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Heart Hunt

A horror-themed murder mystery for 3rd-level characters

Exactly 13 years after the hanging of alleged serial killer Vick Valentine, the string of grisly murders suddenly resumes. Has Vick Valentine returned from the grave to continue stealing hearts, or is there something more sinister afoot?

Heart Hunt is a horror-themed murder mystery adventure designed for four to six 3rd level characters. You can expect this specific story to take anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on the number of players. The adventure features:

  • A time-keeping system designed to add tension and give life to Oak Street. As the characters explore and investigate the murders, the bells on the courthouse tome, possibly signalling a scheduled event.
  • Various clues in several locations that will lead the characters around Oak Street in search of the murderer and add depth to the experience.
  • Tips for conveying horror effectively in your games.
  • 2 new monster stat blocks.
  • Hand-drawn maps of Oak Street and its locations.

About the Author

Justice Arman is an Iranian-American designer based in Central Texas. Though he is a late bloomer to TTRPGs, Justice has been a Dungeon Master since 2013. In addition to his day job as a clinic manager, Justice works for Beadle & Grimm's Pandemonium Warehouse, where he contributes to products such as the Platinum Edition of Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus and the company's first-ever Gold Edition for Eberron: Rising from the Last War. His DMs Guild work includes Devil’s Advocate: A Guide to Infernal Contracts, Baldur's Gate: The Fall of Elturel, Baldur's Gate: City Encounters, and Step Right Up.


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Wade H June 01, 2019 4:25 pm UTC
Excellent! Justice offers a simply written, yet interesting adventure plot. It is easily adapted to any genre of role playing. He includes links to an article, "The Trajectory of Fear" by Ash Law. This short read will assist novice and experienced GMs alike in building tension around a horror story. Justice includes suggestions within the module for adding suspense using the article as a guide.

Definitely worth the dollar to invest in Justice and his writing. I found it a worthwhile read, knowing full well I will probably never GM again. I was worth it just for the pleasure of the read.
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Justice A June 01, 2019 4:29 pm UTC
Thank you for your kind words, Wade. I'm glad that you enjoyed the read!
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Brian R November 08, 2018 5:19 pm UTC
I was able to work this adventure into my campaign a couple of weeks ago, and my party of four level 5 characters loved it. Thank you!
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Justice A May 21, 2019 8:34 pm UTC
Glad you liked it, Brian! I'll be posting an update sometime this week based on the feedback I've received. I'll also be uploading improved maps - a much needed addition, in my opinion!
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This title was added to our catalog on October 07, 2018.