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"Another interesting one-shot is 'The Boneyard' by Adam Hancock. Instead of collecting adventurers together for the first time, 'The Boneyard' assumes that the players are members of an old adventuring party that re-unite once a year to remember a fallen friend. However, the graveyard that their friend is buried in was damaged in an earthquake, and now the dead are returning as zombies for an unknown reason. Players have to find the cause of the recent undead outbreak, and possibly confront their fallen friend in the first place."

Mallory Dowd

"The Boneyard is a great adventure for low level parties, especially with new DMs. It has mystery, and is well-written and easy to follow. In addition to that, it delivers on its promise of flavorful and interwoven storylines, leaving the narrative open for exploration and play beyond what is presented...."


Valos was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the priest, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Even you’ve signed it. Yes, Old Valos was as dead as a door-nail….

The Boneyard is a 3- to 4-hour adventure for characters levels 1st to 4th. It features a flavorful setting, memorable roleplaying, oddball and depraved NPCs, interwoven storylines, and macabre combat encounters! The adventure also includes 3 new NPC stat blocks.

When darkness falls and the iron gates close behind you, the dead come out to play!

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Monty P October 12, 2019 2:50 am UTC
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Storyline issue: the PCs supposedly have been coming to this graveyard for more than one year, and Drel has tended it for decades, yet in the intro, he distrusts these "strangers"(p3). Simple modification that he finds any excuse he can to make anyone go away, even "regulars."
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Monty P September 30, 2019 6:03 pm UTC
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When I opened this using Adobe Acrobat, on page 4 the last line for the "Zombies" random encounter is off the page. Appears to be 2 lines (If...)

Two recommendations: incorporate suggestions for a map (even if a simple line "draw for your players a small graveyard with a mausoleum, temple outside the fence..") to give players more of a feel for freedom of where to go, and change the "Redbrand Ruffian" to something from the Monster Manual as not everyone may have the "Lost Mines" starter set adventure.

Otherwise, looks great and I look forward to running this!
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Price E April 09, 2019 2:37 am UTC
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Any suggestions for running the game for higher level characters? Say Tier 3?
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Adam H April 09, 2019 3:41 am UTC
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That would require a lot of work. Instead, I recommend "The Dead Wedding" for a similarly themed adventure at that level.
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Lee Z November 21, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
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Anyone have any pointers/suggestions for a (battle) map to use for this? Any links/thoughts would be appreciated!
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Adam H November 21, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
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When I was playtesting it, I used these Paizo products:

https://paizo.com/products/btpy8oyy?GameMastery-Map-Pack-Graveyard

https://paizo.com/products/btpy8oug?GameMastery-FlipMat-Necropolis
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Joel T November 16, 2018 5:00 am UTC
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Why is the text all garbled on my download?
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Adam H November 16, 2018 5:04 am UTC
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Hi, Joel. Sorry the download didn't work. I just did a test download on my laptop and everything looks fine here. I'll ask technical support to look into it.
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Adam H November 16, 2018 7:16 am UTC
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Technical support got back to me and said they see no problem on their end. They asked that you contact them directly by clicking on the 'Contact Us' button in the lower left corner.
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