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The Howling Caverns (5e)

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A horror fantasy adventure for 3-5 1st level characters

The hunched beast prowls the forest, sniffing at the still air. The roiling sky flashes and thunder breaks the silence. The time is near and the beast senses it. The monstrous form bounds toward the darkened village, a demonic howl in its throat...

Shipwrecked on a perilous shore, a group of adventurers stumble into a blighted land and come face to face with a great black beast with a terrible curse.

Can they unravel the mystery and solve the Barghest's curse before it’s too late?

  • 58 pages, 10 locations, 10 dungeon rooms
  • Over 20 original illustrations
  • Inspired by English folklore
  • Emphasis on exploration, interaction, and usability
  • Compatible with other 5e dark fantasy horror campaigns
"Impressive effort for a first offering and can easily trump a lot of WOTC/Paizo offerings." - Bryce Lynch, tenfootpole.org

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David S January 20, 2020 9:27 am UTC
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I had an absolute blast playing this adventure. It took our party of four a couple of four hour sessions to complete and would serve as a great intro to a larger campaign, if desired. I have since bought the pdf and the artwork and layout is great. If I hadn't already played through this with my usual group I'd definitely consider running it as a first game as GM as the module is really well written and laid out. If you're unsure make sure to give the tenfootpole review a read.
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Dan D January 24, 2020 11:14 pm UTC
Would this be appropriate to run for a group that has never played D&D before? I would like to find something that gets them involved in the action early and is challenging for new players, but isn't likely to result in a TPK early on (or at all).
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Colin L January 25, 2020 1:21 am UTC
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The adventure is balanced for 1st level characters and is friendly to new players. There's an initial combat scene at the beginning and then it eases into exploration and roleplaying. There's an encounter that's a significant risk to the party in the dungeon, but this is clearly signposted.

In my (biased) opinion, this will be fine for a fresh group.
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Colin L December 08, 2019 10:47 am UTC
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Bryce Lynch has just published a review for my module and he gives you a good idea of what to expect:

https://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=6362
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Stuart F November 21, 2019 9:38 am UTC
I was part of the playtesting for this, it was a great intro to a larger story and the many different locations allowed the whole group to use the breadrh of their abilities rather than bash their way through every encounter.
The clean simplicity of the adventure allowed 5ed newbies and more experienced players to enjoy it equally, making it a great opener for a new group. I'm not saying it's a shallow plot or overly simple, you'll likely come a cropper if you're not paying attention!
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