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This adventure, the Crucible of Heroes, is designed for a party of four level 12 players. The challenges that the players will face were calibrated and play tested for this quantity and level specifically. That said, Crucible of Heroes is still rather challenging and is recommended for experienced players.

Crucible of Heroes is essentially a short dungeon crawl type of adventure. However, hidden under the gameplay is a complex and sophisticated storyline. As the players progress through it, they will discover clues, giving them many chances to piece together the plot. It isn’t necessary that the players do so, however. In fact, the adventure can be just as easily completed without doing so. If the players are not interested, they will be able to ignore the story elements and play the game as a basic dungeon crawl. But for players who ARE interested, the storyline is waiting to be uncovered.

Additionally, Crucible of Heroes is designed to be as friendly as possible to different styles of gameplay. For example, brutality and cleverness will both be rewarded in equal measure. The goal is to encourage all styles of gameplay instead of forcing players to play a certain way or limit the solutions that they can come up with. Crucible of Heroes will allow players to approach situations is multiple ways, giving them chances to use a variety of their skills and powers in order to achieve goals. This makes many unique character builds viable for success.

Please let me know if you have any comments and/or critcisms. I am an aspiring writer, and as such, I deeply appreciate helpful advice that helps me improve my craft.

I have worked very hard on this adventure over the course of several years. Thus, if you like this product, I would appreciate it very much if you would donate however much you feel is fair. Thank you, and enjoy!


An update has been performed. Here are the following changes:

1. Fixed an inconsistancy error that labelled Ahramon as a mage.

2. Clarified that the usage of "Redeemer" is merely flavor, and thus, it does not require any true stats at all.

3. Updated several item names which had been mistakenly refered to under their 5E D&D Playtest Official Rules. 

4. Limited the usage of the dracolich's powers to prevent overtuning for some groups. 

5. Updated Kholben with several logic tables to further specify his tactics.

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Joshua D September 14, 2017 3:37 am UTC
Love this story! Can't wait to try it out with our party.

I will say that following along in the Word Document format was very difficult to follow.
I took the time to copy/format everything over using the Homebrewery (markdown formatting into DND standard templates), except for the NPCs.

If you'd like to include a nice formatted version, I can finish up the stat blocks and send you the link to review and download the PDF if you like!

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