The Bloodstone Quartet
|TSR Series Code:||H3|
|Author:||Michael Dobson \ Douglas Niles|
|Cover Artist:||Larry Elmore|
|Format:||32-page booklet, poster map and cover gatefold with maps.|
The third in the quartet of adventures set in the Bloodstone Lands.
The following text is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the product:
'What strange role does Orcus, Prince of the Undead, play in the
invasion of peace-loving Damara? And what interest does the Grandfather
of Assassins have in the tiny barony of Bloodstone Pass?
Other adventures in the Bloodstone Quartet are:
|I agree with the
previous notion (see Jane Hammonds review of The
Throne of Bloodstone) that the story line of
module H4 did falter, the entire series itself is great. My
enjoyment with this series is the simple fact that too much of AD&D
is played just in the Realms, characters have built themselves to high
levels but really, what have they experienced now that they haven't
encountered already and defeated.
Thats where this series comes into play, it requires an experienced DM to run it properly but is extremely challenging, and for those characters that have come to rely upon the fact they are powerful and follow the hack and slash techniques will be in for a rude awakening when they are told to roll up a new character.
My advice to these modules is don't be afraid to add a little intique or hidden plot or two to keep things interesting ( or kill off your buddies baby, he he he ) its a great game and I recommend it highly.
After playing the Mines of Bloodstone and the Throne of Bloodstone, I would have to say what a great time my party and I spent adventuring. From a total of 8 characters of 25th level plus and fully loaded with all magic delights only for survived, our 30th level cleric had his head removed by a vorpal battle axe and our 26th level paladin was slaughtered by a group of demons. What a good adventure that really tested your characters and your battle plays.
If you play this campaign take hard characters with plenty of goodies, and try not to cry when they dont make it.
If anyone knows where i can get hold of the set let me know.
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