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Lamp's Light Sanitarium: A horror campaign for 5e

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**2019 ENNIE Nominee for best cartography**

Within the walls of Lamp’s Light Sanitarium, you will find all manner of medical marvels. The sick are healed, the lame walk again, and the mad regain their senses... but the cures and miracles hide a horrifying truth. Are your players ready to uncover it, and risk becoming patients themselves?

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What you’ll find within this book:

  • Comprehensive optional sanity rules that incorporate both roleplaying and mechanics
  • A sprawling estate of nearly 100 rooms, all beautifully mapped and fully described
  • Two full ready-to-play adventures
  • Dozens of adventure hooks, story arcs, and campaign ideas
  • Dedicated advice on incorporating Lamp’s Light into existing campaigns from other publishers
  • Dozens of evocative NPCs, creatures, and esoteric items
  • Regular and Form-fillable PDF custom character sheets
  • Maps as jpegs and tiffs for easy VTT use

Dr Agatha    Restful Sleep   Ed   

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Daniel K December 07, 2020 3:08 am UTC
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Just purchased this PDF. I can't seem to locate where "player" maps are located, if they exist (all of the maps seem to have room letters and secret doors marked). Hoping to use this on a virtual table top. Thanks!
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December 07, 2020 7:26 pm UTC
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Daniel - long story short that was to be a stretch goal that wasn't met (we didn't even get close enough for me to announce it). That said updating LL to Whispers RPG rules is on the docket for next year and would include player's maps. Those maps will be added to this product. That's not going to help any time soon, but I did want to let you know. Thanks for picking it up!

matt
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Daniel K December 07, 2020 9:04 pm UTC
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Why was it a stretch goal to offer maps without the letters A, B, C, D on them? The letters are clearly not part of the art, it's just an overlay in photoshop or whatever. It would take 2 minutes of someone's time who has the original file to change it.

This is a great product, but that's kind of a pretty silly thing to let people down with. I've never seen a digital adventure that didn't come with player maps. If you have a photoshop file or something, I'd be happy to edit it for you.
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December 07, 2020 9:37 pm UTC
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I was going to have the cartographer update the maps so that the rooms and passages that can only be accessed via secret door aren't fully drawn in the player map. I would also have had him remove the doors and the "s" marks. Removing the letters is pretty simple, as you've mentioned, via Photoshop. Those maps were drawn by hand, so it would have been extra work for the cartographer that I'll admit I didn't consider at the time.
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DmDomination @ November 01, 2020 6:54 am UTC
Is this coming to Fantasy Grounds anytime in the near future. I'd love to slide this into my Ghosts of Saltmarsh campaign.
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November 01, 2020 3:33 pm UTC
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Probably not. My margins are so thin that if I don't do the work myself it takes a long to break even from the outlay of initial funds. That said, I do want to offer some kind of VTT support in the future (probably as part of a kickstarter). So it's on my radar but I don't have a time frame.
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Tom R October 14, 2020 12:54 am UTC
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I love this product. I am going to use it as my opening setting for an upcoming campaign. I have one question, however. What room do the PC's wake up in at the beginning of Tabula Rasa? I don't see any rooms that have 4 or 5 beds set out next to each other. I could use room G or H in the West wing, if I put bunk beds in there, I suppose. So, I'm curious, what was your intent there?
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October 14, 2020 1:12 am UTC
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I'm glad you're enjoying it! When I wrote it I imagined them in the basement in Area H, but I didn't define (in retrospect I should have) because as written the PCs don't escape. They just wake up their briefly before being taken away for further explanation. I like your suggestions a lot and would totally go with that.
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Tom R October 14, 2020 2:28 am UTC
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Thanks for the swift reply. I'll go with the room in the West wing, then.
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Victor N October 11, 2020 2:01 am UTC
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Hi Again! Getting ready to run Apotheosis of Nightmares on Sunday, and I have a bit of confusion about the villain's goal and the end game.

On page 104 is says "At the start of the adventure, Rose is still missing the final two passages of the ritual. She believes that the lines have been written, but she
has been unable to locate them in her patients’ dream journals and believes they may be hidden somewhere on the asylum grounds." Later on that same page it says "the truth is that Rose believes the characters themselves are the ones that will unleash her devilish patron from its imprisonment, and her 'investigation' is merely a wild goose chase meant to expose them to the H’awouahoua’s psychic influence." Which is it?

Regarding the 3 passages of the ritual necessary to summon H’awouahoua, if the PC's do not relay the discovered passages to Rose, how does she learn them for the final ritual?

