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"The writing, the artwork and the overall feeling of this adventure is absolute triple A quality!" - Mr. Tarrasque

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Riches beyond imagination await!

Buried decades ago, the great treasure of the notorious Captain Jadescale is waiting at the Mistcliff.

Though the exact location of the treasure is unknown, it’s said that the owner of the Shore of Dreams has clues about the location, although nothing is ever that straightforward when it comes to treasure.

Can you unearth the secrets of the treasure of Captain Jadescale or will you be undone by its mystery?

A Dungeons & Dragons adventure for characters of level 5 to 7.

This 3 - 6 hours adventure features:

• 18 pages full with social encounters, dungeon crawling, puzzles and a hint of mystery
• custom art and handouts* for your players
• custom map with a DM and a player version*
• new monsters, npcs & magic items

From our playtesters:
"It's very atmospheric, and a breath of fresh air amongst a lot of clones."
"This module was a nice change of pace from the usual fare."
"The story kept my group guessing right up until the end."

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From our reviewers:

"Worth every penny. Probably worth five times every penny. Buy it. Read it. Run it." - Travis L.
"Highly recommended!" - Richard M.
"Although, in general, this product is ONE OF THE BEST adventures I’ve ever read. Every DM should try it." - The DM's Tavern
"Recommended!" - Teos A.
"Ovnerall, Shore of Dreams is an excellent adventure." - The Kind DM
"[...] A good adventure, and I appreciate that there are some good opportunities here for both role-playing and combat." - The Rambling Roleplayer
"An amazing adventure!"- DM Dango
"[...] This is a magnificent product for any Dungeon Master that wants to add some extra “flavor” to their campaign [...]" - Aurican's Lair
"[...] This adventure is what I could call the Gold Standard in writing quality, layout design, and artistic aesthetics. [...]" - Death By Mage
"You see all these reviews, speaking of greatness and golden standards? They are all true. No need to add anything more." - Jason B.
"[...] I highly recommend this module to anyone who enjoys one-shots [...]" - Adam D.
"[...] Definitely worth the $3 for any DM to have in their back pocket." - Curt S.
"[...] I love this adventure [...]" - Adam C.
"[...] I cant wait to run it again. [...]" - Steven W.
"[...]  a fantastic excercise in roleplaying and [...] combat." - Jay B.
"[...] It was really fun, nice story line for oneshot, with great characters. [...]" - Kate S.
"[...] My players fully enjoyed the villain as well as the asian theme. [...]" - Justin H.
"[...] This was a single session adventure for my group, and everyone loved it." - Bryan H.
"[...] The NPCs are well rounded and lively, the plot is intriguing and engaging and the setting is adorable and unique. Probably the best adventure module I ever bought." - Alyssa B.
"[...] a fun and interesting side story that would is great in a larger campaign.." - Zian W.
"I loved this adventure! [...]" - Jessica S.
"An amazing adventure that you should definitely pick up. Totally recommended!!" - Stratos F.
"[...] Seriously one of my best purchases on the DMsGuild. THIS is the kind of content that needs to be released in official publications. Well done!Taron P.
"This is probably one of the best products available on the dmsguild. [...]." - Kale M.
"[...] It was my first time as a DM. We had a lot of fun.  [...]." - Daniel W.
"[...] This truly is a beautiful looking and beautifully crafted adventure full of stories, some true, some not, but all exciting, entertaining and accessible. [...]" - Curse of Sebs
"New DM here and I really enjoyed running this adventure. Lots of good story material while still allowing enough ambiguity for the ending to feel natural. [...]" - Lilith T.P.
"Without a doubt the best thing I've bought on DM Guild. This is exactly the kind of fun "side-quest" stuff that I like to plop into my adventures when it fits [...]" - Alan M.
"[...] Awesome little threads to follow. Would definitely run it again. Art was beautiful, enemies and stat blocks were easy to read and worked well [...]" - Evan L.
"[...] There is a huge variety of things to do (RP, combat, skills, intrigue, puzzles) and everyone had a chance to shine [...]" - Finlay L.
"[...] It was a good adventure with interesting setting. [...]" - Everett S. <br/ >"One of the best third party modules I've ever run! So many cool tricks in the 'dungeon' portion, so many interesting and memorable encounters, and I LOVED playing the main NPC, she was a blast! [...]" - Lindy B.
"[...] In addition to the wonderful adventure itself, it has so much polish: the full-color maps are beautiful and the paper minis really bring the characters to life. [...]" - Joonas K.

