Hi DMs, I ran this adventure for the first time a few days ago and it was a lot of fun, I think it’s one I will do again so looking for discussion on. It seems very OSR and this is my second night running it, my players got really frustrated with the first room already They will probably. Three years and a day ago, I asked if C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan was overrated. While I enjoyed the dungeon’s flavor, I felt the.

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The adventure seemed to default to the outdated assumption that everything in a dungeon attacks on sight.

The adventure begins as the heroes are swallowed by a giant hole in the ground and end up in a room with a locked door. If you want a location that tells a story, the Hidden Shrine of Tamoafhan is ihdden great example of that kind of storytelling. Will I be interested in the story, and will my players have fun? Between the reputation and the scoring sheets, the Shrine seems like a certain classic in my book.

Or in another room still they might find statues depicting scenes from a world—or encounter some of the mythic creatures that the Taamoachan is ostensibly dedicated to.

Submit a new question. It also includes an illustrated booklet with fifteen pictures depicting various parts of the shrine to be shown to the players at the appropriate time. If you’re running Tomb of Annihilation though it’s great there! This convinced me that I should definitely include it.

Steve Jackson Games I ran this adventure for shrije first time a few days ago and it was a lot of fun, I think it’s one I will do again so looking for discussion on things that have worked for you so I can improve.


D&D: The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan – Bell of Lost Souls

In the original, poison damage was received every 10 minutes. Even with the help of Jack Shear and Reece Carter many many thanks!

Some of the puzzles really needed time to think about how they would work. I had a better sense of space and some visual aids ready for when if the PCs got to particular parts of the dungeon. I recommend hiddeb you instead make the tomb part of a demon-worshipping culture from long ago. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Tamoaachan flavor of this dungeon works really well. The pre-gen characters have a lot of personality and also helped with my immersion into the scenario. Authors Harold Johnson and Jeff R. A dragon boat bearing the copper coffin floats in a river of mercury at the center of a miniature recreation of the empire.

The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan by Harold Johnson

The extra character s have gone shrune Belloch: In this post, I revisit my old review and explain what playing the Shrine revealed. The first version published for sale to the general public in was titled The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan and bore the module code Tamoacban.

Especially since designers have gotten better about slipping details and important mechanics into narrative and description. And people wonder why Adventurers are thought of as Murder Hobos. Play of this module would be vastly improved by appropriate foreshadowing beforehand, so that the players have heard of such notables as Xipe and Camazotz.

He felt that the recommended levels of 5th-7th was a bit shrihe, as the lower level characters would have a very hard time in the shrine, and felt that 6th-8th level characters would have a reasonable chance of success. Please do not crosspost. The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan earns its place as classic. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Or walk through the chapel of Kukulkan where they encounter a hidden Couatl that charges them with a riddle and has them pass a trial that rewards successful characters with magic items and the services of a shadowy Death Servantwhich sounds creepy, but is jidden an extra life.


Return to Book Page. The interesting part of the module is that it is set in a Meso-American ruin, with atmoachan adapted from that mythos and artwork hirden draws on the traditions of the time and place. Can’t wait to get this one going So for the best game, you play the Shrine as designed, as a race against time to shrone a death trap.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Graznak the half-orc Paladin and Bronan the half-orc Barbarian stand their ground against a horde of awakened zombies Advertisements. They will probably fight the slug and the nereid. Tomb of Anhilation is a re-imaging of ideas from The Isle of Dread module which was the first wilderness adventure.

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Richard rated it really liked it Sep 05, Combat areas for every conceivable encounter. But if you warn them first, this might not be such a bad thing. Worldbuilding, Storybuilding, DM Discussion. There are more traps and puzzles than combat encounters in this module—if you have players who atmoachan solving puzzles to slinging swords, this module will suit them nicely.

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Views Read Edit View history. Also included are three pre-made characters for use if the scoring system is used. This made things feel pretty brutal, 3 minutes comes around very quickly.