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“I was instantly charmed by the first adventure, Roll for Inspiration…

These are strong adventures. They are well-written and formatted, and the maps are very good.  Overall, I highly recommend this product.

--Merric B.  (creator of influential D&D blog 'Merric's Musings')

A collection of mini-adventures to be easily used in your campaigns, featuring some of the races from Volo's Guide to Monsters

More than just a bunch of stats and maps, each encounter tells a story that showcases the monsters essence and its place in the world. Traverse  the territory of an artistic but deadly stone giant, foil a hag's heart-breaking plans for a paladin and much more.

Each encounter has customized maps, with versions for both PCs and DMs. Four new monsters are also found within these pages.

And while you're here, have a look at some of my other work on the DMs Guild:

Tavern Brawl Builder (GOLD Bestseller): A story-filled collection of taverns, brawl encounters, NPCs and hooks.  Meet a dryad-approved tavern amongst the trees, a brawl with a stair-sliding sorceror baby, or bet on the pond races at the 'Frog's Fortune Inn'.  Featured in Dragon+ magazine (Issue 21) and reviewed in!

Knowledge is Power! (SILVER Bestseller).  When your PCs just aren't getting your clues and your adventure is stuck, use these short encounters as a way to reveal needed information in a fun, weird or (sometimes) low-cost way.  A kenku who trades sounds for secrets, a hill giant with important maps in his belly, a mimic who…well you’ll just have to find out.  

Unstuck Encounters (SILVER Bestseller): When your PCs just aren't getting your clues, use these short encounters as a way to reveal needed information in a different or weird or (sometimes) low-cost way.

As always, reviews and feedback are welcome and encouraged.  You can reach me at or @jlorber4 on Twitter

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CHRISTOPHER B November 21, 2017 1:30 am UTC
I do not see what level this is for. Am I lover looking it?
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