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Cavern of the Violator
5th Edition
Levels 1–4
26 pages
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When local farmer Jonas Cappa goes missing while hunting mushrooms and then reappears, hours later, naked and without any of his belongings, his wife goes to the party to investigate. Jonas claims to have fallen into a hole in the ground, but none can be found. What really happened to him and can it be stopped before things get worse? (Spoiler: they are probably going to get worse). A one-shot adventure for characters of levels 1-4 designed to be dropped into any campaign, inspired by the X-Files (but firmly D&D).

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West Marches Company: A Grim Promise
5th Edition
Level 3
70 pages
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The lands that lie west, across the great sea, are uncharted. The West March Company has spent a fortune on an expedition to loot and tame it. You are part of that expedition. You are the desperate, the outcast, the destitute. This new world is weird and dangerous. Rumours abound of a city of tombs. A cursed dwarven fortress in the mountain. Mist-covered swamps that howl in the night. Pass that treasure map around the table. Drink deeply from your cups and imagine what awaits in the wilderness: gold, glory, death. Inside West Marches Company: A Grim Promise you'll find: Twelve new monsters to surprise and terrify your players. A cult of worms, a city of tombs, centaur khans and a twenty-page dwarven fortress dungeon crawl with over forty rooms. Loaded with art, evocative descriptions, weird NPC's and 2 new magic items. High resolution maps of both dungeons: Kazad Mor The Cursed Dwarfhome and Tunnels Beneath Fort Bramble This module can be run as a standalone adventure or as a west marches style game.

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Goblin Trouble
5th Edition
Levels 1–3
85 pages
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Social conflict and negotiations, combat, random encounters, treasure, and dungeon delving — all the elements of a classic D&D adventure in 4 hours. Don’t be put off by the 80+ pages! Half of it is maps and character sheets! Goblin Trouble is a short adventure for four 1st level characters. Written for the Dungeon Masters who are running their very first game, it is full of useful advice and tips on how to prepare for the sessions and how to run the game, easing everyone into the game mechanics along the way More advanced Dungeon Masters and players have the option to use extra options for most encounters that make the game a bit more challenging and fun. In the adventure, the party visits a small village in the Green Forest. There they learn about nasty goblins that terrorize anyone who enters too far into the forest... Is the party up to the challenge? This adventure is also a perfect choice for Dungeon Masters who are looking to expand Lost Mines of Phandelver. With this purchase you’ll get: A beautifully-illustrated 4-hour adventure in PDF format Four unique color maps in both Player and DM versions. All the maps are available as separate files, so they’re easily imported into Roll20 or another VTT. A special Adventure Tracking Sheet that helps you prepare for the game and track your progress 12 ready-to-play, slightly simplified 1st-level characters with backstories so you and your players can immediately jump into the adventure! The players also get a short guide that helps them choose the perfect hero for them. Goblin trouble must be solved. Time to set off on a grand adventure! Would you like to know what the supplement looks like inside? Click the preview under the cover picture above!

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Shattered Souls
5th Edition
Levels 5–10
22 pages
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The Shades of Bodach Ridge Whitepeak has a dark history of black magic originating with the evil witch Skruul the Reaper. The dark rituals she conducted seemed sure to plague the region, until a plucky group of adventurers thwarted her plans sending her into a state of perpetual fractured undeath. Now souls scatter from her old haunt on Bodach Ridge. What could have set these souls free?

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Gateway to a Savage Land
5th Edition
Levels 6–10
38 pages
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The quest: find a woman's son who has been missing for 10 years. She's only just received a map that may lead to his last known whereabouts. An adventure for characters that features battles, environmental hazards, and roleplaying. The 38-page PDF includes hand-drawn maps, art, stat blocks, and a battle stat tracker. The overall adventure is 15 pages. This adventure has even been test played by four DM's from around the world.

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CCC-DES-02-02 On a Six-Fingered Trail
5th Edition
Levels 1–4
? pages
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You are charged with rescuing Bea’s missing sextuplets and must bring their captors to justice. A walk in the park for brave adventurers, unless the trail extends beyond the darkness.

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Magic Village for Sale
5th Edition
Levels 4–5
12 pages
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Tristan Harpell, a self-centered though likeable young mage, has bought a magic village! A month ago he sent his servant off to take possession of it, and he's heard nothing since. Our heroes are sent to investigate - and find an adventure unlike anything they've experienced before...

