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Into the Belly of the Beast - Adventure

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"Into the Belly of the Beast is a classic treasure hunt gone awry."

"A very good swamp adventure. It will show the players that combat isn't always the solution to their problems."

"Another great piece of writing from one of the guilds leading writers!!!"

***NOTE - The preview shows several maps and is really for DM's eyes only.***

Into the Belly of the Beast is a swamp adventure for four to five characters of level 5 - 8 with an approximate play time of 6 to 8-hours.

Take the adventuring party on a journey through a nasty, smelly swamp as they follow an exotic map which (they hope) leads to a grand treasure.  Unknown hazards, NPCs, adventure, and creatures stand between them and the X that 'marks the spot' on the map.

This adventure includes:

  • Custom art
  • 8 hand-drawn maps (color and black & white included)
  • 3 new creatures
  • 1 new magic item
  • Includes a printer-friendly version of the adventure.

Into the Belly of the Beast runs smoothly as-is, but an additional 8 encounters are included.  These encounters can be used to lengthen the adventure, or they could used separately and added to your own campaign.

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Jake H May 18, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I found the mostly sunken castle really interesting. It's a really unique setting, with some interesting environmental hazards.

One thing I plan on doing today when I run that segment of the adventure is adding a deeper level of water to Area F with the Giant Constrictor Snake. I thought this could add something extra to this fight. I am picturing similar to Luke Skywalker in the trash compartment, getting yanked and dragged into the water, while his friends attempt to find the creature to strike it.

Did you play around at all with the snake(s) pulling PCs into the water? It seems to help emphasize the sunken nature of the castle, and make the snake encounter more challenging and unique.
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Jeff C. S May 18, 2017 6:54 pm UTC
CREATOR
I didn't even think of that! Fantastic idea!

Let me know how it goes!
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Jake H May 19, 2017 6:39 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I used it yesterday and the party seemed to really enjoy it. I expanded the room the encounter took place in, so that more party members could reasonably fit in. Luckily the party explored the room with the hidden treasure under the stone first, so they all ran into this room, expecting more treasure, splitting up searching. Very funny when the rogue was yanked under the water! Even better the party tried attacking the snake, but in the mass of churning confused water two of the party members missed so badly they hit their friend!

It was a fun tweak, and pretty easy to work in, would suggest it to anyone looking to build on the environment of the ruins :).

Really enjoying this adventure, thanks for creating it! I'll post a review after I finish it.
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Jeff C. S May 20, 2017 2:19 am UTC
CREATOR
Jake, I'm glad to hear it went well. Great idea you had for that room. I hope you and your players enjoy the rest of the adventure, and I'm anxious to hear how they handle what's to come!
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Lex D May 03, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I know it's encounter-focused, but how much non-combat stuff is there? Things like NPCs, flavor/fluff, plot and story, etc. Like, I absolutely loved the flavor provided by Bale's, which has become my player's favorite store.
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Jeff C. S May 04, 2017 10:14 am UTC
CREATOR
I think there is a ton of flavor. I love a good NPC and I believe I've developed a few good NPCs for this adventure. Regarding the story, this develops based on what the PCs do. The initial quest is 'X-marks-the-spot', but there's a bit more to it than that. A murderous party can certainly go through the adventure and kill everything in sight, or at least attempt to. But a thinking party will have an all together different experience. There are NPCs to interact with, a puzzle to solve, a possible rescue, and decisions to make.

I'm very proud of the way this one turned out. Let me know what you think if you pick it up!
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Jeff C. S May 04, 2017 10:15 am UTC
CREATOR
And I'm glad to hear your players like Bale's Outfitting Outpost!
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