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Cloaker - Monster Manual Encounters #20

Cloaker - Monster Manual Encounters #20


The latest in my ongoing Monster Manual Encounters series, the cloaker encounter is the first I've listed on the DM's Guild. Anticipate the other entries arriving on the site in the coming weeks, but for now, enjoy this encounter with one of the Underdark's more unusual monsters. In it, the party encounters a wounded dwarf who has been separated from his companions, and asks for their help finding his friends in a dangerous underground cavern...

Each entry in the Monster Manual Encounters series is a setting-neutral (but Forgotten Realms friendly) encounter designed to be dropped into any ongoing campaign with a minimum of fuss. The encounters are self-contained "micro-adventures" intended to show off the featured monster in a unique way, rather than being just another random encounter. Many adventures leave a few dangling leads the party could choose to follow if they wished, to give the DM an easy starting point for a longer adventure.

I started this series as a just-for-fun project with the artist who does the covers, Vorpal Pen (you can and should follow him on Twitter). Originally I posted the encounters to Reddit, but as of 2019 all new entries will be posted to the DM's Guild. While Vorpal explores the monsters artistically, I paint each creature in words - as such, these encounters feature more boxed text than many standard adventures - I promise not to be offended if you choose to mine the important details and drop the exposition.

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January 24th, 2019
This is a perfect fit for a quick and easy underground encounter. There are enough hooks to make it interesting and fun. A good amount of options are available to cover most ideas a standard party would come across. Great highlight for this monster. [...]
January 24th, 2019
Review of Monster Manual Encounters #20 Cloaker I like this excellent, short encounter! In this “random encounter” the PC’s come upon an Underdark group in distress, and face a monster. I'll let you guess which one. Spoilers ahead [...]
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