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DDAL06-01 A Thousand Tiny Deaths
5th Edition
Levels 1–4
22 pages
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The promises of glory and the chance of riches draws you to Blasingdell, a small village near the infamous Stone Tooth. Within the rocky mountain lay the dwarven stronghold Khundrukar and the fabled Forge of Fury, to which a chance encounter provides you with the location of a hither-to unknown entrance. Are you brave enough to explore this mystery? Will it lead you to wealth or to your doom?

A Giant Ransom - Episode Three: Thin Ice
3rd Edition
Level 11
3 pages
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A Giant Ransom is a short adventure for four 11th-level characters. There are opportunities for diplomacy, stealth, and combat, based on the choices the PCs make, so any mix of classes is appropriate. The adventure can be set in any campaign world, in a frontier region near glacier-covered mountains. In the first episode, the PCs were employed by Duke Ambrinigan to exchange a ransom of 10,000 gp in gems for a golden lion that was taken by frost giants in a recent raid. While waiting for the giants to arrive at the designated meeting place, the PCs watched as the white dragon Whildenstrank attacked the giants and then flew off with the statue. Charged with returning the golden lion statue at all costs, the PCs dealt with the remaining frost giants and then headed west, toward the lair of the dragon in the midst of the nearby glacier. Along the way, they encountered Velg the Dragon Tamer, another frost giant who was also on the trail of the dragon. Velg may or may not be with the party now. The PCs are now traveling across the flat icy surface of the glacier, and may have just noticed something burrowing under the ice, heading straight toward them.

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Penance For Sin
5th Edition
Any Level
11 pages
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This horror mystery adventure scenario takes the players to a small village just behind the fog. In a last month, three people went missing from Dormay village and they still haven't been found. The concerned villagers want the players to find the missing folk or at least shed some light on their disappearance. Through investigative work the players will discover that the village has a 100 year old secret, a secret which punishes the wicked. While the villain died over a century ago, he left behind a dreadful design that torments the people to this day. Players' heart and soul will be put to the test as they are ultimately faced with the creature born of sin. Penance for Sin features a short horror mystery adventure scenario. It introduces a new fiendish monster. The adventure favors invastigation and roleplay over combat encounters. "The horror element" section in the adventure gives advice how to make your gaming sessions more frightening.

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L3 Deep Dwarven Delve
AD&D
Levels 3–6
24 pages
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Your party of stalwart heroes must venture into a lost dwarven mining complex, fighting terrible monsters, bypassing deadly traps, and exploring chambers heavy with the dust of ages. Somewhere deep below the surface lies the heart of darkness--a corrupting evil that must be stopped before its influence can spread! TSR 9844

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In Its Horrid Wake
5th Edition
Level 7
2 pages
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We saw it—don’t turn your heads. Up near Hilltop Crossroad and the temple. It walked south; the trees fell in its path. Even the moon hid. Gods help Father Dren . . .

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Manor of Dread
5th Edition
Levels 5–7
28 pages
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This horror-based adventure takes the characters to a manor shrouded in mists to discover that it is inhabited by deceased victims, arcane experiments, and a ruthless woman looking for new victims. The characters become trapped in the mists and must unravel the history surrounding the dubious deeds that have taken place in the manor. To leave, they must either defeat evil or bargain with it.

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Strike Back
5th Edition
Level 4
24 pages
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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐚𝐠𝐚. An orcish emissary is travelling the lands south of the dwarven stronghold of Nirzumbil, attempting to keep the tribes in line and focused upon harassing the dwarves. If the PCs can defeat the emissary before he can complete his rounds, they might be able to splinter a part of the orcish alliance. A sandbox-style adventure for a party of 4th level player characters. Includes 5th edition writeups of the giant stag beetle and the krenshar.

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Sorrowwraiths | Part One: Allies in the Dark
Pathfinder 2e
Levels 1–6
77 pages
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Sorrowwraiths is an adventure path about hunting monsters, helping allies through hard times, and saving communities in a city that is almost beyond saving. Dive into an industrial dystopia of poverty, pollution and exploitation, where laws and morality apply only to the poor, where technological progress overtakes ethical concerns, and where myriad monsters and curses prey upon the population. The city has lost its last group of protectors and someone new needs to pick up the torch... Allies in the Dark is Part One (of Five) and takes characters from 1st to 6th level. The heroes are introduced to the city and its issues. They get to investigate the disappearance of the Lochtengren's previous defenders, rescue and recruit some of them as allies, and expose the schemes of those who have turned villainous.

