to present a dungeon with multiple twining paths, never knowing exactly how and when certain encounters will be triggered, and others may be skipped altogether. I was most pleased to find my lovely party stumble across every major trap and obstacle as they delved deeper into the Typhoon Palace, searching for Gillian’s brother.

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