This component would be the artwork. The PDF and whatever files we cram in with it. Per default, their progress is swift and methodical, though referees can adjust this factor, somewhat akin to "Better than Any Man," without much issues. Deep Carbon Observatory belongs into the library of every ardent fan of RPGs; if you even remotely enjoy the unconventional and weird, if you even remotely like dark material, then consider this to be a top priority indeed. A well-rounded party is pretty much required - this is NOT an easy module. Her hair is white. However, PCs can't truly dawdle; they only ever get to see a slice of the true dimension of the catastrophe (which means that this module does have a replay value!) Finally, I checked my pdf of the original DCO (which I never got around to reading) and found the Drow mentioned several times by name. I do own the PoD-version, which, while more grey than black, is a nice softcover...and this one is definitely worth owning in print. The space between vampires is actually more vampires." The sight is without sound and stinks like an airless tomb burning in the light of an unwanted sun. A true masterpiece of adventure-writing; both ART and Module - a must-own masterpiece. The whole place has the feel of a terrible revealing. It basically demanded I buy this, creating a strange resonance. Literally. Carrowmere lies submerged, and a 1-page flow-chart of things that happen, that can happen...and they are a panopticon of the myriad tragedies that can accompany within the context of such a catastrophe. The darkened versions both labelled and unlabelled, and Dirks original brightly-coloured originals. A sculpted altar-thing like a spider in a nightmare, rearing up. Strange structures that change your position in relation to reality, clocks of geological time and a 3-page "you see"-table for spontaneous weirdness, 10 odd books...and there is the Giant. Please feel free to use in your games but please do not use these for any other product. I don't know if something was lost in this remastering or if something was opened up (making it possible for this other group to be something besides the Drow). Told you that this has a sense of humor!). Sunlight gleams oddly in the steep valley-sides. A random piece of Scrap concept art from the creation of DCO. I'd give it 6 if I could. Deep Carbon Observatory Remastered: What happened to the *SPOILER*? All right, only referees around? I finally completed my read through of DCO Remastered and went online to look for resources and see what pitfalls others had encountered when running it. She is dead. To my knowledge, this is Patrick Stuart's first book. There is one component about the book, which, much like the prose, will be truly polarizing. Inside the crate is a sculpted alter-thing, spider shaped, rearing up. All right, this much regarding formal categories. The fungal wood is very old and easily cut away. This is dark, but it is a resplendent, ephemeral darkness that stands, wholly, on its own. (I thought a goal of the remaster was to reduce confusion...). PDF Store: Buy This Item from DriveThruRPG, A true masterpiece of adventure-writing; both ART and Module - a must-own masterpiece, Unlink This Review from Deep Carbon Observatory, Deep Carbon Observatory Remastered MAP PACK. It delivers, in spades, a sense of jamais-vu, a distinct authorial (meant in the truest and most well-intentioned sense of the word), uncompromising vision of something that is wondrous, weird...alien, even...that is strange and UNIQUE. She is dead. I will start my review with a section aimed at those familiar with the original, and then move on with a section aimed at anyone, whether they are familiar with DCO or not. This is not a module that you can run spontaneously. Error: No match for email address or password. Subscribe to get the free product of the week! Editing and formatting are pretty good on a formal level; on a rules-language level, it is a bit basic, but does unique and creative things with these components. The prose herein, for once, is worthy of the moniker. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion - you do NOT want to SPOIL this one. I wouldn't recommend this for novice referees. These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. There is more inspiration in some of the non-sequitur lines within than in a lot of whole adventure-series, heck, in whole mega-adventures. This is 'Watch-Of-Her-Eyes Ixtrexian' a librarian whose library is one book and whose guard of it is long. "Ultra-compressed and tectonically warped bones of billions of vampires. The Deep Carbon Observatory is a multidisciplinary organization comprising members with diverse professional backgrounds, genders, ages and ethnicities. Now, I did note before that doom looms if the PCs dawdle - the item that will threaten to break asunder the nations is not the primary "treasure" - it's but one item left here, which, in the wrong