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CCC-RPSG-03 Fenaria's Gambit
5th Edition
Levels 11–16
74 pages
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As the Red War rages and Mulmaster burns, the Cult of Glaugrax sunders the arcane bindings on their alien master, unleashing an ancient evil that threatens to sink the Factions' evacuation efforts. Can you thwart them before the City of Danger is swept away in the wake of Fenaria's revenge? Part 3 of The Neverdusk Trilogy. A Four-to-Six Hour Adventure for Tier 3 Characters. Optimized for APL 13. The long-awaited Conclusion to the tale that started with Ooze There?, an ENnie Awards 2019 nominee in the Best Organized Play category! This adventure is Part 3 of "The Neverdusk Trilogy", and it brings the tale of Fenaria Neverdusk, Sovad Klim, and the mysterious Cult of Glaugrax to a close! Fenaria's Gambit (a.k.a. Ooze Left?) debuted at Doujin Market Online/RPG Day Singapore 2020, a digital convention held by the D&D AL Singapore Community. This v1.01 package includes: - Full color cover art by digital painter Koh Jia Wei (Firons), with art inserts for key scenes in his unique style. - A high quality digital map pack for key encounter locations, in both Black & White and Full Color by digital artist Ryan Tan Chen Wayne (Ryzwayne). - An image by Ryzwayne demonstrating Sovad's ingenuity with the wall of stone spell in his Bonus Objective (Yes, we know he has fans). - A three (3) page cheat sheet with Jason's personal tips for running Fenaria's Gambit.

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TB3: Bloody Jack
5th Edition
Level 5
80 pages
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All the children of the Blight know the nursery rhymes about Bloody Jack Carver, cautionary tales for naughty or overly inquisitive children to mind their manners and obey their parents. However, their parents know the true horror of those times 30 years ago when the lunatic serial killer known as Bloody Jack Carver stalked the fog-shrouded streets of the Blight and abducted children. The killing spree finally ended, but the perpetrator was never caught. When the PCs are deputized to assist in a homicide investigation, they find terrifying clues that point to the three-decade-old Bloody Jack killings and signs to indicate that they were just the beginning. Now the PCs are in a race against time across the breadth of the decrepit and deteriorating city that is the Blight as they attempt to stop a new killing spree before it can start. The PCs’ investigation takes them from the halls of the Capitol and the seedy streets and alleys of Toiltown to the garish carnival piers of Festival and the pollutant-crusted banks of the Great Lyme River. Only they stand between the children of this decayed city and new nursery rhymes being written in their blood. Bloody Jack is a stand-alone adventure set in the Blight for 4–5 5th-level characters.

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Proudfoot's Trials
5th Edition
Levels 1–3
14 pages
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"Proudfoot’s Trials“ is a D&D5e one shot adventure for 3 to 6 players on level 1-3. The playing time is about 3-6 hours. It is an adventure for beginners, so it contains a few tips for the DM on how to handle various situations. The adventure also offers: - Social interaction - Wilderness challenge - Combat encounters - Traps - Riddles - Adjustment suggestions for higher levels - Sketches - City map "Proudfoot’s Trials“ can also be adapted into an established group and campaign. It provides a varied, but not too complicated plot and can be used to create an enjoyable evening for your group.

Shadowed Temple of the Forgotten Goddess
OSR
Levels 2–4
19 pages
0

An adventure for 3-4 characters of Levels 3-4 exploring a ruined temple in a deep forest, with new monsters, new magic items, and all new original art. Deep within the Forest of Legressia lies a ruined temple of a long forgotten goddess. This ancient, crumbling temple is rumored to contain an artifact of the faith deep within its bowels, but also to be guarded by a shadowy malevolence. Your party has been tasked with reconnoitering the temple and retrieving the artifact. Great rewards await those courageous (or foolish) enough to delve into the Shadowed Temple of the Forgotten Goddess... https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/475049/OSR-One-Shot--Shadowed-Temple-of-the-Forgotten-Goddess?src=hottest_filtered The adventure includes: 5 fully fleshed out encounters within the temple. Traps, monsters, riddles, and mysteries abound Four new monsters, two of which are variants of the shadow-bound Umbrathi, charged as guardians of the temple's secrets Harvesting and crafting options, for defeated and destroyed foes A new magical item, the Amulet of Redemption Lore connected with the world, including tie-ins to adventures to come A professional battlemap/sitemap from the superb Silver Compass Maps Incredible orginal artwork from Simon Underwood and Carlos Castilho Map Pack: includes gridded and ungridded versions of both GM maps and player friendly maps. Also includes VTT compatible maps

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MM1 The Modron Maze
5th Edition
Levels 3–5
25 pages
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In a distant dimension of existence, a collective of Modrons run experimental tests to find the answer to one question: What draws adventurers to places known as "Dungeons"? Hijacking the travel of adventuring parties, these Modrons subject them to a series of tests in their artificially created dungeon. Deadly combat, logic puzzles, "moral" challenges, and a plot about a kidnapped "Maiden" Modron by an "Evil Wizard Construct" can be found within. But not all is as it seems... Leading the experiment is a rogue Modron officer named the Creative Director, who has gone mad and morphed the tests into an elaborate death trap for adventurers. Seeking revenge against those it considers responsible for its “imprisonment”, it pits the adventurers against ever escalating challenges. Who will defeat the Creative Director and put an end the mad tests?

