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Treat or Trick


In this adventure, the players take part in some spooky local festivities, but when a celebrant takes things too far, it’s up to them to save the town from a dark curse. Luckily for them, the challenges they must face are based on the festival games they have already played, and they will have the aid of enchanted costumes and the valuable prizes they’ve won!

The adventure is designed for a party of 4-6 second level characters, but each encounter includes notes on how to adjust the difficulty for more or less powerful groups of PCs.

Treat or Trick could take place in any village or small town, such as Phandalin, Red Larch, or even Sloobludop, but if you’re running it as a one-shot, or your players aren’t in or travelling to an appropriate town, the town of Willowton is included.

Contains 3 new Halloween-themed monsters!

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Edward O September 08, 2017 12:25 am UTC
I'm going to assume that everyone turns back to normal at the end of this and isn't stuck as their costumes for ever. Also how much XP do the PCs earn during this?
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Christopher R September 08, 2017 2:15 am UTC
When the curse is lifted, yeah.

For XP, they earn XP for each monster defeated, as listed in the stat blocks. If you typically award quest XP, you can do so as well, but the adventure doesn't assume.
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Edward O November 03, 2017 4:18 am UTC
After the bugbear fight, do they get xp for bugbear or just the targets and any added goblins?
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Christopher R November 03, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
The bugbear certainly makes the fight more challenging, so award full XP for it. Any extra goblins are just extra monsters, so no reason not to give XP for them.
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Lee W October 30, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Played this last night. Imagine the shock of one of the PCs that the pumpkin he carved for the contest was going to animate into a monster - especially since he chose to carve the face of Vecna in it!

I expanded the choice of costumed NPCs to include knights and fairies. Our tough Tiefling Warlock kept getting pelted by 1d4 damage "fae bolts" from a formally-costumed-human-now-real- faerie's wand - complete with requisite pink star at the end!

There were even two NPCs dressed as well-known PCs of very high level! One of the players of one such PC (playing a low-level character in this game) was there to witness the commoners parodying his character and his interactions with the other PC! Priceless!
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Alastair H October 23, 2016 9:07 am UTC
Roughly how long does this adventure take to play?
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Christopher R October 23, 2016 6:46 pm UTC
Around 4 hours, I'd say.
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Lee W October 30, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
We did it in about three, with some of that being housekeeping from our ongoing campaign. If you have an engaging troupe of players, you can make this as long as you want it to be.
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Robert H October 18, 2016 10:37 am UTC
I was wondering if there was a Printer Friendly version of this? Was hoping to run it for Halloween.
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Christopher R October 18, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
There is now. =)
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Robert H October 18, 2016 4:49 pm UTC
Awesome :D, Thanks
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