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The Goblin Bathwater Incident
5th Edition
Level 1
54 pages
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Synopsis: Goblin Bathwater, a magical drug, has taken hold in a sleepy coastal town at the edge of the Empire. As the characters investigate the origin of the drug, they uncover an international criminal conspiracy, wild and ancient magic, and a threat to reality itself. Contents: This beautifully made, 54-page adventure offers: A fully fleshed out, setting-agnostic starter area, brimming with colourful NPCs and hooks for adventure. Balanced encounters to bring characters to level 2; then some more devious encounters on their way to level 3. Three mini-dungeons built on the design philosophy of the "5 room dungeon method" Multiple big, cinematic set-piece boss encounters what will make your players feel epic. A facetted intrigue, which does not immediately suggest a simple, ready-made solution but invites the players to come up with their own, personal approach. Why pick this adventure? Hey, my name is Marius. This is my first time publishing on the DMs Guild but I wouldn't call myself a newcomer. I started playing Pathfinder 1e back in 2014. When I took over as our group's DM in 2019, we swapped over to 5e. We have run many, many modules and adventures since. Currently I play three games a week. In short: You could say I'm hooked. I created The Goblin Bathwater Incident as the ideal adventure for in-between your big modules, but it isn't a simple little adventure. With a playtime of about 30 hours, it still manages to hit that sweet-spot, where it establishes context, makes you grow fond of NPCs, and makes those big bossfight wins so much sweeter, all without taking more than a few sessions. The Goblin Bathwater Incident is different from many of the 1st tier adventures in that it pits the characters against traps and monsters, but also asks difficult, open-ended ethical questions, where a simple strategy of "apply sword to head of bad guy" will not cut it.

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Appalling Morass
5th Edition
Level 8
9 pages
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Elmwood village has had its fair share of corruption and destruction, and the villagers won’t take anymore, not even from fearful hags. Manipulation, lies, and greed are at the heart of their woes, but what if the rumors about hags are wrong? What if the most untrustworthy person is the one the villagers trust the most? Can the party sift the truth from this appalling morass and put an end to the threat?

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A Fey Mystery of Glen Dourn
5th Edition
Levels 7–9
23 pages
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A haunted house, a missing person, and a hint of wild fey magic. In the kingdom of Norland in the Moonshae Isles, King Keethan rules by the will of Torm the True, though in Glen Dourn folk still hold true to the old ways—a dense and layered folklore of monsters and tales to frighten children. It is to this remote valley that Keethan bids you make haste to seek out signs of his beloved cousin, Lady Sorcha Hannigard. Sorcha vanished on her wedding day three years ago, sending her groom and neighbours alike into mourning. But where can she have gone? The only remaining clues to this mystery lie in her abandoned mansion home, where powers less wholesome have now taken up residence. The Dread Coven will not give up what they know so easily, although they will strike a bargain if you’re willing to pay the price in pain.

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Escape form Wheloon
5th Edition
Levels 1–4
21 pages
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The walled city of Wheloon holds the criminal population of Cormyr. The residents of that place are bound to it forever and cut off from the outside world. Inside, plans are made and malcontents pool their resources – and outside, forces influence the innocent to ensure that a dire plot can be realized without interference from the knights and mages that guard the realm. Now you’re here with no memory of what brought you to Wheloon, and all you can think of is finding out why!

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Adubeus's Tower
5th Edition
Levels 4–6
8 pages
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Explore an abandoned wizard’s tower in this short mini dungeon! This adventure is a Micro Dungeon. Preface Long ago a wise wizard named Adubeus lived deep within the forest. As he lived, he would pass out nuggets of wisdom to those in need, and aid the local townsfolk in times most dire. Long past are these happy days, however, and the kindly old wizard has not been seen in many decades. Some say he found a calling elsewhere in the world, while others whisper of his demise at the hands of a secret experiment gone awry. One thing is certain, however. His tower, long forgotten, still stands out there in the forest. Occasionally, some hapless person wanders upon it much to their personal peril. The specific details of Adubeus are left vague on purpose. This small adventure is intended to be played as part of a larger campaign, and the location can be modified to fit your setting. The reasons for your adventuring party to be heading towards the tower are entirely up to you, however, below are some good sample adventure hooks.

