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Dawn of the Necromancer is a 5th edition fantasy campaign that pits your PCs against a necromancer of unimaginable power. Here’s what you can expect to find:

  • Epic Scope: Players begin at 1st level and advance all the way to 20th before the final showdown.
  • Adaptable: Easily drops into your own campaign setting, or use the included high fantasy setting of Argomere, a medieval European-style world that worships the gods of the Greek pantheon.
  • Sprawling: A sandbox-style adventure with the players traveling between a cosmopolitan city, memorable towns, an ancient necropolis, and other dark destinations.
  • Imaginative: Includes something for everyone…new magic items, nightmarish monsters, challenging puzzles, detailed locations, unique NPCs, and most importantly, encounters unlike any you have ever seen!
  • Flexible: Each of the 40 major encounters and countless additional adventure hooks can be easily lifted out and used as one-shots or to supplement your current campaign.
  • Customizable: All the encounters include advice on how to adjust the difficulty based on the level and abilities of the PCs. A sandbox isn’t fun if everything is under- or overpowered.



Here are some snippets from the adventure to give you a feel for the content:

  • In Ashgate capital punishment is carried out by the Royal Torpeo, a medusa who petrifies the convicted and then oversees their body being smashed to pieces by those who were wronged as they wield the ceremonial Hammer of Justice.
  • The PCs hear about an annual celebration in the Rookeries called “The Running of the Gorgons”. Each gorgon has a wreath of solid gold secured to their head that runners can keep if they can snatch it off. The use of magic is prohibited, but difficult to enforce with crafty PCs. Harming the gorgons is prohibited, and festival organizers do not provide resurrection services for the participants, a fact made evident by the “Hall of Runners” that displays all the petrified former participants.
  • Cobb’s Boots (Wondrous Item, uncommon) While wearing these boots you can flee from danger in a speedy manner known derisively as “Cobb’s Traverse.” When moving away from an attacking opponent your speed is doubled (regardless of armor or encumbrance) and you can jump twice the normal distance if it is not further than your movement would allow. When attempting a saving throw against a fear effect you suffer a -2 penalty.
  • Constable Marret quote: “I’m glad the council took my advice and brought in some professional help to deal with the situation in the cemetery. I’d take care of it meself if they gave me some deputies and whatnot. And if it weren’t for this bum leg. Or the dropsy. But no matter…as they say, in Darwich justice always prevails!” (The constable is literally the only person who says this.)
  • Half-Swording Feat: This feat requires the wielder of a longsword or greatsword to have both hands free. By grasping the blade of the weapon with their free hand the wielder gains the following benefits: 1.) Change the damage type to piercing or bludgeoning. 2.) Gain a +2 bonus on all Shove attacks. 3.) If their opponent is wearing medium or heavy armor, spend a bonus action to exploit weak spots and gain a +2 to hit.
  • Favored by the Gods optional rule: Praying at a temple, church, or shrine gives the petitioner Advantage on their next attack or ability check connected to that deity (Ares or Athena for combat, Hercules for a Strength check, and so forth.). Alternatively, the GM might allow the PC to choose when to use this Advantage die.
  • “The Jewel of the North”, Dorias is a powerful kingdom dominated by its magnificent namesake capital city. This ancient, ruin-filled city was also once the capital of the Therosian Empire. The waterfront of the city was prized by the old nobility who began to build out into the Gulf of Adsko, eventually expanding the footprint of the city by over 50% and creating an elaborate system of canals and bridges. Dorians are famed sailors and control many of the waterways in the north. Their merchants range far and wide, making the capital a major trade center. At one time Dorias was home to the mighty Therosian fleets of skyships, but the entire navy was in the air when Hecate’s Storm at the end of the War of Brothers dropped them out of the sky and dashed them all to pieces. Even today, artificers attempt to recapture the lost secrets of the skyships in hopes of creating unimaginable trade possibilities.

Digital Assets Available Separately

  • We created a separate product that is a zipped folder containing all of the digital assets for this campaign: maps, handouts, heraldry, magic items, NPCs, battle maps of every major encounter, and tokens for the NPCs and every new monster. Around 300 images to aid in running the adventure. Check it out.

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Jimmy F August 06, 2021 6:01 pm UTC
Hi! Your product is featured in my latest YouTube video. Feel free to use quotes from it on your catalog page if you want. Also please signal boost (share) the video if you can (and haven't already).
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Joshua K August 04, 2021 9:18 pm UTC
For those of us who couldn't get in on the Kickstarter, will there be a POD? Here or elsewhere? Thanks!
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John H August 05, 2021 1:16 am UTC
Yes, there will be a POD version soon.
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Jonathan W August 04, 2021 3:01 pm UTC
Do you have a bundle to buy both book and VTT in one price at a discount? I'm interested as the youtube video really drew me in and the encounters are different, not sure how they work as written.
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John H August 04, 2021 3:22 pm UTC
That's a good idea. We'll look into that as a future promotion. The VTT files currently clock in at over 700 MB for 300 individual battle maps and other files. At $5 hopefully it already seems like a good deal.
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