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D&D Solo Adventure: The Death Knight's Squire

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5e Solo Gamebooks presents The Death Knight’s Squire by Paul Bimler, a 100+ page solo adventure for D&D Fifth Edition, set in the Forgotten Realms. This adventure has been created for individual play without a dungeon master, and is is a great way to scratch your D&D itch between regular adventures with your DM. Or, it can serve as a way for a player who cannot find a group to get a taste of the game.


“Definitely worth every dollar and more. The amount of work that has been put into this is incredible. You will most assuredly have fun adventuring ‘Solo Style’.”   Josh Lambert

“If, as I did, you cut your teeth on Fighting Fantasy or Lone Wolf gamebooks, you will definitely enjoy playing this solo D&D Adventure!”   David Bond

"Definitely a great substitute for group play."  Travis Dickens

The Death Knight’s Squire is the first in a planned series of solo, DM-less adventures. Unlike standard gamebooks, 5e Solo Gamebooks include a map / token dynamic to make the experience more like full tabletop gaming. Sections of the map are revealed as the PC moves through the adventure, encountering monsters, items and other occurences. The PDF contains clickable links that move you between your choices, keeping you fully immersed. With over 350 separate narrative entries, as well as varied combat encounters, there are innumerable paths your quest could take! Another difference from standard gamebooks is that you roll up your own PC, just like in a normal D&D quest.

You will need access to a printer (preferably colour, although black and white would suffice) in order to print the Maps Booklet for the optimal experience. You may choose to print the adventure booklet too, if you wish, although this could be accessed from laptop or tablet where you will have access to the active links. If you do not have access to a printer, .jpg files of the maps have also been included for you to load into applications like Roll20, where you can place and move tokens digitally. You will also need some small objects (miniatures, game tokens, coins) to function as PC and monster tokens.

The Death Knight’s Squire has been extensively playtested by experienced players of 5e D&D, and includes combat, opportunities for spellcasting, use of diverse class feats / skills and more. The quest should take about 2-4 hours and is designed to be as close to the experience of playing with a DM as possible. (NOTE: It can also easily be played by two players, or run as a full party adventure with a DM and multiple players).

So read the introduction to the Adventure Booklet (do this first), roll up a new Level 2 PC and let’s get playing! And make sure to follow this publisher (5e Solo Gamebooks) to stay informed about future gamebook releases.

The sequel to The Death Knight's Squire is Tyrant of Zhentil Keep and is available HERE. 

Our new solo adventuring system Tables Of Doom, containing 2 solo quests is available HERE. 

The Death Knight's Squire is also available on Fantasy Grounds, at the following address:

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Jake H May 12, 2018 2:28 am UTC
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Is this very suitable or could it be run with 1 player and 1 GM? that sort of thing is something I've been looking for for a while
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5E Solo G May 12, 2018 4:07 am UTC
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Hi Jake. Many people run it as a DM+1 adventure. The DM reads out the entries to the player and runs the combat. Very simple.
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Jake H May 12, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
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That's wonderful! It's exactly what I needed. Thank you. I'll pick this up.
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Erin B May 04, 2018 7:01 pm UTC
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Would love to get the complete map setup and other needed information, as I do plan to DM this with multiple PCs.
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5E Solo G May 12, 2018 4:29 am UTC
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Hi Erin - you can find the full map here: https://www.sendspace.com/file/dukxor
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Michael S April 29, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
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I loved this adventure. My only big complaint is that it is not offered in print. I don’t like viewing PDF files on my computer. love these games for what they are: old school pen, paper, and page turning adventures. I like these games because they DON’T involve computers and printing your own PDF is just too costly as well as time consuming..if you are going to make your own booklet which is what I did. There are plenty of good “ON DEMAND” services out there like Amazon’s CreateSpace where you could offer printed modules on demand for true old schoolers like myself that want a booklet for their collection and a true page turning experience. I bought the “Fabled Lands” collection which is printed on demand by CreateSpace and the quality is top notch! There just isn’t enough Solo adventures out there and I wish the ones that do exist were offered in print. Other than that, the adventure itself was great!
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5E Solo G May 12, 2018 4:30 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Michael. At present I am working with One Bookshelf to prepare a print version. It's taking me a little while as I'm having to learn a new software package (InDesign), but it is coming.
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Devin B April 09, 2018 12:32 am UTC
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Hopefully this hasn't already been answered but the links don't work on my tablet (Galaxy Tab A). Any help would be great.
Thanks
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5E Solo G April 09, 2018 12:54 am UTC
CREATOR
Are you using Adobe PDF reader? I don't think it will work if you aren't.
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Devin B April 09, 2018 2:14 am UTC
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I was using the pdf viewer. I downloaded acrobat reader snd it seems to be working fine now. Sorry for the trouble
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5E Solo G April 09, 2018 3:52 am UTC
CREATOR
Hey no problem! Glad you got it working :)
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Brian P February 10, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Would these adventures also work with a DM and one PC?

