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    Writing a 4e Planescape adventure for community

    When my recent Planescape game ended abruptly, I had many unused notes. As I read over them I realized I could piece together a mini-adventure, and made a Dungeon submission out of it. The submission was rejected, but I was inspired by @Pour to post it on the Fourth Party website and see if anyone would like to contribute to it (http://www.fourthparty.freeforums.or...nture-151.html).

    While Fourth Party works out some technical issues, I'm uploading my working files of "Fettered Lies" here.

    And if anyone feels like contributing writing, design, art, cartography, editing, or playtesting let me know.

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    Fettered Lies is a 4e adventure written for characters levels 11-13, following their heist to steal the Book of Lies from the burning vaults of Dispater. Along the way they'll navigate the Carnival of Doors, deal with an ingratiating marraenoloth who probably intends to betray them, possibly recruit a damned soul and a captive paladin to their team, and execute their clever plan in the hostile Iron City of Dis.


    EDIT: Just added updated files as of 6/15.
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    Hmm I did need some filler for after the first mission so this should be fun and interesting to try out, even though it may take me into June to test, so I hope that is ok

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    @Quickleaf , Going to be reading the adventure over the weekend and begin preliminary sketches of some of the art. Looking forward to this!

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    @Pour I'm writing a bunch more this weekend (already at 20 pages) and will post updated files by Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing the sketches you come up with!

    Work in progress: Fettered Lies, Planescape Adventure http://fourthparty.freeforums.org/pl...nture-t51.html
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    Excellent news. Just finishing up an art open call submission (orc shaman) and I'll have some ideas sent to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour View Post
    Excellent news. Just finishing up an art open call submission (orc shaman) and I'll have some ideas sent to you.
    Cool, good luck with your submission.

    I just uploaded my latest work on the adventure, have a good outline of where it's going, finished the "first" encounter with Sheng the Magewright, and have clarified the layout/look.

    My goal is to write two more encounters in the next week to finish Part I: Carnival of Doors. These encounters are...

    Chasing Far'bulaz: A skill challenge chasing a masked fiend contact thru streets filled with masked revelers.

    Fortunata's Game: A card game gambling puzzle with a gifted/cursed Vistana woman with supernaturally high stakes.

    Any feedback is appreciated

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    Thanks for sharing this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quickleaf View Post
    My goal is to write two more encounters in the next week to finish Part I: Carnival of Doors.
    Will you post them in this thread or will they get their own threads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarionzCousin View Post
    Thanks for sharing this.

    Will you post them in this thread or will they get their own threads?
    I'd be happy to contribute somehow. I kept wanting to collaborate on converting an old adventure to 4e, but couldn't pick out one to convert. (It'd have to be available online, for free, with no legal issues... which is pretty much no TSR/WotC adventures.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarionzCousin View Post
    Thanks for sharing this.

    Will you post them in this thread or will they get their own threads?
    You're welcome! I'm going to post everything in this thread, mostly in PDF (and DOC) format; though if I get stuck somewhere I will post mechanics to be hashed out in post format.

    Quote Originally Posted by (Psi)SeveredHead View Post
    I'd be happy to contribute somehow. I kept wanting to collaborate on converting an old adventure to 4e, but couldn't pick out one to convert. (It'd have to be available online, for free, with no legal issues... which is pretty much no TSR/WotC adventures.)
    Hah I'm actually drawing a bit from the old Fires of Dis, Planes of Law, and Planes of Conflict books.

    Right now it's just me doing the writing and @Pour is going to do some sketches. There's room for design, writing, art, cartography, editing, playtesting, layout...really it's up to you how you'd like to contribute.

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    I was extremely pleased to see the length of this adventure, before I realised it was unfinished.

    But what I see, I like. I think it's been established that I like your sensibilities.

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