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The Gold Knife Bandits


Ever been on a long running campaign and in one of the sessions one or a few players couldn’t make it? This adventure was made to be used as sort of a filler episode to fix that. Made for a small party of 1st-4th lvl characters and to be played in a single session.

Story summary - The Gold Knife Bandits, a gang formed by a former army squadron that deserted. They are remarkably loyal to each other and are known in the area for attacking army caravans and camps. However, after several months of unfortunate loots. They decided to house a cultist of Beshaba and do what he asks to take away the curse of misfortune the gang is obviously under. Unfortunately, that includes using some members of the party as a sacrifice.

In reality, the cultist was the one that cursed the bandits with bad luck and is now rejoicing in being the boss. As soon as he can lift the curse he put on them himself that is. Meanwhile, the gang's old boss just wants to get them back in shape so he can continue to punish the army for what it did to him.

The party will find the bandits cavernous hideout, clear through it, face the cultist, the Bandit's old boss, or both! All in a day’s worth of adventuring.

I really enjoyed making this adventure and I want to improve myself on making them, so I would really apreciate any type of criticism.

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sd S September 16, 2019 2:31 pm UTC
Uh, you should probably not be quite so generous with the preview. It's a good, not-too-simple bandit hideout with lots of room for plot hooks, and some genuine threat!
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Jeremy G August 14, 2017 12:05 am UTC
Deploying this soon since my crew is wandering between a dock site and a wooded setting over a great distance. I have read it over and I like the cut of it! I'm particularly fond of the fact that you put a lot of pathos into it with the backstory of a loyalist paladin captain and his men, all while making a very terse, and pointed adventure. Reminds me of the story of Rinaldo from Bulfinch, where the discredited paladin goes to start a far fortress in Spain, and when supplies grew slim his band engaged in robbery and freebooting! Matt Colville's Adventure Lookup site led me to your work. If you are not aware, I'd recommend submitting more of your works.
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Beatriz T August 14, 2017 4:36 pm UTC
Thank you for that feedback! And wow, I just put it in Adventure lookup last night, glad the website is drawing more people in :D
And I am working on a new, bigger adventure. But it probably will only be released at the end of summer.
I hope your party has fun with the adventure!
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Benjamin M June 14, 2017 10:54 pm UTC
This was fantastic, thanks for the great setup!
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Beatriz T June 15, 2017 10:53 pm UTC
Thank you!
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Shawn M June 04, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
This was the second campaign my wife and I have done and it was great we had a blast playing it out!
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Beatriz T June 04, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
That makes me really happy! :D
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