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Not a Creature Was Stirring

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Now available in spanish! Thank you Andrés Gajardo!

Helpful and fun for beginners, this christmas themed adventure was created for new dms and new players.

With an easy to follow story and advice at the turn of every page this adventure meant for 2 to 5 level 1 characters provides what you need when you need it.

It can seem daunting to begin playing on the other side of the DM screen but this document was made to facilitate that. This adventure from cover to gametime has an expected prep time of 1-2 hours and the information you need to help new players get their first character sheet.

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Luca N January 30, 2021 8:35 pm UTC
I see this module is also available in Spanish. I could also translate it into German if you'd like me to. Just tell me where I can contact you.
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Hone N August 31, 2020 1:05 pm UTC
Great module, ran it for a one-shot, for two fairly new players and one new player. They all enjoyed it, which is the main thing!

A few criticisms are that it does seem a bit hard for first-level new players. There were 3 players and they were fighting one Frost elemental, which means they actually had an easier time of it than if there had been four of them vs2 elementals, yet the elemental took down two of them in that fight. Also with the the constant fights with very little opportunity to rest between them, due to the dangers of resting (which I really like) I'm pretty sure my party would have wiped if I had played the Mark resting rules, however I didn't actually see them until I scroll down below his boss battle. I think that a better placement for those resting rules would be be above the Mark boss battle, but as I said it's perhaps a good thing that I didn't see them because it really does seem quite hard. I actually allowed my players to level up after beating the elemental because of how...See more
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John W September 11, 2020 3:31 am UTC
Thanks for the comments, sounds like you did a good job GMing!

For future reference, the areas where I think it makes sense for the players to take a long rest are after the first battle while still in town and if they can think of a good place to rest nearby marks house. I think taking a short rest at any point during the adventure is fine except maybe on the mountain where i might just give them a failure for it.

I think your player inspiring the others forward was legitimate.
If anyone finds themselves in a situation where they run out of skills they feel they can use then I'd suggest opening it up to non-proficient skills but maybe limit it to where the same player still cannot make the same skill check.

Yeah, the resting at mark's house rules do make more sense in the beginning rather than at the end now that you mention it.

All in all it sounds like you did a good job adapting to the challenges you particularly faced. Great job man! I wish you many...See more
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John W April 05, 2020 7:29 pm UTC
ARVstreams did a run of this you can watch here:
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Dana M January 06, 2019 1:38 am UTC
I ran this today for a couple of kids at a game cafe/bar that I manage. Instead of defeating the final bad guy, they decided to join him. As a result, I'll be running a followup session where they will make new characters and have to defeat their previous, now evil, characters.
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John W January 06, 2019 1:43 am UTC
Ooh! That's exciting! I've yet to have that happen although I've had a group search for the place where Mark found the totem and battled him there.
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Saud A July 24, 2018 11:19 am UTC
i would really like to thank you cause it's the first session I played as a DM and my players really enjoyed it and from point i started running campaigns with my friends. thank very much for this amazing one shot
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John W July 26, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Thank you so much for letting me know! I wish you and yours all the best!
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Bored D February 09, 2017 1:13 am UTC
very Christmas
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John W February 09, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
Fun Fact: Superstitious Mark can be shortened is Sup. Mark which is Krampus backwards.

But yes, very Christmas.
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John W January 05, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Thank you all for your kind words!
I'm happy to say that I've decided on my next project for you guys.
A third level 1-shot with an open ending that can meld easily into a shipwrecked storyline.

Much like "Not a Creature Was Stirring" it is an adventure I have run before so alot of it will be polishing.
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John W December 04, 2017 12:05 am UTC
As with many things life has been fairly busy for the past year with no signs of slowing. For now my projects for DMs guild will be on hold but I do want to make more in the future.
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John W October 28, 2016 8:54 pm UTC
I will be uploading a Youtube video that goes over this adventure and how I ran it within the week.
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John W December 02, 2016 3:33 pm UTC
Unfortunately I'm pretty bad at making/editing videos and converting file formats so this is taking a lonnnnngggg while...
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