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Deadly Stowaway


A one-shot 5e adventure set on the high seas. This adventure can be played stand-alone or dropped into any campaign. It's ideal for those occasions when your player's characters need to take an ocean voyage.

Your player's characters are not the only passengers on the ship. A group of priests are escorting the bodies of their fallen brethren back to their temple to be buried. Little do your characters know that these are evil priests and the coffins in the cargo hold do not contain dead bodies but horrible undead.

The pleasant sea voyage turns ugly when the evil priests and their undead minions attack.

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Fred H November 08, 2018 9:51 pm UTC
Are the files being updated? I don’t have the option to download it.
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GREGORY B November 09, 2018 12:16 pm UTC

Yes, there was some kind of glitch uploading an updated pdf and one of the techs deactivated the product. I had received an email notification of your question but was unable to respond with the product deactivated. I reached out to support and they resolved the issue late last night/early this morning. You should be able to download the file now.
I'm sorry for the difficulty. Please let me know if you have any further issues.

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Fred H November 10, 2018 2:42 am UTC
Thanks, it got resolved.
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Monkey Pus Infecton L November 02, 2018 8:56 pm UTC
A nice module for a one-shot or as a bridging arc in a campaign where a party has to transition from one key setting to another after a boss fight.

To keep the players guessing, the GM might want to add a McGuffin or two. A priest could be described as "pale and feverish," and attribute the death of their missions to a mysterious plague (the priest being sea sick, and one possible reason for the warding of the cargo hold being "plague.").

There could be a gambling table and at least one cheating gambler to keep the players distracted with sleight of hand checks and focused on trying to win the contents of a locked chest in the possession of a gambling passenger, etc. These additional passengers, surviving the fight on deck might add a nice layer of conflict and drama when trying to figure out what to do if the ship's crew is unable to continue sailing the ship.

A good one-off for Talk Like A Pirate Day -- consider the role playing possibilities.
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GREGORY B November 03, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Thanks for the comments. Those are good suggestions. I was planning on a few updates and I'll see what I can do to incorporate your ideas.
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This title was added to our catalog on October 27, 2018.