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5E Who got their Rime today?

Burnside

Space Jam Confirmed
Just a pet peeve of mine but this sort of thing really bothers me. It is a big complex game book that serves as both an adventure and a campaign sourcebook. No one who hasn't run the thing can effectively "review" it as either of those things. The best they can do is summarize it and tell you if they thought it had some cool ideas in it, or not.

For some reason, posting "reviews" of adventures that you haven't actually fully read, much less played, is standard practice for a lot of RPG sites & Youtubers. It's really weird. With an adventure like this, ideally, yes, you'd play it before reviewing but realistically that takes like a year so I get it. But at least read the whole book before reviewing it, as you would read any other book before reviewing that.
 

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Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
I'll be interested to hear from everyone on this thread who gets it to the table first; and how they find it to play.

For me, my GM recently said he wants to run it after Mad Mage. And we're only L10 in Mad Mage, so I probably won't actually get to read my copy until sometime in 2023 🙃
 

I've read only about 25% of it, and skimmed the rest, but so far I think it's one of the best books they've made when it comes to clever locations, interesting creatures/characters up to interesting things, and tons and tons of stuff that can be used without running the whole thing.

I like it.
 

Forester

Villager
Today I finished reading to the end of it (I did skim-read a few parts). Love so much. I think I can use this book for a long time.

But the Epilogue?? ‘The Obelisk has now sent them back to the spring of -343 DR … the characters now have a whole new world to explore … you will need to delve into earlier products...’

No thank you. That won’t happen.
 


Today I finished reading to the end of it (I did skim-read a few parts). Love so much. I think I can use this book for a long time.

But the Epilogue?? ‘The Obelisk has now sent them back to the spring of -343 DR … the characters now have a whole new world to explore … you will need to delve into earlier products...’

No thank you. That won’t happen.
That's just one of the possible endings though....
 

Azzy

Newtype
Why didn't they go with a more Northern Alaska style approach instead of a frozen hell? I never got the impression in the early Drizzt novels that it was Antartica

To be fair, in the Drizzt novels, there wasn't a lesser goddess going full Elsa in a fit of pique and using her divine powers to create a magically induced (geographically limited) ice age and cause the daylight to only shine for a few hours each day. The unnatural frozen hell thing is a plot point that the PCs have to address.
 



TheSword

Legend
Supporter
Beating a dead horse, but they also do have sunlight.

If all you have is four hours of twilight per day, you don't have any photosynthesis, so you don't have plants. If you don't have any plants, you don't have any animals.

It's basically Cormac McCarthy's The Road, plus everything is frozen.
Oh, my sweet summer childwhat do you know of fear?

Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north.

Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods...

My understanding is that this is fantasy horror. I’m minded of this quote from see Alliser Thorne..

I spent six months out there, beyond the Wall, during the last winter. Supposed to be a two-week mission [...] they hid in their caves and waited for it to pass... and we got caught in the open. Wind so strong, it yanked hundred-foot trees straight from the ground, roots and all. If you took your gloves off to find your cock to have a piss, you lost a finger to the frost. And all in darkness.

You don't know cold. Neither of you do. The horses died first. Didn't have enough to feed them, to keep them warm. Eating the horses was easy... but later, when we started to fall... that wasn't easy.

We should've had a couple of boys like you along, shouldn't we? Soft, fat boys like you. We'd have lasted a fortnight on you, and still have bones left over for soup. Soon we'll have new recruits, and you lot will be passed along to the Lord Commander for assignment. And they will call you "men of the Night's Watch," but you'd be fools to believe it. You're boys, still. And come the winter, you will die... like flies.”

It certainly sums up my intended tone of the campaign.
 



Burnside

Space Jam Confirmed
Oh, my sweet summer childwhat do you know of fear?

Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north.

Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods...

My understanding is that this is fantasy horror. I’m minded of this quote from see Alliser Thorne..



It certainly sums up my intended tone of the campaign.

Interesting article about this:
 


Retreater

Legend
The only thing we can go on is first impressions. If we wait for actual playthrough reviews, we wouldn't see anything for months. I can trust initial impressions enough to whether or not I'd want to buy an RPG adventure - though I usually wait for a playthrough review before I commit to running an adventure.
 


Matrix Sorcica

Adventurer
Does anyone know the Pathfinder supplement Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter? It's about a land locked in, you guessed it, eternal winter, but apparently people still live there and all. It might give some ideas as how to run/handle RotIM, but it might also just use a lot of handwavium.
 

Today I finished reading to the end of it (I did skim-read a few parts). Love so much. I think I can use this book for a long time.

But the Epilogue?? ‘The Obelisk has now sent them back to the spring of -343 DR … the characters now have a whole new world to explore … you will need to delve into earlier products...’

No thank you. That won’t happen.

Does it actually say "you need to delve into earlier products"? If so, that actually makes me happy. It means they're promoting older material and older lore. I personally haven't been a fan of how 5e has disregarded some lore, changing it on a dime for no real reason, so if they're actually promoting older lore, I'll take that as a good sign.

As for the obelisk itself being able to send them back in time...that could really screw with things lol.
 


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