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Curse of the Headless Horseman (A Halloween themed adventure)


An adventure for 5th level characters (Contains suggestions for levels 1st through 4th as well) with Halloween themes for some October fun.  As a side-quest it is designed to be used in just about any world.  The titular Headless Horseman was not designed after the Headless Horseman as previously found in Ravenloft of older editions.  However, the adventure is well suited to work as a Ravenloft adventure.

The adventure is 20 pages, with a custom legendary creature. The adventure's theme and ending allows for a DM to easily transistion their game to either the Shadowfell or Feywild.  Most groups will find the content will last one to two game sessions of ~3-4 hours each, depending how much optional content and combat is used.

There is Limited art padding in the adventure.  You may find this as a boon or bane.

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Michael G October 10, 2019 6:27 pm UTC
Hello, very interested in this one shot for my groups special Halloween session.
One question: Could I finish this entire one shot in a session lasting 4-6 hours?
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Shane R October 10, 2019 6:47 pm UTC
I believe when I took my group through it, it took them about 6 to 7 hours. However they went 'off script' breaking into houses for several hours. So results may vary.
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Michael G October 11, 2019 8:05 am UTC
Awesome, my group said they are okay with running it a bit later since it'll be our Halloween special.
Also, I have a group of 5 - I want them to struggle with it a bit and not blast through everything, not even go through fairly easily, but I want them to think they might die, what level would you recommend?
And thanks for quick reply!
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Shane R October 11, 2019 10:09 am UTC
Level 5
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Shane R October 09, 2019 2:02 am UTC
In honor of hitting Silver on the first sale of this year's October, I've put the document through large editing update.
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Sean P August 14, 2019 3:29 pm UTC
Information about failing the Dex check to get the "Ring of Rhyming" is missing. It describes what success is and then says "Failure" and then moves on to describing what the item does.

Other than needing an editing review for spelling and grammar, this is a pretty solid adventure that leaves it open for the DM and players to work it through as they wish. I'll leave a review once I've run it this weekend.
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Shane R August 15, 2019 2:14 am UTC
Hi, I appreciate this and any feedback you might have after you run the game.
I believe the intent for failing to get the ring was to follow the same rules as failing to get the apple. Which I shall fix in the next version.
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Tyrone M November 02, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Not a comment about the module but a comment for those of us who use miniatures. Ral Partha sells a headless horseman mini!
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Brad T October 01, 2018 12:00 am UTC
This has my interest but my players are not at 5th level. Can the encounters be adjusted for lower levels and not lose any of the gaming experience / story or is it a hard minimum level?
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Shane R October 01, 2018 12:35 am UTC
I don't have any hard conversions listed for lower levels in it yet, but I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to adjust. The biggest change would be the horseman himself. If you dropped his AC, and ignored some of his abilities it could work out. I might updated it with various conversions when I get a chance.
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Shane R October 05, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
I've updated the adventure with suggestions on running for lower leveled characters.
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