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Steve C February 13, 2021 5:25 pm UTC
Hi, this was a great adventure, and I've run it twice now. Is it ok for me to share my map from Yokotoro, and map of the Inn?
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Florian E February 13, 2021 5:35 pm UTC
I do not know if it is okay to share such products in the comment section so I would discourage to do it here, but only to be on the safe side. Having said that, I have no qualms you sharing it on social media :). It is always great to see what fans come up with!
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Andrew F February 03, 2021 9:06 pm UTC
Hi, I'm planning on running this adventure soon but I am finding the impatient triton event a little confusing. As the party will have already encountered the tempest beast previously below the cliffs at the temple entrance, is there another tempest beast, and if not what was the point in Pisca opening the bar to area T6?
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Florian E February 03, 2021 9:19 pm UTC
Hey there Andrew,

first of all thank you for your purchase and thank you for reaching out. "The Impatient Triton" event is just in case you elect for one specific person to go ahead, which would change the dungeon a bit. You can elect to completely forgo "The Impatient Triton" event if you want to. The tempest beast encountered while climbing down is not the Tempest Beast found within room T6 (as this one is a mother with her two offspring). T6 leads to another location at the island, though not the coast. Sorry for the confusion.
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GRIFFIN O September 22, 2020 5:40 am UTC
I purchased this module at the beginning of this year and I've gotten a lot of great mileage out of it with Foundry VTT. I have run it three times and should soon run it a fourth. There is a lot of excellent material here and my groups have gone a different route with every adventure!

With how I've been running this adventure, you can easily get three sessions out of this material especially if your players lean into RP and the DM is not afraid to go a bit beyond strictly what is written in the original text. I think 15+ hours of playtime is definitely possible. My groups have generally gotten to the first two rooms of the dungeon by about 4-5 hours.

I love the high quality artwork included with the module. I have bought some of this author's other work on DMsGuild and will likely do so again for their future projects just for it. I ran this once with a traditional setup and my players were impressed at the included trash mob minis, too. All of the main NPCs have excellent setups, especially...See more
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Florian E September 22, 2020 6:37 am UTC
Hey there Griffin,

thank you for your wonderful comment and getting Shore of Dreams. I'm going to address some of SPOILER comments, so you know what thoughts went into the production of Shore of Dreams and the points you addressed in particular.

* * * S P O I L E R S * * *
- to not include a tavern battle map was a hard call. Shore already went (a bit) over budget by going full art. As you aptly pointed out, there are enough third party maps to dub as a tavern and the design is of the tavern is not very hard to run as theatre of the mind. So when we faced the tough decision to either do one or the other, we went with the Temple
- I'm going to put the last two items into one reply as they somehow belong together. Everything T3 and beyond is optional, playtests showed that most of the time the adventure ended with apprehending the villain and few actually dared to go in further. In addition we also added the possibility that a certain villain already solved the puzzle and got...See more
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Everett S August 27, 2020 2:42 pm UTC
Fun adventure that you can put into your campaign. Good 1-2 session length (not a long adventure).
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Florian E August 27, 2020 3:25 pm UTC
Thank you for your kind words (and your review :)). Yes, this is a brief adventure by design, as we wanted it to easily be filled in, or played as a single one shot if you need to :). Glad you had fun!
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Michael C June 15, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
good mod a good intro to a part of forgotten realms that we have not seen since adnd 2 kara tur
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Florian E June 15, 2020 8:34 pm UTC
Thank you!
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Michael C June 15, 2020 8:55 pm UTC
you are welcome wish you would do a campaign guide so many of us can dm oriental adventures
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Ben S June 08, 2020 10:02 pm UTC
I have run this adventure several times. It is wonderful in setting, story, and mechanics.
I'm looking to transfer it to Roll20 for my social distancing group.
I am struggling with getting the images and maps to transfer to the Roll20.
Any tips?
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Florian E June 09, 2020 8:17 am UTC
Hey Ben,

thanks for your purchase. Unfortunately I am not that well versed in Roll20 myself. Since you did not specify on what you are struggling (i.e. do you convert the PDF to image files? The Maps now also come as high res image files. OR do you struggle to put the files into Roll20 itself), it is hard to give advice...
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Ben S June 11, 2020 6:17 pm UTC
Sorry for the vagueness and thank you for the response.
Specifically, I have the PDF and am looking to import the amazing maps, and scene/ character images into the roll20. So that I can play on the maps and reveal the art to my players.
I will have to look for those high res image files.
Thank you for the awesome product and hours of engaging gameplay.
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Florian E June 11, 2020 6:27 pm UTC
Hey Ben,

thank you for clarifying. The maps are in a special .zip container. The art, I unfortunately can't share raw and only as PDF. Though there are probably some tools to convert those.

Some of the art has been shared by the artist, you can find them here:
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Nick S May 17, 2020 10:52 pm UTC
I am running this soon, so these comments are based on my prep. I wish there was an ink-friendly version for printing, and I got a little lost with how the adventure is organized. I wish it was clearly set up around the drugging. For example, I wish there was a section around If the characters fall asleep, and a section for if they did not. Right now, both outcomes are jumbled together.
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Florian E May 18, 2020 7:13 am UTC
Hey there, thank you for your comment. To your questions

1] The team actually looked into a nice print friendly version, but it never worked out with a clean layout. So we focused all our energies on the Print on Demand version and adding tokens etc. to this

2] While this was under consideration, the text within AFTERSHOW is miniscule and playtesters actually voted for folding both outcomes together. Though having said this, I think your solution have merits, too.

