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The Caverns of Chaos: Puzzles, Riddles, Tricks & Traps


Centuries ago, a powerful Dwarven Wizard became the king of his clan and used his abilities and intellect to expand his people’s kingdom. He crafted himself powerful magic items and his influence grew along with his kingdom's borders. But over time, the ravages of war drove him mad and as his power surged, his mind faded. Eventually, he went mad, abandoning his throne and his people and retreating into the mountains. Terrified of his past, he enchanted the path behind him with tricks and traps and riddles and puzzles to prevent his enemies from finding him. His story became a legend and then a myth. What became of the mad Dwarf King and his powerful relics? What stands between today’s adventures and those epic and ancient treasures? There’s only one way to find out...

The Caverns of Chaos is a fun and customizable D&D adventure module full of puzzles, riddles, tricks, and traps. Want even more puzzles?!? Check out our other puzzle-filled module: The Tomb of the Trickster God.

You can pick and choose puzzles to fit into your existing story. Or you can run this module as a modified dungeon crawl with 12 consecutive rooms of traps, tricks, and riddles all leading to the glorious conclusion and the deserved reward of magic items and treasure.

Suggestions for modifying or customizing the puzzles and traps are included throughout. The module also includes additional riddles to sprinkle through your campaign.

The Caverns of Chaos includes: 

  • Three adventure hooks for different parties, players, and classes.
  • A detailed campaign hook with additional riddles and instructions to create physical puzzles and tie the story into your campaign.
  • A Random Traps Table for adding traps and puzzles to other dungeons.
  • Suggestions for modifying the adventure to fit existing WotC storylines or your home campaign.
  • Original magic item rewards.
  • Original custom colour artwork of the Goblin Leg Gang playtest characters.

Can your adventuring party deal survive a cavern full of death traps? What treasure will you find at the end? What's in the suspiciously placed treasure chest? WHO KNOWS!

This one-shot adventure was thoroughly and 
hilariously playtested by multiple adventuring groups. Many thanks to: 
Jamie, Drew, Wendy, Rob, Travis, Nick, Sarah, Brad, Camille, and Brett.

Check out our other great DMs Guild titles:

Tomb of the Trickster God Murder in the Treetops The Fallen God Celestial Guardian Class

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Alexander K February 07, 2018 5:03 pm UTC
Thanks for such a great adventure!

There is a typo on page 3, "Thanks" section:
> Many thanks to tall the other DMs [...]
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Marshall W February 24, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
You're welcome! Glad you like it. (And thanks for the heads up. We'll be sure to punish those responsible...)
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Colin S March 16, 2018 4:50 am UTC
The people responsible for the mistake have been sacked.
The people responsible for sacking the people that made the mistake have been sacked too right?
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