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D&D Solo Adventure: The Death Knight's Squire (Fantasy Grounds)

D&D Solo Adventure: The Death Knight's Squire (Fantasy Grounds)

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This is a Fantasy Grounds VTT Module!  For the PDF version click here.

This is contained in the "Solo Adventure Bundle 1", please consider acquiring that first at a discount...

Solo Adventure Bundle 1 (Fantasy Grounds)

5e Solo Gamebooks presents The Death Knight’s Squire, 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 it 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 occurrences. 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 make sure to follow this publisher (5e Solo Gamebooks) to stay informed about future gamebook releases.

Attention Non-Fantasy Grounds users!

Ever wanted to TRY Fantasy Grounds?  This adventure is fully compatible with the DEMO version of Fantasy Grounds!  Just go to fantasygrounds.com, download the DEMO, and load this up!

I HIGHLY suggest you read the tutorial and play the example campaign (it's a couple of encounters).

Then you'll be ready!  Enjoy!

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Aaron G November 11, 2019 9:38 pm UTC
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I just finished my first time through this! I'll be sure to come back in 24 hours to post a review.

But I did enjoy it immensely. It's like a choose your own D&D Adventure, very cool. I wish there was more pre-made token art, especially since there is already art available for some of the tokens ... specifically, the Death Knight. Why not make a token for the DK using the art of him on the throne?
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Rob T November 11, 2019 10:17 pm UTC
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ThanX for the comment. Glad you enjoy. All the art is from the original PDF. If you make of find a (copyright approved) token, let me know through my email or discord and I’ll add it in.
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Aaron G November 13, 2019 12:59 am UTC
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So the original PDF author allowed you to use the art for this conversion but not to make tokens from it? That's weird.
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Marre R July 23, 2019 12:13 am UTC
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Thank you for making this!
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Marian D June 02, 2019 10:47 am UTC
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Thank you "Mr. Bimler" for this nice story and "Rob T (Rob2e)" for his transformation into Fantasy Ground.
I buyed all 4 books!! Please don't stop and do work in which are you hellishly good.


Errors found in - The Deaths Knight's Squire

1.)
000.75 BACKSTORY in part
"THE MYSTERIOUS KNIGHT" is missing link on image for Art: Book and Candle (image is in image folders correctly).

2.)
In "INCOMPETENT FOOLS" link is no needed space after word Knight
see Called him The Death Knigh t !
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Rob T June 02, 2019 5:58 pm UTC
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Marian, please download these again. Those errors should be corrected, please feel free to contact me directly on my Discord or by email if you still have problems.

Rob2e
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Matthew K May 13, 2019 2:19 am UTC
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So im new to this and cant find the pdf for the books, ive got the mod loaded and am kinda figuring it out but still a little lost
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Rob T May 13, 2019 2:20 am UTC
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PDFs are sold separately, there is a link on this page.
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Juan T May 06, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Will this and all other Solo Adventure books in FG format be included in some kind of bundle? (with a heavy discount ;) )
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Rob T May 06, 2019 7:35 pm UTC
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Juan, actually yes. When #4 is finished, soon (tm), the first four will be in a package. Stay tuned.
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ADAM L March 15, 2019 11:51 pm UTC
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I found this to be quite short. how long are the sequels? yes i realize this is dependent on if you live/die/ play more than once. For a single succesful playthru what can expected length be?
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Rob T March 15, 2019 11:57 pm UTC
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Hey Adam:

Death Knight's Squire has 341 story entries.
Tyrant of Zhentil Keep has 493 story entries.
Citadel of the Raven has 589 story entries.

Hope that answers your question.
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Israel T March 06, 2019 12:23 am UTC
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Hey, just bought this version cause I have the PDF and I wanted to enjoy this on FG. Sadly I can't seem to load it on the module. I can see the Tyrant of the Zhentil Keep and Citadel of the Raven, but I cannot see The Death knights squires amongst my module. I checked the appdata foler that leads me to the module and it's there. So I'm a bit confuse.
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Israel T March 06, 2019 12:38 am UTC
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I just realized that when I download it, the file size is only 204 KB. Is the site not giving me the whole download?
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Rob T March 06, 2019 12:45 am UTC
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Yup, TOTALLY my error, just did an update and didn't upload the file with all the info. BURP! I updated it, please redownload with my apologies.
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Israel T March 06, 2019 5:10 pm UTC
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Coolbeans, it's up and running. I appreciate ya. Keep up the work.
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Thomas B January 08, 2019 12:01 am UTC
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Hi. I just played the first module, The Death Knight's Squire, and I liked it. Perhaps too short for the price, in my humble opinion. But still fun and I recommend it.

