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"We laughed, we cried... people died... it was great."

"An excellent adventure that focuses on the pillars of exploration and social interaction."

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Scarab of Death is a mystery adventure for a party of 10th level characters. It takes place in the Raging Bull District in Waterdeep (Forgotten Realms) but you can easily adapt the adventure to any city.

A young noble is found dead a block away from Nabulee’s Bazaar of the Extraordinary. Everything suggests that Nabulee was neglectful and left his scarab of death unattended, which ultimately led to the death of the noble. But how did the cursed brooch find its way out of Nabulee’s impenetrable vault in the first place? And why doesn’t Nabulee remember taking it out? Will the characters solve this mystery before the noble’s vengeful father has Nabulee beheaded?

In this adventure, you will find:

  • Over 25 pages of quality content
  • 4 to 6 hours of gameplay
  • Beautiful color maps and illustrations
  • New monsters and magic items, including the infamous scarab of death
  • A complete description of the Raging Bull District with a detailed map of the area
  • A printer-friendly DM Companion Booklet with monster stats and detailed scaling guidelines (levels 8 to 12)

Looking for HD maps and tokens?

Scarab of Death - Maps & Tokens

Check out our other adventures on DriveThruRPG and on the Dungeon Master's Guild:

The Ghost and the Peddler The Chapel on the Cliffs The Butcher of Alcross Banquet of the Damned

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Eric S July 03, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Great adventure -- my players are having a lot of fun with it. BTW Nabulee's House map is off.
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Benoit D November 10, 2018 8:37 am UTC
I fixed Nabulee's House numbers. Sorry about the very long delay... I don't know why I wasn't receiving a notification when someone leaves a comment.
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Mark P March 01, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Is it just me or is the map of the third floor at Nabulee's all wrong? Every room on that floor is wrong in the map/description tie up.
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Ivana N November 08, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Has this been fixed?
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Benoit D November 08, 2018 2:55 am UTC
No... I just noticed this error because I hadn't recevied a notification of the first comment... I'll fix it this week...
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Benoit D November 10, 2018 8:36 am UTC
Now it's fixed :).
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Kenneth H January 10, 2018 11:44 pm UTC
@Benoit D: Is there a recommended way to print the maps in scale? So that the squares are 1" when pieced together. I tried inserting the image to MS Excel and printing from there, but they were still too small.
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Benoit D February 24, 2018 6:32 am UTC
Hi Kenneth

The grid has a 1" = 150 pixels per square scale. If you change the resolution to 150 dpi (instead of 300 dpi), you'll be able to print the maps and use them with mins.

Note that the maps weren't designed for this. They'll be a bit pixilized.

And sorry if it tookme so long to answer. The DM's Guild doesn't send me an email when people make comments...
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Jean marc C November 24, 2017 12:35 pm UTC
Bonjour, cette aventure sera t’elle disponible en français?
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Benoit D February 24, 2018 6:26 am UTC
Coucou Jean-Marc

Malheureusement non : (. Je n'écris pas assez bien en français pour la faire moi-même et la traduction coute trop chère...
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Benjamin H November 21, 2017 4:31 pm UTC
Knocked it out of the park again!
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Corey R October 19, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
The adventure pdf wont open gives the message "There was an error opening this document. there was a problem reading this document (14)." The DMs Companion and any other pdf I have opens and reads fine but the adventure one even in dropbox refuses to open and display.
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Benoit D October 19, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Hmmm, that's odd. I just downloaded the PDF and it works fine here :(. Maybe something happened during the download and the file is corrupt. Can you try downloading it again from the DM's Guild?

Are you downloading the PDF on a smart device or a computer?
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Benoit D October 19, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
I just tried again both on my computer (Windows 10) and on my crappy Android phone, and it works on both :(.
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Corey R October 19, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
I was downloading to my computer. DriveThruRPG was able to email an attachment that downloaded and worked! Unfortunately the majority of things brought up by a google search and a different pdf reader said the file was corrupted, couldnt even view in a browser, or on my phone. I hope that I was just a specialized case but maybe Jeff Montgomery, the guy that handled my report at DriveThruRPG, could give you more info than I could. Thanks for the fast reply and the adventure looks great from what I've read thus far.
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Benoit D October 19, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Computers work in mysterious ways :). I was happy to help. I hope you like the adventure!
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