hands (read: Those of the Crows) can result in tremendous ills...but there is more to be found within: Shriveled, desiccated myconids, spells of use for slaves (not statted - but reduce scars, hide sorrow, ease grief...speak a specific language...), hydraulic ooze-prisons, weighting stations with impossible weights (souls, innocence years, minutes of fear...), ray-reflecting materials, chambers housing tox-men that can create toxins lethal to anything or everyone, salt dryads, a hall of shells...there is so much wonder within this dungeon, it exceeds the amount of unique rooms and ideas found in some series (!!) Beyond the diverse encounters available and the small stories and surreal components that are introduced here, we move to the first dungeon - the damn. There is so much creativity here, a simple description of a geological sample made me smile with glee...and come up with a whole campaign-angle. Held in her frozen hands, is a book. She is a librarian whose library is one book and whose guard of it is long. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. I have never played Deep Carbon Observatory (either version) so this review is based on a reading only. The black stone hums with a numbing cold. The Crows are a truly wicked group of psychotic adventurers; these rivals come fully stated, with excessively discussed and unique background stories and magic items, make for fantastic foils and also can act as a kind of timer. As the PCs make their way past the remnants of a culture long gone, they can meet things in jars, berserker library-golems and strange beings...and then, the PCs witness the glory of the profundal zone, the second wilderness area. Echo By Frosen, for example, believes she can smell distrust; a nasty dwarf who stole a bow from a soul of a traumatized thief, whose body he trapped in a box beneath a glacier...oh, and he has no less than 6 different signature poisons...including liquid dyslexia. Deep Carbon Observatory - REMASTERED. This demands being engaged, it can't *not* elicit a response. One final note on the artwork: While suffused with color, the PoD print version, alas, is b/w - I did not consider this to be a detriment, as I focused on the print version. Anything below 5th level will result in copious amounts of PC deaths. The observatory uses these moths to look through the infinity of rocks, focusing the perspective of the user on the space between the edited components. If you would like to rate this item, login. Ultimately, a huge, manufactured wound in the earth looms - the eponymous Deep Carbon Observatory. The same goes for the isometric and sideview maps provided...which may also constitute one of the few detriments here. The artwork, btw., is so important here, for I have rarely seen an example where artworks and prose engage in such a suitable fusion; Scrap Princess' artwork feels like a perfect externalized visualization of Patrick Stuart's prose. Deep Carbon Observatory Remastered MAP PACK. Plus new Hooks, a fresh Index a re-write with additional bits and pieces and we ever playtested it! This game is unplayable without these maps. Reward no longer available 8 backers They overhang rich bandings of many-shaded stone, making a psychedelic halo of the valley like a veil. Substance: 5 (Excellent!) Deep Carbon Observatory Remastered. The spider of black stone hums with a numbing cold. commissioned this module. I don't know what the Arak-Anarch is referencing (possibly the same as below), but the Drow analogues in that book are the AElf-Adal or Nightmare People. Immortal, white, creepy - caked in dust, capable of compressing into smallest regions, this thing is horrid, extremely powerful, and adds a great survival-horror angle to the exploration of the observatory itself. Please help support RPGnet by purchasing the following (probably) related items through DriveThruRPG. I love it. So yeah, 5 stars + seal of approval, in spite of the map-issue. (Also feel free to pay nothing if you want. I scanned through everything and then did a text-search of the pdf and still couldn't figure it out. Even if you have no interest whatsoever in old-school gaming, this is well worth getting for the incredible density of truly creative ideas - which, ultimately, no reviewer would be able to replicate and convey. Held in her frozen hands, is a book. I consider this to be one of the best adventures I have read in the last 10 years. In 1 reviews, average style rating is 5.00 and average substance rating is 5.00. This module was released 2014, and had I known about it back then, it would have made my personal Top Ten list. There is no adventure like this in my vast collection of roleplaying modules. He is saying they were changed, and is wondering why. It requires careful deliberation and some map-drawing from the referee - unfortunately, we also get no key-less, player-friendly versions of the maps.
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