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Where are you in the A-series? 

My group has played up to:
A0 - The Rising Knight 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
A1 - Assault on Blacktooth Ridge 43%  43%  [ 10 ]
A2 - Slag Heap 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
A3 - Wicked Cauldron 22%  22%  [ 5 ]
A4 - Usurpers of the Fell Axe 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
A5 - The Shattered Horn 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A6 - Banishment and Blight 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
A7 - Beneath the Despairing Stone 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A8 - Forsaken Mountain 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A9 - The Helm of Night 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A10 - The Last Respite 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A11 - The Wasting Way 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
A12 - The Paladin's Lament 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 23

Where are you in the A-series? 
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Greater Lore Drake
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Post Where are you in the A-series?
If you are running A series modules (Umbrage Saga), more or less in order, what module are you on with your most advanced group?

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Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:26 pm
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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
For my part, only up to A1 and some of the extras; my campaign sort of petered out and needs a boost. Also, we have been playing the Sunless Citadel through Bastion of Broken Souls adventure path for years in another system, and it has sort of soured us on programmed adventures of such length. Still, I suspect Umbrage Saga needn't be so programmed; it's pretty sandboxy from the start and as long as players can get hints as to relative difficulty they can sort of wander around and hit all of the modules as they wish; it's as much a gazetteer to this part of Aihrde as a set of modules.

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Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:29 pm
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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
My group is up to A3. We started with A0 back in Sept 2011. Other than some occasional missed weeks, a three month summer hiatus, and a three or four month hiatus as of late, we've conutinued on. There have been character deaths and a few departures. The table has ranged from 3-8 players, but more like 3 or 4 now. i believe we're starting again this Sunday. The odd holiday, or convention will get in the way, but probably no major disruptions until summer of next year


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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
Never got past Rising Knight after a TPK in Balon Nakt. The group requested that we play in a different part of the world, so we began up in the Hanse states and have since moved across the sea into the Northlands.

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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
Back in the day, we played into Blacktooth Ridge. At that time, the Umbrage Saga box set was just released with all of the additional info that wasn't included in the original release. I didn't really know that much about Aihrde, and I think that hurt my presentation of the material. I am still waiting for the Codex of Aihrde proper before I run a game in that part of the setting.

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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
We had started A3, when our group fizzled out after several years of play. My daughter left the group first and I was able to add some more nephews. Eventually, they got older and began to run their own games with their friends and such ~ so it was nice to see them mature into serious gamers.

One of my nephews is a great DM and has a head for figures and detail, but handles it well and does not bog down the game - but instead keeps it moving along nicely.

I love this series and look forward to the final book, it should be totally kick ass!!

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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
My group has just finished killing Dietbold Heimer. We'll move on to A5 on the 26th. They lost the Barbarian, and I plan on adding a Cleric to the group because the adventures look way more dangerous here on out!

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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
I guess I could change my vote from A0 to A1 after our gaming session yesterday. We wrapped up (after a 5-month delay) Rising Knight and the PC's moved on to Botkinburg, where we stopped play as they arrived. I cannot wait to run them through A1, A2, A3, & A4 somewhat simultaneously as that is one big playground of adventure in a nice compact area provided in those modules. From there, I plan on trying my hand at my first true "sandbox" campaign where the players can take their PC's wherever they like.

It's been too long since I got into C&C (almost 9 years) before we have been able to complete one of TLG's own modules.

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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
The party has just defeated the witch queen at the end of A3 but they still need to get out of there. ;)

One more session to do that and bridge to the start of A4. Actually, taking a quick glance through A4 and I think it should be swifter to go through that the last couple of modules in the series. I fully intend to run the entire gambit of modules in this series.

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Post Re: Where are you in the A-series?
I started out a group of gamers who had either never gamed or had not gamed in 15 to 20 years. We started with Brave Halfling Publishings "Ruins of Ramat" and I used a homebrew setting of the town of "Seneca" to as the town with the missing dog. Very vague, but decided to go with the Umbrage Saga. I offered a bunch of hooks to players to choose from (posted on the Inn's bulletin board:

1. Castle Zagyg
2. A sea adventure I'm working on
3. The trolls "Fantastic Adventure" Module (do hope they re-write that from d20)
4. Rise of the Rune Lords
5. Rappan Athuk
6. A Caravan to Botkinburg (with a potential to go to Malforten)

They chose Botkinburg and on a second attempt to Malforten they passed. I wanted the journey to memorable, so they ran into Redcaps and had a few adventures with the NPCs on the Caravan. They're now trying to rescue a Lady on her way to a wedding in the south who was captured by the Redcaps and found a druid to assist them in the swamp. I ended up using the Moathouse from the Temple of Elemental Evil as the Goblin hole. I used the bandit encounter in TOEE but replaced them with rest of the Redcap Goblins from the ambush. They made quick work of them and most of the encounters on the main floor, and are now searching the caves below. I'll have the Lady as a prisoner, along with Wizard/Monk/Barbarian (Human) multi-class PC, and the Gnome trader as prisoners of Lugbash the Ogre.

Anyway very much looking forward to actually getting to Botkinburg. Lots of things planned. Two of the Players are moving in a few months (Father & Son team). So we'll be down a few members. But would like to at least finish up A1 with the Molkin Twins rescued (and Redcap Breakaway group of Goblins plot exposed with a link elsewhere) the Troll defeated, and the Witch of the Woods met as the Patron for the Knight and Cleric (instead of the witch I'll make her Shelba of the Eyeless Face). Intent is to start mentioning the Horn next session. The PCs should find a note mentioning the other RedCap Group, as well.

One thing I do want to explore is the Tree of Life. While the overarching goal is the Journey to Aufstrag, which in effect is a mockery of the Tree of Life. So will need to do some writing on that. But do need to get the Ahirde CK and PC guides soon.


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