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Rising Sands


A harrowing dungeon crawl for characters levels 6-8

The heroes have been captured by Alaethyria, a blue dragon caught in a centuries-old war with a mummy lord. With Alaethyria at their backs, the heroes must put the mummy to rest and escape the Tomb of the Defiler in this classic dungeon crawl for characters level 6 to 8.

What's Inside:

  • A single session dungeon crawl with unique puzzles and roleplaying opportunities.
  • Two original monsters.
  • A powerful unique magic item.
  • Detailed combat tactics and roleplaying hints for novice and experienced DMs alike.
  • An easily referenced map of the tomb drafted in a classic D&D style.
  • Choose from either a Full version with professional page layout and artwork or a Lite version for easy printing.

More from Christopher Walz:

The Midnight Revelry The Call of Atropus An Ogre and His Cake

 The Slumbering Shadow The Wandslinger's Guide for Eberron The Dragon's Heirs

Anthologies and Community Collaborations

Dungeon Tales #1 Storm King's Barrows Encounters in the Savage Wilderness Mordenkainen's Lost Notebook Khyber Khronicle #02

About the Author: My first memory of Dungeons & Dragons is picking up my brother's 2nd edition Monstrous Manual and looking at the pictures before I could read. I have been playing roleplaying games for over 13 years and am eager to share my adventures with you.

My DMing style seeks to provide real (often deadly) challenges for players. I feel this makes an adventure truly rewarding and leaves your players feeling like heroes. If we, as DMs, can achieve that then we have "won" Dungeons & Dragons. This adventure is hard. Your players will be challenged. At the end of the day, they will remember that time they barely escaped the Tomb of the Defiler.

Connect with me on Twitter @DMChristopherW!

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Nicholas R December 29, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
When I download the Full version, there isn't a cover page at all. Is this an issue with that file or should I be doing something differently?
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Christopher W December 29, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Hello, Nicholas!

Firstly, thank you for your interest in my work. Your support means a lot and is what keeps us independent writers doing what we do.

Not including the cover in the PDF was a deliberate choice to reduce the size of the file. If you like it, please email me at christophernwalz at gmail dot com.

Thanks again and I hope you have fun uncovering the Tomb of the Defiler!
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Christopher W March 06, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Hello, everyone! Thank you for your interest in Rising Sands.

I will be releasing a fully designed version of the adventure in the coming days. For an example of what that may look like, see the Full version of The Midnight Revelry.
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