Thanks though for giving feedback, these comments are still invalueble to me. With your diligent prep, I dearly hope you have a blast of a time running this!
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Thiago L April 06, 2020 5:37 am UTC
Does anyone knows the map scale for Roll20?
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Florian E April 06, 2020 7:57 am UTC

thanks for reaching out. I am in no way a pro when it comes to Roll20 (and i guess in this time we have some influx in players migrating there). According to this page you should be able to set the cell width at 38 px (I checked the cell width for the map myself).

Let me know if that did the trick for you!
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Chuck W April 06, 2020 8:32 am UTC
That's not correct. It's 70px by default. The grid size and the map size are completely adjustable though. I don't recommend making maps to 100% scale in roll20 because the performance is terrible. I'd rather have a map that's a little stretched than deal with constant scroll and zoom lag. So, my advice for anyone making roll20 maps is to keep it under 1080.
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Florian E April 06, 2020 9:25 am UTC
Oh, I was not talking about the default.The grid size of the map bundled with the Shore of Dreams module is 38px, and thus I recommended setting the grid size to 38px. Though I'll admit, maybe I am still missing something and not correctfully understanding your comment, you seem to be much more savvy than I am when it comes to Roll20.
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Florian E April 06, 2020 12:50 pm UTC
So i just was in Roll20 to check myself, with my described settings of the page; but essentialy set the dimensions of the map in toll 20 to the dimensions of the provided map and set the size of the grid to 38 pixels. It really worked great with minor adjustments on my side. Also you might look into this

Hope this helps, have fun playing on Roll20
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Rob L January 21, 2020 3:32 pm UTC
*BEWARE: For anyone wanting to play this as a PC and not as a DM, there's some slight spoilers below.

Hi Florian, awesome work on this module! I'm about to run this as a one shot this weekend (gonna be my second attempt ever at DM'ing, pretty excited/nervous). I had my players roll a d20 days in advance for the curtain call event, and it ends up that one of them will notice Scorch 'doing the thing as described in the module'.

I was wondering if you have any tips on how to get the players to eat the food in this instance. Obviously them NOT eating it is also a viable option, but I'm worried that with Murasa giving them a warning the night before and me describing the cook putting some dust on the food, the whole party will become incredibly suspicious despite the fact that they're distracted.

I was thinking about making the food a 'Heroes Feast' to imply some (fake) buffs when eating it, or perhaps saying that not eating anything would grant them a level of exhaustion the...See more
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Florian E January 21, 2020 3:46 pm UTC
Hey there Rob,

thank you for reaching out. Don't worry about your PCs noticing, in that regard the [Aftershow] event will go in full effect and let a certain overseer step in so that a certain tavern owner can get to where she needs to get. There is also merit in them putting everything to an end at a certain tavern ;) and still need to explore a certain location to find certain missing people, Murasa would surely be glad and than there might be curiosity. So don't search ways to negate their rolls, rather celebrate that they did so and let the player have their moment and shine! There is still enough adventure to go around... Also remember a certain cook is already acting suspicious, so they might not put two and two together until the overseer steps and and probably will want to talk about the safety regulations of kitches in the Forgotten Realms; Restaurant Health Inspection: The Adventure ;).

If you don't want the party be too suspicious tell the player in private in advance or slip...See more
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GRIFFIN O January 02, 2020 2:03 am UTC
I'm interested in running this one-shot, would anyone recommend this for a group of brand new players?
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Florian E January 02, 2020 5:15 am UTC
Hey Griffin,

sorry for the late reply and thanks for your purchase. I would say it depends as Room T4. can be taxing to new players, as it throws a lot towards and some players might be overtaxed. With that said, I might be overly cautious on this side, but nobody wants to end their first session with rolling a new character... again.

With that said I at least recommend an average party level of 6 or 7, if you want to be on the safe side.
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Will C October 16, 2019 10:12 pm UTC
I just got the package in the mail with my print version and I'm disappointed at the lack of printed maps and handouts. Looking at the asterisk before I purchased, I believed it was indicating that the maps were included if you purchased the digital AND PDF, not that the maps were only included AS PDFs. This wording needs to be made more clear.

Still, looking forward to running this as a one-shot with coworkers in the near future, but I'm going to have to get the maps and handouts printed up separately.
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Florian E October 16, 2019 10:39 pm UTC
Hello Will,

thank you for your comment. While I would have loved to offer those as print-outs that are sent to you, this is unfortunately not how the print on demand program works. While I thought that the wording was not elusive, I also have no intention to accidently deceive anyone. I made the wording a little bit clearer and hope you can apologize this unintended mistake.

