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5E In an adventure called Dragon Heist I want only two things...

... a dragon taking a starring roll as a dragon, and a heist.

I don't care whether the dragon is our mark and we're trying to steal its loot without fighting it, our client and we're trying to steal back its eggs because it's being blackmailed with them, or even the treasure and we're trying to rescue a baby dragon from a zoo or circus or a polymorphed/petrified dragon so it can be turned back.

How is this hard to not mess up?
 
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Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
... a dragon taking a starring roll as a dragon, and a heist.

I don't care whether the dragon is our mark and we're trying to steal its loot without fighting it, our client and we're trying to steal back its eggs because it's being blackmailed with them, or even the treasure and we're trying to rescue a baby dragon from a zoo or circus or a polymorphed/petrified dragon so it can be turned back.

How is this hard to mess up?
Dragons Eleven?
 


... a dragon taking a starring roll as a dragon, and a heist.

I don't care whether the dragon is our mark and we're trying to steal its loot without fighting it, our client and we're trying to steal back its eggs because it's being blackmailed with them, or even the treasure and we're trying to rescue a baby dragon from a zoo or circus or a polymorphed/petrified dragon so it can be turned back.

How is this hard to not mess up?
I mean, yeah, it's not a hard concept. It's not a hard campaign to design, conceptually, but I guess sometimes you design the campaign first and come up with kinda-bizarrely-misleading title for it later.
 


plisnithus8

Explorer
The disappointment I felt after playing it (and then also DMing a different villain) was the lack of a heist so I went and homebrewed one.
Also I’m looking forward to Black Cats Gaming’s The Spy Game being released.
 

Wait, it doesn't have anything to do with either? Glad I don't buy WoTC adventures.
The Dragon in question apparently refers to Dragons being the currency of Waterdeep. And there's no heist.

You might be able to reach Dragon's 8, especially if you counted familiars.
 


Retreater

Legend
I was initially put off from running this for my group, but they begged and bought me a copy. I'm notoriously hard on WotC adventures, and I hated the concept of this one based on what I had heard, but ...
First, there is most definitely a Dragon. It's sitting on a pile of a half million gold coins. It's literally in the adventure. You do have to beat the dragon through combat, subterfuge, etc., to get the treasure. It's in the adventure. Did you read it?
Second, concerning the Heist. A heist is defined as a robbery, looting, or theft. (This is the actual dictionary definition.) Coming in to steal gold from a dragon, which it has been charged to protect in its vault, meets this description.
 

Mistwell

Legend
Why is called 'Heist' if there's no heist?!
Someone stole a bunch of gold pieces. IE someone heisted dragons.

We're going through the adventure now and my goal is to plan a heist of a neighboring building to the tavern. Because dammit, I want a heist!
 

Undrave

Hero
Someone stole a bunch of gold pieces. IE someone heisted dragons.

We're going through the adventure now and my goal is to plan a heist of a neighboring building to the tavern. Because dammit, I want a heist!
Ah so the players are investigating a heist of dragons?
 

MerricB

Eternal Optimist
I've run it three times. You never quite get the "heist", because D&D doesn't do that sort of structure well. (Planning an operation first? Have you seen what players are like?)

It's an adventure with a lot of cool ideas that don't mesh together that well. You're best to expand the ideas that entertain you and your players and let the others fade into the background. In my recent play-though (more on which on my blog), I spent a LOT of time building up faction missions and less on the heist - and the tavern was ignored entirely.

Cheers!
 




jgsugden

Legend
There was a heist. The PCs did not perform the heist referenced. While the story does not lay out a single path for the PCs to conduct a heist, it is certainly possible for them to do.

To perform a hesit here, they'd need to figure out a way to a.) Locate the dragons, b.) Take the dragons, and c.) Not be caught taking them. That requires the PCs to plan and be inventive - not something they can lay down in a pre-stock adventure. They may have been able to have an NPC mastermind that created a plan and assigned the PCs roles to fill in the heist, but that would remove their agency and feel really streamrollered. I would not have been a fan.

Regardles - while it was not my favorite adventure, we did complete it and we did have fun.
 




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