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Classic Modules Today: X3 Curse of Xanathon


Ever feel the need to get revenge on Rock Baboons?

Now's you're chance. Wanna know why you should make beer runs? Why are beardless dwarfs all the rage? You can learn it all here in X3 Curse of Xanathon.

When the grotesque god Cretia casts his ugly shadow over the town, strange things start happening. First, Duke Stephen vanishes. Then bizarre proclamations begin coming out the Ducal Palace - dwarves are outlawed, taxes must be paid in beer, horses must be ridden backwards. Soon the entire town is in an uproar, and a dwarven army is marching on Rhoona. This is the situation when you and your party of valiant adventurers arrive in the suffering town.

This conversion guide allows DMs to run the original module with 5th Edition rules and provides a reference sheet for encounters.

To use this conversion guide you will need a copy of "X3 Curse of Xanathon", originally available in hard-copy and now for sale in Digital format at

"Classic Modules Today: B4 The Lost City" contains the OpenOffice/LibreOffice source files used to create this PDF. Visit for instructions on creating your own classic module conversions and selling them on the DMs Guild.

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Rune R May 14, 2021 9:40 pm UTC
Fairly sloopy pdf the NPC Xanathon isnt really in it, instead you get two times Eric the good guy cleric twice.
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Thomas B May 16, 2021 3:53 am UTC
Honestly this was the first conversion I did of an older adventure, and the instructions I was given was to go with a straight up conversion. As you will notice, Xanathon is a 14th level cleric, with only 5th level spells as these were the highest level spells available in the Expert set of D&D at the time.

At the time of conversion, I did a copy paste of the spells and forgot to update the spells for Xanathon.

With that being said, I'm going to rework the named NPCs from the adventure to bring them more in line with 5e rules, For instance, Xanathon should have access to 7th level spells. Give me a day or so, and I'll do a major update.
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Thomas B May 16, 2021 1:50 pm UTC
I have updated the file, please redownload
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