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D&D Solo Adventure: Tyrant of Zhentil Keep (Fantasy Grounds)

D&D Solo Adventure: Tyrant of Zhentil Keep (Fantasy Grounds)

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This is a Fantasy Grounds VTT Module!  For the PDF version click here.

5e Solo Gamebooks presents Tyrant of Zhentil Keep by Paul Bimler, a 160+ page solo adventure for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. This adventure is designed for one 3rd-level PC of any race or class, without a DM. Tyrant of Zhentil Keep continues the narrative of The Death Knight’s Squire (the first solo adventure in this series) but can be played as a standalone also. It follows the story of your PC as they continue their journey across Faerun, a lone adventurer wandering wherever the wind takes them. Eventually, it takes them to Zhentil Keep in the Moonsea Region, a strange city, full of secrets. There they begin a quest which takes place over two books, this being the first one, part 2 being Citadel of the Raven (scheduled for release early 2018).

Tyrant of Zhentil Keep is a mini-sandbox in gamebook form, with multiple sidequests and locations to explore. Everything leads towards a central story arc that becomes clearer as the book progresses. Where Death Knight’s Squire had a clear-cut mission at its core, this adventure is pure exploration at first, similar to how a game with a Dungeon Master might commence. The nature of your quest becomes clearer as you advance, collecting snippets of information and encountering various NPCs and locations. The adventure builds upon The Death Knight's Squire in several ways, introducing new combat sheets and sidequests!

Gamebook News called The Death Knight’s Squire “An exciting new interactive format for lovers of fantasy gamebooks and roleplaying.”


I ran through this last night… it was a ton of fun!

Allen D.

The writing (superb), maps, and overall presentation are excellent… for me, any future chapters/modules will be an automatic buy.

Tim C.

It was challenging at points, which as a player of D&D I was looking for… its replayability is great though.

Matthew M.


Tyrant of Zhentil Keep is a fun choose-your-own 5e adventure with tons of variety. As soon as I was finished, I wanted to go through it again to see what I’d missed.

Kristina Chun

There’s something here for everyone. Every class, every playstyle. And you literally can’t do it all in one go. This book provides so many thrilling encounters and intriguing stories that it demands that you replay again and again.

Shayne Rodrigues

Tyrant of Zhentil Keep is part one of a two-part quest, however, it is playable as a stand-alone adventure. It can be played as DM + 1, DM +2, dual PC scenario without a DM, and there are rules included for running it as such, and ideas for converting it to a full campaign.

At just under 500 entries, the adventure has numerous possible routes, ensuring high replayability. This is something that has come back repeatedly during playtesting. There are multiple sidequests and encounters throughout the adventure. There are even audio files embedded in the pdf which provide sound fx and ambient backgrounds relevant to the area you are adventuring through!

What really sets this module apart, however, is that it only needs the addition of you, the player, for fun to commence. So what are you waiting for? Pick this bad boy up and get D&Ding now!

And keep an eye out for Citadel of the Raven, part 2 of the quest, scheduled for release earl 2018. Please follow 5E Solo Gamebooks if you wish to stay informed of new releases.

Attention Non Fantasy Grounds users!

Ever wanted to TRY Fantasy Grounds?  This adventure is fully compatible with the DEMO version of Fantasy Grounds!  Just go to, download the DEMO, and load this up!

I HIGHLY suggest you read the tutorial and play the example campaign (it's a couple of encounters).

Then you'll be ready!  Enjoy!

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Greg P March 04, 2018 7:33 pm UTC
I have some feedback, in the form of bugs in the mod. What is the best way to report them to you without providing spoilers?
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Rob T March 04, 2018 8:56 pm UTC
Hey Greg. If it's technical (i.e. Fantasy Grounds error) you can email me at rob DOT twohy AT gmail DOT com. If it is STORY related, that will need to go to the author. Email me either way.
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