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  • 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.

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Email: pbpublishing@outlook.com


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The Haunt 2 - Available now!

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"Perfect for a Halloween one-shot!"

“That F******* doll….. That is creepy as hell… he (PB) is disturbed… I am going to have nightmares!”

"It definitely help shed some light on the doll and the visions were so well written!"

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

The Haunt 2 is both a one-shot, and a sequel that can be run as either. It is an 6-8 hour Horror themed adventure, designed for characters of 6th level.


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A new D&D 5E setting from the mind of legendary Dragonlance author, Richard A. Knaak.

            


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Other titles by P.B. Publishing:

           

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Tyrals E September 17, 2019 6:01 am UTC
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Does this come with maps that i can use on roll 20?
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Phil B September 17, 2019 6:16 am UTC
CREATOR
Heya Tyrals,

It certainly does (with the PDF purchase).

Cheers

PB
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David S July 16, 2019 12:10 pm UTC
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I'm going to run this as a one-shot for 2 semi-experienced players. What level would you suggest for the PC:S?
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Phil B July 16, 2019 1:19 pm UTC
CREATOR
Heya David,

I would run it at level 6 if you want it to be really tough for them, or level 7 for less challenging but still quite a tough spoopy adventure.

Cheers

PB
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Bob B June 21, 2019 12:53 am UTC
Question. Is there a way to get the maps individually? I'm trying to upload them on my computer screen but with having to enhance it, it comes out all blurry.
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Phil B June 21, 2019 1:05 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Bob,

Email me at pbpublishing@outlook.com and i'll hook you up :)

Cheers

PB
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Bob B June 21, 2019 1:16 am UTC
Sent! And thank you!
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Caleb J May 12, 2019 3:42 am UTC
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Tldr: Phenomenal mini module and with the advice of the candle, dim lights, and music, the atmosphere was... anxiety inducing enough to make him fall into his character. The best thing for a DM in my opinion. The writing was fantastic for descriptions, save for one of them which I feel gave a tad too much away to the player.

Just ran this only a few hours ago. For story reasons (character development) I used this is a solo session. As I write this it's turning into me giving a full recap of his actions for better or worse. Just know we loved it.
(Hopefully I'll have avoided any spoilers incase a player is reading)

This session was one of his favorites. I had him with three NPC's, one of which being Fala Lefaliir from Dragon Heist. He's a level 4 Barbarian and and the NPC's used were CR 2 (Fala the druid, gave Fala Cure Wounds so could be adjusted), 3 (Swashbuckler), and lastly 3 (Knight).

With this party he was given charge and decided most things with little help....See more
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Stefanie M October 29, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
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Can someone let me know what level they'd recommend for a group of three players?

And: How accurate is the time frame of 6 - 8 hours? I've seen some people say they ran it over 4 hours. What's everyone's experience like there?
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Phil B November 01, 2018 2:52 am UTC
CREATOR
Level 6 would work well :)

I ran it last night and if you remove the basement it will be around 5 hours, depending on your group and if they split the party on the griffon statue or not.

Cheers

PB
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Albert R October 28, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
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How would you scale this for an 8th level party?
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Phil B October 31, 2018 2:35 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Albert, You might be better using The Haunt 2 (made for 6th level characters) instead for a higher level party. It will be easier to scale up, and TBH it is a pretty difficult adventure to begin with. I would suggest making good use of the Bleeder Nurses in the Haunt 2 should you go that way.
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Christy H October 22, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
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I recently purchased The Haunt and I am planning to run it in the next couple weeks. I have a question about part of the campaign and how it works. Can you please provide me with a way to contact you regarding my question?
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Phil B October 22, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
CREATOR
Heya Christy,

Firstly, thank you.

You can contact us at pbpublishing@outlook.com

Cheers

PB
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Nicholas M October 22, 2018 11:27 am UTC
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Ran this last night for my group. All but 1 (the stereotypical metagamer) was actually creeped out. The look on their faces when they saw the doll after the house crumbled was priceless more so when I said "...this is only part one"

Note: I run in Eberron and I had this adventure placed in the lowers wards of Sharn. Now they'll see the doll in and out of the alleys until we do part 2
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YANN E August 14, 2018 1:20 pm UTC
Why this is tagged with the ToA Storyline ?
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Phil B August 14, 2018 1:45 pm UTC
CREATOR
It shouldn't have been, thanks for the heads up.

Updated and fixed now.

Kind regards

PB
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Joshua F July 13, 2018 3:34 am UTC
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Ran this one-shot last halloween, it was great. But just a tip; you might want to revise the Leecher's Emerald stat block. The main issue I see is that you state it has 2 charges, but there's no mention of having to use the charges for anything. It is in the same paragraph as the bit about using it to absorb health and it's heavily implied that using it as such costs a charge, but it doesn't actually say that.
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Phil B July 13, 2018 3:37 am UTC
CREATOR
Thanks for the feedback Joshua! And great catch, we will revise and push out an update soon. Thanks for playing, and keep an eye out for The Haunt 2 this October.
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Joshua F July 16, 2018 4:09 am UTC
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Oh heck yeah, I'll be all over it. Thanks for the great content!
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Phil B July 16, 2018 4:57 am UTC
CREATOR
Thank for playing :)

Regards

PB
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Chris D June 06, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
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From what I've seen, this looks like a lot of fun, but I'm a bit confused as to the intended Party levels. On the cover it seems to imply level 4-5 characters, but I've seem some comments saying it's better for level 10ish characters?
The party I'm thinking of running through this consists of 6 level 7 characters. How would that be?
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Phil B June 07, 2018 2:04 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Chris,

This adventure is written for Level 4 (Hard) or Level 5 (Medium) in mind. I think that for a level 10 party, this adventure will be a cakewalk. However, if you want to run it for level 10's I would suggest having only 2 PCs.

