As shared by DMs Guild brand manager Lysa Penrose.
Everyone seems to be misreading this. It’s not the country of Cyre that got transported, it’s one train (lightning rail - train #1313), ala “Murder on the Orient Express”, “Snowpiercer” or “Train to Busan”.
I think it would be interesting if it was a seasonal thing - a summer of plenty (in which sacrifices are secretly made in the vain hopes of staving off what is to come, and reduce the number of competitors come winter) and a winter of extreme hardship situation. The populace gorges itself in a short time of plenty because they know when the “hard” season hits that despite their best-laid plans, famine will come (Rats break into the granary and eat/defoul everything, locusts wipe out the food crop before it can be harvested, a natural disaster wipes out the food warehouse, bandits steal the food, it rots unnaturally fast, etc.).One possibility is that the land is prone to drought, poor or diseased crops, locusts, etc., keeping the hunger aspect of the domain without making it into a forced starvation thing. Which I agree is stupid--at some point, your populace would simply be too weak to do anything to feed the demands of the god, even if the priesthood was really good at calculating caloric needs.
Another possibility is that the demand for food sacrifice has become a demand for human sacrifice. Which still could be by starvation, but that would only be for the individual sacrifices instead of for everyone.
Maybe the Dark Powers got annoyed that people were settling in and forming political and economical connections, and that's why they broke the Core up.This. The idea of having fixed worlds following real world rules like economies, trade, etc undermined the initial concept.
Putting them in a tube full of ravenous undead where there's no side rooms to hide out in and no way to get "out" without taking a fatal fall takes this beyond just a no-rest ordinary scenario.I'm going to go out on a limb and say that limiting rests is a great way to ramp up the tension of any D&D horror scenario.
So you're saying it takes the normal tension of a no-rest scenario and ramps it up into horror. I'm not seeing the downside.Putting them in a tube full of ravenous undead where there's no side rooms to hide out in and no way to get "out" without taking a fatal fall takes this beyond just a no-rest ordinary scenario.
Agreed.So you're saying it takes the normal tension of a no-rest scenario and ramps it up into horror. I'm not seeing the downside.
I mean, at first, in the beginning, rests would be normal. It's when you reach the mid point or near the end of the train adventure that resting starts becoming an issue. Especially if the PC's end up messing up and, only one room is left in the entire train that allows for any kind of "rest" at all.A Train to Busan scenario would be very, very intense and genuinely hard in D&D, since getting any rests would be difficult.
To be fair, the rules of AD&D are a bit different than the rules of 5E.Agreed.
If it worked with the Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, it can work with a horror train without problem.
Or just cast Leomund's Tiny Hut (long rest). Rope Trick (short rest). Have a genie pact warlock (short or long or short in 10 minutes, depending on level). Or have a DM that uses the silly only one hour of fighting will break a long rest rule interpretation. Declare you're taking a long rest and start fighting. You have an hour of pure combat before breaking your rest. Either you live and can clear out a space to get the remainder of your long rest or you die trying.Getting a long rest would require an awful lot of work, but it may be possible: clear a wagon, hide, set traps, baits and decoys and wish for the best.
The 5e version does 1d6 poison per hour and taking damage still prevents short/long rest. Even if you argue you could somehow rest though it, you're full hp would be reduced by 8d6 damage. Might be doable if your party is all dwarves, warforged, and green dragonborn...To be fair, the rules of AD&D are a bit different than the rules of 5E.
I mean, it's a made up religion in the setting. Yagno's god doesn't exist, it's just his delusions. I'm a little sad it came back as Circle of Darkness offered a rare chance to see a darklord give up their obsession and break free of the Dark Powers.I can understand Kalidnay couldn't be published yet because Dark Sun as setting is not ready yet, but I don't like the return of G'Henna, the dread domain I most reject. Maybe you can tolerate some tropes in your game, but the ones from G'Henna have been used, and abused too many times.
Yagno Petrovna and the cult of Zakhata is possibly the most hateful one from the demiplane of the dread. If this returns, it needs a total reboot. I can accept the idea of a religion promoting fast as a way to learn self-control, but based in the intentional starving is ridiculous. How could they replace the previous religion with other so "unconfortable"?
Or have Leomund’s Tiny Hut, Rope Trick, a genie pact warlock of sufficient level, or any other extradimensional space or environment filtering spell.The 5e version does 1d6 poison per hour and taking damage still prevents short/long rest. Even if you argue you could somehow rest though it, you're full hp would be reduced by 8d6 damage. Might be doable if your party is all dwarves, warforged, and green dragonborn...
Adepts are pretty non existant at this point - Chris Lindsey, the WotC person in charge, has been ghosting everyone and the adepts that still exist have stopped producing content.So with the "other domains" section being less than a page per Domain, in guessing that most of them are going to be designed as DIY ideas for DMs to expand using the darklord rules rather than directly updating older domains. It also tells me they aren't changing much with those domains directly, unlike the featured domains. I would bet the adepts on DMsGuild will be fleshing out a few of them via that project.
I've been wondering what's going on. If he's not saying, my corporate experience suggests that WotC is retooling the program or possibly scrapping it, but the powers that be won't have a decision any time soon, so everything's in limbo.Adepts are pretty non existant at this point - Chris Lindsey, the WotC person in charge, has been ghosting everyone and the adepts that still exist have stopped producing content.
Yeah but if the Train is a Dark Lord, then it could then shunt the extradimensional space into another Extradimensional Chaos Pocket and that just made things turn for the worse. Or it just regurgitates the extradimensional space into another one of its cars.Or have Leomund’s Tiny Hut, Rope Trick, a genie pact warlock of sufficient level, or any other extradimensional space or environment filtering spell.