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The Temple of Shattered Minds

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The elves of Alkai Tor are disappearing… You are their last hope.

The Temple of Shattered Minds is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure for characters of 5th level, and can be used in any campaign setting. Separated into three parts, the characters will investigate a grim mystery in the elven village of Alkai Tor, hunt for answers in a lethal swamp, and finally confront a desperate killer in the Temple of Shattered Minds itself.

DMs will find:

  • Four new magic items
  • Grayscale and color maps for use with virtual tabletop software like Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds
  • 3–5 sessions of gameplay and over 40 pages of adventure

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About the Author

James J. Haeck is the lead writer for D&D Beyond, the co-author of the Critical Role Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, and writes as a freelancer for Wizards of the Coast, the D&D Adventurers League, and Kobold Press. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his intellect devourers, Mei and Marzipan. You can usually find him wasting time on Twitter at @jamesjhaeck.

 
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Buddy D May 17, 2018 8:20 pm UTC
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Iam gona run this in a couple of days. How will i stear my PC's to chapter II? In chapter I there allot of 'red herrings' wich are fun .. but iam finding it hard to project a iniative to go north (chapter II) .. any tips?
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Buddy D May 21, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
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Any leads?.. should I make up some elves who survived the attack? .. maby a dairy with reference to the attack? Or let the Thrall girl spit out some info when questioned..

There are just no leads..

p.s. somewhat newby DM here:)
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Roy R May 29, 2018 10:33 pm UTC
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I had footprints after the second night attack lead that way
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Brice B October 01, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
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I made sure the players ran into Alec, even if they hadn't explored the brewery. His explanation that Elyse was changed after she went out into the mire was a good clue. The NPC's can clearly think that the monsters are coming from somewhere outside of the town, and logically the only other place is the mire. I would try to emphasize from an NPC that with fewer people in the village they've done less expeditions into the mire and lost contact with Bog Town. That should be enough to at least get them checking out the mire.

A PC in my game used detect thoughts on a captured thrall and delved deep realizing that there was something beyond the coven controlling the thralls before he was thrust out. So interrogation info could help and you could have the thrall get cut off before he says too much.
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Nod H April 14, 2016 5:40 am UTC
Approximately how many hours of game play will this adventure provide?
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James H May 12, 2016 6:05 am UTC
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It should be about three to four 4-hour sessions. Sorry about the late reply!
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Barbarossa B March 07, 2016 3:15 am UTC
Could be my computer, but the preview isn't working, so... thought I'd mention that...
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James H March 07, 2016 4:39 am UTC
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Thanks for the heads-up! I hope the image previews provided in the text description will do until I can find a way to fix that.
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James H March 17, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
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Issues with the preview have been fixed! Hope it works for you now.
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Enric C March 20, 2018 10:56 pm UTC
The preview links in the description are broken, they show 404.
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Watkinson D September 28, 2018 1:01 am UTC
Yeh, still not working.
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Jeff N February 20, 2016 12:19 am UTC
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Reviewed ToSM for you. I really enjoyed the read through and am excited to run the party through in a couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted as the adventure progresses. Nice work, James.
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James H February 18, 2016 8:59 pm UTC
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Thanks so much to everyone who has purchased ToSM so far! To people who have read it, please consider giving a review. Even a simple rating helps me a lot!
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