Posted by. When he got to the East Bridge, he discovered there were a few roving patrols of Lizardfolk marching townies from their homes. I also threw more foreshadowing into the Foaming Mug Inn encounter, and had the jeweler ask her to get a necklace that he had lent to the now-deceased owner of the inn before it was ruined. Against the Cult of the Reptile God is an adventure module for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, set in the game's World of Greyhawk campaign setting. Thank you! My PCs fled into the Grove of Elms to regroup and take a short rest. I politely disagree, which is why I think kindly about Advanced Dungeons & Dragons module N1, Against the Cult of the Reptile God. Gridded or gridless maps and dungeon painter studio files included. The grids work perfectly! The grids work perfectly! None of that is in the module, I think that's cool so that's what we did. One of my Players burst out, "My god... they're going to kill all the innocents in town!". The overland travel rules are pretty rad (and an excellent example of overland hexcrawling Matt has talked about in the past). I don't care for the beginning of the module. ... Dungeons And Dragons Maps In other Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons & Dragons Toys, TSR Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guides, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, The module was published by TSR, Inc. in 1982. EDIT: Wow, I hit the jackpot, thanks for the advice everyone, it's exactly what I needed! All other discussion related to Inkarnate is welcome here. Certainly looks better than my Paint maps haha. Anyway I started off with the dungeons, and learned A LOT, then … u/glennjitsu. I made a Crystal Skull (molded hot glue) to rest over a color-changing tea light. It was 1983. When Dungeon issue 116 ranked the 30 greatest Dungeons & Dragons adventures, N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God landed at number 19. N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God by Douglas Niles N2 Forest Oracle by Carl Smith N3 Destiny of Kings by Stephen Bourne N4 Treasure Hunt by Aaron Allston N5 Under Illefarn by Steve Perrin Easy to use with Roll20. Against the Cult of the Reptile God: An Adventure for Character, Levels 1-3 (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Module, No. I could raise more questions (and I did; like hanging 8 members of the City Watch from a barn behind the Mayor's house) but the jig about the Lizardmen was up and there was no sense in lying to them just to punish them for being clever. There are light signs of wear on the cover, and the map pages are separated from the module. He returned to the Party at the North Bridge. So for Against the Cult of the Reptile God, I’m going to give the following scores: Artwork/Maps: 2/5. It was written in February 1982, so it was probably published in the first half of the year. He can fire twice each round at +4 (a +3 from his dexterity and +1 because elves get +1 "to hit" with longbows). ;), New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. For some of Nile's earliest work it's quite impressive. While not flawless, Against the Cult of the Reptile God is an excellent beginning level adventure for both DMs and players. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/DMItAll In this episode, we discuss a module that never had much follow up but still holds a lasting legacy. Then I decided since it's been 2. In my aunt and uncle's nicely finished off basement, I was playing Against the Cult of the Reptile God with my cousin and I had no idea what I was doing. So I ran a fantasy Night of the Long Knives. Rescue Marieke Clayborn and the Mayor from the Temple of Harvest and Misha Devi. Oh, and the mayor says he suspects the hermit in the woods is the culprit, and if your players don't bust down his door and roll initiative then he is another powerful ally. Between pages 14 and 15 were two unnumbered pages which included many maps, for the temple, the dungeon, and the two inns. Against the Cult of the Reptile God is one of my favorite D&D modules. It was absolutely an inspiration for this encounter, notably in the return of its main villain, Explictica Defilus. The idea of starting the module in town A, where nothing really salient to the story is happening and there's nothing planned for the PCs, and planting a mix of rumors and lies about town B is an impractical approach to getting modern Players on the hook. I played all my major story cards up front with Ramne, with a few of my own tweaks. I think a Harpy in this dungeon makes no sense, so I removed it. Readability: 4/7. It's easy to slot Giselle, Jago and Bess into the existing cast of Characters. Problem is, I'm a new DM, and after reading the adventure, it doesn't seem straight forward at all. 15 comments. Like my quick adjustment of Abramo (who will be back again in Night Below as Lord Bram the Death Knight and look very much like the Warduke). The last dungeon was fairly entertaining to run through as well... it played like a maze without the "getting lost" part. The overland travel rules are pretty rad (and an excellent example of overland hexcrawling Matt has talked about in the past). Then they stormed off to confront the mayor. Find books 178. Whether you use the vanilla starting adventure, the Delian Tomb or a starting adventure of your choosing, have your PCs hit 2nd level at the end of the first night (assuming they accomplish... something). save hide report. A Quick Creation. Afterthoughts No real comments this week. These two boss battles are nearly identical; alter with Z. So I've been writing my own campaign setting, and as part of that I've decided to drop /u/mattcolville 