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Questions tagged [published-adventures]

For questions primarily about published adventures. They are usually published by the creators of the particular system/setting, and are official pre-made storylines/campaigns that include detailed descriptions of all relevant places, encounters, characters, etc. They can be especially useful for groups that are new to the given system/setting.

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What are the results of a detect magic spell in regards to some of Barovia's magic features in Curse of Strahd?

It was our first session of Curse of Strahd, and I used the Creeping Fog adventure hook to get the party to Barovia. Immediately, they grew suspicious of the mist and cast detect magic. Does anyone ...
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Was Murder in Baldur's Gate a part of the D&D Next/5e playtest?

I have recently purchased Murder in Baldur's Gate, and downloaded the Monster Statistics supplement with the three-edition-stats for named NPC's (tough thugs, Flaming Fist Privates, etc). These ...
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LMoP: what are some tips for replaying the Redbrand Hideout? [closed]

[Spoilers, Lost Mine of Phandelver, D&D 5e] I'm DMing. In spite of searching fruitlessly for examples of rerunning a map, I have found nothing, especially when it comes to the Lost Mine. What ...
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Adventure for CJ Carella's Armageddon RPG

I'm looking for Adventures for CJ Carella's Armageddon RPG, as I really like the system much. Sadly, there's nothing to buy out there. Do you have recommendations which other adventures could fit into ...
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Do the magic items from the Layer of Delusion work after they leave that layer?

I'm running the Bloodstone Lands adventure and the party managed to get to the last adventure. They ended up travelling to the Abyss and once they were on the first layer, they went through the first ...
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What published adventures are officially set in Westeros? [closed]

I'm looking adventures set in Westeros. I know there are at least two role-playing games set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones by Guardians of Order and A Song of Ice and Fire ...
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What are appropriate narrative pauses/climaxes for levelling in the Shackled City adventure path?

I'm helping my DM with the preparation side of running Shackled City (well, converting it to Pathfinder for first time players and an underwater setting) and he's recently mentioned he doesn't want to ...
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Good Azlanti Dungeon Adventure?

In my Pathfinder pirate campaign, the PCs have reached the cultist-infested Sun Temple Colony in Azlant from Lost Cities of Golarion; I'm also using Open Design's Sunken Empires to give it that ...
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A paladin player immediately identified a disguised/polymorphed NPC in Tomb of Annihilation [closed]

...and I'm not sure how to react to it now. This is during the Tomb of Annihilation campaign, while recruting a Guide, this player used his Divine Sense around He immediately went to talk to her, ...
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Where is Rotharr Hatherhand?

In the campaign Princes of the Apocalypse, on p.156 the group encounters Since my group hadn't encountered this person, they asked who he was and where they could find him. I cannot find this guy in ...
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burning down a building, curse of strahd [closed]

So my players went into and by the grace of me managed to escape with their lives. But now instead of going out and doing something else they have decided "you know what, let's just burn it down". ...
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Good Pre-generated adventure for absolute new Players and new DM? [closed]

Next weekend, I and three friends are going to sit down and have a game of D&D. None of us have ever played D&D before and I have been given the role of DM. I'm looking for a good pre-...
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How do I roleplay Ned Shakeshaft in the “campaign version” of Ghosts of Saltmarsh?

SPOILERS BELOW for Ghosts of Saltmarsh Chapter 2 "The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh". I'm preparing to DM the Saltmarsh campaign, including the overarching campaign theme involving the But I'm ...
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Does Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage allow a party to start after level 6?

I've read that Dungeon of the Mad Mage is more of a traditional dungeon crawl with numerous floors (which I'm assuming get harder as the party progresses) and takes characters from levels 6 through 20....
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Are there issues with allowing parties to succeed at encounters in a published adventure with specified checks/DCs using creative roleplay instead?

During Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, there are a number of faction missions, one of which is: With a suggested solution: Given that a suggested solution involves the party spending money and checks of a ...
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Is the Vortex the same as the adventure in the starter set?

