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A Chance Encounter is a classic, low level adventure designed for a group of 3 to 4 1st level players. It should take about 2 to 3 hours to play through.

This is the first adventure in a miniseries with the following adventures being:

The Mystic Circle

An Urgent Rescue

A Dark Veil Falls

In addition to the adventure, there are a couple of maps of the adventure area as separate jpeg files. There is also a printerfriendly version of the adventure.

 
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Shaun B July 26, 2020 7:48 pm UTC
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Just a note; Chariz refers to a Wolfhead Inn, but Appendix A calls it The Bullfrog Inn. This seems to have been rectified in the sequels.
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Jake B February 12, 2020 7:21 am UTC
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So I've playing this series with a group of 4 people, though one is consistently absent so its more like 3 players, but that's neither here nor there. Next week we will go through the last installment "A Dark Veil Falls" and whether we finish it in that setting or have to wait until the next I was wondering where Myrefall and the wolfpine forrest is in reference to the rest of Toril? Does this adventure even take place in Toril? If so which continent is it on? Faerun, Kara-Tur, Maztica? Id like to know so I can plan my campaign from that destination.
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Kristjan M February 14, 2020 12:27 pm UTC
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Hi Jake.

You can probably place it whichever setting you prefer with minor changes. But when I wrote it I was assuming it would occur somewhere on the Sword Coast.
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Kiara D December 15, 2019 3:48 am UTC
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My family and I just finished playing this one-shot. It was good to get back into the swing of things, but in the "final boss" battle, my three players all went unconscious and all players died. I think the enemies are too overpowered even for 3 1st level players. I would suggest others to maybe incorporate more short rests for hit points, but the main boss knocked out my player with one hit so...
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Kevin M December 05, 2019 9:51 pm UTC
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Was looking for a fun easy adventure to play with my nephews with out prepping one of my own. They are both 4th level and I had to do a bit of scaling but nothing major since it is just the two of them. I did tweak the caster's spell list, changing out Charm Person and Expeditious Retreat for Mage Armor and Shield. I noticed a couple of inconsistencies. First, the sorcerer cast Magic Missile when the players enter his area; but it isn't one of his prepped spells. So, I changed that to a Chromatic Orb. Second, I noticed that the Inn was called The Wolfhead Inn in the dialog box, but on the map it is labeled as The Bullfrog Inn. Over all I was happy with the adventure and look forward to running the series.

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No T August 18, 2019 8:28 pm UTC
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This entire series is very easy to play and a lot of fun. My son and I just finished "A Chance Encounter" and can't wait to play the remaining titles. Appreciate the work, Kristjan!
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Amber Jade G August 01, 2019 9:59 am UTC
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Hi,

I ran this for my first ever session but got a bit stumped when giving a reason why the letters were hidden. I am just interested in what others did for this so I can explain more to my players if needed. Thank you.
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Arthur B May 16, 2019 12:27 pm UTC
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Really fun part of campaign that I played with my player. Would recommend highly.
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Sean B November 28, 2018 4:44 am UTC
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Can this be easily incorporated with the Mud Creek series?
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Dave L August 04, 2018 2:34 am UTC
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I ran this as a one-shot for my daughter and we both enjoyed it. Easy to follow as a DM and with some memorable NPCs. Thanks!
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Leland E July 10, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
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Hello, I'm a new DM and I used this mission as an "audition" for DMing a D&D campaign. It was an awesome mission, thank you for posting it. Breaking the mission down into parts with subtitles made it very easy to read and follow. The pictures were a nice touch. I enjoyed being able to give the players a visual of an important character. I wanted to tell you 3 things I noticed during our play through:

- With the choices my 3 players made and typical party and out of character banter, the entire mission took 8 hours to complete. (And I loved every minute of it.)
- As soon as my players found the letters, they went to open them right away. If you're going back and adding more info to the document, some brief information about the contents of the letters would be awesome.
- During the encounter with the Kobold Scale Sorcerer, the document says the sorcerer will cast a magic missile spell at the players as soon as it sees them. However, looking over the list of "prepared...See more
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Markeith C December 14, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
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I have a question. I am new to DnD and I want to use this for me and my friends first adventure. Is it possible to adjust some things so the campaign can work with a group of 5-6 players?
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Kristjan M December 20, 2017 6:13 pm UTC
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Hi Markeith C.

Sorry for the late reply.

The easiest way to modify the adventure is to change the encounters. On page 82 in the Dungeon Masters Guide, there are guidelines on how to create a suitable encounter depending on the party size and level. So what I would do is to either increase the number of monsters in an encounter, or change a monster out for a slightly higher CR one, using the rules on page 82.

Regards, Kristjan.
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Robert B November 27, 2017 4:34 am UTC
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Its a minor thing, but the various skill checks in this module and your others should be "DC" not "CR".
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Kristjan M December 01, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
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Thanks for mentioning that. Need to edit it soon.
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James D August 26, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
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Town name is misspelled in the second paragraph "The village of Myrefall is a small 60-man village located a short distance inside the Wolfpine forest." Should read "The village of Myrehall is a small 60-man village located a short distance inside the Wolfpine forest."
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