's favorite low level adventure into it, as it fits well into my plan to have a campaign centered around a vast yuan-ti conspiracy. The up side of this is that you get to learn pacing! In Against the Cult of the Reptile God, a village is dying. You should post your reactions/experiences to r/DnDBehindTheScreen, so other DMs can benefit like I did! what could be the cause?. Just have the (many) NPCs help if a push I needed! Lucinda joined us again. Players are an uncanny lot and they sniffed out the Lizardfolk and Cult plot immediately. It is open-ended, adventures are structured more like stories now, as opposed to...well, adventures. I have never, in all my years Playing and DMing this silly game - and a few other RPGs - played a module utterly as written or DM'd one as such. I love you! Overall, the artwork in this module is pretty silly. Niles was handed an old brief and told to write an adventure from it. Thanks Matt, you're the gift that keeps on giving! There are quite a few upstanding citizens left who could fill his expositional role. Damage becomes 1d6 against all opponents. N1: "Against The Cult of the Reptile God" (1982), by Douglas Niles, is the first adventure in a novice-level series for AD&D. I have all the materials as well as the 5e conversion guide someone wrote somewhere. This is an interesting idea which allows the DM to turn the story wheels with the Cult in their absence. The PCs dashed-in, saved the Miller and busted the ambush waiting for them over the river. So let's look at 1 - arriving and meeting NPCs. It is 32 pages long, 28 pages of it containing the adventure, but has some monster rolling charts, a prerolled character creation list, and some maps. Against the Cult of the Reptile God (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons) | Douglas Niles | download | B–OK. New Players are going to be blown away. Ed Greenwood summed the 1982 adventure as, “Detective work, hunting for villains, some monster-bashing, and a settlement detailed enough to use beyond the scripted adventure; a quiet little gem that has it all!”. 5 years, I'll create level 1 characters and do #1 against the Reptile God again and then move onto the 2nd adventure. This dungeon is a real sumbitch. It was fun to see the players put so much thought into it. When Dungeon issue 116 ranked the 30 greatest Dungeons & Dragons adventures, N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God landed at number 19. The fake door cracked me up. The map of the village was done on the inside of the unattached cardstock cover, as was typical for modules at that time, in a blue printing. D&D Module Spotlight: Against The Cult Of The Reptile God J.R. Zambrano 3 Minute Read July 5 Come and take a look at one of the most influential low-level adventures of 1st Edition, come take a stand against the cult of the reptile god. It bears the code N1 and is the first in the N (Novice) series of unrelated adventures for beginning characters. We have killed Abramo and have his keys but I cannot find the "cage" or anywhere else to use them - besides the obvious one for his quarters. You should absolutely add things you think are cool, remove things you think don't belong (Harpy!) Inkarnate is a free web-based cartography tool that helps you to quickly bring your fantasy worlds to life. Use this monster instead. When Ranger returned to the Party, they were discussing the ramifications of the Lizardfolk rounding up Townies. I'm running another one N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God and thought I'd give it a go myself...Way harder than it looks, or at least time consuming. This dungeon is a real sumbitch. Written by Douglas Niles and first published in 1982, this is, I believe, the last AD&D module to use this specific iteration of TSR's trade dress (a new one being introduced with Pharaoh later this same year). This kind of high-level "okay, what would this actually entail, how can I hook this into other things" should exist for every adventure, and was totally enough to get me to buy AtCotRG for my group. However, I have managed to get stuck. Running this will encourage free form thinking in both you and your players. Niles was handed an old brief and told to write an adventure from it. This is certainly a step up from Hommlet. Sincerely, this deserves more visibility than it's got buried here. The PCs save Bess and start building relationships with NPCs: Giselle, Jago, Bess, Ballard the proprietor of the Boars' Head Coster. Endorsements. To resolve this, I started my Players in Orlane. They need to capture either Abramo (whom they've already slain) or Misha Devi alive to find out how to get to ExDef's lair. They were going to wake up the next morning and discover whoever failed their CON Save missing. N1) by Niles, Doug and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Abramo's Lizardsfolk round em up and he starts executing them. If you haven't signed up yet, go to inkarnate.com for instant access to Inkarnate. 4 - the denouement. Download books for free. There are a few missing doors on this post that has been fixed in the link above. N1: "Against The Cult of the Reptile God" (1982), by Douglas Niles, is the first adventure in a novice-level series for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Your PCs should hit 3rd level by the time they wrap up things in Orlane proper: the Temple of Harvest should be re-consecrated, Abramo should be dealt with, the good people of Orlane should now outnumber the Cultists or the Cultists should be utterly destroyed. One very helpful thing is to print out a copy of the village map and color all the buildings with cultist red. 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