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How Not to Host a Murder (5e)


Welcome to How Not to Host a Murder, a short D&D experience that captures the details of Mike Krahulik’s adventure run at the Acquisitions Incorporated live game at PAX East 2016.

This experience is designed for four, less-than-optimal 7th level characters played for entertainment purposes.

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Anni-Brit R November 21, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
What I wonder is what was the plot to the murder mystery the old wizard had originally planned (whodunnit?) and did what kind of clues did he have prepared?
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Anni-Brit R November 24, 2019 5:14 pm UTC
Haha actually now that I read it through more carefully... The original plan was Diz with some poison. But that alone feels a little bit underwhelming for a powerful old wizard to plan.
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Noah B July 22, 2019 3:21 pm UTC
If (like me) you're looking for the character artwork Gabe made for the PAX 2016 session, you can find the jpegs here:
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Matt Z December 31, 2018 8:39 am UTC
Just wondering as I'm a newb DM I read tru and the only actual fight is the boss right? Is it possible to make it a low level adventure instead? And for more players?
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Shawn P H October 27, 2016 10:52 am UTC
LOL both of the AI adventures are Fantastic. I encourage everybody who grabs these to listen to the Acquisitions Incorporated podcast. The adventures will mean more if you do.
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David G May 21, 2016 2:39 am UTC
Great little one shot. Kinda bummed they didn't the artwork of the NPCs from the show.
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David G May 22, 2016 6:23 pm UTC
Turns out Gabe posted the art onto the PA website, in case anyone's interested:
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Steven W April 25, 2016 2:38 am UTC
bummed they Dropped AI from these for distribution.
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Joseph W September 03, 2016 4:59 pm UTC
Anything sold here becomes the property of Wizards of the Coast, so.....
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Estevan P January 07, 2020 8:41 pm UTC
Was curious about this. From the DMsGuild support FAQ on OGL vs DMs guild publishing:
“Does Wizards own any unique IP that I create in my DMs Guild publications?

“Wizards does not own any of the unique IP that you create in your publications. Wizards does own the IP that they contribute, plus the DMs Guild agreement will grant Wizards and other DMs Guild authors a license to use your IP.

“That said, if your work merits incorporation into canon, Wizards will contact you about purchasing your IP outright.“
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This title was added to our catalog on April 24, 2016.