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THE SETTING
CREDITS
Inputsomethingaboutyoursettinginthisbit,where
itslocated,isiturbanorrural?Mountainousor
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THE PLOT
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the DUNGEONS & Whatsgoingtohappeniftheadventureisntsolved,
DRAGONS Compatibility Logo, D&D, PLAYERS thebadguysarentdefeated?
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Andy Collins, and James Wyatt; DUNGEON MASTERS
GUIDE, written by James Wyatt; and MONSTER
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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HOOK:HOOKTWO


Thiswouldbewhereyoucouldputinasecond
Whatsgoingonrecentlyintheareaorwiththe Hooktoexplainwhythecharactersareinthearea
quest?Whatarethemajorcharactersofthemodule andpossiblyprovideasubquestthattheycandofor
doingrightthisverysecond? areward.Youcanalsoprovideanalternativeway
forthecharacterstobecomeinvolvedinthequest
ADVENTURE SUMMARY withoutmakingittheirprimaryreasonforbeing
here.
Whatarethelikelythingsthataregoingtohappen Alternative:Anotherwaytogetthe
duringtheadventure?Whoaretheygoingtomeet charactersinvolvedinthisquest,perhapsanNPC
andwhoaretheygoingtobeatup? willaskthemaboutitortaskthemwithit.
Whatarethelikelydirectionstheyregoingto QuestXP:Howmuchdothecharactersget
endupgoingin? forsolvingthequestandwhataretherequirements
forsucceedingatthequest.
PREPARING FOR ADVENTURE
HOOK:HOOKTHREE
Beforeyoustartyouradventurereadthroughthe ThiswouldbewhereyoucouldputinathirdHook
hooksbelowanddeterminewhichoneisagoodfit toexplainwhythecharactersareintheareaand
foryourplayerscharactersastowhytheyreinthis possiblyprovideasubquestthattheycandofora
areaandwhattheyredoinghere. reward.Youcanalsoprovideanalternativewayfor
Somehooksmighthavequestsinvolvedwith thecharacterstobecomeinvolvedinthequest
themthatalsoofferrewardsinXPiftheyre withoutmakingittheirprimaryreasonforbeing
completedduringthecourseoftheadventure.In here.
additionsomehooksmighthavealternativewaysto Alternative:Anotherwaytogetthe
getaparticularsidequeststartedevenifyouelect charactersinvolvedinthisquest,perhapsanNPC
nottousethathookasthemainreasonthepartyis willaskthemaboutitortaskthemwithit.
here. QuestXP:Howmuchdothecharactersget
forsolvingthequestandwhataretherequirements
HOOK:HOOKONE forsucceedingatthequest.
ThiswouldbewhereyouputinaHooktoexplain
whythecharactersareintheareaandpossibly
provideasubquestthattheycandoforareward.
Youcanalsoprovideanalternativewayforthe
characterstobecomeinvolvedinthequestwithout
makingittheirprimaryreasonforbeinghere.
Alternative:Anotherwaytogetthe
charactersinvolvedinthisquest,perhapsanNPC
willaskthemaboutitortaskthemwithit.
QuestXP:Howmuchdothecharactersget
forsolvingthequestandwhataretherequirements
forsucceedingatthequest.
requirementslistedunderWhatYouNeedtoPlay.
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Youmayneedtoadjustportionsoftheencounterto

Youveinformedyourplayersofthereasontheyre adjustforanonrecommendedgroupsizeor

here,eitherthroughoneofthesuppliedhooksorone makeup.

ofyourowndevising.Theyshouldhaveatleast EachencounterwilllistanXPorExperience

someideaofWho,Whereand/orWhyaswellas PointvaluenexttotheLevelandthisisthe

someideaofhowtoproceedfurther. experiencethatisdividedequallybetweenthe

Modulespecificnoteshere. playersoncetheyvesuccessfullydefeatedor
otherwisesucceededattheencounter.
WHATYOUNEEDTOPLAY
ThismoduleworksbestwithagroupofXcharacters
SETUP
ofXlevel.Ifyourgroupdeviatesfromthisyoucan Thissectionwillprovidethebasicsettingsofthe

makeadjustmentstoincreasetheencounter encounter.Itwillprovidecontextorhowthe

difficultiesbyaddingorreducethembyremoving encounterfitsintothemoduleasawhole.

additionalcreaturesfromeachencounter.Forsome Itwillalsoprovideakeytotheencounterfor

encounterstheremaybesuggestedwaystomodify anymapordiagramindicatingtherecommended

thedifficultyaswell. placementofthecreaturesoritemsinvolvedinthe

Anotheroptionifyourgrouphasfewer encounter.

