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What happens to cultists when their evil plot is foiled?

This adventure contains four gritty scenarios, optimized for a party of four 1st-level characters.  Characters should reach second level by the end of the third scenario. The scenarios are based in Waterdeep and its surroundings, but can easily be moved to any large city.  

Burning Down the (Ware)House! begins this collection in-situ.  Instead of starting in a bar, the PC’s are thrust immediately into the action as they protect a warehouse under siege. In Shakedown the characters are asked to break up a small-time protection racket pestering a market in the slums of the Dock Ward. After two (hopefully) successful assignments, the characters have gained the trust of their employer.  In Guarding the Dead, they get to meet their boss as they guard a clandestine meeting in Waterdeep’s City of the Dead. In the last scenario, the characters learn the whereabouts of the malcontents behind recent attacks.  It’s time for Payback!

The adventure also includes descriptions of a few locations, important NPCs, and encounters that can be used in any urban setting.  Guard Duty is a stand alone adventure, but also kicks off the "Power Plays" story arc (taking characters from level 1 to level 5).


Check out my other DMs Guild Titles:


Tomb of Annihilation: Beginnings... Start your ToA campaign off right!(4 star reviewed) -- Copper Seller!

Yawning Portal Campaign Guide

The Power Plays Story Arc:

  • Guard Duty (an urban adventure for levels 1-2) -- Silver Seller!
  • Monster Squad (an adventure for levels 2-3)
  • Monkeywrench (an urban adventure for levels 3-4) -- Copper Seller!
  • Waterdeep at War (an urban adventure for levels 4-5)


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February 7th, 2020
Most flexible adventure I have found. Can be run on it's own, or plugged right into an existing low level campaign which saves a lot of prep time for the DM. Consists of "mini" episodes that can easily be expanded. Well balanced between comba [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 04, 2016.