LFR Magic Item Treasure Bundle List (March 2011)

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on March 8, 2011

We’ve updated our LFR Treasure Bundle List. We’ve added 53 new adventures to the list bringing the total to 177. Among the new entries are 23 paragon adventures and the very first LFR epic adventure.

The adventure code is highlighted for all new entries. The Excel file now has two additional tabs. One for epic entries and the other for the new adventures that cover the entire tier.

What Happened?

LFR has undergone some significant changes since D&D Essentials hit shelves last fall. With the re-classification of magic items into common, uncommon and rare categories LFR treasure bundles and the assignment of treasure was revised.

If you haven’t played LFR since D&D Essentials was introduced then you’d better check out everything that’s transpired in the living community.

In order to make LFR more inclusive for everyone, newer adventures are written for entire tiers rather than for specific level bands. We’ve created a new tab in our LFR Treasure Bundle List that includes the first four adventures designed in this format.

The Official Word

A Little Help From Our Friends

The Dungeon’s Master team wants to give a very special shout out to Mike P. (Twitter handle @semifamous). Mike was responsible for putting together the latest updates to the LFR Treasure Bundle List. Without his initiative and assistance it would have been a lot longer before the list finally got updated again. Thank you, Mike.

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1 Alphastream March 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

I suspect your readers could benefit from a real walk through of what LFR offers more than from an item list. Item lists are fine for people who either want to game the system, but those tend to be hard core players that already know everything taking place. That makes this article an odd piece… written as if for the new person but offering something only useful to a small segment that is already established in the game.

I could see real value in talking about the story arcs, interviews with regional directors, focusing on recent changes and how they have improved play, examining how LFR can help stimulate home campaign ideas, etc.

I’ve created an EN World page providing an overview of 4E organized play options here and would be glad to link to anything that helps explain the campaign options better.

2 froth March 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

rarity sucks

3 Ameron March 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

Thank you for the link. I’ve actually been playing a lot less LFR in recent months (because of other commitments and not in any way because of recent changes to LFR). I appreciate your feedback in this area. My concern is that this kind of post, although a great resource to some players, doesn’t provide a complete picture to newer, less hard-core players.

4 Alton March 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I thank you for the information. LFR is something I got into early, but never understood the point of it; probably because I did not undertand how it worked 100%. I will look into it and get back to you.

If encounters continues though, I think LFR is going to go under. Encounters is just way too cool.

5 Dave March 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I had no idea LFR existed until this article and appreciate the heads up! (New adventures for the price of free are always appreciated!) Atm my playing group is non existent so I my D&Ding at the moment is reading up preparing for my first DMing experience when I get back into it, and this looks like it’ll be a big help!

6 Alphastream March 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

@Alton on “If encounters continues though, I think LFR is going to go under.” I think they are meant to be different demographics, especially the current more living LFR adventures. With Encounters you are aiming at people that can only play infrequently. They can get a “poker night” to fit in around family/work/school/etc. You play for 2 hours, with linear progression of a story. Everyone progresses at the same time, with increasingly better (but still limited) story and RP.

With a living campaign you can really go deep. You can have multiple PCs. You can for any one PC choose where you want to adventure (Eltrugard or Netheril) and take your own path. Your choices increasingly matter. As you play across years (not 15 weeks) your PC feels like they are part of the region. You can go from level 1 to level 30.

I don’t think that one program will surpass the other, just as I don’t think (as one of the admins) that the organized play campaign Ashes of Athas will take away from any other living program. The programs are far more likely to attract different players than to take away from each other. And, having one program can likely help players find out about other programs and learn about the program that is best for them. If you want to play more than once a week and see your PC advance over time, then LFR is an obvious choice. If you want to play story and RP rich adventures along a story arc at conventions, then Ashes of Athas should be a program you enjoy. Etc.

7 Sunyaku March 9, 2011 at 12:06 am

@Alphastream They may be intended to be different demographics, but at our FLGS, it seems like the most dedicated Encounters players are always at the LFR events.

8 Alphastream March 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

I’ve seen that, Sunyaku, but I’ve also run Encounters for 130+ people over two seasons where a total of five players had LFR experience (one of them was me and two others were DMs).

9 Sunyaku March 9, 2011 at 12:21 am

@Alphastream Interesting… is it a marketing issue perhaps? At our FLGS there is at least one LFR event per month, and the LFR events are advertised to the same email list as Encounters, which likely explains some of the overlap. I’m looking forward to next month, when our FLGS is running “April Foolery”… an LFR event every weekend. 😀

10 Alton March 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm

@ Alphastream

I see what you are saying about demographics. Maybe it is because I live in a small town, but since encounters, I have not played any LFR modules. Maybe that is why I am out of it.

Thanks for the explanation. It was a good one. I wish I had the time to play LFR cause I enjoyed it a lot when I did play it. Maybe some day.

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