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  • Over 200 pages of usable content
  • 4 of DMsGuild's best-selling authors: Phil Beckwith, JVC Parry, Roland Morgen and Chris Bissette!
  • 85 various external map images in high definition quality (great for your online play or large print-outs)
  • Printer-friendly versions of most of the adventures
  • complimentary campaign tie-in information version of Mini-Dungeons: Caves
  • And over 50 hours of total gameplay and fun for your gaming group!


Perfect for a Halloween one-shot!

"My players were afraid to enter a room, but were also excited!"

"Solid story!"

"My players had a blast and it was a fun adventure to run."..."they all enjoyed the atmosphere of the adventure and commented that the creepy stuff definitely felt creepy."

"This is truly awesome. Well Done!"


The Haunt

Unlock the secrets and drive back the evil from Montarthas Manor

A one shot, 6-8 hour Horror themed adventure, designed for characters of 4th or 5th level.

In ages past, an ancient town was lost and destroyed to a seige of orcs. Only one building survived and to this day, the manor is the only still standing building to be seen for miles around. Some say it is haunted, a few whisper of great treasures within, whilst others whisper that it is the manor itself that lives! 

No one knows for sure, only that a great evil haunts its halls.

Do you dare enter Montarthas Manor?!

DISCLAIMER! This will be a challenging adventure for 4th level player groups of 3 to 5 players with some deadly encounters. However, ideally The Haunt is tailored as a medium difficulty adventure with plenty of excitement, horror, suspense and danger for a 5th level party of 4 to 5 players.

Contact me via the following:
Twitter: @pbpublishing1
Email: pbpublishing@outlook.com


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The terrifying SEQUEL to the bestselling, and Dragon+ Magazine featured horror adventure: The Haunt.

The Haunt 3 is both a one-shot, and a sequel/finale that can be run as either. It is an 6-8 hour Horror themed adventure, designed for characters of 7th -8th level.

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David L October 27, 2020 6:03 pm UTC
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Really wish you had a printer friendly version!
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TeeJay M October 25, 2020 5:45 pm UTC
Can anyone who has run this let me know if the players are meant to take one/multiple long rests or is it meant to be played with no long rests?
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Erica F October 29, 2020 11:05 pm UTC
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If my players try to take a long rest I'm going to allow it, but one of them will get a sleepytime visit from Gertrude and there will be a Doll encounter immediately after
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Phil B October 29, 2020 11:38 pm UTC
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I love it!
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Michael G November 01, 2020 3:58 pm UTC
Having just played it as two level-7 characters, we just left the mansion after a while and camped on the grounds overnight. You could play it without a long rest if you had four players. There's nothing keeping you from doing so.
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Erica F October 16, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
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This is just a suggestion, but aligning the image borders with the grid would make life a lot easier for those of us using VTTs like Roll20. ie. your map dimensions are 2550 x 3300 but your grid size is 72x72, meaning your maps have grid dimensions of 35.41666 x 45.8333. Roll20 at least likes snapping things to its internal grid, so aligning the maps right now is doable but a bit fussy
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Stephan E November 08, 2020 1:07 am UTC
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what were the settings you used to R20 grids as im having a hell of a time getting mine set up.
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Carlos M October 16, 2020 9:21 pm UTC
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Is there a way to purchase a physical map to run live?
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Tomasz C September 20, 2020 4:22 pm UTC
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I would love to run it for my players for Halloween as part of my regular campaign - any advice about running it for five level 6 characters?
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Carlos M October 16, 2020 9:35 pm UTC
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I think just bump up the monsters stats or include some traps or additional monsters. I’m going to run it for the first time as a first time DM
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Michael G November 01, 2020 4:00 pm UTC
Two level-sevens destroyed it handily, so I'd say this is going to be hard to balance around a group or five anythings beyond level three much less five level-sixes. Maybe doubling every monster quantity and having all optional encounters becoming mandatory would help, but I still don't think it would be a very challenging module.
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Tom S September 08, 2020 5:42 pm UTC
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Is there intentionally no map for the basement?
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Phil B September 09, 2020 12:06 am UTC
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Hi Tom,

That is correct, as the encounter is not a combat encounter, but really just a puzzle in essence, there was no need for a map of the basement. Is this something that people would like? I could probably pull something together if there is enough demand for it.

