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The Graveyard Shift

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The city of Stonewood has seen a number of strange disturbances of late: grave robbings, disappearances, and recently a spate of murders. Adair Wyatt, a local merchant, has asked you to help him find his missing brother Dayton. His last known whereabouts? Stonewood's necropolis, where he works as a gravedigger...

The Graveyard Shift is an introductory adventure for 4-6 1st level characters, and  assumes a wide range of skills and abilities. It is designed to be played in a single 3-5 hour session, excluding character creation. The adventure centers on the city of Stonewood but can easily be transferred to any medium or large settlement as long as there is a graveyard nearby and access to a local forest. The adventure was designed to have an equal balance of combat, exploration, puzzle, and role-playing encounters.


The Graveyard Shift is the first in the Adventure on Tap series. Each adventure is created to make running the game as simple as possible for the Games Master and features a clear and easy to read layout, hand drawn full colour maps of each major location (including player safe versions), at-a-glance difficulty markers for combat encounters, appendices featuring extra locations and NPCs, and advice on running your party through the trickiest parts of the adventure, gleaned from extensive playtesting. A printer friendly version of the adventure PDF is also included.

You can find the second in the Adventures on Tap series, The Beast of Bastion Bayhere.

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About the Author: Emmet Byrne has been role-playing and Games Mastering for almost 20 years. He got his start reverse engineering the second edition rules from the Baldur's Gate PC RPG and hasn't looked back since. He's played every edition between then and now as well as a multitude of other weird and wonderful tabletop RPG systems, and was involved in the AGE system content for Kobold Press's Midgard Campaign Setting.
 
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August 5th, 2017
I ran this for my players as a one-shot today and it went great, though my players definitely took it off the rails to places I didn't expect; still, there's enough information provided in this adventure to help a DM improv if that happens. A++ layout [...]
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December 9th, 2016
Fun adventure, especially for newer/new to the system players as it runs the gamut from combat to social to investigative to skill challenges and puzzles. In-built use of environmental hazards/features are a nice way to encourage players to think later [...]
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November 10th, 2016
Light and fun adventure, great for getting newbies into D&D and great for reminding you why you love it. [...]
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