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Grim Grinning Gauntlet

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A 4-6 hour adventure for characters of 4th (or 5th) level, Grim Grinning Gauntlet transports the heroes from a spooky abandoned tavern to a unique domain of dread, presided over by a Ghostly Host who has been dying to meet you. Once they enter the Host's domain, they must battle their way through a gruelling series of encounters and out the other side, else their own souls will become part of his spectral spectacle.

Just in time for Halloween, Grim Grinning Gauntlet was inspired thematically by Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction as well as mechanically by classic hack and slash video games such as the Gauntlet series, and is meant to be played as a short, high-energy one-shot adventure.

Grim Grinning Gauntlet uses the Tarokka deck (or normal playing cards using the conversion rules from Curse of Strahd, included in the PDF) to randomize the encounters the players face within the Host's domain, meaning the adventure will (basically) never play the same way twice. In addition to the encounters, the cards are also used to generate random "power-up" effects to help the heroes survive the Grim Grinning Gauntlet and return to the mortal world, though on their return trip they should, of course, beware of hitch-hiking ghosts!

This adventure was originally written for and playtested at Portland's Orcs! Orcs! Orcs! Tavern Pop-Up.

Version 1.1 Update: Grim Grinning Gauntlet now includes the statistics for all items and creatures not featured in the core three 5th edition books. It also includes the rules for using playing cards to simulate a Tarokka deck as presented in Curse of Strahd.

 
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October 23rd, 2018
Great Hack&Slash adventure with interesting plot! The utilisation of the Tarokka deck makes it all the better! Its a good product for its price! [...]
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October 14th, 2018
COMBAT! If your group salivates like Pavlov's dog when you say "roll initative" and/or you need an easy prep night, get this pdf! I love the idea of the classic video game GAUNTLET brought to the table. It's done simply in this adventu [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on October 14, 2018.