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D&D 5E It's Time To Rethink What An Adventure Path Can Be On Roll20

EN Publishing's epic Fifth Edition campaign of steam and soot comes to Roll20 with Island at the Axis of the World and the Campaign and Player's Guides.

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Steam and soot darken the skies above the city of Flint, and winds sweeping across its majestic harbor blow the choking products of industrial forges into the fey rainforests that dot its knife-toothed mountains. Since the earliest ages when the people of Risur founded this city, they feared the capricious beings that hid in those fog-shrouded peaks, but now, as the march of progress and the demands of national defense turn Flint into a garden for artifice and technology, the old faiths and rituals that kept the lurkers of the woods at bay are being abandoned.

The Unseen Court, the Great Hunt, and the many spirits of the land long ago conquered by Risur's kings no longer receive tribute, but they cannot enter these new cities of steam and steel to demand their tithe. The impoverished workers who huddle in factory slums fear monsters of a different breed, shadowy children of this new urban labyrinth. Even their modern religions have no defenses against these fiends.

Times are turning. The skyseers—Risur's folk prophets since their homeland's birth—witness omens in the starry wheels of heaven, and they warn that a new age is nigh. But what they cannot foresee, hidden beyond the steam and soot of the night sky, is the face of this coming era, the spirit of the next age. The
zeitgeist.

But if you frequent these forums, you likely have read that intro countless times and might even know it by heart. You might have copies of one of the greatest adventure paths in PDFs for Pathfinder, 4e, and 5e. So what does ZEITGEIST on Roll20 bring to the virtual tabletop?

Encounters ready to go. Every encounter is set up with color tokens linked to 5e character sheets with clickable actions to automatically roll dice to the chat window.

Handouts to draw the players into the action. Each adventure contains numerous art and informational handouts to draw the players into the story. The player's guide contains a dramatis personae of nearly 100 NPCs that you can reveal to your players over the course of the campaign. They can keep centralized notes against each NPC to share with each other.

Tools for when the players go off the beaten path. The campaign and player's guides come with maps of Lanjyr, Flint, and the RHC headquarters as well as 40 spare NPCs that you can drop into the game for those times when you need to quickly improvise.

Everything you need is just a click away. All the text is in Roll20 handouts which link to each other, NPC sheets, and the 5e compendium as well as send die rolls to the chat window so everything you need is close at hand.

Read the adventures and guides like a book. In case you don't have every version of ZEITGEIST known to humanity (or even zero versions) each handout comes with paging links so you can read the contents like a book from beginning to end through the external journal.

Saved prep time. All these details mean that nearly 100 hours have gone into preparing Island at the Axis of the World, the Player's Guide, and the Campaign Guide. The attention to detail means that you can focus your preparation time on making the story a memorable one for you and your players.

Happy gaming!
 

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Zaukrie

New Publisher
@Zaukrie, we have als...................Roll20, whereas Foundry is still young.
Yup, if I had a huge investment in Roll20, I'd stay for now.....but I don't have much there. I'll have to look at my stuff....I have Zeitgeist for 4e, but have only skimmed it......but it might fit into my new campaign.

No way I'd go to Fantasy Grounds right now. Their new version had to be backwards compatible, and kept the awful interface. I'd guess Foundry and Astral and Talespire take over from Roll20 for a bit.....and then DnDBeyond launches their VTT, and all bets are off for 5e......
 

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MarkM

Explorer
@Tormyr, any updated estimate for when the next adventure in the Zeitgeist series will be out? Are you still thinking 1-2 months after the first one was released?
 







MarkM

Explorer
So excited! Our group just had our first session of the AP. We did a mini-campaign as a prequel with Bonds and Crypta and some homebrew (set 100 years before Island occurs), but were waiting for the Roll20 versions before we took on the big campaign. Rave reviews thus far!

@Tormyr, it looks like you finished War of the Burning Sky. One huge project complete just as this next huge project is getting up to full speed. Congratulations!
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
So excited! Our group just had our first session of the AP. We did a mini-campaign as a prequel with Bonds and Crypta and some homebrew (set 100 years before Island occurs), but were waiting for the Roll20 versions before we took on the big campaign. Rave reviews thus far!

@Tormyr, it looks like you finished War of the Burning Sky. One huge project complete just as this next huge project is getting up to full speed. Congratulations!
Thanks, WotBS isn't quite finished yet, as The Beating of the Aquiline Heart is much bigger than the previous two adventures. Soon, though.
 

MarkM

Explorer
Thanks, WotBS isn't quite finished yet, as The Beating of the Aquiline Heart is much bigger than the previous two adventures. Soon, though.
Oops-- I miscounted. I was intending to celebrate, not to rub it in that you have one of the biggest adventures left to go!
 


MarkM

Explorer
Just in time, as we are working our way through Adventure 1 in the series. It has been amazing so far, with rave player reviews. I'm still reading through the Dying Skyseer, but from prior versions I think it is one of best adventures in the series. My favorite new trick is the author somehow added new locations (on the GM layer to be revealed as we go) to the city map of Flint while still maintaining my annotations from the previous version. Very slick and also very useful.
 





Tormyr

Adventurer
Hi everyone. I just found that I had used the original version of the ziggurat map in adventure 3 instead of the corrected version. Unfortunately, I don't have time to make all the fixes necessary before the submission deadline today. I apologize for the delay, and thank you for your patience.
 

MarkM

Explorer
Hi everyone. I just found that I had used the original version of the ziggurat map in adventure 3 instead of the corrected version. Unfortunately, I don't have time to make all the fixes necessary before the submission deadline today. I apologize for the delay, and thank you for your patience.
Thank you for keeping us updated. I look forward to buying it the instant it hits the store!
 


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