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Dark Sorceries - A 5E Solo Adventure

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All conversation abruptly stops as the door to the inn crashes open. A cloaked figure staggers into the room, falling to his knees. The stranger looks human, though his cowl is pulled low, hiding his features from sight. His clothes are covered in frost and fresh snow.

“P-please… h-help… m-me...,” a strangled voice pleads from under the hood. Pain and desperation are evident in the man’s voice.

What do you do?

If you are looking for a thrilling adventure set in the Forgotten Realms, look no further! Dark Sorceries is a 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Solo Adventure, inspired by Paul Bimler’s “The Death Knight’s Squire” and is the first chapter in the Heroes of Faerun: Shadowborne campaign (a series of custom adventures designed for solo play). This adventure takes 2-4 hours to play, and is designed to take a 2nd-level character all the way to 3rd-level. While this adventure is designed for solo play, it can be easily tailored to work with any gaming group.

Dark Sorceries reads like a “choose your own adventure” book, where choices are presented to the player, and the player chooses a response from among those choices to progress through the story.

The adventure is written with a gripping and dramatic narrative, combining a multitude of different responses that will impact NPC attitudes and outcomes in the story. You will fight monsters, you will create allies, and you will come face to face with creatures birthed from dark sorcery.

You will need the 5E Basic Rules (PHB and DMG recommended) in order to play, a printer or a virtual tabletop for displaying the hand-drawn maps, and tokens or minis to help keep track of the tactical combat encounters.

So grab some snacks, put on your favorite adventuring music, and dive in! Adventurers needed, Dungeon Masters not required!



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Abel T September 17, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
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The second chapter to the campaign, Into Kryptgarden Forest, is now live! Check it out at https://www.dmsguild.com/product/252652/Into-Kryptgarden-Forest--A-5E-Solo-Adventure
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Shayne H July 22, 2018 9:13 am UTC
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G'day... Am in the middle of this adventure and enjoying it so far. Just one issue I have noticed, during the combat re: the tavern and Xefna, the tactics for Davian say "The halfling bard will yelp and run for cover (using the Disengage action when necessary), attempting to keep himself distanced from any targets that close to melee range"...... This tactic doesn't make sense to me as the disengage action only prevents opportunity attacks and will not prevent the bandit from following him and attacking. So Davian would end up just running around the room getting attacked until dead...... I am new at this and my interpretation could be wrong so apologize in advance if I am incorrect?
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Harold O July 27, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
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We just replayed this, so it's fresh in my memory: the half-ghoul focuses its attacks on you ("ignores the villagers until you are dead"). So it wouldn't chase Davian once the halfling disengages.
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Harold O July 27, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
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HA! I apologize for this - I was thinking of the FIRST encounter in the Inn, not the second. You're right; in the second fight, the bandit with the club will chase after Davian...until Davian and/or you defeat him. At that point, Davian's tactic becomes a lot more effective to assist the two other combatants (or several, if you're running the module in group play). Note, too, that Davian can disengage and move so that the club bandit may have to move adjacent to an ally to get to him, so that opportunity attacks can finish off the bandit faster.
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Abel T August 14, 2018 1:49 am UTC
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Hi Shayne, Harold is absolutely right. Davian would likely run towards another hero and avoid an attack by the taking cover near an ally. Hope this clears things up! I'm glad you are enjoying the adventure!
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Christopher B July 01, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
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Hi Abel! Enjoyed my first Solo module in years! Like Steven G, I'm wondering if you have an ETA on Chapter 2? Thanks again!
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Abel T August 14, 2018 1:43 am UTC
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Thanks so much, Christopher! I appreciate the feedback. I apologize for the time it has taken me to respond. I am in the process of completing the next chapter, but it is nearly finished and currently in the editing stages.
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Abel T September 17, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
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Hi Christopher,

Just wanted to give you an update and let you know that the second chapter to the campaign, Into Kryptgarden Forest, is now live! Check it out at https://www.dmsguild.com/product/252652/Into-Kryptgarden-Forest--A-5E-Solo-Adventure

Thank you!
Abel
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Steven G June 28, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Hey Abel! My friend and I really Enjoyed part 1!! We were wondering if you had a general idea of when chapter two might be completed, if you need adventure testers, anything we can do to help it along? We really want to get into the next installment of this gripping story!

GREAT Narrations!
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Abel T August 14, 2018 1:44 am UTC
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Thanks, Steven! I am really glad you enjoyed the adventure! I'm currently working on revising Chapter 2, and should have it released before too much longer.
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Abel T September 17, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Steven,

Just wanted to give you an update and let you know that the second chapter to the campaign, Into Kryptgarden Forest, is now live! Check it out at https://www.dmsguild.com/product/252652/Into-Kryptgarden-Forest--A-5E-Solo-Adventure

Let me know what you think!
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Abel T March 07, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
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I appreciate all of the feedback, everyone, and I am taking it into account while finishing up chapter two, Into Kryptgarden Forest. The second solo adventure is coming along nicely, and should be ready to release by the end of this month. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing what you all think of the next chapter!
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Harold O July 27, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
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I think I speak for everyone when I say that we're looking forward to it!
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Steel B March 03, 2018 9:29 am UTC
Does this come with separate map files that I could load into Fantasy Grounds?
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Abel T March 04, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
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Hi Steel! Yes, it does come with a separate file of hi-res maps that you can easily load into any virtual tabletop.
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5E Solo G December 07, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
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Hey Abel, how you going! Flattered that you've used my adventure as inspiration, and it looks great. I've put a link to it on my 5e Solo Adventures page on Facebook so that might generate a few sales for you. As soon as I've finished the millionth edit of "Tyrant of Zhentil Keep" (my new solo, due out next week!) I'm going to buy this and play through. Well done, and from the little snippet you've provided, the writing looks solid. All the best.

Paul B.
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Abel T December 12, 2017 1:18 am UTC
CREATOR
Thanks so much, Paul! Looking forward to your next solo adventure!

Abel
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