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Heroes of Hookholm 1: The Cave on the Foggy Hook
5th Edition
Levels 1–2
20 pages
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The Cave on Foggy Hook is the first of three connected adventures in the village of Hookholm and is aimed at busy or first time Dungeon Masters. This adventure is designed for 3-5 1st level characters and can be played in a single 3-5 hour session excluding character creation. In this adventure the party will find themselves in Hookholm, a small coastal village rebuilding after a devastating storm almost wiped it off the map. The village is located on the inner curve of the Foggy Hook, a spit of marshy land jutting into the Grey Sea. Beset by the sort of calamities that new adventurers will be able to sink their teeth into and will offer opportunities for roleplaying, puzzle solving, exploration and combat. Includes 5 maps in a number of variations, a brand new monster in the vicious Kuo-toa Feral, and a new chase complications table for chases through swamps or marshes.

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Twilight at Eventide
5th Edition
Levels 1–3
32 pages
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Twilight at Eventide is a 32-page collection of three short adventures designed for characters of level 1-3. In the village of Eventide, the walls separating the settlement from the Feywild are weak. And strange creatures stalk the surrounding forests. Dark forms worship their demigod in hidden caves. A darkling elder has returned to take what was promised to him. And people enter the woods never to return. The village is in need of heroes. Will you answer the call? In this product, you will find: a description and map of the village of Eventide a vivid cast of characters in the village a variety of detailed location maps, including an old mine, an abandoned farmhouse, a decrepit tower, and a ruin adventures that feature xvarts, darklings, dryads, and hags a combination of roleplay, exploration, and combat encounters

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The Demon's Heart
5th Edition
Levels 3–5
5 pages
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A group of adventurers find themselves drawn to Axeholme, a small, desolate village with a rash of disappearances. An ancient burial mound nearby has been opened, its stone door found shattered, and, if the villagers are to be believed, the disappearances are the work of a wizard’s curse. But things are not always what they seem.

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Warpath of Gruumsh
5th Edition
Levels 3–4
48 pages
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In this level 3 adventure, the heroes face off against a band of orcs who live on islands in a pool of their orc god's blood. Warpath of Gruumsh is part 2 of the Litany of Arrows adventure path, following up on the platinum-selling Castle of Corellon adventure. This can very easily be run as a standalone adventure. Warpath of Gruumsh contains three versions of each full-color map (untagged, player's map and DM's Map), original artwork, one page of new magic items, and full entries on 6 new monsters, including mithral dragons and blood moon harpies.

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CCC-UK-1 Call of the Elvenflow
5th Edition
Levels 1–4
17 pages
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Folk tales warn of strange noises from the Cormanthor Forest when winter fogs are thickest and the black of night has no shadows to cast. When such noises are heard on a late summer’s afternoon, perhaps it’s time to turn once again to the old stories? Part 1 of the Evenflow Saga

A Second in Time
5th Edition
Levels 1–2
5 pages
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A dispute erupts between a trade ambassador and a wealthy merchant and the players are hired as champions only to learn that they face a brutal and savvy opponent. Will the players be a second in time? "A Second in Time" is a two-hour adventure for 3-6 players. It is written for characters 1st-3rd level. The players act as a champions in a harsh blood sport that is as much the court of a river city as it is entertainment. This module includes a new poison, a new type of item and a rudimentary rule for addiction. The river city of Lotian is a rough place, where might often means right and the thirst for blood is nigh unquenchable. Gold may be the currency of the realm but justice is paid for in blood...

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CCC-SALT-01-02 Moor Trouble
5th Edition
Levels 1–4
19 pages
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After the first expedition to locate an ancient tomb was prematurely ended by monsters, the Search and Locate Treasure Consortium is doubling down. Camp established, they are looking for adventurers to make their dreams come true, but the leader of the Consortium is hiding something. Will the characters be able to avoid the Man Slayer tribe that destroyed the first expedition, help Larazmu settle his internal struggles, and locate the tomb that they have been searching for without getting into Moor Trouble?

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Breve Heeros Onli!
5th Edition
Levels 7–15
10 pages
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Mount Black. A mountain filled with a myriad of creatures’ lairs, a crippled dragon that wants to control it once again, and a friendly kobold who can guide you to glory - for a price. Pgs. 8-17