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The Mad Manor of Astabar

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For twenty years Astabar’s Manor sat abandoned, gaining notoriety as a cursed place of magic and danger. The good folk of Havehollow avoid it at all costs but at the behest of a beautiful and mysterious bard the characters venture forth to explore the home of the once great wizard.

The Mad Manor of Astabar is an epic Mini-Quest by Survive RPG and offers a compelling adventure that is great for a one-off session, convention play or for use as a side quest to your campaign. Mini-Quests are designed for any D20 fantasy system. Also check out other free adventures like Beware The Wyvern Wood, Trials of the Spider Witch, Maze Of The Man Bull, Sword of the Archon, The Hollowing Of Greyhaven, Cult of the Jelly God, The Curse of Widow's Cape, The Talisman of Moloch, The Baron's Bastard, The Terror of Inaruk, Song Of The Siren Queen, Return to the Doom Tower, Madness of the Mouther, Jaws of the Landshark, Rise Of The Vampire And Revenge Of The Kobold King.

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Jeff C September 25, 2018 8:52 pm UTC
The map for this and the map of the burgomasters house from curse of stradh are very similar. This module seems to have come out before that though. Thoughts?
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Dave L September 15, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Running this quest as a solo adventure for my daughter (8) and she is digging it. She is a 4th level druid with a few hirelings along for the ride. Highlight so far: She cast Speak with Animals to talk to the butterflies in the jar. I made their voices very ghostlike and creepy - her character warned everyone NOT to touch the jar under any circumstances. The darkness in the pantry similarly freaked her out, but she's starting to put together the secret behind the skulls and will have to go back there...

I'll post again once we've finished. So far, it is great.
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Donna B May 24, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
David! I'm in love with this quest. I found it on a reddit post, I think? And from the moment I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I'm kinda new to the D&D world but the way you explained everything for the person DMing (ME) made it so much easer to follow along. I have read a few other mini quests and none compare to yours. I'm buying all the rest, and I must say your our creativity is limitless!!! I can not wait to see what else you come up with.
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Ian C January 05, 2017 3:21 am UTC
I started running this tonight for my all-girls Lamentations of the Flame Princess group. They really seemed to enjoy it, and I'm enjoying running it for them! It still remains to be seen what will happen in the end, but I'm recording the adventure on my YouTube channel if you're interested in reviewing our interpretation of the adventure.
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Ian C January 05, 2017 3:18 am UTC
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David D December 08, 2014 4:23 am UTC
Thanks chuck. I'm glad you enjoyed the module. Congrats on pulling off the twist at the end. I like your approach of planting sixth sense style clues all along - bet it made the twist much more impactfull!
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Chuck N November 18, 2014 7:00 pm UTC
My gaming group of three 1st level characters (Paladin, Rogue, Sorcerer) enjoyed this adventure immensely. We used D&D Next rules. As DM I kind of favored them in some of the fights (Poltergeists mostly threw objects at the high AC paladin and tended to try to scare to two halflings (Advantage vs being Frightened). They took a little damage but short rested once and none of them ended up at 0 hit points, though the paladin was close once. I also had the NPC Bard buff them with her songs, even though she was a [SPOILER ALERT!!], but mostly she stood in the back and didn't do anything, and I gave the players a great many fairly subtle sixth-sense type of clues throughout the game, and they enjoyed the shock twist at the end. They figured she had a low intelligence and was fairly shy. I'm considering {Spoiler} that the wand has 1 more charge left and its use ends up bringing her back as a permanent NPC. The layout is good, the rooms are well thought out and the puzzles are great for new players. I like the theme...See more
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