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---I'm thrilled to report that this publication received a very positive review from Jeff Grenier of the Tome Show, a seminal podcast for all things D&D.  Check out episode 286 (August 28, 2017), beginning at 43:20.  Here's the link:

Short scenarios for when your PCs just can't figure it out.

Every Dungeon Master has been in this situation: your PCs can't figure out what to do next, where to go next or who to look for next.  It's your job as the DM to help them get unstuck, and this collection of encounters can help.

Rather than simply telling your PCs what they need to know, make them earn it.  If they are about to give up, use these short encounters as a way to reveal the needed information in a different or weird or (sometimes) low-cost way.

For instance, did your PCs miss your multiple clues about the secret section of the dungeon? Then have them meet Dirk, the transmuted rat thief, who would gladly show them the way in exchange for some well-made, rat-size furniture.

I hope you enjoy 'Unstuck Encounters'.  If you do, check out my other products on DMs Guild:

Tavern Brawl Builder (GOLD Bestseller):  This supplement is a loving tribute to a classic D&D trope: the tavern brawl!  Inside are 10 unusual taverns to house your brawl, 10 brawl encounters, 10 brawl complications, and loads of NPCs, stories and adventure hooks.  Read up on how to THROW DOWN!  Features in Dragon+ magazine (Issue 21) and reviewed by!


Volo's Lost Encounters (ELECTRUM Bestseller): A collection of encounters to be easily used in your campaigns, featuring some of the races from ‘Volo’s Guide to Monsters’.  More than just a collection of stats and maps, each encounter tells a story that showcases the monster’s essence and its place in the world.


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