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A Poisonous Clover - A D&D Murder Mystery

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It’s 2am in the Grand Souk and for once, it’s quiet. Only a few stock-takers roam the empty alleys of the marketplace alongside a couple of drunkards finally leaving the only tavern there. As players drunkenly stumble into a nearby shop, they are shocked to find a dead body of a prominent businessman, Tifter Valeure.

This adventure set in Port Nyanzaru takes players deep into the city’s dark underbelly to uncover the details of Tifter’s shifty life, all under the watchful eyes of the untouchable merchant princes. With its information-driven story line and combat-lite encounters, A Poisonous Clover relies heavily on player roleplay to bring about an exciting investigation through the city. With very few stats involved, it can easily be transfered to almost any RPG setting, making it a useful resource for any DM hoping to create their own murder mystery.

 
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Jay G January 12, 2019 4:03 pm UTC
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I got around to running a Poisonous Clover and it went well but there were definitely also some learnings for me in it.

I ran it as conceived/discussed by the author which was as a one-shot but given the relatively limited scope my players problem solved their way through it relatively quickly. In hindsight (and if I had it to do again) I would drop the adventure into more of a sandbox structure where the PCs interacted with one or more of the NPCs from this adventure outside of the adventure proper so that there was both slightly more investment on my players' part and so that more backstory might have provided a few more 'red herrings'.

Overall the adventure itself did go to plan and was certainly well worth it's modest cost.
As I've typed this out I think I will definitely run this again (with a different group obviously) inserting the location and characters into a campaign multiple session ahead of the actual murder.
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Jennifer S January 12, 2019 5:41 pm UTC
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I'm so happy to hear it went well overall! What I really liked about this story was that it could be more of a sandbox easily dropped into an adventure. I've now run the game properly twice, and one group jumped at all the red herrings and took forever to find "whodunnit", but the other one got it relatively quickly. So whether there needs to be more red herrings I'm not sure! Thanks for enjoying the story!
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