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The Contract: Replayable One-Shot for D&D 5e


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The Contract is a re-playable one-shot with 1,056 possible combinations. The DM rolls for key plot points like combat encounters and surprise endings; players roll at the beginning of the game for secret objectives that connect their characters to the story.

For 3-5 players with first-tier characters (levels 1-4).
Takes around 4 hours to play.

The Matriarch of a harbor town knows that tonight, something evil and powerful will come to kill her Heir. If the Heir lives, that enemy's power will be broken. If he dies, the town descends into violence and chaos. So the Matriarch hires a party of capable adventurers with a simple directive: "My Heir lives until morning." Can you survive the night?

This adventure is perfect for introducing new players to the game, beginning a new campaign, or just taking a night off your regular campaign.

Version 2 introduced new secret objectives, a new magic item "Sunder," and updated language to give players and DMs more options in playing the game.
Version 2.4 includes an updated "Additional Resources" section.

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Daniel B October 31, 2019 7:37 pm UTC
Any VTT versions of this?
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Lucas Z November 02, 2019 2:51 pm UTC
Not yet; I'll have to consider that for the next update.
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Clare M August 25, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Hi, can you tell me more about the plot points being determined randomly? Does the DM role for them? Do player decisions influence them? Thanks!
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Lucas Z September 01, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Sure! The DM rolls on provided tables for key plot points like combat encounters and surprise endings. Secret objectives connect the players to the adventure, and players roll for them at the start of the game.
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Lucas Z September 01, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
I've updated the description to make this more clear; thanks for your question!
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Sam M June 11, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
What level range is this?
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Lucas Z June 22, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
Thanks for asking! I optimized it for 4th-level characters, but it works for parties in the first tier of play. I've updated the description to say so.
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