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Campaign Element - 1 - The Falcate Idol

The Cult of the Harrower is ancient, and each of the eight eyes of its spider-idol is rumored to be a moonstone gem the size of a pigeon's egg.  Moreover, somewhere within the cult's sanctuary, a pool flows from the Egg of Creation.  Will your Thief seek to make a legendary score?  Will your Wizard pursue the shards of the Egg?  Will your Cleric join the cult?  Or will your Warrior fight his way through the web-covered passages to rescue them if they fail?  Any or all of these scenarios are possible!

The Campaign Elements series is designed to help judges create persistent campaign worlds, as well as deal with patron quests, divine requests, and the sudden need to “Quest For It”.  Whether it is because you are short on players one evening, or the wizard needs to locate a new spell, the Campaign Elements series has you covered.

Each of these areas is short enough to be played through by most groups in only a single session.  That doesn't mean that the value of the area is limited to a single session – each adventure includes notes on “squeezing it dry”…effectively getting the maximum re-use from your investment.

An adventure for 2-8 level 2 Dungeon Crawl Classics characters. This adventure is also suitable for 1-2 level 3 characters, or a solo level 4 thief who relies primarily upon stealth and caution.

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August 11, 2019 7:31 pm UTC
Another question/comment. In area 1, in the "narrow passages", there are 5 dead thieves. It is not really clear why their bodies are there : non ennemies nearby, no explanation. Furthemore, the guardians of the temple are presented as former thieves transformed. Why did these one remain corpses ?
I can surely make my own vision of that question, but would be very happy to have yours.
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Daniel B October 29, 2019 3:58 pm UTC
The first dead thieves were not killed by the same creatures as killed the transformed thieves.
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August 10, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
On p. 5, there is a mention of a table for wizard and elf casting in the dungeon. I don't find it... typo ?
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Tammy G August 11, 2019 11:25 am UTC
There is a table on the top of page 5 (might be 6 in the print version) that starts with 1d7 + Luck modifier. That is the elf and wizard casting table.
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August 11, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
Thanks for the very quick answer. No such table in my book : on p. 5 a random treasures found on fallen thieves (2d5) and on page 6, a unique item table (1d5).
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Tammy G August 11, 2019 7:47 pm UTC
Send me an email to and I'll try to sort you out.
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Chad K October 13, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Purchased PDF- but doesnt work. says file is corrupted.
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Tammy G October 13, 2017 11:12 pm UTC
Hey Chad, I just "ordered" a copy myself and the file downloaded and opened without a problem.

Trying clearing your internet cache and redownloading the file. If that doesn't work email me at and I will work with you to find a solution.

- Mark Gedak
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Chad K October 14, 2017 3:49 am UTC
That did it! thank you for the help. Great stuff. While i have you- how about a Campaign Elements "Omnibus". Some are only 12 pages long, so a single book in PRINT with all of them would be great. Or even a combined print copy of your other titles. I just print out the PDFs and keep them in a binder. Id love a printed copy. Thanks again.
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Tammy G October 14, 2017 4:07 pm UTC
We have a total of 15 maps for this series. We likely will not have an omnibus until the series reaches v.15
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Jeremy C March 04, 2014 9:58 pm UTC
Solo level 4 thief - Does this mean it can be played solo without a GM, like a gamebook?
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Tammy G March 04, 2014 10:37 pm UTC
Nope. You would still need a GM. But the adventure is structured in such a way that if you wanted to running as a single thief challenge that would be easily doable according to the author.
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