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Classic Modules Today: H3 The Bloodstone Wars (5e)


In 1987, TSR published the module named “The Bloodstone Wars” with the code “H3”. It was written by Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson as a continuation of the H-series, which came to be known as a high-level adventure series. In a lot of ways, H3 is a return to the adventure model provided in H1, “The Mines of Bloodstone,” in that the module relies on Battlesystem rules for the large-scale battles, which take up a considerable portion of the adventure.  Nonetheless, H3 provides a sufficiently flexible story to allow DM's to either use or ignore the mass combat components of the adventure. H3 consists of a 32-page story, with several pages of maps for battle encounters and dungeon exploration.

To use this conversion guide, you will need a copy of "H3 The Bloodstone Wars", 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 the PDF. Visit for instructions on creating your own classic module conversions and selling them on the DMs Guild.

What this Conversion Is, and What it Is Not: 

This conversion is for the original module, as it was written. Classic Modules Today conversions are designed to convert the magic items, monsters, traps, and other key statistics from the original module into 5th edition. These guides set the adventure in the Forgotten Realms, and may offer some additional notes on running the adventure, or suggestions for extra encounters, but they are primarily conversions that are faithful to the original module. 

Per guidelines from One Book Shelf and Wizards of the Coast, we are not permitted to revise or reinvent these adventures; we may only convert the above elements over to their corresponding 5th Edition counterparts.

For further information about using Classic Modules Today, see here.

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Steven B November 19, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
11/19 Product update: the file has been updated to clarify the conversion methodology, and I have included additional options for using the unofficial, in-progress mass combat rules released through UA, if DMs wish to do so.
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