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Beyond the Vale of Madness
5th Edition
Levels 1–2
? pages
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"It was already a freezing morning when you set out for the legendary Castle of Madness – the mysterious castle that is said to emerge from blizzards once every seven winters. " In this short treasure hunt for one 2nd level player, you'll brave an frigid mountain, an icy cave, and a haunted castle to bring home a pile of loot. Written as a digital gamebook, you will keep track of your character's hit points, spells, and inventory on your character sheet, and keep track of enemies using your own scratch paper. The game will play GM and all enemies.

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Tower of Screaming Sands
Pathfinder
Level 7
37 pages
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Deep within the blasted desert wastes a mysterious black tower has been sighted. The structure is not marked on any known map and has not been seen in this location by travellers in the region, yet there it stands. The adventurers set out to explore this ancient, isolated tower that appears ripe for the plundering. Within they face a gauntlet of insidious traps and supernatural horrors. The deeper the adventurers delve, the more secrets of the tower’s origins they uncover. The tower’s sinister creator does not rest easy in his arid grave – the adventurers must face him if they are to survive the Tower of Screaming Sands. Also included in “Tower of Screaming Sands”: Five deadly new traps: The Chamber of Ten Thousand Teeth, The God’s Grasp, Chamber of Flooding Sand, Hall of Arcing Blades and Descending Stone Block. A new monster – the scorpion swarm. Rules for whirlwinds, a new magical hazard GM tips for running overland travel.

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5e Arena
5th Edition
Levels 1–5
? pages
0

5e Arena is a pit-fighting game based on the rules of the RPG that's synonymous with fantasy adventure. Choose the rank of competition, then battle against three foes back-to-back to win fame, gold, and perhaps more. This game is designed to be compatible with your at-home or online campaign. You can play between sessions or (with your GM's permission) while other players are shopping, crafting, or role-playing. The game is designed for characters from level 1 to level 3, but higher-level characters could still find a challenge by playing multiple ranks without a rest. Each rank takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Features Keeps track of enemy rolls and abilities Provides gridded maps for each encounter Easy tracking of enemy HP Unique backstory for every opponent Opponent strategies intelligently change with context Mobile-friendly Online Play Only!

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Palace in the Sky
AD&D
Levels 7–10
20 pages
0

The giants are only a half-mile away - straight up. Giants and humanoids that sail down from the heavens? Where could they be coming from? No base town or general area map has been provided, as this adventure can take place anywhere and can be easily integrated into any existing campaign.The DM should make sure that the town in which the PCs start is large enough to provide most anticipated supplies, spells, and services. This module is not a simple hack·and slay expedition. It also involves diplomacy and wit; if the PCs attack everything in sight, they may be destroyed. But the adventure is not entirely negotiation, for it has a good share of hearty dungeon exploration as well. Pgs. 4-23

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The Disappearance of Esme
5th Edition
Levels 2–4
25 pages
0

The Disappearance of Esme is a short adventure for four or five characters of 2nd to 4th level. It will take a party from an ancient forest to a magical island at the fringe of the Feywild to the Feywild itself. As a standalone one shot, it is possible to complete it within a session of six+ hours. However, it is ideally played over two or even three sessions so that the players have time to absorb all that is happening and make decisions with more care. It can be placed within any setting where travel to the Feywild is a possibility. Features A painstakingly crafted 25 page full-color and fully illustrated PDF, a printer friendly B&W version, and a tested for screen readers accessible version A customisable, standalone adventure with opportunities for exploration, skill challenges, NPC interactions and combat Multiple entry and exit points, suggested developments for many different pathways Well rounded, complex NPCs with old school portraits Tooth Fairies, Flying Monkeys and Foglings: custom monsters with stat blocks A colorful battle map with both DM and player versions and separate monster and environment art assets

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EN5ider #100 - Into the Feywild
5th Edition
Levels 1–5
15 pages
0

The PCs pass through a fey crossing, arriving in a heap in front of the throne of Princess Daneliean Dandelion. Wherever the PCs were trying to go, and whoever they were trying to chase down, isn’t here. Instead, they are the captive audience of a petulant, semidivine Archfey who demands to know how they came to be in her throne room. She will be lenient with them, provided they can complete a grand collection of quests on her behalf. What follows is all very storybook logic and strange whimsy. This adventure is focused more on roleplay than combat.

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FV6 - Sewers of Evil
5th Edition
Levels 1–5
24 pages
0

The Walled City of Vandosia sits on the bay and is surrounded on three sides by water. One of the more interesting features of this city is its massive sewer system that keeps water and waste flowing out of the city. Rumors have it that these tunnels are home to special problems of its own. Are your players ready to brave the gritty underside of Vandosia?