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A Night of Masks and Monsters (A Requiem of Wings #1)

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An original one-shot adventure designed for 3-6 level 3 characters.

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Summary

In the city of Ibrido, locals enjoy a life of splendor and frivolity. Every week, a lavish party is held at the Castel di Maschera, hosted by the Marquis di Maschera, Prospero, who has a reputation for being a generous party-thrower and avid patron of the arts. Receiving an invitation to a Marquis di Maschera party is coveted, and those who enter his social circle never leave it.

But the Castel di Maschera holds many secrets. When a strange, hybrid creature — half bird, half man — is found brutally murdered in Ibrido’s city square, tattooed with the Marquis’s signature symbol of two masks, rumors have begun to spread throughout Ibrido that something more sinister may be occurring. 

Did a Marquis di Maschera party simply get out of hand, or does a real danger threaten the inhabitants of Ibrido?

Part 1 in the A REQUIEM OF WINGS series


About this adventure

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  • 2-4 hour session for 3-6 players

  • Play-tested material

  • Unique items and mechanics

  • Original maps

  • Scalable combat difficulty

  • Download comes with 24-page campaign guide, print version, printable cards, printable maps, and The War of Emberez lore supplement


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Paulina O November 07, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
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I ran this adventure as a birthday present to my partner and it was a hit! I even went as far as actually making the masquerade masks for everyone to wear (I wish I could comment with pictures). It was with 4 players at level 3. Very fun and engaging. The only problem I ran into was the wererat battle. It is immune to all non-magical weapon attacks and that was nearly all of my party, so most of them were getting frustrated as only the warlock of the group could do any magic. Buuuut, that can be easily adjusted (I just didn't realize it at the time :P).
All in all, it was a ton of fun and everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for the amazing module!
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Ashley W November 07, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Paulina! Thanks so much for sharing your experience! I'm so glad you all had fun. I LOVE that you made your own masks; you sound like an awesome DM! If you have any photos to share, I'm on Twitter @ashleynhwarren or you can email me (ashleywarrenwrites@gmail.com).

The wererat is a surprisingly hard battle! That immunity may be something I consider changing in the future, when this adventure is compiled into the full campaign. I'll definitely keep that in mind.

Thanks again! <3
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Sophi B October 15, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
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I just came across this adventure while looking for a halloween-adjacent one shot to run for my crew! I'm not the usual DM, and this will be my first time DMing anything, but I think this is the perfect one! Can't wait :D
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Ashley W October 15, 2018 11:01 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Sophi! I'm so glad to hear that! :) Quite a few new DMs have run this module as their first foray into DMing and have enjoyed it. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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Callie C September 28, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
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Any recommendations on how I might pace out the adventure a little? My group tends to like longer sessions, usually closer to 5 hours, and I'd love to run this for them but worry they might move through things too quickly.
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Ashley W October 15, 2018 11:02 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Callie! I'm SO sorry, I must have not gotten a notification for your comment! Were you able to run the game for your group? I'd be happy to still help you find ways to change the pacing if you are still interested. :)
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Suzann F July 30, 2018 11:30 pm UTC
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Hi! I'm preparing to run this adventure with a brand new group on Sunday, and I'm so excited! :) I do have a question about the Marquis's Cup game itself: how would you handle it if two or three players (or more) end up playing and putting themselves to sleep, in spite of any warnings? I just have this feeling that my group might be very into the whole fantasy drinking game thing, lol. I don't want to warn them off of it too hard, but I don't want super new players to end up out of commission for a long stretch of time and get bored, either. How long is the sleeping draught meant to last? Can it be dispelled?
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Ashley W August 01, 2018 12:12 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi Suzann! That's great! Hope you have fun. :) So what I recommend doing is using one of the NPCs, Eya Harisa, to intervene if they all choose to drink. That's partly what she is there for; her "trigger" is noticing that the whole player party intends to partake in the game. You can have her pull a player aside or even have her make an effort to wrest the cup from their hands (totally up to you for how to play that out. I think subtlety is best so it doesn't make a scene and draw Prospero's attention).

Or, you can have one of the NPC partygoers suddenly faint while holding a wine goblet so that the effects of the wine are somewhat obvious. If you go this route, you can make the animal mask of that NPC take over quickly. Essentially, this demonstrates that a) the wine is poisoned and b) it has consequences beyond just falling asleep.

The draught lasts for about two hours. It's intended to put people to sleep so the masks can take over faster but it's not the most potent poison....See more
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Nick M July 19, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
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Going to test this one out on Saturday! Is there a printer friendly version with just the text because otherwise this bad boy will eat my inkt.
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Ashley W July 19, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hey Nick! I'm in the process of making printer-friendly versions of all of my one-shots... let me see if I can put one together for you real quick. What's a good email address for you?
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Melanie H May 23, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
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I came across this while looking for one-shots. I have never DMed and was really just browsing in case I could one day be brave enough. On reading this, it has totally captured my imagination. It's right up my street and this has inspired me to take that step from player to DM - I can't wait to give it a try!
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Ashley W May 23, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Melanie! Your comment means so much to me! <3 I'm SO glad you're gearing up to DM — it's such a rewarding experience and I'm honored that you're beginning your journey with my module. Please let me know if you have any questions; my inbox is always open! ashleywarrenwrites@gmail.com
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Rachel H May 01, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
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I absolutely love this one shot. I can't wait to run my players through it. It has a very "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" feeling to it.
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Ashley W May 01, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
CREATOR
Thank you so much, Rachel! Hope you and your players have a great time! DOSAB was actually (loosely) my inspiration; I love stories about angels and demons. Kara and Akro were originally named Karou and Akiva as an homage to that series. But I tried to put my own spin on it. :) Enjoy!
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Rachel H May 01, 2018 8:50 pm UTC
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I also caught the homage to Edgar Allen Poe. ABSOLUTELY love it. XD
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Ashley W May 01, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
CREATOR
OMG you are a reader after my own heart! <3 It's always great sharing literary geekiness with others!
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Rachel H May 02, 2018 3:08 am UTC
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So true Girl!!!
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Cauê C March 27, 2018 12:32 am UTC
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Does this fit a Ravenloft campaing?
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Ashley W March 28, 2018 3:30 am UTC
CREATOR
You certainly could fit it in! I think the setting is easily adaptable to Barovia (although it's more Italian than Slavic; my other one-shot is more Slavic-inspired, if that matters much to you). You could swap out many of the NPCs for those you would find in Ravenloft. I always try to write modules that can be placed into any existing campaign. :)
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Cauê C April 06, 2018 12:10 am UTC
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Thanks Ash. I play old school Ravenloft. Will adapt this to my southern gothic campaign! Will let you know afterwards how it went!
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Ashley W April 06, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
CREATOR
Sounds great! :) And please do, I'd love to hear.
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