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Connections better than Redefinitions Well, here's a thing. Should bonds always be life-defining bonds, or simply strong emotional ties? A lot of the bonds you list are basically character concept defining aspects ("Wait, I WAS a dragon? what?") Personally, I can see most bonds being things like emotional ties, family, old friends, mentors, people who ...


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My first response would be to question whether the players know every single thing about their characters, even after the number of sessions that you have played with them. I find it very difficult to believe that there are not gaps in their backgrounds that you can use this as an opportunity to flesh out. Looking at the list you've provided, it seems clear ...


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Some additional ideas: The DM should probably set up the background for the adventure. The PCs inhabit a war torn land. Bandits and thieves roam the land, preying on the weak. Local feudal lords, busy fighting their wars, are unable to defend their people - which is where the adventurers come in. The village elders could approach the PCs in a typical ...


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Some defense-oriented D&D adventures available in print &/or online: B/X D&D: B10 Night's Dark Terror - outpost attacked by raiders. Recommended by 3rd party. AD&D 1e: The Village with No Name - free a village from thugs. It's a free PDF, take a look. D&D 3e: Drow War: Gathering Storm - defend cities from drow. I liked it; has ...


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5e Resources In the starter set is a decent setup with chapter two for the bandit gang that works in the city. It can be adapted, and the information in it can be used somewhat loosely for how a hostile lord might try to take control of a small town. The free printed materials for support of Tyranny of Dragons can be useful as an extended monster manual ...


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I don't know about existing adventures, but this is one of my all time favorite films and I've considered running a game like this myself. As is always my advice, begin by figuring out what will happen if the PCs do not come to the farmers aid. I'd expect it to go down like this: The Bandit Leader wants to continue bleeding the farmers dry, leaving them ...


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This is located in two separate places. Here are direct links for the appendix, and the printer-friendly version of the appendix. They can be accessed from the Hoard of the Dragon Queen product overview page, if those direct links change.


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1) There are a lot of Adventures from the Drangonlance Setting. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dragonlance_modules_and_sourcebooks 2) There is a very well made Adventure called "Red Hand of Doom" from 3rd Edition. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hand_of_Doom



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