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The Howling Caverns (5e)

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A horror fantasy adventure for the 5th Edition of the world's greatest roleplaying game, for 3-5 1st level characters

Shipwrecked on a perilous shore, a group of adventurers cross into a blighted land and confront a deadly and cursed apparition. Can you unravel the mystery and solve the Barghest's curse before it devours your soul?

  • A fresh introduction to a dread and mist-cursed land of adventure
  • Perfect for new players and dungeon masters
  • Evocative new spells and terrifying new monsters
  • Designed to easily pick up and play at the table
  • Key information all on the page
  • Gather around the table with lights dimmed and enter a dark world of demons and vampires inspired by English folklore

"Impressive effort for a first offering and can easily trump a lot of WOTC/Paizo offerings." - Bryce Lynch,

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David S January 20, 2020 9:27 am UTC
I had an absolute blast playing this adventure. It took our party of four a couple of four hour sessions to complete and would serve as a great intro to a larger campaign, if desired. I have since bought the pdf and the artwork and layout is great. If I hadn't already played through this with my usual group I'd definitely consider running it as a first game as GM as the module is really well written and laid out. If you're unsure make sure to give the tenfootpole review a read.
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Dan D January 24, 2020 11:14 pm UTC
Would this be appropriate to run for a group that has never played D&D before? I would like to find something that gets them involved in the action early and is challenging for new players, but isn't likely to result in a TPK early on (or at all).
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Colin L January 25, 2020 1:21 am UTC
The adventure is balanced for 1st level characters and is friendly to new players. There's an initial combat scene at the beginning and then it eases into exploration and roleplaying. There's an encounter that's a significant risk to the party in the dungeon, but this is clearly signposted.

In my (biased) opinion, this will be fine for a fresh group.
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Colin L December 08, 2019 10:47 am UTC
Bryce Lynch has just published a review for my module and he gives you a good idea of what to expect:
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David J June 26, 2020 8:02 pm UTC
If Bryce says it's good, you can take that to the bank. He's notoriously critical (and rightly so!) of many adventures. Based on his review, I'll be purchasing this.
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Colin L June 26, 2020 8:16 pm UTC
Glad to hear! I wrote it using a lot of his usability and readability criteria. Please let me know what you think with a review.
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Stuart F November 21, 2019 9:38 am UTC
I was part of the playtesting for this, it was a great intro to a larger story and the many different locations allowed the whole group to use the breadrh of their abilities rather than bash their way through every encounter.
The clean simplicity of the adventure allowed 5ed newbies and more experienced players to enjoy it equally, making it a great opener for a new group. I'm not saying it's a shallow plot or overly simple, you'll likely come a cropper if you're not paying attention!
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September 19, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on November 18, 2019.