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Potions 11

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From award-winning screenwriter Dale Zawada

Potions 11 is a 4-5 hour one-shot adventure for five 4th-5th level characters. The adventurers will be tasked with planning and executing a magical heist. Will they be sneaky or use brute force? Probably a violent mix of the two. This adventure is perfect for DMs looking to fill a shorter session or injecting some light humor after an intense end-of-the-world campaign.

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The party is hired to put an evil potion seller out of business by robbing him blind in a heist that will go down in Neverwinter history. The players will break into the mage’s shop, steal as many potions as possible, and clear out the enchanted chest deep in the basement where the mage hides 11 of his most valuable and dangerous potions. Of course this evil mage is a bit paranoid and has many traps and surprises for any group of thieves silly enough to attempt such an endeavor. 

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Cameron R January 18, 2021 11:23 pm UTC
Thanks for a fantastically written one-shot. I add it into my a campaign for level 2's and changed the cloaker, and hell hounds in to younglings. Rugo's as written definitely still needs to be nerfed, with high damage spells, drinking a potion every round, and spawning skeleton guard makes the battle far to much like fighting a tank. I also believe Rugo's reason for blood draining could be a lot deeper.
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Jordan Q August 06, 2020 4:50 pm UTC
Thanks for this fantastic module! :) I'll be running it with my players tonight. I made a new map of the potion shop for the encounter and wanted to share in case anyone else could use it. I tried to be true to the text, but I now notice two details are off: the tapestry is red, not black, and the stockroom has four aisles, not three. I also added lots of potion reagents and herbalist ingredients alongside the potion stock for visual interest. It's under the size limit for Roll20 and scales well for that use; use the cell width 256px. Hope someone else can get use out of this too.
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Hannah L May 29, 2020 7:53 am UTC
This was such a great adventure! I am new at being the DM but it is laid out so well. I had very little time to prepare too so it made my job much easier. I only had three people run through so I buffed a few things here and there. I also tied in a few extra things on the side to make for a few more scenarios. Everyone loved it. I am excited to to the next part!
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Brandon H February 21, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
What suggestions do you have to get past the lightning runestone, if the party doesn't roll high enough to identify it (so the don't get help from the npc) and no one in the party can do lightning damage?
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Alton H January 02, 2020 7:02 am UTC
So, as an update, the video we did for this one-shot was moved here: Once again, thank you so much for the opportunity to play this! It was amazing!!!
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Dale Z January 14, 2020 9:14 pm UTC
I'm so glad you guys had a fun time playing Potions 11! Great session and video!
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Alton H September 13, 2019 7:19 am UTC
So my wife ran this for a couple of us and it was... interesting lol.

I loved it and was really glad we could stream it so well.

Come check out the results if you'd like:
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Lisa W October 04, 2018 2:33 am UTC
I just picked this up and plan to run it this weekend. It looks like lots of fun and I’m looking forward to it..

I’m confused about a couple of NPC’s/monsters. Karl is listed as a CR 5 NPC but his stats seemed to put him around 1/2. What was your intention?

Also the Stone Statue list hit dice as 8d4 +24, this is the first time I’ve seen d4 used as hit dice for a monster. Again I’m wondering if this was your intention. The monster is listed at a CR7. The closest monster in the SRD I can find at CR7 is a Shield Guardian and it has way more hit points and a lot more offensive capabilities.

The next monster choice that is perplexing me is the cloaker. You didn’t get stats on it but the SRD lists it as a CR8.

So I’m trying to figure out the CR ratings here. Did you intend for a CR 5 Karl, followed by a CR 7 Statue, followed by CR 8 Cloaker monster? Or was it CR 1/2 Karl, CR 3 Statue, followed by a CR 8 Cloaker?
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Brian B December 12, 2018 3:52 am UTC
I just noticed the same... the CR values on these stat blocks are way off.

For 4 Lv 5 characters:
Karl - CR 5 -> Easy
Statue - CR 7 -> Medium
Cloaker - CR 8 -> Hard
Hell Hould - CR3 x3 -> Hard
Rugo - CR6 -> Medium

For a party of level 4s, the CR5 is Hard and everything else is deadly.

For a party of 5s, it seems like sticking to the listed CRs might work out okay. The stat blocks as-is are super easy for the first two fights, but are appropriate after, so it probably doesn't affect much.
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Larissa J August 06, 2018 4:38 am UTC
My players are only half-way through, but we all love the theme of this adventure -- it's so easy to follow, edit and add more to, we are excited to finish and it's given me loads of great ideas on where to go next. Thank you & well done!
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Dale Z February 06, 2020 4:38 pm UTC
Glad you liked the adventure!
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Jean-Luc C September 01, 2017 5:53 am UTC
Thank you, this has saved me from a surprise cancellation. Instead of payment (because I'm broke), I redid the monsters for you, with appropriate stats for the CR... I sort of shifted them for my setting but I can change them after I'm done if you'd like:
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Adam D July 31, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
I'm planning on running this adventure this weekend for my YouTube channel One-Shot Onslaught! After reading through it I think my players will have a lot of fun with it. Keep an eye out for it at (if we run it this weekend it may be up around 8-8-2017)
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Pieter S February 27, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
Ran the adventure this weekend as our group's 1st one shot and loved it! Looking forward to more from you.

Quick question, was the stone statue supposed to only have 5 health? Even with high AC it felt like it would go down in one spell. I might have let the party fight him a bit until I felt like it was enough ;)
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Dale Z March 06, 2017 6:15 am UTC
That was an error that unfortunately made it through that version of Potion 11 but great DM call adjusting that on the fly!
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May 30, 2018 11:45 pm UTC
I made the stone statue turn into a Flesh Golem with the Stone to flesh potion the elf gave the team. That had a bunch more hp.

Also after the team took out Rugo, they wanted to go fight the headmaster. So I made her the even bigger big bad, an Oni. There is a poem you can read the players right from the MM about Oni. They have a whole thing about them being the monster kids are afraid of, and going with the poison the orphans theme I thought it worked well.

Nice adventure!
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Dale Z January 14, 2017 10:03 pm UTC
Author here.

Please rate & review the adventure to let me know what you likeddidn't like so new adventures are better than ever!

Thanks so much!

Happy DMing!
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