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    New Free 5E Module - Z1- Zombie Curse by Frank Schmidt

    Good morning, everyone! I'm excited to be able to post this. I've been working with Frank Schmidt, author of the Adventures in Filbar series. Frank started out creating modules for his group and then started selling them. He has many adventures in the Adventures in Filbar series available. Some of them, such as Zombie Curse, are free! The reason for the post is that Frank gave me permission to convert Zombie Curse (an AD&D adventure for level 1-2 adventurers) to 5E for fantasy grounds. I'm happy to say I am finished!

    Feel free to use this adventure in any of your campaigns. Also, PLEASE let me know if you find errors or issues. I have not had a chance to playtest and I'm concerned I've screwed up some of the monster conversion stats. Change those as much as you want and let me know if you think I should change any. All monsters are from the SRD or I created their stats from what Frank created (ie. Zombie Wolf).

    Frank does a lot of one on one (DM and one player) adventures, so if you all like this adventure, please let me know. I see a real potential for maybe converting some of his one on one adventures for fg, but I'd like to know if the feedback is good on this one before I take that step. Let me know!

    About the adventure... So, if you want to read a third-party review about the adventure (for AD&D), you can find it here:

    https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/15/15811.phtml

    Few quick points on the adventure. 1 - There are a LOT of zombies. If you don't like that, you might not want to run this one! 2 - There are three maps/locations, but only one is suitable for combat and isn't the highest quality. As you all know, there are many fg maps you can find in the community to supplement the ones included in the adventure. Keep in mind, the module is free! 3 - I think the plot and detail is really good for a free adventure and I believe would cover a good 3 sessions of 4 hrs each (although I'm just speculating).

    I'm going to start looking at some of his other free products to see if there are others I think might be cool to convert. If you all like this one, maybe I'll post some options and take a poll to see which one you want me to convert next if Frank would be so kind as to allow me to convert another.

    Enjoy!
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    Last edited by Gwydion; August 28th, 2017 at 14:42. Reason: Updated with corrections to a couple links and clean up zombie names.
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    Map Maker Conversion: https://tinyurl.com/y3awlo4b

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    Well done.
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    Already correcting a few minor things as follows:

    At top level link of (F1 - Zombie Curse) now has all links for the adventure (true table of contents)
    In room 5.02 I had forgotten to drop the monster on the map - fixed
    Couple typos

    The file in the first post has been updated to correct these issues.
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    FG 5e Module Conversions: https://tinyurl.com/y6awo2la
    Map Maker Conversion: https://tinyurl.com/y3awlo4b

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    This is why you should have a small group of playtesters to catch things like this before public release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nylanfs View Post
    This is why you should have a small group of playtesters to catch things like this before public release.
    You're right of course.
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    FG 5e Module Conversions: https://tinyurl.com/y6awo2la
    Map Maker Conversion: https://tinyurl.com/y3awlo4b

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    I get an invalid attachment when I try to get the updated module.

    @Nylafs, yes, but it's often hard to get someone with a critical eye. I've mostly been lucky finding such volunteers for my modules, but can understand when someone can't.

    I was actually hoping to be able to review this for the OP but haven't (yet) had time

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEntrails View Post
    I get an invalid attachment when I try to get the updated module.
    Works fine for me. Try right-click and save as to save the file locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trenloe View Post
    Works fine for me. Try right-click and save as to save the file locally.
    ApparentlyI'vealreadystarteddrinkingthismorning. Works fine now, but I swear...

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    Glad it worked! Thought maybe I screwed something up there. I do understand and agree that best practice is to playtest. I made a decision (I'll let the forum members ultimately decide if it was the right one), to upload now as my plate is full right now and I knew I couldn't get a group together to playtest for a while. So, given it was a free module, I'm hoping it is in really good shape absent a few minor issues that don't affect the playability. If that doesn't end up being the case next time I will not upload until I've had an opportunity to truly playtest even if it will delay the upload as I certainly don't want to waste anyone's time.
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    D&D5e FAQ module for fg: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/196704/FAQs
    FG 5e Module Conversions: https://tinyurl.com/y6awo2la
    Map Maker Conversion: https://tinyurl.com/y3awlo4b

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    I sent you a PM with the detailed review. No reason I see not to upload it and share. As you say, its a free for fun module, and it's great that the author was willing to share and that you did the conversion. Thanks

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