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Dead By Dawn Adventure Conversion Guide (5e)


Please note: This is not the full adventure text. 

This is a conversion guide that allows one to run the Dead By Dawn adverture (4th Edition) as it appears in Dungeon Magazine, issue #176 using D&D 5th Edition rules.

Dead By Dawn is a horror-themed adventure written by Aeryn Rudel for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition and published in March 2010 in Dungeon magazine. The PCs hole up overnight in an evil temple while undead hordes attempt to break in and devour the PCs. Can they hold out until dawn? 

Just in time for Halloween, this conversion guide will provide you with all the tools you will need to run this adventure using Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules. The adventure run approximately 3 to 4 hours and is intended for 3rd level PCs (but may scale fairly easily up to about 5th level).

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Martin W November 02, 2019 8:40 pm UTC
Please note that this requires Dungeon #176 (linked above) in order to play to its fullest.
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Martin W November 14, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
As noted in the description above, it is a conversion guide only, and not the full adventure. The full adventure is linked above in the description.
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Roland T October 23, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
In the list of enemies for each wave, what do the asterisks mean? e.g.
Zombie x2
Grave Hounds x2
Ancient Skeleton x2* <--- this
Rotted Zombie x2* <--- and this
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Martin W October 23, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Hi Roland,
Thanks for the note. The number of enemies increases based upon the number of failures in the skill challenge that precedes the encounter. Usually, 1 of each type is added per skill check failure. You can also adjust the number added based upon the power of the group.
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Martin W October 17, 2016 10:23 pm UTC
Please leave constructive comments or feedback, as I'd love to hear how content, layout or format could be improved!
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Martin W March 11, 2019 8:49 pm UTC
If you leave a 1-Star rating, please do the favor of explaining why you find the conversion lacking in any aspect.
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