New 5E Adventures Coming From Goodman Games
  • New 5E Adventures Coming From Goodman Games


    Goodman Games, which produced Fifth Edition Fantasy #1: Glitterdoom and Fifth Edition Fantasy #2: The Fey Sisters' Fate has announced two new adventures. Fifth Edition Fantasy #3: The Pillars of Pelagia and Fifth Edition Fantasy #4: War-Lock are 16-page adventures by Chris Doyle and Michael Curtis respectively for 3rd-level characters, and costs $9.99. They are slated for "early 2015" and will be Kickstarted. Thanks to Jeremy for the scoop!


    Fifth Edition Fantasy #3: The Pillars of Pelagia. Along the windswept sea coast are several natural stone columns, sacred to the Sea Goddess Pelagia. One of these pillars is the tower of a reclusive wizard, a devout follower of Pelagia. But the wizard has gone missing, and the locals suspect foul play. Surely a powerful wizard must have many enemies! A band of fledgling heroes is tasked with entering one of the Pillars of Pelagia to contend with all manner of magical defenses, while uncovering cryptic clues to the wizard’s disappearance planted by an unknown benefactor. The insidious evil plot they uncover could spell eventual doom for the surface world. But the Pillars are sacred to Pelagia, and the Sea Goddess herself might just play a minor role, aiding the heroes as they attempt to thwart a nefarious plot.




    Fifth Edition Fantasy #4: War-Lock. Devilish sorcery and ancient steel merge in the form of a reborn menace rising in the wild hills on civilization’s verge. As the badlands burn with wildfire, an arcane warlord gathers his monstrous troops under his tattered banner. He is rumored to be immortal, and it will take tremendous bravery, immense cunning, and more than a little luck for stalwart adventurers to end his campaign of malice. Can your mighty heroes locate the War-lock’s one weakness before his forces drown the realm in blood and fire?


    Comments 26 Comments
    1. PeelSeel2's Avatar
      PeelSeel2 -
      Awesome news!
    1. Desalus's Avatar
      Desalus -
      Sixteen page adventures for $10 each is way too high of a price. I'm sure they are good quality adventures, but the price seems ridiculous when an equivalent 96 page adventure would cost $60! For a comparison you can buy a 96 page Pathfinder Adventure Path PDF, which are among the best in the industry, for a total of $16. Goodman Games 5e adventures cost six times as much per page!
    1. PeelSeel2's Avatar
      PeelSeel2 -
      and yet it will sell like mad.......so the price must still be OK to customers.
    1. trentonjoe's Avatar
      trentonjoe -
      Do we have reviews of their first two adventures? I couldn't find them.....
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by trentonjoe View Post
      Do we have reviews of their first two adventures? I couldn't find them.....
      They're in the system. One of them has a review.

      http://www.enworld.org/forum/product...genre=&system=
    1. Astrosicebear -
      Agree ^^

      Based on the review of Glitterdoom, a 13 chamber dungeon with an item or two and a new monster is not worth $10. Nor would I even classify it as an "Adventure" as they have.
    1. The_Gneech's Avatar
      The_Gneech -
      Certainly Glitterdoom was somewhere halfway between "an adventure" and "a side-trek," roughly the size of an old Dungeon magazine adventure. Good for what it was, but felt lightweight compared to the traditional module size.

      -The Gneech
    1. neuronphaser's Avatar
      neuronphaser -
      Remember how much adventure was contained in 16 or 32 pages back in the 1e days?
    1. Astrosicebear -
      Quote Originally Posted by neuronphaser View Post
      Remember how much adventure was contained in 16 or 32 pages back in the 1e days?
      True. But back then, the rooms were sparse, the monster distribution made no sense, and there was barely any description. Any random dungeon generator can create a 1E dungeon these days.
    1. aramis erak's Avatar
      aramis erak -
      #1 and #2 aren't "flying off the shelf" at my FLGS. A handful moved in a week; I'll see how many are left later today.
    1. Rune's Avatar
      Rune -
      Quote Originally Posted by Desalus View Post
      Sixteen page adventures for $10 each is way too high of a price. I'm sure they are good quality adventures, but the price seems ridiculous when an equivalent 96 page adventure would cost $60! For a comparison you can buy a 96 page Pathfinder Adventure Path PDF, which are among the best in the industry, for a total of $16. Goodman Games 5e adventures cost six times as much per page!
      Of course, those 96 page adventure paths do have the disadvantage of being adventure paths.
    1. Psikerlord#'s Avatar
      Psikerlord# -
      I really like the look of these "side trek" modules - they give you a plot, NPCs and rough adventure, and you can add on whatever more you like. But... they're $15 here is Australia. It feels a bit steep for 16 pages. I would gladly buy a PDF for $5 (but it seems they are hardcopy only).
    1. Desalus's Avatar
      Desalus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rune View Post
      Of course, those 96 page adventure paths do have the disadvantage of being adventure paths.
      Perhaps a better comparison would be the Pathfinder modules, which are 32 pages and appear to cost $10 for the PDF versions. Goodman Games 5e adventures are still twice as much money per page.
    1. Ravenheart87's Avatar
      Ravenheart87 -
      War-Lock. I like that title.
    1. MacMathan's Avatar
      MacMathan -
      A PDF being about half the price as a physical product per page seems not too far off to me.
    1. JohnnyZemo's Avatar
      JohnnyZemo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ravenheart87 View Post
      War-Lock. I like that title.
      I'm not crazy about it. Every time I see it my brain immediately wants to correct it to "Warlock."
    1. painted_klown -
      Quote Originally Posted by Psikerlord# View Post
      I really like the look of these "side trek" modules - they give you a plot, NPCs and rough adventure, and you can add on whatever more you like. But... they're $15 here is Australia. It feels a bit steep for 16 pages. I would gladly buy a PDF for $5 (but it seems they are hardcopy only).
      RPG Now has the first two adventures available as PDF files. $6.99 USD each.

      http://goodmangames.rpgnow.com/brows..._0_0&cPath=187
    1. MerricB's Avatar
      MerricB -
      Reviews for the first two adventures are on my site. I'll put links to the reviews on EN World sometime soon.

      http://merricb.com/reviews/dd-5e-reviews/

      Cheers!
    1. the Jester's Avatar
      the Jester -
      Quote Originally Posted by MerricB View Post
      Reviews for the first two adventures are on my site. I'll put links to the reviews on EN World sometime soon.

      http://merricb.com/reviews/dd-5e-reviews/

      Cheers!
      Bottom line- are they worth $10?
    1. Emerikol's Avatar
      Emerikol -
      Quote Originally Posted by Astrosicebear View Post
      True. But back then, the rooms were sparse, the monster distribution made no sense, and there was barely any description. Any random dungeon generator can create a 1E dungeon these days.
      Maybe your homebrew dungeons were that way but I consider my collection of 1e adventure modules to be some of the best flavor and story around.
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