I have a copy of the Numenera starter set. It comes with an (untitled) adventure which centers around the discovery of the narthex and the strange cult that dwells within. The Monte Cook Games site ...
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Are there any Open d6 pre-made modules/adventures out there?

I have looked and looked online but haven't found a single site that has any pre-made adventure for Open d6. I was hoping that someone would know of a site where I could find some.
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How does this mob grapple?

The party is teleported into the middle of a dretch mob in the adventure Fortress of the Yuan-ti (48). How many creatures can this dretch mob grapple? Does this dretch mob's grapple check suffer a −...
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Where is Toralth in Northeastern Tethyr?

I'm looking to send a party through the Wyrmskull Throne in the Forgotten Realms AD&D 2nd edition. The adventure begins on page 11 talking about: ... a chance to explore the undersea world ...
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Hoard of the Dragon Queen: Party attitude towards Leosin After Episode 2 (SPOILERS)

I just ran my second session of HotDQ and I've run into a problem. After almost wiping to find Leosin, the party absolutely furious that he didn't want to go back with them to the point where they ...
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Existing solo DnD campaigns to use with a novice player? [closed]

Are there any recommendations for premade solo adventures for DnD I could use to DM for my wife as a solo campaign? She's a total novice to role-playing, so I'd like to focus on the exploration and ...
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What published adventures are there that focus on nanotech?

I'm looking for some fresh ideas for adventures centered on nanotech and I don't care about what system they come from. I plan to adapt them for my own use so I may or may not use the system/setting ...
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Is a shield guardian affected by demonic madness in the Out of the Abyss adventure?

I am DMing the Out of the Abyss campaign. According to p. 21 of the adventure book, various events in the adventure or certain conditions being met will call for a saving throw against demonic ...
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Can we Disassemble the Mask of the Dragon Queen?

We just finished the Rise of Tiamat Hardcover and we got the Mask of the Dragon Queen, but without the Black Dragon Mask since one of our party members has it. Can we disassemble the Mask of the ...
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What is the DM rolling for to adjudicate a PC charging at a hidden goblin in this Lost Mine of Phandelver video on the D&D YouTube channel?

I was watching this video on the Dungeons & Dragons YouTube channel of a group playing the Lost Mine of Phandelver Starter Set adventure when, during the 1st encounter (roughly 21 minutes in), a ...
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Does a Duergar Spy's Enlarge action double its damage dice from its Sneak Attack trait?

In the module The Forge of Fury (tiny spoiler) there is a Duergar Spy creature. Its statblock is on p. 234 of Tales from the Yawning Portal. I am interested in the way two of its features interact ...
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What is a creature that could serve as a subtitute for a Baluchitherium?

We are looking for a creature that could serve as an Adventurers League substitute for a colossal Baluchitherium (i.e. 100’ tall at the shoulder instead of 20’ and with hit points closer to a dragon) -...
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How does the Submergence Die work in the Eyes of the Stone Thief?

Specifically, the book says it starts at 0 and increments each time an event from the list happens, one such event being "the adventurers enter a new level of the dungeon." Does the very first level ...
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Different numbers of PCs to the adventure spec

I'm about to start Keep on the Shadowfell with a party of seven friends (beginners) but the adventure spec says the encounters are built for five PCs. Is there a particular method for changing the ...
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Are there any published post-apocalypse style adventures? [closed]

I am looking at a homebrew campaign in a post-apocalypse world and looking for inspiration on the kind of scenario's that might occur. Are there any officially published adventures for any edition, ...
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Which creature type appears most frequently as enemies in the Storm King's Thunder adventure?

I am going to be playing Storm King's Thunder as a Ranger (Revised) soon. We are starting the campaign at level 1 and playing the introduction adventure to the campaign. Of course I will be picking ...
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First time PCs and Information Gathering - should we have done more?

My party and I are all beginners in the RP world. We've started playing vanilla Pathfinder a while ago, and have come across some issues with gameplay. Our DM, who's also relatively new, has been ...
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Where can the players sell the Griffon Eggs in Princes of the Apocalypse?

