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There are some things that mere mortals were never meant to know. . . .

In the domain of Lamordia, Doctor Victor Mordenheim created Adam?cobbling the creature together from parts of human corpses. Now, years later, Adam wants revenge. Adam wants Elise, Victor's wife. Adam wants Victor dead.

The player characters' ship founders on the coast of the domain of Lamordia. A vicious storm leaves them washed ashore, cold and hungry on the ice-bound Isle of Agony. . . . Then the terror begins.

The adventurers embark on a journey of fear that leads from certain doom on the frozen island to a strange new life a Schloss Mordenheim. To return home they must challenge Adam himself and discover a portal?a gate that might lead homeward.

Adam's Wrath is intended for a party of four to eight characters of 5th to 7th level. Carefully designed to allow a Dungeon Master to launch from any campaign world or Ravenloft domain, Adam's Wrath is an adventure your characters will never forget?if they survive!

WARNING: It has been reported that some of the maps in this scan file are missing... Purchase at your own risk.

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"Adam's Wrath" (1994), by Lisa Smedman, is the twelfth Ravenloft adventure. It was published in March 1994.

Continuing the Ravenloft Adventures. "Adam's Wrath" is the second Ravenloft adventure that didn't have a module code — though some sources indicate that it would have been "RE1".

Obviously "Adam's Wrath" is a Ravenloft take on Frankenstein (1818), which made it a nice match for the Dracula (1897) homage in RM4: "House of Strahd" (1993) and the werewolves of "Dark of the Moon". "Adam's Wrath" was also a nice complement to the previous Ravenloft supplement, RR8: "Van Richten's Guide to the Created" (1994).

"Adam's Wrath" was the last publication before the release of the revised Ravenloft Campaign Setting (May 1994), which updated the setting based on the results of the Grand Conjunction metaplot.

Adventure Tropes: And Then They Woke Up. "Adam's Wrath" kicks off with a trope that was being overused in the early days of Ravenloft: the players are forced into a TPK combat, then awaken as … something else. It was the same trick that was used in RQ3: "From the Shadows" (1992), which saw the players waken as disembodied heads, and quite similar to what was done in RM2: "The Created" (1993), which saw them waken as puppets. This time, they rather shockingly become flesh golems!

Adventure Tropes. The rest of the adventure is strongly event-driven, with "narrative" and encounters interweaving. Along the way, the players are given the opportunity to crawl through some smaller sites — mostly castles of Lamordia.

Expanding Ravenloft. The entire adventure is set in Lamordia, providing the first in-depth look at the domain. Detailed areas include Adam's Isle of Agony, Schloss Mordenheim, Schloss Von Aubrecker, and the Monastery that's the home to Adam's Children. There's also lots of trekking back and forth across the realm.

Monsters of Note. Obviously, this is the flesh golem adventure. Not only does it involve Ravenloft's star golem, Adam, but it also features "a number of skeletal bats and flesh golems" that are the result of Adam's attempts to recreate Dr. Mordenheim's experiments.

About the Creators. Smedman had just started working on supplements for TSR in 1993, but she was already making heavy in-roads to Ravenloft. Other early work for the setting included Castles Forlorn (1993), The Awakening (1994), and Hour of the Knife (1994).

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Andy G June 05, 2024 1:35 am UTC
There's 2 contradictions in this module. They mention Port-a-Lucine which is part of Dementlieu which didn't exist for about 24 more years according to the timeline of Ravenloft. They also alluded to Ravenloft being more finished than it would've been at the time of this adventure.

And secondly, Victor Mordenheim was able to restore his wife's physical health but not her mental health in this module. But in every source material that takes place afterwards, including Book of Crypts, she's still a vegetable kept alive by machines.
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Eduardo F July 25, 2021 11:39 pm UTC
Does anyone know if all the maps were eventually included?
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Michael S October 04, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Also maps are now complete but do not order as a book or you will be very annoyed/upset most of the time WOC will not print it properly you will receive a super light print book because they are cheap with ink and they refuse to print it out on the normal true ink level of the scans. I even contacted them and this site about this with other ravenloft products.
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Michael S October 04, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
I really wish I could get this as the soft book but wizards of the coasts is so freakin cheap that everytime I order a book from them on here they print it out super light because they dont want to pay for the ink to print it out as normal.
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Radoslaw G December 03, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
"WARNING: It has been reported that some of the maps in this scan file are missing... Purchase at your own risk." - Excuse me? You are the seller and creator, and you warn me that it's my risk if you sell incomplete product?
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Colin P October 17, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Any word on whether the missing maps are now available since this is now available in print?
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James B October 22, 2014 1:01 am UTC
Thanks for the warning, but do you actually plan on fixing it?
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December 28, 2015 5:29 am UTC
I've seen 5-year-old complaints about other products here concerning incomplete files that haven't been fixed yet, and no one has responded to the complaints (just as no one has responded to your question), so it seems unlikely that they will fix it.
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December 28, 2015 6:17 am UTC
Oops. Sorry about that. The complaints were only about two-years old. Didn't mean to exaggerate, and I discovered my error after it was too late to edit my comment.
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