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Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs (5e)

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A 5e Compatible adventure designed for 1st-level characters by Creighton Broadhurst 

Far from the nearest town, hidden deep in the forest, lies a marshy, boggy valley. Woodsmen and hunters shun the place—kept away by rumours of a terrible beast lairing within and of a ghost haunting the valley’s boggy mere. But, as well as great danger, treasures magical and mundane may yet lie unclaimed in the valley for three unexplored tombs built by ancient hands, stand amid the mud and reeds. Dare you explore the Shunned Valley of the Three Tombs?

This collector's edition also contains extensive details of the town of Dulwich--a perfect base from which the PCs can launch their exploration

This product is a Dual Format PDF. The downloadable ZIP file contains two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.

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Andreas H January 01, 2021 10:00 pm UTC
Is this adventure really designed for four 1st-level characters?

One of the encounters includes a party of four 3rd-level adventurers who try to attack the PCs preferebly when they are clearly injured. Another involves an owlbear. And the adventure even claims it is for beginning players and that "Experienced players may find the challenges herein too humdrum or easy for their tastes."

I've never run 5e before but I'm very skeptical about four newbies with 1st-level characters surviving any of this. I'm grateful for any clarifications! =)
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Creighton B January 02, 2021 9:21 am UTC
Thanks for the questions, Andreas!

Regards the rival adventurers encounter, you are right in that the maths show it was a deadly encounter. It's been my experience with 5e that characters are pretty robust. I take your point about beginning players perhaps not having a decent amount of tactical awareness though. Perhaps to make it easier you might consider removing one of the rival adventurers.

With the owlbear encounter, again you are correct. This is a jolly tricky encounter designed to showcase how dangerous large creatures are. A wise GM gives lots of hints--scratches in the rock, eviscerating corpses scattered about and so on. Hints that dealing with the creature outside at range might also be in order!
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Andreas H January 02, 2021 9:54 am UTC
Thanks for the quick reply! Since I have no experience running 5e I just wanted to make sure that I don't TPK my group in session 1 believing I'm running an easy beginner's adventure! ;-)
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Creighton B January 02, 2021 2:09 pm UTC
My pleasure! Remember to tailor things for your group. All beginners are not created equal! Total beginners are different to Pathfinder players (for example) trying 5e for the first time. Have fun!
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This title was added to our catalog on December 17, 2018.