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Who could know what is hidden within the secluded mansion of the crazed mage?
Well, now, when nobody has seen him here for more than a year, it’s the best time to find out!

A 4-hour adventure for two 1st–2nd level characters.

Small Party Adventure: Though the party size of 3–5 characters is considered optimal in D&D, there are times when you can only gather one or two players at most. This adventure is designed exactly for such occasions.

Hi-res maps archive included.

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Arik F March 11, 2019 7:31 am UTC
I just bought the adventure and I am looking forward to running it online. Would you happen to have versions of the maps without the grid?
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Vladimir A March 13, 2019 11:02 am UTC
Sure, added no-grid maps archive.

Could you elaborate on a reason you need maps without the grid though? I tested the original maps with Roll20 and they worked quite well.
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Arik F March 13, 2019 3:07 pm UTC
Simply that my group strongly prefers hex grids. Thanks!
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Emmet C February 23, 2019 10:30 am UTC
I ran through this adventure with two new-ish players and we had a wonderful time! I initially grabbed it for free and then came back and purchased it (try before you buy!). It took us about 4 hours to complete but the players actually saw only about half of the mansion and grounds.

**Spoiler ahead**

They somehow managed to bee-line straight to the library, found the secret, subdued the imp and allowed it to complete the ritual, wherefore, without thinking, they jumped into the portal themselves! I thought that was a wonderful way to end it so I allowed it to happen, finishing with - "To this day when asked about the Mad Mage's Mansion, Johann, the innkeeper at the Green Crow Inn, simply shakes his head, saying "A few years ago some adventurers came through here and went looking for it, and they 'aint never come back. I'd stay away if I were you..."
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Djalma R A May 09, 2018 10:19 am UTC
Just wanna say thank you. Just finished the Garden and had a wonderful time with my wife and her sister. Thank you!
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Vladimir A May 10, 2018 3:32 pm UTC
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
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Hans Gert K January 23, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Hi Vladimir. I just read through your adventure, and I am really excited to try it out soon. I have a question about the secret tunnel C2. What is the purpose for it, from Gerardus' perspective?
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Vladimir A January 23, 2018 10:58 am UTC
Hi Hans,
Thanks for taking interest in my adventure!
The C2 tunnel system was designed by Gerardus in attempt to dissuade those intruders who somehow found this backup escape route of his. Though perhaps there also were some other magical alarm and protection systems installed there, now they're all but gone (except one).
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Ian F January 08, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
I really enjoyed this adventure. I ran it for my wife who played a pair of dwarves and it worked great. I loved how you set up the locations where if I hadn't read everything ahead of time that was ok since it will mention if the players do this skip to S.4. Also I liked the initiative tracker section and the area to track HP for the monsters. I really enjoyed it and will certainly look at your other SPA modules.
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John R January 20, 2017 4:50 am UTC
Would it be possible to upload a copy of the outside map without numbers? Just thought I would ask before I go through the trouble of photoshopping them out.
I am looking forward to running this adventure soon.
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Vladimir A January 20, 2017 9:35 am UTC
Sure! You can download updated map archive right now.
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Fabien G September 12, 2016 7:21 am UTC
Hi Vladimir,

We played this adventure yesterday and it was really cool ! Also, I translated almost all of the adventure in French for this occasion, and I wanted to ask you if you would be ok that I share the translated version publicly ?

Kind regards
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Vladimir A October 11, 2016 2:27 pm UTC
Hi Fabien,
I'm glad you liked my adventure! Sorry for a delayed response, just noticed your comment.
You could share the translation, if that is not against dmsguild licensing rules, and as long as you include link to the original adventure page in the translated text.

P.S.: You may be interested in my new SPA module: Goblins vs. Kobolds. Look for the link in the description above!
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