Cheers

PB
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Tom S September 09, 2020 7:17 pm UTC
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It would be a pretty basic map, but I do think it would be a nice addition. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Tom S September 09, 2020 7:18 pm UTC
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Oh, I also noticed there is no doorway noted for entrance to the pool from the ballroom.
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Juan G October 01, 2020 6:13 am UTC
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I would be interested in a map for the basement. Like Tom said I think it would a nice addition as well!
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Fat D October 21, 2020 3:41 pm UTC
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Same! It's just solid wall on the map. And a basement map would be cool.
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Erick H November 01, 2020 11:18 pm UTC
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Yes i would like to see the basic map. Also, how to get all of them in there together? What if only one character goes in by himself first?

Also no door leading out to pool area on map?

Also how to scale for 7 - 3rd level characters?
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Mark G April 28, 2020 7:51 pm UTC
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Hi. I’ve had a thorough look at the product descriptions and PDF previews of the entire Haunt trilogy. They all look great and I’m thinking about buying all three. Is there a discounted bundle for all three ?
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Phil B April 28, 2020 11:56 pm UTC
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Hi Mark,

We don't unfortunately, however fear not! On May 4th, there is an upcoming site wide 20% off sale.

You can pick all three up then :)

Cheers

PB
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Cody S April 25, 2020 2:30 am UTC
Does anyone have suggestions for scaling this for 4 level 12 players?
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Michael G November 01, 2020 3:56 pm UTC
There's no way this would work for a group of four 12th-level characters. My son and I just played it with two 7th-level characters, a monk and a wizard, and even with my wife increasing the HP of everything by 30-50% and including extra encounters for fun, there was no tension until the final encounter. That encounter, by the way, would not be much of an issue for a group of four level-four or five characters, as the action economy would be much more balanced.

I don't want to crap on the creator or anything, but the story is not very engaging. It's a dungeon crawl without many tie-ins to the actual characters mentioned, and the enemies you fight in no way reflect the characters or history suggested by the threadbare story. There are several monsters and set-pieces that could easily be made to reflect parts of the story or characters, but they don't. There are other issues, but I don't want to spoil anything. Overall, it's a super basic concept driven by the stat block of the main monster and lacking...See more
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Kristy C February 28, 2020 7:36 pm UTC
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Hi, Does anyone have any tips on scaling the adventure up for six Level 7 players?
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Fahed A November 19, 2019 2:56 pm UTC
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How did you solve the puzzle..? like why were those numbers the answer..?

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Michael G November 01, 2020 3:56 pm UTC
My twelve year old figured it out within one minute. It's a super simple math puzzle.
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Vladimyr P October 27, 2019 11:06 pm UTC
Hello!

Could I adapt it to a single person one shot? I want to DM this to my girlfriend for Halloween!

Thank you!
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Phil B October 28, 2019 7:07 am UTC
CREATOR
Heya Vladimyr,

You are probably going to want level 12 for it to be a medium difficulty.

Level 10/11 for a hard difficulty

Level 9 and below for deadly.

Hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing how it plays out :)

Cheers

PB
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Vladimyr P October 28, 2019 1:31 pm UTC
Nice! Thats very good, thank you very much! I'll buy it right when I go home later!
I'm sure it will be great!

Thanks!
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Thomas F October 26, 2019 10:19 pm UTC
So I kinda wanna run this for my 6 level 2's cuz it really sounds fun for halloween but is that maybe a bit too low?
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Phil B October 28, 2019 6:59 am UTC
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For 6 level 2s this may be a tad tough... I do have a lower level halloween type adventure: The Amulet of Shavaka (https://www.dmsguild.com/product/224889/The-Amulet-of-Shavaka) which would be better suited for your party level.

