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5e Solo Gamebooks presents The Death Knight’s Squire by Paul Bimler, a 100+ page solo adventure for D&D Fifth Edition, set in the Forgotten Realms. This adventure has been created for individual play without a dungeon master, and is is a great way to scratch your D&D itch between regular adventures with your DM. Or, it can serve as a way for a player who cannot find a group to get a taste of the game.

“Definitely worth every dollar and more. The amount of work that has been put into this is incredible. You will most assuredly have fun adventuring ‘Solo Style’.”   Josh Lambert

“If, as I did, you cut your teeth on Fighting Fantasy or Lone Wolf gamebooks, you will definitely enjoy playing this solo D&D Adventure!”   David Bond

"Definitely a great substitute for group play."  Travis Dickens

The Death Knight’s Squire is the first in a planned series of solo, DM-less adventures. Unlike standard gamebooks, 5e Solo Gamebooks include a map / token dynamic to make the experience more like full tabletop gaming. Sections of the map are revealed as the PC moves through the adventure, encountering monsters, items and other occurences. The PDF contains clickable links that move you between your choices, keeping you fully immersed. With over 350 separate narrative entries, as well as varied combat encounters, there are innumerable paths your quest could take! Another difference from standard gamebooks is that you roll up your own PC, just like in a normal D&D quest.

You will need access to a printer (preferably colour, although black and white would suffice) in order to print the Maps Booklet for the optimal experience. You may choose to print the adventure booklet too, if you wish, although this could be accessed from laptop or tablet where you will have access to the active links. If you do not have access to a printer, .jpg files of the maps have also been included for you to load into applications like Roll20, where you can place and move tokens digitally. You will also need some small objects (miniatures, game tokens, coins) to function as PC and monster tokens.

The Death Knight’s Squire has been extensively playtested by experienced players of 5e D&D, and includes combat, opportunities for spellcasting, use of diverse class feats / skills and more. The quest should take about 2-4 hours and is designed to be as close to the experience of playing with a DM as possible. (NOTE: It can also easily be played by two players, or run as a full party adventure with a DM and multiple players).

So read the introduction to the Adventure Booklet (do this first), roll up a new Level 2 PC and let’s get playing! And when you're done, be sure to check out the other books in the series, as listed below. The sequel to Death Knight's Squire is Tyrant of Zhentil Keep.  

Please check out our full range of solo adventure titles:

Tyrant of Zhentil Keep

Citadel of the Raven

The Tortured Land

Drums at Daggerford

The Solo Adventurer's Toolbox

Solo Adventure Bundle 1 (First 4 solo adventures)

Eberron Solo Adventure: The Saviour of Sharn

Tables of Doom: 5E Solo Adventuring

Adventurers Wanted!: The Dread Vault of Tgozur

Adventurers Wanted: Labyrinth of Lies

Menace of the Icy Spire - 5e Solo Conversion

Rage of the Rakasta 5e Solo Conversion

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Scoobert D October 01, 2023 4:23 pm UTC
Where is the d100 chance roll page? I can't find it in the adventure booklet pdf
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Jay B September 14, 2023 12:01 pm UTC
Hi! These look fantastic, I'm looking to DM a series of DnD Duet one-shots, do you think these series of books would be suitable for this?
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Nej N July 20, 2023 9:42 pm UTC
Hello Sir
I am looking to DM this, and would much appreciate the complete map if possible, thank you.
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Nej N July 20, 2023 9:44 pm UTC
I bought this in a bundle. I just noticed i don't have the "Purchaser" title. I do own the title though.
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Paul B July 20, 2023 10:38 pm UTC
Hey Nej
Thanks for the support! Here's the link to the map:

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Sean M July 19, 2023 1:34 am UTC
Hi, DM here, looking for the complete map if possible. Thanks in advance
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Brandon D July 05, 2023 6:26 pm UTC
Hi. I purchased this a couple of days ago and am noticing that the links are not working. Do you have an updated version with working links?
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Paul B July 20, 2023 10:00 pm UTC
Hey Brandon. Are you using Adobe Acrobat?
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Brandon D July 05, 2023 6:24 pm UTC
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Kevin V April 05, 2023 10:17 am UTC
I'm looking forward to playing this. I don't suppose there's a miniature list for this module and the 4 subsequent adventures?
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Matt D February 22, 2023 9:30 pm UTC
Just to confirm, I really only need the Player's Handbook to be able to run this solo, correct?
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Geoff B January 25, 2023 3:32 am UTC
Hi there, do you happen to have a full write up of the Fairy Plumeria?
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Paul B February 23, 2023 5:25 pm UTC
As in a stat block? No, she just makes a brief appearance.
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Jessikah C January 02, 2023 1:00 pm UTC
Hello! Just wondering if I can get a copy of the full map please and thanking you in advance
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Sasha-marie M December 16, 2022 4:45 pm UTC
Hiya! I was hoping to DM this and was hoping that you would be willing to send me the full map? Thank you so much!
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Jessica B December 15, 2022 11:20 pm UTC
Hi! I'm looking to DM this adventure, would you be able to send me the complete map? Thank you!
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Robert T November 02, 2022 9:22 pm UTC
Hi I am a DM and I am trying to get the map to line up but it just doesn't seem to be working, can someone help me. It looks like I have two maps going to map page 11,
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Antonia D October 05, 2022 11:24 pm UTC
Hi, checking back in regarding my comment below requesting maps please.
"Hello, I'm a DM looking to get full maps be put into Foundry VTT, if possible? Thanks!"
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Antonia D September 18, 2022 11:55 pm UTC
Hello, I'm a DM looking to get full maps be put into Foundry VTT, if possible? Thanks!
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Conner H September 13, 2022 1:12 am UTC
Hello, I'm a DM if I can get access to the full map
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