playersthanthemoduleisdesignedforistoallow
playerstorunmorethanonecharacteratatime.
READALOUDTEXT
Notethisisnotasimpletaskandonebettersuited Thissectionincludestextthatyoushouldreadtothe
forexperiencedplayers. playersattheindicatedtimes.Thisisusually
Althoughnotstrictlyrequiredaflatsurface writtenforthemostlikelywaythattheplayerswill
markedoffin1gridsandtokenstorepresentthe comeintotheencounterbutbepreparedtochangeor
playercharactersaswellasthemonstersandNPCs alteritasneededtoadjustforplayeractions.
willagainhelpspeedgameplay.Tokenscanbeas
simpleasexcessdicetopaintedminiaturesbutin
MONSTERSTATISTICS
generalaslongaseveryoneknowswhattoken Obviousbutthissectionincludesthestatblocksfor
representswhatcreatureitshouldworkoutfine. themonstersoritemsincludedintheencounter.

TACTICS
USING TACTICAL ENCOUNTERS Anyrecommendedtacticsinvolvingthemonsters
abilitiesortheareatheyrewillbelistedinthis
section.
InthefollowingtextisalistoftheTactical
Encounters,thesetypicallywillbeencountersthat
MAP
includecombatorrequireskillchecksofsomekind.
Ifanencounterincludesamapordiagramitwillbe
Eachencountercanincludeseveralcommon
includedhereorreferenceonandincludedmaterials
elementseachofwhichisdescribedindetailbelow.
withthemodule.
ENCOUNTERLEVEL
FEATURESOFTHEAREA
Eachencounterisbasedonthemodulesgroup
Anynoteworthyeitherforvisualoraural
descriptionsorthatmightbeofuseintheencounter SIDEQUESTS
byonesideortheotherwillbedescribedinthis
Thissectionmightlistanyqueststhatcanbepicked
section.Thiscanalsoincludespecialinformation
upbytheplayersandthewho/where/howtheycan
abouttheotherwiseordinaryappearingitemsinthe
beobtained.EachissimilartoaHookinthatitwill
roomlikehiddenchambersorsecretdoors.
provideinformationonwhatthequestparameters
arehowtofulfillthemandwhattherewardfor
USING INTERLUDES doingso.
Inadditionsomesidequestsmighthavea
Interludesaregenerallyanysetting,informationor
broaderimpactonthecharacters,thenonplayer
encounterthatwillnotlikelyinvolvecombat.This
characters,thesettingorthearea.Failingtosolvea
couldbeadescriptionofanentiretownorperhapsa
sidequestwithatimelimitcouldtriggerother
chancemeetingwithatravelingmerchantonthe
encountersorcausesomeencounterstobecomenon
roadthatmightprovidetheplayerswithsomeclues
available.
tohelpthemontheirmissionorawaytopurchase
neededsuppliesorsimplytoprovideachancefor
ANSWERS
theplayersthroughtheircharacterstointeractwith
Hereyoullfindanswerstotypicalquestionsthata
theworldthatthemoduleissetinandbringlifeto
playerortheircharactermightaskaboutthe
both.
interludeoritssetting.
Interludescaninvolveseveralofthesame
Theseanswersmightbeavailablefromany
featuresofatacticalencounter.Theremightbea
NPCorfromobservationorskillchecksoronly
SetupthatdescribestheareafortheDM,aRead
underveryspecificcircumstancesandthose
Aloudsectiontotransferpertinentbitsofthat
conditionswillbelistedwitheachquestionandits
informationtotheplayers.
possibleanswers.
IfanInterludetakesplaceinaninhabited
areathenalistingofthemajororimportantlocations
WHATCOMESNEXT
inthevillage/town/citywillbelistedaswellas
Hereiswhereyoullfindthevariouspathsthatyou
detailsontheindividualsthecharactersarelikelyto
cansettheplayersonorthatwillopenupforthem.
meetduringtheirinterlude.
Thisinformationcanchangebasedontheir
Additionallytherecanbeentriesforsomeofthe actions,thepassingoftimeorastheyworkthrough
followingaswellasentriesuniqueandnotlisted. otherencounters.

OVERVIEW

Thiswilllistgeneralknowledgethatmightpertainto
featuresoftheInterlude.

DMTIPS
CanofferadvicefortheDMonhowtomakea
sectionbetterfittheirworld,variouswaystopresent
ittotheplayersorsuggestionsonhowtomakea
sectionsomethingpersonalanduniquetothem.


ENCOUNTER NAME
Monster Level X Role
Size origin type XP XXX
Initiative +x Senses
ENCOUNTERLEVELX(XXXXP) Aura
HP xx
AC xx; Fortitude xx, Reflex xx, Will xx
SETUP Resist
Describethesetupoftheencounterhere.Wherethey Speed x
areexactly,whattheencounterwillconsistofin Attack or Power (action; power) * Keywords
termsofmonsters,trapsorskillchallenges.If Description
necessaryhavetheplayersplacetheircharacters Attack or Power (action; power) * Keywords
tokensontheappropriatemap. Description
Youwouldlistanymonstersatthistimeand Attack or Power (action; power) * Keywords
includetheirKeysymbolsotheycouldbematched Description
upwithanymaporifamapisntprovidedthen Alignment Languages
youdsimplygiveadescriptionastowheretheydbe Skills
Str xx(+xx) Dex xx(+xx) Wis xx(+xx)
placedinthedescribedroomorarea. Con xx(+xx) Int xx(+xx) Cha xx(+xx)

Asthecharactersbegantheencounterread:
Thisiswhereyoudcomeupwithadescriptivebitof
FEATURESOFTHEAREA
textthattheDMwouldreadtotheplayerstosetthe
Illumination:Lightlevel
mood,describethesetting,dictateanythingthe
MainTerrain:Describethegeneralterrain
playerscharactersmayhavenoticed.
type,anyspecialimpactitmighthaveonthe
Whathappensnextwouldgointhisareaafterthe encounter.
playershavereactedtotheReadAloudportionorto TerrainFeature:Describeindividualterrain
setupwhathappensnext. featuresthatmightcomeintoplayduringthe
encountertohelporhindereitherside.Repeatas
Assomethingelsehappensread:
necessary.
Andnowweprovidethecharacterswithadditional
detailsastowhatsreactedtotheirreactingetc. MAP
Includeyourmaphereorareferencetothe
TACTICS
appropriateattachmenttothemodule.
Hereinwedescribeanyspecialtacticsthatthe
participantsoftheencountermightbetaking,how
theyllreacttothemosttypicalresponses,whatthey
mightdoiftheyrewinningorlosingetc.

Nowincludeanystatblocksneededforthemonsters
andtrapsetcthatareinvolvedinthecombathere.
Janikisahunterthatprovidesgameforthe
thelocaltavernsandinns.Afteranunfortunate
INTERLUDE XX: INTERLUDE NAME incidentwithalargeblackbearhesbeen
recuperatingattheSmokeandEelthelastthree

OVERVIEW weekswhilehisleghealsenoughforhimtogetback
intotheforestwherehesmostcomfortable.
Listageneraloverviewoftheareaorinterludes
purposefortheDMhere. Includeanysectionsmentionedpreviouslyherethat
fitthisparticularInterludeormakeupyourownthat
SETUP aremoreappropriatefortheentry.
Describethesetupoftheinterludehere.Whatthe
settingis,howtheplayersgothereetc.
Iftheinterludetakesplaceinatownfor
Textboxforpulloutinformationoroptional
exampleyouwouldalsoincludedescriptionsofany
rules.
buildingsthatareofimporttothecharactersaswell
asdescriptionsofanyNPCstheymightencounter.
ANSWERS
WherepossibleNPCsshouldbefleshedout
Areanyquestionsabletobeansweredbythis
tosomeextenttobettergivetheDManideaofthe
interlude?Cantheplayersgainanyspecial
critical4Wsofacharacter,Who,Why,When,
knowledgeduringtheirtimehere?
Where.Whoarethey?Whyaretheythere?Whydo
theydothethingstheydowhatstheirmotivations,
dreams,desires?Whendotheydothings?Where
WHATCOMESNEXT
dotheygo?Wherecanaplayerexpecttofindthem? Wheredoestheadventurecontinuefromhere?What
Somethinglikethebelowwouldprovide aretherepercussionsofthetypicalplayersactions
morethanenoughinformationformostDMstobe duringthisinterlude?
abletoworkwithintermsofrunningthatNPC
duringanencounterwiththeplayers:
DMTIPS
Gorakisthebakerforthetown.Hesasingle ArethereanytipsyoucangivetheDMtobetterrun
humanwhomovedtothetownseveralyearsago.He thissection?Perhapsitinvolvesspecificbutunder
riseswellbeforethesuncomesuptostarthisbaking usedrules?Thiswouldbewhereyoudmention
andwiththesettingofthesunhecloseshisshopand thoserulesandhelpexplainthemperhapsinmore
hasdinnerattheSmokeandEeltavernandhasbeen detail.
knowntostayabitlongertodownapintortwo.He
hassecretloveonMillietheprovisionersdaughter
andhasbeentryingtoworkupthenervetotalkto
herofthingsotherthanflourandsalt.
Gorakisamanofearlyyearsnothavingyet
reachedhisthirddecadeandisgenerallycoveredin
afinedustingofflourwhichhideshisruddy
complexionandbrownhair.Hehasanopenmanner
withallbutthosewhoangerhim.
Orsomethingassimpleasthis:
Thisisatextboxforpastinginamapordiagram.

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