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Missing in the Olde Marsh - Adventure for levels 3-4


Missing in the Olde Marsh – An adventure for 4 or 5 characters of level 3 or 4!

Need a quick adventure to hook your players into the region? Are the PCs about to travel by boat? In this adventure, the characters find themselves washed up on a desolate shoreline after their ship sank in a magical storm. Will they find their way back to civilization? What dark forces are creating these undead monstrosities? Will they help the people of Marshtown, or simply make matters worse?

This adventure is designed to be played in one 4 hour session. It can be used to kick off a new campaign, or with few modifications it can fit into an existing campaign. Inside these pages you can find:

  • 4 combat encounters with difficulty scaling - Challenge your players with combat encounters relevant to the storyline. Guidance is also given to make encounters more or less difficult, and to suggest ways the characters might avoid fighting altogether.
  • 8 monster statblocks - Tired of flipping back and forth in the Monster Manual? The 8 statblocks included in this adventure are all you need to run it. Simply print and play!
  • 2 random encounter tables - Want to add a few more encounters? Two random encounter tables add 20 additional encounters, with half focusing on non-combat encounters
  • 3 location maps - These black and white maps can help you setup your encounters, or provide a visual aid for your players.
  • A detailed player handout - Tired of monologuing? This player handout details the villain's horrifying plan, if they manage to find out.
  • A dastardly villain - Looking for a new villain for your campaign? This adventure hints at dark forces beyond what the characters discover, perfect for setting up future adventures.

Olde Marsh 1  Olde Marsh 2  Olde Marsh 3  

Olde Marsh 4  Olde Marsh 5  Olde Marsh 6

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Jared G May 24, 2019 6:59 pm UTC
The next part of the adventure will be out soon! It will be called 'Puppets of the Wood', keep an eye out for it!
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Jacob E December 22, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
How many Necrozombies are intended to be in the base Captain Walker encounter. I don’t feel like it’s clear. The adventure lists that there were 12 sailors but 12 necrozombies plus captain walker seems like it may be too deadly to me. If that’s what it is than I will trust the author but I’m just curious. As I’m running this for a large group (7) and I need to scale it up.
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Nick P December 22, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
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Hi Jacob, thank you for the question. There should be 5 necrozombies in the base encounter along with Captain Walker. I have clarified that and uploaded a new version of the PDF.

If you are running this with 7 players (and they're all level 3) then the scaling advice should make the encounter Hard for their level - use the Walker statblock for 2 of the 5 necrozombies. If the group is experienced and you want an extra challenge, consider keeping Walker and all 5 necrozombies, and simply adding two additional undead using the Walker statblock. You could also have additional necrozombies reveal themselves from under the sand to extend the encounter, at your option.

For really large groups like yours, I would suggest using Kobold Fight Club or another encounter builder to help scale/tailor this for your table. All the statblocks are appropriate for the creature CR, and you may need to adjust some other encounters.
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