I hope this helps, and I look forward to your review.

Kind regards

PB
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Karen M March 10, 2018 12:55 pm UTC
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Either I'm a bit thick or some of the markers seem to be missing from the maps. such as the "S1" marker for the secret doors. The x in the Alfresco to note the sword or a path to enter the area. I also don't seem to have a map of the basement.
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Karen M March 10, 2018 1:33 pm UTC
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also loot details for Gertrude's heartstone and her soul bag would be nice.
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Phil B June 07, 2018 2:02 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Luke,

Thanks for the feedback, rest assured, there will be an update coming within the next couple of months. Along with a print version.

Kind regards

PB
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Karen M June 12, 2018 6:58 am UTC
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Okay :)
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Eric C October 22, 2018 10:40 am UTC
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Has the update happened yet? I just purchased this to run as a Halloween one-shot and the map still shows no entrance to the alfresco area.
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Phil B October 22, 2018 10:58 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Eric,

The entrance is an opening through the eastern wall (where the wall bows)

Kind regards

PB
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Eric C October 22, 2018 12:11 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Thanks for the quick reply! I'm drawing out the map on 1 inch graph paper today.
Also, there are no windows on the map. Should we assume that they're present, but magically sealed or some such?
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Bryan M October 25, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
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Hello, I just purchased this campaign for my group. I'm glad someone already asked about this. I don't see the map for the basement, has there been an update?
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Travis T February 12, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
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I will be running this one-shot for one player -- what level would you suggest I scale his character to? He's a very competent and resourceful player so I think he'll be able to handle the challenges, but I'm just not sure what an appropriate level for one character would be. I was thinking around 10, but would this be too high/low in your opinion?

Has anyone else run this with just one player, and what was your experience? What level was the character, and did that work well?

The player isn't afraid to have his character die, but I'd like for him to be able to play a good chunk of the adventure before dying, at least.
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Travis T February 12, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Also, there appear to be two versions of the module in the .zip file: 2.1 and 2.2. Is there any difference?
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Phil B February 14, 2018 12:54 am UTC
CREATOR
Heya Travis,

Some minor edits, use the latest version.

As for the level for 1 player... That is hard to state, but I would go by pg82 DMG for scaling... And work it against the beholder CR (hardest encounter in the module I believe).

I will see if I can have a look later today.

Cheers!

PB
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Phil B February 14, 2018 6:36 am UTC
CREATOR
So after looking at it, 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.

Cheers PB
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Taylor K February 06, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Excellent adventure. Had a blast running it and my players loved every moment! The paladin took the flame tongue weapon and named the blade "Montarthas", which is extra cool
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Phil B February 07, 2018 6:55 am UTC
CREATOR
Thanks Taylor!

Great to hear you and your group had a great time I'm the manor
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Phil B February 07, 2018 8:53 am UTC
CREATOR
Lol I'm not the manor... Or am I? Mwahaha

Bloody autocorrect should've said "...in the manor."
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Alan S November 11, 2017 11:47 am UTC
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Just ran this for my players as a post-Halloween horror game and they loved it
Took about four hours to play through and our cleric decided to dive into the pool and almost died, but we all had fun.
Light suggestions would be to show the glass door to the swimming pool, I took to drawing it into the map myself, additionally it would be nice if we had a token to cover the secret doors.

Personally I loved he flesh golem, I may plan on him coming back at some point, not sure if he'll be friendly or not yet however but I really want my players to get a throw-back to this adventure.
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Jim M November 16, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Wouldn't the token just scream "secret door here"?
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Alan S November 17, 2017 10:19 am UTC
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If it's just a section of wall you can slide over the door for a seamless appearance, why would it make anyone think there is anything there?
It would just need to be scaled in line with the room, and a little effort in positioning from the DM wanting to hide things.
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matias A November 04, 2017 4:32 am UTC
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I really want to buy this adventure, but i have a question, my players are 4 5thlvl and they are all a little bit op (raw but they just like to improve their characters as much as they can) and i was looking for a halloween oneshoot that does not depend so much on puzzles, having a few hard encounters, is this the one?? And thank you!!!
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Phil B November 04, 2017 4:40 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Matias,

This definitely seems like the adventure for you... the beholder, the gargoyles and the evil doll will all be challenging for them, even if they are OP... this is notorious for having the upper end of hard scaled encounters. There is even the possibility of a party split which will increase the difficulty more so.

All the best and enjoy, let us know how you go
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Jeffrey S November 05, 2017 1:47 am UTC
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I just ran this with a party of 5 level 5 kinda OP characters. I did tweak things a little bit from the base adventure. I added 2 extra ghouls upstairs, I added some shadows in the ballroom to ambush the party as they returned from the pool and I added a third strike to the dolls multi-attack (so either 2 knife attacks, or 1 knife attack and 2 claws)

With this, I ended up with a TPK in the ghoul room with the doll. They tried to rest after taking out the ghouls and the doll entered from an adjacent room and started ripping through them starting with the watch.

Be sure to keep a timer on the gas puzzle room. If you think your party might be too quick on the puzzle, you can always reduce the time. My party fell unconscious to it just as they were about to solve it
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