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Questions tagged [out-of-the-abyss]

For questions about the adventure Out of the Abyss published by Wizards of the Coast. Please keep your question's title spoiler-free and use spoiler blocks in the body.

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How can we end the imprisonment spell in Gromph's Outer Sanctum in Out of the Abyss?

Warning, spoilers for Out of the Abyss below. In Out of the Abyss, on pages 206-207, there is a trapped secret door described as follows: Grin (an NPC described on page 162) is a Drow Mage and only ...
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How is the party supposed to get out of Gromph's Inner Sanctum in Out of the Abyss?

Warning, spoilers for Out of the Abyss below. In Out of the Abyss, Gromph's Outer Sanctum and Inner Sanctum are described on pages 206-207. On page 207 specifically, it describes this methods of ...
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Can a Rogue Modron be a chaotic monodrone in 5e, whereas in previous editions it could not?

In the AD&D 2e book The Planewalker's Handbook, p. 76, it says this about Rogue Modrons (italic emphasis in the original, bold emphasis mine): ...most folks can't tell a rogue modron from a "...
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What is the probability of the Maze Engine from Out of the Abyss activating this effect?

In Out of the Abyss, there is something called the Maze Engine which, once activated, requires the DM to roll on a d100 table for random possible effects (pp. 186-188). One of these entries is: The ...
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Coming up with a stat block for Cyrog from Out of the Abyss

This question contains spoilers for Out of the Abyss, although the spoilers are mostly for context (in case that influences anyone's answers at all; i.e. if there's a story-based reason why Cyrog ...
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In Out of the Abyss, characters are supposed to be level 15 by the last chapter; how can I get them there via milestone levelling?

I'm still running Out of the Abyss, and we're currently half way through Chapter 9: Mantol-Derith. The party is level 9 now (awarded as we transitioned between Chapter 8 and Chapter 9). As we ...
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Do the flaws gained in suffering from multiple instances of Indefinite Madness stack?

In Out of the Abyss, you gain levels of Madness due to certain events. Every time you fail, the Madness level increases, just like Exhaustion level: Level 1 Madness gives you Short term Madness - ~1 ...
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How can I let my players catch Droki from Out of the Abyss?

In Chapter 4: Gracklstugh of Out of the Abyss, my players are supposed to catch Droki. But they just can't do it. The party is comprised of a Drow Ranger, a Firbolg Druid, a Dwarf Paladin and an ...
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What kind of ooze does the Pudding King transform into?

In Out of the Abyss, the stats of the Pudding King include the following action (page 233): However, it does not mention what kind of ooze he transforms into. What kind of ooze does the Pudding King ...
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How does the Maze Engine in Out of the Abyss work?

Spoilers below if you haven't played Out of the Abyss. I am running the D&D 5e adventure Out of the Abyss. There is a section in the campaign where the PCs encounter a device called the Maze ...
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How do I handle baby creature followers/pets in Out of the Abyss?

I am new to DMing, and I am running the official Out of the Abyss adventure. My players found some eggs. When the eggs hatched, baby hook horrors popped out. The players saw them and decided to try ...
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Leveling up NPCs in Out of The Abyss

I am about to run Out of the Abyss for the first time and was wondering about how I should manage the NPCs that escape with the party from Velkenvelve. My goals for them are as follows: the NPCs... ...
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How do I deal with all the NPCs in Out of the Abyss? [closed]

Most combat tips were to either give them to players or make a background scene where they would be fighting. But how do I keep track of the progression of the living NPC and loot share, etc?
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Question about Dawnbringer and Out of the Abyss [Minor Spoilers]

This question contains spoilers for the Lost Tomb of Khaem from the Out of the Abyss adventure, hence why this question's title is quite ambiguous as well. If you do not want this to be spoiled, avoid ...
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Does this paragraph about the Wand of Orcus in Out of the Abyss add to or replace this part of its DMG description? [Major Spoilers]

This question contains spoilers for Out of the Abyss, hence why this question's title is quite ambiguous as well. If you do not want this adventure spoiled, avoid this question. So, the Wand of Orcus ...
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If an artifact does not expressly limit spells like enlarge/reduce or levitate, are there any limits?

Caution: Minor spoiler ahead, Out of the Abyss, hard cover. The question is whether any level magic spell will act per usual on an artifact possessing very high-level magic, which is featured in a ...
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Is the creation of a parallel time-line that even 9th level spells cannot reach RAW?

CAUTION: Spoiler Ahead--Out of the Abyss, hard cover In a recent game, mentioned above, the party had all their NPC's banished to the NPC's home planes, including a couple of pet Death Slaads. At ...
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In Out of the Abyss, do the NPCs get a full share of XP?

This is my first time GMing. I am unsure as to whether the fellow escapee NPCs could be leveling up with the PCs. I do not see any rules for it, but it doesn't make a great deal of sense for them ...
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How many guards watch the slave pen in “Out of the Abyss”?

This is my first time DMing and the campaign we are playing Out of the Abyss. In chapter 1, the wording is kind of confusing, where it says in the "What the Prisoners Know" section (p. 8) that Please ...
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Do any of the Demon Lords in Out of the Abyss have lieutenants?

Background: I am currently running an Out of the Abyss campaign for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. The group has gotten pretty far, they have I am also straying off the book a bit as most ...
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What ability is the save DC of Orcus's “voice” Lair action, in Out of the Abyss?

In Out of the Abyss, Orcus has a number of Lair actions. One of those Lair actions has a confusing point: It is stated that there is a save with a DC of 23 but no specific type of saving throw. The ...
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In Out of the Abyss, is there an alternative to rolling foraging checks every day?

In Out of the Abyss, PCs are equipmentless and travelling in a dangerous and hostile environment where food and water is scarce. To top it all off, they are actively being hunted down by an ...
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In Out of the Abyss, do the drow pursue the party into the Darklake?

After escaping from Velkynvelve, the party decided to travel to Sloobludop via the Darklake. I know you're supposed to Now that they've reached the Darklake, I don't find anything in the chapter ...
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Are there deliberate bridges between Princes of the Apocalypse, Out of the Abyss, and Curse of Strahd?

I have a party of 4 level 3 adventurers from a currently running D&D 5e campaign (Forgotten Realms but very sandboxy homebrew pirate adventures - they are all pirates or related professions e.g. ...
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How do you obtain a petrified eye of newt in the Out of the Abyss campaign?

In the Dungeons & Dragons Out of the Abyss campaign, players start off with no equipment at all. How would a player obtain a petrified eye of newt logically within the game context? Background: ...
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Are the players able to choose which location to go to first in the Out of the Abyss campaign?

So I bought the Out of the Abyss D&D campaign book and I've been reading it and I gotta say I like it better than the past campaigns they released. One thing that is throwing me off though is: ...