Wednesday, February 17, 2010

(A Little) More on the Scales of War finale

Well, I've got a deadline for the day job, so I don't have much time today, but real quickly...

I wrote the last adventure in the Scales of War adventure path, and it came out today here. Some quick thoughts...

1) Kudos to whomever came up with the "Last Breath of Tiamat" title over at WotC. That's much better than my title.

2) Parts of it definitely play better than they read--like the preponderance of solo dragons throughout the adventure. There's an interesting table dynamic when tactics evolve (on both sides of the screen) through a half-dozen fights that are fundamentally similar in a lot of ways.

3) Yeah, there's a big deal world-shaking event at the end. I don't know whether it's worth it or not to keep this blog spoiler-free, but for now I'll say this: To my mind, "greed" is not synonymous with "want" or "desire." Eliminating greed doesn't create a world without want...just a world without evil, destructive, poisonous "acquisition for its own sake" and "reveling in obscene wealth."

Out of Context: How about slash-uncle?
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  1. It's generated an interesting thread on enworld. It's really kind of funny how the deaths and rebirths of gods in the D&D pantheon really start to resemble a real mythology, and superhero comic books.

    I can't wait till I can run or play in this adventure. Thanks.

  2. I don't suppose you could link to the EN world thread, Dar?