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Masque of the Worms (5E)

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“This is how EVERY adventure should be written.” -Bryce Lynch,

Bring the haunting themes of Edgar Allan Poe to your table!

Baronness Elenore Rennet has yet to return home from a masque at Moldavia Manor two nights ago. Can the players find her and uncover the hideous secrets brooding inside the grim estate of Count Moldavia?

Masque of the Worms is a 1st-level one-shot originally written for a live playthrough by the Castle Mac crew in the courtyard of the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Richmond, VA. Check out their fantastic performance on the Castle Mac YouTube channel!

This adventure is for 4-6 players and takes 3-5 hours to complete. It's optimized for the live-streaming, one-shot format, but makes for a spooky and thrilling session at any table. It is sure to make even the bravest hearts shudder!

Masque of the Worms includes:

  • Events inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's darkest tales 

  • Fast pacing and big reveals ideal for live-streaming and online play

  • Two new monsters sure to chill your blood

  • Combat cards for each monster, PC, and special treasure

  • High-quality digital maps for use with virtual table tops
  • By popular request, a print-friendly version of the adventure

Recipient of The Best rating from Bryce Lynch of!

Continue the adventure with the next one-shot in the Edgar Allan Poe series for 2nd-level players, Valley of the Gilded Tower:

The baron’s wife is dead. But she isn’t gone. Can the players lay her to rest and defeat the festering evil hidden away inside the Gilded Tower? 

“The adventure is well paced, has maps that you can print out, a great story and good ending. I highly recommend this adventure as a nice stand alone, plug & play adventure, or a follow up to ‘Masque of the Worms'. GMs, you don’t need a lot of prep at all.” -B.J., ★★★★★

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Maxwell P July 27, 2019 8:44 pm UTC
I'm obsessively collecting tenfootpole "The Best" adventures. Is there a print on demand version available for this adventure?

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Kelsey D August 19, 2019 3:46 pm UTC
Hi Maxwell! I'm so sorry I didn't get your question until now, I seem not to get notifications for the Discussions section of my adventures (will investigate cause). To answer your question, I don't have any print on demand titles out, as of right now! It's a formatting challenge I hope to tackle down the road. Apologies for that, but thank you for asking!
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Gavin R June 03, 2019 3:41 pm UTC
Bryce Lynch waited nearly a decade for this, and even the list of his "good, but not great" adventures are usually orders of magnitude better than the typical fare.

Will follow this author/publisher to see what they do when they indulge in some R.E.H., Vance, etc. Should be fun to get actually usable adventures that don't require a lot of distillation before table use.
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Brandon H May 25, 2019 9:33 pm UTC
Congratulations! You got a positive review from Bryce Lynch at tenfootpole, which doesn't happen very often, especially for 5e adventures. Expect a bump in purchases, including from me.
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Kelsey D May 27, 2019 4:41 am UTC
Thank you so much!! I’m humbled by Bryce’s review and will strive to keep living up to his high standard. It’s super encouraging to hear from the tenfootpole community that I’m on the right track! :D
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