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The Total Party Kill Handbook


Dungeon Masters rejoice and players beware! If you ever wanted The Book of Challenges updated to 5th edition, you've come to the right place.

The Total Party Kill Handbook will help you take your game to the next level of challenge and fun with 25 encounters, built for groups from level 1 to level 20, all designed to be dropped right into your existing campaign with minimal prep.

Every encounter can be scaled up or down to fit groups that are several levels higher or lower, and the tactics scaling sections let you make the monsters smarter or dumber to further tweak the difficulty to match your party. With an index that organizes encounters by level, where they take place, and which monsters appear in them, you can find the next challenge for your group in seconds.

Within you’ll also find the Trap Workshop, a revolutionary trap creation system that will let you build traps that damage, disable, and debilitate adventurers, making your dungeons even more dangerous. If you wish the Dungeon Master's Guide had better rules for creating traps, you won't be disappointed here.

You tell the story, this book provides the numbers.


  • 196 page PDF
  • 25 Unique Encounters (Level 1 to Level 20)
    • Encounter maps, complete monster stat blocks, and detailed write ups on monster tactics so you can run the encounter right out of the book
    • Scaling guidelines to adjust each encounter to fit a party several levels above or below the listed level
    • Difficulty levels that adjust the tactics the monsters use, including easy, normal, hard, and lethal (use with caution)
  • The Trap Workshop
    • A trap creation system that helps you build interesting and dynamic traps to challenge groups of any level
    • Includes 15 example traps to show how the system works

Hard-cover physical copies are available through our website,

We created this project through generous support from the Kickstarter community! Check out our current campaign The Domes of Ishaq-Zahur, running now!

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Vi F December 28, 2016 5:55 am UTC
Heya! I bought the hardcover at the con, but noticed what I think some errors in the book, which disappointed me. D'yu guys plan on releasing an errata update for this with the hardcover?
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February 01, 2017 2:30 am UTC
Hi Vi - thanks for letting us know! Our apologies getting back to you after some delay here. We have an errata page on our website ( where we publish errata to our content when identified. You can also provide more information about the error you've identified there so we can better address it in future versions!
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richard F August 26, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Does the hardbound come with a PDF?
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February 01, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Hi Rich - sorry for the delayed response here. The PDF is available through DriveThruRPG. If you'd like to pick up the hard copy, you can grab it on our website (, which will include a download code for the PDF.
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richard F February 16, 2017 5:25 am UTC
you responded much faster by email, i bought it later that week!
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Benoit D August 15, 2016 9:01 pm UTC
The full-size preview isn't working for me. Am I the only one with this problem?
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August 15, 2016 10:19 pm UTC
Good catch! We're having trouble seeing it as well. While we get this sorted, here's a download link to one of the encounters from the book 'Sahuagin Shipwreck'. It'll give you a good idea of what to expect!
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