So a question: I just purchased the next two modules and I don't know how to get my PC from the first game into the next campaign. Any tips? Thanks!
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Thomas B January 08, 2019 12:17 am UTC
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I'm going to answer my own question, since there may be other out there having the same frustration. I stumbled on the solution accidentally and you may not be as lucky.

1. Open the original campaign.
2. Open PCs
3. There is a little piece of chalk looking thing in the lower corner indicating "Edit List". This is the magic key. Click it.
4. On your character, you now have an option to export.
5. Export in the normal windows manner.
6. Now open the new campaign.
7. Go to PC.
8. Import file in the normal windows manner.
9. You now owe me a karmic debt. ;)
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Rob T January 08, 2019 1:17 am UTC
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Thomas:

A) Glad you figured it out.
B) YOU DO NOT WANT MY KHARMA! lol
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Chris M November 10, 2018 2:03 am UTC
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Hey there!

I'd be interested to use this (and other solo adventures) in order to look into DMing.

Can I run this module without any other books purchased and DM for a single player?
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Rob T November 10, 2018 5:29 am UTC
CREATOR
Hey Chris. The answer is yes.
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George R July 31, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
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How do you possibly even open this ? I'll buy the pdf version if this is this hard to make work
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Rob T August 01, 2018 12:39 am UTC
CREATOR
Hey George. You just drop the .mod file in with the rest of them in your Fantasy Grounds/modules folder and it will be in your library when you open Fantasy Grounds.
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Domenico Roberto C July 30, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
That's amazing. Even a single player can have a lot of fun! Please keep writing this solo series, I really want my pg to grow up!
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Rob T July 30, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
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More in the works...
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Tony H June 07, 2018 3:14 pm UTC
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I would love to know how im supposed to get this in to fantasy ground?! Ive spent 2 hours searching the web and nothing has turned up. So if you someone could let me know how to open thisor send me a link, or send some instructions, thatd be great.
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Rob T June 07, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hey Tony, here is what you need to do...

Fantasy Grounds .mod files should be placed specifically in your C:UsersYOURNAMEAppDataRoamingFantasy Groundsmodules folder.
This assumes you are a Windows user and are NOT using Steam. If you use Steam or are a MAC user, file locations may be different.
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will S May 12, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
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hi there, thinking about playing this with fantasy grounds. Do i need to pay for all the 5e books within FG to do that? if i do then it isn't a viable option for me. thanks for any info.
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Rob T May 12, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hey Will. You do NOT need to pay for any of the 5E books to play this. Fantasy Grounds comes with the 5E SRD files, so you can build characters and have everything you need to play this.
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Charles P February 26, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
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The adventure was very good. It really is like a 5e version of the old Choose Your Own Adventure books. Having the adventure ready to go in Fantasy Grounds was well worth the few bucks over the cost of just the PDF. Make a choice and then click the link. Quick and you don't accidentally read entries you aren't supposed to. The only issue came when fighting the Death Knight. The link to the token was an entry or two later I thought it should be. In other combats you read that there is a bad guy and then right below is the link for it. Also I had a little difficulty when the stat block changed. I wasn't sure if the damage should carry over to the final stat block.

I'm going to grab the next one shortly.
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Rob T February 26, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
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Nice. Enjoy!
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Steel B January 29, 2018 2:44 am UTC
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Found an oversight on 500.10 Tilepage 1. The link to 223.00 QUIETENTRY is missing.
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Rob T January 29, 2018 2:57 am UTC
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The link on that entry DOES go to 223 QUIETENTRY.
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Steel B February 01, 2018 4:44 am UTC
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Hmm. Ok, if you say so. On my copy there is nothing there but the text. I added the link myself.
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Rob T February 01, 2018 5:22 am UTC
CREATOR
I downloaded the file and double checked. The link is there, perhaps you can update the file?
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Steel B February 12, 2018 6:06 am UTC
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Yep, I tried again and the file contains the link, as you said. Not sure what went wrong with the other one. Thanks again. I love the adventure and am eagerly awaiting the Fantasy Grounds conversion for the sequel. I hope you are doing it.
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Rob T February 12, 2018 6:08 am UTC
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I am indeed. Should be soon.
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Greg P January 02, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
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Just ran through this adventure and found it enjoyable, thanks! I did find several bugs that you may want to address:

<spoiler>

In story 271.00 SPIDERBATTLE, the link for victorious points to an image instead of the correct story.
In story 500.60 TILEPAGE 6, the link for the map is missing.
The dagger attack action for Darek has an incorrect damage type of bludgeoning.
The damage type for the 'Sword of the Goddess's Wrath' is missing the magic type.

</spoiler>
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Rob T January 03, 2018 1:07 am UTC
CREATOR
ThanX for reporting. Fixed and updated. Stand by for the sequel coming soon... I'm working on it now.
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