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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', read the full review here

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 bunch of stats and maps, each encounter tells a story that showcases the monsters essence and its place in the world:

  • Roll for Inspiration.  In a caravan, the PCs must traverse a section of road that an artistic stone giant has converted into a divine message board.
  • By the power of hyena!  The PCs must save villagers from gnoll raiders, who are intent on completing a dark ritual that will replenish their numbers.
  • An army marches on its stomach…or yours.  The PCs come across a goblinoid warband, attempting to extract tribute from a woodcutter’s camp.  The fighting could be brutal, but the hobgoblin leader seems willing to make a deal.
  • Noble hearts break best.  The PCs must stop a hag’s evil plans for an enthralled paladin before he does something he’ll regret forever.
  • Think of the children.  The PCs explore a seemingly-empty orc camp, and come across Underdark raiders stealing orc whelps. Teaming up with the whelps’ guardians is the only way to prevent the little rascals from becoming Underdark slaves.

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

While you're here, check out my other products on the DMs Guild:

Tavern Brawl Builder (SILVER 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'.  Well-reviewed by established authors and bloggers 'Loot the Room' and Tony Petrecca.

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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