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Danger In A Midwinter Wonderland: A Christmas One-Shot

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Adventure to the Noel Isles to save the Winter's Father from the clutches of the nefarious Krampus!

Danger in Midwinter Wonderland is a single session Christmas adventure suitable for a party of 3-5 players of 4th or 5th level but is best with 4 5th level players. It is easy to play as a one-shot adventure with new characters or to place into an already existing campaign.

This adventure also includes Christmas themed magic items like the Exploding Midwinter Crackers and has stats for a number of new monsters including the fearsome Snoman and the deadly Krampus. 

Everyone has heard of the festival of Midwinter, the great Winter's Father and his dutiful Toy Makers. They are the core of the Midwinter celebrations and there is no better place to visit than the Noel Isles and see the Winter's Father in person during these celebrations. Each year the Toy Makers decorate the Isles with such splendour that it can only be fully appreciated in person.

But this year something foul is afoot, the Winter's Father is missing and the Noel Isles are too quiet. Something is definitely wrong but you're not quite sure what. All you know is that you sense Danger, in this Midwinter Wonderland.


Update 2. The addition of a map of the Noel Ises. Formatting improvements. Design improvements. 

Update 1.1 - Correction of spelling and grammatical errors.

 
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Demetrio F December 09, 2021 7:02 pm UTC
Really want to buy this one, does it include maps by any chance?
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Asa W December 12, 2021 10:04 pm UTC
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Hi Demetrio, unfortunately there are no battle maps but the locations where combat takes place are simple enough that theatre of the mind works great but equally custom battle maps shouldn't take long to put together.
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Peter B January 02, 2021 10:29 pm UTC
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Bought this for one of my players for him to run as his fist time DM'ing.

The story is good, and can easily be adapted to fit different groups and it's not hard to pull the players in.

Most encounters are good IMO. The toymakers are not much of a threat and fun to mow down, we ended up thinking of them as the purple minions, as they were played very "feral"
The snoman was a good challenge that included a toymaker turning mid battle.
The orcs were not much of a threat but can still take a bit of the party's power away before the big fight which was great.

The final fight however seems very mismatched, especially if run by an inexperienced DM. Cone of cold took out half the party instantly and with the krampus constant radiating cold damage and triple attacks coupled with limited healing capabilities at 5th lvl with no cleric in the party of 4 ppl, a TPK was inevitable.

The cone of cold is definitely within the theme of the adventure...See more
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Christopher D December 27, 2020 6:04 am UTC
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Just ran this. It was fun overall, my advice after running it would be to probably summarize the read aloud text, and to adjust some encounters. I ran this for 5 level 5 pcs. The Turned Toy Makers almost never landed an attack, the Snoman proved a formidable opponent but they beat it, and then took a long rest. The orcs only damaged one character, and the end fight was a tpk. I'd suggest balancing the encounters accordingly with this info.
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Courtney D December 27, 2020 10:10 pm UTC
Hey! Did you have a bad spread of classes amongst the party? I just ran this for a group of 6 and didn't have as much bother. :)
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john G December 18, 2020 5:09 pm UTC
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Needs a printer friendly version!
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Andrew R December 14, 2020 1:22 am UTC
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I just bought this and read through the scenario and am working out all the logistics for a playthrough. As a fairly new DM, I just wanted to know how a group of 4 or even 5 players at level 5 are supposed to beat the Krampus and the Warlock of Krampus, let alone at the same time. Any help would be great.
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Courtney D December 27, 2020 10:09 pm UTC
Hi! I've just finished running this for a group of my friends - there were 6 of us at 5th level but they managed ok to beat Krampus and the warlock at the same time. But we did get some lucky rolls I'm sure and had a good party balance. Feel free to give me a shout if you need any help balancing!
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Fennella M December 07, 2020 7:48 pm UTC
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Hello! Really excited by this! How many hours-ish does this run? We usually play 3ish, but could go to 4, or wondering if I should put it over 2 weeks?
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Asa W December 09, 2020 3:25 pm UTC
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Hi Fennella,

You could probably finish it in 4 depending on how long your party look around at the start. The encounter in the woods is randomly generated so is skippable if you're running short on time.

Hope this helps. Enjoy playing!
Asa
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Ross W November 27, 2020 2:48 pm UTC
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Had anyone created or found battle maps for this adventure yet? Running this tomorrow with my family on line.
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Anthony G December 29, 2019 9:12 pm UTC
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Is there an intended solution to the Silent Knight, Holy Knight puzzle? I'm terrible at solving puzzles LOL
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Asa W January 26, 2020 6:33 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Anthony,
The solution for the puzzle is in the section of the adventure titled 'Silent Knight, Holy Knight Puzzle'. To solve the puzzle the players must light all the sconces in the room. Hope that helps.
Asa
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Diego B December 10, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
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Hello, do you have maps for the, town, forest and tower ? I'm really bad at drawing maps
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Asa W December 28, 2019 10:35 am UTC
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Hi Diego, apologies for the delayed reply unfortunately I don't have maps for those locations as I am also terrible at drawing maps. I decided to exclude any as well to make the exact layout of these areas up for interpretation for each DM. Thanks. Asa.
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Mario R December 04, 2019 4:33 pm UTC
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Its a good one shot for this season, i will run it next friday with my group, the only con i see is that there is not printer friendly just saying
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Asa W December 28, 2019 10:35 am UTC
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Hi Mario, Hope your group enjoyed the one-shot. Thank you for your feedback, I will hopefully be able to include a printer friendly version in the future. Asa
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