Questions tagged [tales-from-the-yawning-portal]

For questions about "Tales from the Yawning Portal" (2017), the D&D 5e collection of adventures published by Wizards of the Coast. It converts a series of classic adventure modules from previous editions. Please keep your question's title spoiler-free and use spoiler blocks in the body.

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Can goblin food of poor quality cause some sort of damage?

To start as a new DM, I choose the first adventure of "Tales from the Yawning Portal", "The Sunless Citadel". During the adventure, the players ran into a store room (Goblin Pantry) filled with food &...
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Does the creature in room 27 of White Plume Mountain use the magic items they have?

Room 27 contains a creature who has some additional items listed as treasure: Are those items active on the creature (changing some of their stats and giving some additional options)? Or are those ...
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How does crossing Room 7 work in White Plume Mountain?

I am trying to figure out the mechanics of crossing Room 7 of White Plume Mountain. The image also appears to look different from the map they provide, too. In all, I'm very confused as to how ...
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Are the Doors open or closed in room 14 when found in White Plume Mountain?

Room 14 in White Plume Mountain from Tales of the Yawning Portal includes three doors, but it doesn't say if they are open or closed when the adventurers find them. Given how they work, it seems ...
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How to handle the harder encounters in the White Plume Mountain dungeon?

I plan to incorporate the White Plume Mountain into an ongoing campaign, and there are two encounters that bother me. One of them is the golem puzzle which I fully expect them to fail (for those not ...
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How do I make sure that my small party doesn't get massacred?

I'm running a game of D&D 5e for a few friends, and due to college starting and people needing to get in a routine, we'll only be able to have around 3 to 2 players a session for a couple months. ...
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Is Drow Elf a terrible race choice for Tales of the Yawning Portal?

My friend is going to GM Tales of the Yawning Portal hardcover and I am thinking about making a Drow character. However, I am worried about their Sunlight Sensitivity feature and how it'll affect my ...
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Is the Balance of Harmony magic item considered a major or minor magic item?

The Balance of Harmony is an uncommon wondrous item from the Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan module in Tales from the Yawning Portal (p. 228). It allows one to cast the spell Detect Evil and Good as a ...
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Is there any official Lore on Keraptis the Wizard, apart from what is in White Plume Mountain?

In the 5E release of Tales from the Yawning Portal there is the Module White Plume Mountain. On page 95 it states the previous lore of Keraptis the Wizard: Thirteen hundred years ago, the wizard ...
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How many hours of gameplay for Tales of the Yawning Portal? [closed]

Has anyone run all of the Tales from the Yawning Portal? How many hours would you estimate it takes? I would guess somewhere about 18-20 hours. From what I have read elsewhere, Sunless Citadel could ...
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How is Mialee associated with the adventure Sunless Citadel?

I have a copy of Tales from the Yawning Portal. On the front cover is a collage of characters who appear in the adventures within. However, there is an odd one out. Inside the front cover it tells ...
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Does a Duergar Spy's Enlarge action double its damage dice from its Sneak Attack trait?

In the module The Forge of Fury (tiny spoiler) there is a Duergar Spy creature. Its statblock is on p. 234 of Tales from the Yawning Portal. I am interested in the way two of its features interact ...
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What fire spells would trigger the Slippery Ice effect in Against the Giants?

I've been looking through the Tales from the Yawning Portal book and am thinking about running the Against the Giants adventure; specifically in The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl dungeon, it ...
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What are all the hints in Acererak's message?

In another question, I asked how to translate Acererak's message from the Tomb of Horrors in French, but since no one could answer that yet, someone suggested in the comments that I split the answer ...
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Can the message from Acererak be translated into French without losing its hints?

I plan on running the Tomb of Horrors from the Tales of the Yawning Portal book, and I would like to play it in French, as we all are native French-speakers at the table. In this dungeon, the players ...
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What saving throw is needed for the Cursed Treasure in the Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan?

Included in the Tales from the Yawning Portal, The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan adventure has some Cursed Treasure in area 29: "The Tomb of Pelota" (pg. 78) What kind of saving throw is needed, by ...
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Where else does “Primal” appear as a language (from The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan adventure)?

Included in the Tales from the Yawning Portal, The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan adventure includes a creature called the Tecuziztecatl, which has its stat block included in the appendix (page 245). Its ...
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How “deadly” are the adventures in Tales from the Yawning Portal?

I'm looking for what to run for my next D&D campaign. The promotional material for Tales from the Yawning Portal says this: Within this tome are seven of the deadliest dungeons from the history ...
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Can the door to this area really not be opened from this direction in Tomb of Horrors?

I am reading Tales from the Yawning Portal, specifically the Tomb of Horrors. There seems to be an error in the following description (emphasis mine): The way this area reads I think it should say: ...
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In the Tomb of Horrors adventure in Tales from the Yawning Portal, what is the intended scenario for when this event occurs?

Excuse the unspecific question title. Hard to ask this without putting spoilers. In D&D 5e Tales of the Yawning Portal, there is an updated version of the legendary Tomb of Horrors. At page 225, ...
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How are the characters supposed to open this door in the Sunless Citadel module?

Warning! May contain spoilers if you are playing the Sunless Citadel module from the Tales of the Yawning Portal book. We are playing this module and the party is still level 1 (cleric, paladin, ...