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The Tomb of Crossed Words

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A 3rd-level adventure for heroes with minds as strong as their muscles!

An unassuming monk is on the hunt for a party with both the strength and the smarts needed to investigate the fabled Tomb of Crossed Words - a secret shrine that was once dedicated to the study of language and writing, long since lost to shadow.

When they explore the long-forgotten temple they are met with a terrifying array of puzzles, traps and monsters, all of which guard a former adventurer fallen to evil and undeath. Conquering the ancient tomb will require strong nerves, but even stronger minds...

What is this Adventure?

The Tomb of Crossed Words is a puzzle-heavy adventure for parties of around 3rd level, and should last for around four hours. Written by bestselling DM's Guild author Richard Jansen-Parkes and accompanied with three brand new monsters, beautiful illustrations and countless puzzles, this is a great addition to any DM's collection.

Note that this adventure is only advised for groups that genuinely enjoy puzzles and riddles in real life. If you have any crossword-fiends, die-hard logicians or anagram fans at the table, however, prepare for an enjoyable and unique night of role-playing!

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Reynaldo T July 25, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
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Recently picked up my hand at DM with a homebrew game but wanted to take a small break and try something new. So i bought this and molded it to my world, keeping most of it just changing location names. This was so much fun! My players truly enjoyed it and loved the puzzles. It offered up a great way to role play considering most of my players are new, it helped open them up by interacting with each other via the puzzles AND they stayed in character doing so. lol Thanks for a wonderful story and a great dungeon crawl!
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Taha Enes G March 09, 2017 3:41 pm UTC
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Hello ! I really want to buy this adventure but, this site give me error about my card. Do you know if we could figure this out somehow ?
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Frederik D January 10, 2017 10:00 pm UTC
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I'm having trouble trying to figure out how The Scroll Library would work. Where are the skeletons standing, it says center, does that mean they are controlling the space in the center row, between the pillars, with their shields at the edge of the pillars?
And since these are medium creatures, they will always control af 5 by 5 ft space, I don't see a way in that room, that the party would ever be able to get past them.
I'm a pretty new DM so I'm sure there is something I'm missing.
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Richard J January 12, 2017 2:40 pm UTC
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Hi! Sorry for taking a while to get back to you.

Yep, they're stood in the middle, blocking the way across the room. However, as the inscription on their shield says, they will follow any adventurers that move away from them. This allows them the party to pull them out of position and walk past them relatively easily. Or they can simply batter one of the skeletons until it drops and get past they way.
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Mario L January 24, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
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I ended up placing then in-between the farther row of pillars... so it went wall-skeleton-pillar-skeleton-pillar-skeleton-wall. This was the farther south pillars, so that the skeletons had room to follow the players.
Also, I decided that if a player simply approached the skeleton, it would try and push them back (without follow-up). If they engaged in combat is when the follow occurs (not just turning their back to the skeleton and walking away from them, which suggests them not retreating in the truest sense).
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Danny V December 28, 2016 6:36 am UTC
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Would a printer version be available?
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Richard J December 28, 2016 11:55 am UTC
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Hi there! I'll whip a version without the background or illustrations. Expect it soon-ish.
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Richard J December 28, 2016 1:42 pm UTC
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You should now be able to download a print-friendly version.

It still includes a few splashes of colour and the map, so let me know if this works for you or if you would prefer a super-bare-bones version.
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Danny V December 30, 2016 10:54 pm UTC
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Awesome! Thanks a lot. Great Adventure btw
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