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5E Solo G February 12, 2018 3:42 am UTC
CREATOR
Absolutely, and there are instructions in the intro for doing so.
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Mark S February 05, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
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Are you planning to design more? Keep it up!
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5E Solo G February 12, 2018 3:43 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Mark, I have one other adventure up on the Guild named "Tyrant of Zhentil Keep" and its sequel is in the making now. I'm also releasing a solo system which will contain 2 solo quests, very soon!
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David B January 11, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
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Hey I want to DM this as a run with about 4 PC's. I'm also using this format as a trial to see if I want to pursue DMing more. Can you send me the complete map and any other information you think may help. Thanks.
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5E Solo G February 12, 2018 3:43 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi David. What is the best way to get the map to you?
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Henning F December 28, 2017 6:51 am UTC
An expected level range (start/finish) for the playthrough would be nice. I've noticed there is no mention of it in the sequel description either. I'm aware you start at 2nd level, but having an idea if you'll ever get to use a certain class ability would be helpful.
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5E Solo G February 12, 2018 3:44 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Henning. This starts at level 2, then at the successful completion of the quest you level up to 3, which is the tier of the next adventure "Tyrant of Zhentil Keep."
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Russell P November 26, 2017 3:53 am UTC
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Played this today with my wife; we had a great time. We printed the maps at 125% and used miniatures. Looking forward to the next installment. Hoping to see specific entries for both one and two player notes on the individual entries.
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Abel T November 17, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
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I really enjoyed this adventure, and it inspired me to create my own 5e Solo Adventure. I would love for you to check it out and leave a review. We need more of these out there!

http://www.dmsguild.com/product/226522/Dark-Sorceries--A-5E-Solo-Adventure
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5E Solo G February 27, 2018 10:34 am UTC
CREATOR
And its bloody good too. Although I haven't been able to defeat it yet, after two goes!
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Abel T March 02, 2018 3:12 pm UTC
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Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Justin G November 17, 2017 1:21 am UTC
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5E Solo G - I'm new(ish) to 5E. Why do you make the restriction of players not using Unearthed Arcana? Is that not a single other source?
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5E Solo G November 17, 2017 11:46 am UTC
CREATOR
Good question. Alot of AL games don't allow UA material, and the PHB+1 rule is pretty good in ensuring balance, which as a DM (I'm not there in person) allows me to gauge balance better when I'm writing the adventure.
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Dylan P November 14, 2017 2:33 am UTC
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I've already had far more than 4 hours of fun from this adventure, I think I'm at around 10 so far, its top-shelf stuff Solo G. But I made a new rule for myself when I play solo, everytime my character gets to have a rest (short or long) they have to make an entry into their journal. When I rolled up my character I decided to give him a bard friend who was not on the adventure, but had asked my character to keep a journal of his travels as a resource for writing sagas. I would definately recommend that other solo players try and write an in character journal as they play, its been adding a nice bit of RP to the experience of solo gaming, and extends the time you get to spend in the adventure.
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5E Solo G November 17, 2017 11:45 am UTC
CREATOR
I love that idea Dylan. In fact, you're making me think I should design a little free journal template for players. Wouldn't take long to tool up in Photoshop.
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Dale R November 02, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
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I need more solos have a suggestion? Also, I would like the full maps, as I turn this into my beginner PC's side quest to get her some experience one on one with me her DM.
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5E Solo G November 02, 2017 8:33 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Dale
If you scroll down through the comments you'll find one comment of mine which contains a sendspace link to download the full map.
Suggestions for more solos - Wait for my next adventure to come out?! (Should be out in about a month) Yeah tbh there's not a lot, but with a bit of digging you can turn up some good 1e/ 2e/ 4e stuff if you don't mind playing using those systems.
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Jia Jian T October 30, 2017 3:27 am UTC
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Is the content suitable for children (between age 8-11)? I'll be there to guide the child through the game but just wanted to make sure the overall storyline is child friendly.
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5E Solo G October 30, 2017 4:08 am UTC
CREATOR
Hmmm... tbh Jia, there are some bits that could be considered a bit scary... but nothing too over the top. I read a lot worse when I was a kid, but then that was a different time!
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Benjamin D October 19, 2017 12:15 pm UTC
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Can I please get the full Maps, and I would love more of these campaigns, I love them to play test my own characters and when i don't have a game to go to, thanking you
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5E Solo G October 19, 2017 8:46 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Benjamin, the link to the full map is below (contained in one of my comments)... Thanks for your feedback! The next adventure should be ready in about 4-6 weeks. Keep an eye out!
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Eric N September 25, 2017 2:23 am UTC
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How can I access the Adventure booklet from my iPad?
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5E Solo G September 25, 2017 3:31 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Eric
You might need to load it to a computer first and then sync it with iBooks.

Googled and found this:
To sync a PDF from your computer to iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
Select your iOS device. ...
Under Settings, click Books.
Select Sync Books.
If iTunes is set to sync only selected books, make sure that there's a check in the checkbox next to the PDF you want to sync.
Click Sync.

Hope that helps.
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