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An Epic Adventure

They're some of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen, but when they are plucked from their own time and tasked with saving the world - and possibly much more besides - one last time, will they be up to the challenge?

Taking D&D to the Limit

Epic-level D&D is something that every gamer should get to play around with at least once. However, this is something that most groups struggle to achieve.

Most committed players have some sort of idealized character hanging round in the back of their head, designed to take advantage of all the abilities on offer when you get 20 levels under your belt, but they rarely get to use them.

Which is where To the End of Time comes in.

What is This Adventure?

This one-shot is designed to give players a taste of epic level adventuring without the need for two years of campaigning first. It can be completed in a single long session, or two or three shorter ones and should be relatively straightforward to run.

The players get to pick from pre-generated epic-level heroes (downloadable free from or create their own, complete with backstories of valor and adventure.

At the very moment of their death, these titanic heroes are plucked from their own time by a powerful angel and tasked with saving the world - and possibly much more besides - one last time.

Over the course of their adventure the party will encounter all manner of powerful creatures far beyond the reach of regular adventurers, and face tasks that would leave even stout-hearted heroes dumbstruck.

So sit down and grab some dice… it’s going to be a long night.

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Kelly P September 08, 2020 5:39 am UTC
Ran this over the weekend with 3 players who were crazy-geared. Every fight was a joke (not a bad thing) until the final boss. And it was 8 points away from being a joke as well. (The fighter took all 8 attacks and had 3-4 crits, Tempani was left with 8 HP after the fighter's turn.)

Here's where it went to hell for my party. I brought out the divine horror and almost immediately used it's Dread Gaze to confuse the fighter. Eventually, I confused the monk. Lastly, confused the bard.

All three were confused. And I only used Mind Rend each round, which they almost always failed the save, so exhaustion levels kept piling up.

Here's my question: Did I run this correctly? I mean, is it possible to have my ENTIRE party confused at the same time. Since I wasn't "casting" Confusion, I never gave the monster "Concentrating", which means I can Confuse someone else. Or, was it intended that using Dread Gaze would immediately put me in the concentrating...See more
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Ben Z November 01, 2020 12:37 am UTC
I ran this this weekend as well for a group of five players. I added battles along the way to try and drain resources but they got to tempani without any issue. Then because of the the super high charisma saves and exhaustion stacks I quickly had them on the ropes. I had an archdruid that shape changed to an elemental that is immune to exhaustion and acted as a meat shield (bonus action shape change to top off hp every turn) and a wizard that kept the dps PCs going. I even created a third round for tempani to really create problems for them. I did the same thing you did and everyone had an awesome time. They did beat tempani and added flair for a home brew campaign in the future.
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Robert S August 20, 2020 4:14 pm UTC
Would love a digital map pack for this ....
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Ian J June 26, 2020 11:16 pm UTC

I'm not clear on how one of the divine horror's random rolls works. How does the magnetism work? Would every character within 30 feet of the target make a strength save and then on fail, I roll the attacks on the target?
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Ben Z November 01, 2020 12:40 am UTC
Yes that’s exactly what I did with the magnetism. It says the characters act as singly objects. If you want to add weapon racks or keep track of the chains as objects that can fly around you can do that to make PCs spread out

Also for the liquefying ground I allowed my ranger to use his ethereal step to escape.
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Bryan B May 01, 2020 8:41 pm UTC
I’m preparing to run this for a group in a few weeks and I noticed two things are off. One - it mentions that it comes with premise characters, but this wasn’t included in my download and two - at the end when you fight Tempani it mentions she will try to use the Elder Being’s “Corrupting Aura” and “Eye of the Void” abilities but neither are in the stat block. In fact, the elder being and divine horror stat blocks are almost identical. Is this correct?
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Kayla W May 21, 2020 8:37 pm UTC
The premade characters are at the link on the third page of the printer-friendly version under "What is This Adventure?"
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Scott G February 19, 2020 8:51 pm UTC
Is there any way to get blown up versions of the maps for online programs like roll20? I haven't found anything for it from my purchase and its a little disappointing.
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Bradley K March 07, 2020 4:12 am UTC
I would happily pay for a digital map pack!
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Dominic G October 18, 2020 7:35 pm UTC
100% this. Digital versions of these maps especially with COVID lockdowns will be extremely useful.
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Michele B January 28, 2020 12:09 am UTC
i played this adventure today.
3 players and it was very fun.
i just modified the intro to make it fit in a personal version of a setting i have
(basically is the god of time who recruits the party to stop the fallen Solar in exchange for life and varius blessings<<Sorry i changed his name in Siliel to make it more angelical XD>>)
the final battle it was very fun and balanced.
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Jacob T January 12, 2020 6:25 am UTC
Just wondering, how many players are reccomended for this oneshot
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Rayyan De M January 12, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
4 - 6. And there's a recommendation at the end, what to do if your party size is smaller or bigger than that.
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Bradley K March 07, 2020 4:13 am UTC
Ran this with 4. Now going to try running with 6 at my convention
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Justice V May 02, 2019 1:01 am UTC
Should the players start with any magical gear? Will they be ok if they dont have anything it basic items?
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Paul W May 02, 2019 2:44 am UTC
Players will struggle without magical gear. Level 20 characters are strong, but magical gear really makes them good. I would suggest probably a VR, R, and U for each player. Maybe even a Legendary, VR, and R instead if your feeling generous.
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Bradley K March 07, 2020 4:14 am UTC
I am going with
L/A x1
VR x2
R x3
U x 4
Attunement still applies.

However I crank the CR up a bit.
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Kat T April 22, 2019 10:26 am UTC
Hi, I'm really new to D&D; have only done about 5 sessions ever, so excuse this probably silly question.

Just wondering what edition manuals would be best for this? I have a 2nd ed DM Handbook and that's it! Any advice would be great, ta.
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Paul W April 22, 2019 3:40 pm UTC
5th edition MM is kinda a must. You will need the stats for several of the monsters that are not unique to the module. In general a 5th edition PHB and DMG would also help.
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Bryan G January 24, 2019 5:19 am UTC
Anyone know why the Drow Ranger character sheet has no Max health on it? Only issue ive ran into so far with my game prep for this week.
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Paul W April 17, 2017 5:40 am UTC
Ran this "1 shot" the past two weekends for my group. I will say for my group it took between 10-12 hrs between the two sessions in the case of my group. I think that was fine and we actually needed to fill two weeks while people were traveling. Some thoughts having run it through entirely.

The initial dragon encounter at the start was beyond a stomp. I had 5 members when we started, and as you posed this as an epic level campaign, they all were level 20. 3 Young brass dragons literally stood no chance. I ended up using 3 adult brass dragons and with a bit of difficulty my group passed. I made the change on the fly because the first character up without any crits, did something like 80% of the young dragons health as a fighter. Yes I realize thats 4 attacks, etc. But even at epic level for a one shot, i dont want a melee class, without critting, to one shot a dragon. Another recommendation would be 1 adult and 2 young brass dragons.
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Steph T May 12, 2019 5:24 pm UTC
This is almost two years too late, but I'm preparing to run this and noticed that
1) The non-printer-friendly version has a map!
2) Regarding the comment "I would have loved to have some high res copies of two included maps without numbers that I could upload and use on roll 20. Instead I had to poorly photoshop over the numbers and let the players use it as a map with separate maps for any battle encounters." If you copy the map from the regular version onto your clipboard and paste in something like Microsoft Paint, there are no numbers to contend with. I don't use roll20 so I can't speak to that.
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Bradley K March 07, 2020 4:15 am UTC
Even upping it to Adults my party of 4 dispatched them pretty easily.
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