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Banquet of the Damned is a mystery adventure for a party of 4th level characters. It takes place in the village of Womford (Forgotten Realms) during the fall but you can easily adapt the adventure to any farming hamlet.

An ancient evil lurks in the shadows of Womford. While everybody is getting ready for the annual pie contest, a vile creature is carefully preparing its next move. It’s only a matter of time before it wrests control of the gluttonous swine of Womford. Will your PCs stop it before it's too late?

In this adventure, you will find:

  • 20 pages of illustrated content (color)
  • 4 to 6 hours of gameplay
  • 4 new monsters never seen before, including the repulsive gulabus
  • A full description of the village of Womford
  • Digital maps for your virtual tabletop (PDF Only)
  • A printer-friendly DM Companion Booklet with monster stats and detailed scaling guidelines (levels 2 to 6; PDF Only)

Check out our other adventures on DriveThruRPG and on the Dungeon Master's Guild:

The Ghost and the Peddler The Chapel on the Cliffs Scarab of Death

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Marinette M October 12, 2017 9:08 am UTC
About how long do you estimate the runtime of this with a group that tends to RP a lot?
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Benoit D October 12, 2017 10:13 am UTC
That's a tough question. Most of the adventure takes place in the village of Womford and there's quite a bit of information on the NPCs who live there.

The adventure typically takes 4 hours to complete. If your players roleplay a lot, they might need an extra hour or two.
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Marinette M October 16, 2017 1:25 am UTC
Thanks a lot. :)
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Christopher B September 15, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
What was updated with the file? DMS Guild does not show an update explanation?
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Benoit D September 15, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Someone asked for DM and Player maps, so I uploaded a second set of maps for the players.

I also fixed a couple of tipos in the PDF and in the DM Companion. Nothing major, it was stuff like "Tables of Contents" instead of "Table of Content".

I also added a Photoshop file with the map of Womford so that you may change the name of the village (with Photoshop).
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Michael D April 11, 2017 6:10 am UTC
What are the main factors that drive play time? I'm going to run a module at my local brewery for Tabletop Day, and I really like this one. I do want to make sure it finishes in under 4 hours. Are there things I could easily cut out?
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Benoit D April 11, 2017 7:58 am UTC
I don't think you can easily cut out anything else than the Elven Hunters encounter in part 4.

In the unlikely event that players get stuck in the investigation, you can also ask them to make Intelligence (Investigation) checks to get additional hints.
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Vilius D March 18, 2017 10:10 am UTC
This was very good.
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Benoit D March 18, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you liked it :).
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Vi F March 08, 2017 9:00 am UTC
Heya! I just wanted to write because I saw you had 2 different pdfs, level 2 and level 4. I've run the adventure already and am running it again. However, I wanted to make a personal print copy of it and now feel the need to print 2 copies to have both options readily available.

Can I suggest that perhaps you either include scaling for level 2 and 4 on the same page in the adventure (see the scaling boxes in dnd adventurer's league modules for an example) or (as I saw you had different stat blocks) you use 2 different pages in the same pdf for the different versions of the stat blocks. There's also the option to simply include scaling by throwing more monsters rather than having completely different statblocks.

For now, I'm considering just editing the pdf to merge the two options, but I think in the future, it would be much cleaner to have one pdf with multiple options rather than two versions to maintain.

Thanks again for the adventure! I really enjoyed it and it caused...See more
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Benoit D March 08, 2017 10:39 pm UTC
Hi Violet,

What you're suggesting is exactly what I wanted to do originally. I had an impossible time deciding how to provide the scaling information to be honest!

At first, I thought about adding an appendix with scaling information at the end of the PDF, but that would have meant a lot of page flipping for the DM when running the adventure, and that's why I decided against it. I prefer when the DM has all the information where he needs it. But now that you make me think about it, the monster stats are also at the end of the book so it might not have been such a great idea after all :).

Anyways, I'm currently working on the next revision of the adventure. I think you're right. I should try to squeeze additional scaling information in an appendix and make a print-friendly version of the two appendixes. I'll see what I can do.

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions!

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Vi F March 09, 2017 2:12 am UTC
Thanks for listening to my suggestions :) I ended up editing the PDF and add little astericks with the level 2 changes as small font on the bottom of the page (gold differences). I then just added a copy of the lvl 2 appendix after the level 4 appendix with the gulabus stat block added as a third page for lvl 2. It's not beautiful but it works for now.
If you do find a way to merge them, i'll reprint the adventure when the update is released.

Can't wait for Chapel on the Cliff!
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Benoit D July 06, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
I think I found a solution to this scaling problem: a print-friendly DM companion booklet with a 2-page spread describing what to change in the adventure for a group of characters of levels 2 to 6 :). Instead of printing everything, you just print the 2 pages you need, and you're good to go.

I also finally got this print on demand thing to work!
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Benoit D March 02, 2017 4:18 am UTC
I'm thinking about making a Fantasy Grounds mod for this adventure. Would anyone be interested or are the HD maps good enough?
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Randall B March 30, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Roll20 would be nice too if you're interested (I'd buy again as well). Got the free version from Dragon+ but purchased here as well since this is such quality work. Looking forward to your future adventures!
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Randall B April 01, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
So, I may have jumped the gun and have started to implement this adventure in Roll20 similar to other modules (handouts, GM info, encounter maps, monsters, ect) and was wondering if you had any plans for providing a small map for part 2 as well as a second map for the final encounter?
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Benoit D April 03, 2017 8:09 am UTC
The next adventures are on their way!

Adding more maps for Banquet is on my to do list, but I have some 20ish maps to finish first!
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Andre H March 02, 2017 3:48 am UTC
I'd dowloaded this product by the Dragon Magazine. This product is awesome. It is a one shot adventure or a side trek mission for a huge campaing, and has a lot of details and informations that could be an official product!
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Nimrod Y February 28, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
What software did you use to create the beautiful map of Womford? :O
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Benoit D February 28, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
I made them with Photoshop and a drawing tablet (it's hand drawn). Thank you for telling me by the way. Town maps take a lot of time to make, and it's good to know people are enjoying them!
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Roger R February 20, 2017 12:35 pm UTC
Care, Spoilers:

At the beginning of the adventure, the text talks about a demon of glutony. But in the rest of the module it talks about a demon of greed. Is this correct?
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Benoit D February 20, 2017 12:41 pm UTC
It was supposed to be a demon of glutony in the entire adventure. I'll fix that in the next update. Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention!
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Anthony G January 28, 2017 7:16 am UTC
I ran this earlier tonight - solid stuff!
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Benoit D January 28, 2017 8:11 am UTC
I'm glad you liked it!
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Chris B December 22, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Hi! I thought you might want to know that I've included this in my roundup of the best of the DM's Guild for December over on Really looking forward to your future releases!
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Benoit D December 22, 2016 4:12 pm UTC
Thank you! I'll go check it out!
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José María I December 16, 2016 4:01 pm UTC
It looks so nice and full of despair.
Can this be adapted to Ravenloft?
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Benoit D December 16, 2016 4:19 pm UTC
I would say yes. You'll need to scratch the reference to Princes of the Apocalypse in the introduction and you'll have to adapt the regional map, but that's about it. Both of them are in the introduction of the adventure which is in the full-size preview. It's going to require more work if you want to run the adventure in a village other than Womford (for example in Barovia).
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