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

We are ADAMANTINE Bestseller, thanks to you! The PDF & Print+PDF Bundle gets exclusive paper miniatures from TRASH MOB MINIS! PISCA AHLORSATH, LARISSA TEMERITY, THE TEMPEST BEAST, MURASA SEPRET & BREENA 'SCORCH' SIZZLEPOCK come with this adventure!*


More Trash Mob Minis can be found here.

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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"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.
"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.
"Great module, wonderful art and descriptions, the paper minis are awesone! [...]" - Jeremy G.

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Taylor B October 15, 2021 3:32 pm UTC
Hey Florian I am planning on running this module for my wife and two others in my homebrewed world. They are all very new to playing dnd (my wife sitting in on sessions I have ran/played in AND watching CR w/ me and a friend playing a bit of pathfinder). That being said I want to accomplish this in one session of 3/4 hrs. Of the recommendation of levels 5 - 7, what would be a good level to keep them at as I help them build characters and what would be the best route for getting to the temple and getting the main beats of the adventure accomplished in that context? Thanks a lot!
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Florian E October 15, 2021 5:02 pm UTC
Hey there Taylor,

thank you for reaching out. Personally I think the best way is for them having a good time is having them at Lv 7+, after all there is no fun to be had with introducing new players with a TPK if they are woefully underleveled. As for the the later delving, make sure they can survive T4, as this trap designeed to slightly overwhelm the players and in the heat of the action they can get overwhelmed.

It is always good to remember that you get together to have fun as DM & players alike.

You might want to skip the dungeon part alltogether and have this for a potential follow up session and leave with the cliffhanger of the party learning something crucial, so you have some easy fights and witrh them testing the water and lots of chances to RP :).

As a bonus, this creator has some nice buildings on the sister site drivethrurpg, they might mesh well with the miniatures provided by Trashmobminis.
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Michael S August 22, 2021 2:06 am UTC
This was a fantastically fun module. I turned it into a little mini-arc one shot that took about 5 sessions. I just loved the scenery and wanted the characters to bask in it for a little while before being swept away by the twist and dungeon crawl.
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Florian E August 22, 2021 4:46 am UTC
Thank you for sharing all the fun you had!
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Cassidy F July 22, 2021 10:20 pm UTC
Currently preparing to run this and really looking forward to it! I have two questions that I'd love an answer to if possible :)

1. If the players take the potion from Marusa and use it as directed, how are we intended to make up for the big loss of the fun drugging scene? The fact the potion confers advantage on poison saves seems irrelevant if the poison in question automatically grants immunity from falling unconscious. I feel like I'm missing something as this, coupled with the wisdom saves against distraction and the opportunities to catch Scorch doing the deed, mean that it's extremely unlikely that my players will fall unconscious. I know I could cheese it a bit so it's more likely to happen but wanted to check your intentions first, I'm sorry if I've misunderstood something! Do you suggest that they witness somebody else falling unconscious or something like that if it doesn't work?

2. Do you have a plain text version of the adventure? I use assistive technology to help me read...See more
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Florian E July 23, 2021 4:09 am UTC
Hey there Cassidy,

First of all, thank you for reaching out!

1] Well there is now fun in trusting Murasa and getting the better of the villains, though a lot of groups are starting to doubt everyone, Murasa included, at least from the lots of groups we heard back. The advantage on poison saves is a small addition in case they take the offered potion but do not drink it. If they happen to take the potion isn't them sitting sly on the table of the Shore of Dreams reward enough? Though I am sure that at this point they want to collect evidence and you can still run the (hidden) Wisdom Saving throw. The Shore of Dreams is a lively place after all and I am sure everyone in the know will still try to distract the heroes as much as possible.

2] Unfortunately there is no plain text, though you should be able to quickly copy & paste the PDF in a text or similar word processing document.
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Jo K June 28, 2021 12:17 am UTC
** spoiler below

Does the second part of Thunderous Slam, impact each turn or just once?
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Florian E June 28, 2021 8:06 am UTC
Only once :) It will be already hard enough.
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Jo K June 01, 2021 8:42 pm UTC

So I need a clarification where is the party supposed to fight Pisca? Both of they have all of their gear and of they do not and are relying on stuff inside the dungeon.
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Florian E June 01, 2021 9:44 pm UTC
Hey there Jo, thank you for reaching out. There is no fixed boss room(so to speak) for Pisca and the text accounts for some permutations. Wether they have been captured by falling for a certain event, or found out what is happening on the island.

Drop her what feels right for the party and what you are going for. Heck, if you think the temple is too much for what you want, there could be a fight at the beach, with Pisca already having claimed a certain prize!

We've heard that a lot like to have a fight (if geared up properly), is in room T2 or T3.
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Marek J May 23, 2021 8:41 pm UTC
I have just finished DMing this adventure and it was a lot of fun. The artwork is wonderful, onyl I wanted to show players the various handouts as they were meeting the characters and all were wonderful, only in the case of Temerity, they sort of give away she's a possible antagonist (both her arts are really nice but one has her swinging a nunchaku and one puts her into a pretty action pose that doesn't really spell "I am an ordinary waitress"). There is also a small mistake in her statblock - her passive perception should be 15, not 12.
Nonetheless, this adventure is 100% worth it, thank you for the great work.
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Florian E May 24, 2021 5:34 am UTC
Thank you so much for your comment and the praise Temerity is also on the full cover art serving tables, meaning you can show her to the party without giving away the game ;).

Otherwise you could also show her dealing with some bar ruffians and drunkards unwilling to pay their tab ;).

Glad you and your party had fun though!
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Jo K March 29, 2021 6:11 pm UTC
Can you clarify what lv the party should be more for the adventure. Inside it said 4 to 5 PC behind 5th and 7th lv. My group has 5 PC if it helps. Leaning toward the midpoint of CR 6. Input though from those who ran it would be appreciated.
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Florian E March 29, 2021 6:20 pm UTC
First of all, thank you so much for purchasing Shore of Dreams. Yes, an APL (average party level) of 6 is the sweetspot. Depeding on party composition it can be done with an APL of 5, and an APL of 7 is more a surefire way. Though I want to stress the deadliness of the trap and the outcome of that pretty much depends on how quick the party can figure out a way to stop the trap in its tracks.
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Gabriel B March 06, 2021 2:14 pm UTC
Got this as a gift and really enjoyed it, ran it twice so far.
I'm interested in translating this to brazilian portuguese officially. How can I contact you guys?
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Florian E March 06, 2021 5:19 pm UTC
Hey there Gabriel,

thank you for your praise and reaching out so far. You can find our contact address at our social media profile. Please note that we currently have all available hands working on a new project and even deciding if we want to do another Shore of Dreams translation might take time for the whole team to decide on!
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Joseph G March 03, 2021 10:31 pm UTC
Is it possible to get this on POD? All I see is PDF. Thanks.
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Florian E March 03, 2021 10:39 pm UTC
Hey Joseph!

Shore of Dreams is indeed a Print on Demand title, however currently One Book Shelf (the parent company encompassing DriveThruRGP and other sites) are in the process of converting the files, as they recently removed saddle stichted options for perfect bound. The titles will return as Print on Demand, though only after One Book Shelf completed their work. I'm sorry for any inconvenience caused, though this is currently out of my hands.
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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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Johannes T July 02, 2021 8:24 pm UTC
Hi Steve. Did you share these maps somwhere? I'm running this adventure on Foundry VTT and it would be helpful ...
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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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