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Scourge of the Howling Horde by Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel

The cover artwork, by Simone Bianchi, is a painting of five goblins in threatening poses, reminding me somewhat of the antics of professional wrestlers. The adventure itself is rather simple, like I mentioned in the first paragraph of this review: As far as that goes, Gwendolyn does an excellent job providing the neophyte DM with all of the help he should need; she provides page numbers in the Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide where specific information can be found, gives reminders about how some of the concepts like damage resistance and hardness work, and so on.

Obsidian rated it liked it Mar 13, Add the fact that the “Terrain Features” font size is even smaller than the text on the rest of the page, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for eyestrain.

Troy Kiefer added it Apr 30, You’d think that a product designed to help new DMs – and a product that only has 32 pages, and a total of only 20 stat blocks in all, all of which are of low-level creatures and therefore the least complex stat blocks in the game – would have top-notch, high-quality stats, wouldn’t you?


That’s just the sort of thing that a newbie DM would find exceptionally ddragons, and my only guess is that horee just couldn’t make room for it.

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Brian Fleming rated it really liked it Jun 18, This review is about an adventure, so if you’re a DM, read on. Unfortunately, the end result is not all that it could be, and I really can’t recommend the adventure for a new DM just learning the system; riddled with errors as it is, it’s liable to confuse him more than it helps him. It also includes sidebars that contain useful advice such as differences when running the adventure for new players or for seasoned players. First of all, it’s a “dumbing down” of the stats, removing crucial information that’s needed to ensure that the stat block calculations were done correctly.

Speed should include ” can’t run.

Scourge of the Howling Horde

I’m not sure who’s responsible for the stat blocks in this product – author Gwendolyn F. In any case, the stat blocks themselves were not particularly well done, either.

Here’s my “unofficial errata” for Scourge of the Howling Horde: Matt Bogen marked it as to-read Howllng 06, Hit points are provided on the very first line of the stats something I noticed they had done with almost all of the stat blocks in Expedition to Castle Ravenloftand Scourge of the Howling Horde even takes it one step further by adding a number of “check-off boxes” the DM can “X” through as the creatures take damage, but nowhere do the stat blocks state how many HD a given creature hoede.

You’d think that they’d have gone the extra effort for an adventure with this type of “new DM” focus, but I guess not.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Granted, it’s only a “lesser” gray ooze, but it’s as big Medium size as a “normal” one. Each is a rather simple drawing with some basic shading, but I credit Carl with paying close attention to the written descriptions of what he’s illustrating, as the depictions are spot-on, from the details on the buildings to the specific weapons and armor carried and worn by the goblinoids.


Of course, the adventure’s simplicity makes perfect sense when you consider its target audience: Similar Threads Memories and Portents Chapter 2: Friday, 24th November, Again, these are pretty lousy stats for a Wizards of the Coast adventure, but they’re especially poor for a new DM trying to understand how the game works.

Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, Breath weapon should be a foot, not foot, line of acid. Sunjay added it Jul 06, Even assuming that she spent a full 10 points on Hide, she still only spent 42 of 50 skill points.

Ray rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Join Date Sep Posts Kestrelwith cover art by Simone Bianchi and interior art by Carl Frank. Robert Blank marked it as to-read Sep 23, She now has 52 hp, yet there are 56 “check-off boxes” indicating her hit point total.

Want to Read saving…. Jessica Minton rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Tharkad added it Dec 18, Zachary added it Dec 09, The interior artwork consists of a scant 3 black-and-white illustrations by Carl Frank: John somers rated it liked it Dec 06, However, even it has an error: The Genie’s Curse Birthright: