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Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Toolkit

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This Toolkit contains a collection of generic set pieces I have created in my time as a dungeon master. It includes an assortment of dungeon maps, puzzles, fully detailed dungeons, random encounters, entire one-shot adventures, and tables to create hundreds of fun magic items. Most of these are able to be dropped in any campaign setting with just a small amount of work by the DM, providing at least thirty hours of content!

Contains:

  • 8 d100 Magic Item Enchantment Tables
  • 6 One-Shot Adventures
  • 4 Full Dungeons
  • 12 Unique Puzzles
  • 11 Dungeon Maps

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Update 1.01: Added a Printer Friendly version of the PDF as well

Update 2.0: Added Clickable Table of Contents, expanded the levels for every adventure and dungeons, modified certain boss encounters to make them more appropriate, fixed numerous typos, added clarity to certain problem sections, and added in some new creatures from my other products that are appropriate to the locations.

Update 2.1: Added page numbers to the main digital version as well. 

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http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/202858/Nerzugals-Game-Master-Toolkit Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Toolkit 2

You can click the above links to check out my other products! The Game Master Toolkit is an OGL

 
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john Z May 25, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
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My group is running through Strahd and I (player) am getting the chance to DM a One Shot next week. I'm super excited to lead the group & our DM through the Cult of Gol'Goroth!

The monsters in this are so sick & twisted. I love it!
https://imgur.com/a/KfN9qqu
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Steven W May 25, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
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Thanks! The Gol'Goroth seems to be one of the most loved adventures I have produced! I have some ideas brewing for a resurrection of the ancient from demon for a higher level one-shot that I think will be just as twisted and exciting!
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john Z May 25, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
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That would be awesome!

Great writing style and storytelling as well. Very easy (for me at least) to work your descriptions into the narrative flow. I'm a fairly new DM so I'm pretty sure this should be taking as a compliment:)
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Gian G June 01, 2018 3:37 am UTC
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What program is that you're using to organize?
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Steven W June 01, 2018 3:41 am UTC
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If that question is directed at me, the product is put together using the Homebrewery. I don't think you are supposed to link other sites so just search Natural Crit Homebrwery to get to it.
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Karl L May 22, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
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I love the book, I downloaded the print friendly version and there are a couple of formatting errors on some of the tables... Starting at page 9.
Otherwise, this is a great product.
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Steven W May 22, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
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Whoa, don't know how those guys snuck in there! Thanks for letting me know! I will get those fixed as soon as I get home from work. Sorry about that!
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Steven W May 22, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
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Nevermind, haha, it should be fixed now!
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Karl L May 22, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
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Perfect, thank you. I appreciate it
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Mono P April 28, 2018 2:31 am UTC
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Great toolkit for inspiration or quick content! One thing thought.

The seven digit puzzle says "the number created by the first three is GREATER than that created by the last four"
BUT THEN it states that "both sum up 15"
this is misleading and probably a mistake or typo.
for the record the puzzle can even be resolved with that clue so I just simply took it out. BUT I wanted to let you know!

keep the content coming and feel free to see by my content and tell me if you like it! (got plenty more just didn't find time to transcribe it and upload it! ^^

Regards, M.
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Steven W April 28, 2018 5:40 am UTC
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Hey Mono, it isn't a typo but perhaps a confusion in the way it is stated. The SUM of the first three and the last four both equal fifteen, but the number created by simply taking the raw number is greater.
* The number created by the first three is greater than that created by the last four
* The sum of the first three numbers and of the last four numbers are both 15.

[843] > [0591] but [8+4+3] = 15 and [0+5+9+1] = 15

Does that give some clarity?
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Gordon D April 12, 2018 11:35 pm UTC
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I would pay $50 for a book but I’m limited on pdf. And I so want this.
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Steven W April 13, 2018 12:21 am UTC
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I'm glad you feel that way. Hopefully one day the DM's Guild will allow for us to create print copies of our products. Until then, the best you could do is maybe to print it out and bind it yourself if you really want a physical copy!
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Andrew K February 10, 2018 2:58 am UTC
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So so good. Is there a map of the Yuan Ti temple that I'm missing?
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Steven W February 10, 2018 3:57 am UTC
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Unfortunately, all of the maps in this Toolkit were handmade by me and I am far from an artist. I tried at one point to create something that could be used, but the three stories of the structure made it quite difficult for me. Here was my effort of an example of a single floor - https://i.imgur.com/21rYkJa.png When I ran the temple, I drew out some of the major areas where the battles will occur (just a few simple rooms) and the rest is done via descriptions. Hopefully that helps!
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Robert S January 19, 2018 3:40 pm UTC
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Great product! I think I found a typo on Page #4 Item #43 A dryad will PAPPEAR should they disturb it.
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Steven W January 19, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
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Oh, that is definitely a typo. Thanks, Robert. I am actually planning on releasing an updated version of this guide before my next Toolkit goes out and comments like this are always really helpful. Hope you enjoy!
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Pearce S December 29, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
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An absolutely amazing product, you really should make it a fixed payment.
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Steven W December 29, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
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Thank you. I like for everyone, no matter their financial situation, to be able to experience my products so Pay What You Want is fine by me!
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Oryaam L January 16, 2018 10:31 pm UTC
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thank you
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James F September 24, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
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100% recommend to buy this. It is well worth the $9.99.
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Erik P August 31, 2017 12:21 pm UTC
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This is a really great product. If you can afford to do so, buy it.
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Conrad H June 06, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
What edition is this for?
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Steven W June 06, 2017 3:41 pm UTC
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5th Edition
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Peter B March 29, 2017 6:16 am UTC
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I spent two hours creating a white squirrel swarm template for Roll20... I love this book. :D
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Ricardo C February 11, 2017 10:11 am UTC
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There's loads of great content here. I've just run the Bog of the Hag and have a few comments to make on some of the encounters. On the first night the party did not follow the Will-o-wisp. This might be a cultural thing (we're from the UK, and near the region where "real" Will-o-wisps come from - they appear in marshes here because of escaping methane gas igniting spontaneously) but no one in their right mind would follow a Will-o-wisp, so that was skipped although they fought the wisp. I'm glad in a sense because the choice of monsters that the wisp leads you to is strange, they don't fit together, lore wise. I think the encounter would have been balanced but perhaps the monsters in question could have been re-skinned to keep them more in line with each other.

The text for the second night is confusing to me. I skipped it. In fact I got my wife to read it to see if she could get exactly what was meant to be happening but we were none the wiser. I suspect a little editing would clear that...See more
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Steven W February 11, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
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Thanks for the feedback, especially on the second night portion. One of the weaknesses with being your own editor is that things that seem obvious to you may not be obvious to the reader. I have been compiling a list for when I want to go back and do a revised edition of the Toolkit and I will certainly add that to the list.

I have run this particular adventure with two groups and both have actually followed the wisp. I try to play into their adventurous curiosity along with a bit of trying to hold them true to RP since their characters probably don't know this is a wisp or what a wisp does. It can be very difficult to pull external knowledge from decision making in such a situation though and it has certainly happened in other games.

And if you are looking forward to more from me, I have a second, more polished Toolkit coming out in less than two weeks so be on the lookout!
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Eric W February 11, 2017 5:19 am UTC
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I ran The Ruins of Nehk'Talosh as a side trek in our Princes of the Apocalypse Roll20 campaign. It fit really well as one of my PCs was a Paladin of Tyr and a member of Summit Hall, so I had the Ironsmith be a zealous defector. I had to scale up the encounters a tad as my party was slightly higher level as well.

We enjoyed it! It starts here if you want to watch - https://youtu.be/Lubo2LY_8CA?list=PLUFZSXJGzxFU4pajvEnWLHyCbexT-8m0W
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Steven W February 11, 2017 6:45 am UTC
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That is so awesome! I cannot wait to watch the video. Thank you so much for sharing it with me!
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David W October 20, 2016 6:55 am UTC
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I am impressed how well done the toolkit is!
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Jon B September 27, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
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I wrote up a review on my blog:
https://5egrognard.blogspot.com/2016/09/product-review-nerzugals-dungeon-master.html
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Steven W September 27, 2016 7:55 pm UTC
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Hey, thanks for the write-up. You have given some criticisms I am certainly going to consider for the second one. Most notable the difference between the one-shots and the dungeons. A one-shot was intended to be a nice little packaged up adventure you can run in a night while the dungeons have no story connected to them and could just be dropped in any adventure, but I don't think that is explicitly stated anywhere so it is definitely something I need to include!

You mentioned not liking the referencing back to the puzzles within the adventures. Was that just because you were expecting additional content there? The reason I made that decision is that a lot of the puzzles can also be dropped in just about any dungeon or adventure of your own creation, so I wanted to make them all easily visible and accessible to the readers rather than having some only burrowed down in the dungeons section where some might never see them.

I just want to figure out specifics on the parts you didn't like...See more
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Jon B October 06, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
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Sorry, I know I replied to this right after you posted, but the internet must of ate it.

Now that you explain it, I do see the difference between the one-shots and dungeons.

I understand your reasoning for separating out the puzzles. I think for the adventuring referencing the puzzles is more a matter of layout. Reading the puzzle first, then later being told to refer back to it for me was like "Oh, go look at this stuff you've already read and use it here". If the puzzles were after the adventures, it's almost like getting a sneak peak at things to come. For me that would build some anticipation of checking out all the puzzles.
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Timothy L September 17, 2016 2:16 am UTC
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Overall: Excellent. Really fun One-shots.
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