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In Monkeywrench, characters are hired to make a mercenary guild look foolish.  Characters have a short timeline (four days), but wide latitude in how they accomplish the job.  This module includes background on the mercenary guild, a description of the mercenary guildhall, rumors that the characters can find through investigation, and two example sites guarded by the mercenaries.  This adventure will challenge your group’s creativity and roleplaying ability.  It is a great change of pace from classic dungeon crawls and wilderness explorations.

Monkey Wrench is an adventure for a party of four characters of levels 3-4.  Since this adventure focuses on roleplaying and problem solving in an urban setting, it is easy to adapt for any level.  Although there are opportunities for combat, completing the adventure requires a bit of social engineering.  The module is based in Waterdeep, but can easily be changed to any large town or city.  Monkey Wrench is the third adventure in the Power Plays story arc (following Guard duty, levels 1-2, and Monster Squad, levels 2-3), but can stand by itself. The final adventure in the Power Plays story arc, Waterdeep at War!, will take characters 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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Philip P January 14, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
As mentioned in one of your other products, I have all of your stuff and love it. Quick question with this story arc. Do you still have plans on publishing the conclusion to Power Plays story arc, "Waterdeep at War"? Thanks!
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Emily W February 11, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
Im also super keen on finding out about the finale of the Power Plays story. i've been running it with my group and its super fun!
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Max H February 16, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
Same here!! Been using Guard Duty and am planning on running them through all of the Power Plays story.
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