I've been playing Princes of the Apocalypse lately, and... (spoiler about the adventure) Where can the players sell it? It doesn't seem like Red Larch has anywhere with the infrastructure to incubate ...
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How far apart are the quarters of Tyar-Besil?

I'm running my group through Princes of the Apocalypse. The organization of information in this book is challenging, to say the least. The group has just gotten to What I can't figure out, though, ...
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Khyber's Harvest is made for how many PCs?

I'm running the free adventure Khyber's Harvest but I can't find anywhere for how many PC's were the combat encounters designed. It says 750 XP should be awarded for the major quest and that PC's ...
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Combat-centric 1st or 2nd level adventure with a Native American theme?

I have played for quite a few years, but now I want to DM. I have a local area set up involving a small group of islands. I have already run a 0 lvl adventure, but now I want to follow it up. So I'm ...
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In Princes of the Apocalypse, is there a way to permanently get Tinderstrike? [closed]

In the hardcover of Princes of the Apocalypse, is there a way to get Tinderstrike permanently without Is there a way to get it permanently? I've seen people wielding it outside the module and some in ...
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How do I adjust an adventure for a much larger group?

I have a group of 8 players for a level 1 adventure. I am running the Sunless Citadel. Eight PCs is way more than what the adventure is designed for. How do I decide what to add to the goblins and ...
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Where else than DriveThruRPG people publish RPG related stuff? [closed]

I'm from Poland and I find it hard to navigate through the "English-speaking" parts of the internet. I'm looking for any interesting places where I can find adventures, guidebooks and other stuff ...
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How can the PCs make money in an urban adventure? [duplicate]

I'm running Dragon Heist for my players, and I've come to a bit of a roadblock so to speak. In chapter 2, the PCs are meant to open and run their own tavern, however it costs 1000gp+ to even open it, ...
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What is recharge in 4e? [duplicate]

I am a new dungeon master that is DMing for some of my friends that want to play but are beginners. I am turning an adventure called Khyber’s Quest, 4th edition, into a 5th edition game to play. Can ...
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I need a great short/side adventure for level 1 - 3 [closed]

I recently began playing D&D for the first time in 30 years. Last I played, it was AD&D 1st edition. I am DM-ing my step son Gavin who is just now learning to play, his best friend Jackson, ...
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Post MM3 adventures [closed]

I'm aware there has been a big shift in monster stats with MM3 and all the adventures that have been published before have weak encounters in them. Can you provide me with a list of D&D adventure ...
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I would like a self-contained, non–Al Amarja Over The Edge adventure [closed]

I would like to use the Over The Edge rules (I have access to both the original game and the WaRP rules) to experiment with remote gaming (either via chat, email or some of the dedicated stuff). I am ...
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Is there a repository of fan-made adventures for Numenera? [closed]

I am looking to start a new RPG group with my friends. We haven't chosen an RPG yet, but I am interested in Numenera. I was hoping to find an RPG that had a repository of fan-made adventures I could ...
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Any good module/quest for 6 Lvl 3 PCs? [closed]

I'm a new-ish DM and me and my friends have beeen playing 3.5 for fun the past few weeks. (They all created character and I just threw monsters at them in arena style combat) Now they want to start ...
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How old was this woman (from Tomb of Annihilation) at her death?

How is it possible? Page 92 of the ToA adventure says: So, group A was killed at moment 1. Okay. Later in the adventure, it says on p. 165: So, person B was killed at the same time. Okay. Page ...
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When are the seasons in the Forgotten Realms calendar?

I'm planning on starting to run Waterdeep: Dragon Heist soon, and part of the premise is that since the city looks and feels different in different seasons (people are less likely to be milling about ...
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Do pre-made Traveller 5 adventures exist, in the book or separately?

I am going to be picking up a copy of the Traveller 5 core book. Neither I nor any of my group have ever played Travller before. Does the book come with an adventure for new players? Either way, are ...
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How does the Shard of the Ise Rune's “Gift of Frost” from SKT work?

I'm a DM running Storm King's Thunder, and it's likely the party will soon get the Shard of the Ise Rune item (p. 236-237). I'm reading through the description, and while I understand most of it, I'm ...