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A campaign for characters of Levels 1-5 for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Fifth edition compatible.

"I would highly recommend this title." Ellen M

"What a great fun romp this was. Some really terrific opportunities for roleplay and blazing battles t'boot. Well worth a look." Rhiver C

"Would recommend for a good fun campaign." Brenton H.

"A great, engaging and fun story that has all sorts of hidden twists. I would recommend this to any lover of dnd." River S. [Click on the Reviews link below for all reviews]

A guerilla war, a mystery, pursuit, puzzles and challenging encounters - the battle for Hilt Island has it all!

After forty years of peace, the Edrassan Kingdom has invaded the Temple Empire. Hilt Island is the strategic key to the war, and the Edrassans have besieged both the capital Chronlan and the island’s Ember diamond mines. The Templites must buy time for reinforcements to arrive.  

The Temple Empire recruits the party to raid and disrupt the Edrassan war effort. Disguised as the Black Hand, they must attack the Edrassan rear areas, forcing the enemy to divert troops from the front lines to hunt them down. If ordinary Edrassan soldiers fail to catch or kill them, the party will find themselves facing Captain Thurn, the Butcher of Wolflow, or even the infamous Agent Stretch of the Edrassan secret police.  

Between raids and deadly encounters, the party will have many exciting adventures, including uncovering how the Edrassans knew so much about  Hilt Island’s defences. Could they have received help from inside the Templite government?  

Once sufficient damage has been caused, the party will receive new orders to rescue the alchemist Efflam Striker, who is vital to the war effort. They must escort him to Chronlan, which is still under siege by the Edrassans, and the party will have to find a way through the siege lines in order to smuggle Striker into the city.  

By completing many vital quests, the party will help turn the tide of the war. A chance to end the conflict comes when the party identifies the Templite government traitor. They must lead a force to the traitor’s mountain retreat, break-in and defeat this powerful mage to save Hilt Island from the Edrassan invaders. 

A Sandbox Campaign

The party may travel anywhere on the island, visiting locations in any order they wish. Unlike many sandbox adventures, Black Hand Rising includes detailed guidance for the Game Master to make the adventure easy to run and enjoyable for everyone. Includes comprehensive cross-referencing.

ZIP File Download Includes:

- 154 page eBook (PDF format).

- JPG maps for your favourite virtual tabletop software.

- PDF battle mats.

- Three short stories you can share with your players to increase immersion. One story as background before the campaign begins and two for sharing after they meet key NPCs.

Praise for Beastmaster's Daughter (which is included in Black Hand Rising):
"... one of the most fun monster hunting adventures in D&D 5e I’ve ever played ... a unique, engaging, and well-balanced module ... everything you could possibly want." Dungeon Solvers

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Sonia B May 21, 2021 9:06 pm UTC
Bought the PDF. Unable to open anything. Solution please?
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Nathaniel B May 22, 2021 5:08 pm UTC
Same issue. I have contacted drivethru to notify them of this situation.
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Russell W May 22, 2021 7:00 pm UTC
I had an issue where Windows was not able to extract it natively, but I was able to use 7zip to extract it and open it without error.
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Nathaniel B May 22, 2021 9:38 pm UTC
I gave up and had them refund the purchase since all their customer service kept saying is the pdf opens in adobe fine for them make sure it is updated when the issue was extracting the files. After an hour back and forth about that I gave up.
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David S June 02, 2021 1:54 am UTC
Sorry to hear that. A ZIP file was corrupted. This has been fixed. Please download again. If you still have issues please email me and I'll fix it for you:
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Go M May 19, 2021 10:33 am UTC
I bought the PDF but more than half the images and main ebook is broken and unable to open.
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David S June 02, 2021 1:53 am UTC
Sorry to hear that. A ZIP file was corrupted. This has been fixed. Please download again. If you still have issues please email me and I'll fix it for you:
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Tom R August 01, 2020 11:24 pm UTC
Okay... color me crazy, but it says it's 60% off of $9.95 for $3.95 but the $3.95 is lined out and the $9.95 is highlighted in red as if it is the sale price.
Am I missing something?
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Tom R August 08, 2020 9:07 am UTC
Thanks for fixing it so quickly once I found you, David!
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