Hope you still going are having a wonderful blast!

- Florian

P.S.: The benefit of not having those hand out, are that we could UPDATE the print-outs, as I did with the new Pisca hand out, that was not originally part of the product :).
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VV V August 25, 2019 7:14 pm UTC
Ran the adventure in a totally different setting (a Hungarian fantasy rpg developed in the 90s), it still worked perfectly and my party had loads of fun. Actually they even continued exploring Yokotoro and its surroundings, as Shore of Dreams was good base to expand our game to further adventures. Good job, thank you!
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Florian E August 25, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
Thank you very, very much for the praise!
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James C August 01, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
Have you any plans to implement this into Fantasy Grounds?
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Florian E August 02, 2019 6:12 am UTC
Hey James,

thanks for your purchase & outreach to us. While there are curretnly no active plans to do a full on conversion, this is something that still gets discussed within our realm ;). However , we included the VTT material, so people will have an easy time to use it on any service (including Fantasy Grounds) of their choosing in the meantime!
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jonathon R July 07, 2019 3:48 pm UTC
This was great ran this last week and everyone loved it just two things missing a fake map handout and a map of the island of yakotoro then it would have been perfect
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Florian E July 07, 2019 6:09 pm UTC
Hey there Jonathan; thank you for your comment. While we acknowledge that a map of the town would have been dreamy ;), the hand out for a fake map did not come up during the playtests or the other reports we are getting :). Though we understand this would have been something nice to show to players.

Our decision against a map of Yokotoro was an internal discussion about wanting to have a lot of versions of Yokotoro that were right for each and every player.

However with our newly announced Warriors of Sehanine and the free to grab (or to donate) Serving the Squash we learned from past mistakes and you will find approriate location maps and hope you can forgive us with Shore of Dreams and hope you had fun with the abundance of TrashMobMinis that hopefully slayed your party with cuteness and style!
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jonathon R August 17, 2019 11:57 pm UTC
Thank you for the reply and the msg, appreciate it and will be having a look at the other stuff you got keep it up
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Marc S April 04, 2019 3:43 pm UTC
Hi, read through the adventure. Looks awsome! Great work!
Any tipps to scale it up for three lvl 11 players?
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Florian E April 04, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Hey Marc,

first of all thank you for purchasing Shore of Dreams. You are wonderful. I must admit, this is a tough one, as you have a party roughly five level over what I think is the sweet spot, but also you have one body less.

With that, I think you should always be wary and make quick changes on the fly.

1] I think you can safely approach the adventure with APL 8 or 9 in mind, so you migitate for one player less.
2] Action economy will be a crucial factor, with that in mind I don't suggest any changes to room T4.
3] Just change the main cast & the Tempest Beast. The Tempest Beast and a certain martial arts expert are straightforward to convert using the DMG.
4] When upgrading the main villain, choose thematic spells that give her an edge in deceipt and let her try to prey on a weak party, though again, don't go over board, you want to challenge them, not outright kill them off.
5] As I suggested below in Lisa's question, if you want to add a...See more
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Marc S April 04, 2019 8:30 pm UTC
Thank you for your respons. Is exactly what i looked for. I love the setting and i'm sure with some changes it will be also a blast for lvl 11 players.
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Florian E April 04, 2019 8:34 pm UTC
I hope there will be a tale of wonderful persons enjoying themselves to tell!
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Lisa S February 19, 2019 11:19 pm UTC
Hi, I brought this one shot but never been a DM before, I have two players can this be modified instead of the recommend 4 player game you suggest and if so how. Thanks
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Florian E February 20, 2019 7:29 am UTC
Hey Lisa,

thank you for reaching out, while it will be hard to scale things that way back, like everything D&D it is not impossible. We recommend roughly the following remedies.

Scale down the enemies as every enemy assumes roughly four party members, even those found in the Monster Manual. There is a whole section in the Dungeon Master's Guide about that, so give this a stern look. For example for the Guards don't use the suggested Veteran but the actual guard statblock found in the Monster Manual

Since this module is done in two parts, you can try things out in the combat encounter at the first part and get a feeling.

The second part would be a bit trickier, especially in room T4. So be very merciful.

Another cool way to bring the party to the more or less required four persons would be having the prisoners go along with your party and you can quickly whip out an additional character sheet per character. Ranger and Babarian would be the two...See more
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Lisa S February 20, 2019 12:38 pm UTC
Thanks that’s been really helpful
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Florian E February 20, 2019 1:29 pm UTC
Happy to help, hopefully your players will have a blast, but we have a feeling that with your level of dedication and you going all out on preparation, you will ace this and make for a wonderful experience on the table.
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