Or, take a week off from the normal characters and roll up level 4s to tackle this as a one-shot :)

Cheers

PB
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Thomas F October 28, 2019 10:45 am UTC
My group insisted of doing a one shot with their existing characters and that one looks even better so I'll try it out, thanks!
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Phil B October 28, 2019 10:52 am UTC
CREATOR
Not a problem at all :) I am keen to hear how it goes!

P B
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Nate H October 24, 2019 12:33 pm UTC
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Hi Phil.

I was wondering if I could have your permission to stream this module?
My friend is attempting to create a D&D Youtube/Twitch channel and needs an extra week to prep his campaign. So I was hoping to run this module for our first session in the meantime.

Love your work.
~ Nate
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Phil B October 24, 2019 1:42 pm UTC
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Heya Nate,

Absolutely, permission granted. Be sure to shoot me the link when you go live and I'll help boost the signal. My Twitter is @pbpublishing1

Cheers

Phil.
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Adam C October 23, 2019 5:29 pm UTC
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What would be the best way to beef up the Night Hag fight for 5 level 7s?
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Phil B October 23, 2019 9:45 pm UTC
CREATOR
Heya Adam,

Give her the coven abilities (turns her into a CR7) but simply just don't add the other 2 hags... that along with the ghouls this should challenge them.

Cheers

PB
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Robert K October 18, 2019 12:43 am UTC
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I am looking to run a 3 hour one shot on Halloween at my school for 6 or so junior high (13+14 y.o.) students. Is it broken into segments that could be played in that time frame?
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Phil B October 18, 2019 1:16 am UTC
CREATOR
Heya Robert,

Absolutely, it is haunted mansion. It has three levels (basement, ground floor, and top floor). for a 3 hour session I would suggest to just omit the basement, and if you feel that time is still running short, leave out the ghast/ghoul room on the top floor. It is quite easy to simply lock out some rooms on the top floor to reduce running time if needed. But then again, some groups fly through this.

Cheers

PB
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Robert K October 20, 2019 7:33 pm UTC
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Thanks for the info! I look forward to running this next week! I hope the students love it too!
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Christopher S October 16, 2019 3:47 am UTC
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Just got this and am going to run it as a one shot on Sunday. Looks fantastically spooky. I have a few questions though.
What should I do if someone tries destroying the doll when seeing it in room 3?
What happens with the flesh golem after it opens the door?
I have a possible party of 7, will it still be difficult with them at 4th level or should I have them create 3rd level characters?
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Phil B October 16, 2019 4:20 am UTC
CREATOR
Hey there Christopher,

1. Destroying the doll early: she comes back with no explanation because "supernatural"... the unexplained is a very useful tool in setting the horror vibes, use it tp your advantage as a DM ;) - remember all those times in classic horror movies when the big bad has been defeated, only to rise again, or return with no explanation in the sequel?

2. Fleshy: a lot of people end up allowing him as an NPC to join the party. Some have him fall to bits just beyond the exit door from the basement/on stairwell. Get creative with it, I would love to hear what your party does with it :)

3. Party of 7: Yeah I would make them level 3. But just beware the night hag and her ghouls... maybe limit the ghouls to 2 per casting.

Cheers

PB
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Christopher S October 29, 2019 3:30 am UTC
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Really enjoyed the one-shot. It was actually my first time DMing. Wanted to let you know that I had planned to have Fleshy fall apart but my players came up with the idea of having him trigger the switch for the hidden door every 15 seconds so the entire party was able to make it into the right wing of the first floor.
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Phil B October 29, 2019 3:52 am UTC
CREATOR
HAH! I think that is the best use of Fleshy I have heard in the three years that this adventure has been out. Excellent!

Thanks for playing :)

PB
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