Finally, I'm looking for good ways to foreshadow...See more
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October 11, 2020 4:52 pm UTC
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I can't wait to hear how it goes. The best person for these questions is Donathin Frye. He's on twitter and usually pretty good about seeing mentions. You can always tag me too on there and I can add a tag.
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Victor N October 11, 2020 6:19 pm UTC
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I reached out to Donathin and he responded quickly with some useful info. Thanks!
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Victor N October 03, 2020 8:11 pm UTC
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Hi, I have questions about some of the unique items.
Madness Scroll Effects - #4 says “The casting does not expend a spell slot”. To my knowledge, using a spell scroll never expends a spell slot, and the Madness Scroll spells can’t be transcribed to a spell book. What is the intention of this effect?
Cerebri Mimos- the description says that refilling the reservoir requires a full action. What is the liquid that goes in the reservoir? How many doses are available?
Revelans Malum - When a demon is summoned, does it attempt to attack the restrained patient? Does it want to return to the patient’s mind, or escape and wreak havoc?
Juxta Personalis - Is the intent that only characters who can cast the cantrip “Shocking Grasp” can administer this device?

Thanks!
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October 04, 2020 8:41 pm UTC
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Re. Madness Scrolls - that's an artifact from an earlier version of the item description that is no longer relevant.
Re. Cerebri Mimos - I would give two options. The first being that the "dose" is made by Dr. Renwick and available through him in whatever quantity makes sense. Another option could be that a dose = 1 magic potion. The GM may choose only specific potions are effective or that any magic potion is effective.
Re. Revelans - it acts as it would normally (per the GM)
Re. Juxta Personalis - yes
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Victor N October 04, 2020 11:50 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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Victor N September 27, 2020 8:27 pm UTC
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Hi, I just purchased the pdf version and after an initial reading I'm really impressed. I can't wait to run it for my group! I have two questions:
1 - the DMsGuild download included 2 versions of the pdf. Looks like one is version 1.5 and the other is 1.7. Can I assume that 1.5 is obsolete and I can delete it?
2 - Is there a "printer friendly" version available? I would like to print hard copies of some sections for easy reference, and those gray-toned pages are going to eat up a lot of ink.
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Victor N September 27, 2020 9:52 pm UTC
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Just found the answer to question 2 on the title page of the pdf.
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September 27, 2020 10:04 pm UTC
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Thank you for the purchase and the compliment!
The older file can be deleted. I'm not sure why it's still there. I'll have to fix that later.
And there are layers that can be turned on and off in the PDF to make it printer friendly :)

If you like LL, Whispers is a progression of the same tone and atmosphere and still very much a d20 system based on 5e.
matt
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Victor N September 27, 2020 10:35 pm UTC
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Thanks for the quick response! I figured out how to turn off the layers, though it required installing Adobe Acrobat, which I would rather avoid. It might be nice to include a printer-friendly version in the download for users who don't have access to a paid pdf editor. Free pdf viewers wont do the trick.
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September 27, 2020 11:31 pm UTC
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That's weird. I just checked it on my computer and the Adobe Reader can turn off the layers. The other free pdf readers probably won't though.
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Victor N September 28, 2020 6:35 pm UTC
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Ah, I didn't realize the free Reader could do this too. Never mind! But still, boo Adobe!
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November 17, 2019 9:51 pm UTC
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Reviewed a few weeks ago by the folks at Nerdarchy:
https://nerdarchy.com/two-dd-community-titles-for-the-5e-dd-short-list/
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Randy R October 02, 2019 2:18 am UTC
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I love this product but I have a problem in the opening scenes. Once the characters are strapped and in the sanitarium clothes, where are their equipment housed? And when Rose is talking to them, how does she answer if asked, "Why dont you look into it?"
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October 07, 2019 11:26 pm UTC
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Randy - excellent question. Did you see my response on FB? I would place the equipment in either the basement or the third floor based on where I think they're most likely to go. Without equipment it is very, very difficult for the PCs.
Rose would likely tell them she'll do her best to find their belongings, and have them returned as soon as they're cleared medically.
And thank you!
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August 04, 2019 11:32 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Check out Mr. Tarrasque's review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAzXWjdygfg&t=5s
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May 03, 2019 9:09 pm UTC
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There will be POD versions of this! They're off for review and I hope to have them ready for sell by the end of the month.
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Joe N May 07, 2019 4:39 pm UTC
Awesome! I'd rather wait and get the print version + pdf. :)
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May 07, 2019 8:59 pm UTC
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In process. The softcover file has been approved and hardcover file should be approved soon. After that I just need to review the proofs. I'm ready for it too!
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May 14, 2019 10:19 pm UTC
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It's ready!
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